A group of local professionals, some based permanently at the practice, meet weekly to work as a team to help our patients who are referred to them (with their consent) because they have complex needs with which more than one organisation may help.
The team is led by Dr Gareth Robinson, GP and includes a Social Worker, a Mental Health Practitioner, Therapists, Specialist Nurses, Talk Plus (counselling), Making Connections (social prescribing).
Integrated Care Team Co-ordinator: Zeph Storr
Clinical Pharmacist: Dilvir Gorae
Paramedic Practitioners: Frank O'Connell and John Liddell
Practice Community Matron: Melissa Leach
Referrals to the team are usually made by healthcare professionals such as the Community Nurses or the Ambulance Service or by the Doctors, but families or friends who are concerned can speak to Zeph Storr, the Integrated Care Team Co-ordinator for the group, who is based at Yateley Medical Centre for advice about whether a referral to the group would be helpful.
The feedback from patients and their families who have been helped by the team is very positive indeed.