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The doctors operate a partnership
Dr Ewart Lewis
Mary's Hospital 1981
DRCOG MRCGP DFFP
BCh DRCOG MRCGP PG Dip SEM
Dr Sarah Atherton
BMedSci BM BS DFFP
College Hospital 1978
Dr Samantha Boden
MBBS MRCP MRCGP (dist) JCPTGP DFFP
Royal Free Hospital University of London 1986
STAFF The Practice Manager
Our practice manager, Jenny Vallely, is responsible for the day-to-day
smooth running of the practice. If there are any non-medical aspects of your care
or our service that you would like to discuss, please contact her on 01453 764222.
We have three secretaries who are responsible, amongst many other duties, for
processing all hospital referral letters and the administration of all insurance
company medical reports, DSS, County Council reports, etc. If you have any queries
regarding these matters, please telephone reception and ask to speak to them.
The reception staff are here to help you and are your link with the rest
of the health care team. They have a difficult job to do with telephone calls,
enquiries and requests coming from every direction, and we ask you to bear this
in mind when you are waiting to be attended to at the desk or on the telephone.
Any information that you give to the reception staff will always be treated in
the strictest confidence as they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality
as the doctors and nurses.
Our team of practice nurses run our treatment room. They are highly experienced
and qualified practice nurses who work closely with the doctors and are trained
to carry out an extensive range of procedures and tests.
Our health care assistants support the practice nurses in the running of the
treatment room and carry out dressings, blood pressure checks, well-man/woman
checks, take blood samples and assists the doctors in minor surgery. They are
available, by appointment, Monday to Friday.
The district nursing team attached to the practice provide home nursing services
to patients who are housebound. They are Registered General Nurses with an added
year of specialised training in community nursing. Each patient's needs are assessed
and the care/treatment is planned accordingly. You may contact the team by telephoning
01453 768112, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.
There are two health visitors based at the surgery. They are Registered General Nurses with an added year of specialised training in family health and they are concerned with the promotion of health, particularly for the under fives and their families but also the wider community. They are involved in our child health-screening programme. A nursery nurse completes the team and she carries out development checks and supports the health visitors. All can be contacted, Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm, on 01453 562148.
Our midwives share with your doctor both your antenatal and postnatal care. They
are there to help expectant mothers with all aspects of health care during pregnancy
and to look after mother and baby in the early postnatal period. The midwives
are available by appointment; please enquire at reception.
We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including those under 16
years of age. You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of the
team (medical and administrative staff) will stay confidential no matter how old
As a training practice we often have a GP Registrar working with us. He/she will be a fully qualified doctor who is undertaking final experience before becoming a general practitioner.
Trainee Health Care Professionals
Occasionally we have medical students or student nurses who sit in with the doctor. You will be informed if this occurs; if you would prefer them not to be present please let the receptionist know.