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Community Children's Nursing Service

The Children’s Community Nursing (CCN) service provides a community nursing service for children and young people aged from 0-18 years of age who are registered with an Oxfordshire GP. The service is delivered 365 days a year from 08.00 - 17.00hrs. Respite care is provided…

The Children’s Community Nursing (CCN) service provides a community nursing service for children and young people aged from 0-18 years of age who are registered with an Oxfordshire GP. The service is delivered 365 days a year from 08.00 - 17.00hrs. Respite care is provided for children outside of these hours on a needs assessed basis. For children nearing the end of life a 24/7 service is provided. 

The Community Children's nursing service consists of several teams including:

  • Community Children's Nurse Team-Specialist Nurse’s visiting families with a child or children whose condition requires nursing advice and support in the community. The aim is to prevent or reduce hospitalisation for children and their families and provide nursing care in the child’s home and other community settings. 
  • Palliative Care Team : Supporting children and families at the end of their lives.
  • Special School NurseTeam- Children’s Nurses working in designated special schools across Oxfordshire. They have responsibility to enable all children to access education regardless of their health needs and to ensure that these health needs are met whilst in education.
  • Complex Care Team-The team includes Children's Nurse's, Health Care Assistant’s (HCA), Training Co-ordinator and a Play Specialist. The Nurse’s and HCA’s provide respite care for children with health care needs in community settings and their own homes. The Training Co-ordinator provides specialist training for carers in line with Shared Care Protocols. The Community Play Specialist uses play (including art and music etc) to help children and/or their siblings understand what is happening to them. The play specialist has expertise in supporting children with complex health needs and to children experiencing difficulties coping with medical procedures and treatments that may result in one or more of the following; changes in behaviour, regression, anxiety or fear.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Carol Blackwood
Contact Position
Operational Manager
Telephone
01865 902700
E-mail
ccn.team@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

Where to go

Name
Raglan House
Address
23 Between Towns Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX4 3LX

Time / Date Details

When is it on
7 days a week
Time of day
Open all year
Session Information
all appointments made on an individual basis.

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
0-18 years
Referral required
Yes

Additional Information

Providing services to
Children
Disabled children/young people

Notes

The CCN team offer a county wide service and is open to any child who is registered with an Oxfordshire GP and who has a specialist nursing need.

The service includes Community Children's Nursing which aims to reduce and prevent hospital admission.

Complex care Nursing Services

Palliative Care Team

Play Specialist

Special School Nurses in Special schools

Last checked on 01/08/2019

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

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