Additional Roles

Additional Roles in primary care bring specialist skills directly into practices along with general clinical knowledge and skills that can add capacity to practice GP and nursing teams.

It increases choice for patients, who can be seen quicker and for longer, and allows GPs to focus on people with complex needs.


Dieticians are experts in food and nutrition and can diagnose and treat nutritional problems. In our PCN you might see a dietician for the following reasons: • If you have ... [continue] Dietician

First Contact Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists can help people affect by injury, illness or disability through movement, exercise, manual therapy, education, and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, help patients to manage ... [continue] First Contact Physiotherapist

Health and Wellbeing Coach

Our Health and Wellbeing Coach works with people who want to take proactive steps to improve the way they manage their physical and mental health and wellbeing. They can provide ... [continue] Health and Wellbeing Coach

Mental Health Team

In our PCN the mental health team assesses patients under 25 who are struggling with any aspect of their emotional/mental health. They will be offered an assessment with the mental ... [continue] Mental Health Team


In our PCN, the paramedic offers a same day or next day assessment for practice patients who need a non-urgent home visit or patients in a PCN managed care home. ... [continue] Paramedic

Pharmacy Team

Clinical Pharmacists are practitioners who provide comprehensive medicines management and related care for patients in all healthcare settings, who are supported by Pharmacy Technicians. In our PCN you may see ... [continue] Pharmacy Team

Social Prescribers

Social Prescribers are link workers that have access to a wide range of local agencies, best suited to help with your overall health and wellbeing. In this PCN you might ... [continue] Social Prescribers

Date published: 26th July, 2023
Date last updated: 26th July, 2023