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 STAFF CHANGES JULY 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT

After being a GP Partner at Moordown Medical Centre for over eight years, Dr Chris Elfes has formally announced his decision that sadly he will be leaving us in July 2020. Dr Elfes has given excellent service and dedication to his patients and work colleagues alike. He will be greatly missed.

 

At the same time, we are delighted to announce that Dr Helen Wright will take over his role as a GP Partner. 

We are also pleased to welcome Dr Laura Foster to the practice team.

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Elfes for all his hard work and support over the years and wish him good luck in the future. He is continuing to work in his other roles across medical assessment and education, but also intends to spend some time working abroad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH COACH AT THE PRACTICE

Managing life with a health condition isn't always easy. We know that understanding and keeping track of medications, treatments, tests and appointments with healthcare professionals are important, but also that a health condition affects our emotions, how we feel about ourselves, our social life, hobbies and day to day routines at home. Feeling confident managing all of that can be a challenge.

At  Moordown Medical Centre,  we have a health coach as part of our team. Clinical healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses can be really important to help us manage the medical aspects of our health, and health coaches can help us manage the emotional and practical impact in our day to day life.

The health coach is there to support people with health conditions to feel more confident, and have lots of experience talking about a whole range of subjects:

  • - managing pain and fatigue
  • - preparing for appointments
  • - accessing information to understand conditions and treatments
  • - feeling more confident getting out and about
  • - building a network of support around you
  • - accepting and coming to terms with having a health condition

Our health coach, is based  at The Moordown Medical Centre on Wednesdays each week, and is part of our team here to support you. Lots of patients and their carers say how hard it is when healthcare professionals only have ten minutes, but health coaches have up to 45 mins for each session to listen to you and support you.

Sessions with our health coach might be for you if...

  • you have a long term health condition or are a carer for someone with a health condition
  • don't feel very confident about coping with your health condition
  • would like the chance to talk to someone for more than 10 mins who is focussed on seeing you as a whole person.

Your GP  practice nurse or any member of the reception team can refer you to see the Health Coach, so if you are interested in this, please mention it to one of the team at Moordown Medical Centre. 

 
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