Our Staff

Doctors

DR K PATEL

MB, ChB, DA

Dr K Patel is a family doctor who provides medical care to all patients registered at the practice. Please be aware that Dr Patel has reduced his hours from January 2021. He oversees the management of the practice with the practice manager.

DR I PATEL

Dr I Patel joined the practice in August 2020. Dr Patel works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

DR J SMITH

Dr Smith works at the practice on Thursdays. Dr Smith specialises in Dermatology.

Nurse Practitioners

GAYNOR BROCKLEBANK

Gaynor is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who will be working alongside Dr Patel 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). Gaynor is able to do the contraceptive implants and she will be developing this service.

Nurses

NURSE SARA

Nurse Manager

Sara is responsible for; treatment room, post-natal checks, health checks, cytology, travel vaccinations, children’s immunisations, wound care, ECGs, ear syringing, contraception, HRT, minor illness, diabetic management including insulin starts, chronic disease management including Asthma reviews, COPD reviews, spirometry, Hypertension reviews and CVD/CHD review, smoking cessation advice, testosterone/zoladex/prostap injections, B12, Ros/clip Removals and 24hr blood pressure monitoring. She is also responsible for - ring pessary insertion and removals, coil removals, medical student and student nurse training and mentorship. Nurse lead for safeguarding. Nurse lead for Infection. Non-medical prescriber, same day consultations and Minor ailments.

Healthcare Assistants

LORINDA ROBERTSON

Lorinda can be contacted for the following - Blood pressure checks/ urine checks, blood tests, health checks, assist with minor ops, simple wounds, chronic disease management & ECG's

Practice Management

HEATHER HOEY

Practice Manager

Heather manages the overall running of the practice. Heather is responsible for financial management and general enquiries. If you would like to speak to her directly, please call the surgery on 01772 325110.

MAYA - SECRETARY

Assistant Practice Manager

Maya provides assistant practice management and secretarial duties throughout the practice and she is responsible for referral letters to secondary care. If you have any queries regarding referrals or hospital appointments, please call the surgery on 01772 325110 and ask for Maya who will be able to assist you.

Reception

Our fully trained receptionists are here to help you and assist any queries you may have. They are responsible for dealing with appointments, prescriptions and carrying out doctors requests. Please respect that as instructed by the GP, our receptionists will often inquire about the nature of your problem to ensure you receive the best care and are booked in with the correct clinician. We would appreciate your co-operation in helping them to do this. In line with our zero tolerance policy, if you are found to be abusive towards members of staff then appropriate action will be taken. The team comprises Louise (Reception Lead), Debbie, Jean, Mandy, Karen, Sam, Chloe.

Community Nurses

District Nurses are fully qualified nurses who provide nursing care in the community. They liaise closely with the GPs to ensure continuity of care. They also liaise with the hospitals to continue care after discharge.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a fully qualified nurse who has had extra training in caring for people in the community. Her role is to help families especially those with very young children. The health visitor will visit the patient at home sometime after your baby is 10 days old. She will give information on feeding, general health and safety, offer advice and support if you have any problems and continue to look after your child until he/she is 5 years old. She will visit you at home and will also be available at the surgery weekly. She will attend the surgery for Health Checks, liaising with the GPs.