The practice also has 2 other doctors, they are not partners but are salaried doctors employed by the surgery.
We have two Nurse Practitioners (Janice Howcroft & Ann Rutherford) based at the surgery and they are available to see patients with any of the following:
The Nurse Practitioners can prescribe a full range of medication where needed.
Mrs Sharon Leonard 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.
Mrs Brenda Brackenbury
Our practice nurses and health care assistants will see you for a wide range of services including health checks, holiday vaccinations, smoking cessation, reviews for people with problems such as asthma & diabetes, smear tests & blood pressure checks plus numerous other things.
When making an appointment with the nurse or health care assistant it is helpful to tell the receptionist the reason for the appointment so you can be booked for an appointment with the appropriate nurse. Also some appointments will require a longer than usual appointment time.
Our nurses are Sister Anne Hennessey, Sister Lynn Johnston, Sister Julie Berriman, Sister Catherine Tawse, Sister Allyson Robinson, HCA Pauline Denning and HCA Helen O'Neill.
Our team of experienced and well-trained support staff is on duty to help you during surgery opening hours. The reception team deals with requests for appointments, home visits and repeat prescriptions. They are there to help you obtain advice and treatment, and any advice they may give is strictly in accordance with guidelines laid down by the GP's and the practice manager
At times the members of the reception team may need to ask you for more information about your illness or condition to ensure you see the right member of the practice team for your treatment.
All of our staff are bound by the same code of conduct as the doctors and nurses at the practice. This means that whatever information you give them is treated in confidence and is not discussed with anyone else except other health professionals involved in your care.
We have a large team of experienced staff helping the smooth running of the centre. They include administrative, records, computing and domestic staff.