Description of activity
The nurse led clinic provides an integrated stoma care service for patients who have a stoma or about to undergo surgery for a formation of a stoma.
The service is for patients registered with a GP in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
The service provides four main activities for patients:
Information and advice for patient show have a stoma or who may be about to undergo stoma forming surgery
Treatment and management of stoma related complications
Psychological support and assessment on requirement for referral
Telephone advice, education and support for the local community and healthcare/social care services.
The Stoma Care Service accepts direct referrals from healthcare professionals, patients and their carers. Referrals for children with a stoma are also accepted.
The Stoma Nurses liaise directly with GPs and other services for feedback/further treatment advice as required by individual circumstances.