PCN Services

PCN Services

Patient Ambassadors (our Social Prescribers)

Hamara | Patient Ambassador Video

Helen McEwan and Sohail Asmat have now left however, Kirandip Bhath and Lauren Morter have since joined the team. An updated flyer will be added in due course

Social Prescribers

How we can help.

  • Help and support with non-medical issues e.g. housing, debts, mental health, bereavement, refugee/asylum seeker issues and benefits.
  • Support clients to access Health & Social Care where needed. This will include supporting patients at meetings and acting as advocates.
  • Offer peer support groups e.g. sleep well and mental health
  • Work with other third sector organisations in the community to break down barriers for patients and help them to access information they need.
Mental Health Lead

How we can help.

  • The HEROES Peer Support Programme is a series of courses, workshops and generalised support groups for patients struggling with their mental health.
  • HEROES stands for Healing, Education and Recovery Of Emotional Strength and it also stands for the kind of person who joins our groups!
  • Groups are run by trained facilitators in a safe, compassionate and recovery-focused space.

We are excited to announce that our HEROES Groupwork Programme launches this month! The HEROES programme consists of 8 weeks of skills-based educational courses and workshops for patients with mental health problems. All groups are run in a support group style, with a motivational coaching approach, to support our patients to move forward and manage change effectively.

We explore topics such as Self-Compassionate practice, Mindfulness, Anxiety Management, Confidence Building and Assertiveness Skills. New courses will be added throughout the year.

Sharon and Sarah (Patient Ambassadors) are rolling out the first cohort, mentored by Miranda.

Introduction sessions at Bellbrooke have had remarkable feedback so far.

Please contact Miranda [email protected] for further details/fliers/programmes or Accurx self-referral template to text to patients. We are open to coming to surgeries throughout the PCN if you have space to hold a group.

We look forward to welcoming more patients who may be suffering emotionally. All mental health diagnoses welcome!

First Contact Practitioners (Physios)

How we can help.

  • To assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway.
  • FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. 
Integrated Nurse (shared with Leeds Community Healthcare Trust)

How we can help.

  • Woundcare clinics
  • Diabetes reviews
  • COPD reviews
  • Administer Covid & Flu vaccinations
Extended Access Services (All held at Bellbrooke)

We Offer

  • Paediatric Clinic:
    Monday to Friday, 16:00 – 18:00 (routine appointments only)
  • HCA routine appointments 
  • Smears
  • LARC, GP Sexual Health Clinic, coils & implants insertion/removal:
    Saturday, 9:00 – 15:00 (with 1 HCA Chaperone & Stock replenishing)
  • GP appointments:
    Monday to Friday, 18:00 – 20:00
    Saturday, 9:00 – 15:00 (Routine appointments)
    Sunday, 9:00 – 13:00
  • Practice Nurse:
    Saturday, 9:00 – 15:00
    Sunday, 9:00 – 13:00 (x 2 Nurses)
Community Cancer Support Service (CCSS)

How we can help.

  • The service provides personalised care and support and improves access to local support services to help people with cancer to lead as full and active life as possible
  • Some examples of how they can support: Holistic Needs Assessment, Personalised care planning and goal setting management 
Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service (LMWS)

How we can help.

  • We address the mental health needs of patients with complex histories, co-morbidity, patients who haven’t previously met criteria for or have disengaged with IAPT or CMHTs.
  • Support patients who find it difficult navigating into mental health services by themselves.  
Pharmacists

How we can help.

  • Projects e.g. Reviewed amber drug processes and put in place more robust systems to ensure safe prescribing of amber drugs
  • Support practices with clinical documents, queries and structured medication reviews
  • Ongoing Covid vaccination support
  • audits e.g. Methotrexate safety audit
  • DES medicines safety work and clinical review
Health & Wellbeing Coach

How we can help.

  • Coaching and motivating patients to identify their needs, set goals, and support patients to achieve their personalised health and care plan objectives.​ Coaching can help with losing weight​, managing a long term condition better​, exercise​, stress​, low self-esteem and lifestyle changes (job, college, etc.)​.
  • Prioritising a caseload of complex and/or at risk respiratory patients who will be reviewed in the nursing context and then screened to see if they would like health coaching.​
Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Melissa our Respiratory Nurse Specialist works with the most complex patients within the PCN. She reviews the patients that are at the highest risk of exacerbations and/or hospital admissions. These patients are identified from risk stratification registers within each practice. Patients can also be referred if health care professionals would like further advice or support.