SIngle Point of Reference (SPOR)

The Single Point of Referral (SPOR) service is joint Essex County Council and North East London NHS Foundation Trust initiative for residents of Basildon, Billericay, Brentwood and Wickford to:

  • prevent unplanned emergency admissions
  • reduce unnecessary admission to residential care
  • provide intermediate care in the right place, at the right time, by the right team
  • support carers.

The team includes:

  • advanced nurse practitioners (independent prescribers)
  • social workers
  • health care assistants
  • allied health professionals
  • administration support.

What the team can do for you:

  • provide a rapid health and social care assessment and treatment plan within 2 hours to prevent unnecessary admissions to hospital and long term residential care
  • coordinate a patients pathway/package into intermediate care services
  • to provide ongoing support to other primary care services to prevent further unplanned admissions to secondary/residential care.

Patient information

Contact our service in Basildon and Brentwood

Single point of referral team

Brentwood Community Hospital
Crescent Drive
CM15 8DR

Tel: 01277 695550

Opening times: 9am - 7pm, Monday to Friday
Saturday - Sunday (am-5pm) - contact SPA on 0300 300 1715

Service lead: Marc Rodriguera


Referrals will be accepted via telephone on the number above.

Nebuliser compressor

If you have been provided with a nebuliser compressor by NELFT, and you are experiencing a functional problem with this nebuliser e.g. it has become faulty, it requires servicing or you need to return the nebuliser, please email: or telephone 0300 300 1553.

If you are experiencing difficulties with how you should use the nebuliser that has been provided by NELFT, please contact Single Point of Access on 01277 695550