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Our doctors are:
Dr Gregory Hardy (M/FT) MB ChB (1987, Liverpool)
Dr Andrew Hudson
(M/FT) BSc MBChB MPH (1988, Manchester)
Dr Sara Hughes (F/PT) MBBS (2000, London) DFSRH 2005
Dr Angela Harvey (F/PT) BSc MBChB (1998 Leeds) DFSRH MRCGP
Dr Linda Dickinson (F/PT) MBChB (1991 Leeds) MRCGP
Dr David Roberts (M/FT) MBChB (Hons 2007 Liverpool) MRCGP
Dr Thea Mitchell (F/PT) BSc MBChB DFSRH MRCGP
M/F - Male/Female
FT/PT - Full Time/Part Time
As this is a training practice it is not unusual for surgery sessions to be
undertaken by qualified doctors undergoing postgraduate training.
We are also pleased to have junior doctors from Mid-Cheshire Hospitals Trust as well as medical students from Manchester and Keele University working with us from time to time.
A full range of maternity, contraception (including coil and implant fitting),
child health and minor surgery services are available in the Medical Centre.
We also have a nurse practitioner who can assist with chronic medical conditions
and common acute illnesses. When attending for clinical examination we can arrange
for a chaperone to be present if you wish. Please ask the receptionist or the
health care professional you are consulting if you wish to have a chaperone present.
THE PRACTICE TEAM
Practice Manager: Mr Robbie McBeath
Our practice manager is responsible for all aspects
of the business management of the practice. The practice manager manages all staff and oversees
all aspects of the day-to-day running of the practice. If you have any suggestions
to improve our service, or indeed complaints which you wish to put in writing,
please address them to the practice manager.
Office Manager: Rebecca Barnes
Our office manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the reception and office. If you have any suggestions, queries or complaints about our services, please contact her in the first instance.
Our team of receptionists are trained to help you. They may need to ask you medical
details in order to do so. All information given to them is treated in confidence
and they are bound by the same codes of conduct as the doctors and nurses.
Our secretaries are responsible for all typing and sending all referrals on behalf of the GPs. If you have any query regarding a referral or a hospital appointment please contact them on 275953.
Practice Nursing Team
The practice has its own team of five nurses and a healthcare assistant who can
be seen either directly or by referral from your doctor. They can advise you
on immunisation, travel precautions, dressings, removal of stitches and many
other health matters. They also run a number of clinics, for example well person
checks, respiratory clinic, family planning, and diabetic clinic. The team is led
by our nurse manager Sister Margaret Hopkinson, who
specialises in diabetes.
The district nursing team is attached to the practice and can offer services
at home to the housebound and to recently discharged hospital patients. The team is
led by Sister Laura Reynolds and can be contacted on 275947.
The health visitors attached to the practice can give advice for families with young children and babies. they carry out routine development screening and give parenting advice and support. The team is led by Angela Grocott and supported by health visitors, staff nurses, and nursery nurses. The health visitor team links with Monks Coppenhall Children's Centre services and activities, where the open baby clinic is held between 1.00 - 3.00pm on Wednesdays.
Our physiotherapist is available to treat
a wide variety of musculo-skeletal conditions following referral from the doctor.
who is available at Eagle Bridge Health and Wellbeing Centre deals with patients’ feet problems.
Please note that only diabetics and other people with clinical reasons for treatment
are eligible for free NHS treatment.
midwives are attached to the practice and can offer special advice in both antenatal
and postnatal care. They can offer ‘domino’ and home deliveries. They
can be contacted through the surgery, or direct on 273127.
The dietician is available to advise you on any dietary needs you may have. She visits the surgery once a fortnight and you must be referred to see her by a nurse or GP.
The counsellor is available to provide talking therapies for our patients. She works from the surgery and you must be referred to see her by a GP.