Doctors: Practice Partners
Dr R Richards (m) MB ChB MRCGP -Senior Partner
Doctors: Salaried GPs and Registrars
Dr H Shergill (f) MB BS MRCGP
We currently have three Registrars training with us.
- Dr Reem Barakat (f) – Finishing in September 2023
- Dr Shalisa Williams (f) – Finishing in December 2023
- Dr Megan Shelley (f) – Finishing in August 2024
Advanced Nurse and Urgent Care Practitioners
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP)
Are educated at masters level in advanced practice and are assessed as competent in practice, using expert knowledge and skills. They have the freedom and authority to act, making autonomous decisions in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients.
We currently employ two ANPs
- Cathy Chambers
- Jennie Richardson
Urgent Care Practitioners (UCP)
- Triage and assess patients who require urgent, on the day treatment.
- Apply professional and clinical decision-making skills to treat patients or refer them on to the most appropriate pathway of care.
- Work autonomously in the practice and in the community (home visits).
- Provide a range of services such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment, telephone triage and referring patients appropriately.
We currently employ three UCPs:
- Sue Gibson
- Becky Blayney
- Steve Jenkins
Practice Nursing Team
Our nursing team is managed by Bridget Storey.
Alongside Bridget, we employ six Practice Nurses: Amanda Ainsworth, Jane Rawding, Jo Cooper, Claire Fulford, Anna Reeves and Sheena Madeley. Together they run our Minor Illness and Minor Injury clinics. The team take on a multitude of treatment room tasks; Complex dressings, post-op wound care, stitch and clip removal, ear syringing, contraceptive pill checks and cervical smears. As well as running a variety of clinics such as Travel or Children’s vaccinations and Respiratory reviews.
Our two Health Care Assistants (HCAs); Angie and Lucy primarily take blood samples, administer some vaccinations, perform wound care and compliment our nursing staff with other duties such as BP monitoring, taking ECGs, diabetic foot checks and giving health advice. They also chaperone our GPs when they carry out Minor Surgery and similar procedures.
Our three phlebotomists; Gini, Carla, and Ruth carry out the bulk of our blood sampling, for the GP and Hospital requested tests. They also perform some other health care duties, such taking blood pressures.
Other Clinical and Patient Support
In recent years, the Practice has expanded its workforce with staff in more dedicated and targetted roles. All these staff bring a whole new breadth of skill and knowledge to General Practice. They include:
- Physician’s Associate (PA) Charley Banks. A PA is a healthcare professional with a generalist medical education who work alongside doctors providing medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.
- First Contact Practitioners (FCP) Ian Chaffey and Ben Sibly. An FCP is an experienced physiotherapist who has the advanced skills necessary to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment or referral for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems on a patient’s first contact with healthcare services.
- Pharmacist Richard and pharmacist technician, Emma. Between them, they perform medication reviews, help with patient prescription queries and carry out many of the medication changes and follow-ups created by hospital discharges. Liaising directly with local pharmacies and the GPs.
- Cancer Care Coordinator Jasmine offers support to newly diagnosed cancer patients. Liaising with other healthcare staff and services, signposting patients to internal and external services and offering support to patient and carers at any point on the pathway.
- Community Care Coordinator Tracy assists patients in need of help, support, and advice by signposting them to other useful services. Community and Care Co-Ordinators work with the NHS, the Council and voluntary services and have become local experts on what’s happening in your community.
- Occupational Health Therapist Josie can offer support and advice on mental health and mood issues, sleep health and pain management for example. Aiming to improve health and wellbeing through enabling participation in occupation (the activities, roles, and routines of everyday life).
- Social Prescriber Mitch enables GPs, nurses and other primary care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services to support their health and wellbeing.
- Mental Health Practitioner Kyrie runs a clinic to review patients with serious mental illnesses. She performs health checks and liaises directly with GPs and the wider mental health services.
Our Reception Team is managed by Rachel Durber. She oversees a team of 9 receptionists and 2 prescription clerks. Together they take on the frontline tasks of processing and responding to the thousands of repeat prescription requests, appointment requests and patient enquiries that come in each week. They also take on many administrative duties such as registering new patients and sending out routine letters.
Management and Admin Team
Practice Manager Sarah Cherrington heads a team of approx. 50 nursing and ancillary staff. She oversees the organisation and smooth running of the Practice. She is supported by:
- Management Assistant Megan McLaughlin, her main duties being organising the many Doctor and Nurse rotas and appointment systems and ordering practice supplies.
- Admin Office Manager, Alice Watson. She oversees the Admin Team of 8 clerical staff who are responsible for generating reports and dealing with third-party requests, summarising and coding medical information, scanning and work-flowing clinical documents, organising recalls and other administrative duties.
- Senior Medical Secretary, Debbie Lewis. Oversees the secretariat team.
- Finance Lead, Michele Matthee. Looks after the Practice’s budget and accounts.
- I.T. Lead, Joe Duxberry. Responsible for all the IT Hardware and Software within the Practice, maintaining the clinical system/database, plus various other duties related to data quality, auditing and administration.
- G.P. Assistants Phoebe and Nic. Aid the doctors perform their administrative tasks such as following up blood tests, organising reviews and preparing reports.
Page last reviewed: 7 September 2023