Greater Peterborough Network

Ambulance Support

Location:

Patient’s Home

Service delivery:

Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:00

About the service:

The Ambulance Support Service was introduced in February 2022; The aim is for EEAST ambulance crews to be able to reduce time on site, by handing over care co-ordination of patients that don’t require transfer to a hospital to a member of the GPN team. Staffed by HCA’s with clinical oversight from a GP/ANP/Nurses, over 70% of patients were able to stay at home as a result of GPN interventions ranging from adjusting medication, referring to social care (Enhanced Response Service), to taking observational data and undertaking follow up welfare checks and ordering aids and adaptations for the home. 

What support do we offer:
  • Single point of access – we can coordinate with GP/ANP/HCA/ERS/NRS (General Practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Health Care Assistant/Emergency Response Service)
  • Prescriptions issued, collected and delivered same day
  • Venepuncture
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Urinalysis
  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Comfort calls, welfare visits & reviews
  • Wound Care
  • Ability to arrange short term care within 30mins and same day equipment ordering
  • Remote consultations with ANP/F2F GP appointments
  • Catheter care (subject to assessment)