District nurses play a crucial role within our primary healthcare team. They visit patients in their own homes or in residential care homes, providing increasingly complex care for them as well as supporting family members.
The practice has a monthly multidisciplinary team meeting with the District nurses and offer clinical support to staff.
Our external health visitors monitor infant development, assessments, care of the under fives and their families as well as providing health education for all ages.
Didsbury Medical Centre is a training practice occasionally we may have medical students who sit in with the doctor or nurse during consultations.
You will be notified in advance if a student is going to be present and have the choice of requesting that the student leaves the room before the consultation begins.
Specialty Trainees (GPST2/GPST3 Doctors)
These are qualified doctors who have had some years of hospital experience and are choosing a career as a GP. They need to spend time in general practice in their final years as part of their training to become a GP.
We regularly invite GPST3 doctors to join the practice and they join us for a year. GPST3 doctors have in the past been called GP Registrars. GPST2 doctors are in their penultimate year of training and are with us for six months before moving to a different practice for their GPST3 year.
Foundation trainees (FY2 Doctors)
These are doctors who have been working for about a year since qualifying but who have not yet started training in a particular specialty.
We regularly invite FY2 doctors to join us at the practice to experience working under supervision as a GP for periods of four months.
Occasionally medical students will be sitting in with us as they too may be asked to come to the practice.
Mental health practitioner
Trained experts from local NHS trusts will offer people with severe mental health problems such as bipolar, psychosis or eating disorders, a consultation, treatment, peer support, or a referral to hospital teams without needing a GP appointment.
Trainee mental health practitioner
We have a first contact physiotherapy service offered by Sophie, an experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She can offer an assessment and advice and will arrange investigations / scans, further referrals for courses of physiotherapy, or will recommend seeing a GP assessment or hospital clinic referral when necessary.
The community midwives care for our patients during the antenatal period and for two to four weeks after the birth of the baby. They can be contacted with the below details:
- 0161 291 2942 (Wythenshawe Hospital)
- firstname.lastname@example.org – Self-referral email (Withington Community Hospital)
- mft.nhs.uk/saint-marys/services/maternity-services-obstetrics Self-referral form (St Mary’s Hospital)