Measles Outbreak National Incident Declared

The UK is seeing a significant outbreak of measles. The UK Health Security Agency, which is part of the UK Government, has declared a national incident. You can read about the outbreak here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68028530 Two vaccinations are needed to fully protect you against Measles, mumps and Rubella. Measles is a highly contagious disease which is

Our wider practice team

Social Prescribers

People’s physical and mental health and wellbeing is influenced by a range of factors, including their housing, finances, personal relationships, and existing health conditions. Social prescribing is a way to connect people with community-based services, groups and activities that meet practical, social, and emotional needs that affect their health and wellbeing. It will also raise awareness and increase people’s active involvement with their health and their community. Social prescribing works for a wide range of people, particularly those with one or more long-term conditions, people who need support with their mental health, people who are lonely or isolated and those with complex social needs. SPLW’s give people time and space to focus on the question, “what matters to you?” and to assist in co-producing a simple personalised care and support plan which outlines the plan to connect people with community assets that meet their needs.

Dietitians

Our dietitians can help with a number of dietary problems such as weight management, allergies, irritable bowel syndrome.

Advanced Podiatrist

The practice has an advanced podiatrist who see patients with foot pain, pain below the knee and other feet related problems. Our advanced podiatrist does not provide toenail care.

Care Coordinators

We have a team of care coordinators that assist patients with cancer and frailty to ensure they get the best possible care available.

Prescription Hub

Our Patient focused ‘Centralised Prescription Hub’ consists of a competent and skilled team of Prescription Clerks and Pharmacy Technicians. They have access to GPs, Senior Clinical Pharmacists and Clinical Pharmacists who have the expertise in keeping people safe with their use of medicine. The prescription hub work as an integral part of the practice team, supporting clinicians in the preparation and management of repeat prescriptions as well as liaising with patients and community pharmacies about their prescription queries via the ‘Prescription enquiry line’. The prescription hub aims to improve the safety and quality of prescribing at the practice and to reduce the workload of the practice’s prescribers so they have more time available to consult with their patients.

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians are registered and regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) who play a vital part within the pharmacy team and the wider practice. They work under the supervision, direction or guidance of a Clinical Pharmacist. Our pharmacy technicians are highly skilled, and their training enables them to work methodically and procedurally, giving them a solid understanding of therapeutics as well as being excellent at escalating any issues that are beyond their competence. They also play a vital part of our prescription hub where they help with the screening of repeat prescription queries,  medicines reconciliation after discharge from hospital, clinical audits, high risk drug monitoring, and helping out in the long term condition clinics.  Our pharmacy technician led QRISK2 and cholesterol clinic is benefiting our patients widely and helping the practice manage and improve cardiovascular disease prevention.