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Meet our team and the services we are able to offer as a PCN

As a PCN, we aim to focus on the wider health of our local population and take a proactive stance towards the management of our patients health requirements. You may be more used to seeing us as individual practices but by working together as a PCN we are able to share services to benefit our population that we couldn't do as individual practices.

The addition of more supplementary roles to our general practice teams allows all of our patients to be seen by a health care professional with the right expertise, at the right time, in order to better patient outcomes. These team members work across all four of the practices and our receptionists will help signpost you to the appropriate team member to make sure you receive the best and most appropriate care.


It also enables our GPs to focus their skills where they are required the most, for example, in diagnosing and treating patients with the most complex conditions.

Philippa Dove

Well Being Co-ordinator
Well Being Co-ordinators listen to people's problems, signposting the services that can specifically support you with your difficulty. Here, there is more time to unpick the issues of what is... going on with your circumstances. We can talk about and link people in with services on the following: social isolation, debt, benefits, bereavement, loneliness and employment. However, this is not a definitive list, we can talk about lots of other social problems. Patients have to be over 18, have a long-term health condition and agree to a referral into the service. Patients can self-refer into the service by contacting the Surgery that they attend or can speak with a health professional who can complete a referral for them.
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Christine

Care Co-ordinator
Care coordinators are primarily responsible for arranging and supervising interdisciplinary and individual patient care. Care coordinators will work with their patients to monitor and... evaluate success which may involve liaison and collaboration with internal and external service providers. They support people to understand and manage their condition & help people to prepare for or follow up from clinical conversations they have with primary care professionals.
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Fern Quilliam

Social Prescribing Link Worker
Social prescribing link workers help to reduce health inequalities by supporting people to understand difficult issues affecting their wellbeing. They provide personalised support... to patients, their families and carers to take control of their health and wellbeing, live independently, improve their health outcomes and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Link workers can visit people in their homes, where needed.
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Gail

Social Prescribing Link Worker
Social prescribing link workers help to reduce health inequalities by supporting people to understand difficult issues affecting their wellbeing. They provide personalised support... to patients, their families and carers to take control of their health and wellbeing, live independently, improve their health outcomes and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Link workers can visit people in their homes, where needed.
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Sarah

Social Prescribing Link Worker
Social prescribing link workers help to reduce health inequalities by supporting people to understand difficult issues affecting their wellbeing. They provide personalised support... to patients, their families and carers to take control of their health and wellbeing, live independently, improve their health outcomes and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Link workers can visit people in their homes, where needed.
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Rebecca Gasche

Dietician
Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level. They use the... most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to help people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices adopting healthier eating and drinking habits.
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Victoria Tennant

Physiotherapist
Physiotherapists help to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. They can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.... Physiotherapists do this by providing patients with information such as tailored exercise, physical activity advice and manual therapy available when needed. They can discuss complex and sensitive information regarding diagnoses, pathology, prognosis and treatment choices supporting personalised care.
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Katie Malson

Clinical Pharmacist
Clinical pharmacists are increasingly working as part of general practice teams. They are highly qualified experts in medicines and can help people in a range of ways. This includes carrying... out structured medication reviews for patients with ongoing health problems and improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach.
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Adele Whiteside

Pharmacy Technician
Working under the supervision of a pharmacist, Pharmacy Technicians speak with patients, offering them advice on how to best manage their medicines. Responsibilities involve giving... medicines to patients and providing information on potential side-effects. Working with patients to reach the best possible care for them, advising them on their health, how to take their medicines and their lifestyle choice. This could be face-to-face or over the phone.
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