Unplanned Care Team
Emergency Care Practitioners
Paramedic Practitioners or Emergency Care Practitioners carry out home visits and give advice over the phone to patients unable to travel to the surgery. They can see patients with minor illness and infections at the surgery. ECPs at The Beacon Health Group play a vital role in supporting the doctors to look after our patients receiving palliative care or nearing the end of life.
Nurse Practitioners are highly-trained professionals and can undertake complex reviews of patients, just like GPs. They can assess symptoms and build a picture of a patient's condition, treat minor health problems, infections, minor injuries and prescribe medication where necessary.
Physicians associates are clinically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. Similar to a GP, they provide medical care to all patients, including diagnosing illness, management of ongoing conditions and analysing test results. They are able to deal with any age or illness, and have a senior doctor supervisor on hand for advice if needed.
Clinical Pharmacists are becoming more common place in GP practices and are qualified professionals whose skills include reviewing medications for patients who have long term conditions. They can also treat minor illnesses and refer patients onto other services.
Pharmacist Team Lead
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living and blood pressure.