Our Staff

Doctors

DR TREVOR OWEN

Partner MB CHB MRCP (UK) DRCOG

DR VENICIA SALVARY

Partner MBBS, MRCGP

DR PRASAD GOSAVI

Partner Med Dip, DFFP, DRCOG, DPD, MRCGP

DR PARAMJIT SINGH

Partner MBBS, MRCGP

Physician's associate

Physician associates are trained health professionals who provide crucial support to doctors and have regular direct contact with patients. Physician associates work under the direct supervision of a doctor and carry out many similar tasks, including the examination, diagnosis, management and care of patients.

Nurse Practitioners

ALLISON YARDLEY

RGN BSC (Hons), Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Independent Nurse Prescriber.

As part of the primary care team the Advanced Nurse Practitioner works alongside the GP's to manage minor illness and injury. She is able to take your history, carry out a clinical assessment, make a diagnosis and prescribe appropriate medicines. She also provides health care advice and information and does practice nursing with a special interest in Diabetes.

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

JOANNA GOUGH

RN

Diabetes Care, General Nursing

LOUISE GREGORY

RGN Asthma Dip.,

Asthma, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, General Nursing

LAURA MURCOTT

RGN

CHERYL CHARLESWORTH

RGN

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

ADAM WILKINS

Practice Management

The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

PAM SMITH

Office Manager

LUCY TABBERER

Practice Manager

JULIE WIGLEY

Deputy Manager

Reception

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

JULIE BRADLEY

Senior Receptionist

Secretaries

Our secretaries deal with all aspects of referrals to hospitals or other institutions. They will help and liaise with those on your behalf if needed.

LIZ MORRIS

SONIA PILLER

Pharmacists

We have two clinical pharmacists working alongside the GP's and nursing team. A Clinical pharmacist is health professional who trains for many years to become specialists in medicine. • If you have a long term condition, the clinical pharmacist can talk to you about the medicines you are taking to make sure they are working for you. • They can also help you make changes to your life to help you stay well. • If your medicine is making you feel bad, the clinical pharmacist can help by changing your medicine or changing how much medicine you are taking. • If you take a few different medicines, the clinical pharmacist can help you make sure they are all working well together. • If your medicines have been changed while you were in hospital, the clinical pharmacist can help explain these changes and make sure the medicines are working well for you. If you would like to book an appointment for a medication review with one of the pharmacists book via reception.

Community Midwives

In an uncomplicated pregnancy the midwife will do the majority of the antenatal care, liaising with your GP or the hospital consultant as required.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Phlebotomists

TRACEY SMITH