The Practice Manager - Mrs Lisa Wallis
Deputy Practice Manager - Mrs Sally Miller
Reception Manager - Miss Rebecca Satchell
If you contact the surgery and request a same day appointment, your appointment needs will be assessed by the receptionist asking questions about your symptoms. You may be offered an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner.
The Nurse Practitioner has completed extensive specialist training in diagnosis, examination, disease management and prescribing to enableher to see and treat patients. If you require an appointment for any of the following; sore throats, ear infections, conjunctivitis, asthma, chest infection, urine infections, vaginal infections, rashes or other common ailments, you can be seen by one of our Nurse Practitioner.
- Teresa Forward RGN, Nurse Practitioner
- Amanda Gray RGN, Nurse Practitioner
Emergency Care Practitioners
Steve Parry, Phil Chasemore and Catherine Hayden are our emergency care practitioners. They are fully qualified specialist paramedics who we are able to use to assess patients both in the community and in surgery. The Emergency Care Practitioner’s prinicipal role is to assist GPs with home visit requests to housebound patients with acute conditions, while referring to the patient’s own GP or the duty doctor if necessary. They can also see patients who require a same day acute appointment and will refer to a GP if necessary.
Practice Nurses & Health Care Assistants
The nurse team consists of:
- Lyndsay Stone RN (Nurse Manager)
- Chris Howes RN (Long term condition nurse manager)
- Fiona Watson RN (Hypertension nurse)
- Jodie Binding RN
- Claire Sanford RN
- Calire Williams RN
- Alice Jones (Nursing Assosiate)
- Catherine Marshall - HCA
- Lauren Jordan - HCA
- Kat Bstow - HCA
- Clare Pellow - HCA
- Jackie Trump - HCA
Morning and afternoon surgeries are held by appointment. The nurses carry out a full range of treatments including wound care, immunisations, cervical cytology and health promotion advice.
In addition, they run special clinics for diabetes, asthma and travel advice.
General Practice Assistants (GPAs)
This is a supportive role fo the GP's, consisting of undertaking bblood samples and blood pressure checks as well as a variety of administerative tasks including phone calls to patients.
- Katie Allen GPA
- Mary Jones GPA
- Elise Palmer GPA
The community midwife team carries out consultations in the surgery three times a week, by appointment and is employed by Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust.
If you think you are in labour phone the labour ward on: 01823 342059.
A dietician and a physiotherapy team are available at the surgery after referral from your doctor.
Our receptionists, clerical and management staff are here to help you and give you as much information as they can.
A community nurse team, employed by Somerset Partnership NHS Trust , is based at Park Gate House. The team can be contacted by ringing their office (0300 3230026).
Health Visiting Team
The health visiting team can be contacted on 0300 3230115.