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**BREAST SCREENING PROGRAMME - the NHS Breast screening programme will be sending out invites from the end of September 2019 to female patients aged 50-70 years old.  It is IMPORTANT that you attend this screening as it can save lives from breast cancer.  The screening can find breast cancers at an early stage when they are too small to see of feel.  For more information go to the Further Information box at the bottom right hand side of this screen and click on Breast Screening Programme 2019.**

Attached Staff

Janette Pritchard - Health Trainer

Jayne Spotswood - Focused Care Worker

Jayne Spotswood (f)

FOCUS CARE WORKER

The practice has a focused care practitioner (Jayne Spotswood) for 2 days a week.   

This is a service funded by Devolution Manchester, for more information on the service, please visit their website - http://focusedcare.org.uk/

Our doctors, nurses and other staff can refer patients into the service to provide practical support, signposting to local support services, advice and guidance to assist patients who may require support socially or for other health reasons.

For more information, please speak with one of our team.

 

Janette Pritchard (f)

Janette is our Health Improvement Practitioner at the practice.

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***

Shahida Badat (f)

Shahida Badat is our pharmacist at the practice.  She joined the team in 2017. 

Shahida 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, reconcilling medication after a patient has been in hospital, requests from the hospitals to change any of their current medications.

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

Ian Hadlow (m)

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.

Will McDermott (m)

Will is our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner and he joins the team on 08 April 2019.

He is the first point of contact for patients who may have the following:

**All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries – upper and lower limb

** Arthritis – any joint

**Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendon ruptures

**Spinal pain including neck and lower back pain

**Spinal pain including arm/leg symptoms – may also have neurological symptoms  e.g. pins and needles, numbness

**Post orthopaedic surgery

**Mobility changes

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.

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.

Bilkis Desai (f)

NESP (Non-English Speaking Patient) Worker

Our NESP worker is Bilkis.

As a practice, we welcome patients from other cultures and countries. We understand that having English as a second or third language can be a very daunting experience when navigating your healthcare needs.

The practice has an allocated NESP worker who will offer you help and support as you and your family require. The Support worker will be available on the telephone and in person at the surgery to spend time discussing any concerns or difficulties you are having. These workers are not clinical and will not be able to make clinical decisions or give clinical advice they are there solely to support you.

 

Examples of things the support worker may be able to help you with:

  • Helping you understand how to make an appointment
  • Helping you learn how to order repeat prescriptions
  • Understanding how screening and chronic disease management works in the UK and getting the most out of this to improve your long term health
  • Helping you with using other services such as Accident and Emergency
  • Helping you to access the right healthcare in the right place at the right time
  • Liaising between your Doctor and you to unravel any confusion
 
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