DR VENKATESH MALLYA
(GMC number: 6058488)
DR MILES WILKS
DR SARAH WAQAR
DR KATIE WALSH
Nurse Practitioners have been trained to deal with minor ailments (sore throats, cystitis etc.) and chronic diseases (coronary heart disease, chronic pulmonary disease, asthma and diabetes. They are highly skilled and very experienced and work closely with the doctors to enhance the scope of the practice team. They are also qualified to prescribe medication.
Our highly trained nurses work very closely with the doctors. You may make an appointment directly with the them for blood pressure checks, foreign travel immunisations, tetanus and flu vaccinations, cervical smears, advice on weight loss and smoking cessation, as well as general medical advice.
Eleanor is one of our PCN Nursing Associates. Whilst Eleanor does work at other Practices within our PCN you may see Eleanor on home visits or within the care homes.
Our healthcare assistant runs daily clinics for blood tests, BP checks, ECG, exercise on prescription, smoking cessation., weight management, as well as new patient checks.
Our practice manager is available to help you with any enquiries regarding the running of the Practice. She is also available by prior arrangement to address any problems you have encountered and to discuss any suggestions, which may improve our service to you.
IT lead and office Manager
Our receptionists make appointments, take requests for repeat prescriptions and deal with requests for home visits. They may need to ask you further details when you telephone. This is to ensure we can assist you as speedily as possible. They are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses. They aim to provide a link, rather than a barrier, between you and the doctors.
The reception team consists of Hannah, Sarah, Paula, Jean and Julie.
Caroline assists the pharmacist and looks at medicines optimisation.
Tel: 01706 378166
They help care for women during pregnancy, delivery and after their baby is born. They run regular antenatal clinics, relaxation and parent craft classes.
Our district nurses are based within the health centre. These nurses provide general nursing care to patients who are ill at home or housebound. They also run daily clinics in the treatment room for dressings, blood tests, ear syringing and injections.
Tel: 01706 646234
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.
Mental Health Worker
Jake is our Mental Health Worker for Pennines PCN. Patients with significant Mental Health, may be referred to Jake. This service is within Primary Care and often stops the need of a secondary care referral.