Dr Diane Ruell
MB ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, DPD GMC No. 2922438
Dr Michael Bunter
MB ChB GMC No. 4720085
The doctors are available at both surgeries and provide a full range of NHS general practitioner services including maternity and contraceptive services, child health screening and immunisation and minor surgery.
Contraceptive services are available to anyone under the NHS, you do not need to be registered with the practice to receive family planning advice and support.
Dr Ruell also fits and removes Nexplanon devices (contraceptive implants).
The doctors will visit you at home if you are unable to attend the surgery.
The Health Centre has fully accessible facilitities for patients with disabilities.
The nurses & phlebotomists
Gwen Bolton – Practice Nurse
Louise Barton – Phlebotomist
Leanne Postlethwaite - Assistant Practitioner/Phlebotomist
Our practice nurse is available at both surgeries and is available by appointment for travel vaccines and advice, injections, blood tests, blood pressure checks, ear syringing, removal of sutures, ECGs and Zoladex implants. She also run health promotion and disease management clinics including asthma, diabetes, heart disease and strokes.
Our phlebotomists are available at both surgeries for blood tests and blood pressure checks by appointment.
Community midwifes are available at both surgeries on a regular basis and is available in the community antenatal clinic where she sometimes undertakes initial booking appointments. In the post-natal period she undertakes home visits.
District nurse visits and assesses the requirements of patients who are ill and housebound.
The health visitor visits new born babies and monitors their on-going development until school age. They support the child protection service and also undertake health promotion activities such as memory testing for older adults.
The management and reception team
Dr Nick Gent MB ChB MSc LLM FFPH GMC No. 2920979 (Business Partner & CQC Registered Manager)
Nick is responsible for leading the management team of the practice and is the responsible person for service of all notices by the Care Quality Commission.
Mrs Noreen Atkinson is the practice manager.
Ms Rachel Simon is the deputy practice manager.
Liz Martin (Senior Receptionist)
Sylvia our faithful cleaner.