Sirona: One number, many services
Since 1 April 2020 there has been one number for people needing to access adult community NHS health services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
0300 125 6789
Clinicians can use this number to refer people into community health services, no matter where they live in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. This includes GP urgent referrals that require a response within 2 hours. Patients or their representatives can also use this number as a Single Point of Access.
Drug/ Medication Authorisation charts for District Nurses, LARC etc
In IUC, the following forms may be required to support community teams to administer medications. The forms can be completed electronically and emailed- they do not require a physical signature. Please always include your professional registration details (GMC/ NMC number). Sadly they cannot be uploaded to EMIS.
For end of life medications
- BNSSG End of Life Community Anticipatory Prescribing form (non-Covid)
- BNSSG COVID-19 End of Life Anticipatory Prescribing form (Covid-specific)One filled out please email to either: – firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org , please liaise with the Shift managerFor non-end of life medications (these can also be completed remotely and emailed to Sirona)
- Community Prescribing Sheet for SOUTH GLOUCS patients
- Community Prescribing Sheet for BRISTOL patients
- Community Prescribing Sheet for NORTH SOMERSET patients
- Community-Prescribing-Sheet-for-INSULIN-for-NORTH-SOMERSET-patients – Editable
- The way in which Sirona care & health has organised its adult services to deliver the vision for the Out of Hospital Model has changed, but the way you refer to our services has not.
- We have created Integrated Network Teams (INTs), which will be working closely with you, through Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), working and aligned to the Primary Care Networks (PCNs).
- The Integrated Network Teams are teams of professionals working together to deliver wrap around care to support people to live in their own homes, including care homes, as independently as possible.
- The teams include community nurses, therapists, paramedics, support workers, advanced clinical practitioners, community pharmacists and administrators.
- This is an 8am to 8pm service for people requiring planned and unplanned care and rehabilitation post discharge (Discharge to Assess Pathway 1). The Out of Hours service continues to support individuals on this caseload requiring urgent treatment overnight, e.g. palliative support and catheter blockages.
- The urgent care services (previously coordinated by Rapid Response) have become our Locality Acute and Reactive Care (Domiciliary LARC) service, which is supported by Advanced Clinical Practitioners in Urgent Care (ACPUs). This service will support people to avoid admission to hospital wherever possible, as we know the best place for people to recover is as close to home as possible. It sits within the urgent care offer of our Integrated Care Approach and will work in an integrated way with the INTs.
- For those who require it, the service will offer a two hour domiciliary response between 8am to 8pm, seven days a week, which will harmonise the existing two hour response time across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) and take place in the home.
- It will be for people, many of whom have complex needs, to receive a comprehensive rapid assessment and diagnosis and treatment if necessary, with onward care planning. It will be part of our Same Day Urgent Care offer, aimed at stabilising an individual’s condition, preventing an unnecessary hospital admission, and enabling them to stay as close to home as possible.
- The service will operate alongside our Integrated Network Teams (INTs), working closely with Specialist Advice and Support Services (SASS) and other community support networks. LARC services will work in partnership with services provided by Local Authorities, Primary Care, Voluntary Care Services and other community health and care providers.
- An individual can be referred by a GP or health care professional to have an assessment carried out at home. Following assessment, there will be regular monitoring, care and support by our INTs or admission to hospital if needed. Care for those with complex needs will be coordinated by Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings involving health and social care professionals within the locality.
For more information about Sirona:
- Twitter and Facebook: Search ‘SironaCIC’Alternative keywords: drug chart, community, prescribing, end of life, electronic