As an extended Primary Care Centre with dispensaries at both main and branch sites the practice can deliver a broad range of services to the patients in west Copeland. This includes specialist clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular. Alongside this, our community staff include community nursing for housebound patients, health visiting for under 5s, on site physiotherapy, podiatry and midwifery for antenatal and postnatal care. The practice nurses can treat minor injuries, provide over 75’s screening, well person health screening and cervical screening along with a comprehensive travel service. In addition to 15 minute long consultations, our GPs perform minor surgery and contraceptive services along with a range of other treatments to enable patients to be treated where possible in the surgery rather than in a hospital setting.
We are fortunate to have onsite physiotherapy and you can self refer without seeing the GP first. Please complete the Self Referral form for Physiotherapy and hand it back in at the surgery so the Physio’s can triage before booking the appointment. This is a popular service but our physios have suggested that you watch this video first before completing a referral form. Its a short video about self care and what you can do to help in case there is a waiting list to see a physio.
Same Day Health Centre
The Same Day Health Centre (SDHC) is a service provided to all Copeland practices. You can be seen by a GP at West Cumberland Hospital if we have no appointments left for that day. They also provide an Musculoskeletal clinic. Our receptionists will advise you of these appointments when necessary.
The SDHC is located in the Outpatients department in the new building at WCH.
Referral for specialist advice
Shared Decision Making and Decision aids
Sometimes patients can’t be completely sorted by our team in the practice and need to be referred on to specialists for further care. We think it’s important for you to understand what the options are for you to make the best informed choice.
Shared decision making (SDM) is the conversation that happens between a patient and their health professional to reach a healthcare choice together. This conversation needs patients and professionals to understand what is important to the other person when choosing a treatment.
Once you have a diagnosis, there are often options for your care. These decision aids will help you to look at the range of treatments available to help you to decide whats best for you.