Based at Verney Close Surgery, the same day service team provides care and support to patients suffering from health care concerns which require same day assessment. Unfortunately, we do not currently offer a minor injury service.
Patients are streamed into this service by the care navigators, and a triage team then book an appointment with the clinician who is best qualified to help this patient as soon as possible. Working alongside GPs, this service is currently staffed by:
With a combined experience of over 90 years, the team of Paramedic Practitioners provide assessment, treatment and onward referral where needed for patients presenting with acute minor illnesses. Some of the team are also able to prescribe medications independently.
A Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse. Nurse Practitioners are trained to assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, formulate and prescribe medications and treatment plans.
Specialist Mental Health Practitioner Primary Care
Our Specialist Mental Health Practitioner has 24 years’ experience of working with people experiencing mental ill health. She completes a full holistic assessment of needs, including mental health needs, physical health and wellbeing, formulation, care planning, identification of early warning signs, crisis and safety planning, evidence based brief interventions including medication management and independent prescribing, social prescribing, couple and family behavioural work, and follow up appointments.
Other interventions may include brief interventions for anxiety, depression, other mental health conditions, Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behavioural and Trauma informed interventions, signposting and referral to other services, referral to other Primary Care practitioners such as our health and wellbeing coach, referral to Secondary mental health services such as adult and older adult CMHT, Crisis team, Psychological and IAPT services, ADHD/ASD , Eating Disorder, Drug and alcohol services.