Care Home Support Team
Call 01872 303770 (7 days a week, 9am to 5pm)
Available for cirtual clinical advice and support, but also care setting visits when
approriate. This is a support service to enhance treatment led by the GP
Point of contact for care homes in clinical decision making and escalation
Interface with care home and GP including escalation and liaison with;
acute care at home team, geriatricians, out of hours, community coordination centres, district nursing team, speech and language therapy, end of life specialists, dementia liaison specialists, physio and respiratory teams.
Supporting care home staff with monitoring residents and vital sign observations, for example management of falls, urinary tract infections, chest Infections, COVID and COPD.
Support with oxygen therapy (not prescribing).
Provide care home staff with upskilling, learning and development to strengthen their resilience and readiness.