Dr A Khan
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (Vacancy)
We also work with Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
Shelley Casson - Practice Nurse RGN, Locality Care Co-ordinator, Nurse Independent / Supplementary Prescriber, Locality i-Nurse
Beverley Bibby - Practice Nurse RGN, Nurse Independent/ Supplementary Prescriber.
Kathleen Stark - Practice Nurse RGN
Jean Russell - Practice Nurse RGN
Sam Godley - Practice Nurse RGN
Julie Utley- Practice Nurse RGN
Alison Howard - Clinical Pharmacist BPharm MRPharmS
Health Care Assistants
Tracy Hudson (Medical Support)
Members Of The Practice Team
(Mr) Chris Simmonds is General Manager, a role in which his duties include a continuing quest to develop and improve the services we offer you. Paula White is the Practice Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of our surgery with the assistance of Niki Benson, the Office Manager.
Medical Support Staff
Niki Benson is the Office Manager and works closely with the medical support team who organise appointment times, order repeat prescriptions, answer your telephone queries and welcome you when you come to The Medical Centre. The Medical Support staff provides a full support service to both you the patient and to the medical team. They are bound by strict rules of confidentiality.
Nursing and Other Services
We employ a team of practice nurses who, along with other professionals (such as, district nurses, health visitors, the midwifery team, physiotherapists, dieticians, counselling and community psychiatric nursing service) provide a full nursing and support service five times a week. They run clinics and see health problems that may have once been seen by a Doctor, they run and support clinics within the practice such as, liquid nitrogen and minor surgery. They also run a Minor Illness Clinics on a daily basis where they deal with acute minor illnesses and advise you on the best course of action.
The nurses at The Medical Centre undergo constant training course to ensure they are up-to-date with the changes that occur in medicine, this also allows the practice to offer a wide range of clinics to best suite you. Four of the nurses here and the pharmacist have passed their prescribing courses. This continuation of professional development combined with the relationships they have built with you has enabled them to expand their role considerably over the years.
We have a resident pharmacist - Alison Howard. She will be happy to give you advice on your medication and you can contact her by telephone or book an appointment to see her. She works with the team on the respiratory, heart care and blood pressure clinics etc. We are proud to be one of the first practices to offer this enhanced service to you our patients. Alison is subject to the same confidentiality regime as all our team in the use of your medical records etc.
Medical Students/Student Nurses
Medical students and student nurses attend the practice to gain 'first hand' medical experience. You will be told if a medical student /student nurses wishes to 'sit in' on your consultation and can refuse this if you wish. Training future doctors and nurses is in the interests of all our patients and we hope you support them.