Chronic Care Co-ordination Service - Southport & Formby

We offer patients discharged from hospital, with long term conditions and or a high risk of re-admission into hospital, a 5 week pathway post discharge. 

The Chronic care team is made up of experienced nurses, who work closely with the GP, community matrons and other community services. We offer:

  • Health reviews via telephone consultations and home visits.
  • Medication advice and support.
  • Support and advice on social care issues.
  • Referral to other services as appropriate.
  • Symptom advice, enabling patients and their families/carers to recognise the early signs, symptoms and changes in health that indicate prompt action is required by them.
  • A clear and robust process to follow in seeking prompt advice and assessment at the time needed.
  • Patients are encouraged to call the Chronic care team if they become unwell or need advice so that they can be signposted correctly.

Community Matrons

The Community Matron Service provides care in the community to meet the health needs of individuals/families within the localities of Preston, Chorley & South Ribble, Southport & Formby and Blackburn with Darwen.

Community Nursing Single Point of Access

The Single Point of Access (SPoA) is provided for the Community Matron Service and District Nursing Service in Blackburn with Darwen, which will triage referrals to the relevant intervention as part of the stepped care model.

Discharge Planning Team

The Discharge Planning Team work for the District Nursing Service and Complex Nursing for Central Lancashire. All team members hold the Specialist Practitioner Qualification in District Nursing.

District Nursing

The District Nursing Service is available in Blackburn with Darwen, East Lancashire and Central Lancashire.

Nurse Led Ear Care Service

The aim of the Blackburn with Darwen Nurse Led Ear Care Service is to provide an easily accessible and responsive service for a variety of ear problems.

Out of Hours Community Nursing Service

The aim of the Out of Hours (OOHs) Community Nursing Service is to provide an easily accessible responsive service, which meets the identified nursing needs of individuals and their carers either within their own environment or at the Primary Care Unit.

School Nursing

Our service works with children and young people aged 0-19 years and their families or carers. We sometimes work with families before the birth of a new baby.

Special Needs School Nursing Service

The special needs school nursing service exists to provide skilled evidence based care to all special needs children and their families in the special school settings,  providing support for the parents, carers and school staff in meeting the health needs of children with complex needs 

Specialist Palliative Care Services (SPCS) Southport and Formby

West Lancashire, Southport & Formby Integrated Specialist Palliative Care Services (SPCS) workin alongside other health professionals in primary care, hospital and other care settings. We provide psychological support, symptom control, education, specialist palliative care to patients with far advanced, progressive, incurable, malignant or non malignant illness.

Tissue Viability and Vascular Service - Blackburn with Darwen

The Tissue Viability and Vascular Service is based in Blackburn with Darwen, and may visit you for a range of different reasons.

Tissue Viability Nurses (TVN)

Tissue Viability Nurses are available across Blackburn and Darwen and Central Lancashire.