Dr J M Bevan (male)
1981 DRCOG 1985 MRCGP 1985 Birmingham
Dr M D Mitchell (male)
MBChB DCH MRCGP 1988 Birmingham
Dr J English (male)
MRCGP 1992 Leicester
Dr A M Lambert (female)
MBChB 1984 Leicester
Dr N G Reed (male)
1983 DRCOG 1985 MRCGP 1987 Nottingham
Dr L P Watson (female)
MBChB 2002 MRCGP 2006 Leicester
Dr B Lagisetty (male)
MBBS 1989 FRCS 1998 DCH 2004 London
The practice employs a team of six highly
skilled nurses trained in the monitoring and treatment of chronic diseases such
as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. HRT, contraception, ECGs and spirometry
are also available. They are also trained in the assessment and management of
minor illnesses. Practice nurses working in the treatment room will renew dressings,
remove sutures, give advice on ear-care, carry out travel vaccinations and advice,
give routine health checks and smear tests. Routine and urgent appointments to
see the nurses may be made with our receptionists.
Mrs Alison Fenn Coles is the practice
manager and she is able to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects
of your treatment. She is also available to discuss any suggestions and is happy
to talk to you about any worries or complaints within the practice. An appointment
can be made via the receptionist.
Our team of administrative staff
are fully trained and do a very professional job. They are there to help you,
and in doing so may need to ask for more details. All information is regarded
as confidential as all staff are bound by the same codes of conduct as the doctors.
A member of the reception team is available to talk to you between 8.00am and
6.30pm every weekday (up to 8.00pm Monday and Wednesday).
Mrs Frances Howkins is the practice financial
manager; she works part time, dealing with all financial aspects of the practice.
Ingrid Alexander-Monk RGN Health Visitor
Sally Hayes Health Visitor Assistant
Gill Gough Integrated Nurse
Our health visiting team can counsel and advise on all aspects of health care to all age groups, but particularly to families with young children. Please speak to any member of the team regarding immunisation of children. They can be contacted by telephoning
Anne-Marie Wilke, Senior District Nursing Sister, and her Team.
The district nursing service provides skilled nursing care, seven days a week, to housebound patients. The nurses will assess your needs, agree a plan of care and advise and support you. Referral to appropriate agencies and services will be made, dependent on your needs, together with any medical equipment required.
The nursing sisters are able to prescribe items required for your nursing treatment.
Hospital: Tel 01536 494078 (direct link)
Kettering General Hospital: Tel 01536 492000
Care in pregnancy is provided by the practice in conjunction with the hospital
and community midwife. In nearly all cases most of your antenatal care will be
carried out in the practice by the doctors and midwife. Please always bring a
urine sample in a clean bottle to your antenatal check.
The community midwives can help with all aspects of pregnancy and the postnatal
period. Messages can be left either by ringing Isebrook Hospital between 9.15
and 10.00am or the labour-ward of Kettering Maternity Unit.
COUNSELLOR/WELL BEING TEAM
We have two experienced members of staff making up our Counselling/Mental Health Well Being Team. They attend the surgery two days each week. You can only see members of this team if you have been referred by health professionals, ie Doctors, Nurses or Health Visitors. If you feel you would benefit from this service, please discuss it with your Doctor.
We have dedicated time set aside to conduct additional training for doctors and all practice staff. This happens in all practices throughout Northampton and many others around the country. Spinney Brook Medical Centre training sessions are held on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons bi-monthly (except July and August). On these afternoons the Medical Centre will be closed from 1.00pm. If you need urgent medical attention during this time you will be asked to contact Nenedoc who will be covering for that afternoon. This training is very necessary to keep us all up to date with current practice procedures and the many changes taking place within the NHS.
Our practice is a training practice for new General Practitioners. The trainer in the practice is Dr English. Our GP registrars are with us for a few months at a time as part of their ongoing training. Video recordings of consultations are often used for training purposes and therefore you may be asked if you are willing to have your consultation videoed. You will be asked at the time you book your appointment if you consent to this. The training doctor and registrar are the only people to use the recording - it is then erased.
There are occasions when medical students or registrars may need to sit in with one of the partners during their surgery. You will always be informed and have the right to decline if preferred. We enjoy having these doctors with us - please consult with them as any other doctor in the practice. Student doctors from Leicester University will also be joining the Practice for a few weeks throughout the year.