community health staff

community health staff

An NHS term for health professionals who provide community health services.

Community health staff
(1) Nursing and medical/dental staff whose primary role is to provide community health service:
• Community consultant specialists
• Clinical medical and dental officers
• Dental support staff (dental surgery assistants and dental hygienists)
• Community nurses (health visitors, district nurses, community midwives, community psychiatric nurses, community mental handicap nurses, school nurses and family planning nurses).
(2) Other medical or nursing staff whose contracts specify a volume of community health service workload either on a constant or rotational basis.
(3) Professions allied to medicine (PAMs) whose contracts specify either full-time community health service or a mix of hospital or community service: podiatrists, clinical psychologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers and speech therapists.
(4) Any other health professional not employed by an NHS Board who is contracted to provide the community health service.
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HOSPITAL and community health staff at South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust are preparing for winter pressures on local NHS services by getting immunised against flu.
Project activities include: (1) providing 3,000 vulnerable households with cereal and vegetable seeds, as well as agricultural tools; (2) providing vouchers to 1,500 vulnerable households that have experienced crop failure; and (3) training eight community health staff and 22 staff from local partners on infant and young child feeding.
In the past 18 months they have handled more than 700 referrals, mainly from community health staff, social workers, GPs, James Cook University Hospital and council officers, as well as from voluntary groups and members of the public.
Templates for documenting child health assessments, immunisation schedules and monitoring long-term conditions are among the ways in which IT enhances the daily work of frontline community health staff.
We had meetings for the engineering and maintenance staff, allied health staff, community health staff, and while all this was being undertaken, Casemix was hot on the Government agenda.
For all NHS services in Wales, which includes the care provided by hospitals, GPs, dentists, community health staff and ambulance crews, an overall complaints increase of 11% has been recorded.
The services delivered by district nurses, health visitors and other specialist community health staff play a key role in developing better services for local people.
Other services include a GP surgery, community dental services, a resource centre for community health staff and a base for the Red Cross 'Home from Hospital' service.
The extra services include efforts to prevent homelessness and expand hours at homeless access centers; behavioral health and day shelter services for homeless youth; low-income energy bill assistance; services for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; and access to low-cost pharmaceuticals, community health staff and family planning.
The mobile access patient record system has been rolled out to more than 300 of Dudley South and Dudley Beacon and Castle Primary Care Trust's (PCT) community health staff, enabling real time access to patient records and allowing more time to be spent with patients.
Amicus represents 80,000 scientists, therapists, craftworkers and community health staff in the NHS, including laboratory staff, maintenance staff, speech and language therapists, psychologists, dental staff, health visitors, school nurses and mental health nurses.
A premiere performed by South Asian arts group Sampad was held this week for community health staff, including GPs and nurses, and seven public performances will be held at the end of the month.

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