Looking after you locally
At the heart of every community should be great community health and care delivered by a team who believe care isn’t just about treatment, but seeing every patient as a person.
We pay attention to the little things by providing support, showing compassion and being someone you can talk to, not just a uniform. It’s having a conversation that’s not about health and about being looked after closer to home.
We’re open for the 10,000 patients we see each and every day across our different services in Norfolk and Suffolk. That’s what makes us Outstanding.
Working for a NHS Community Trust is very different to working in an acute setting, but it is just as rewarding.
- You will play a key role in delivering more personalised care, closer to home. This element of the NHS is one of the most popular with patients and is vital in supporting patients’ recovery from illness and leading efforts on preventative and wellness services.
- Community health and care is the foundation of NHS services. Ninety per cent of contacts between health professionals and patients occur in the community or in patient’s homes.
- Working in a community role will provide you with the opportunity to develop a longer-term and more personal relationship with patients and carers, and other professionals.
My role varies from day to day and although I have now worked in the learning disabilities service for 19 years there are always fresh challenges.
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
I work as a chartered counselling psychologist within the learning disabilities service. After starting a family and reducing my hours to part time I undertook my doctoral training alongside my post, using my learning disabilities role as a clinical placement and doing other work outside of the trust to complete my studies. My role varies from day to day and although I have now worked in the learning disabilities service for 19 years there are always fresh challenges. NCH&C has a culture of warmth, friendliness and staff have a desire to do the job to the best of their professional ability, and overall a desire to always be patient centred.