Additional Support Services

Practice Nurses

The practice nurse team is available for dressings, well-woman and contraception services and routine medical examinations, as well as monitoring problems such as diabetes, asthma etc. The nurses are also able to advise on and treat a range of minor medical problems and can provide telephone advice and discuss test results. Please ask for an appointment with the nurse instead of the doctor if you feel this is appropriate, and reception staff will suggest speaking to or seeing the nurse on suitable occasions

District Nurse

We have a team of community nurses who provide key services to our housebound patients in the community. They also have an important role in assessing and treating patients discharged from hospital after operations or serious illness. The community nurses are in daily contact with the doctors and other team members and often take the lead role in treating patients at home. We also involve a wider team, such as the Douglas McMillan nurses where appropriate.

Mental health practitioner 

An ageless service helping patients  with a wide range of mental health needs. • There to support patients to access the best service for their needs, by signposting or referring patients on.

Support time recovery worker (STR)

Our STR supports with assessing, signposting and providing short term interventions for mental health patients. Most work will take place in the community and will be a goals based approach. The STR will work with people who may experience severe and enduring depression and anxiety, severe mental illness such as bi-polar or schizophrenia or alternatively agoraphobia or OCD, providing support in a community or home setting.

First Contact Physiotherapy

A typical First Contact Physiotherapist appointment involves assessment, diagnosis and first line management of musculoskeletal conditions. • This is a person-centred service, most appointments include self-management advice, social prescribing, and discussions about physical activity and fitness for work. • We do not provide a course of physiotherapy treatment but can refer patients for a course of physiotherapy treatment if it is clinically appropriate. • The service is only for patients aged 18+

Social prescriber (coming soon) 

Our social prescribers will talk with patients to understand their needs and discuss what help and support is available. If there is a problem that is not medical, the social prescriber can connect the patient to appropriate support and find ways for them to feel more in control of their health and wellbeing and a part of the community.

Clinical pharmacist 

Our clinical pharmacist answers questions about the patient’s medicines and discuss how to get the best results for their health and lifestyle needs and support with: • Medication side effects. • Over the counter products. • How to take different medications. • Interactions with multiple medicines. • Different ways to access prescriptions. Our pharmacy team advise on medication in the local care homes too and complete Structured Medication Reviews (SMRs)

Health and wellbeing coach

Our Health and Wellbeing coaches (HWBC) provide personalised 1:1 or group session work to support patients to achieve self-identified health and wellbeing goals that will enable them to better manage and take ownership over their health concerns.


Counsellors work with clients experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties to help bring about effective change and/or enhance their wellbeing. All sessions are held in a safe and confidential environment. Our Counsellor can support people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, loss and relationship difficulties that are affecting their ability to manage life. Clients are encouraged to look at their choices and find their own way to make a positive change in their life.  

Contraception and “Well Woman” Services

We offer a range of contraceptive services, advice and cervical screening services. Please ask one of the Doctors or Practice Nurses for more information.

Pregnancy Services

All the doctors provide full pregnancy services, in partnership with our attached Community Midwife. We offer bookings at Derby, Macclesfield or University Hospital of North Staffordshire, as well as home births when appropriate.

Please generate a “My pregnancy Notes” profile here to view and manage details of your pregnancy at University Hospital of North Midlands.

Child Health Services

Should you require Health Visitor advice please call 0300 124 5029. Our practice nurses undertake all child health immunisations in surgery.