Our Staff

Doctors

DR S POONIAN

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.

SAM ASTLEY

Sam joined the surgery in June 2014. She has a background of working in the community and in hospitals.

Healthcare Assistants

RACHEL GOLDING

Rachel is a trained Health Care Assistant, able to perform phlebotomy (blood tests), dressings, some injections and blood pressures.

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.

JOANNE BEANLAND

Practice Management

REBECCA ALKIN

Practice Support Lead

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, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

REBECCA HOPEWELL

Dispensary and Reception

JANE MOTHERSHAW

Dispensary and Reception

MICHELLE WILTON

Dispensary and Reception

DAWN BEARDMORE

Dispensary and Reception

Community Midwives

MARIE CRUTCHLEY

Community Nurses

SISTER MARGARET CLOWES

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.