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FLU SEASON


We have had our 1st delivery of our +65 flu injection & you should have been contacted by now with an appointment, if not and you are over 65, please contact the surgery.


The flu injection for patients under 65 and are in an 'at risk' group will be arriving soon and we will be contacting you via text message, telephone or letter this week.



We now have a number of different clinicians working with us, GPs, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Health Improvement Practitioner, Pharmacist, a Mental Health Practitioner & MSK Practitioner - to help us book you in to see the correct person - Reception will be asking you for your name/dob/tele no & what your appointment is regarding, this is to ensure that 1) you are one of our patients and 2) that you are booked with the correct person which will give them time to prepare for your appointment.


We are taking on NEW patients, if you are in our practice are and would like to register, please pop into the surgery for more details, we are on the right as you come through the door!


Have your say and join our Patient Participation Group - for more details contact Reception!


 

Pharmacists

Shahida Badat (f)

Shahida is with us all day Friday and holds one clinic per week in which she sees patients who need an 6-12 monthly review of their medications.

She then supports the doctors with medication queries, reconciling medication after a patient has been in hospital, requests from the hospitals to change any of their current medications.

Ambreen also supports the practice with our drug safety audits which we do to ensure that the practice are prescribing safely and effectively.

Attached Staff

Janette Pritchard (f) is our Health Improvement Practitioner at the practice. She is with us all day Mondays and Thursdays.

Janette works alongside our clinical team to support health prevention programmes.

Her clinics are for the following patients:

*Patients at risk of developing diabetes.

*Patients at risk of developing a cardiovascular disease.

*Patients at risk of alcohol harm

*Patients aged 40-75 with no precluding cardiovascular disease - NHS Health Check

*Cholesterol Management

*Stop smoking support

*Weight Management

***Coming soon - supporting patients with newly diagnosed diabetes or patients with mild to moderate COPD - support with lifestyle advice to help manage their chronic diseases better***

Ian Hadlow (m) is our Mental Health Practitioner (MHP) who joined our our team in August 2018. He is with us every 2nd Tuesday.

The MHP is an experienced qualified mental health specialist who is employed by the Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust and commissioned by the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group.  The MHP will be working as part of a neighbourhood of practices and will be running clinics for our patients at our surgery.

*First point of contact at the practice if you have anxiety, depression, low mood.  You do not need to see the doctor first, our MHP will have the better expertise to manage your symptoms.

*Second point of contact if you have seen a doctor and you or the doctor feels you require further advice or treatment.

Our MHP can provide brief interventions, spend more time exploring your symptoms/problems and provide specialist advice/ongoing referrals to the Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service (where required)/safety and management plans.

They will also provide support to our team of doctors and nurses.

Will McDermott (m) is our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner who joined us on 25 March 2019.

He will be able to:

*Assess MSK problems

*Give advice on self management

*Provide a simple exercise programme

*Provide joint injections to suitable patients

*Refer to Physiotherapy if require further input

If you have MSK condition - i.e. low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, arm pain etc. you will be able to book an appointment with our MSK practitioner instead of seeing the doctor.

Jayne Spotswood (f) our Focused Care Worker, she can help with health & social issues.

Please be aware that you will be asked what you are booking an appointment in when you ring the practice to arrange an appointment so that our Reception Team can book you in with the best person to manage your symptoms/problems.  We appreciate you co-operation so we can help you.

 
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