Doctors and Staff

The Doctors (in order of seniority)

Dr Richard D Fulbrook MB, ChB, MRCGP (Sheff 1988) Male. Part-time Partner

Dr Katherine J Balch MB, ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, Dip.FP (Sheff 1993) Female. Part-time Partner

Dr Wajid A Syed MB BS (Univ.of Health Science 1995), MRCS (ed) Male. Full-time Partner

Dr Chowdary K Poorna Chandra MB BS, University of Health Sciences (India 1997), MS (Orthopaedics), MRCS (Edinburgh), DRCOG, nMRCGP, DFSRH, MBANVAS. Male. Full-time Partner.

Dr Philip Sahu BSc(Hons) MBChB MRCP(UK) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Male. Full-time GP

Dr Linda Strettle. MB.BS, MRCP (UK), MRCGP Female. Salaried GP.

Nursing Team

The practice employs a Specialist Nurse for LTC, three Practice Nurses, three Healthcare Assistants and a trainee Nursing Associate.

The Practice nurses provide advice on vaccinations and travel health, dietary advice, chronic disease management including diabetes, asthma/COPD & coronary heart disease. Cervical smears, health promotion checks, weight reduction, smoking cessation clinics, audiology and ear syringing, and wound management/dressings are all within their capability.

The senior practice nurses also offer appointments within the Urgent Access clinic where they are able to diagnose and treat most minor illnesses. If in doubt whether your problem could be dealt with by the practice nurse please check with reception.

The Healthcare Assistants are now able to do basic well person checks, pill checks and spirometry in addition to their primary role of taking blood samples, performing ECG's, weight checks, blood pressures and urinalysis. They also operate the 24hr BP monitors.

Both the nurses and healthcare assistants operate a variable appointment system with time slots booked according to the procedure to be performed, also different nurses and healthcare assistants have different skill sets. It would help greatly therefore if you are prepared to tell the reception staff when booking your appointment, the reason you require it so that the correct amount of time can be allocated, and that you are also booked in with the correct member of the team to deal with your requirements.

Practice Staff

Lynda Blakesley is our Practice Manager.

We also employ a Finance Manager, a Data Performance Manager, two medical secretaries, a data input clerk, an admin assistant and a large team of reception staff.

District Nurses

Our team of district nurses support the work of the practice by caring for patients who are housebound and unable to attend the surgery.

Midwives

A team of midwives run antenatal services. The regular clinics at Morthen Road are on Thursday afternoons, and at Ravenfield on Wednesday afternoons.

Associated Staff

The practice currently offers three levels of service, which are available at our Wickersley and Ravenfield surgeries, for patients with mental health problems. There is a psychological wellbeing practitioner, 3 counsellors and 2 mental health practitioners. Access to these services is usually made by discussion with your doctor.

The practice also has an attached dietician. Referral again is arranged through discussion with your doctor.

The practice also has access to specialist nursing services such as a Community Matron, specialist heart failure nurses, and the Macmillan nursing service.

We also have shared care workers in house who specialise in helping people with alcohol or drug dependency. Please see your GP if you think you might benefit from a referral to this team.

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