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Integrated Primary Care Teams (Brighton and Hove)

Formerly known as District/Community Nursing.

We work closely with your GP to help you get the care you need. We'll:

  • Review your health condition, assess your needs, agree with you a health action plan and help you care for yourself.
  • Provide care to you wherever you live.
  • Ensure you get the health services you need, such as education and advice, medicines and continence services. For some services you'll need to go to your GP surgery - if you can.
  • Work with all specialist teams to ensure you get the right care, from the right people, with the right skills, at the right time.
  • Work with social services to ensure care plans and support packages meet your needs.

We provide care to:

  • People aged 16 and over.
  • Who are registered with a GP in Brighton & Hove.
  • Who have a long term condition or who are frail or elderly and housebound.
  • A long term condition is a health a condition that cannot be cured but can be managed with therapy and/or medication.

Teams provide:

  • Advanced physical assessment skills
  • Independent prescribing and case management.
  • Care co-ordination.
  • Nursing staff.
  • Allied Health Professionals.
  • Community medication review pharmacist.
  • Generic support workforce.

Practice Development Facilitator for End of Life Care

The Practice Development Facilitator is in an educational and development role working to ensure that community practitioners have awareness of the practice and principles of End of Life care to enable them to ensure best practice at a local level and effectively manage the care of individuals on their caseloads. I offer local (Brighton and Hove) support, advice, information, education and help to those working alongside individuals facing end of life.

I can support any individual or team working with adults in health and social care including:

  • Primary Care
  • Community NHS staff
  • Domiciliary care providers

I am able to provide:

  • Learning and development covering a range of end of life care subjects
  • Joint education for health and social care professionals-interactive workshops, bespoke training on specific aspects of end of life care to meet specific needs e.g. McKinley syringe driver workshops
  • Working alongside community staff to increase their knowledge and expertise around palliative and end of life care
  • Telephone advice and support
  • Signposting to other disciplines and services

You can contact me about:

  • Any question about end of life care
  • For support with implementing and/or using end of life care tools i.e. Advance Care Planning (ACP)
  • If you think you may benefit from support with training around aspect of end of life care
  • If you are having difficulty with any aspects of Advance Care Planning or end of life care
  • If you would value training or support for end of life care

Contact the Practice Development Facilitator for End of Life Care:

Heather Jacobs and Angie Woods
Practice Development Facilitator for End of Life care
Hove Polyclinic, Nevill Avenue, Hove BN3 7HY
Tel: 01273 242006

Coverage

Brighton, Hove

How To Access

Referrals can be via a GP, other health professional or by self referral to Integrated Primary Care Teams as explained in the Integrated Primary Care leaflet

Contact Details

Lynne Allen
Clinical Nurse Manager
2nd Floor, Arundel Building
Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove, Brighton
BN2 3EW
Tel: 01273 696011 ext. 3663

Opening Hours

8am and 8pm every day of the week including weekends and Bank Holidays. Outside these hours please contact NHS 111.

How to find us

This service is provided in patients own homes.

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