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It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Dr Ashdown-Nichol will be leaving Longshore Surgeries at the end of September 2020 due to family commitments. We are looking to recruit her replacement.
I am sure you will join us in wishing Dr Ashdown-Nichol the very best for the future.
BSc (Hons) MB ChB FRCGP DHSc Qualified Dundee University.
MB ChB MSc FRCGP Qualified Manchester University.
MBBS MRCP MRCGP Qualified Cambridge University.
LLB - MBBS - MRCGP
University of East Anglia
BSc(Hons) - MBBS - MRCGP
Julie Mackee, Phlebotomist.
Mrs Kash Gopee AMSPAR - Diploma in Practice Administration
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
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.
The district nurses work with the practice team to help ensure that patients and their families receive the care and support they require to remain at home. Patients and their carers can make direct referrals for help and advice by ringing the surgery. The receptionist will relay the message to the district nursing team, or they can leave a message for the district nurse with Trust Call on 01493 809977.
The health visitor is there for the 0 to 5 age group and their families. She is a registered nurse with special training and experience in child health and development and health promotion. The health visitor works as part of the primary health care team and is easily accessible. Just a telephone call or a visit to the surgery will put you in touch.
The health visitor may be contacted on 01986 873501 or 07789 987173.
Ruth Gardener, Dispensary Manager, BTEC Diploma in Pharmaceutical services.
Sharon Caswell, NVQ3 In Pharmaceutical Services.
Kate Doran, Dispenser.
Kerry Edwards, Dispenser.
Karelyn Smithson, Trainee Dispenser.
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