We’re supporting Patient Advisers in our practice
Virtually everyone who calls a GP practice to make an appointment asks to see to a GP, but very often help will be available from other highly skilled medical professionals such as nurses or pharmacists, or from another services, including the voluntary sector, who can support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs.
Patient Advisers will provide you with a first point of contact which directs you to the most appropriate source of help. Staff who are Patient Advisers have undertaken appropriate training to make it easier for you to get an appointment with the most appropriate professional – this could be with a healthcare assistant, practice nurse, clinical pharmacist based in your practice (who may be able to prescribe your medicines in the same way as your doctor) or your GP.
To help you access the correct service, when you call your Patient Adviser will need to know a little about why you need an appointment. Patient Advisers aren’t being nosey or obstructive in your request to seeing a GP, they genuinely want to help.
They will ask you a few brief questions as Patient Advisers have a number of alternative types of appointments available to them and they need to offer you the most appropriate appointment to deal with your problem. The most appropriate appointment may be with the GP or for example perhaps with another member of the practice team.
Patient Advisers have taken part in robust training and will treat all information in the strictest of confidence; you’ll then be directed to see the correct professional to meet your need. You can ask to speak to the Patient Adviser receptionist privately.
Medicine was a career I embarked on a little later in life having initially studied physiology at Newcastle University. I then studied medicine at Dundee University qualifying in 2004 before heading south to Liverpool to embark on my general practice training.
Having met my wife in Liverpool I am happily settled in the North West and have 2 daughters. I'm looking forward to continuing my GP career in Culcheth over the coming years.
CURRENTLY ON MATERNITY LEAVE FROM FEBRUARY 2020
I am originally from Dorset and lived there until I was 18. I went to Manchester University to study medicine and qualified in 2006. I met my husband and after getting married, we travelled around the world for a year and ended up in Australia where I worked for 6 months. I completed my GP training around Wigan at the end of 2014.
I have 2 sons who keep me busy, I also have a keen interest in travel, reading literature and currently go to zumba and run to keep active. I have an interest in women's/child health and I am enjoying practising in Culcheth.
|Dr Sinha (m)|
From the 1st of April 2019, Dr A Sinha will become a partner in the practice.
I am originally from Oxford and went to Manchester University to study medicine graduating in 2009. Having met my husband in Manchester we relocated to Warrington and I completed my GP training in 2015.
I have a young daughter to keep me busy and I also enjoy swimming, skiing and fitness. I am really looking forward to developing my GP career here in Culcheth.