Each Partner has their own Surgery base and tend to only hold clinics at 1 or 2 of the sites. None of the doctors work every day so they are not always available. As far as possible, for patient continuity, they prefer to see their own patients, but sometimes it will be necessary to see a different doctor.
We also have several part-time Salaried Doctors who hold clinics as well. They are also based at one site in particular but do move around to help cover annual leave, etc.
Alongside our GP's we have a range of clinical and non-clinical staff that you may be referred to, including specialist paramedics, physiotherapists and social prescribers.
DR MARTIN PRIEST
Partner - BM, BS, MRCP(UK) (Nottingham 1987), DRCOG, MRCGP
DR DOMINIC BROWN
Partner - MBChB, BSc, MRCGP, MRCP
DR TOM BLAKE
Partner - MBChB(Leeds 2000), MRCGP
DR NATASHA JAIN
Partner - MB, BS (London 2000)
DR STEVEN DERRY
Partner - BM BS (Exeter & Plymouth 2009)
DR KATY JENKINS
Partner - MB, CHB (Bristol 2002), MRCGP, BSc, DFFP
DR DANIEL SMITH
Partner - MB ChB (Sheffield 2010)
DR BENJAMIN HALL
Partner - BMBS MRCGP
DR KATIE SLOANE
BSc MBBC MRCGP
DR VALERIE KENT
MBChB (Aberdeen 1997), DCH, DFSRH, MRCGP
DR REBECCA HARVEY
MBBCh, (Cardiff 2001) MRCGP, DFFP, DPD
Clinical pharmacists in GP surgeries can help resolve day-to-day medicine issues, prescription queries and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing help to manage long-term conditions, advising those taking multiple medicines (polypharmacy) and delivering clinical advice about treatments. Our Clinical Pharmacists will conduct medication reviews with patients.
First Contact Physiotherapist
First contact practitioners are physiotherapists with enhanced skills. They can help patients with musculoskeletal issues such as back, neck and joint pain by:
• assessing and diagnosing issues
• giving expert advice on how best to manage their conditions
• referring them onto specialist services if necessary.
RGN, Dip HSW, BSc Hons Health Studies, RCN NP Award, Extended/Supp. Nurse Prescriber
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
(St Columb Major and St Columb Road)
St Columb Major
St Columb Major and Padstow
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
St Columb Major and St Columb Road
Our Social Prescribing team can link you to suitable sources of non-clinical support in the local community. Everything from support groups to exercise classes, gardening groups to financial support organisations.
Deputy Practice Manager
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.