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Pharmacists

Mr Paul Hughes (m)

Practice Pharmacist                        

Qualifications: B Pharm, MRPharmS, IP

Professional Interests: Prescribing and Medicines Optimisation, Parkinson’s Disease, Polypharmacy and De-Prescribing.

Personal Interests: Trail running, cycling and fitness. Also astronomy and astroimaging. Loves exploring little known footpaths geocaching with the family.

Pharmacists play a key role in providing quality healthcare. They are experts in medicines and will use their clinical expertise, together with practical knowledge, to advise you on common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as well as healthy eating and stopping smoking.

 

Pharmacists can also help you decide whether you need to see a health professional. They can help you consider the alternatives next time you are thinking of making a doctor’s appointment.

 

Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals. Before becoming a pharmacist they will have completed a four year university degree and have worked for a year under the supervision of an experienced and qualified pharmacist, usually in a hospital or community pharmacy (such as a supermarket or high street pharmacy).

 

All pharmacists have to be registered with the regulatory body for pharmacy professionals, the General Pharmaceutical Council. As well as working in hospitals, community pharmacies and the pharmaceutical industry, you can find pharmacists working in a variety of places, such as in prisons, teaching and research facilities, and the military.

Mrs Kate Hosken (f)

Pharmacist                        

Qualifications: MRPharmS

Pharmacists play a key role in providing quality healthcare. They are experts in medicines and will use their clinical expertise, together with practical knowledge, to advise you on common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as well as healthy eating and stopping smoking.

 

Pharmacists can also help you decide whether you need to see a health professional. They can help you consider the alternatives next time you are thinking of making a doctor’s appointment.

 

Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals. Before becoming a pharmacist they will have completed a four year university degree and have worked for a year under the supervision of an experienced and qualified pharmacist, usually in a hospital or community pharmacy (such as a supermarket or high street pharmacy).

 

All pharmacists have to be registered with the regulatory body for pharmacy professionals, the General Pharmaceutical Council. As well as working in hospitals, community pharmacies and the pharmaceutical industry, you can find pharmacists working in a variety of places, such as in prisons, teaching and research facilities, and the military.

PrescribingTeam (f)

We have a dedicated Prescribing Team dealing with all your medication requests.  If you have a query regarding your repeat medication please contact them on 01726 932093 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm).  Please note they are unable to take requests for medication over the telephone.

Community Midwives

Community Midwives (f)

The Midwives work with the doctors to care for the mother before, during and after delivery. Antenatal clinics are by appointment only. In an emergency the "on call" midwife number is 0800 525900. Non-emergency calls should be directed to the maternity unit on 01726 873079.

Community Nurses

Community Nurses (f)

Our Community Nurses have a wide range of responsibilities and experience in providing general nursing care in the community. If you are housebound, you do not need a referral from the doctor and can contact them directly on 01726 873090 / 873091 or leave a message on their answerphone.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors (f)

A Health Visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

You do not need a referral from the doctor and can contact the St Austell team of Health Visitors on 01726 873097 / 873098 / 873099.

 

Attached Staff

Social Prescribing

St Austell Healthcare has recently started a physical activity based Social Prescribing Service for patients.


 


Community/social prescribing is a way of linking patients to sources of appropriate, non-clinical support in the community. The social prescribing facilitators provide links for patients to opportunities that will support them with improving their physical and mental wellbeing. Programmes are bespoke for individual patient needs combining follow-up and motivational interviewing.


 


Some of the initiatives we can refer patients to include: walking groups, support groups, exercise classes, gardening groups and gym based opportunities. Many have charges associated with their services but offer concessions for St Austell Healthcare patients.


 


We are not currently accepting self-referrals but if you feel that you would benefit from this service please speak to a member of our team who can refer you to the Social Prescribing Team.


 

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