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Community Children's Nursing Service (West) - NGH

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c/o Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Cliftonville, Northampton, Northamptonshire
United Kingdom

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The Community Children's Nursing (CCN) Service consists of a lead nurse, senior staff nurses, children's support workers, and a children's trainer and competency assessor. They provide a comprehensive nursing service to children and young people (CYP) who have nursing needs that cannot be met by universal services. This includes:

  • Those with acute or short-term conditions
  • Those with disabilities or complex conditions (including newborns and those requiring continuing care)
  • Those with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses (including those requiring palliative care) 

The team also offer competency based training programmes to support individuals in meeting the complex health needs of children and young people.

The CCNs provide care to:

  • Children aged 0-18 years
  • Children who are residents in south Northamptonshire
  • Children who are registered with a GP in south Northamptonshire (whose GP is part of the Nene Commissioning Group)

Children who meet the criteria would include those who are:

  • Children who have palliative or end-of-life needs.
  • Enterally fed
  • Have oxygen requirement
  • Require suction
  • Have a tracheostomy
  • Require saturation monitoring
  • Requiring nebulised therapy
  • Require post-operative wound care or catheter removal
  • Ongoing management of antegrade continence enema (ACE) procedure
  • Have a ileostomy, colostomy, or urostomy
  • Have a pressure ulcer

However, please note that these examples are not a definitive list.

How to Access the Service

Referrals are accepted from professionals via the Referral Management Centre (RMC).

West Northamptonshire
Additional languages
Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 19 years
Referral Route
GP or Healthcare Referral
Type of Service
Health Services
Eligibility Criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Age Range - Early Years
  • Age Range - Adulthood
Provider Category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
Special Needs
  • Medical Conditions
  • Physical Disabilities

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Last updated 17 May 2023