HIV community nurses are an expert team who have undergone additional training and development in all aspects of HIV and AIDS.
HIV community nurses are an expert team who have had special training in the conditions HIV and AIDS.
HIV community nurses are an expert team who have undergone additional training and development in all aspects of HIV and AIDS. HIV community nurses maintain a national profile therefore influencing HIV nursing practice. This is a community based, citywide service which manages a caseload of patients with co morbidities and complex needs who often do not meet criteria for generalist services. Care is delivered in the patients’ place of residence. Despite advances in anti-retroviral medication HIV and AIDS remain socially stigmatised, requiring sensitive and discreet, service delivery.
Liverpool is an area of high prevalence for HIV, requiring the team to actively promote and encourage uptake of HIV testing enabling early diagnosis. This improves outcomes, and prevents transmission. HIV tests are available to any Liverpool resident who has concerns about exposure to HIV. A more proactive approach is taken by the team to promote HIV to those at greater risk of acquiring HIV within under served communities. The nurses also provide Point of care tests (POCT).
Our aim is to improve patient outcomes by promoting standardised integrated best practice and offer support and leadership in the prevention, treatment and management of HIV and AIDS.
Hartington Road Clinic
Darran McAteer: HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist
Bob Downes: HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist
Michelle Mussard: HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist
Jillian Williams: HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist / Team Leader
Team email: email@example.com
Confidential Telephone Line: 0151 295 8650 (includes confidential answer machine)
Open referral system accessible by: General public, Healthcare Professionals, Social Services and the Voluntary Sector.
Referrals can be made with patient consent via ‘ICE’, phone, e-mail or letter - contact details can be found under 'Find Us'.
The Service is operational Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm (not weekends or Bank Holidays).
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