Dorking Hospital Patients
We can see NHS patients on referral from the Consultants at Dorking Hospital through the Dorking Healthcare group of GP practices. Appointments can be given in the Medwyn Centre in Dorking or at our practice in Cranleigh.
Dorking Healthcare (DHC) Post Op
Cranfold are now able to see NHS patients following a referral, who have had operations at Spire Gatwick and Ashtead Hospital. Patients can be seen at any of our locations for assessment and may receive either a course of physiotherapy, or if appropriate, be referred to Cranfold’s Back School or Lower Limb class.
First Contact Practitioner (FCP)
We are delighted to be involved in a First Contact Practitioner pilot study with 5 GP surgeries in the Dorking area.
What does this mean?
Forward thinking GP surgeries across England and Wales are taking on more specialists as part of the NHS initiative to ensure that the right patients are seen by the right expert when they first come to the Surgery. This should deliver a more efficient and effective service – where possible, a “One Stop Shop”.
Some surgeries now have Pharmacists or specialist Nurses seeing certain patients instead of the GP, and we are very happy that the Dorking GPs have contracted our Cranfold Physios to diagnose and advise those of their patients coming to the surgery with musculoskeletal problems such as Back or Neck pain, painful hips/knees, tennis elbows, gout etc. We are excited that Dorking and Cranfold are in the first wave of a national program, recognizing the specialist knowledge of physio in this area. We hope to show that this will reduce repeat visits to the surgery, mean fewer prescriptions (though the physios can arrange prescriptions), and fewer referrals to Consultant Surgeons in the hospital. By seeing patients early, diagnosing their problem, and giving timely advice, or referrals for treatment, we hope to give patients a meaningful and positive consultation and are grateful to our GP colleagues for their support and advice. We are learning so much from each other!
Our Cranfold FCP team is:
Karen Love, Clare Wood, Camilla Birley, Esther Rostron, Jecy Kunju Kunju and Laura Fell
NHS Multi-disciplinary Clinics
Based in The Medwyn Centre, Dorking and available by referral from your GP to all patients of GP Practices in the Dorking, Leatherhead, Epsom and Reigate areas.
- Medwyn Back Pain Clinic – Specialist assessment and investigations of spinal pain by a Multi-disciplinary team comprising Cranfold Extended Scope Practice physiotherapists, GPSi GPs, Rheumatologist and Consultant Neurosurgeons.
Medwyn Back Pain Clinic may recommend that you join Cranfold’s Back School, which after an initial assessment, to make sure that you are suitable, you can join . You are required to attend for five sessions.