MB BS (St Bartholomew’s Hospital 1988) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Cert MDM
B Med Sci BM BS (Nottingham University 1994)
MBChB (Liverpool University 1994) DFFP DRCOG
MBChB (Leicester & Warwick University 2006) MRCGP MMedSci BSc (Hons) DFSRH
MBChB MRCGP (Keele University 2008)
MBChB (Keele University 2009) MRCEM DFSRH DRCOG MRCGP
MBChB (Liverpool University 2006) BSC MRCS MRCGP
The practice has been a training practice for GP registrars since 2003, successfully passing several quality assessments to achieve this. As we already provide training for medical students, midwives, health visitors, district and other community nurses, this development completes our training package range.
GP registrars are doctors in their last year before becoming GPs, having completed their hospital training. They can prescribe and see all conditions, always with the support of one of the full GP principals.
The medical students are more closely supervised and tend to see patients alongside one of the main doctors.
Occasionally, doctors need to be assessed through video and you may be asked if you would kindly participate.
Our practice nurses hold surgeries by appointment.
They have had extra training in areas such as family planning, taking smears and the management of diabetes and asthma.
They can attend to:
The receptionist can help you decide whether it would be better to see the doctor or nurse.
It is sometimes possible to see the nurse sooner than the doctor and may be more appropriate.
Mary is our Elderly Care Facilitator
Julie sees patients with minor ailments.
Justin is a former paramedic with a degree in Paramedic Science who sees patients with minor ailments.
Our practice manager can advise on administrative and non-medical matters, she will also discuss any suggestions to improve the service or any problems you may encounter.
Reception Manager - based at Silverdale
All the receptionists may work at both sites.
The reception team are here to help you. They can advise you when the next available appointment is, whether you should see a doctor or a practice nurse, or whether there is an alternative to you attending the surgery eg advice from your local Pharmacist. Please don't hesitate to ask for help. In order that we can help you it may be necessary for us to ask for more information but please do remember that all our staff are bound by terms of the practice's Staff Code of Conduct in respect of confidentiality. The Department of Health require doctors' surgeries to report on the number of patients in doctors' surgeries who either smoke, do not smoke or have never smoked. We are also asked to collect information about patients' alcohol intake. On occasions you may be asked such questions by our reception staff.
Tel: 01782 715444
The midwives provide care and advice throughout pregnancy and postnatally. They run parentcraft classes and antenatal clinics at both surgeries on a Monday afternoon and are available in and out of hours for advice.
Tel: 01782 427300
District nurses attached to the practice work closely with the doctors providing home nursing care. They have access to equipment to make nursing at home easier for patient and carer.
Tel: 01782 427404
The health visitors look after the health and development of children and also work with families, the elderly and disabled people.
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