The Care Home Effective Support Team offer weekly clinics in care homes, telephone advice and support to care home staff. The nurses within the team have clinical assessment skills to be able to diagnose and treat episodes of acute ill health in the care home.
Our nurses will support the care home staff in care planning to reduce where possible inappropriate hospital admissions. We can also offer guidance in advanced care planning discussions.
The care homes that the teams currently support have been identified by GPs, or the Clinical Commissioning Groups in the area. Any resident within these identified homes can be referred to the service. Referrals can come from the GP, the care home staff, family and the patient themselves.