District nursing

The district nursing service provides domiciliary nursing service to anyone over the age of 18 within the registered practice population.

This includes assessment, referral, care planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.

Specific nursing services include:

  • Admission avoidance
  • Bowel care
  • Catheter care
  • Diabetic care
  • Domiciliary nursing care for hospital discharges
  • Leg ulcer service
  • Maintenance injections
  • Management of long-term conditions
  • Palliative care
  • Specific preventative care
  • Wound care.

Re-ablement is short-term support designed to help people become as independent as possible. In traditional social care, someone would visit and do these tasks for the person, however, re-ablement provides support with personal care or with preparing a meal – so people can learn (or re-learn) important tasks on their own.

Community matrons

Community matrons provide advanced clinical assessment and intensive case management (co-ordination of care) for  patients who have more than one long-term condition such as diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, arthritis and many more conditions.
Community matrons also support the families of people with long-term conditions.

The Community matron will:

  • Provide information regarding your health and social care choices
  • Make a full assessment of your needs taking into account your views
  • Help reduce duplication of services by liaising with other agencies if required
  • Help co-ordinate services
  • Advise on the long term management of conditions in conjunction with your doctors
  • Link with the hospital services should an admission be required to ensure you can return home as soon as this is clinically appropriate.

 How does the care happen?

The community matrons can:

  • Offer support and assessment through home visits
  • Develop plans for your care to help you manage your conditions 
  • Enhance existing care to enable you to avoid a hospital admission when you can be safely cared for at home
  • Provide clear contact details for you to get routine and emergency help.

Your community matron will discuss the frequency of your visits with you. You will be given a contact telephone number and also any out of hours support number should you need this between visits.

Referrals are accepted from:

GPs and other members of the health and social care team.

Contact details

Community Matrons

St Neots

  • Almond Road
  • Buckden and Little Paxton
  • Cedar House
  • Eaton Socon Health Centre
  • Great Staughton
  • Kimbolton
  • St Neots Health Centre

T  0844 481 0089

St Ives and Ramsey

  • Spinney
  • Papworth
  • Cromwell Place
  • Old Exchange
  • Northcote House
  • The Orchards
  • Park Hall
  • Church Street
  • Moat House
  • Ramsey Health Centre
  • Rainbow

T  0844 481 0089


  • Acorn
  • Priory Field
  • Alconbury and Brampton
  • Charles Hicks
  • Roman Gate
  • Wellside Surgery

T  0844 481 0089


  • Parson Drove
  • Trinity Surgery
  • Clarkson and North Brink Surgery

T  0844 931 0045 (option 1)


  • Cornerstone Practice
  • Merchford House
  • Riverside Surgery
  • George Clare Surgery
  • Manea Medical Centre
  • Doddington Medical Centre

T  0844 931 0045 (option 1)

East Cambridgeshire (excluding Bottisham, see Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire below):

  • St Mary’s Surgery
  • Ely Cathedral
  • St Georges, Littleport
  • Haddenham Surgery
  • Priorsfield, Sutton
  • Burwell Surgery
  • Bottisham Surgery
  • Staploe Medical Centre

T  0844 931 0045 (option 1)

Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire

  • Histon
  • Milton

T  0844 620 0078

  • Bourn
  • Comberton
  • Cambourne
  • Eversden
  • Sawston
  • Linton
  • Harston
  • Shelford
  • Orchard Surgery, Melbourn

T  0844 620 0078

  • Cornford House/Haggis Gap
  • Queen Ediths Way
  • Petersfield Surgery
  • 281 Mill Road / High Street Cherry Hinton
  • Woodlands Surgery
  • Lensfield Road
  • York Street
  • Trumpington Street / Beverley Way
  • Bridge Street

T  0844 620 0078

  • Huntingdon Road
  • Chesterton Road
  • Cottenham
  • Over
  • Swavesey
  • Willingham
  • Bar Hill
  • Waterbeach

T 0844 620 0078

  • Nuffield Road
  • Arbury Road
  • Newnham Walk
  • East Barnwell

T  0844 620 0078

  • Bottisham
  • Brookfields Health Centre
  • Fisher Lane, Cherry Hinton

T  0844 620 0078

The page was last updated on 18 April 2018 by aji.kuriakose.


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