DR MARK HAINSWORTH
MB.Ch.B., Auckland 1984, M.R.C.G.P., D.R.C.O.G. (N.Z.), D.F.F.P.
Dr Hainsworth’s interests include asthma care to British Thoracic Society standard, family medicine and childcare, also minor surgical procedures performed in the health centre.
DR DAVID CLARK
MB.Ch.B., Cape Town 1990, M.R.C.G.P., D.R.C.O.G., D.F.F.P., D.C.H.
Dr Clark’s interests include general family medicine, and he has a particular interest in coronary heart disease.
DR LOUISE BEALE
MB.Ch.B., Leicester 2006, M.R.C.G.P., D.F.S.R.H.
Dr Beale has a special interest in Women's Health and Palliative Care.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Bex is a Practice Nurse Prescriber with special interest in Diabetes and Respiratory care. She qualified in 1992 at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. With a background working in Coronary and Intensive care in England and the USA before becoming a Practice Nurse.
Philippa trained at Kings College Hospital London in 1986. She has been a practice nurse since 2000. Philppa is competent and confident to deal with Asthma/COPD, diabetes and contraceptive advise. Nurse Prescriber since 2015.
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.
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.
Assistant Practice Manager
Receptionists/Care Navigators 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 book most of the patient appointments with the GPs and Nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as registering new patients, processing patient deductions and dealing with general enquiries.
Our secretaries perform many clerical tasks vital to the smooth running of the practice. They type referral letters and keep in touch with hospitals and consultants regarding patients’ appointments.
We issue medicines directly to patients from our own dispensary and employ fully trained dispensers. Our dispensary manager Katie is responsible for the smooth running of the dispensary and will help with any queries you may have. The surgery runs a computerised repeat prescription system and deals with many prescriptions each day.
The community midwife team run a clinic here once a week. Their valuable help enables us to deal with many problems without referral elsewhere.