To complement the existing staff within GP Practices, three new practice based roles have been created :- First Contact Physiotherapists Social Workers Mental Health Practitioners You will be able to book an appointment with any of these services DIRECTLY without first seeing your GP.
The full multi-disciplinary team is currently operating in the Down and Derry GP Federation areas.
If you live in West Belfast you will be able to access the first contact physiotherapy service.
If you live in one of these areas, you can book an appointment with any of these services directly without first seeing your GP.
You will also have improved access to health visitors and district nurses.
Multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) seek to address any issues that you face at the earliest opportunity, providing access to a range of experts who can provide you with the care, advice and support that you need.
Information leaflets on the Primary Care MDT Service attached (see related documents).
To access MDT services, patients should link directly with their GP practice