Community Care

Healthcare in the community is provided among others by Community Midwives, Community Nurses, Health Visitors, MacMillan Nurses and Marie Curie Nurses.

Community Midwives

PregnancyMidwifeExaminationPregnancy ExaminationThe Practice has attached Community Midwives who provide ante-natal and post-natal care for patients. The midwife is normally the first contact for patients who become pregnant and they will co-ordinate care up to and following birth. The doctors will provide support when special care is required or a need to refer to hospital. The delivery of ante-natal and post-natal care is called shared care between your surgery and the hospital. The health visitor will offer support and advice following birth.

Appointments for booking maternity services and antenatal clinics may be made at reception. Patients should make their first booking appointment with the midwives at 7-9 weeks to discuss maternity care and antenatal options including ultrasound scans. There are three Community Midwives attached to our Practice, Alison Benton, Sandra Cussons and Victoria Hawkins.

Community Nurses
The Community Nursing team provide nursing care to patients in their homes. During periods of short and long-term illness they will visit you (and your family if appropriate) to discuss and plan the care you need. They work closely with your GP and other local specialist nurses, eg, Macmillan nurses, and also therapists, podiatrists, Social Services, support workers and voluntary services – who may contribute to your care. The nurses can obtain specialised equipment, including continence products, to help with daily living.
The Community Nursing Team provide a comprehensive care package to housebound patients, chronic disease management, wound care and treatment. They also provide advice to patients recently discharged from hospital and the terminally ill.
The Nursing Intervention Team co-ordinator and manager is Wendy Wetton. She is responsible for a team of Community Nurses and Health Care Assistants.
This dedicated team of skilled nurses provide high quality nursing care 7 days a week.
The team provide a diverse variety of nursing services which includes:

  • Health Promotion
  • Wound and Leg Ulcer Care
  • Continence assessment, care and advice
  • Palliative and Cancer Care at home
  • Pain and Symptom Control working together with GPs
  • Bereavement and Family Support
  • Complex Wound Care
  • Total Holistic Care Of patients and carers at home

Ring 01754 767554 to contact the Community Nursing Team and to access these services.
Jane Whiteside, Angela Ostler, Kat Merifield, Caroline Smith, Debbie Scott, Rosi Wood, Sally Belton, Claire Storry, Tracy Means and Wendy Wetton – The team is led by Clinical Team Leader and Queen’s Nurse Tracy Means.

Health Visitors
HVLogoHealthVisitorLogoTheir role is to promote child health. They are qualified nurses or midwives with special training in child health and health promotion.
The Health Visitors within Lincolnshire Community Health Services will provide a high quality family centred public health service. They work with individual children, young people, families, schools and communities to improve health and tackle inequality.
Through a unified and consistent approach Health Visitors will plan and deliver services which promote the health of children, young people, their families, the school community and the whole community.
All staff within the Health Visiting team work jointly together with other statutory and voluntary agencies to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people.
The Skegness Family Health Team 0-19 Years, attached to the surgery consists of:
Health Visitors : Liz Day, Jacky Noble, Jenny Walter, Tina Morris and Philippa Woods
School Nurses : Fiona Rivers, Katie Jones and Amanda Baron
RGN (Registered General Nurse) : Fran Hibbert
APP (Assistant Practitioner Parenting) : Laura Maher
CNN (Community Nursery Nurse) : Jodie Panrucker and Sara Benge
TAP (Trainee Assistant Practitioner) : Jill Blackbourn
CFSW (Children & Families Support Worker) : Kerry Wattam and Hanna Walker
HCSW (Health Care Support Worker) : Timothy Laverton
Health Visitors & School Nurses are trained nurses before they specialise in their profession. The main focus of the team is families of 0-19 year olds, but we are also available to provide a wide variety of advice and support to all patients registered at Beacon Medical Practice.
Health Visitors deal with a variety of matters. Listed below are a range of issues that Health Visitors will be able to help you with:

  • Advice
  • Advocacy
  • Behaviour management
  • Child health development
  • Child protection
  • Concerns regarding feeding and eating
  • Lifestyle management advice
  • Postnatal depression support
  • Sign posting to appropriate services
  • Childhood sleeping problems support
  • Day and night time bedwetting (school age)
  • National childhood measurement programme
  • Hearing tests (school age)

You can access our service by attending one of our drop in clinics as listed below:
Baby Health Clinics: 0-4 YEARS
Surestart, Brunswick Drive, Skegness, Tuesdays 14:00-16:00 & Fridays 10:00-12:00
Child Wellbeing Clinics: 2-19 YEARS
Surestart, Brunswick Drive, Skegness, Thursdays 15:00-16:00
Teenage Drop in Session:11-19 YEARS
Connexions Building, Skegness, Tuesdays 15:00-16:00
Breastfeeding Support Group:
Surestart, Brunswick Drive, Skegness, Tuesdays 13:00-14:30

Alternatively contact us on 01754 763081 or follow us on Facebook under Skegness Family Health Team

Macmillan Nurses
MacMillanLogo200x80Macmillan LogoFor many people affected by cancer, Macmillan nurses are a valued and trusted source of expert information, advice and support – free of charge.
All Macmillan nurses are registered nurses with at least five years’ experience, including two or more years in cancer or palliative care. They complete specialist courses in managing pain and other symptoms, and in psychological support.
Macmillan nurses are usually employed by the NHS and their posts are funded by Macmillan for a set time, often for the first three years. After that time, the long-term funding is taken up by the NHS or other partner organisations.
The nurses work in NHS hospitals and the community, and aren’t usually associated with private health care. They do not undertake routine nursing tasks, but if you need this kind of support, there are other nurses who can help.
To get support from a MacMillan Nurse you’ll need to be referred by your GP, your hospital consultant, a community nurse or a hospital ward sister. Don’t hesitate to ask them if there are Macmillan nurses available in your area.

Marie Curie Nurses
MarieCurieLogoMarie Curie LogoMarie Curie Nurses provide high quality care to people with cancer and other terminal illnesses in their own homes. They can offer practical and emotional support for patients and their carers.
Marie Curie also run a rapid response service in which nurses go in to a patient’s home at short notice in a crisis.