Healthcare team

Community nurses

Our team of district (or community) nurses will visit patients who are confined to their home and require nursing assistance. Requests for home visits by a district nurse can be arranged through a member of the practice’s reception team or by a doctor.

Enquiries about district nursing matters can also be made by directly contacting the district nursing team on 0161 529 6210. If the district nurses are unavailable to take a call, a voicemail facility is available to record a message.

District nurses play a crucial role in the primary health care team. They visit people in their own homes or in residential care homes, providing care for patients and supporting family members.

As well as providing direct patient care, district nurses also have a teaching role, working with patients to enable them to care for themselves or with family members teaching them how to give care to their relatives.

District nurses play a vital role in keeping hospital admissions and re-admissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.

District nurses will assess the health care needs of patients and families, monitor the quality of care they’re receiving and be professionally accountable for delivery of care. Patients seen by district nurses can be of any age, but often many of them will be elderly, while others may have been recently discharged from hospital, be terminally ill or have physical disabilities.

District nurses may be visiting patients every day or more than once a day, offering help, advice and support and often work with other groups, such as the social services, voluntary agencies and other NHS organisations and help to provide and co-ordinate a wide range of care services.

Health visitors

Our health visitors have specialist training in all aspects of childcare and development and often visit patients at home.

All children under five have a named health visitor, who is part of a team. Our health visiting team is based at Levenshulme, Sure Start Childrens Centre, Broom Lane, Levenshulme, M19 2UH and can be contacted directly by telephone on 0161 219 2958. The name and contact details of your health visitor will also be in the parent held record (red book).

The members of the team include:

  • Health visitors
  • Community staff nurses
  • Parenting practitioners
  • Healthcare support workers

They offer information, guidance and support on issues such as:

  • Parenting
  • Breast feeding
  • Child development
  • Immunisation
  • Isolation and depression
  • Family conflict
  • Healthy eating and lifestyle
  • Quitting smoking
  • Pregnancy and sexual health

Most services are offered to everyone. However some children and families may need extra support to ensure that they are having their health needs met. The teams work closely with parents, supporting them in their decisions regarding the care and development of their children. They offer one to one family support and work with the family to agree the best level of input needed to support parents and carers to achieve the best health outcomes for their children. Health visitors work throughout the community to prevent ill health and to promote healthy lifestyles. In addition to working with GP surgeries, they also work with others involved in child care including early years and education providers, social care and health and voluntary organisations.


Adam Williams, male


Khalida Huq, female

Social Prescriber

Lisa Humphrey, female


Stratos Triantafillou, male

PCN Dietitian and Social Prescriber

Our Primary Care Network (PCN) offers a Dietitian (Chloe) and a Social Prescriber (Zoe) who support people living with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes (also called non-diabetic hyperglycaemia) and obesity. They can help you to take control of your health and wellbeing and make positive changes to your lifestyle.

They offer one-to-one sessions at a local practice, group education sessions in a community venue and diabetes education drop-in sessions. They also regularly attend community events to offer information education around healthier living. Chloe and Zoe have teamed up with MCR Active to include an exercise element alongside their own education offer.

You can ask the practice to refer you or contact Chloe and Zoe directly using the details provided below.

‘Chloe and Zoe have been amazing. Very helpful and welcoming, good knowledge and resources.’

‘I wouldn’t have known where to start without the support provided. I now feel confident continuing with the changes made as part of my weight loss journey.’

Chloe MacDonald – Dietitian (07835 262456

Chloe MacDonald, DietitianChloe has worked as a registered dietitian for over 10 years with lots of experience working in hospitals and GP practices.
As a registered dietitian Chloe’s goal is to translate nutritional science into practical and easy to understand information. Chloe is extremely passionate about the role nutrition plays in allowing people to live healthier and happier lives. She uses a holistic approach and tailors her recommendations to accommodate people’s individual needs.

Zoe Austin – Social Prescriber (07835 261450

Zoe Austin, Social PrescriberZoe has worked as part of the NHS for nearly 10 years and is a member of the National Association for Link Workers. She has gained a lot of her experience working within community rehabilitation services, helping to increase the independence of people living with a wide range of health conditions. Zoe is passionate about supporting people who may be struggling to adapt a healthier lifestyle, helping to increase their health confidence and outcomes through a person-centred approach.

What to expect from the social prescribing service

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  • Focus on personal goals and concerns that matter to you.
  • Explore diet and exercise guidance, helping to promote weight loss, prevention, or management of type 2 diabetes.
  • Support with building your knowledge, confidence, and skills in improving and managing your own health and wellbeing, including exploring potential barriers which may impact change being made.
  • Learn more about local services available and gain support with accessing these.