Social Prescriber (Tuesday and alternate Friday appointments)
If you are feeling stressed/lonely/anxious, want to be more active, meet new people, or perhaps need advice on issues like finances or housing, then our Social Prescriber can help.
This service directs people to relevant community services and support groups in order to benefit their overall health and well-being. Our Social Prescriber is based within the practice and can provide one-to-one support over the phone and face-to-face. If appropriate, they can also provide community visits.
The service is available to individuals aged 18+ who are registered with the practice. If you are not registered with a GP we can provide advice on how to register.
If you wish to use our service, you can self-refer by calling reception on 01943 604455.
Physiotherapist (Thursday clinics)
Patients contacting the practice with a new musculoskeletal problem will be offered an appointment with our Physiotherapist without needing to see a GP.
Our Receptionists, who have been trained as care navigators, will ascertain your needs when you first contact the practice. Patients presenting with a new musculoskeletal problem from a pre-determined list are offered an appointment with the Physiotherapist rather than a GP.
Our Physiotherapist has 30 minute appointments with patients. They have full access to a patient's medical record, making it easier for them to make a safe and accurate assessment, and allowing them to record the consultation directly in to the medical record. The appointment provides an assessment of the problem and advice on exercises and self-management. Where appropriate, the physiotherapist makes an onward referral for continuing therapy. They may also request a prescription via reception or refer back to the GP. Receptionists ensure this is handled in the most appropriate way.