Community Nursing Services

Midwife Service

The midwifery service is provided by Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust; the Practice has an allocated midwife who sees patients at Yapton Surgery and at home.

Community Nurses

As part of the Primary Health Care Trust, the Community Nurses work in partnership with patients, their families, carers and other health care services.  The Community Nurses are NOT employed by the Practice.

For those patients who are housebound, our service offers skilled nursing care, advice and support.

This care includes:

  • Full Nursing Assessment
  • Care and support for those with terminal illness
  • Wound care
  • Continence issues
  • Bowel Care
  • Issues relating to prescribed medication
  • Advice on health promotion
  • Referral to and liaison with other relevant agencies

There are two teams, one covering Middleton and the other covering Yapton and Barnham

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Yapton Health Visitors

As from 1st November 2020- Weekly weighing and general baby welfare check clinics will reopen. 

These can be pre-booked by contacting the Arun and Chichester team on 01243 696011 extension 5267

Or email on 

Advice lines are open between 9am and 4.40pm Monday to Friday.