We work together with the District Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors to ensure our patients have access to a wide range of services. We do not employ these teams and they are not based at our Practice.
District Nurses provide care to our patients in the community, especially those who require support at home and who are housebound. They provide support, care, dressings, blood tests, catheter care and offer advice to carers.
They are also involved in providing palliative or end of life care alongside our local Sue Ryder Team
They are not employed by the Practice and work for Oxford Health
They can be contacted by ringing Oxfordshire Single Point of Access (SPA)
01865 903 750 8am till 8pm 7 days per week
Single Point of Access (SPA) – 01865 903 750
SPA is a simplified and efficient way to help patients access the community services they need. Staffed by a team of experienced clinicians and administrators, the SPA team will:
• evaluate the patient’s needs using the information provided
• link with the provider services to discuss the referral and an appropriate action plan
• liaise with the referrer to agree the action plan
• hold the role of “care co-ordinator” until all referrals have been made and the action plan completed
What services can be accessed via SPA?
Single Point of Access is supported by an extensive range of community health services which work to support patients in the community. The types of services that can be accessed via the SPA are:
• Community Matron Service
• Community Therapy Service e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy
• District Nursing Service
• Falls Prevention Service
• Hospital at Home
• Long term/end of life care
• Specialist community nursing
• Speech and language therapy
Antenatal Care and Midwife
The Community Midwife team provides a comprehensive service of antenatal and postnatal care for patients and believes in providing choice and information for all
Website link: Maternity | Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Berkshire Hospital has now gone live with a self-referral form for pregnant women to request their first midwife appointment (in addition to still being able to book by telephone if required)
The form can be translated into 10 languages making it accessible for all
To book an appointment with the Midwife please contact them directly by booking online
Or complete their online form, click here Booking Appointment Request Form (office.com)
Or by ringing the Community Midwife team on 0118 322 8964 and choosing option 1.
The Chiltern Villages Health Visiting team is based at Sonning Common Health Centre and cover the Sonning Common, Goring, Woodcote and Nettlebed areas.
The team offer a health visiting service for all children under five and their families and are available Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
They will contact the family of any child under five years registering with the Practice.
Appointments can be requested for any aspect of health, behaviour or development that a parent might want to discuss. e.g weaning, toileting, feeding, behaviour, parenting support
For any concerns or questions about the health of your child/children, please contact the health visitor Parentline by texting Chat Health on 07312 263081
They will respond to you directly and offer signposting and support as needed
The direct dial telephone number for appointments is 0118 972 1610 and email address is: [email protected]
Our website address is: http://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/hv
Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist public health training. They are trained in child development and protecting children. They are able to support you in pregnancy and will see you once your baby is born. They are also able to provide support and advice to you within our child health clinics and at any time until your child becomes five years of age. Their teams also include community staff nurses, nursery nurses and health care support workers.
Health visitors work to promote equal health opportunities, promote health and provide services to individuals, families and communities.