The General Practitioners
Dr Elizabeth Cook
MB BCh MRCOG MRCGP FFSRH Cardiff 1988
Dr Louise Bishop
MB BS DRCOG MRCGP London 1995
Dr Costas Paschalides
MB ChB DRCOG DGM MSc MRCGP Manchester 2002
Dr Ahmed Al-Zuhairy
M.B.CH.B ,nMRCGP , DRCOG
The Practice Staff
Kerry Anderson and Jackie Hawkins are our Operations Managers and are responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the surgery. Any ideas or suggestions you have on any aspect of our surgery are always welcome.
We have a team of eight, mainly part-time, receptionists who are trained to help you with making appointments, renewing prescriptions, registering with the practice and dealing with any enquiries you may have. When you are seeking medical attention, the receptionist may ask for a few details in order to best deal with your needs. Please be assured that the rules of confidentiality apply equally to all staff.
Our practice nursing team consists of a nurse practitioner, two practice nurses and two health care assistants. They are fully qualified, with additional training in specific other areas which allows them to offer a range of services including:
|Chronic Disease Management, eg Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Heart Disease
|Routine Cervical Smears
||Family Planning Advice
||Removal of Sutures
||New Patient Checks
||NHS Health Checks
District nurses are available to deliver nursing care at home to patients who are housebound.
The surgery is covered by two midwifery teams. Some patients are seen by a midwife in the surgery, while others are seen at other local locations, depending on where you live. Your midwife will explain where you will be seen.
We have a number of counsellors from Health in Mind, who hold regular clinics in the surgery. Referrals are via a GP in appropriate cases.