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Dr Fiona Blundell
MB ChB DCH DRCOG FPCert, Bristol, 1984
Dr Fiona Blundell joined the practice in 1993. She is interested in all aspects of general practice and takes the lead for the practice on prescribing issues. She is married with three children.
Dr Malini Spink
MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG DA DFFP Bristol, 1981
Dr Malini Spink joined the practice in 1994. She is interested in all areas of family medicine, particularly women's health and coronary heart disease, and runs the family planning clinic. She is married with three children.
Dr Vincent Koh
MB ChB, Liverpool, 1993
Dr Vincent Koh joined the practice in 1999 after completing his GP training in Chelmsford. He has a special interest in care of the elderly and he also runs the respiratory clinic.
Dr Margaret Ardagh
MB BS DCH FPCert, St Thomas', London 1985
Dr Margaret Ardagh joined the practice in March 2002. She is interested in all areas of family medicine, but particularly in women's and children's health issues. She has two children.
Dr Elizabeth Burrin
BSC (Hons), MB BS, DFSRH, MRCGP, St George’s, London, 1997
Dr Elizabeth Burrin joined the practice in July 2014. She is interested in all areas of family medicine, but particularly chronic medical conditions.
Dr Victoria Collins
BN (Hons) MBBS (London 2011) MRCGP DFRSH
Dr Thishani Kaneswaran
Liverpool Medicine MBChB
I am a newly qualified GP who has spent time training at a variety of places including East Kent, Liverpool and Lancaster. I am interested in all aspects of general medicine. However, I am aiming to specialise in women's health and mental health in the future. My family originated from Sri Lanka. I grew up in Surrey and moved back to the area after recently marrying.
Dr Kate Deane
BSC MBBS DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Mrs Gaynor Hardy
Gaynor Hardy works closely with the partners and is responsible for the overall management of the practice, finances and budgets, human resources, new business and non-medical matters.
ASSISTANT PRACTICE MANAGER
Liz assists Mrs Hardy with the administration of the Practice, and deputises for her in her absence. In addition she is IT Co-ordinator for the Practice, and administrator for the clinical system. Please contact Liz if you have any queries regarding the use of the online repeat prescription and appointment booking service
Our receptionists are there to welcome you, make appointments, arrange visits and help you make the best use of the services the Practice offers. They are fully trained and act according to the doctors' instructions.
During surgery hours they are much in demand but will always try to help you with any queries as sympathetically and efficiently as possible. Any information entrusted to the Receptionists will be treated in complete confidence. If however, you would like to speak to someone in private, please mention this at the Reception Desk.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF
Mrs Lesley Swan - Practice Secretary
Our secretarial, clerical and computer staff, supported by members of the reception team, undertake a wide range of essential support tasks. These include patient registrations, management of patient medical records, processing of referral letters and medical reports, preparation of repeat prescriptions (about 20,000 per year), issuing invitations for health screening, vaccination programmes and clinics, and liaison with the local hospitals, community services and other agencies.
Computers are an essential part of the surgery operation and the management of the practice's clinical system (EMIS), website, intranet and computers is a key function, co-ordinated by the Assistant Practice Manager, who also provides support and training for the practice staff.
Sister Oonagh Atkinson, RGN (Practice Nurse Manager)
Specialist Practitioner - General Practice, Dip. Asthma Care,
Dip COPD, CHD Dip, Family Planning (ENBR71).
Sister Atkinson is a point of contact in the practice for those who have cancer or for those affected by cancer. She can provide support and sign post to other services or information.
Sister Lucia Ede, RGN, RSCN
Specialist Practitioner - General Practice, Cert Diabetes Care,
Family Planning (ENB901)
Sister Trish Chapman, RGN
CHD Dip, Smoking Cessation Specialist, A&E (ENB211)
Sister Alex Cook, RN, Dip. He
ITU (ENB100), Teaching (ENB998)
Sister Janice McAndrew
The Practice Nurses run the treatment rooms, in addition to the clinics (see our 'services'), their duties include:
Blood pressure monitoring Ear syringing
Cervical smears Travel health advice and vaccinations
Childhood immunisations Wound care and dressings
Sisters Chapman can also give advice on stopping smoking.
The doctors and Practice Nurses are supported by our Health Care Assistant, Ms Gill Gilliam. Her responsibilities include blood tests, blood pressure checks and electrocardiographs. She co-ordinates the home loan programme for the blood pressure monitors.
The Farnham District Nurses Team is based in Farnham Centre for Health. The District Nurses' responsibilities are varied but their priority is to provide skilled nursing care for acute, terminally ill and chronically sick people in the familiar enviroment of their own homes and to advise and support families caring for sick and elderly relatives. Please telephone the surgery if you would like to speak to a member of our District Nurse Team.
The Farnham Health Visitors team is based in Farnham Hospital and Centre for Health.
Our Health Visitors are Registered General Nurses with additional qualifications to advise on health matters for the whole community with an emphasis on health advice for the Under 5s.
Their work includes child surveillance at home and in their clinics, immunisation advice, well baby clinics, developmental assessments, exercise and relaxation classes, antenatal and postnatal groups, women's health groups and health promotion.
The Health Visitors can be contacted on 01483 782000 (Farnham Hospital)
The Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) is based in Godalming and includes clinical psychologists, community mental health nurses and social workers. Patients will still be seen in Farnham Centre for Health.
The role of the CMHT practitioner is directed towards providing care and support for those experiencing a wide range of psychiatric disorders and psychological problems. these may be in the form of short term mental health needs or the longer term debilitating disorders. It also includes advice and support for families caring for the mentally ill. Separate sections of the CMHT look after patients under and over 65 years of age
Referral to the CMHT practitioner is through your doctor.
Waverley Community Mental Health Service
11-13 Ockford Road
Tel: 01483 528 100
The midwives look forward to welcoming you to the maternity care offered by their respective midwifery teams. The service includes antenatal clinics, parentcraft classes, hospital tours and many other opportunities to discuss your pregnancy and childbirth, as well as home visits after your baby is born, to assist you with any problems that may arise. The Frimley Park Hospital team also aims to be with the majority of mothers when they deliver their babies there.
More details on this can be found by clicking on the Our Services button.
The midwives can be contacted through Reception on 01252 723122 or through their respective hospitals.