There is a specialist team of health professionals working in our practice.
Here is a quick guide to what they all do:
- Healthcare Assistants: Support doctors and nurses with patient care including helping with blood tests, health checks and more.
- General Practice Nurses: Support people in managing their long-term conditions and medications. Provide vaccinations and medication injections, swabs, Smears, sexual health advice and much more.
- Physiotherapists: Diagnose, assess, and treat problems with muscles, bones, and joints, through supported exercising and stretching. Physiotherapists can also refer for x-rays, scans, and joint injections.
- Care Navigators (GP practice receptionists): Trained to assess and direct you to speak to the right person. The GPs request that they ask you some health-related questions to deal with your request appropriately.
- GP Practice Pharmacists: Provide information and advice about the safe and effective use of medications as well as monitoring progress.
- Doctors: Doctors in GP practices oversee patient care. They assess, diagnose, treat, and manage illness.
- Social Prescribers: Look at how illness affects all parts of your life and helps you get the support you need with day-to-day challenges.
- Mental Health Workers: Fully trained mental health experts can offer a consultation, treatment, peer support, or a referral to hospital teams.
- Nurse Practitioners: Diagnose and treat illnesses and ailments often focussing on minor illness or new conditions and prescribing medicines.
- Advanced Care Practitioners: Assess, diagnose and monitor complex conditions through examinations, testing and prescribing medicines. These are clinically trained staff who have undergone further training.