DR ANDREW READER
MB BS DRCOG MRCGP FPCert, Registered 1983 London
DR SHERYL KNIGHT
BM DRCOG MRCGP FPCert, Registered 1983 London
DR KATIE SPENSLEY
BMBS DRCOG MRCGP DFFP, Registered 1997 London
DR NEIL SHEPHERD
BSc MBBS MCRCGP Registered 2008 London
DR KATIE ARCHIBALD
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG, Registered 2002 Leeds
DR SARAH WATSON
MBBS DRCOG MCRCGP, Registered 2004 London
DR ELIZABETH HADLOW
DR SUSIE SHORT
MBBS MRCGP FSRH
DR SAMANTHA KERBEY
MBChB MRCGP DFSRH DRCOG
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes and carry out cervical smears.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood) and blood pressure measurement. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
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.
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.
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.