Community Matron Team
Our Community Matron Team consists of two Matrons and an experienced health care assistant.
We look after those who are frail in the community, offering advice and support to the patients and their carers. We support and assess those with memory loss, depression and anxiety, those who are bereaved, those who may find mobility difficult and we try to help our patients access the care that they need. We aim to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital by securing the support in the community. We also work with carers at the practice to advise and support them in the work that they do. Our team supports patients in the long-term so they feel safe and feel comfortable calling should they need help. However this is not an emergency service as there are times when the role is not covered.
Karen Russell Community Matron works on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 8 am – 4pm
Elaine Liburd Community Matron works on a Thursday from 9am – 5pm
Maggie Skinner HCA works on a Monday and Tuesday from 8am – 2pm
The district nursing team are based at Newport Pagnell Medical Centre and also care for Kingfisher Surgery patients and Willen@NPMC.
The team consists of experienced nurses who specialise in providing a wide range of care in the community. They visit all patients requiring nursing care who are unable to access care at the surgeries.
Their aim is to support patients to enable them to stay in their own homes. They do this by assessing what care is needed and then co-ordinating and delivering that care. They also provide a high level of support to the many residential homes and sheltered accommodation in the area.
You can contact the nurses by ringing the medical centre on 01908 611767. The team consists of the following nurses:
Community Nurse Team Leader:
Deb Gordon - Responsible for the management of the team and long-term conditions
Senior Community Nurse:
Paula Shanks - Lead for wound care, joint responsibility for cancer and
Kay Timmins- Lead for mentorship of students
Community Staff Nurses:
Natalie Mackay, Kirsty Green, Debbi Gjelseth and Nicola Hudson
Community Health Care Assistants:
Jo Service and Donna Middleton
District Nursing Service
- The District nurses visit patients who are strictly housebound and for medical reasons are unable to attend the Medical Centre for a Practice Nurse appointment.
- District Nurses are not an emergency service, in case of an emergency please contact your GP or dial 999.
- All patients referred for continence promotion are entitled to an assessment. Continence is the aim, with continence products used only as a last resort if other appropriate treatment is unsuccessful.
- Any member of the team may visit patients – this may include staff members that reside locally and bank staff.
- All packages of care will include health promotion, supporting the service’s overall aim of encouraging greater independence and well being.
What District Nurses Do
- Provide care for housebound patients only
- Referral to other agencies if appropriate
- Complex Assessment of health needs
- Wound assessment
- Acute and Chronic Disease Management
- Health Promotion
- Palliative and end of life care
- Promotion of self-care whenever possible to enable independence
- Administration of treatment using specialised nursing equipment and medication
- Provide community leg 11 services
- Prevention of hospital admissions
- Promoting early hospital discharges
We have a group of midwives called the ‘Willen’ team. Together they aim to provide you with quality care and support during your pregnancy, birth and post-natal period.
As babies can arrive at any time, they aim to provide cover for each other. However, if you cannot contact Lisa please contact the labour ward at Milton Keynes Hospital on 01908 660033.