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Community Nurses

District  Nursing Team is provided by Oxleas.

There is a team of District Nursing Staff attached to the Practice  with an out of hours rota providing a wide range of  Nursing care to housebound patients. Referal is by the Doctors/Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses and liason from acute hospital services when required at hospital discharge.

The community nursing team is made up of:

  • district nurses
  • staff nurses
  • healthcare assistants

Examples of care provided include:

  • assessment and management of complex, chronic and acute nursing needs
  • Advice on bladder and bowel control (continence management)
  • Medicine management
  • Wound assessment and care
  • health education and promotion
  • Advice regarding feeding
  • acute and long term conditions care i.e. diabetes
  • Palliative care (end of life care)
  • Post operative treatment and care

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

There are currently three health visitors attached to Barnard Medical Practice.

 
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