Advanced Clinical Practitioners – are specialist clinicians who are highly trained to examine, assess and prescribe medications. They work closely with the doctors to provide a high standard of medical care. You maybe
offered an appointment with an ACP as an alternative to a doctor. They are trained to a masters degree level and are able to treat a wide variety of illnesses and conditions.
Practice Nurses – provide a wide range of services including travel health advice and vaccinations, injections, pill checks, health checks, cervical smears and chronic disease management.
Healthcare Assistants – are important members of the team supporting the nursing staff and doctors. Their services include blood samples, blood pressure testing, ECGs, glucose tolerance testing, assisting with minor
operations and health checks.
Clinical Pharmacists – are highly qualified health professionals, who are specialists in medicines and how they work. They work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines.
This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks. All pharmacists are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Physician Associate – Are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors or work autonomously to provide medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. They can
- take medical histories from patients
- carry out physical examinations
- see patients with undifferentiated diagnoses
- see patients with long-term chronic conditions
- formulate differential diagnoses and management plans
- perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
- develop and deliver appropriate treatment and management plans
- request and interpret diagnostic studies
- provide health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients.
First Contact Physiotherapists – help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. They can assess
• All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
• Problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bones, eg tennis elbow,
carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
• Spinal problems including lower back, mid-back and neck pain
• Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, eg pins and
needles or numbness
• Post-orthopaedic surgery (may differ between localities).
We are a training practice involved in the training of future General Practitioners from medical students to qualified doctors at different points in their career.
- We train doctors who have completed their hospital based training and are spending the final years in General Practice working towards their final GP exams(ST3).
- Junior doctors at earlier stages of their career. They are qualified doctors in clinical training who have completed a medical degree and are undertaking their second year of foundation training (FY2). All junior doctors work under the supervisor of a senior doctor.
- Medical students typically undertake a five-year undergraduate course to become a doctor. This usually includes two years studying basic medical sciences, followed by three years of more clinical training during which they work in GP surgeries under the supervision of a GP or in hospitals under the supervision of a consultant.
All Registrars/Trainees have full access to patients’ medical records. This is essential for the purpose of training and patient care. The strict rules of confidentiality are adhered to at all times throughout the whole practice.
We have the services of community psychiatric nurses who are involved in helping people with major and minor psychiatric illness together with stress-related problems. Arrangements are made after seeing your doctor
Our health visitors are nurses who specialise in family and public health, promoting health in all age groups. They advise on pre-conceptual care, pregnancy and family planning, child development, nutrition and immunisations. They assess the elderly and refer to other agencies. They promote continence and assess for treatment.
Counsellors are available for patients who are referred by the GP and who require an opportunity to discuss these issues that disrupt our daily lives, and now need to be explored with a trained counsellor in a totally confidential setting