Roles and Responsibilities

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.