Who will I see?
We have many clinicians making up the BEDOC team; we offer a single episode of care and update your notes so that your registered GP practice can see them in real time.
Offering advice, support & examinations where clinically appropriate, issue acute medication, and make onward referrals
Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP)
Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) are, highly experienced, registered healthcare practitioners such as Nurses, Pharmacists, Paramedics, and other allied health professionals. ACP roles involve a high degree of autonomy and clinical decision making.
In addition to practicing their professional discipline (e.g., nursing) at an advanced level they can:
- Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients.
- Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan.
- Treat patients with minor illnesses.
- Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs.
- Make some onward referrals to secondary care services.
- ACP's cannot assist with pregnancy or related conditions. Sign fit notes (Only Doctors can do these by law).
Minor Illness Nurse (prescriber and non-prescriber)
Minor illness nurses are qualified to cover most minor illness conditions. They can give advice and where appropriate prescribe or action a prescription after a discussion with a GP/ACP.
- The red or painful eye.
- Ear problems such as hearing loss and ear infections.
- Sore mouth. Bacterial and fungal infections including cold sores and ulcers.
- Upper & lower respiratory tract lung conditions to include painful sinuses, asthma exacerbation, sore throat, cough, and bronchitis.
- Head, neck and back pain including joint pain.
- Skin conditions including, eczemas, psoriasis, wounds, burns, infestations, insect bites, shingles, bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
- Acute abdominal pain covering diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, indigestion.
- Urine tract infections.
- Headaches and dizziness.
- Gynaecology overview covering vaginal discharge, pelvic pain including delaying periods and emergency contraception.
Practice nurses provide a broad range of nursing and medical care to patients:
- Review conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart conditions, skin.
- Women’s health: Contraceptive reviews, smear tests, vaginal swabs.
- Wound care.
- Injections and vaccinations including depos.
- Lifestyle and long-term condition advice i.e., blood pressure, weight management.
- Patient health checks.
Health Care Assistants (HCA)
HCAs are commonly trained to undertake clinical procedures, such as blood pressure and new patient checks, health promotion, urinalysis, weight and height recording.
- BP Check.
- Hypertension review.
- Dressings Simple.
- Lifestyle Advice.
- New Patient Health Check.
- NHS Health Check.
- Suture /Staple Removal.
Many things affect your health and well- being. GP’s often say a lot of people visit them feeling isolated, lonely, or stressed by work, money, and housing problems.
A Social Prescriber is a new kind of health professional to help improve your health and well- being. They offer you the kind of help and support that doesn't come in a tube or a bottle; they are there to listen to you and put you in touch with people and activities that might help you to feel better.
Our wonderful team of Receptions ensure the sites run smoothly looking after patients and the clinical team.
Meet the Head Office Team
BEDOC Chair of Council
Dr Adedayo Kuku
Chief Executive Officer
Dr John Kedward
Sandra Mabbott (Operations), Tracey Caton (Finance), Lesley Quinn (Clinical Services Governance).
Natalie Burchmore (Operations) Tania Pettet (Clinical Services)
Admin, Operations & Clinical Team
Jackie (PA to CEO), Eileen, Mary, Sophie, Dally (Operations Team) Racheal (Senior Nurse) and Chris in Admin Support