Our Staff

Doctors

DR NICK ELWIG

(Part-time) MB BCh, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP

DR TESS NOWELL

(Part–time) BM BCh, MRCGP, DRCOG, DGM, DFFP

DR KAREN BARTER

(Part-time) MBChB, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, DFHom, LoC IUT

DR SUSAN LOWE

(part-time) BMedSci BMBS MRCGP

DR WAI-MING TANG (SALARIED GP)

(part-time) MB BS ATLS FPD DRCOG JCTGP MRCGP

DR RACHEL PRESTON (SALARIED GP)

(part time)

DR MATILDA GRIFFITH (SALARIED GP)

(part time)

Nurses

Practice nurses are available for vaccinations, ear syringing, wound care, blood pressure monitoring, chronic disease clinics, flu clinics, some contraceptive services, healthy lifestyle advice and cervical smears. They also assist GPs with minor operations and coil fittings. Please book your appointment with reception who will ask you the reason for your visit to ascertain the length of appointment required with the nurse. Due to the varying times needed for their consultations, appointments with our nurses can only be booked via reception.

CATE WILKINSON

BSc, RGN

Cate works 2 days a week. In addition to general practice nursing, she is a diabetes, specialist nurse and will be looking after our diabetic patients.

BECKY COLLINS

BSc, RGN

Becky works 3 days per week. In addition to her general practice nursing skills, Becky is our lead nurse for Respiratory conditions e.g. Asthma and COPD. She is also able to provide contraception advice.

ALISON PLAISTOW

RGN

Alison works 4 days per week. In addition to general practice nursing, she has interest in continence and able to provide bladder and bowel advice and assessments for our adult patients.

EMMA OLIVER

RGN

Emma works Tuesdays and Wednesdays and, as well as looking after our diabetic patients, she is able to offer a full range of nursing appointments.

Healthcare Assistants

SARAH EVANS

JENETTE SHARPS

STEPH BALLARD

Practice Management

DEBBIE MAJOR

Practice Manager

Debbie can be contacted on 01235 522379.

PHILIPPA ATKINS

Assistant Practice Manager

Administration

GEMMA AKERS

Patient Services Team

All our staff in the Patient Services team are involved in managing appointments and resolving queries for our patients and members of the clinical team but they also have responsibilities for particular administrative areas. Sallie is our Patient Services Team Leader & Care Co-ordinator for our patients who are most in need of additional support to help organise their appointments or order their medication.

SALLIE WILLIAMS

JUDY NORGATE

JACKIE DAY

MAUREEN NEWBY

BETH DODD

Secretaries

Please contact our secretaries if you have a query with a hospital referral or a letter from your GP or need to arrange a private medical e.g. for HGV or insurance. The secretaries can be contacted each morning on 01235 557420.

GILL MORRELL

DONNA PECK

Community Midwives

Midwife: Carol Starbuck, our community midwife holds ante-natal clinics at the surgery on Tuesday afternoons between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. To book an appointment please contact reception. Carol can also be contacted at other times on 01865 904876.

Community Nurses

District Nurses are available to care for those patients who are confined to their homes. This includes provision of post-operative or terminal care along with various other duties. – Telephone 01865 903750.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are attached to this practice; their work is concerned with the families of the practice patients, in particular with children up to the age of five years old. They are available most mornings before 10:00 am at their office on the following telephone number – 01235 526584. Our health visitor is Mrs Gill Davenport.