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Hull & East Riding Community Health NHS trust

Name of Contact: Allyson Kent
Phone: 01482-343 125
E-mail: allyson.kent@herch-tr.nhs.uk

Description of Trust

The trust provides a range of health and social care services to people across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, a population of approximately 575,000. Over 2,500 people work for the Trust to deliver services in people’s own homes, in local clinics, health centres, local authority premises and schools to provide convenient care near to where people live.

Services include:

Children’s Services:

  • Asthma task force
  • Audiology
  • Barnado’s children’s disability team
  • Child development
  • Child protection
  • Community paediatricians and paediatric nursing
  • Learning disability teams
  • Plastic surgery dressing clinics
  • Portage
  • Supporting looked after children


  • Community dental services

Learning Disability Services:

  • Assertive outreach
  • Audiology
  • Bowel massage
  • Community teams
  • Epilepsy
  • Inpatient services include:
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Dual diagnosis (mental health and learning disability)
  • Forensic services

Mental Health:

  • Adult and older adult inpatient and outpatient day service
  • Arts in Health
  • Assertive outreach teams
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Day patient and community services
  • Inter-agency and multi-agency family support teams
  • Community mental health teams
  • Crisis assessment treatment and triage (CATTS)
  • Early intervention
  • Family therapy
  • Forensic services
  • Memory clinic
  • Mother and baby facilities
  • Prison health scheme
  • Psychotherapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social care
  • Youth offending team

Sexual Health:

  • Family planning
  • Genito-urinary medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • HIV testing, treatment and counselling
  • Psychosexual counselling
  • Referral for female sterilisation
  • Parentcraft
  • Social work support
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Well woman service
  • Young people’s information and advice centre

Specialist substance misuse:

  • Advice and eduation
  • Detoxification programmes
  • Harm minimisation
  • Individual and family therapy

Therapy Services:

Allied health professionals:

  • Art therapy
  • Drama therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Speech and language therapy


  • Faith and spirituality support

Continence service


Services to Aid Independent Living:

  • Equipment loans
  • Wheelchair service

Stroke Services

Infrastructure to support R&D

The Trust has an R&D strategy and an effectiveness strategy.

The Trust has established and supported a Nursing Research Support Unit in partnership with the University of Hull. Two research nurses were initially employed and the NRSU produced a consultation report and action plan. Due to cost pressures this was reduced to one post and the work of the NRSU is currently being evaluated.

The Trust also have established a multi-disciplinary Postgraduate Researchers Support Network for those staff undertaking or intending to undertake research degrees. There are currently six nurse members of this network.

Examples of clinically based research and development projects / activity that have made a difference to patients experience / outcomes

The Trust produces an annual directory of Innovations and good practice projects many of which are clinically based, nurse-led and make a difference to patients. I understand we have forwarded a copy of last years.

Some examples from this years are;

  • Coping Skills Enhancement Circuit
  • Implementation of 65+ Screening Programme for Previously Referred and Assessed Clients with Organic Difficulties
  • Evaluation of ongoing Medication Management Clinic
  • Coping with Voices Education Group
  • Client Perception of Staff Morale
  • Crisis Management and co-ordination
  • Non-clinical Fatigue and Pain Management in Occupational Health
  • Evidence Based Patient Information
  • Carers’ Group Evaluation
  • Total Bowel Management

Any internet links

Not yet. Contact Allyson Kent for more information