Here at TyneHealth we are privileged that our frailty nurse practitioners lead in the provision of enhanced healthcare services for older people living in care homes. Working in partnership with our colleagues in the care homes, local primary care networks and wider community services this service seeks to embrace a proactive approach to care delivery using the robust evidence base of comprehensive assessment and care planning.
Older people can have the most complex of needs and addressing these needs can be hugely challenging. Whilst there is a strong evidence base demonstrating that older people benefit most when they have access to multidisciplinary teams working within integrated services, it is difficult to find anything happening inside older people’s healthcare that has not been influenced by nurses.
Currently the Care Home Service operates in the North West area of North Tyneside as well as in the Whitley Bay area. If you or your family are registered with the following link GP practices in each area, then our team of nurse practitioners will be working alongside you, your family and care givers, with your GP, to understand your needs and facilitate excellent care delivery.
Our care home team work in two PCN areas – Whitley Bay and North West North Tyneside.
Dr Funmi Nixon provides GP support to the two teams across both areas, while our frailty nurses are linked with care homes in each PCN area, working together in locality teams to provide continuity of care to residents.
Below you can find a list of our Care Homes split by Primary Care Network (PCN) areas. Each care home is listed underneath the GP practice it links with.
Please note some care homes are shared between two GP practices therefore are listed twice. You can find full address and contact details for partner GP practices here.