DR DIANA BLACK
|MBBS (1990) MRCGP DCH DRCOG
Trained at University College Hospital, London
|DR SALLY HALL
||MBBS MRCP MRCGP DFFP DPD
Trained Charing Cross & Westminster Hospitals, London
DR JAMES DORLING
|MB ChB (Dund,1995) MRCGP MRCSEd
Trained at University of Dundee, Scotland
DR JULIA INCE
|MBBS MRCGP DRCOG
Trained Charing Cross Hospital, London
DR WILLIAM KERSS
BSc BMBS MRCPsych MRCGP
Headed by our Practice Manager, Mrs Ruth Harris, our staff are here to give you the best service they can. As you will appreciate, they can get very busy at certain times of the day and we would ask you to bear with them if they are not always able to help you straight away. In addition to the practice manager, the surgery staff consists of a mixture of full- and part-time receptionists, dispensers, nurses, health care assistants, secretaries and administrators. They are deployed as follows:
Main Surgery - Great Massingham
|Mrs Ruth Harris
||CERT PCM & ISM
|Mr Barry White
||MinstLM; Dip PM
|Mrs Beverley Mackney
Branch Surgery - Bayfield Surgery, Docking
The practice nurses/healthcare assistants are available by appointment. Routine appointments can be made morning and afternoon.
Their numerous tasks include:
- Taking blood for tests (although this is usually done by the healthcare assistant)
- Infant and adult immunisation
- Dressings and removal of stitches
- Ear syringing
- Travel advice
- Cervical smears
- Clinics to monitor blood pressure, asthma, diabetes and osteoporosis
They also assist the doctors in minor surgery and are always available to offer professional advice.
Community Nursing Team
There is a community nursing team that covers Docking and Massingham surgeries. Their duties include visiting housebound patients of any age in their homes, giving practical assistance and care or offering professional advice. Each patient’s needs are assessed and the care/treatment is planned accordingly.
The Community Matron works and liaises closely with the GPs and community nurses to provide care and treatment to patients with chronic conditions and provides emergency care when needed.
Both surgeries have links to several health visitors who have special responsibilities for the health of children. They also work with individuals, families and communities to promote health.
Counselling is provided at the practice, by GP referral.
Short-term counselling is effective in addressing specific life difficulties and enables the patient to make small changes, which may have a beneficial effect on the quality of their life.
We have been an approved training practice since 2005. Several of our doctors have post-graduate qualifications in medical education training and are involved in training fully qualified doctors in general practice. We have between one and three doctors who are usually with us for periods between three and six months.
For their training they may need to video a proportion of their consultations. The receptionist will let you know if the GP registrar is videoing consultations when you arrive for an appointment and will seek your written consent; and the GP registrar will explain about the video consultation when you go into the consulting room to see her/him.