Clinical Pharmacists can manage a number of health conditions within their competencies, e.g. long term condition reviews and medication reviews. They can deal with any drug supply issues and medicines management within the PCN.
Clinical Pharmacist appointments are also available at weekends at certain practices within the PCN.
Mental Health Practitioner
The Mental Health Practitioner bridges the gap between Primary and Secondary Mental Health Services by providing high quality mental health care in Primary care settings. They are able to see patients aged 18 years old and over.
The care coordinator works as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) within the practices to identify people in need of proactive support. A key part of the role is in the care homes MDT: improving the continuity of care by acting as a point of contact for residents, families and professionals.
First Contact Physiotherapist
Physiotherapists now available for first consultations at the GP practice.
Around one in five people book to see their GP when they experience bone, joint or muscle problems, when they could actually be safely and effectively seen by a physiotherapist at the first point of contact.
First Contact Physiotherapists have expertise in the assessment and management of bone, joint and muscle problems. They assess patients, diagnose their condition, give advice on how best to manage the problem and if needed refer for investigations or to other specialist services.
If you have bone, joint and muscle problems, please contact your GP practice and ask for an appointment with one of our First Contact Physiotherapists. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic currently the service is open for telephone and video assessments with the option for face to face assessments if needed.
Wolverhampton CCG in collaboration with Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council have launched a Social Prescribing service:
Social Prescribing is a non-medical approach to improving your health and wellbeing by putting you in touch with voluntary and community organisations in the City.
There is a wide range of organisations offering a variety of services and activities such as:
- Community gardening
- Cooking clubs
- Debt advice
- Walking groups
- Gym classes
- Friendship groups
- Arts and crafts
- Training and volunteering opportunities
Social prescribing is not designed to replace medical support but getting involved with groups and activities for things that you are interested in can lead to better mental and physical health. It aims to:
- help improve the quality of life of patients through education and low level support
- enable patients to develop friendships and networks
- raise patients’ awareness of available services.
Your GP teams or community nursing teams are amongst the people who can refer you to the Social Prescribing service. If you are referred you will be contacted by a Link Worker who will meet with you at a place you feel comfortable and will explain the service in more detail to you and talk about your needs.
Together with the Link Worker you can agree a way forward to access the support or information you need.
GP online services gives patients the option to book appointments, request repeat prescriptions and view their GP records, using their computer, tablet or smartphone rather than having to phone or visit their practice.
Online services complement the existing ways patients can access appointments, prescriptions and their records. Contact your practice to sign up to this service.
NHS Health Checks
Aged 40-74? Your practice may invite you to book an appointment for a free NHS Health Check.
Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over 40 you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. A FREE NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risks and make sure that you stay healthy.
You can book appointments for these health checks for WNN patients at:
Prestbury Medical Practice on Saturdays or Showell Park Health Centre on Sundays.