New roles are being introduced into General Practice both directly and via the Primary Care Networks.
Practice teams look very different these days and our team at Boothstown Medical Centre has also had some new additional roles introduced recently.
Our clinical team
The clinical team at Boothstown Medical Centre consists of:
- 1 GP Lead
- 3 Salaried GP’s
- 1 Advanced Nurse Practitioner
- 1 Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
- 2 Health Care Assistants
Additional PCN clinical team
We also have additional clinical staff provided through the Primary Care Network that work alongside our Practice Team. These staff are shared and work across all the practices in Tyldesley, Atherton, Boothstown and Astley.
We share the following staff:
- First Contact Physiotherapists x 2
- Pharmacists x 5
- Pharmacy Technician x 1
- Mental Health Practitioner x1
- Paramedic x1
- Care Co-Ordinator’s x 2
- Trainee Nursing Associates x2
- Community Link Workers
Not all patients need to see a GP. It may be more appropriate for someone with a musculoskeletal problem to be directed to a First Contact Physiotherapist and someone enquiring about a social issue to be directed to the Community Link Worker. It is important that patients are directed to the most appropriate person or service to deal with their specific condition/request as soon as possible.