EPUT: FIRST CONTACT PRACTITIONER: The surgery now has the services of a 'First Contact Practitioner' twice a week (every Wednesday and Thursday), whose role in primary care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle, and joint pain/problems. FCPs are highly skilled practitioners with expertise in the assessment, diagnosis and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. They can organise investigations, medications and onward referrals.
PCN: CLINICAL PHARMACIST: The surgery has three clinical pharmacists working in the surgery during the week, whose role is to support those with long term conditions like asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure or anyone taking multiple medications to make sure their medication is working. They also do medication reviews and give advice about your medications.
PCN: SOCIAL PRESCRIBER: We now have the services of a Social Prescriber at the surgery. The main aim of her role is to help people to improve their health and wellbeing by connecting them to activities in the community and a range of local support, from community and activity groups to work, debt or housing advice.
EPUT: DIETITIAN: The surgery has the services of a dietitian twice a month on a Wednesday. She provides a clinic, by appointment, to patients referred by a Doctor or Practice Nurse.