This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.
- How does a GP refer in to this service?
Referrals for the Advanced Primary Care Service (APCS) Allergy services are to be sent via Choose and Book or if the GP Surgery is not on Choose and Book they can either be posted to: APCS, Louise House, Roman Road, Shrewsbury or faxed to: 01743 251576
If you are a GP with a general enquiry regarding this service please contact 01743 251564
You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.
Types of patients regularly seen
Patients normally seen by the service are those with suspected allergic reaction or hypersensitivity which requires further advice and/or investigation.
Frequently asked questions
- What are Advanced Primary Care Services (APCS)?
Advanced Primary Care Services see a variety of patients needing specialist, but not hospital treatment, for particular health problems.
These services have been developed using the skills of practitioners with special interests who are GPs, nurses, therapists and other health professionals who develop additional expertise which enables them to expand their clinical practice in a defined area.
These advanced practitioners are able to diagnose, manage and treat more simple problems and procedures in primary care, so reducing the need for a referral into main hospital/ consultant care.
- What are General Practitioners with special interests (GPwSIs)?
They are General practitioners (GPs) who supplements their core generalist role in a doctors surgery by delivering an additional high-quality service to meet the needs of patients. They must-
Demonstrate appropriate levels of skill and competence to fulfil the role they are specialist in (probably a postgraduate diploma in the relevant field).
Demonstrate a clear understanding of the key role the GPwSI is being asked to fulfil this is done through a vigorous process and accreditation with a local panel of professionals
Understand the appropriate clinical pathway.
Understand and participate in the clinical network in relation to the clinical pathway.
Set out commitment to ongoing training, updates and education through appropriate appraisal and a personal development plan.
Make appropriate indemnity arrangements.
Make appropriate peer review and mentoring arrangements. Demonstrate how the role fits the existing portfolio. Provide evidence of professional registration and recognition on a PCT performers list.