DR FARNAZ AZVINE
STATE EXAM MED (Dusseldorf) 1993 MRCGP
DR ADRIAN DOIG
MB ChB (Leicester) 1993 MRCGP DRCOG
DR MARK BOWERS
MB BS (London) 2004 MRCP MRCGP
DR KATRINA ROBERTSON
DR GERARD TRAVERS
MB BS (London) 1995 MRCGP DRCOG
Physician associates are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. Physician associates are dependent practitioners working with a dedicated medical supervisor, but are able to work autonomously with appropriate support.
Horatiu is our in-house pharmacists who oversee repeat prescriptions, manage daily medication queries and undertake medication reviews. Part of their role is to run audits to maintain a high level of safe prescribing.
Umar also holds minor illness clinics at the surgery.
The practice has four practice nurses, Viv, Liz, Tessa and Cathy who see patients by appointment.
The nurses offer a wide range of services including contraception, cervical smears, immunisations, travel vaccinations, and wound care. They also carry out chronic illness checks for patients with diabetes, asthma and heart disease. The nurses will also be happy to give advice about smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise.
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.
Scott is our practice manager and 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.
Receptionists 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 make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
A community midwife is attached to the practice and can be contacted by leaving a message with the receptionist, call 01473 254718.