Kerry Hart supports patients towards a healthier lifestyle, helping with healthy eating, physical activity, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake and sexual health.
She can signpost patients other local services and organisations. She meets with patients on a one2one basis at the surgery regularly, she can also do home visits if required and authorised by the surgery.
She encourages, supports and empowers patients to make a more confident approach to their health.
Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPS)
Alex and Paul carry out a number of tasks at Horsefair, a couple of examples are: Clinical Triage and Acute Home Visits. The introduction of the ECP role at Horsefair has dramatically improved life for GPs, so much so that we have employed a second ECP called Paul. Together with the nursing team, the ECPs will man the Clinical Triage Service which commences on Monday 18th January 2016. All calls from patients requesting an on the day, emergency appointment will be logged by a receptionist and one of the team will call the patient back and triage their problem. Alex and Paul also perform home visits throughout the day, which means that the patients no longer have to wait for the Doctor to finish their clinic.