It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
An Advanced Clinical Practitioner is a Healthcare Professional who has undertaken a postgraduate MSC in Advanced Clinical Practice in order to expand their clinical role. They come from a range of clinical backgrounds such as nursing, paramedics, pharmacy and occupational health.
The ACP can work in Primary or Secondary care and with our GP setting, our ACP will work alongside the GPs as currently the GP will triage appropriate appointments to the ACP same day, by having this skill mix within our practice it will free up more complex needs and tasks for the GPs.
The ACP can take a medical history, carry out physical examinations, diagnose and prescribe for certain ailments, request and interpret diagnostic studies under their area of competence, they can help manage long term condition’s and offer health promotion and disease prevention.
We run regular clinics for:
- Chronic Disease Management
- CardioVascular Disease Prevention
- Family Planning Clinic for fitting of coils and implants with Dr Paterson.
- Morning Triage
- Travel Health and Immunisations
- Weight Management
Our General Health Services include:
- Blood Tests
- Blood Pressure Checks
- 24 Hour Blood Pressure (this is a continuous recording of Blood Pressure over 24 hrs)
- New Patient Checks
- Child Health Advice
- Childhood Immunisations
- Travel Advice & Vaccination
- Family Planning
- Minor Surgery: Wart Removal
First Contact Physiotherapist
This is a new service for Stafford Town Primary Care Network.
If you feel your problem is related to your joints, muscles, back or neck, and you are over 16 years of age, telephone your registered Practice and we can offer a telephone assessment between the hours of Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm with our First Contact Physiotherapist.
We know that for most people, early assessment and advice from a Physiotherapist will help improve or resolve many muscular, joint and spine complaints.
At the moment, people may have to wait to see their GP, who then arranges a referral for treatment, which may involve yet another wait.
We would like to reduce the time people have to wait to be seen for muscular and joint problems so that they can get better quicker.
Patients will be assessed by our experienced Physiotherapist who will be able to accurately assess and provide early advice and guidance in managing their condition. Should a course of treatment be necessary, the physiotherapist will refer the patient to the suitable health professional.
However, if you feel generally unwell, have chest or abdominal pain, please book an appointment with your GP in the usual way.
Patients will be charged a fee for requests for items that are not covered under the NHS GMS contract such as, some overseas travel medication; holiday insurance cancellation; medical reports.
A list of fees can be downloaded here - The list is not exhaustive, other items may attract a fee. If you need advice please contact reception.