Working with Community Services

Beversbrook Medical Centre work closely with agencies in the community to ensure that our patients recieve the best possible care.  Working collaboratively enables us to provide a more joined up service with an emphasis on holistic medicine.

Wiltshire IAPT Service

Beversbrook Medical Centre have close links with the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service who offer a variety of services for patients who are suffering from anxiety or depression or looking to improve their wellbeing.  Here at Beversbrook IAPT practitioners visit the Practice weekly to offer brief intervention with an introduction to the IAPT cognitive behavioural therapy range of materials and tools to help.  In addition, the team can offer provide psychological services to those who have a long-term health condition.  To compliment these services, Beversbrook Medical Centre support IAPT Psycho-educational courses which can be booked via the IAPT their website without a GP referral required.  You do not need to be a patient at Beversbrook Medical Centre to book a place on the course.  For more information of the work IAPT do here at Beversbrook and in the whole of Wiltshire please see their website

 

Calne Neighbourhood Team

 

Beversbrook Medical Centre have a special relationship with our Neighbourhood team who is dedicated to serving the Calne area only.  Access to the team usually is made via a GP referral.  A multidisciplinary team which consists of an NT Co-ordinator, Community Matron, District Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Support Workers including a Care Co-ordinator who is based at Beversbrook Medical Centre and who works solely with our patients.  The team supports patients who are housebound of those whose condition requires them to have nursing or therapy from their own homes.  For more information on the neighbourhood team please click here

Caring for Carers

Beversbrook Medical Centre recognises the hard work and dedication of our patients who are carers.  The Practice was presented with a Gold Plus Standard Award for our efforts in 2015.   

 

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.  Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.

 

If you are a patient at Beversbrook and also care for someone else you may benefit from joining our carers register and benefit from bi-annual carers clinics which are supported by a Practice Nurse, a member of Carers Support Wiltshire and a representative of the Citizens Advice Bureau

 

The Practice works closely with Carers Support Wiltshire to ensure that patients are provided with the help and support that they need in order to stay healthy and able to carry on with their important work.   More information about our Carers Register can be found here

 

Carer Support aims to identify and help as many Carers as possible living in Wiltshire.  They provide free information, support, advice and opportunities for adult Carers who look after a relative, friend or neighbour, regardless of the disability, illness or age of the person being cared for.  

 

If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community. These range from support services catered to the carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services your council may provide.

 

Carers have different needs and centres can assist you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support.  Your GP Surgery can refer you directly to Carers Support Wiltshire, however do not necesarily need a referral from your GP to access services.  For more information about Carers Support Wiltshire please see their website