Dr Sarah Taylor (f) - MBBS, DRCOG (University of London, 1992)
Dr Kathryn Shepherd (f) - MBChB, MRCGP (Liverpool University 2005)
Dr B Yorke (m) - BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MBchB
Dr H Butterworth (f) - MBchB, MRCGP, LoC IUT, LoC SDI, DFSRH
Dr M Martin (M) - MBchB
Dr F Greeley (f) - MBchB, MRCP, MRCGP
Practice nurses are available throughout the week to advise you about any concerns you have regarding health issues. They run various clinics such as:
You can self-refer to all of these clinics, but, if you require routine blood pressures, dressings etc. you will be asked to see our treatment room nurses.
These nurses are all qualified Registered General nurses (RGN’s). Two of these RGN nurses have advanced nursing qualifications, being qualified BSc honour graduates.
NB – Weight reduction clinics and smoking cessation clinics are run by our healthcare assistant.
Our treatment room is available on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to offer the following services and procedures:
Our Treatment Room nurse is a qualified State Enrolled Nurse (SEN).
Appointments for the practice nurses are bookable up to 2 weeks in advance. In addition, the nursing team is always happy to speak to you over the telephone, this may not be immediately but they will always return your call.
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.
Our practice manager has the overall responsibility for the running of the practice. She is always happy to hear your views and suggestions about the services that we offer.
Our data administrator has overall responsibility for maintenance of our clinical system and for practice administration.
The staff behind reception will assist you in making emergency and routine appointments to see your doctor, undertake repeat prescription administration, answer numerous and varied questions and offer help and assistance at all times. They are not permitted to discuss medical cases or problems. It is a legal requirement that confidentiality of patient’s records is maintained at the highest level by all of our staff.
The Ferryside Team of midwives is attached to the practice and provides antenatal care. They can also arrange antenatal relaxation and aqua natal classes. They visit patients in their homes both before and after delivery of their babies.
Our community nursing team consists of sisters, staff nurses and health care assistants. Their duties include visiting patients of any age in their homes, giving practical assistance or offering professional advice. Your GP will refer you to the team if they feel that you would benefit from their skills. In addition if you have been in hospital your consultant may ask them to visit you when you return home.
Our health visitor will give advice on health care particularly for expectant mothers, children under the age of 5, the elderly and the handicapped. She will also advise on childhood immunisations.