- Jemma Knowles – Advanced Clinical Practitioner
Non-Medical Prescribing, PG Dip Advanced Clinical Practice, PG Cert Advanced Clinical Practice, BSc (Hons) Pre Hospital Emergency Care, Dip HE Paramedic Science.
- Karen Price – Social Prescriber
Hi, my name is Karen Price and I am your local Social Prescriber, based in the North Cotswolds. I work for The Community Wellbeing Service which is hosted by Gloucestershire Rural Communities Council. This is a free and confidential service for people over the age of 16.
- Javier Llodra-Belda – Clinical Pharmacist
Javier was born in Granada, Spain. He attained his pharmacy degree at the University of Granada in 2008. In March 2009 he moved to the UK and worked in community pharmacies and a hospital setting before becoming Clinical Pharmacist for the North-Cotswold Primary Care Network in November 2019.
He also has a Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy from the De Montfort University and is an independent prescriber. His role involves: Optimising patients’ medicines so patients only take/use the right medication, at the right time, when needed without an extra cost to the NHS, performing medication reviews, to verify that medication is not causing harm and is appropriate for the patients current condition and resolving any questions or concerns patients might have about their medication
What is Social Prescribing?
Social Prescribing is a service for patients to help and support with issues that are non-medical. People with social, emotional or practical needs are supported to find solutions which will improve their health and wellbeing, often using services provided by the voluntary and community sectors.
Advice on non-medical issues may include:
- General health and wellbeing
- Volunteering in the local area
- Accessible transport
- Age related advice and activities
- Support with healthy lifestyles
- Building networks
- Getting back in to work
- Support for long term health conditions
- Emotional wellbeing
- Activities within the area
- Social isolation
Karen is currently working from home but is on hand to provide support over the telephone to anyone who needs it.