1-2 Lancelyn Court Prec, Spital Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 9JP
Telephone: 0151 334 4019
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From time to time we may have locum doctors working in the practice to provide extra surgeries when one of the partners is away on holiday or on educational courses. These will always be fully qualified General Practitioners.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in Spital Surgery in the financial year 2020/21 was £46,619 before tax and National Insurance. This is for one full-time GP and four part-time GPs.
We are a member of the Wirral Primary Care Federation. This is a not-for-profit Federation of 26 independent GP Practices covering 203,936 patients, over 61% of the Wirral population.
Our Partner GPs are Dr Athan Simopoulos, Dr Katie Ariaraj and Dr Jonathon Minns.
Dr Athanasios Simopoulos (m) - (Ioannina Greece) Degree in Medicine(MBBs Equivalent)
Dr Kathryn Ariaraj (f) - (Sheffield 1998) MB ChB
Dr Johnny Minns (m) - (Exeter 2017) BMBS, BSc (Hons) Psychology, MRCGP
Dr Angela Thompson (f) - (Liverpool 1996) MB ChB MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFFP
Dr Louise Clegg (f) - (Sheffield 2009) MB ChB DFSRH DRCOG DCH
The nurses run our various clinics for smears, asthma, diabetes, hypertension and CHD and are available in the surgery for dressings, injections, removal of stitches, health checks and ECGs. They also visit the housebound.
Nurses hours – by appointment 08:30 – 12:30 & 14:00 – 18:00.
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.
Nurse Gill Prestwich is our practice Frailty Lead.
Mrs Jane Bolderson (f) - Practice Nurse
Mrs Karen Atkins (f) - Practice Nurse
Mrs Sally Rogerson (f) - Healthcare Assistant
Mrs Gill Prestwich (f) - Research Nurse
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.
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 Emma Hadwin (f) - Practice Manager
Mrs Bev Warren (f) - Reception Manager
Mrs Lucy Ferguson (f) - Senior Administrator
Mrs Carole Nuttall (f) - Receptionist
Mrs Cathy Ball (f) - Receptionist
Mrs Vicki Francis (f) - Receptionist
Mrs Ann Serridge (f) - Receptionist
Mrs Jill Caterall (f) - Receptionist
Mrs Lin Jackson (f) - Receptionist
Mrs Louise Stoker (f) - Receptionist
Mrs Charlotte Kerr (f) - Receptionist
Mrs Kirsty Jones (f) - Receptionist
Ms Haley Toal - Receptionist
Rachel Keirl – Community Paramedic. Learn more about Rachel’s role: Rachel Keirl Community Paramedic
Suzanne Thomas – Specialist Learning Disabilities Nurse. Learn more about Suzanne’s role: Suzanne Thomas Learning Disability Nurse Practitioner
Tracey Pilgrim – Cancer Care Coordinator. Learn more about Tracey’s role: Tracey Pilgrim Cancer Care Coordinator
Rachael Kinnear – Mental Health Trainee Assistant Practitioner. Learn more about Rachael’s role: Rachael Kinnear Mental Health Trainee Assistant Practitioner
Ben Keegan – Health Coach. Learn more about Ben’s role: Ben Keegan Health CoachWP
Georgia Lilley – Health Coach. Learn more about Georgia’s role: Georgia Lilley Health Coach
Daisy Senior – Health Coach. Learn more about Daisy’s role: Daisy Senior Health Coach
Jessica Brown – Wellbeing Practitioner. Learn more about Jess’ role: Jessica Brown Wellbeing Practitioner
Claire Thomson – Care Coordinator Care Homes. Learn more about Claire’s role: Claire Thomson Care Coordinator Care Homes
What is a GP clinical pharmacist?
Clinical pharmacists work directly with patients as part of the GP practice team to make sure your medicines help you get better and stay well. You will see a clinical pharmacist when you need expert advice on your medicines, however, you may need to see a GP first in order to diagnose your illness. If you have a long term condition, clinical pharmacists can talk to you about the medicines you are taking to make sure they are working for you. Long term conditions are things like type 2 diabetes, arthritis or high blood pressure. If your medicine is causing side effects, the pharmacist can help by changing your medicine or changing how much medicine you are taking. If you are taking medicines for a long time, you will need to have them checked at least once a year, this can be done by the clinical pharmacist. A clinical pharmacist may be able to prescribe your medicines in the same way as a GP. Clinical pharmacists often liaise with pharmacists in other part of the healthcare system such as the hospital or community pharmacy. A clinical pharmacist does not give you your medicines. You have to collect your medicines from a community pharmacy in the usual way.
HEALTH VISITOR DROP IN CLINICS
MONDAY 1pm-2.15pm Bridle Road Clinic
TUESDAY 1pm-2.15pm Bridle Road Clinic
WEDNESDAY 1pm-2.15pm Bridle Road Clinic
THURSDAY 1pm-2.15pm Bridle Road Clinic
9.30am-10.45am New Ferry Children’s Centre (closed during school holidays)
FRIDAY 1pm-2.15pm Bridle Road Clinic
BREASTFEEDING A-Z GROUP
MONDAY 10am-11.30am Bromborough Children’s Centre
THURSDAY 10am-12pm LifeChurch, 3rd floor, 1a Old Chester Rd, opposite Bebington station (closed during school holidays)
(Please see Breastfeeding Support Groups Leaflet for other venues and times)
BIRTH TO 5 BOOK WEBSITE: http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/birth-five
Kath Holroyd (f) - Health Visitor
Elizabeth Bowden (f) - Alcohol Practitioner
Christine Keatley (f) - Medicines Management