Attached Staff

Practice Pharmacist

Our Practice Pharmacist, Gail Foreshaw, assists the practice team two mornings a week, dealing with patient medication queries, discharge medication reconciliation, pharmacy stock issues, chronic condition medication reviews and advising on diabetes medication.

For more information on the role of a Clinical/Practice Pharmacist, please click on the link below: - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtPlTyV5YsE

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Laura is our social prescribing link worker and is accessed through referral only

For more information on the role of a Social Prescriber, please click on the link below: - 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyr5FRdiKv8

Health & Wellbeing Coach

Ruth is our health and wellbeing coach and can assist with smoking cessation and provides NHS health checks - this is through referral only

Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health - 01884 836000

Community Nurses

Community nurses are an integral part of the primary care team.  You can contact them direct at the Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health or via the practice.  They can offer practical help in areas of home nursing, continence problems, leg ulcers, dressings and terminal care.  Often they work in close conjunction with other health professionals such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, chiropodists and members of social services.

Midwives

The midwives undertake antenatal clinics on Tuesday afternoons usually.  The midwives also run parenting classes - a chance to prepare.  Most of our patients have their babies either in the maternity unit at Tiverton Hospital, or in the consultant unit at Exeter.  Subsequent 6 week post natal checks are performed at the surgery by the GP.

Health Visitors

The Health Visiting Team for this practice is based in the Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health along with the other community nurses.  The health visitors within the team are all qualified nurses with specialist training and experience in child health, health promotion, health education and public health.  Their work with families is supported by the community health workers who have also undertaken specialist training.

The health visiting team generally supports families with children under 5 years and run weekly baby/child health clinics in Cullompton, Uffculme, Willand and fortnightly in Bradninch.  They also work closely with the school health team which is also based at the Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health.

The health visiting team works closely with the Culm Valley Children's Centre and from here a breast feeding support group is run and weaning talks are arranged monthly.  Baby and child developmental reviews are generally held at either the Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health or at the Children's Centre in Cullompton or Uffculme.

The Health Visitor for this practice is Rachel Carr and the School Nurse is Sandra Williamson.

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Physiotherapists

The Community Physiotherapists are based at the Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health. You will be referred to the Physiotherapist if required by the GP or Nurse Practitioner. You will then be contacted directly by letter with an appointment. They can be contacted on 01884 836016.

First Contact Physiotherapist

James is with the practice one day a week, dealing with musculoskeletal problems, often through referral by the GP.

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