Working in partnership with families, to provide nursing care to children and young people in community settings, to prevent hospitalisation.


  • Work effectively to become a cohesive and efficient team
  • Marketing of the CCN service further to team and geographical expansion, to increase the quantity and quality of referrals to the service
  • Staff development is planned and implemented to ensure the team is skilled to deliver the service.


Community Children’s Nursing - Information for Parents and Carers

Hours of Service

9am-8pm, Monday to Friday

9am-5pm, weekends and Bank Holidays

Out of Hours

When the CCN Service is unavailable please ring 111 to access GP services or use Accident & Emergency where appropiate.

In the event of an emergency ring 999

Areas we cover

The team covers a specific set of GP practices, this includes Burton, Stretton, Rolleston, Tutbury, Hatton, Uttoxeter, Handsacre, Armitage, Yoxall, Barton, Alrewas, Fradley, Tamworth, Burntwood, Lichfield, Swadlincote, Newhall, Church Gresley, Castle Gresley and Overseal. If you are unsure if we cover your area please get in touch.


We accept referrals for children registered with GP practices within the areas we cover (please see the section above).

In addition, we also take referrals for children just across the county border, registered with GP practices in South Derbyshire.

The Team

Heather Parr, Team Leader

Heather Parr.jpgQualifications

Registered General Nurse

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

ENB 998 – Teaching and Assessing

BSc (HONS) Community Health Nursing – Children's Route

Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing

Physical Assessment of the Ill and Injured Child and Young Person

General Certificate in Leadership and Management


I worked in general paediatrics at Burton Hospital for seven years before joining the team in September 1999. I took over the role of Team Leader in 2008, and continue to enjoy the challenge of meeting both clinical and managerial duties. My special interests surround benchmarking and standards, and service development.

Carol Allsopp, Community Children`s Nurse


Registered Nurse Dip HE – Child Branch

Practical Oncology Course

Physical Assessment of the Ill and Injured Child and Young Person

Pain Management Module

Infection Control Module


I joined the team in May 2006, after working on a general paediatric ward, followed by a short period in Paediatric Intensive Care at Leicester. My special interest is in infection control and I represent the team at Trust-wide meetings on this topic. I also work with the Paediatric link tutor from Wolverhampton University to carry out an annual audit of our workplace in its suitability as a student placement, and assist in interviewing for pre-registration nursing students.

Joanna Beard, Community Children's Nurse

Yvonne Malone, Community Children's Nurse

Charlotte Rhodes, Community Children's Nurse

Zara Salloway, Community Children's Nurse

Emelia Simpson, Community Children`s Nurse

Emelia Simpson.jpg


Registered Nurse Dip HE – Child Branch

Mentorship in Practice

Paediatric Practical Oncology – Supportive Care Module


I am the newest member of the team, joining them in May 2014, after previously working for eight years in general paediatrics at Burton Hospital. I especially enjoy the fact that this role enables me to work closely with families and give support to them through difficult times.

Lucy Willetts, Community Children's Nurse

Danielle Williams, Community Children's Nurse

Karen Barber, Admin and Clerical Support



RSA Typewriting and Word processing, Stages 1,2 and 3

Indian Head Massage and Reflexology (International Institute of Health and Holistic


Reiki Practitioner

Foot Healthcare Practitioner

I joined the CCN team as their first admin and clerical support in 2007, after previously working for health visiting, school nursing and district nursing teams in a similar role. My duties vary from data inputting and letters, to supplies ordering and anything else A&C related.

Community Children's Nursing Contact Details

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR


Switchboard number

0300 790 7000
(staffed 24 hours a day, every day)

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