General Practice: Meet the Team

There are a range of professionals working alongside GPs at your practice to ensure you get the right care for your needs.

  • Advanced Clinical Practitioners

    Advanced Clinical Practitioners come from a range of clinical backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and paramedics. They are highly trained and have the knowledge and skills to manage all aspects of patient care.

  • Clinical Pharmacists

    Clinical Pharmacists are experts in medicines and can help people stay as well as possible. They support those with long-term conditions like asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure or anyone taking multiple medicines to make sure their medication is working.

  • Healthcare Assistantss

    Healthcare Assistants work under the guidance of a nurse or another healthcare professional. They help with routine health checks and provide patients with general health and wellbeing advice.

  • Social Prescribing Link Workers

    Social prescribing involves helping people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them to  activities in the community. Link Workers connect those feeling lonely, overwhelmed or in need of help to a range of local support, from community and activity groups to work, debt or housing advice.

  • Nurses

    Nurses in general practice undertake a wide range of roles and are involved in almost every aspect of patient’s care, assessing, screening and treating people of all ages. In addition to providing traditional aspects of nursing care such as wound care, immunisations and administration of medicines, they run health checks and clinics for those with long-term conditions such as asthma, heart disease and diabetes.

  • Physician Associates

    Physician Associates are trained and qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions. They work alongside GPs to provide care to people, particularly those with long-term conditions who often benefit from being able to see the same healthcare professional.

  • Paramedics

    Paramedics work alongside GPs and help manage routine or urgent appointments, telephone triage (assessment of urgency of illness) and home visits.

  • Physiotherapists

    Physiotherapists in general practice are experts in musculoskeletal conditions. They are able to assess, diagnose and treat a range of complex muscle and joint conditions preventing the need for referrals to hospitals.

  • Mental Health Therapists

    Mental health professionals use a range of talking therapies to help people with common mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.

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