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Doctors and Staff

Dr Lufte R M Kamal (male)
MB BS CDP FRIPHH 1962 (GMC) London

Dr Fernando Herrero Tarilonte (male)
LMS 1994 Basque Provinces

Dr James D Johnston (male)
MB ChB 1999 Dundee

We also have two salaried doctors at the practice.  They are:

Dr Iqbal Ahmed (male)
MBChB, MRCGP 1989

Dr Sorubini Meenadchisundaram (female)
MBBS, MRCGP(2018), DFSRH

The GPs practise together in a non-limited partnership. Dr Kamal is the senior partner and has a special interest in diabetes and dermatology. Dr Johnston is our lead GP for Clinical Governance and has a special interest in diabetes.  Dr Herrero Tarilonte is our lead GP for prescribing, and has a special interest in cryotherapy and acupuncture.

NURSING TEAM

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) -  these are experienced nurses who are trained to Masters Degree level who act as independent practitioners and are able to prescribe.

They are trained in clinical assessment, are able to order and interpret investigations and diagnose conditions. They can make referrals where necessary.

They are able to manage acute problems and exacerbations of chronic diseases. You can choose to see an ANP as an alternative to seeing a GP or may be directed to one via reception.

Jayne Robson - ANP/Nursing Manager

  • PG Dip (MHSc) Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Diplomas in Diabetes, CHD, Women’s Health, Respiratory Conditions and Minor Illness.
  • Special interest in women’s health – continence and menopause.

Steve Agar – ANP

  • Dip HE Adult Nursing
  • MSc Advanced Nursing Practice

Steve has recently joined the practice from Secondary care where he specialised in surgical nursing.

Joanne Taberner - Long Term Conditions Practitioner

  • Diploma in COPD
  • Diploma in Heart Failure
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Over 10 years’ experience working as a Community Matron supporting patients in managing their long-term conditions and helping them to enjoy a good quality of life.

Joanne’s role within the practice is to assist the GP's in visiting patients with complex medical conditions in their own home, to manage exacerbations and review treatment plans.  Joanne will also triage home visit requests to ensure that the most appropriate Clinician visits the patient.  Joanne will also be helping to review patients with long term conditions who cannot access the surgery.

MINOR ILLNESS NURSE/TRAINEE ANP

Richard Phillips

Minor Illness Nurses are nurses practising in an extended role. They see patients in the surgery alongside the doctors, providing a service in areas of minor illness and health promotion and are also able to advise on general health issues.

Richard also specialises in Diabetes management, particularly those patients who require insulin, and is also currently being supported to undertake the ANP Course.

CASH NURSE SPECIALIST

Claire Mawdsley FSRH

Specialist in Contraception and Sexual health since 2009, covering all forms of contraception including coils and implants, pills, patches and injections. Claire has previously worked in a sexual health clinic for many years before joining The Grange. She is a Registered Diplomat Nurse of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive health which allows her to keep up to date with new methods of contraception. Claire holds coil-fit clinics once a month – please speak to reception regarding this. Other methods can be booked into her usual clinics on Wednesdays and Fridays at The Grange.

VISITING TEAM

We have a team of Nurses led by ANP Joanne Taberner who assist the GPs and ANPs to look after our patients who reside in nursing and residential homes or who are housebound.  They manage acute illness and also Long Term Conditions.

Donna Ward and Leigh Abbott-Smith are both experienced nurses who joined the practice recently from the Community Nursing Service and they bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience which allows them to manage complex medical conditions and acute illness in the housebound patient and those residing in our local Care Homes.

They work closely with GPs and ANPs and Community Colleagues to provide a high standard of care

PRACTICE NURSES

Qualified experienced nurses with additional training to allow them to help you manage your chronic disease /Long term condition eg diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

They also undertake cervical cytology screening tests, travel vaccination, baby immunisations and vaccinations, wound management  .

Clair Amery
Elaine Hetherington
Carol Hough
Emma Mair
Rachel Boothroyd

HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKERS

The Health care Support Workers provide valuable assistance to the medical and nursing team. They undertake New Patient and NHS Health Checks, perform blood pressure checks, ECGs, Phlebotomy, wound care, spirometry tests and assist in the running of our Endoscopy and Theatre Suites.

Clair Collins
Karen Keeton
Amy Cooper
Jane Attwood
Angie Deakin

COMMUNITY NURSES

The community nursing team is based at the Hemsworth main site and can be contacted on 01924 327591. Community nurses or district nurses visit people in their own homes or in residential care homes, providing care for patients and supporting family members. They also have a teaching role in that they work with patients to enable them to care for themselves. A vital role is also played in keeping hospital admissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.

HEALTH VISITORS

The Health Visiting team is moving to 4, Tuscany Way, Normanton, WF6 2AE from the 27th February 2018 and can be contacted on 01977 653967.   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.

ADMINISTRATION AND RECEPTION STAFF

The practice has an extensive team of administration and reception staff who provide support to GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services of a high standard.

The team is led by Mrs Angela Marwood, Practice Manager, who is involved in all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality patient care, managing human resources, finance, patient safety, premises, equipment and information technology and also helping to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

The administration team provides valuable secretarial and clerical support to GPs and healthcare professionals, dealing with referrals, practice letters, results, updating patient records, running searches and carrying out audits.

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.

TRAINING

From time to time we have visits from medical students who may be present during your consultation (if you have no objection). They are only with us to observe general practice as part of their studies.

The practice is closed for one afternoon each month on a Wednesday (excluding August and December) to allow protected time for staff training. Details of dates are displayed at each surgery site. Should you require urgent medical attention during this time please telephone the practice and your call will be diverted to the NHS 111 service.

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