Community Macmillan Nursing Service

The Community Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists in Perth and Kinross have had specialist training in supporting people with life limiting illness.  Our service provides advice and support when patients’ and families’ needs are complex.

Use of the Service

This is particularly recommended when:

  • Symptom control is difficult to achieve
  • Emotional support is required if individuals are having difficulty in coping with their illness and its treatments
  • Further information is required to help with decision making  

Not all people with a life limiting illness will need a Community Macmillan Nurse.  Your GP or district nurse will assess your situation and discuss with you if referral to this specialist service is appropriate.

The responsibility for your care in the community remains with the patient’s GP and District Nurse.

Following referral to Our Service

Contact may be made by:
  • Telephone
  • Clinic appointment
  • An appointment within your own home

The Community Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist service is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.