We are supporting Patient Advisers in our practice Virtually everyone who calls a GP practice to make an appointment asks to see to a GP, but very often help will be available from other highly skilled medical professionals such as nurses or pharmacists, or from another services, including the voluntary sector, who can support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs
Patient Advisers provide you with a first point of contact which directs you to the most appropriate source of help. Staff who are Patient Advisers have undertaken appropriate training to make it easier for you to get an appointment with the most appropriate professional – this could be with a healthcare assistant, practice nurse, clinical pharmacist based in your practice (who may be able to prescribe your medicines in the same way as your doctor) or your GP.
To help you access the correct service, when you call your Patient Adviser will need to know a little about why you need an appointment. Patient Advisers aren’t being nosey or obstructive in your request to seeing a GP, they genuinely want to help. They will ask you a few brief questions as Patient Advisers have a number of alternative types of appointments available to them and they need to offer you the most appropriate appointment to deal with your problem. The most appropriate appointment may be with the GP or for example perhaps with another member of the practice team. Patient Advisers have taken part in robust training and will treat all information in the strictest of confidence; you’ll then be directed to see the correct professional to meet your need. You can ask to speak to the Patient Adviser receptionist privately. In implementing the role of Patient Advisers we very much hope that you will find the new role helpful. The role will help the practice make best use of the services available both at the practice and in the wider community and in doing so indirectly increase the number of available GP appointments so that you can more easily secure an appointment when it is necessary.
We look forward to offering you an improved service and thank you in advance for your support.
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General Practitioners (GPs)
|Dr Raj Kumar (m)|
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
Dr Raj Kumar is the Lead General Practitioner for the Eric Moore Partnership. He graduated as a Doctor in 1991 and has spent his earlier doctoring years in hospital specialty roles before becoming a GP in 2000. He has a special interest in Gastro-enterology and innovation in healthcare.
Within the Practice, he has overall clinical responsibility for all aspects of services that are delivered by the practice team. He is committed to ensuring that all of the practice patients have access to the best care that the current NHS can deliver through the practice team and commissioned external healthcare organisations.
Due to a childhood and background across 3 continents Dr Raj Kumar can speak 4 languages - English, Kiswahili, Hindi and Tamil.
|Dr Oria Mariscal (f)|
Dr Mariscal joined our Practice team after having moved across to General Practice following an extensive number of years as an A&E Doctor, most recently so at Warrington Hospital. Her emergency care skills are therefore well spoken for.
She graduated in Madrid, Spain as a Doctor in 2005. She then went on to train further in General Practice and Emergency Medicine and qualified as a General Practitioner in Madrid in 2011.
Dr Mariscal is is part of the core team of GPs; she is accessible all week and attends to both sites of the Eric Moore Partnership.
She speaks English and Spanish fluently.
|Dr Tim Hudson (m)|
Dr Tim Hudson graduated in 1993 and qualified as a GP in 1998.
Before joining EMP he was a partner in a practice in Pudsey for 10 years and a GP in Leigh for 9 years.
He has an interest in respiratory medicine and is the practice’s safeguarding lead.
He is the practice’s representative on the local Primary Care Network