Clinics & Services
Emergency Care Practitioner
Newport Surgery, in partnership with other GP Surgeries in North Uttlesford, Uttlesford Health Ltd and West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, is currently undertaking a trial of using an Emergency Care Practitioner to carry out some carefully selected home visits.
Emergency Care Practitioners (ECP) are experienced Registered Paramedics who have undergone additional training in clinical assessment and emergency medicine. Their role is to assess suitable patients and either arrange treatment in conjunction with the patient's GP, to coordinate care from other health professionals, or to arrange for further assessment and treatment elsewhere (for example, in Accident and Emergency).
Using an ECP means patients can be seen earlier (most GP home visits take place after morning surgery) and can receive appropriate care sooner, particularly if the patient needs further tests or a hospital visit. Most GP home visits take up the same time as seeing four to six patients in surgery, and this means that the GP's time can be used where it is most beneficial for patients.
To provide quality care we operate a number of recall systems. Invitations are regularly sent out if you are taking medication that requires monitoring.
We follow national guidelines in the monitoring of chronic diseases. Most of this is done by our practice nurses under the direction of the doctors. You may receive a telephone call or letter asking you to make an appointment.
Annual monitoring of blood pressure and lifestyle advice is available for all patients over 16 years from our practice nurses.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes. Please contact the reception staff in September/October for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment.
Patients over the age of 16 years can now access a care navigation service. This free service is delivered in partnership by Community Agents Essex, Age UK Essex and the Provide Essex Lifestyle Service. If you are struggling with a non-clinical issue and it is impacting on your health and wellbeing - you can self refer to the service.