Allied Health Professionals

We now have a wider multi-skilled team of healthcare professionals who work alongside the doctors and nurses providing medical care at Thornbury Road Centre for Health:

Advance Nurse Practitioner: qualified nurses to assess patients using their clinical knowledge and expertise to diagnose, prescribe and refer patients to a specialist.

Physician Associate: medically trained to work alongside GPs to provide assessment and develop a management plan for patients with conditions including chronic disease. They also assist with care planning and disease prevention.

Pharmacist: healthcare professional helping patients with medication related issues, medication reviews and medications prescribed for chronic disease management.

Physiotherapist: qualified clinician to help assess joint pain, muscle injuries , help patients manage appropriate exercises, manage pain and arrange referral to musculoskeletal team.

Social prescriber: healthcare link worker who is able to help with the non- clinical needs of patients including support with finances, support with food, social Isolation and loneliness, staying active at home, mental health support and long-term conditions.

Health Care Assistant (HCA):  provides support for the nursing team by taking blood test samples, blood pressure checks, health checks, health promotion and prevention, injections and vaccinations, refer patients for lifestyle programme including smoking cessation.

Paramedic: To help with triage and management of minor illnesses, and provide continuity for patients with complex health needs. To carry out assessments and manage requests for same-day urgent home visits, as well as regular visits to housebound patients with long -term conditions.