The Managing Director is responsible for the efficient administration of the practice. All our Receptionists and Medical Secretarial Support staff are fully trained. Their job is to help you and to ensure that the Doctor can see you with as few interruptions as possible. Please be patient if you have to wait a few minutes at the reception desk or for the telephone to be answered.
PA to the Managing Director
Dr Daniel Azimzadeh
Dr Duncan Hugh
Dr Martin Jones
Dr Peter Clayton
We are proud to be a training practice and regularly have junior doctors attached to our practice. These are fully qualified doctors who are doing hospital or general practice training before they become specialists.
Occasionally, they may sit in the surgeries with regular GPs – you will be asked for consent for them to sit in. Please let reception know if you prefer to see your regular GP alone.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
All minor illnesses can be seen by our Advanced Nurse Practitioners. They are able to prescribe and can deal with a whole host of issues from pains to infections and everything in between. They are unable to deal with mental health issues.
We run a Minor Illness Clinic most days with our Advanced Nurse Practitioners. They are able to prescribe medicines and can be prebooked in advance. The following ailments can be dealt with and the appropriate medicines prescribed, where necessary. Please note this list is NOT exhaustive and you may wish to consider booking with an ANP in the first instance as you will be given a 50% longer appointment time.
Please be advised that Advanced Nurse Practitioners are listed on the online appointments system as Community Practitioners.
Acute Asthma/Asthma Attack
Insect Bites and Stings
Emergency Contraceptive Pill
Exacerbation of COPD
Pill Checks (every 6 months)
Sinusitis – Congestion in head and nose
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
Nick Lines and Penny Lewis
Our paramedics are in charge of all our home visits and will triage any home visit requests.
Louise Whittaker, Sharon Treadwell and Chris Eamer
All patients seen in the treatment room are treated in a holistic manner. The duties of the Practice Nurse are very varied and include:
To contact the Practice Nurse, please telephone the usual surgery number and the receptionist will be able to book an appointment for you.
In addition to providing general nursing, our Nurses also perform blood pressure checks and take samples for lab, perform smear tests, ear syringing and childhood immunisations, etc.
They run a variety of health promotion clinics including: chronic heart disease, weight reduction, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory. Please ask reception if you would like to attend one of these clinics. If the Nurse/HCA detects a problem at a clinic they will liaise with a Doctor.
Our Nurses can also give advice on Foreign Travel and Vaccinations as well as administering the necessary vaccinations with the exception of yellow fever. A charge is made for some travel vaccinations.
The Practice Nurses are supported by Health Care Assistants (who takes certain clinics, changes dressings, blood pressure checks and blood tests) and a Phlebotomist (blood tests).
A team of Community Nurses, (including Community Ward leads, District Nurses and Rapid Response and Recovery nurses all supported by HCA’s), provide general nursing care such as injections, dressings, bathing and advice on all medical matters for those housebound patients unable to attend the surgery. They can be contacted through Care Connect on 01275 888801 between 8.00am and 6.00pm.
Health Care Assistants
Lesley Burne, Judy Birch, Emily Waite and Alyson Feeney-Smith
Health Care Assistants support the Doctors and Practice Nurses. Two of our Health Care Assistants have completed NVQ level 2 and NVQ3. They carry out various duties including:
A team of Health Visitors, deal with a variety of health problems with particular emphasis on health promotion and preventative medicine. They provide postnatal care and also give advice to the elderly and handicapped. Their telephone number is 01934 881066 between 9.00am and 5.00pm. There is sometimes an answerphone when they are busy.
Administration and Reception Team
We have a dedicated team that support the whole running of the surgery. From answering telephones, being on reception, secretarial work, rotas, training, all documentation and administration duties are all completed with care and dedication to benefit the welfare of our patients and surgery.