Western Vale Family Practice – ‘Your Family is our Practice’
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Exciting News – New Team Members join Western Vale Family Practice
Western Vale Family Practice is rapidly growing our Team to meet our patients needs. Did you know that we have recently been joined by an additional Nurse Practitioner, Nicci Underhill (who can see patients on the day for minor illnesses and prescribe where appropriate) and an additional Pharmacist Rachel Brace (who will primarily undertake medication/long term condition reviews and respond to patient medication queries).
We are really pleased to confirm that we have a Primary Mental Health Worker starting with the Practice this week, Rachel Guyatt (who will be able to support patients with mental health concerns and where appropriate will signpost patients to specialist services). In the Autumn, we will also have access to directly book patients appointments with a Physiotherapist-positive times!
It’s therefore really important that the Receptionists ask you a few confidential questions to ensure you get seen by the most appropriate professional within the Practice or the local Community (e.g. Dentist, Optician, Community Pharmacist). In the majority of cases this will mean you will get seen by a Primary Care specialist in the area you are concerned about and often this will be quicker than if you wait for a GP appointment.
By seeing the right person in the Practice first time the GPs can spend time seeing the most vulnerable, complex and very ill patients.
If you are unsure what advice you need, visit the NHS Direct Symptom Checker on www.nhsdirect.wales.nhs.uk/SelfAssessments/ or call 0845 46 47