Our highly skilled clinical practitioners manage acute (new onset) and urgent conditions. They are available daily and along with an on call GP manage all patients who need same day input. We have invested in employing a team of advance practitioners and over the coming months we are hoping to give our patients access to them at all sites (by the end of 2019). One of the main reasons we may ask why someone needs an appointment is to enable the appropriate people to be seen by these skilled practitioners.
They are able to treat the following conditions:
Acute Abdominal Pain
Acute Back Pain
Diarrhoea and Vomiting
Acute Hip Pain
Impetigo/Other Skin Conditions
Acute Nose Bleeds
Urinary-Tract Infections (Water Infections)
Please note that Advanced Nurse Practitioners are unable to treat pregnant women and patients under the age of 2.
Our expert medicines team includes 2 senior clinical pharmacists, a pharmacy technician and several highly skilled medicines clerks. The team is the first port of call for any questions with regards to medications such as side effects, changing doses, prescription queries and a whole lot more. They are:qa available by phone, online consultation from the home page and face-to-face by appointment.
Mr Paul Davies, pharmacist - available Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Mrs Aggie Danson, pharmacy technician - available every day
Mrs Stephanie Parfitt, medicines clerk - available every day
Mrs Maxine Richardson, medicines clerk - available most days
Practice Nurses provide chronic disease management and health promotion activities.
The nursing team is currently undergoing a reconfiguration in order to provide a wide range of services across all sites. Not all nurses do the same things. That's why we ask the reason you require an apppointment and our limited online availability.
Healthcare Assistants (HCAs) perform initial tests and reviews for chronic disease. Provides some immunisations and certain injections
We have a skilled team of multiple healthcare assistants. Not all HCAs do the same thing - that's why we ask what people are booking in for. It also limits what can be offered online
We have trained phlebotomists who are qualified to take bloods, which are utilised to take the pressure off the Healthcare Assistants
(GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are training to specialise in general practice and we have GP Registrars at Forest Hall main site).
Currently we are looking to reconfigure where and when GPs are working across the sites.
Dr Simon Kirk
Dr Alison Crossley
Dr Cathy Allison
Dr Vini Dewan
Dr Claire Chapman
Dr James Lunn
Dr Caroline McBride
Dr Amanda Parker
Dr Kathryn Blomfield
Dr Christopher Woolley
Dr Andrew Macrae
Dr Emma Bloom
Dr Farhan Hussain
We also utilise regular locum GPs who help on days when we have reduced numbers of regular doctors. These include, but are not limited to:
Dr Gautam Marwah
Dr Robert Parkin
Dr Catherine Hutchinson
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.
Mrs Jo Reynolds
Mrs Ann Crosby
Coordinates referrals and rotas. They are the point of contact for any queries with repect to referrals
There is secretarial support for all sites. To speak to the secretaries, phone the surgery.
Coordinates the running of the back office, annd the first port of call for patients wishing to raise concerns.
Available at each site we have a highly skilled team to compliment the above staff including clinical coders who process the hundreds of documents we recieve each week and Quality Managers who deal with recalls and reports.