Mrs Carol Wayman – Pharmacist, QOF Lead (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)
Having qualified as a Pharmacist in 1991, Carol spent several years working as a community pharmacist. She obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Clinical Pharmacy in 1995. For the last 13 years she has been working as a pharmacist in GP surgeries. Since moving to West Malling Group Practice in April 2013, she has various responsibilities including liaising with local pharmacies, medication advice to all practice staff, implementation of medicines optimisation scheme, updating of medication from clinical correspondence, management of prescription requests and is practice lead for QOF.
Mrs Amunjot Dhillon PA MVR – Currently on maternity leave. (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and some Tuesdays)
Adult Nursing BSc 2008 University of Greenwich & Physician Associate Studies Pgdip 2012 University of Wolverhampton
One solution to problems of medical staff shortages has been the development of mid-level professionals, such as nurse practitioners and physician associates.1 Although not doctors, these professionals have the education and training to diagnose, treat, and refer autonomously within practice boundaries, as specified by local legislation and/or their employing organisation.2 The physician associate role has a 50-year history in the US (known as Physician Assistant), with growing numbers working in primary care3 and further expansion of training programmes under way in response to the Affordable Care Act.4 Modelled on the success of the role in the US, physician associates have recently been introduced into other countries such as Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, and India.5 In the UK, the first physician associates graduated in 2009 and the numbers of graduates are increasing.6 Unlike physician assistants in the US and the Netherlands, those in the UK do not have the legal authority to prescribe, however can recommend appropriate treatment with the supervision of a GP. They are able to make referrals to secondary care services where appropriate. Source; British Journal of General Practice
Amun can see a number of different conditions including; back pain, bites, boils and abscess, breast lump, chest infection, chest pain, cholesterol and diet, conjunctivitis, coughs, depression, diarrhoea and vomiting in adults, dizziness, eye infections, heartburn, head aches and migraines.