Swanswell Medical Centre370 Gospel LaneAcocks GreenBirmingham, B27 7ALTel: 0121 706 5676
MBBS, DFFP MRCGP DOccMed Registered 1998 Trinidad
Professional interests include musculoskeletal medicine, contraception and sexual health, minor surgery and occupational health
MBBS, MRCGP Registered 2009 London
Professional interests include diabetes, sports medicine, anticoagulation and substance misuse
MBBS MSc MRCGP MRCS DipMedSci Registered 2005 Newcastle
His professional interests include musculoskeletal medicine, minor surgery and palliative care
Purcelle is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who in addition to nursing skills, is also able to manage a range of medical conditions in association with the doctors
Claire has in addition to general nursing skills, a special interest in Diabetes and Anticoagulation
Ranjit has a broad range of skills that include performing general health-checks, adult immunisation, wound management, performing ECGs and phlebotomy
Secretarial Services: Debbie Francis, the secretary, is available to help you with any queries regarding hospital referrals. In addition to typing correspondence and other documents for the doctors, the secretary is also responsible for administering requests for third party reports eg. for insurance companies, requests for medical requests from solicitors. The Practice has signed up to the Government's 'Choose and Book' initiative and your doctor may offer you a choice of hospitals when referring you. Patients are asked to telephone and arrange their first out patient appointment to suit their own needs. Appointments can be made by the secretary should patients request this. If you want more information regarding your referral, please telephone the secretary.
Administration Team: Behind the scenes of the surgery is a small team of people led by Marie Quinn (Practice Manager) and Tracey Altimas (Reception Manager), who are involved with the clerical and administrative needs of the practice and are responsible for a wide range of tasks. These include: computer coding of medical events and conditions onto patients' medical records; managing the call and recall system for cervical smears and for long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes; ensuring test results are correctly processed and patients informed. The Administration Team is also responsible for setting up the computerised appointment system and for ensuring that we have adequate nursing and doctor cover at all times. This involves the management of leave requests and the booking of GP locums.
The Prescribing Team: There are eight members of staff who work to practice guidelines to ensure that requests for repeat prescriptions are processed accurately and quickly to minimise delays for patients.
The practice has a Community Midwife attached to the surgery - Paula East. She holds clinics at the surgery on Tuesday afternoons and alternate Wednesday mornings
The health visitors provide child development checks and a pre-school drop-in clinic at Shirley Road every Wednesday 9.30 am - 11.30 am (no appointment needed). They also provide advice on diet and feeding, sleep problems, behaviour problems, play & early learning, safety in the home, toilet training, bed-wetting and child protection.
Health Visitors: Julia Sivyer, Stella Peters and Cathy Phillips
Nursery Nurses: Janyne Stevens, Hayley Richardson, Jeanette Lees, Kelly Collins and Emily Lucas
Enquires: Telephone Number 0121 707 5219
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