Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP) - Jessica Litherland
HIP help patients develop healthier behaviour and lifestyles in their own local communities. They offer practical support to change their behaviour to achieve their own choices and goals.
The exact role will depend upon the needs of the community in which they work, but typically a HIP will carry out the following:
- NHS Health Checks
- High Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Review
- Review of patients who are At Risk of Diabetes
- Smoking Cessation Advice
- Encouraging patients to participate in increased physical activity
- Weight Management
- Cholesterol Management
- Work with newly Diagnosed Diabetic Patients
- Health assessments for patients with mild – moderate COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), with a view to improving their health and lifestyle.
- Review patients At risk of alcohol harm
Please note Jessica works on Tuesday 8 - 6.30pm. To book an appointment with Jessica please call the surgery on the usual number.
Mental Health Practitioner - Vikki May
Vikki can see patients with mental health symptoms such as low mood, anxiety and depression. Vikki will be working alongside our Nurses and GPs to provide a first point of contact these patients. Please book an appointment with Vikki for further guidance, advice and treatment.
Please note Vikki works Friday 1:30 - 4:30pm.
When ringing, please ask for an appointment with Vikki.
MSK Practitioner - Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor is our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner. He is an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist specialising in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of Musculoskeletal (muscle or joint) conditions. Andrew can see patients aged 16 and over with (suspected or diagnosed) MSK conditions.
Patients with Musculoskeletal problems can be seen by Andrew as a first point of contact, instead of a GP.
Please note Andrew works Monday 1:30 - 4:30pm.
When ringing, please ask for an appointment with Andrew.