Doctors and Staff

The General Practitioners

Dr Gillian Elder
(Female) BSc(Hons), MB, BS (London) 1987, MRCP, DRCOG
Dr Julia James
(Female) BA, MB, BCh (Cardiff) 1991, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DCCH
Dr David Raymond
(Male) BSc(Hons), MB, ChB (Edinburgh) 1995, FRCOG, MRCGP, DA
Dr Simon Read
(Male) MB, BCh (Cairo) 2005, FRCS, LRCP, MRCS, DRCOG

Practice Staff

Practice Manager

Mr Brian Peal is the practice manager and he is responsible for the administration of the practice. He would be happy to hear your views and suggestions about the service offered by the practice.

Reception Staff

The ladies behind the reception desk will assist you in making emergency and routine appointments to see your doctor, undertake repeat prescriptions, answer numerous and varied questions and offer help and assistance at all times. It is a legal requirement that confidentiality of patients' records is maintained at the highest level by all staff.

Practice Nurses

Sister Karen Cross and Sister Sue Wareing are the practice nurses and are available by appointment. Their numerous tasks include:

Taking blood for tests
Infant and adult immunisation
Cervical smears
Dressings and removal of stitches
Ear syringing
Clinics to monitor blood pressure, asthma and diabetes.

They also assist the doctors in minor surgery and are always available to offer professional advice. Appointments may be made by telephoning the Health Centre after 10.00am each morning.

District Nurses

District Nursing Sister Linda Stewart
District Nursing Sister Rachel Selby
Staff Nurse Vanessa Brownly
Staff Nurse Sam Flemen
EN Carol Stevenson
EN Kathrine Luker,
EN Hazel Viner
HCSW June Pestana,
HCSW Margaret Cross,
HCSW Valerie Thomas

EN= Enrolled Nurse HCSW= Health Care Support Worker

The district nursing team consists of sisters, staff nurses, enrolled and auxiliary nurses.

Their duties include visiting patients of any age in their homes, giving practical assistance or offering professional advice. Each patient’s needs are assessed and the care/treatment is planned accordingly. District nursing sisters are experienced Registered General Nurses with a certificate or diploma in District Nursing.

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