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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.

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