Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Tanya Roy (f)

Qualified Calcutta 1995
MBBS MRCPCH DFFP MRCGP

Diploma of the Faculty of
Family Planning, Certified fitter of Coils and Nexplanon, Maternity List, Child Health
Surveillance.

GMC No: 4707466

Special medical interests: Women’s health and Paediatrics

Dr Stephen Clarke (m)

Qualified Manchester 2002
MBChB, BSc, MRCG

Minor Surgery List, Child Health Surveillance

GMC No: 6053635

Special medical Interests: Cardiology, Dermatology, Mental Health and Paediatrics

Dr Tochukwu Raphael Abadom (m)

Qualified Nigeria 2009
MBBS, Msc, MRCGP

GMC No: 7449657

Dr Anna Smith (f)

Qualified Liverpool
MBChB, BSC, MRCGP

GMC NO: 7274460
Our Nursing Team

Oonagh Potts

RGN, BSc (Hons)

Nurse Practitioner, Extended and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber

Leah Redshaw (f)

RGN BSc

Nurse Practitioner, Independent Supplementary Nurse Prescriber

Helen Smith

RGN BSc (Hons) in nursing studies, RCN Nurse Practitioner

Certificate, Independent Supplementary Prescriber

Nurse Practitioners are nurses with experience in primary care, who have undertaken further training in:

– Pharmacology Clinical examination Human health and disease Oonagh, Helen and Leah can see any patient who chooses to see her for any reason or condition.

They have particular knowledge in:

– Women’s health, ie smears, contraception, menopause Heart disease High blood pressure Respiratory care, breathing problems Diabetes management Stroke management Mental Health They have been trained to carry out examinations, instigate tests and act as necessary.

If Oonagh, Helen or Leah cannot deal with your problem they will refer you to, or discuss your problem with the GP with your consent.

Clare Hey (f)

Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Mrs Josie Walsh (f)

Practice Nurse

Christopher Potts (m)

Healthcare Assistant

Our primary Healthcare Practitioner’s role includes taking blood samples, undertaking blood pressure checks, 24hr blood pressure monitoring, performing ECGs, lung function tests, weight management, health screening and lifestyle counselling role.

Claire Major (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Rebecca Bamber

Trainee Nurse Associate

Our Pharmacist

Miss Alexandra Mitrea (f)

Practice Pharmacist

Our pharmacists can help you with anything medicines related. They can give you advice about taking your medicines, liaise with your community pharmacist, help you with knowing what you should be taking and carry out medication reviews. 

Please ask at reception if you would like to see a Practice Pharmacist

Miss Atti Yue

Pharmacy Technician

Our Practice Team

Miss Jane Wolstenholme (f)

Business Practice Manager

Our Business Practice Manager is responsible for all administration and personnel aspects of the practice.

Miss Wolstenholme will be only too willing to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health and treatment.

She is also available, by appointment, to discuss any suggestions which may improve our service to you.

Rachel (f)

Secretary

Rachel is employed as Secretary to the practice.

Rachel deals with most of the correspondence between the practice and outside agencies such as hospital outpatient departments, private consultants, solicitors and insurance companies.

Administration

Karen and Tracy are responsible for maintaining and updating the special clinic registers and recall systems we have in place. Like Rachel they deal with most of the correspondence the practice receives from outside agencies particularly from hospital outpatient departments and private consultants.

Reception

In addition to their normal reception duties Reception Manager Julie oversees the smooth running of the reception area and is responsible for training and supporting the rest of the reception team.

Our team is there to help you and are pleased to do so. The receptionists are your link with the rest of the practice.

They may need to ask you medical details in order to work effectively and at all times are working under instructions of the doctors.

All information given to them is treated in confidence and they are bound by the same codes of conduct as the doctors and nurses. The more information you are able to give them the better they will be able to assist you.

Our Attached Team

Community Nurses

Contact Numbers Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm 01253 864122 or 01253 823215 Out of Hours 01253 300000 At the request of GPs, Health Visitors, Hospitals, Social Services, the Hospice, and the District Nursing Team visits clients who are housebound or unable to attend the Treatment Room at Cleveleys Health Centre. The team assesses the nursing needs of clients in their own homes and these are some of the areas of care we are responsible for providing:

– Care of the terminally ill.

The Management of clients with epidurals, syringe drivers and Hickman lines. Post-operative care following discharge from hospital including the management of dressings, wound care and the removal of sutures and clips. Pressure care and advice. The management of patients with leg ulcers. Taking blood samples. As part of the service provided to all our patients with Diabetes the District Nursing Team offers advice and educational support to those clients who are unable to attend the Diabetic Clinic.

This includes teaching clients how to administer their own insulin. Administering prescribed medication by injection.

Ear syringing if clients are unable to attend the Ear Clinic held in the Treatment Room. Teaching the administering of eye drops if client unable to do their own. Influenza Vaccinations either as part of a clinic held at the Crescent Surgery or in the client’s home. All clients over the age of 75 will be invited to attend the surgery for a health assessment, which may be conducted by a member of the District Nursing Team.

If clients are unable to attend the surgery then a visit to the client’s home can be arranged. Incontinence assessment including catheter care, bowel care and advice. Health promotion support and advice. Teaching and supervision of all aspects of care to clients and their relatives/carers. Health needs assessment at the request of the GP or Social Services in clients own home, rest home and nursing home.

Referrals to Social Services, Chiropody and Occupational Therapy or other relevant health professionals. Bereavement Counselling. If you feel you have a nursing need please let us assess this for you and/or refer you to the appropriate people who can help you.

Health Visitors

The health visitors are closely involved in the health care of patients, particularly children, expectant mothers and children with special needs. The team may be contacted at the health centre on 01253 951681.

Counsellors

The Mental Health Helpline can be the first port of call for anyone who is concerned about their own mental health or that of a friend or relative.

It is a FREEPHONE, CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION and LISTENING service and the number will not appear on the telephone bill.