DR YUSUF SHAMSEE (M)
MBChB (Leeds 1992)
DR JAMES WARD (M)
MBBs (Newcastle 1997) MRCP (2001)
A Physician Associate is a new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team under defined levels of supervision. This role complements that of a GP including managing patient lists, providing health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients,
performing physical examinations,
diagnosing illnesses, seeing patients with long-term conditions,
taking medical histories from patients, analysing test results,
making referrals and developing management plans
A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse and a type of mid-level practitioner. NPs are trained to assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, formulate and prescribe medications and treatment plans.
Clinical Services Manager
General practice nurses work in GP surgeries as part of the primary healthcare team. Practices Nurses are also involved in most aspects of patient care including; obtaining blood samples, electrocardiograms (ECGs), minor and complex wound management including leg ulcers,
travel health advice and vaccinations, child immunisations and advice, family planning & women’s health including cervical smears, men’s health screening,
sexual health services, smoking cessation, screening and helping patients to manage long term conditions.
General practice nurses may also have direct supervision of healthcare assistants at the practice.
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.
Trainee Nurse Associate
Trainee Nursing Associate’s is a role that has recently been added within the NHS nursing workforce. Trainee Nursing Associates work within multi-disciplinary teams in a variety of health care settings. They deliver hands-on, person-centred care with a holistic approach to ensure outstanding patient care.
The role of a general practice pharmacist includes some of the following tasks; resolving day-to-day medicine issues and consulting with and treating patients directly. This includes providing help to manage long-term conditions, advising those taking multiple medicines (polypharmacy) and delivering clinical advice about treatments. They will also assist with communication across a patient’s care pathway, manage medicines shortages by suggesting suitable alternatives where appropriate, and mentor newer pharmacists, depending on their level of experience. A general practice pharmacist works collaboratively with health care professionals from all disciplines to improve outcomes for patients.
FARHANA RAWAT (F)
Currently on maternity leave
Admin & Reception
We have a team of receptionists, secretaries and dispensers and who are here to help you as much as possible.
They will do many things for you including making appointments, taking messages, ordering prescriptions and ambulances, and will inform you of your test results when the doctor has seen and approved them. Sometimes they will ask for details of your condition in order to assess the degree of urgency. Such information is dealt with in complete confidence and at the direction of the doctors.
Please be patient with our team members - they are trying to keep everyone happy!
Our practice manager is always open to suggestions you may have regarding ways we could improve our services to you. If you would like to discuss ideas on new services or comment on existing services, please contact her via telephone or in writing.
Business & Finance Manager
Our practice is involved in the further training of doctors for the special skills required in family medicine. Every six months we have a doctor attached to our practice who will initially see patients with one of the partners and then run their own surgery.
This doctor has the title of GP registrar. They are fully qualified doctors and will often have several years' experience of hospital medicine before joining us in general practice.
District Nurses are provided by Locala.
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.
Health Visitors are provided by Locala