A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioners
A trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) is a qualified Registered General Nurse or a Pharmacist who is undertaking additional training in diagnosis and treatment. These advanced skills enable the ACP/ANP to function in a very similar way to GPs in diagnosis, treatment and referral.
North Halifax Primary Care Network
Since April 2019 we have been working in partnership with 5 other practices, serving over 40K patients in the geographical area of Halifax (in alphabetical order)
- Beechwood Medical Centre
- Caritas Group Practice (Woodside Surgery, Mixenden Stones, Shelf Health Centre)
- Keighley Road Surgery
- Lister Lane Surgery( Lister Lane Surgery, Boothwown Surgery, Nursery Lane Medical Centre)
- Plane Trees Group Practice
This partnership has enabled us to offer new services to our patients:
Social Prescribing- our Link Worker will refer you onto community and charity organisations to empower you to manage your health better
Afternoon Phlebotomy (blood testing) – by an appointment at any of the surgeries in the network
Late sample collection - facilitating all day testing in surgery
Extra appointments in surgery hours with GP of Advanced Practitioner in surgery hours
MSK physiotherapy appointments – no need to wait for an appointment in the hospital
Clinical Pharmacists – specialising in structured medication reviews
Acute Visiting Service – trained paramedics
Watch this space as we are embedding and maturing the existing services, whilst planning to offer new schemes to benefit our communities.