Specialist referrals (APCS)
We offer assessment and treatment of a range of conditions as well as advice and guidance on managing these conditions.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and changes to recent national guidance we are taking a number of precautions to reduce risk to our patients.
All outpatient clinics are being reviewed and we are making changes to all planned appointments. Your E.N.T. or Gynae appointment may be postponed to a later date, replaced with a telephone consultation however in clinically urgent cases the Nurse Specialist may offer you a clinical appointment. The decision to delay or use telephone appointments is being made by the clinical team involved in your care
Information for patients
Gynae Patients- links to information you may find useful
- https://www.britishskinfoundation.org.uk/lichen-sclerosus-in-females (lichen schlerosis)
- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lichen-sclerosus/ (lichen schlerosis)
- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/post-menopausal-bleeding/ (unexpected bleeding)
ENT Patients- links to information you may find useful
- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/earwax-build-up/ (excessive ear wax)
- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tinnitus/ (noise in ears)
- https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/ear-wax (noise in ears)
- https://patient.info/ears-nose-throat-mouth/earache-ear-pain/eustachian-tube-dysfunction (Ear ache)
- https://patient.info/ears-nose-throat-mouth/earache-ear-pain/ear-infection-otitis-externa (ear infection)
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Depending on the service you are referred to we are able to offer a variety of diagnostics and treatment services. Currently APCS are able to offer services in the following specialities:
The people we see
Within APCS we see patients with dermatological, gynaecological or Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) problems who need further care but do not require hospital treatment. We also see patients who have sleep or snoring disorders and patients who have been considered as possibly suffering from sleep apnoea.
New patients can be referred into the service by GPs via referral through E-referrals. We only accept referrals for adults aged 18 upwards.
Existing patients or patients previously seen within the APCS services can be referred back into the service in the same way as new patients. The same age restrictions apply as those for new patients.
Services we do not offer
We are unable to see patients who require hospital treatment which includes surgery.
What to bring with you
On your initial assessment it is advised that you wear clothing appropriate for examination and bring a detailed list of any current medication.
Frequently asked questions
- What are Advanced Primary Care Services?
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 or consultant care.
- Who are GPs with special interests?
They are GPs who supplement their core generalist role in a doctor's 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 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 on-going 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 Primary Care Trust performers list.
Where are we?
- Marysville Medical Practice
- Oswestry Health Centre
Thomas Savin Road
Off Gobowen Road
- Shropshire Patients
Tel: 01743 276005 or 01691 663620
Who are we?
Advanced Primary Care Services (APCS) offer specialist care to a variety of patients that require further care for some specialist health problems but do not require hospital treatment. Patients will be seen by either consultants, specialist health care professionals or GPs with special interest in each speciality. Services are based in Shropshire..
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