District Nursing Service

Nursing in the community/community care setting

What is district nursing?

The District Nursing Service provide professional nursing assessment, care, advice and support in the community/community care setting for all age groups, including:

  • those who need nursing intervention to prevent any deterioration in their condition or unnecessary admission to hospital
  • facilitation of early discharge from hospital
  • palliative/terminal care patients and their families/carers
  • promotion of healthy living and advice if required or requested, for example weight management, exercise, alcohol intake, smoking and safety in the home
  • patients with complex needs, with physical disability, or with long–term conditions
  • support, teaching, education, training and advice for carers.

The district nurses will encourage and assist you towards self-care through a programme of rehabilitation, provision of – or advice on – essential equipment and services which are available.

About district nurses

The district nurses are part of a team working along with GPs, health visitors, practice nurses and many specialist nurses across Angus. They also work jointly with Local Authority, Social Work, Early Supported Discharge/Prevention of Admission Team, Hospital Staff, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, Support Groups, Crossroads, Continence Advisory & Treatment Service, as well as many other agencies and can provide access or referral for services where appropriate.

View a list of our district nurses.

Making contact

The District Nursing Service operates from 8am until 10pm on a referral system basis for anyone who requires professional nursing assessment and/or care within their home or community care setting. To access this service please phone 01307 468889. One of the team will then contact or visit you to assess your needs.

Your nursing plan of care, dressings and other equipment will be left for all the team to use. Please keep them together and in a safe place.

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Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am - 6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.scot