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 this service?

GPs can refer directly in to the service. You should contact the most appropriate team that is aligned to your GP practice.

On this page you will find a useful download for Shrewsbury and North Shropshire that highlights which teams are aligned to which GP practices. Please note the Trust is currently working on a similar document for South Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin - in the meantime GPs should continue to contact their appropriate community nursing team as before.

Please also contact the service managers for any further advice or support.

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

Nursing Care at Home

Types of patients regularly seen

The care provided by the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust's interdisciplinary teams is for adults (over 18 year olds) living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin who are unable to travel to access specific health care services from their GP or other NHS health care providers.

Patients not seen by this service

We are not able to offer nursing and therapy for patients who are able to travel to a clinic appointment for assessment or treatment. This service does not see children - as there is a specilaist nursing team for children at home.

Frequently asked questions

If a patient can travel to a clinic appointment, can they still access your service at home?

Unfortunately not; if you are able to travel to your clinic appointment, the service will be provided there for you.