We have a team of District Nurses, Auxiliary Nurses, Community Matron and a Community Cardiac nurse who are not based at the surgery but are linked to the practice. They aim to deliver a high quality service of care to patients in their own homes who are housebound. They visit patients to assess their needs, plan a system of care, implement this and evaluate this. The nurses also provide care for terminally ill patients and give support and advice to their families. They also refer to other agencies i.e. social services, chiropody, hospice, occupational therapist etc.