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Doctors

Dr Karim Ladha

MB BS, Newcastle 1988

Practice Principal

Nurses

Cheryl Jones
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.

Healthcare Assistants

Jackie Docherty
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.

Phlebotomists

Mrs Lynsey Phipps (f)

This is Our New Monday Phlebotomis

Mrs Tracy Baker (f)

Our phlebotomists work at the surgery on Monday and Thursday mornings taking bloods. They also do home visits to take blood from the housebound when necessary.

Practice Management

Lorraine Ladha-Non-Clinical Partner
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.

Reception

Yvonne Barry

Senior Receptionist

Mrs Clare Davies (f)
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.
Mrs Shelly Coffield (f)

Community Midwives

Glenda George (f)

The community midwife is based at Quinton Lane Care Centre where she sees our patients. She will also see patients in their own home before and after delivery. Patients will be given her details when booking for antenatal care.

Health Visitors

Mubanga Kawesha

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

The health visitor can be contacted at Quinton Lane Care Centre on 426 6533.

Attached Staff

Sue Parton - Aromatherapist

Sue also provides sessions of hypnotherapy, nutritional therapy and life coaching by arrangement. All advice, and first assessment is free to Practice patients, but sessions of specific services are provided on a private basis. Sue is at the Practice every Thursday morning. 

 
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