community matron


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community matron

A nurse in the UK who provides advanced clinical nursing care in addition to case management to an identified group of very high-intensity users—usually with long term conditions—through case finding.
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"You just can't imagine that now," said Sue, who went on to be promoted to community matron.
Their views on the community matron service: a qualitative study.
The aim of this research was to explore whether interventions of the Community Matron improve patient satisfaction with the care provided and prevent admissions and re-admissions to hospital.
Samantha, who is based at Fartown Health Centre, works for Locala as a Community Matron and is also a trained Advanced Medical Practioner.
"As a children's community matron, I've helped set up a new at-home service for young patients, similar to that offered to elderly people with nursing needs, with Walsall PCT which means parents and their children don't have to keep to-ing and fro-ing to hospital for feeds or regular treatments that can be done at home.
She is due to begin her role as a new-style community matron -- also known as an advanced primary nurse practitioner - a week tomorrow.
"We worked very closely with Mr Hoey's GP to ensure that he received the right nutritional supplements and he received visits from the community matron who visits the home daily.
This year's Nurse of the Year award was shared by Guy Ward manager Tamara Harries and virtual ward community matron Maggie Murray, who were both praised for their impact on the wards and colleagues at South Warwickshire Foundation Trust.
Caroline, who is also based at Oaklands as the community matron, said: "Hepworth is a beautiful place to live with a real community feel.
In Warrington, the community matron service has been developed from within the existing health visiting and district nursing services.
We were very pleased with the recognition given in Designed for Life to the role of the community matron in Powys.

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