Staff

Doctors:

Partners:

Dr Yvonne Jackson

Dr Yvonne Jackson

  • Date started at Heywood: 1999
  • MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
  • Qualified Bristol 1993
  • Special interest in child health and women’s health
  • GMC 4008947
Dr Emma Mason

Dr Emma Mason

  • Date started at Heywood: 2004
  • MBChB, DFSRH
  • Qualified Birmingham 1992
  • Special interest in contraception and women’s health
  • GMC 3614648
Dr Rebecca Haggitt

Dr Rebecca Haggitt

  • Date started at Heywood: 2008
  • MBChB (Hons), DCH, DFSRH, MRCGP
  • Qualified Bristol 2004
  • Special interest in ENT and child health
  • GMC 6103874
Dr Owen Jones

Dr Owen Jones

  • Date started at Heywood: 2014
  • MBBS, Bsc, FRCA, MRCGP
  • Qualified St Georges Hospital Medical School 1997
  • Special interest in paediatrics, cardiology and respiratory
  • GMC 4419473
Dr Deborah Addleson

Dr Deborah Addleson

  • Date started at Heywood: 2016
  • BSc MBBS DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP
  • Qualified King's College London 1992
  • Special interest in women's health and contraception
  • GMC 3565995

Salaried Doctors:

Dr Rory Hamilton

Dr Rory Hamilton

  • Date started at Heywood: 16th July 2018
  • BM BCH BA Oxon MRCGP DFSRH
  • Qualified Oxford 2009
  • Special interest in skin, musculo-skeletal medicine and gastroenterology
  • GMC 7040655

 

The Nursing Staff:

Rachel Pitt Lead Nurse
Kate Stratton Practice Nurse
Sarah Thomas Practice Nurse
Tracey Phillips Nurse Practitioner
Sue Kent Phlebotomist
Angela Hurst HealthCare Assistant

The role of the Practice Nurse at Heywood Family Practice

As current policy continues to shift care from hospitals to general practice, General Practice Nurses work alongside doctors, pharmacists and dieticians, as well as other specialists. Our Practice Nurses share duties and responsibilities with each other or may specialise in certain areas.

As might be expected of a role that covers so much ground, the skills and knowledge required make up an extensive list. (See the services tab on the website) Utilising a broad range of clinical skills is an everyday occurrence. They have a significant breadth of expertise in order to support patients with all types of conditions.

Modern everyday care

Our Practice Nurse involvement in care delivery aims to improve the health and well-being of patients on our practice list. Although this can sometimes mean managing acute events, more often than not long-term conditions requiring continuing care, medicines management, and review take up the bulk of the work, with the overall aim of reducing avoidable hospital admissions.

The day-to-day work of our Practice Nurses would still be largely recognisable to a nurse from times past, but today's emphasis on a holistic package of care does have many more recent additions, as well as new technologies that improve communication, care management, and multidisciplinary care structures. One thing that has not changed is the positioning in the local community of a Practice Nurses, which enables the development of a lifelong relationship with our patients. This means that our services can be tailored to the individual needs of our patients.

Another major aspect of the work of a general practice nurse that is time-honoured is a commitment to maintaining the highest possible levels of professional standards. Safe, high quality care is the hallmark of a successful system and that means adapting to circumstances by designing ongoing support for people on a bespoke basis. With long-term care needs increasingly becoming a shared responsibility – whether that includes NHS healthcare professionals, non-professional carers or third party private sector help – our services need to be responsive to patients on a case by case level, as well as reflecting the needs of the wider community as a whole.

However, one thing is certain – the importance the role our Practice Nurses currently play is likely to become even more significant and wider ranging as more responsibility continues to fall on their shoulders.

The Practice Team:

Richard Harrison Practice Manager
Vicky Gigg Assistant Practice Manager / Dispensary
Claire Webber Practice Secretary
Marina Charalambous Practice Secretary
Linda Powell Practice Administrator
Lianne Whewall Summariser
Donna Gainey Results Co-ordinator
Jane Francis Results Co-ordinator
Sara Sedlen Dispensary Manager
Laura Smith Dispensary
Brenda Herring Dispensary
Mary Cooksley Receptionist
Yvonne Wood Receptionist
Joanna Barber Receptionist
Sian Jones Receptionist
Sophie Keeley Health Care Assistant/Medical Receptionist
Mandy Dickens Receptionist
Ashleigh Huggins Receptionist/Dispensary
Mike Burnett Maintenance
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