Queens Square SurgeryTel: 01953 453166
Station Road SurgeryTel: 01953 453166
I spent most of my childhood in East Anglia. I graduated in London and then trained to be a GP in Suffolk, before joining Attleborough Surgeries in 2001.
I have a particular clinical interest in minor surgery and dermoscopy. I am the main tutor responsible for teaching our medical students and also am one of two of the GPs providing medical officer care to the children of Quidenham Hospice.
I fancy myself as a bit of a film buff, and I'm a keen walker. I live in Norwich, and enjoy its entertainments when I can, although most of my spare time is spent with our young family.
I was born & grew up in Lancashire, moved to Scotland to the University of St Andrews and then back to Manchester University medical school from where I qualified in 1993. I then spent a long time in hospital medicine before becoming a GP, working initially in the North West. I moved to Norfolk and joined Attleborough Surgeries in 2001.
In addition to the wide range of normal general practice work, I am involved in working with other local practices to improve the effectiveness of integrated work arrangements. I am also one of two GPs providing medical officer services to the children of Quidenham Hospital.
We are also looking at which services can be provided closer to patients homes and working with community services and local councils to achieve this.
I first lived in Norwich as a teenager before going to university in Cambridge and Nottingham. I qualified as a doctor in 2002 and worked for several years in hospital medicine before training to become a GP. I joined Attleborough Surgeries as a GP Partner in 2012.
As well as the full range of general practice services I am also interested in teaching, family planning and minor surgery.
My wife and I decided to move our young family back to Norfolk in 2010 and are very happy we have. We spend our free time exploring the countryside and coastline with our two young children.
I am a graduate of the University of Glasgow Medical School and have worked as a partner in General Practice at Sheringham for some 19 years prior to moving to Attleborough Surgeries in 2013.
My primary interests are in General Medicine and I have specific expertise and training in Sport and Exercise Medicine. I hope to expand services at Attleborough and innovate to meet the challenges we currently face in Primary Care.
Outside of work I am a keen sportsman, injuries allowing, and play tennis regularly. I still aspire to multi-sport events, having been a triathlete whilst living and working in Australia some 20 years and two stone ago!
I am a devotee of, and season ticket holder at, Northampton Saints RFC and follow Manchester United keenly, attending matches when I can. I am more than happy to engage in debate in these areas but would suggest a longer appointment!
Having spent my formative years in Kent, I qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and moved to Norwich for my GP training. I then became a partner in North Walsham and after 17 years decided it was time for a change. I moved down to a practice in West Sussex but found the pull of Norfolk too strong and after 2 years could no longer resist it and joined Attleborough Surgery in January 2015.
I love General Practice for all the different challenges it presents which makes each day different. I also have a special interest in Urology and work in the Urology department at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital once a week. My other interests include diabetes, Minor Surgery and Paediatrics as well as teaching and training junior Doctors.
Outside of work I still play the occasional game of rugby and will participate in any sport if asked. I also play the saxophone and follow the exploits of Leicester Tigers RFC and Norwich City with enthusiasm. I have a large family who keep me busy at weekends.
I completed my training in Norfolk and qualified as a GP in 2015. After working in various Norfolk practices for 2 years, I decided to join Attleborough Surgeries in 2017.
My special interests are skin diseases and minor surgery. I had the opportunity to train and work in Dermatology for several years before joining General Practice.
My young family keeps me busy and currently I work part time and try hard to balance my work commitment with my family life.
Outside work, my interests include, experiemental cooking and baking. I also enjoy light sports like jogging, aerobics and zumba.
Associate GP since 2014
Associate GP since 2017
Student Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Care Practitioner
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. A number of our Health Care Assistants are qualified to carry out extended roles in support of dressings and long term disease health issues. They may also act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
I joined the Practice in June 2011. Prior to this I worked for over 20 years across acute, community, mental health and commissioning NHS organisations. I am responsible for all aspects of practice life at both Station Road and Queens Square Surgeries, with the support of our very capable staff.
Attleborough Surgeries is a busy practice and I enjoy being able to get to know some of our patients better through my involvement in the Patient Participation Group and Friends of Attleborough Surgeries.
I was born and grew up in Norfolk and am very committed to working with local stakeholders to plan how we meet the growing needs of our practice population as the towns expansion and development takes place.
Assistant Practice Manager
The administration staff provide a range of services in the practice which mainly involve using and maintaining the IT systems to offer a range of functions in addition to traditional appointment scheduling, clinical record keeping and prescribing. Modern GP practices use their systems to manage incoming and outgoing correspondence, review performance data, provide patient recall functions, run audits and reports, manage referrals and test requests, incorporate pathology test reports and to analyse referral and prescribing costs and trends within the practice.
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 taking messages, giving out results as authorised by the GP and keeping information up to date.
Midwives often describe their job as 'privileged' and is much more than delivering babies. The role they have in preparing women for the delivery of new life makes them a vital presence during all stages of pregnancy, labour and the early postnatal period. More midwives now work in the community, providing services in women's homes, local clinics, children's centres and GP surgeries.
District Nurses play a crucial role in the primary health care team. They visit people in their own homes or in residential care homes, providing care for patients and supporting family members. As well as providing direct patient care, district nurses also have a teaching role, working with patients to enable them to care for themselves or with family members teaching them how to give care to their relatives. District nurses play a vital role in keeping hospital admissions and readmissions to a minimum and ensuring that patients can return to their own homes as soon as possible.
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.
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