The Care Co-ordinator Team
Meet the team
Charlotte Bowser – Senior Care Co-Ordinator
Alfie Griffin – Care Co-Ordinator
Lucy Weatherston – Care Co-Ordinator
The Care Co-ordinator team’s role is to work alongside the GPs and nurses to ensure the best and most up to date care is provided to all our patients. With much routine and preventative medicine being delayed during the pandemic, we are helping to ensure this vital work is now prioritised. Our team will be working with patients for a variety of different needs. As well as co-ordinating the Covid vaccine campaign. We are currently assisting patients with:
Home blood pressure readings have been found to be better at guiding treatment than a one-off measurement done in the surgery. If your blood pressure is high, we may contact you, asking you to measure your blood pressure using a home monitoring machine twice a day for seven days in a row. After you have completed the seven days of readings and sent the results back, the team will contact you with your feedback and next steps.
Low Carbon Inhalers
NHS England is committed to deliver the world’s first Net Zero Carbon health service, responding to climate change and improving health, now and for future generations. Switching to inhalers which are better for the environment could help individuals, and the NHS, reduce their impact on the climate significantly. This is an important step towards creating a zero-carbon healthcare system fit for the 21st century
The most prescribed inhaler in the UK, Salbutamol (blue=reliever), has a carbon footprint equivalent (CO2e) of 28kg of CO2. That is the same carbon footprint as the greenhouse gas emissions of driving 175 miles from London to Sheffield in a small car. Different brands have the same medicine, with better carbon footprints.
If it is appropriate, we may discuss changing brands or types during either your annual asthma or COPD review or your annual medication review. Greener inhalers are not suitable for everyone. We encourage you to speak to a healthcare professional and discuss if changing your inhaler is the right thing for you.
Please get in touch with the team by emailing us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can contact reception on 01189722188 and ask to speak to the Care Coordinators.
Our office hours are 9:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday.