Children's Nursing Care at Home

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to the service?

GPs who need to refer a patient in to the service, should contact the service directly, using the contact details on this page in the first instance.

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Children's Nursing Care at Home

Types of patients regularly seen

The Children's Community Nursing service provides nursing care to children aged 0 to 18 years who have an identified nursing need. We offer community visits to children, young people and their families across Shropshire.

The service co-ordinates and manages packages of care for children and young people with complex health/nursing needs to maximise their opportunities and reach their full potential by providing:

  • Direct nursing care and treatment
  • Monitoring and review of care and treatment plans
  • Symptom management for life-limiting/life threatening conditions through to end-of-life care and support
  • Training, advice and support to the family and/or carers to enable them to continue providing on-going care
  • A resource for other professionals working with your child for information and advice on specialist/complex nursing care

The service operates Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 18:00 and provide care to four specific groups:

  • Complex health needs
  • Long-term conditions
  • Palliative care
  • Short term and acute care