DR FIONA NEWMAN
Partner - MB ChB MRCGP DFSRH PGC MedEd
DR MANOJ BULCHANDANI
Salaried GP - MBBS,DNB (Medicine), MRCGP
Areas of interest: Medicine and all aspects of General Practice.
Other Roles: GP Trainer, Significant Events lead.
DR MEERAJ SHAH
Partner - MbChB, MRCGP, PGcert Med Ed
Areas on interest: Learning Disabilities, Dementia and Mental Health.
Other roles: GP Trainer & Mentor, Undergraduate Tutor, GP Workforce Lead, GP Support team.
DR ANTHONY SMITH
Partner - BMedSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, Adv Dip Primary Care Mental Health.
Areas of interest: Cardiovascular disease, mental health.
Other roles: GP Trainer.
DR JOHANNA BERGIN
DR SAMIA HASSAM
Salaried GP - MBChB (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG
DR SOPHIE BARFORD
DR FIONA MCLEOD
DR CLAIRE HORDER
"ACP’s are highly trained professionals who have a nursing background. As ACP has the ability to work across subjects and has the advanced knowledge and skills to look after your care as a whole.
Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) Qualifications: 1st BSc (Hons) Nursing degree, Working towards MSc Masters at the University of Worcester. Areas of interest: Emergency Medicine, and all areas of General Practice.
My role as a trainee ACP is to use my varied knowledge and skills to take on a more holistic approach when caring for patients. My role as an ACP is to manage your care in partnership with you and your carers. I am able to listen to your concerns and in partnership with you, make decisions on the next steps to make sure you get the care you need. As an ACP I am able to discuss treatment options, order tests, organise medications and work out the best treatment plan with you"
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.
Practice Nurse Manager
Specialist Nurse Practitioner - RN, Dip.N, Bsc (Hons)
Areas of interest: Diabetes, Heart Disease & Hypertension.
Other roles: X-pert Diabetes Educator with County Team.
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.
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.
Deputy Practice Manager
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.
Our medical secretaries are relied upon by the GP's, medical staff, and patients to keep office operations running smoothly. In addition to performing administrative and supportive functions, they must know medical terminology and be familiar with various medical procedures and business practices. They must have computer skills in order to accurately and efficiently process patient information, including payments and insurance claims. They manage the office, clinical system, e-referral system and patient records, and support the GP's schedule. They also support and prepare medical reports and transcribe and type medical reports.
We have other members of admin staff who perform other important roles such as data input, scanning and patient registration.
Sameeha is a pharmacist based within the surgery itself working as part of the clinical team alongside the GPs and nurses. The main purpose of her role is to help the team deliver high-quality care to patients by making full use of her clinical skills. This will be achieved by dealing with any medication or prescription queries, liasing with community pharmacies, undertaking medication reviews and ensuring that repeat prescriptions are updated after patients have been discharged from hospital.
The community midwives work in association with the doctors, providing care during pregnancy and immediately afterwards.
The district nurse team provide nursing care to patients who are confined to their own homes. You can phone them direct on 01527 488350.
Health Visitors are Registered Nurses with a further qualification which equips them with knowledge and skills to deal with children aged 0–5 years, support women antenatally, new parents, families, people experiencing bereavement, provide counselling and health promotion. The Health Visitor role includes caring, advising, supporting and educating individuals, families, groups and the community on health related issues.
You can contact your health visitor on 01527 488771.
Our current Health Visitor lead is Debbie Steadman.