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Blaydon GP Led Practice, Blaydon Primary Care Centre, Shibdon Road, Blaydon on Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE21 5NWTel: 0191 283 4600
Tuesday and Friday
GPs are highly skilled doctors who support patients throughout their lives. They help you to manage your health and prevent illness and are trained in all aspects of general medicine.
Nurse Practitioners assist on all levels of patient care, usually within a GP surgery – they are able to diagnose and prescribe treatment.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Practice nurses work in GP surgeries where they plan and provide nursing care, treatment and health education to patients of all ages.
You will see a Practice Nurse for:
Wednesday Thursday Friday
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
You will see a Health Care Assistant for:
The admin staff provide support to our Clinical Staff on a daily basis. They may act as a chaperone if the clinician or patient requests this.
They have a wide variety of tasks to deal with which includes:
Midwives deliver babies and provide antenatal and postnatal advice, care and support to women, their babies, their partners and families.
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.
Community Link workers can help with most things around isolation and loneliness, debt issues, housing problems, form filling etc. etc. If they can’t help, they have a range of experts who they can pass the patients on to.
There is no referral criteria, anyone who has a non-medical issue that may be affecting their health in any way can be referred.
Usually patients will be seen in their own homes, or in a café/community setting, but where appropriate they may be seen in practice too.