Community Connection Point - St Helens

Who we are
Our Community Connection Point (CCP) service has nurses with advanced skills in urgent care who work closely with health and social care teams to support patient's whose preference for treatment and care is in their own homes, reducing the need for hospital admission.

Specifically we:
  • visit referred patients within two hours of referral to undertake a full clinical, social and wellbeing assessment
  • can visit assessed patients up to three times per day
  • are independent medical prescribers and can prescribe anything from adult British National Formulary
  • take blood samples 
  • canulate patients for intravenous (IV) therapy (in and out of hours)
  • provide a vena puncture service seven days a week
  • take urine samples and swabs
  • monitor and manage pain
  • can loan nebuliser machines to patients whilst awaiting their allocation
  • can monitor warfarin and diabetic patients
  • manage, monitor and review medications in liaison with pharmacy teams
  • liaise with consultants at Whiston Hospital if a patient’s condition requires and always discuss their needs with the out of hours GPs if we are concerned
  • see anyone over the age of 18, working out of hours and all bank holidays.

Who is our service for?
Our service is available to any patient who is over the age of 18 registered whose primary condition is not drug, alcohol or mental health in nature and is registered with a St Helens GP. 

How to access our service
You can be referred to the service by your healthcare professional via the Single Point of Access team. Please be aware that we are unable to accept self-referrals.  

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Contact us
Single Point of Access
Tel: 01744 673800
Textphone: 18001 01744 673800