Our Physicians Associates (PA)
Our Physician Associates (PA) are trained healthcare professionals who work under the supervision of a GP at all times, they have been trained to provide comprehensive medical care, including performing physical examinations, diagnosing and treating illnesses and ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests.
Our Physicians Associates are able to use their clinical knowledge to diagnose common illnesses such as respiratory infections, skin conditions and musculoskeletal injuries and based on their patient assessments work closely with their supervising GP to make a diagnosis and develop treatment plans.
You may be offered an appointment with a PA for Respiratory Infections, skin conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, urine infections, minor injuries.
Our Nurses and Nurse Associate
Our nursing team are able to conduct initial patient assessments including contraceptive reviews and advice, cervical smears, they support our GPs with chronic disease management (diabetes, hypertension, asthma) and are able to monitor our patients conditions and provide education on self-management strategies, conduct regular check ups and help our patients achieve control of their conditions. They administer immunisations and vaccinations including childhood vaccinations and are skilled in providing wound care and dressing. Some of our nursing team are independent prescribers and are able to offer advice and support on the proper use of medication.
You may be offered an appointment with a Nurse for contraceptive advice/reviews, smear test, vaccinations including travel vaccinations, childhood immunisations, wound dressings, asthma/COPD reviews, diabetic reviews.
This is a relatively new role in health care, we currently have one trainee nursing associate, as part of her role she works under the supervision of a registered nurse or other healthcare professional and supports with health monitoring including vital signs and basic physical examinations, conducting routine health checks, ECG’s, spirometry, analysis, smears, wound care and dressings, vaccinations and immunisations.
You may be offered an appointment with a Nursing Associate for blood tests, injections/vaccinations, stitch/staple removal, wound dressings, blood pressure readings/BP monitor fittings, ECG, NHS health checks, Diabetic health checks, Long term condition reviews, smears.
Our Health Care Assistants
Our HCA team are trained to take blood, record blood pressure readings, pulse rate, temperature and respiratory rates and assist with sample collections. They are able to carry out ECG’s and under the supervision of a healthcare professional such as a GP or Practice Nurse. Our team are also able to undertake wound dressing, suture/staple removal and administering injections or vaccinations.
You may be offered an appointment with a HCA for blood tests, injections/vaccinations, stitch/staple removal, wound dressings, blood pressure readings/BP monitor fittings, ECG, NHS health checks, Diabetic health checks, Long term condition reviews.
General Practice Assistant (GPA)
This is a new role to General Practice and is diverse encompassing a wide range of administrative/clinical and supportive tasks. Our GPA works alongside our team of GP’s/Nurses/HCAs and administrative staff. They support our healthcare professionals in performing minor procedures such as blood tests, blood pressure, pulse rates, ECG’s. They also support our team of GP’s with simple referrals, scheduling appointments, managing patient records.
You may be offered an appointment with a GPA for blood tests, ECG, blood pressure readings, foot checks injections/vaccinations.
Our in house team of pharmacists cover all aspects of your medication management, they are able to offer advice and support with your medication including proper administration, potential side effects and precautions. Our pharmacists work closely with our GP’s to make sure you get the best care, they support the management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma, they are able to review your medication, monitor the effectiveness of your treatment and provide you with education and self-management strategies.
You may be offered an appointment with a Pharmacist for a long term condition review, blood pressure review, medication review, medication advice.