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Thank you for your patience over the last few weeks - we have now moved to a new clinical system so all previous users for on online services will need to re-register on the new system to continue using online services - the address is https://www.patientaccess.com but you will need some paperwork from the surgery.


FLU SEASON


If you usually have an annual flu injection, invites will be sent out shortly - we will be running 2 types of clinics this year, one for over 65 yrs and one for under 65 yrs as there are 2 different types of vaccines, more information will be available shortly.


We are taking on NEW patients, if you would like to register, please pop into the surgery for more details, we are on the right as you come through the door! There will be a slight delay on the process from Monday 20 August but will be resolved after 29 August


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


We have a number of different clinicians working with us, GPs, Practice Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Health Improvement Practitioner, Pharmacist, a Mental Health Practitioner & coming soon a MSK Practitioner - to help us book you in to see the correct person - Reception will be asking you what your appointment is regarding, this is to ensure you are booked with the correct person and gives them time to prepare for your appointment.

Pharmacists

Ambreen Malik (f)

Ambreen is with us all day Thursday 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.

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

Musculoskeletal Practitioner

**COMING SOON TO PRACTICE**

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner will be joining our team from Sept-Oct 2018.

The MSK Practitioner 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.

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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