Clinical Nurse Specialists support people with complex medical issues, and facilitate the link between the medical field and the person and their support networks. It is important to ensure the heath needs are being supported in the community setting, as well as reactive or proactive health care is being sought.

A Clinical Nurse Specialist can assist by developing specific plans to support health care in the community, such as Epilepsy management, Complex Health Care or other specific areas of health management. The Clinical Nurse Specialist can also assist in ensuring health reviews are carried out, that medication reviews are undertaken or advise on other areas of complex health management.

The CNS plays an important role to link the medical professionals to the support networks of the person and ensure health is a priority area of care.