Community Children’s Nursing West Essex

This is a specialist nursing service for children and young people aged 0-18 years (like district nursing) that have a nursing need that cannot be managed by any other nursing service.

The service accepts referrals for children and young people (0-18 years) with a variety of health conditions/needs that may be short term or for the whole of that young person’s life.

The service works with hospitals to try to facilitate early discharge where it is safe to do so and with local emergency departments to try to prevent any unnecessary admissions to hospital.

West Essex GP practices can refer to the service to try to prevent unnecessary referrals to hospital and work with the nursing service to jointly support the family to safely care for their child at home.

There are close links with local schools and Early Years settings to support the young person’s health needs whilst in that setting providing practical support, education & training of the staff involved where appropriate.


Who the service provides for

The service is for children and young people aged 0-18 years of age that have a nursing need requiring nursing care in the home or other community setting.

Children and young people must be registered with a GP in West Essex to receive this service.

Fill out the Refferal Form

Hours of operation

Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm every day including all bank holidays.

(Hours may be extended in special circumstances such as end of life)

How the service is accessed

Any health care professional can make a referral into the service.

A Children’s Community Nursing referral form needs to be completed.

Phone number

0300 247 0122

Operational locations

  • Epping
  • Harlow
  • Uttlesford


Kao Park 2
Hockham Way
CM17 9SR