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Nursing Home Support Team Central District

We provide assessment and co-ordination of services across organisational boundaries to facilitate independence/self management and optimum health/quality of life.

We target patients with Long Term Conditions (LTC), who are high users of Primary and Secondary care.


Vallance Centre
Brunswick Street
M13 9UJ


Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (excluding bank holidays)

Contact Details:

Clinical Lead/Head of Service: Julie Harrison 07981 570224


Clinical Lead/Head of Service: Julie Harrison 07981 570224

Suzanne Curtis, 07811 464575

John Timmins, 07813 814411


Long term Conditions; End of Life; Palliative Care.


The service runs an open referral policy via the contact assessment form.

The patient is required to be a resident in Central Manchester area, and has a GP who agrees to continue to maintain overall medical responsibility for care.

The Nursing Home Support Team covers 9 Nursing Homes in Central Manchester.

The team follows the patient across geographic boundaries as some patients are registered with Trafford GPs.

The team are located at in four localities within Central Manchester.

Patients are visited in their own homes. If required patients will be seen whilst in hospital and in other PCT units such as intermediate care units.

Additional Information:

The team is made up of two Advanced Practitioners who have advanced clinical skills.

Service input involves supporting and educating patients and carers, proactively managing any health deterioration, carrying out medication reviews, following patients across boundaries with the aim of reducing length of stay in Acute Trusts.  Liaising and co-ordinating other services for the best interests of the patient.  All patients have an individualised care plan/management plan this is inclusive of an advanced care plan and use of the prognostic indicator tool and the thinking ahead documents.

The nursing home support team consists of two Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP).  They link in with the GPs across Central Manchester and cover nine nursing homes.

A full baseline history and clinical examination as appropriate to the presenting condition will be undertaken and documented for all patients within the Nursing Homes in Central Manchester.

An individualised care plan/Management Plan will be written and updated at each visit.

Patients who are considered to be entering the end of life phase and who require intensive daily support will be referred to the District Nursing Service and if required MacMillan nurses.

Awards / Recognitions:

Gold Standard Governance 2009 and 2010

Health Foundation Shine Award