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Community Children's Nursing Service

Community Children's Nursing Service


Contact details

Telephone: 01604 523896

The Service is available from Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) 08.00am - 6.30pm


The Community Children's Nursing Service (CCN's) is a team of experienced children's nurses working in the community setting, providing care to the following group, who have nursing needs which cannot be met by universal services.

  • Children aged 0-18 years (though we may consider 18-19 year olds with learning disabilities under some circumstances.)
  • Children who are residents in the South of Northamptonshire.
  • Children who are registered with a GP in the south of Northamptonshire, who have a GP who is part of the Nene Commissioning Group.


Children who meet the criteria would include those who are:

  • Children who have palliative/end of life needs.
  • Enterally fed
  • Have Oxygen requirement
  • Require suction
  • Have a Tracheostomy
  • Require saturation monitoring
  • Requiring nebulised therapy
  • Require medication by injection (training provided to parents/carer)
  • Require post-operative wound care/catheter removal
  • On going management of MACE, when a 'button' is in situ
  • Have a ileostomy/colostomy/Urostomy
  • Have a pressure ulcer.

(Please note the above are examples and not a definitive list)

The Community Nursing Team



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