Healthcare in the community is provided by organisations such as Community Midwives, Community Nurses, Health Visitors, MacMillan Nurses and Marie Curie Nurses as well as many others.
Pregnancy Examination – The Practice offers its facilities to Community Midwives who provide ante-natal and post-natal care for patients. The midwife is normally the first contact for patients who become pregnant and they will co-ordinate care up to and following birth.
The Community Nursing team provide nursing care to patients in their homes. During periods of short and long-term illness they will visit you (and your family if appropriate) to discuss and plan the care you need. They work closely with your GP and other local specialist nurses, eg, Macmillan nurses, and also therapists, podiatrists, Social Services, support workers and voluntary services – who may contribute to your care. The nurses can obtain specialised equipment, including continence products, to help with daily living.
The Community Nursing Team provide a comprehensive care package to housebound patients, chronic disease management, wound care and treatment. They also provide advice to patients recently discharged from hospital and the terminally ill.
Ring 01754 767554 to contact the Community Nursing Team and to access these services.
Health visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with special training in child health and health promotion.
All staff within the Health Visiting team work jointly together with other statutory and voluntary agencies to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people.
Health visitors are available on 01754 763 081.
For many people affected by cancer, Macmillan nurses are a valued and trusted source of expert information, advice and support. The service is free of charge.
To get support from a MacMillan Nurse you’ll need to be referred by your GP, your hospital consultant, a community nurse or a hospital ward sister.
Marie Curie Nurses provide high quality care to people with cancer and other terminal illnesses in their own homes. They can offer practical and emotional support for patients and their carers.
Marie Curie also run a rapid response service in which nurses go in to a patient’s home at short notice in a crisis.
Skegness and District MS Society
You don’t have to face MS alone. We have over 250 local groups around the UK, offering friendship and support whether you have MS yourself or care about someone who does.
Find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline (England only)
NHS urgent mental health helplines are for people of all ages.
You can call for:
- 24-hour advice and support – for you, your child, your parent or someone you care for
- help to speak to a mental health professional
- an assessment to help decide on the best course of care