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Hastings & Rother Healthcare has an extensive team of experts based across three sites. All of our team members are peripatetic which means they travel from site to site in order for us to provide the best care possible for our patients.
General practitioners (GPs) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care.
An Advanced Nurse Practitioner is an experienced and autonomous registered nurse who has developed and extended their practice and skills, guided by The Code (NMC 2015) in unpredictable situations. This may include managing patients with undiagnosed healthcare problems and is shaped by the context of their clinical practice. This advanced level is underpinned by the essence of nursing, and the values of caring. It applies the principles of knowledge of the patient as a distinct person and an individual whilst respecting and working with their culture and diversity.
The paramedic practitioner is trained to independently provide care that does not require the intervention of a doctor. The paramedic has access to the full GP record. They report directly back to the GP with the outcome of the visit and any updates on any treatment and medication that was given.
Clinical pharmacists are health professionals who train for many years to become specialists in medicines. They can work directly with you as part of the GP team to make sure your medicines help you to get better and stay well.
Mental health nurses are responsible for planning and providing support and medical and nursing care to people who have a range of mental health issues. Mental health nurses support people with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to personality and eating disorders.
General Practice Nurses work in a GP surgery as part of a primary healthcare team, which typically includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and dietitians. A practice nurse will be involved in almost every aspect of patient care and treatment, undertaking such tasks as:
Healthcare Assistants support the practice nursing team in the delivery of nursing services, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the patient population.
The healthcare assistant will deliver and assist clinical staff in the provision of treatment, preventative care, health promotion and patient education.
Phlebotomists draw and prepare blood for medical testing, transfusions or donation. Phlebotomists are trained to collect blood via venipuncture, finger pricks, or in the case of infants, heel pricks.
Our central department has been designed to carry out various functions relating to our network of surgeries. This covers operations, HR, Finance, Compliance, patient liaison and planning of new projects & services.
Our dedicated team of administrators cover a vast array of duties ranging from registrations, medical summaries, insurance reports, document management and medical referrals.
Receptionists are often the first person our patients communicate with. As part of our Triage process, our reception team will ask the nature of your query in order to navigate you to the best possible member of staff. You can contact our team via telephone, Engage Consult or email.