Community Nursing Team
There is a community nursing team that covers Massingham and Docking Surgeries. Their duties include visiting housebound patients of any age in their homes, giving practical assistance and care or offering professional advice. Each patient’s needs are assessed and the care/treatment is planned accordingly.
The community matron works and liaises closely with the GPs and community nurses to provide care and treatment to patients with chronic conditions and provides emergency care when needed.
Both surgeries have links to several health visitors who have special responsibilities for the health of children. They also work with individuals, families and communities to promote health.
Counselling is provided at the practice, by GP referral.
Short term counselling is effective in addressing specific life difficulties and enables the patient to make small changes, which may have a beneficial effect on the quality of their life.