community health service

community health service

A service which provides patient/client (P/C) care in the community, including provision of medical/dental, nursing and allied health professional care to P/Cs in need, usually in the P/C's home or other residential setting, or community health premises.

Patient/client groups
People with an identifiable physical condition or mental illness or disability, expectant or nursing mothers, or people whose poor health mandates support services so they can continue to live in the community.

Health services
Preventive services, intervention or health promotion provided as a matter of public policy, targeted to P/C groups or provided in response to individual demand (specifically: breast screening, immunisation, child development surveillance, family planning and dental health services).
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A generalist community health service experiences increasing referrals with no additional resources.
Through such community awareness initiatives, we aim to educate the population and reach out to them because such diseases are mainly related to lifestyle issues which can be modified to prevent further health complications," said Seema Al Marzouqi, nurse in Community Health Service Section at the DHA.
She added: 'We need to have a very progressive and active community health service, fit for purpose to deliver a high quality preventative health service.
The committee researches the availability and advisability of incorporating dental services into its community health service.
Agency representatives should conduct critical incident stress debriefings immediately following an aircraft accident and coordinate with community health service providers to offer mental health counseling for families suffering from depression and emotional trauma.
While there have been some challenges along the way, we have gone above and beyond the contact to give the people of Suffolk the best possible community health service.
MORE than pounds 2,000 worth of equipment was returned to a community health service after an appeal for the return of unwanted items.
9% since 2010, while the number of hospital and community health service nurses fell by 3,411, or 1%.
Greeted by the trust's chief executive, Lorraine Lambert, the South Shields MP and former Foreign Secretary met with groups of hospital and community health service staff.
Kernow CCG Specialist and Targeted Children and Young People~s Community Health Service.
Locala, a community health service, is also based at the centre, mainly as a staff base for stop smoking services, school nurses, health visitors and administration services.
The retailer's Helping Hearts Award scheme celebrated surpassing pounds 500,000 in pledges to local charities recently and will give a share of the money to Whitley Abbey Primary School, Shysters Theatre company and Coventry Community Health Service in the city.

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