Publicly funded NHS & social care services
Publicly funded NHS & social care services

Community Matron Service

Community Matron Service

Community Matrons are experienced nurses who work closely with GPs, District Nurses and other community based services such as therapists to help you stay as well as possible, for as long as possible. They are experts in assessing complex medical problems and supporting people who live with long-term conditions.

Who is this service for?

This service is for adults who are registered with a GP in the South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset areas.

How does this service work / what's involved in this service?

Community Matrons will work with you and your family to identify what care you require, and are closely linked with the other health professionals involved in your care. This means that after they’ve assessed your physical needs and designed a pathway of care with you, they can co-ordinate services to ensure care is provided as seamlessly as possible.

  • Act as clinical case managers developing a personalised care plan on the basis of the needs, preferences and choices of the patient with long-term conditions
  • Manage the patient journey proactively and seamlessly through all parts of the health and social care system
  • Deliver targeted health care so that housebound people remain healthier for longer, have a better quality of life and avoid hospital admission
  • Multidisciplinary working across boundaries and in partnership with secondary care clinicians and social services, for instance to manage hospital discharges
  • Undertake medication reviews, concordance and monitoring (including prescribing medicines)

How do I access this service?

You can either self refer using the contact details on the right of this page, or you can be referred by your GP or other healthcare professional. You will then receive an initial assessment by a qualified nurse who will work with you to identify what your health needs are.

What does this service cost?

This service is funded by the NHS and is therefore of no cost to patients.

In what areas is this service available?

We currently offer this service in the South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset areas.

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Locations

St. Martin's Hospital
Phone:
01225 831 400
Location:
St. Martin's Hospital
Clara Cross Lane
Bath
BA2 5RP
Open:
Office hours are:
Monday - Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm

Nursing support, care and treatment is available 24 hours, every day.

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