Description of the Community Connection Point (CCP) service
As non-medical prescribers with advanced skills in urgent care, we work closely with health and social care teams to support our patient’s preference for treatment and care in their own homes therefore reducing the need for hospital admission.
- visit referred patients within two hours of referral to undertake a full clinical, social and wellbeing assessment
- visit assessed patients up to three times per day
- are independent medical prescribers and can prescribe anything from adult British National Formulary
- take bloods
- canulate patients for IV therapy in and out of hours
- provide a vena puncture service seven days a week
- dip urine and MSU if indicated including sputum and wound 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 19, working out of hours and all bank holidays.
Who can access the service?
Any patient over the age of 18 whose primary condition is not drug, alcohol or mental health in nature.
How can people access the service?
Patients cannot self-refer, all referrals should be made from a clinician to the Single Point of Access via telephone.
If you are a referrer and would like more information on what we do and how to contact us please view our referrers information:
Where is the service offered?
Throughout St Helens – any patient who has a St Helens GP.
Single Point Access
Telephone: 01744 673800
Textphone: 18001 01744 673800