Our Staff

Doctors

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

Salaried GP

DR SHAUN PIKE

Partner - MbChB

Areas on interest: Respiratory Medicine, Minor Surgery and Joint Injections (Upper Limb only) Other roles: CQC Registered Manager for Elgar House, Worcestershire LMC Chairman, Hereford and Worcestershire GP Provider Board Co-Chairman, Assistant Undergraduate tutor.

DR SAMIA HASSAM

Salaried GP - MBChB (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG

DR SOPHIE BARFORD

Salaried GP

DR FIONA MCLEOD

Registrar

DR EMMA MEAD

Salaried GP

DR CLAIRE HORDER

Salaried GP

ACP

"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.

HANNAH HEMMING

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"

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.

SAMANTHA GILES

Practice Nurse Manager

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.

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

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

ANN EATON

Deputy Practice 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.

REBECCA WILSON

Reception Manager

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.

SUSAN ZALESKA

IT & Secretary Lead

Administration

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

Pharmacists

SAMEEHA GULAM-HUSEIN

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.

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.