The Surgery, 1 Eastern Road, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7APTel: 01364 652731
Our GPs collectively have a broad range of knowledge and many years' experience. Some GPs have a special interest in certain conditions which allow you to be treated here in some circumstances without being referred to a specialist elsewhere.
Please note that all of our GPs are part-time and undertake other roles or responsibilities in addition to their Surgery commitment, for example with the local Clinical Commissioning Group. To find out when a particular GP normally works in the Surgery each week please refer to the Practice Newsletter.
MB BS (1990 London) MRCGP DCH
MB ChB (1988 Birmingham) DRCOG MRCGP
MA BM BCh (1995 Oxford) DFFP MRCGP
Dr Cartmell has special interests in ENT conditions and dementia. He also leads on Research for the Surgery (Primary Care research studies) and works part-time for ReCognition Health (Plymouth) Limited (Dementia research studies): this he does in order to give local people good access to the wide benefits gained from getting involved in health research, and it should be emphasised that none of the studies he is involved in requires any financial contribution or payment by participants.
MBChB (2002 Bristol), DipTher, DCH, MRCGP
MA BM BCh (Oxford 2006) DFSRH MRCGP
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
The Surgery administration team is responsible for running the business side of the Surgery for the Partners.
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Sarah-Jane has joined the practice as our very own 'Embedded Pharmacist'.
This is a NEW position and we hope she will help us to achieve our ongoing task of providing safe, effective, up to date and efficient prescribing, thus backing up the role of the whole practice team.
Sarah-Jane works in the Surgery 3 afternoons a week looking specifically at prescribing for our patients.
She previously worked at the RD&E in the Emergency Department so has a wealth of experience of issues that come up when patients medication has been changed!
Whilst much of her time is spent 'behind the scenes' looking indepth & advising us on prescribing, she is available to see some patients. If you feel you would like to discuss specific problems or concerns about your medication please contact the surgery in the usual way.
She offers some face to face appointments, telephone consults, or can receive messages via reception
The Community, or District, Nursing Team provide nursing services to our housebound and Residential Care Home patients, including wound management, leg ulcer management, administering injections, blood taking and blood pressure checks. They are members of the local Complex Care Team which plans and undertakes the care of people with particularly complex health needs; this team helps such people to remain as independent as possible, in their preferred place of residence, and avoid unnecessary hospital admission where possible.
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