Meet our team at Whitwell Surgery
Dr R Millan (female) MB ChB BSc (Hons) DRCOG DFFP
Dr A Hussain (locum)
Practice nurses and healthcare team
Our practice nurse, who is a registered general nurse, carries out treatments prescribed by the doctor and to care for minor injuries and illnesses. Our nurse is also involved in supporting patients with asthma, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic lung disease and is qualified to perform cervical smears and provide contraceptive advice.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, health checks, new patient checks, some injections and wound dressings. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
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.
The Practice Manager makes sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care and also oversees our workforce, 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.
Joanna Humberstone – Practice Manager
Reception and Clinical Administration Team
Our 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 book most of the patient appointments with our doctors, nurses and healthcare specialists. They also perform many other important tasks such as dealing with financial claims and patient records.
When you contact our Surgery our receptionists will ask you some questions about the health issue you need help with so that they can assess who is the best person to help you and how quickly you need to be seen. We appreciate you providing as much information to our receptionist as you can as they makes it easier for them to help you
Fran – Receptionist
Linda – Receptionist
Sue – Dispenser
There is a team of community nurses who support our surgery and provide nursing care in a patient’s own home. They also advise relatives and carers on how to nurse the patients between visits, encouraging independence and liaising closely with your GP about relevant treatment. They can also give advice on other services that you may require.
The Community Nurses can be contacted on: 01438 845602 between 8am – 4.30pm, or 07789864861 after 4.30pm. (check these contact details)
Antenatal Clinic is held on alternate Monday afternoons, by appointment only.