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Care Co-ordinator

Your Care Co-ordinator at Danebridge is Sammy. Care co-ordinators within GP practices, act as a central point of support for patients to review needs and coordinate services allowing them to access what they need, when they need it.

Who we can help
Examples of patients who may want to access the service are:

  • Recently discharged patients with ongoing care needs
  • Patient with a new diagnosis who may need support from local or national groups
  • Patients with long term or complex care needs
  • Patients who frequently access the practice and/or other care environments

How do I get a referral to these services?
When you contact the practice your request will usually be triaged by the GP or healthcare professional If they feel you would benefit from the input of one of the team they will ask for you to be referred to our care coordinator.

Care Co-ordinator Document

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Domestic Violence and Abuse

The staff in your practice are trained about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an IRIS practice. You can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family. You can also contact 0300 123 7047 option 2 and ask to speak to your local IRIS Advocate Educator.

The Open the Door website also has lots of information to help if you or someone you know who is in a relationship that doesn’t quite feel right. Visit openthedoorcheshire.org.uk for advice and access to self-support services.

Online security: if you’re worried about someone knowing you have visited this website and other domestic abuse pages from your computer please visit nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/site-services/cover-your-tracks.aspx

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Social Prescriber & Mental Health Social Prescriber

Social Prescriber referrals are for patients with issues that are impacting on their health & wellbeing. They are not clinical support but can provide support and information on areas such
as:

  • social activities and support
  • Social isolation
  • Financial and legal support/signposting
  • Advocacy and information

Those who may prefer brief counselling for immediate experiences or issues. Mental Health Social Prescribers are beneficial for adult patients (18+) with mild to moderate mental health needs as a result of issues related to social or practical complications such as housing and finances, vulnerable groups, socially isolated individuals, those experiencing heightened stress or anxiety due to Covid19.
They can offer short term Counselling – typically 4 to 6 sessions.

What happens if I’m asked to speak to a social prescriber or mental health social prescriber?
One of the team, Emily or Lauren, will contact you usually by telephone initially and may send you appointment details via text message. They will ask you a bit about yourself and explain the support they can offer you. These support roles are funded by the Primary Care Network (PCN)

Social Prescriber Information

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MSK Practitioner

Joint and muscle pains? Ask to see our MSK practitioner without waiting to see a GP.

Back pain and sciatica, shoulder pain, hand and wrist pain, foot and ankle pain, hip pain, muscle strains, whiplash, neck pain, elbow pain, knee pain, sports injuries.