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Care Homes Team

care-homes-teamTeam Vision

‘Committed to person centred, dignified, compassionate, safe and effective care in the right place by the right staff with the right skills working together all of the time.’

Team Members

Tracey Morrish – Team Manager

Rebecca Young – Nurse Educator Barnstaple and Fremington

Martine Butler – Nurse Educator Ilfracombe, Braunton, South Molton and Chulmleigh

Bridget Tait – Nurse Educator Bideford, Torrington and Holsworthy

Sarah Bishop – Paramedic Educator Bideford, Torrington and Holsworthy

Meg Hill – Occupational Therapist covering whole locality

Sarah Winfield-Davies – Nurse Educator/ Safeguarding Nurse covering whole locality

Jason Parnell – Paramedic Educator covering whole locality

Meloney Gravett – Nurse Educator covering whole locality

Matthew Stoneman – Administration support

Service Approach

To deliver a structured education and training programme which compliments existing statutory training to residential and care homes with nursing within Northern Devon.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To prevent avoidable hospital admissions from supported living, residential and nursing care homes within Northern Devon.
  • To reduce whole home safeguarding enquiries.
  • To support the delivery of excellent standards of care within care homes across Northern Devon through the provision of support, education and training.
  • To support the delivery of an exceptional client experience within Northern Devon care homes.

Core subjects that training is provided in are:

  • Prevention of pressure damage
  • Urinary tract infections and catheter acquired urinary tract infections
  • Management of urinary catheters
  • Infection control and hand washing
  • Skin care
  • Privacy and Dignity
  • Swallowing and prevention of choking
  • Dehydration
  • Management of diabetes
  • Management of Constipation
  • Pneumonia
  • Falls prevention
  • Importance of correct seating and Posture
  • Hoist use and sling insertion
  • Bed reposition and slide sheet use
  • Dementia
  • Sepsis
  • Documentation implementation support, including use of risk assessments

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To contact the team please email ndht.northerncarehomesteam@nhs.net