DR DAVID BRANDON
BMBS BMedSci MRCGP(2015) PGDipPDerm
GP Clinical Lead Unity Healthcare
GP with Specialist Interest in Dermatology
Deputy Medical Director for Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board
DR ROZ TANDY
Deputy Lead GP
MBBS, MRCGP, DFFP, DCH, DRCOG
DR ELIZABETH QUARTERMAN
MA BSc MB BS
Dermatology and Gynaecology.
DR JULIETTE HANDLEY
BSc MB BS DRCOG
Part-time in the Centre for Clinical Research at Addenbrookes.
DR JONATHAN HODGES
BSc BMedSci BMBS DCH DFSRH DTM&H DRCOG MRCGP
DR RICHARD SMITH
Musculoskeletal and Elderly Care
DR EMMA HERN
BSC, MBBS, MRCS, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP Musculoskeletal Health
DR RACHEL CARR
BSC, MBCHB, MRCGP, DRCOG
Advance Nurse Practitioners
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP) are able to make medical decisions based on assessment, diagnosis and interpretation of results. ANPs have the authority to prescribe medication and refer patients to other specialists if required. When patients request an appointment with a doctor, they may find themselves being consulted by an ANP instead as a substitute. ANPs are an extremely valuable resource within healthcare as their role has successfully been introduced in various settings to ensure patients are seen quicker and to ease the pressure regarding the national shortage of GPs.
Emergency Care Practitioners
Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) are healthcare professionals who deliver clinical care within a variety of settings. Their role is to focus on providing assessment and treatment to patients in the primary care setting. ECPs are paramedics by training having worked for several years in prehospital care before specialising on non-acute clinical care. They are trained to work within the multidisciplinary team and will be working towards Masters Qualification and accreditation as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP). They are able to manage a variety of clinical presentations under the supervision of the senior clinical team.
Physician Associates (PA) is a relatively new role to the UK, but one that is becoming more and more implemented. PAs are educated in a similar way to doctors, having graduated with a higher qualification, usually a Masters, from a medical school that we share with students studying medicine. PAs are not the same as doctors however, chiefly in that our learning is more general and not focussed on the more advance and specific topics of medicine. PAs are also unable to prescribe. They key the role the of a PA is that they work with and under the supervision of a senior clinician, meaning they are always learning and delivering care under instruction. Within primary care, PAs remain generalists and look to tackle a wide array of common presentations but you might also find PAs in hospital medicine in both medical and surgical specialities. In the near future, PAs are expected to be regulated by the General Medical Council (GMC) and will hopefully receive prescribing rights.
The practice pharmacy team comprise of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines, performing medication reviews and allowing better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety. Having clinical pharmacists in GP practices means that GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with more complex conditions. This helps GPs to manage the demands on their time.
Practice nurses are qualified 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.
We have 4 Practice Nurses in the team, including our Lead Nurse.
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.
We have four Healthcare Assistants in the team.
The Service Manager is involved in the management of all 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 Service Manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Our administrative teams consist of Secretaries, Scanning and Coding, Choose and Book and Medical Record Summarising.
Receptionists 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. Each member of staff has to undertake a rigorous induction and gain qualification in Care Navigation. You will hear the term “Care Navigators” and this is our Reception Team.
Lead Care Navigator
Lead Care Navigator
The Community Midwives are now entirely responsible for arranging antenatal care. There are regular antenatal classes at the Haverhill Health Centre, but all antenatal clinics are held either at the Rosie Maternity Hospital in Cambridge or the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St.Edmunds.
After you have delivered, the midwife will look after you and your baby for the first fortnight.
Telephone number: 01440 766027
If you are unable to contact the midwife in an emergency, contact the surgery on 01440 840 380
Community Healthcare Team
Your health professional may complete a referral which they email to our care coordination centre securely or you can call the Care Coordination Centre yourself on 0300 123 242.