Using community matrons to target long-term conditions

Nurs Times. 2006 Jun;102(23):19-20.


The community matron is a new type of practitioner, one who is highly skilled and a specialist in community care and inter-agency working. It is considered that this new role will support new ways of working to reduce unplanned hospital admissions and support the most vulnerable people in our communities. The role is not simply one of coordination but will extend to undertaking clinical interventions, making referrals, prescribing medicines and requesting investigations.

MeSH terms

  • Case Management
  • Chronic Disease / nursing*
  • Community Health Nursing / organization & administration*
  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Long-Term Care / organization & administration*
  • Models, Nursing
  • Nurse Administrators / organization & administration*
  • Nurse's Role*
  • Patient Admission
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Professional Competence
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Social Support
  • State Medicine / organization & administration
  • United Kingdom
  • Vulnerable Populations