HMR Urgent Community Care Team (UCCT)

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Who is the service for?

Referrals can be made into the team from any heath professional. 

The service provides short term intervention by NHS and social funded support to adults in crisis in order to avoid hospital admission and help service users reduce risk and remain independent in their own home environment.

What does the service provide?

Assessment in your own home by an appropriate clinician within 2 hours of referral.

Short term specialist intervention and treatment.

Access to Intermediate care beds, short term home care provision and hospital diagnostics as required.

Signposting and onward referrals to other specialist services.

Who will patients meet while under your department/service’s care?

The UCCT is a multi-disciplinary service made up of the following professionals:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Community Practitioners
  • Advanced Practitioners
  • Trainee Advanced Practitioners
  • Allied Health Professions including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Pharmacy.
  • GP

When is the service available?

The UCCT operates 7 days a week. 08:00hrs - 20:00hrs

Where is the service provided?

The service is provided in patients own homes including residential and nursing homes within the HMR catchment area.

Department contact details

Telephone Numbers:

UCCT Office - Advice and Information 01706 517653 516502.

Referrals: Single point of access 0161 763 8525 (24/7)


Key staff/Consultants

UCCT Service Manager Wendy Antill