During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.
Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.
You can read some general NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB
If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111
Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.
We are a community nursing-based service which is nurse led and provides care in the Bassetlaw localities. We provide nursing assessments and care for patients with a physical healthcare need, are housebound or temporarily housebound and over 18 years of age. We visit patients at home or in Residential Care who are unable to leave their property on their own or with minimal support.
Our community teams usually comprise of a range of difference staff including:
Our teams work closely with Hospitals, GPs, Adult Social Care, Care Home Matrons, and other healthcare professionals/services involved in a patient care. We also work closely with Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Palliative Care Team, Continuing Healthcare and Specialist Health Care Professionals to provide care to meet a wide range of health care needs.
The service supports and encourages people with disabilities and long-term conditions to cope and recover their health problems to try and achieve the best possible quality of independent life.
Some of services we offer are:
GP’s, Hospitals, Healthcare professionals and Adult Social Care can also refer patients in.
Families, carers, and patients can self-refer into the service.
Once you no longer have a nursing requirement or when your needs can be more appropriately met by another service i.e. Practice Nurse we will discharge you into their care.
It will be the patient’s own responsibility to arrange transport to appointments with other services:-
If you are receiving visits from ourselves you will notice that there are many different uniforms worn by our staff. Here you will find a handy explanation of who wears what uniform and what their role is within the service.
Navy Blue with Grey Trim
Specialist Nurses & District Nurses
Navy Blue Tunic with Red Piping
Senior Staff Nurse
Navy Blue Tunic with White Piping or Royal Blue Tunic with White Piping.
Community Staff Nurse
Metro Blue Tunic with White Piping
Grey Tunic with Green Piping
Trainee Nursing Associate
Light Grey Tunic with Green Piping
Aquamarine with White Piping
No set uniform as yet
Our staff require a safe entry into your property and expect to work in a smoke free area, safe, and free from verbal abuse.
Our NHS Trust adopts a zero-tolerance policy. Any violence, abuse or harassment may result in treatment being withdrawn.
All uncaged animals must be contained i.e. shut away in another room or outside of the property as not to obstruct the nurses’ entrance or exit.
We require access to handwashing facilities and kitchen roll to dry our hands.
Please note that our nursing staff do not carry any medications or dressings. It is your responsibility to arrange delivery and collection of any items required for your treatment.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust offer help and support to families and carers. We are also lucky to work with some fantastic community services that can offer our patients, families and carers advice and support also.
Here are some links for access to support:
Nottinghamshire Healthcare Involvement Experience Volunteering
You may be a partner, friend, relative or neighbour or a young carer under the age of 18. Nottinghamshire Healthcare works in partnership with Trust staff and carers. By listening to and involving carers, we can provide better care for our patients and service users.
supports local families affected by cancer and long term health conditions in the Bassetlaw area. The following support and services are available now: Counselling & emotional support, Support groups, Courses & workshops, Exercise classes, Yoga Therapy and Befriending.
(Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service) Social Prescribing - The Bassetlaw Social Prescribing Service is managed by BCVS. The service helps patients who are socially isolated or frail to access services and activities provided by voluntary organisations and community groups.