Our community nurses are based in Greenstead and cover the surgery area. They provide nursing care to patients who are too unwell to leave their home or patients who have recently been discharged from hospital and are housebound. They work closely with the practice to ensure complete care from the medical and nursing aspect. If you need to see a community nurse, please speak to your GP.
Community matrons are experienced, skilled nurses who use management techniques to care for patients with a high intensity use of health care. By doing so, community matrons reduce hospital admissions, reduce stay in hospital, integrate elements of healthcare and improve patient outcomes. If you need to be referred to a community matron, ring 01206 518530 or speak to your GP.
Our community midwifery team see women for antenatal and postnatal care. Women can book appointments to see the midwife here at the surgery on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If you need to speak to your midwife ring 01206 742369.
We have counsellors working here at the practice and there is a limited budget for referrals. We also have student counsellors from Colchester Institute on placement here. If you need to see a counsellor, please speak to your GP.
GP Care Adviser
The GP Care Adviser is available to assist patients and carers with non-medical problems. They can provide information and advice on a range of subjects including:
- Welfare benefits (including help with the completion of forms)
- Equipment and aids in the home
- Care services/home help
- Telecare (helpline) equipment
- Voluntary and statutory organisations.
Patients can be referred to the Care Adviser by their GP/nurse or self-refer by contacting the surgery. If it is not possible for you to get to the surgery, the Care Adviser may be able to visit you at home.