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Jayne Spotswood (f)

SOCIAL PRESCRIBING LINK WORKER

Jayne 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.  Jayne 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.

 

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***

Bhavisha Jariwala (f)

Bhav is our pharmacist at the practice.  She joined the team in 2019. 

Bhav 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.

 
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