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The community support police officer for Halliwell will be holding drop in sessions if you wish to discuss anything with him.  He will be here at the surgery on Thursday 08 December 2022, Thursday 05 January 2023 & 02 February 2023 - all sessions are between 10am-11am. 

Andrea, our Social Prescriber Link Worker will also be holding drop in sessions on the same day at the same time if you need support with Mental Health, wellbeing, access to nature, budgeting, support as a carer, social isolation, housing, volunteering or employment, please come and speak to Andrea. 

The practice takes staff and patient safety very seriously. Any behaviour deemed unacceptable according to latest NHS England guidance, may lead to you being removed from the practice list.

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Andrea Holman (f)

SOCIAL PRESCRIBING LINK WORKER

Andrea is our social prescriber link worker.

It’s estimated that one in five of the people who go to see their doctor are troubled by things that can’t be cured by medical treatment, like the effects of poor housing, debt, stress and loneliness. Many people are overwhelmed and can’t reach out to make the connections that could make a difference to their situation. This is especially true for people who have long-term conditions, who need support with their mental health, who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

And that’s where our social prescriber link worker comes in.  Andrea can help people to identify what matters to them, and work out how to connect with the activities that might make a difference, giving people a sense of belonging that comes from being part of a community group. This can help people to stay physically and mentally well for longer and manage the long-term conditions they might be living with.

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

 

James Limbert (m)

James is our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner and he joins the team on February 2021.

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

*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.

David Haslam

David is one of our Paramedics and he joined the practice in July 2021.

David works with all 7 practices of our Primary Care Network.  He holds 2 clinics per week at the practice.

David supports the doctors, seeing patients and visiting. He is able to assess your problem, examine you, organise any tests that may be required and decide, with you, a course of treatment.

Misbah Liaquat (f)

Misbah is our Health Improvement Practitioner at the practice.

Misbah 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***

Raeesa Ali (f)

Raeesa is one of our pharmacists at the practice.  She joined the team in 2022. 

Raeesa holds one clinic per week in which she reviews 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.

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

Rebena Khan (f)

Rebena is one of our pharmacists at the practice.  She joined the team in 2022. 

Rebena holds one clinic per week in which she reviews 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.

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

Bhavisha Jariwala

Bhavisha is one of our pharmacists at the practice.  She joined the team in 2019. 

Rebena holds one clinic per week in which she reviews 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.

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

Jane Melia (f)

Jane is our Pharmacy Technician. She works across all 7 practices in our Primary Care Network. She joined us in 2020.

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

She works alongside the pharmacists and assists with medication queries, reconcilling medication after a patient has been in hospital, requests from the hospitals to change any of their current medications.

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.

Helen Breheny

Helen is our trainee associate psychological practitioner (TAPP) and she works with patients aged 18 and over who are struggling with mental health (for example - stress, worry, anxiety, sleep problems, bereavement, grief, low mood & motivation.)

Please see attached patient leaflet

Patient Info TAPP

‘TAPP’ (Trainee Associate Psychological Practitioner). I work with people over the age of 18 who are struggling with their mental health (for example: stress,

worry, anxiety, sleep problems, bereavement, grief, low mood, low motivation, just to name a few)

‘TAPP’ (Trainee Associate Psychological Practitioner). I work with people over the age of 18 who are struggling with their mental health (for example: stress,

worry, anxiety, sleep problems, bereavement, grief, low mood, low motivation, just to name a few)

 
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