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.
Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.00 pm (excluding bank
Clinical Lead/Head of Service: Julie Harrison 07981 570224
Clinical Lead/Head of Service: Julie Harrison 07981
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Awards / Recognitions:
Gold Standard Governance 2009 and 2010
Health Foundation Shine Award