Other Practice staff

Debbie Capper

Practice Counsellor

Debbie has been part of the practice team for over 25 years.

She can help patients with bereavement and loss, relationship issues, general anxiety symptoms, dealing with mild illness/chronic health issues, difficulties with life changes, stress and low mood.

Primary Care Network roles

GP surgeries are now part of Primary Care Networks (PCNs). This essentially means our practice works collaboratively together with other local practices to improve patient services and meet the changing needs of the community. Our PCN is called North Coast Alliance and we work with 6 other local practices.

We have put in place various additional clinical roles and services (these are separate from hospital and community services). Where the clinician feels you meet the criteria for referral, you will be referred to the appropriate health professional. These services offer a faster route to care and treatment.

PharmacistsWe have a community pharmacist who works with our practice to provide patient medication reviews and look at safety of medicines and other audits.
PodiatristsA podiatrist now has a clinic once a week in our Practice.
PhysiotherapistsA physiotherapist has a clinic once a week in our Practice. This is for acute medical conditions.
ParamedicsOur PCN has recruited paramedics who will be running an acute home visiting service. They have already been working in the COVID vaccination hub. You may also be seen by them in clinic in the Enhanced Access clinics at Miriam Medical Centre and occasionally in our Practice.
Social prescribersSocial prescribers help patients to improve their health, well-being and social welfare by connecting them to community services which might be run by the council or a local charity. They have been helping many patients in the last 18 months who have struggled with coping in the pandemic.