|District Nurses (f)|
The Community District Nursing Team is led by a Community Matron, and manages a team of community nurses and health care assistants to ensure that care is appropriately planned and delivered to those who need it, particulary those who are housebound, or terminally ill, while ensuring that other family members and carers receive the help and support needed. They can be contacted via the Surgery, and messages can be left. Referrals to the service can also be made by the hospital and the out of hours Referrals to the service can also be made by the hospital and the out of hours service, DDOC, Devon Doctors on Call. The service is available between 08.30 and 17.00, with a Twilight service from 17.00 to 23.00, and DDOC can provide further care outside of these hours if needed.
|Health Visitors (f)|
The Health Visitor Team, is available to help with family needs and health issues. They specialise in the care of the under 5 years old, from birth to school years. They are particularly involved in monitoring milestones in children, working with parents in recognising childhood needs etc. They are particularly trained in child protection issues. If parents have any concerns, or want advice, or assistance, the health visitors are there to help. They provide Chatterbox + baby weight clinics, drop in clinics and Baby Massage (for babies 0 – sitting age) clinics by booked appointments.
|Community Midwife (f)|
Our Community Midwife and provides full maternity care to our patients in the community. She is employed by the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. Appointments are made through Reception for newly pregnant patients who will be seen by the midwife in the surgery at about 6 - 8 weeks. Further appointments with the midwife will be held in the local clinics. Your GP undertakes to share maternity services.