Spinney Brook Medical Centre

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THE DOCTORS

Dr Jonathan Morgan Bevan (male)
MBChB 1981 DRCOG 1985 MRCGP 1985 Birmingham

Dr Martin Dominic Mitchell (male)
MBChB DCH MRCGP 1988 Birmingham

Dr Jason English (male)
MBChB MRCGP 1992 Leicester

Dr Anne Margaret Lambert (female)
MBChB 1984 Leicester

Dr Nicolas Guy Reed (male)
MBChB 1983 DRCOG 1985 MRCGP 1987 Nottingham

Dr Leanne Phyllis Watson (female)
MBChB 2002 MRCGP 2006 Leicester

(The Practice also employs a Salaried GP)

PRACTICE NURSES

Alison Miles RGN 2 Mary Allen RGN
Janet Meads RGN   Julie Marchant RGN
Sally Williams RGN   Charlotte Cole RGN
Laura Rawlins RGN      

The practice employs a team of seven 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

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.

HEALTH VISITORS

Ingrid Alexander-Monk RGN Health Visitor, and her Team.

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 01933 650949.

DISTRICT NURSES

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.

COMMUNITY MIDWIFE

Isebrook Hospital: Tel 01536 494078 (direct line)
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.

DEDICATED LEARNING TIME

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 specific Wednesdays (details here). On these afternoons the Medical Centre will be closed from 12.30pm. If you need urgent medical attention during this time you should dial 111 to speak to the NHS 111 service. If you have a life-threatening emergency you should of course dial 999.

GENERAL PRACTITIONER TRAINING

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.

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