Did you think being a GP receptionist was an easy job? Think again.
Our staff have evolved over many years. Those who were unable to cope with trying to do 3 things at once while being constantly interrupted, and having to stand for hours at a time with no rest - have gone to do something easier - like joining the SAS! The receptionists that remain have to have the knowledge of an encyclopaedia and the patience of a saint (to put up with the doctors).
The doctors - on the other hand- are a pretty grumpy lot, so be careful about asking for a dodgy sick note, or prescription after the dog ate your pills. Here are some hints to help you cope with them.
Dr Andrew Whitaker qualified from Manchester in 1980. He belongs to a seriously medical family, and likes doing little operations and freezing warts off. He is a keen triathlete. Health warning! Do not try and keep up with him on a cycle!
Dr Jamal Omara is our new GP Partner he joined us in March 2020
Dr Claire Chambers,
MB BS (Distinction) University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1995 MRCGP (Distinction) 2003 DRCOG 2000 DFFP 2001 Clinical Tutor, Hull York Medical School
Dr Chambers was born and bred in Nottinghamshire and went to Medical School in Newcastle upon Tyne. She spent the formative years of her career in the North East, moving to Humberside in 2007.
Her interests in medicine are Women’s Health, Dermatology and Mental Health. She teaches medical students from Hull York Medical School.
She loves painting and is a member of a local art group. She also has a thing for high brow literature, trashy telly and shoes.
Dr Rebecca Littleford is local to this area who joined us as she "wanted to work somewhere I feel proud of". Every day she comes to work and has not fallen off her horse is a bonus.
Dr Josephone Lee trained at Leicester University and has worked in practices in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. She has joined us here in Brigg to move closer to her family in Lincolnshire.
|Dr Andrew Whitaker (m)|
MB, Ch.B, DRCOG, MRCGP (qualified Manchester 1980)
|Dr Jamal Omara (m)|
|Dr Claire Chambers (f)|
|Dr Rebecca Littleford (f)|
|Dr Josephine Lee (f)|
|Dr Emily Atkins (f)|
|Dr Abdur-Rauf Mahroof (m)|
|Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.|
|Nurse Trudie Humphriss (f)|
|Mrs Sarah Waldron (f)|
|Miss Katie Pounds (f)|
|Louise Womack (f)|
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.
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, 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.
|Mrs Alison Laming|
|Miss Hannah Spouge (f)|
Assistant Practice Manager
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 issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
|Mrs Nicola Bowers|
|Miss Harriet Southern|
|Mrs Catherine Greenwood (f)|
|Mrs Jane Gibbons (f)|
|Mrs Karen Pears (f)|
|Miss Hollie McCormick (f)|
|Ms Hayley Bradley (f)|
|Miss Vanessa Low (f)|
|Mr Nic Kong (m)|
|Miss Kiran Dhinsa (f)|
|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.|
|Mrs Sara Baldwin (f)|
Sara is our new Social Prescriber. Her job is to assist patients with their 'non medical needs' e.g. what benefits you're entitled to, form filling etc. You can book a call from Sara through one of our Receptionists.