UNIT 2 SECTION A1

A1-ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES OF GPS

GPS

ECTOMY- REMOVAL FROM THE BODY

There are numorous types of doctors but the ones we most commonly associate with are GENERAL PRACTITIONERS- they provide ongoing care in the community

eg- surgical procedures / preventative care

GPs do not specialise in a specific branch of medicine. 

GPs work with all ages for a range of treatments and generally provide preventative care

Local health centres are the main setting for GPs. They work alongside other professionals (eg nurse or doctor). GPs can refer patients to consultants or other care professionals for different treatmeants 

eg xrays and blood tests

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A1- WHAT IS PREVENTATIVE CARE?

Preventative care ensures to keep people healthy and aware of factors that may make them unwell

eg education on things such as smoking , screening, vaccination for all ages

It is different to disease treatment, as it aims to have an impact before the individual becomes affected

eg MMR jab

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A1- WHAT DO OTHER DOCTORS DO?

CONSULTANT- senior doctor who works in a hospital and specialises in an area of medicine- referred to in relation of their expertise

eg oncologist (cancer), cardiologist (heart), pediatrician (children)

they will lead a team of registrars and junior doctors

REGISTRARS- more experienced doctors but less experienced than consultants

JUNIOR DOCTORS- doctors who have completed their university based training but are still under the guidance of senior doctors in hospitals

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A1- ADULT NURSE

ADULT NURSE- works with adults (all ages) with physical health conditions

work in hospitals, clinics, GP practices, armed forces, in the community etc

plan individual care/ carry out healthcare procedures/treatments/ evalutate effectiveness

promote good health- running clinics/ health education programmes

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A1- MENTAL HEALTH NURSE

MENTAL HEALTH NURSE- work with patients with mental health problems

work in a range of settings- psych units, community healthcare centres, day care settings etc

the charity 'mind' estimates 1 in 4 experience mental health problems- most care occurs in the community

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A1- CHILDRENS NURSE (PREDIATRIC)

PEDIATRIC NURSE- works with children and closely with the child's parent/ care giver

they ensure that the care meets the social, cultural and family needs

can work in hospitals and children's homes

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A1- LEARNING DISABILITY NURSE

LEARNING DISABILITY NURSE- works with many individuals living in the community and not hospitals

this can include supporting individuals in schools, workplaces, residential settings or people living with family

their primary aim is to maintain the person's physical and mental health

they also aim to ensure as much as possible, they lead a fullfilling independent life

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A1- DISTRICT NURSES

DISTRICT NURSE- care for people of all ages- mainly older people/ disabled/ recently discharged

they are supported in their own homes and residential homes

they work closely with family members and other carers

they assess care and support needs of their informal carers as well as their patients 

informal carers- friends, family etc

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A1- NEONATAL NURSE

NEONATAL NURSE- work with newborwn babies

this includes premature babies

work is done in the community and specialist hospital settings

the babys parent are worked with cloesely and are actively encouraged to take a practical part in the childs care

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A1- HEALTH VISITOR

HEALTH VISITOR- provide support for family in the early years of their child's life (0-5)

the support is provided in GP practices, clinics, homes, nursuries etc

advice is also offered on feeding and weening (moving from milk to solid food)

routine checks on the childs development are carried out and parents are supported in the meeting of their child's developmental needs

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A1-PRACTICE NURSE

PRACTICE NURSE- work in GP practices

may be one in each practice/ larger ones part of a team

their tasks usually take blood samples, carry out immunisation, administer vaccinnes etc

health screening/ family planning service is also offered if qualified

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A1- SCHOOL NURSE

SCHOOL NURSE- usually emplyed by the NHS

can be employed by the school

other responsibilities include immunisation programmes and developmental checks

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A1- MIDWIFE

provide a central role in supporting women through all stages of pregnancy

ANTENATAL CARE- helping family prepare for adulthood

POSTNATAL- 6 weeks after birth

midwives provide care at both stages

their main role can be seen to be delivering babies in maternity departments/ hospitals/ homes

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A1- HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT

NURSING ASSISTANTS/AUXILLIARY NURSES

work under guidance of qualified healthcare professionals

usually nurses/ sometimes midwives

they may work in GP practices, hospitals, nursing homes, community healthcare settings

they can take pulse/ temperature, weight, making beds etc

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A1- SOCIAL WORKER

provide help and support for people of all ages through difficult times/ ensure that the most vulnerable are safeguarded from harm 

help people to live independently

social workers supports children, disabled, elderly, mental issues

social workers often specialise in working withadults or with children

ADULT SERVICES- older people, adults with disabilities, people with mental health problems,people with learning difficulties. Support people living independently and in residential care- service users family are closely involved

CHILDREN/ YOUNG PEOPLESERVICES- work with children and their families. Ensure that the children are kept safe from harm/abuse. Social workers can move children to safety if they are in direct threat/ harm. They work a lot in residential settings as well as young people leaving care and those at risk of breaking the law

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A1- OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

work with people of all ages who struggle with the practicalities of daily life

this can include washing, cooking, housework etc

this can be the result of disability, accident,old age etc

OTs carry out specific activities with patients and aim to get them to live an independent life

may work in GP practices, homes, prisons, hospitals etc

assisstive technology- wheelchairs, ramps, handrails etc

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A1- CARE MANAGERS/ ASSISTANTS

care assistants provide practical support for people who have difficulties with daily activities- all ages

thye work in clients homes, residential/nursing homes, suported/ sheltered accommodation

SUPPORTED/ SHELTERED ACCOMMODATION- shelter, support and care provided to vulnerable people to help them live independently as possibe- communal areas

roles may include helping with personal daily care,household tasks, paying bills

care assistants may only work with one person

intense support to manage everyday life

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A1- CARE MANAGERS

a leadership role within residential care

they are in charge of the provision of care

responsibilites centre around the running of residential care:

appointment of staff/ manage teams

manage budgets

ensure that care quality meets standards

care managers supervise their care assistants 

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A1- SUPPORT WORKER

closely linked to healthcare/ nursing assistants

support workers may work under the supervision of a number of H&SC professionals

eg physios, OTs, social workers

the socila worker may identify the needed steps to assist the famiy, and then leaves the support worker to put the plan into action

the typical things they support with are parenting skills, domestic skills and financial management.

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