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Community Outreach Nurse

Riccarton Clinic, supported by Christchurch Primary Health Organisation, provides an outreach nursing service targeting under serviced high risk patients in addition to routine general practice services. The Outreach Nurse may be referred to you by your doctor.

The goal of the community outreach registered nurse is to successfully connect families and individuals to Riccarton Clinic’s programs and existing community resources to achieve their optimal health potential.

Community outreach registered nurses coordinate disease specific screenings, such as breast cancer, and cervical cancer screening each year.

The desire of each community outreach registered nurse is to empower all members of our community to enjoy the healthiest lifestyle possible.

The Outreach Nursing Service is an extension of our own General Practice and support us to do:

  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessments in the community

  • Diabetes Annual Reviews in the community

  • Immunisation recalls

  • Cervical screening recalls

  • Long Term Conditions Assessments and management in the community

 Outreach nurses can meet with you at a location that is convenient to you, for the following:

  • Health assessment which can identify your health needs

  • Provide health information to enable informed choices

  • Facilitate access to appropriate health providers

  • Provide support with specialist/hospital appointments

  • Self management skills

  • Smoking cessation

  • Accessing GPs appropriately

  • Medication Management

  • Assistance with reducing barriers to accessing health care

  • Cost

  • Transport

  • Use of Interpreters