|Mental Health Practitioner|
Our Mental Health Practitioner is Ian Hadlow. He is a registered Nurse and Specialist Practitioner in Mental Health. (Qualifications are Dip in Nursing, BSc(Hons) Community Mental Health, PgCert in Systemic Family Therapy.)
Ian joined our team in August 2018.
Ian 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. He 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, Ian 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.
Ian 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.
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.