Our Staff

Doctors

Dr Galina Atkin

MD ( Russia), MMED, MSc, DRCOG, DFSRH, Dip Pract Derm, Dip Pall Med, Anticoagulation, FRCS OTO, MRCGP, PGCME

Part Time Female Partner

Dr Rachel Sowerby

MBChB (Dundee 1987) DCH DRCOG MRCGP

Part Time Female Partner

Dr Keith Bailey

MBChB (Leics 1990) DRCOG MRCGP

Full Time Male Partner - Special Interest in Paediatrics

Dr Fiona Grayston

BMedSci BMBS MRCP DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP PGCME

Part Time Female Salaried GP

Dr Alvaro Briseno-Meiggs

Nurse Practitioners

Samantha Blenkin

Gaynor Edwards

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks, travel health advice, and dressings. In addition to this, they also run clinics for long-term health conditions such as respiratory ailments, stroke, diabetes, and carry out cervical smears.

Helen Moore

RGN

Margaret McLuckie

RGN

Healthcare Assistants

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.

Jenny Darley

Emily Hayhurst

Susan Ambridge

Practice Management

Sandy Hewitt

Assistant Practice Manager - Health and Safety Manager

Sandy assists the Practice Manager dealing with finance/staff and the daily running of the practice. She is responsible for managing the administration team within the surgery. Sandy is also responsible for cytology admin, coil fitting/ removal and post natals appointments . Sandy also deals with the doctors and staff rotas. Sandy is responsible for Health & Safety issues and Staff Fire Training.

Michael Ibbotson

Practice Manager

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

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. The team consists of Jenny, Felicity, Kirsty, Dawn, Chloe, Sarah, Sue, Leah and Mandy.

Secretaries

Deal with all hospital referrals, insurance medicals and letters. If you have any queries about these please speak to them. Gill is secretary for Drs Sowerby & Grayston, Vicky for Drs Bailey & Atkin.

Gill Straw

Vicky Morley

Health Visitors

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.