The Complex Care Team provide support to residents in care homes who are unwell with a minor illness or injury. The team also support residents in care homes after discharge from hospital and new admissions to the care homes.
The Complex Care Team is part of Bedfordshire Community Health Services (BCHS) and provides a service to residents in the North and Mid localities.
The team comprises of experienced nurses and senior pharmacists, with up-to-date evidence-based knowledge and skills, supported by a highly-skilled administration team.
The aim of the service is to empower care staff to improve the quality of care provided to residents and to avoid inappropriate emergency admissions to hospital.
Daily contact is made with care homes and clinical support and advice is offered with face-to-face assessments by the nurse or pharmacist is given as appropriate.
Resources for professionals:
Cough in Adults
Ear Drops Administration - Dec 2018
Covert Administration of Medication (Adult) Best practice guidance
Falls Referral Form
Guidance for Treatment of Minor Ailments with Household remedies - March 2017
Homely Remedies Toolkit - 2018
How to insert eye drops - March 2017
How to use a Spacer March 2017
List of Pharmacies - End of life care medicines and services
Norovirus updated Dec 2018
Palliative Care Injectable Medicines Guidance Version 5
Application of Medicated Skin Patches
Warfarin Summary Updated 2019
Referrals are only accepted from GPs and care providers.