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Specialist Palliative Care Team | Redbridge NELFT and Macmillan

The Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care team (Redbridge) works closely with health and social care professionals working in primary care such as GPs, district nurses and social workers.

We provide specialist knowledge and advice to support patients who have progressive and life limiting conditions. This may include holistic assessment, complex symptom management, psychological support and advice on maximising quality of life. We also support those who may be caring for a family member with a life limiting condition, offering advice and information on the other services that are available.

Not all patients with a progressive, life threatening illness will require intervention from the specialist palliative care team. Different levels of support are offered which include telephone advice and one off assessments to support other professionals in a patient's management. Some patients may require several visits to manage problems and when stable will be discharged; others, who have more complex problems, will require on-going support. The primary healthcare team, which includes the GP and the district nursing service, will remain the primary point of contact for all patients.

Our service supports and promotes good end of life care across NELFT and in nursing homes within Redbridge. We support training for the primary healthcare teams which enables them to build on their knowledge, skill, and confidence in providing palliative care.

Who to contact

Telephone
0300 300 1901
020 8430 8466 (fax)
E-mail
nem-tr.redbridgespecialistpalliativecareteam@nhs.net
Website
http://www.nelft.nhs.uk

Where to go

Address
Hainault Health CentreManford WayChigwellEssexIG7 4DF
Postcode
IG7 4DF

When is it on?

Time/date
Monday to Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Other Details

Ages
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and over
Referral Details

Referrals will be accepted from GPs and health professionals using the service referral form emailed or faxed directly to service.

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