Additional roles have been introduced across Nottingham city to support Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and GP practices. This follows the guidance set out in NHS Englands Long Term Plan. From a patient point of view it means you may be offerend an appointment with a clinican other than a nurse or doctor when booking at your GP practice. From a practice point of view there is more clinical support available for patients. The additional roles in each PCN will vary based on the health and care needs of the local populations (population health management).
NCGPA is lead employer for a number of the additional roles across Nottingham city. These include:
- Link workers for Social Prescribing
- Clinical Pharmacists
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Health & Wellbeing coaches
- Care coordinator
- Physician Associates Dieticians
- First Contact Physiotherapists
- Occupational Therapists
Find out more about the roles active in Nottingham city below.
Social Prescribing Link Workers
Social prescribing starts with a conversation. It may be a conversation with a GP or with someone else from the practice team.
Link Workers support people to unpick issues they may be facing and give them time to focus on what matters to them. They connect people to community groups and activities that provide practical and emotional support, enabling the people to take greater control of their health and wellbeing.