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Foundation year 2 doctors

These doctors are in training posts at the hospital and come to the practice for 4 month rotations starting in Aug, Dec and April. They have experience from the hospital but have not worked in general practice before. One of the doctors at the surgery is available at all times to offer advice to our F2 doctors if they need it.


Locum GPs

During a doctor's annual holiday, a locum doctor may do a surgery and/or home visit. All our locums are fully trained doctors who specialise in general practice.


Practice Manager

Julie Dixon manages the practice. She is available to help with problems or complaints that cannot be handled by the receptionists. She is assisted by deputy Janet Gleeson.


Receptionists

The receptionists are Janet (deputy manager), Mandy (head receptionist), Pauline, Sandra, Julie, Hazel, Pam. Our Secretary, Andrea also does a stint on reception. They are trained to deal with most queries and will pass messages on to the doctors. Occasionally the doctors require them to gather some information for them which is why they will sometimes ask questions.


Practice Nurses

Sisters Elaine Robinson and Alison Dodd are available for advice, minor ailments and injuries, foreign travel vaccinations, blood tests, ECG's, health checks, ear syringing, contraceptive checks and injections. They help manage health problems such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and others. Ask at reception for an appointment. They are assisted by 2 Health Care Assistants, Irene and Lorna. We have 2 receptionists, Sandra and Pam, who are also qualified phlebotomists and are also available to take blood.


District Nursing Team

Ruth Marshall and Sarah Harrison assisted by Lesley. They nurse the housebound and seriously ill at home and advise about medical equipment on loan.


Health Visitor

Our health visitor is a nurse with extra training in child development and health education and works closely with the practice. The health visitor does home visits and is present at our child health clinic on Tuesday afternoons. She can also advise on illness prevention for all age groups. She can be contacted through the practice or 0191 282 3319.


Midwife

Our midwife, Sarah Wilson, visits at home before and after the birth and runs the ante-natal clinic every Tuesday morning at the surgery. She can be contacted through the surgery or on Tel: 282 1122


Practice Counsellor

Although not currently based at the surgery counsellors see patients at local centres including Lemington and Throckley. Further details of this service is found in the practice services section


Community Psychiatric Nurse

A service for those with more serious mental health problems is provided at home or at the community mental health team base on Westgate Road. Referral is through the doctor.


Dietician

There are no longer dieticians attached to individual practices but there is a dietician service available at local health clinics. Ask the doctor or nurse for details.


Community Phlebotomist

Sonia Payne and Joanne Gallon are technicians skilled in taking blood tests. They come to the surgery on Monday afternoon and Friday mornings and also visit people in their homes.


Medical Students

We are a teaching practice and medical students are with us from time to time in the surgery or accompanying doctors on calls. These students are engaged in a very important part of their medical training and patients' cooperation is extremely valuable and much appreciated. They are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors. You are free to choose not to have a student present. You will be informed if students are present and if you prefer to see the doctor alone simply mention this to the receptionist.

Updated June 2018