District Nursing Team
The District Nursing Team specialise in providing individualised nursing care and support for housebound patients in their own homes. Their role includes: expertise in wound care, nursing care following hospital discharge, assessing the loan of nursing equipment and co-ordinating the care and support of people who are dying, and their families. The service is available 24 hours per day but is not an emergency service. The District Nursing Team can be contacted on 01539 715200 8.00am-6.30pm. An answer phone will record your message if the nurses are not in the office. Outside of these hours please call 0300 30 34 365.
Kendal Integrated Care Community
Nurse Practitioner Alison Nicholson (left) and Care Navigator Trudy Brayshaw (right)
Kendal Integrated Care Community (ICC) was created in 2016 to help bring together local health and care professionals, GPs, the voluntary sector and the community to work as one team.
The focus of the ICC is to ensure that the people of Kendal are supported to improve their own health and wellbeing, and that when people are ill or need support, they receive the best possible joined up care.
The ICC helps empower people to take an active role in their health and wellbeing and supports people to manage long-term conditions, such as dementia, at home with the right support.
Kendal ICC works across organisations in the defined geographical area of Kendal and the surrounding parishes to improve the overall health and wellbeing of local people.
Nurse Practitioner Alison Nicholson, and Care Navigator Trudy Brayshaw work closely with the three Kendal GP Practices and their patients.
The Community Midwives are the first point of contact for patients that are pregnant, and their families. Midwives hold clinics every Thursday and Friday at our Muade Street Surgery.
Patients who are pregnant are advised to self-refer to the local Maternity Services (no need to see your GP first). To do this please complete a self-referral form online at www.uhmb.nhs.uk/maternity and a member of the maternity administration team will contact you within 5 working days to arrange your first appointment with the midwife. If you need to speak to a member of the maternity administration team or need help completing your online referral please call 01229 403838 (if you live in or around Kendal or Barrow area) or 01524 584130 (if you live in or around the Lancaster area). The lines are open Monday – Friday 09.00 – 16.30.
The Kendal Health Visiting team are based at Kinta House, which is next to our Helme Chase Surgery on Burton Road in Kendal, you can contact them directly on 01539 718155.
Kendal Primary Care Network (PCN)
We often work alongside the other 2 Kendal GP Practices, and in October 2019 we formed a ‘Primary Care Network’ (PCN).
Primary Care Networks (PCNs) form a key building block of the NHS long-term plan. Joining General Practices, to work together.
Dr Ed Clarke is the Clinical Director of the Kendal PCN, and Diane Barker and Angela Speak are the Social Prescribing Link Workers.
What is a Social Prescribing Link Worker?
Social Prescribing Link Workers focus on what matters to the person through shared decision making and personalised care and support planning. They connect people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support. Click on the link below for more information:
How do patients access this service?
Patients are referred to the Social Prescribing Link workers via their GP, Nurse Practitioner or Nurse, if they feel it is appropriate.