Practice Staff

Doctors

  • Dr. T Safdar (male) MD MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH

The Doctors are responsible for providing general medical care.  They liaise closely with all other members of the Primary Care Team as well as arranging referrals to secondary care or other health care professionals as deemed necessary.

To make an appointment, please telephone the appointment line on (01384) 364010 during surgery hours.  If you wish to speak to the doctor, please contact via the reception, by attending in person, or telephoning (01384) 253616 during surgery hours.  A message will be passed to the doctors and they will contact you when they are free to do so.

Practice Manager

  • Victoria Walters

Ensures the practice runs smoothly.  Concerned, amongst other things, with the financial and staffing aspects of the surgery.  Contact the Practice Managers if you should have cause to complain about any aspect of the surgery. Contact via the reception, by attending in person or telephoning (01384) 253616 during surgery hours.

Reception Staff

  • Esther Collinson
  • Jayne Hill
  • Linda Watkins
  • Lucy Hingley
  • Uzma Gondal
  • Kira Lea-Bell

The reception staff are integral to the running of the whole practice.  They are the first point of contact, either over the phone or in person for accessing a wide range of health care professionals.  They deal with booking appointments, requests for repeat prescriptions, blood results and telephone queries.  In many instances they will be able to direct you to the most appropriate health care professional or team to deal with your request. Contact via the reception, by attending in person or telephoning (01384) 253616 during surgery hours.

Practice Nurses

  • Sister Lisa-Jayne Smith
  • Sister Jaqueline Jones

The practice nurse provides information on many aspects of health care.  At the surgery she carries out changes of dressings, travel and influenza vaccinations, runs clinics for patients with particular conditions and performs many other minor procedures. To make an appointment, please telephone the appointment line on (01384) 364010 during surgery hours or, for advice, contact via the reception, by attending in person or telephoning (01384) 253616 during surgery hours.

Child Immunisation

  • Sister Jacqueline Jones

District Nursing Team

  • Netherton District Nursing Team

The District Nurses provide professional nursing care to patients who are housebound.  Following assessment they will prescribe appropriate nursing care, obtain nursing equipment, liaise with other health care professionals and give support and advice to relatives and carers.  The role includes health promotion, care of the chronically ill, wound and continence management, care of patients following early discharge from hospital and terminal care. Contact via the reception, by attending in person or telephoning (01384) 253616.

Physiotherapist

  • Fiona Evans

The physiotherapist provides advice and exercises for a wide range of medical conditions.  She does not see patients at their own request, a referral from the Doctor must be made.

Pharmaceutical Advisor

  • Mr Arfaan Sultan MPharm MRPharmS PGDip(Pharm) PharmIP
  • Ms Faiza Yahya  MPharm MRPharmS IPresc

Provides up to date prescribing information to help support the medical team.  The pharmacist takes part in reviewing patient’s medications and forming prescribing protocols for the practice.

Community Midwife

  • Sue Harris

The Midwives provide care and support or you and your family during pregnancy, childbirth and the early postnatal period.  The midwives run antenatal clinic, parent craft classes and support groups. Contact via the reception, by attending in person or telephoning (01384) 253616.

Health Visitors

  • Based at Netherton Health Centre

Health visitors provide advice and information on all aspects of health care.  They have access to a wide variety of information and services that you may find useful. To contact telephone Central Clinic on (01384) 366466

Gateway Worker (CPN)

  • Doreen Wallace
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