Our Staff

More healthcare professionals are being recruited to work alongside GPs at your local general practice.

Depending on your needs, you may be seen by a member of the wider general practice team.

Doctors

DR FIONA NEWMAN (F)

Partner - MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH, PGC MedEd.

Areas of interest: All areas of General Practice, family planning/women's health, Safeguarding, Palliative care. Other roles; Senior Partner, GP Trainer.

DR JOHANNA BERGIN (F)

Partner

DR ANTHONY SMITH (M)

Partner - BMedSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, Adv Dip Primary Care Mental Health.

Areas of interest: Cardiovascular disease, mental health. Other roles: GP Trainer.

DR MEERAJ SHAH (M)

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 MANOJ BULCHANDANI (M)

Partner- MBBS,DNB (Medicine), MRCGP

Areas of interest: Medicine and all aspects of General Practice. Other Roles: GP Trainer, Significant Events lead.

DR FIONA MCLEOD (F)

Salaried GP- MBCHB, MRCGP, DRCOG, LoC-IUT, LoC-SDI-IR

Areas of interest: Minor ops, joint injections, family planning-contraception and Women's Health.

DR E MEAD (F)

Salaried GP- MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, PGCert Med Ed

Areas of interest: Women's Health, Medical Education.

DR RANIA EL-BELTAGY (F)

Salaried GP- MBChB, MRCPCH, MRCGP

Areas of interest: Children's Health

DR HANNAH THEOBALD (F)

Salaried GP

DR ADAIAH YAHAYA (M)

Salaried GP- MBBS, M.SC, MRCGP

Areas of interest: Genomic medicine, health inequalities, joint injections, health policy.

Specialist Nurses

Specialist nurses are experienced practitioners working within the area of long-term health conditions.

ELAINE JAMES

Specialist Nurse Practitioner - RN, Dip.N, Bsc (Hons)

Areas of interest: Diabetes, Heart Disease & Hypertension. Other roles: X-pert Diabetes Educator with County Team.

ALISON ROGERS

Respiratory Nurse Practitioner. RGN Dip.N Nurse Prescriber

Area of interest: Respiratory Disease. Diplomas in: Asthma, COPD, and Performing/Interpretation of Spirometry. Background: Qualified 1998 Coventry University. Worked in General Practice since 1999.

CAROLINE KELLE

RGN, Queens Nurse

Areas of interest: Diabetes

Practice Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help within the areas of but are not limited to family planning, lifestyle advice, wound care and dressings. They also carry out cervical smears and travel health.

KATIE WILLIAMS

RN, BSc First Class (Hons)

Areas of interest: General nursing care, treatment room.

MARISHA TARRY

RN, BSc (Hons)

Areas of interest: Treatment room & General Nursing care. Mentor Practice Assessor. Background: Acute & Community Nursing Care.

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.

SERENA THOMPSON

Runs the Hypertension clinic with support from Elaine and Amelia. Amongst her many roles, Serena also performs NHS health Checks, DOAC appointments, New Patient Checks and Vaccinations.

BETH DALY

Roles in Phlebotomy, B12 injections, vaccinations, wound checks and ECG'S.

SAMANTHA ROSE

Roles in Phlebotomy, ECG's, Vaccinations, B12 injections, Wound dressing.

CLAUDIA ROYSTON

Phlebotomy, vaccinations, b12's, wound checks, DOAC, health checks ,new patient health checks, ECG's.

LOUISE GRUBB

Phlebotomy, Hypertension, B12 injections, Shingle, Pneumococcal and flu vaccinations, ECG's, NHS health checks.

Additional Roles

https://www.england.nhs.uk/long-read/additional-roles-a-quick-reference-summary/

HENNA ZULFIQAR

Physician Associate

KEERTHANA MUTHURAJAN

First Contact Physiotherapist

Pharmacists

Our pharmacists are based within the surgery itself working as part of the clinical team alongside the GPs and nurses. The main purpose of their role is to help the team deliver high-quality care to patients. 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.

SAMEEHA GULAM-HUSEIN

ANILA ELLAHI

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.

MICHELLE HALLAHAN

Practice Manager

JESSICA BETHEL

Deputy Practice Manager

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CHLOE BRADSWORTH

Data and Systems Co-ordinator

Care Navigators

Care Navigators 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. Care Navigators 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.

Secretaries

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.

Administration

We have other members of admin staff who perform other important roles such as data input, scanning and patient registration.

Community Midwives

The community midwives work in association with the doctors, providing care during pregnancy and immediately afterwards.

Community Nurses

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

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.