Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

Community district nursing staff uniforms

If you receive visits from our team, you may notice that they wear a range of different uniforms. Here are the types they might wear and what that means about their role in the service.




Team leader

Navy blue tunic with grey piping

team leader

Specialist nurses and district nurses

Navy blue tunic with red piping

navy blue tunic with red piping

Senior staff nurse

Navy blue tunic with white piping or royal blue tunic with white piping.

Senior staff nurse

Community staff nurse

Metro (lighter) blue tunic with white piping

Community staff nurse

Nursing associate

Grey tunic with green piping

Trainee nursing associate

Light grey tunic with green piping

Nursing Associate

Health care support worker

Aquamarine tunic with white piping


Ward co-ordinators

No set uniform as yet





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