Bennetts End Surgery

Gatecroft, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 9LY

Telephone: 01442 263 511

The surgery is now closed. If you require medical assistance, please contact NHS 111 or, in an emergency, 999.

Welcome to our new website!  We hold the Purple Star Award. We are an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice. 

Health and Wellbeing Coach

Health and Wellbeing Coaches predominately use health coaching skills to support people with lower levels of motivation to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage their health and wellbeing, whilst increasing their ability to access and utilise community support offers.

Health and Wellbeing coaches will:

  • Coach and motivate patients through multiple sessions to identify their needs, set goals, and support them to implement their personalised health and care plan.
  • Provide personalised support to individuals, their families and carers to ensure that they are active participants in their own healthcare; empowering them to take more control in managing their own health and wellbeing, to live independently, and improve their health outcomes through:
    • Providing interventions, such as self-management education and peer support; 
    • Supporting people to establish and attain goals set by the person based on what is important to them, building on goals that are important to the individual; and
    • Working with the social prescribing service to connect them to community-based activities that support their health and wellbeing.
  • Offer support to patients with known chronic diseases, such as diabetes, those newly diagnosed with high blood pressure, and overweight/obese patients who are struggling and need motivation. Face-to-face appointments last 30 minutes and all patients are offered follow-up appointments to enable them to develop skills in managing their wellbeing needs independently.
  • Complete referrals to secondary care services, such as weight management programmes and preventative services (an example of this is the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme). 
  • Arrange health walks in the local area to encourage patients to meet others in the community and increase physical activity.  
  • Larger group sessions for patients with similar needs will be planned in the future.

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