Our Services

Our Services

Blood Pressure @Home

A blood pressure test is a simple way to determine if a person’s blood pressure is too high or too low. 

Our service, called Blood Pressure @Home, provides active support to patients with hypertension and helps them manage their condition from the comfort of their own homes.

We invite you to contact your GP practice to get your free loan blood pressure monitor. This will help you monitor your blood pressure regularly, keep track of your readings more accurately, and allow your clinician to make better-informed decisions about managing your condition.

Take control of your health using this new service, and help us better support you in managing your high blood pressure.

CVD Prevention Programme

Heart and circulatory disease, also known as cardiovascular disease or CVD can often largely be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle, for example stopping smoking, reducing alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Spotting risk factors early reduces the chance of developing potentially life-threatening conditions, including heart attacks, stroke and dementia.

We are actively trying to support our patients who may be at risk of developing CVD; therefore, these patients will be contacted by text by their practices and invited to take part in a free CVD Prevention Programme called the “Prevention Decathlon”.   

First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Service

Our First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Service will allow patients to receive input from an expert in the first instance. First contact physiotherapists are advanced physiotherapists who are clinically competent to manage and treat musculoskeletal problems which means you may not need to see a GP.

The specialist physiotherapist can assess you and suggest the most appropriate way to help you. They can also give you advice about any further investigations or treatment you may need and refer you to other services.

Our First Contact Physiotherapy Service will be able to see people with the following conditions: 

  • Joint pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tendon problems
  • Muscle pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Knee problems
  • Neck pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trapped nerve
  • Sciatica

Our First Contact Physiotherapy Service will be available for patients of all practices within our PCN. 

Healthful Hub – Gypsy Roma and Travellers (GRT) Community

Healthful Hub, previously known as “We Want to Look after You”, is an NHS service for Gypsies and Travellers, delivering information and health videos via WhatsApp.  

Videos like: signing up to doctors,  medication, children’s health, mental health and lots more are available.  

For more information, contact Vicky Nash, PCN Gypsy and Traveller Liaison: [email protected]

Watch this video to sign up:

Mental Health Services

Our MH Practitioners assist the PCN by providing advice and support within GP surgeries. They review patients presenting with mental health issues, consider a range of options regarding treatment interventions, provide patients with highly specialised advice concerning care when appropriate, and liaise with GPs and MH teams.

The MHP offer brief interventions, e.g. problem-solving, decision-making, building resilience, building on personal strengths, risk de-escalation, medication advice and prescribing. If necessary, the MHP will refer or signpost the patients to more specialist services.

Social Prescribing<br>

The role of social prescribers is to help patients with social concerns explore suitable opportunities for support that may help them with their particular queries.

Social prescribers look at goal planning over a maximum of six sessions/contacts (phone, clinic appointment or, if indicated, home visit) and support patients in accessing suitable help where this is indicated. Social prescribers are ‘community connectors’ who help people out of their difficult social situations.

Our social prescribers receive referrals predominantly by email, but patients can also contact them via the Staywell website https://www.staywellservices.org.uk/ or by phone at 0208 942 8256.