Join a pioneering new team keeping people independent in Trafford

Trafford Community Response

Come and join a new team providing first class NHS care in the community to keep people out of hospital

Would you like to be part of a pioneering new NHS community care team, designed to keep people out of hospital and in their home? 

Trafford Local Care Organisation is the partnership organisation that provides NHS community health services to the people of the borough. We work closely with our partners in adult social care to do that.

We’re now creating a new service in Trafford called Trafford Community Response (TCR). TCR aims to reduce the need for people to go into hospital by wrapping expert care around them in the community. It’s made up of two main parts – Community Crisis Response and Discharge to Assess.

  • The Community Crisis Response team will work to respond quickly to keep people who are in a crisis at home with the right level of treatment and support from an expert multi-disciplinary team of professionals. This Community Crisis Response team will take calls from the ambulance service, primary care and even hospitals to respond to patients who would otherwise need to go to A&E and into acute hospital care. It’s our emergency service in the community, responding rapidly to keep people safe in their place of residence. The team will be made up of Advanced Clinical Practitioners, community nurses, social workers, pharmacists and therapists who will provide up to 72 hours of input.
  • When people do need to go to hospital, the Discharge to Assess team will support them to be discharged as quickly as possible people to remain independent at home and have their ongoing care and assessments at home rather than in a hospital bed. This team is also made up of health and social care professionals working together to provide assessments and interventions for up to six weeks.

Join the team and make a difference

It’s an exciting time to join this fantastic new service in Trafford. We’re looking for skilled, caring and ambitious staff to join us as we prepare to launch it in the coming months. We have fantastic opportunities in a number of roles as we redesign and strengthen some of our existing teams to provide this new service.

We are currently recruiting to the following roles:

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Working with us

Our NHS teams are employed by Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and deployed to the local care organisation so you will have the benefits of being employed by the largest NHS Trust in the country while working in a pioneering integrated community service.

What attracted me to working in the community response team – Shabana Jamil

“After over 20 years working in acute hospital nursing in critical care, I chose to join the community response team as I have a great interest in this field. It allows me to utilise my skills which I have gained from working in hospitals in an environment that’s right for me.

“I have been with the team for almost two months and am loving every minute of it. I feel I have time to talk to my patients and give them 100% of my attention. I enjoy being out and about and utilising my time effectively and love being part of a small close-knit team who are all very supportive of each other, as well as working alone.

“I look forward to coming to work and feel there are many learning opportunities to enhance my knowledge and skills further, therefore allowing me to be a better, and more all rounded practitioner, and ultimately benefit my patients.

“Community nursing is very different to working within the hospital setting and is a massive change for me, but so far I feel it was the best decision I made. I don’t think I could ever go back.”