Our integrated community service provides care to patients in their homes and residential care settings across Derbyshire. Our teams are based in health centres, community hospitals and GP practices and work in geographical patches or localities eg High Peak, South Derbyshire.
An Integrated Community Team includes district nursing, community nursing, community therapy (physiotherapy and occupational therapy), community matrons, care co-ordinators, rapid response nurses, wound clinic nurses, end of life care nurses and in some areas specialist therapy (eg neurological physiotherapy) staff as well as healthcare support workers and administrators.
We also run specialist wound care clinics, falls prevention programmes and offer neurological physiotherapy clinics in Buxton and Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Our community matrons and care coordinators work closely with the GP practices in their locality.
Our rapid response nursing and therapy teams’ priority is to respond to urgent requests for interventions that will help keep patients in their own homes as much as possible.