Children should only be admitted to hospital when the medical and nursing care they require cannot be given at home / community without real disadvantage.

Objectives
  • Improving and enhancing clinical outcomes
  • Work with partner organisations to prevent avoidable paediatric admissions
  • Staff are supported in their role and development

Hours of Service

09:00 to 21:00, 7 days a week
Bank holidays 09:00 to 17:00

Out of Hours

When the CCN Service is unavailable please ring 111 to access GP services.

In the event of an emergency ring 999

Areas we Cover

The team covers a specific set of GP practices, this includes Stafford, Stone, Cannock, Norton canes, Great wyrley, Cheslyn Hay, Rugeley, Handsacre, Armitage, Brereton, Penkridge, Wheaton Aston, Codsall, Brewood. If you are unsure if we cover your area please get in touch.

Referrals

Referrals are made by health professionals, including GP's, hospital staff, health visitors. Referrals are generally made by telephone, letter or fax. All children referred to the service must have a specific nursing need. The service provides care for children and young people aged 0-18 years if in full time education.

The service covers children and young people who live in South Staffordshire area and are registered with a South Staffordshire GP. 

Children's Phlebotomy Service

The children's phlebotomy service provides non-urgent blood tests for children in a Primary Care setting. The service is led by the CCN team.

All children are to be referred via GP or the Child Development Centre. The parent / carer are to be given the contact number for the community children's nurses, where they are able to ring and make an appointment. The clinics are held at Stafford County Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital. Blood forms must be completed by the requesting doctor and brought to the appointment. An anaesthetic cream should be applied prior to the appointment, this is obtained on prescription from the GP. All children must attend with an adult who has parental responsibility.

The Team

Kathryn Wilson, Clinical Lead

kathryn wilsonQualifications

Registered General Nurse

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

Bsc (Hons) Specialist Community Practitioner

Independent Prescriber

Msc Advanced Nurse Practitioner

 

I have worked in the CCN team since 1996. Previous to this I have worked on a general paediatric ward. I have a specialist interest in eczema and performance.

Alison Totty, Service Manager

alison totty.jpgQualifications

Registered General Nurse

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

Bsc (Hons) Specialist Community Practitioner

Msc Advanced Nurse Prescriber

Independent Nurse Prescriber

 

I have worked in the CCN team since 1996. Previous to this I have worked on a general and surgical paediatric ward. I have a specialist interest in eczema, professional development and palliative care.

Michelle Lyons, Team Leader

michelle lyons.jpgQualifications

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

Bsc (Hons) Specialist Community Practitioner

ENB 998

Independent Nurse Prescriber

ILM Leadership and Management

 

I have worked in the CCN team since 2005. Previous to this I have worked on a general paediatric ward and a hospital at home team. I have a specialist interest in oncology, service development and projects.

Helen Jones, Community Children`s Nurse

helen jones.jpgQualifications

Registered General Nurse

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

District Nurse Diploma

ENB 978

Community Nurse Prescriber

Physical Assessment Course

 

I have worked in the CCN team since 1999. Previous to this I have worked in the CCN in Stoke, Cystic Fibrosis Nurse, District Nurse, paediatric ward, gynaecological ward. I have a specialist interest in teaching, supporting and mentoring student nurses and clinical supervision for CCN teams.

Ellie Holland, Community Children`s Nurse

ellie holland.jpgQualifications

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

Diploma in Higher Education in Tropical Nursing

Mentorship

Physical Assessment Course

 

I have worked in the CCN team since 2010. Previous to this I have worked in primary healthcare in Uganda and for Medicine San frontiers in DRC, worked in general and specialist paediatric ward. I have a specialist interest in eczema and infection control.

Helen Price, Community Children`s Nurse

helen price.jpgQualifications

Registered General Nurse

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

ENB 998

Independent Nurse Prescriber

Physical Assessment Course

ILM Leadership and Management

 

I have worked in the CCN team since 2010. Previous to this I have worked on a general paediatric ward, oncology/haematology ward, high dependency unit. I have also worked at King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Saudia Arabia. I have a specialist interest in wound management, transition. I am the link nurse for infection control and for student nurses.

Hayley Minnard, Community Children`s Nurse

haley minnard.jpgQualifications

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

Mentorship 

Physical Assessment Course

Nurse Prescribing

 

I have worked in the CCN team since 2010. Previous to this I have worked on a general paediatric ward. I have a specialist interest in wound care and I am the safeguarding link nurse.

Vanessa Campbell, Community Children`s Nurse

vanessa campbell.jpgQualifications

Registered General Nurse

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

Mentorship

Physical Assessment Course

 

I have worked in the CCN team since 2014. Previous to this I have worked on a general paediatric ward, recently in a local children's hospice both in house and supporting children and families in the community.

Jaime Grist, Community Children`s Nurse

Jamie_Grist.jpgQualifications

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

Mentorship

Physical Assessment Course

 

I joined the CCN team in 2015 and worked previously on a general medical ward at Birmingham childrens hospital for 14 years

Interests gastroenterology

Gemma James, Community Children`s Nurse

Gemma_James.jpgQualifications

Registered Sick Children's Nurse

Mentorship

Physical Assessment Course

 

I joined the CCN team in 2015 and worked previously on a general paediatric ward with medical and surgical needs. Also on the acute assessment and high dependency unit.

Interests acute illness and respiratory

Karen Weaver, Community Children`s Nurse

Karen weaver.jpgQualifications

NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care

2 day Breast feeding course

 

I joined the CCN team in 2015 and worked previously on a general paediatric ward with medical and surgical needs and also an acute assessment unit. I have an interest in health promotion and breastfeeding problems.

Emma Brown, Secretary / Administrator

emma-brown.jpgQualifications

RSA Typewriting & Word processing, Stage 1 & 2

NVQ Level 3 diploma in Business Administration

 

I have worked in the CCN Team since 2016. I have worked in administration for 20 years. Previous role was in the prison services.

Children's Community Nursing Contact Details

Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

Switchboard number

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

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