Since 2019, our Primary Care Network, Coast and Country PCN, have provided us with a range of new healthcare professionals and services, with staff holding clinics at Bradworthy Surgery and supporting Bradworthy patients. To find out more about Coast & Country and how the network works click PCN LEAFLET
For information about the services our patients now have access to, please see below. You may be offered one of these services when you contact us as it may be most appropriate to your area of concern.
First Contact Physiotherapist
The role of the FCP is to assess patients with sudden soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide the most appropriate management pathway. To find out more about this service click FIRST CONTACT PHYSIO
Mental Health Practitioners & Support Workers
Our mental health practitioners are trained to assess and support people with mental health problems – anxiety and depression, for example – and involve them in the self-management of their recovery. After an initial consultation, patients may be contacted again by one of the Mental Health Support Workers. To find out more about this service click MHP LEAFLET
Our social prescribers give people time to focus on what matters to them, helping them to identify goals and connect with community groups or agencies for practical and emotional support, or connection., They offer a holistic approach to wellbeing, with a social dynamic being at the heart of their support.
Health and Wellbeing Coach
Health and wellbeing coaches use health coaching skills to support people to develop the knowledge skill and confidence to become active participants in their care to achieve their health goals – this may include changing lifestyle choices, confidence-building or long term condition management.
Our Clinical Pharmacists clinically assess and treat patients using expert knowledge of medicines for specific conditions. They take responsibility for patients with chronic diseases (diabetes, heart disease, COPD etc.) and undertake medication reviews to manage people with complex medication use, especially for elderly patients, people in care homes and those with multiple health conditions.
Our pharmacy technicians complement the work of the Clinical Pharmacists, applying their acquired pharmaceutical knowledge in tasks such as audit, discharge management, prescription issue, and keeping patients informed about medication issues as directed.
Paramedics & Visiting Team
Our Visiting Team, comprising Paramedic and Health Care Assistants, offer urgent telephone triage or care support to people unable to get into our practices, as well as helping the health management of people in care homes. They support the work of existing Visiting Teams within the five surgeries, with our paramedic also being able to offer support at base, by seeing people with minor ailments and injuries.
Cancer Care Coordinator
Our Cancer Care Coordinator helps patients navigate their cancer journey from diagnosis onwards, helping patients access support as needed.
Frailty Care Coordinator
Our Frailty Care Coordinator provides holistic (whole-person) support to patients with mild to severe frailty within our practice communities, working with patients to create a patient-centred care plan and access to appropriate support services within the area.