The roles within our Multi-Dicapinary Team

We are a Partner led practice who embrace a multi-disciplinary team approach to care provision. Although we have a very skilled team of GPs, we our multi-disciplinary team of advanced practitioners, clinical pharmacists, physiotherapists, pharmacy technicians and Mental Health Nurses and social prescribers mean our patients can get the specialist care they need; all working together to give our patients seamless, safe, and effective care. The following provides an insight into the roles and their responsibility within the team:

General Practitioners (GPs)

A General Practitioner (GPs) is a doctor who does not specialise in one area of medicine. They are general experts in adult and paediatric medicine. GPs manage the healthcare of all their patients. This includes acute physical problems, chronic conditions, and complex mental health problems.

Advanced Practitioners (AP)

Advanced Practitioners (APs) have completed advanced education and training in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions. They provide a broad range of health care services and work closely with GPs.

Medicines Management Team

Our Medicines Management team consists of Clinical Pharmacists, Prescription Clerks, and Dispensers. The team provides a variety of medicine-management related functions, initially in non-patient facing roles, our Clinical Pharmacists also provide with face-to-face consultations with a focus on medicines optimisation and patient-centred care.

Practice Nurses

The UK has been ahead of many other countries in recognising the benefits that nurses bring to the primary care team. They have become significantly more skilled over recent years and are now providing services to patients that may have previously been delivered by GPs. Much of their work involves managing the care of patients with long-term conditions and running a wider range of extended services in the practice including Coils and Implants, diabetes, asthma reviews, vaccinations, immunisations and blood tests.

Mental Health Nurses

Mental Health Nurses play a crucial role in the care and support of individuals with mental health conditions. They conduct comprehensive assessments to evaluate the mental and emotional health of patients, diagnosing conditions and developing personalised care plans. Some Mental Health nurses can prescribe medications, provide therapeutic interventions, and teach patients coping strategies to manage their symptoms. They offer emotional support and educate patients and their families about mental health conditions and treatment options.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) work under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, usually a member of the practice nursing team. They carry out tasks such as phlebotomy or venepuncture (drawing blood), blood pressure measurements, recording ECGs, new patient checks, routine blood check and health promotion (such as smoking cessation).

Social Prescribing Team

Many patients speak to the team about feeling isolated or lonely, being stressed out by work or they have money or housing problems. Sometimes the stress of managing different long-term conditions can get people down. That is where social prescribing comes in. We are there to listen to you and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better.

Health and Wellbeing Coaches

Health and Wellbeing Coaches are dedicated professionals who support individuals in managing their weight management, achieving their health goals, and improving their overall well-being. Integrated with the Social Prescribing Service, they educate clients on healthy lifestyle choices and empower them to make sustainable changes. Additionally, Health and Wellbeing Coaches often collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure a holistic approach to the patients’ health.