Dr Andrew Garstang (m) - Qualified: London (Kings College School of Medicine & Dentistry) 1993 - BSc (Hons), MBBS (London), MRCGP - Special Interests – Diabetes & Cardiology.
Dr Neelima Augustine (f) - Qualified: NTR University of Health & Sciences, Vijayawada, India 2004 - MBBS MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH - Special Interests - Gynaecology, Family Planning, Sexual Health, Bladder Problems, Paediatrics, Palliative Care
Dr Saw Ye Tun Aung (m) - Qualified: Rangoon - Myanmar 1990 - MBBS MRCGP
Dr Caroline Gouges (f) - Qualified: Newcastle University 2000 - MBBS
Dr Katharine Robinson (f) - Qualified: University of Manchester 2002 - MBChB
Dr Faheem Shakur (m) - Qualified: University of Sheffield 2006 - MBChB MRCGP FRSA
Our highly trained and experienced Nurse Practitioners are qualified to deal with a number of medical conditions.
They are often available for ‘‘On the Day’’ appointments and are able to prescribe appropriately.
The Nurse Practitioners can see:
Jennifer Parker RGN (f) - Qualified: Northampton 1993 - RN, BSc (Hons) in Health Studies, Specialist Nurse Practitioner - Special Interest – Diabetes, Respiratory Disease, Sexual Health, Womens Health & Contraception.
Our highly qualified Nursing Team can deal with a wide range of medical conditions and health concerns.
The Nurse Practitioners offer emergency ‘on the day’ appointments with themselves or a Doctor. They diagnose, can prescribe, plan care and see complex and unstable chronic disease.
Our Practice Nurses are experts in many areas of disease management such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Contraception, Weight Management and Smoking Cessation. They also offer Travel Advice and Travel Vaccination.
The nurses also administer the Childhood Vaccination Program.
Suzanne Garstang RGN (f) - Qualified: Blackpool 1996 - RGN, BWSC Health Studies - Special Interest – Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Contraception & Sexual Health.
Suzanne Jacyk-Collinson RGN (f) - Specialist Practitioner - Diabetes
Clare Billington RGN (f) - Qualified: University of Central Lancashire 1997 - RGN, BSc Hons Nursing Studies, Dip HE. - Special Interest – Cardiology, Diabetes
Susan White RGN (f)
Roxanne Sharples RGN (f)
Julie and Dawn are important members of the Practice Team who work under the supervision of our qualified nursing team.
They carry out new patient medicals, take blood tests, check blood pressure, test urine, undertake simple dressings, remove sutures, weight management, smoking cessation, ear syringing and certain vaccinations.
Appointments can be booked directly with our clinical pharmacists for medication reviews or you may be asked to see one of them by your GP.
They can be contacted by telephoning the main switchboard on 01253 201365.
Nicola Wojarski MPharm PGDip (Clinical Pharmacy) IP (f) - Qualified: Nottingham, 2005 - Nicola has a special interest in cardiology and offers review appointments for patients with heart failure, irregular heartbeats (atrial fibrillation), high blood pressure and after having a heart attack or stroke.
Rebecca Gregory – Mental Health Nurse
Rebecca is a mental health nurse and works accross four practices in South Shore. She is available at Stonyhill Medical Practice on Tuesdays for telephone or face to face appointments. Appointments can be booked through the receptionists. She supports patients aged over 16 years old who are struggling with their mental health and or addictions. She has an extensive background in primary care mental health and can offer evidence based intervensions for both anxiety and depression, eating disorders, Autism/ADHD, drug & alcohol addictions, problem solving, building resilience and building on personal strengths. She promotes positive mental health and well-being. She is able to refer to outside agencies that she feels may benefit you.
Sarah Smith-Sergeant – Trainee Associate Psychological Practitioner
Sarah provides brief psychological assessments, structured formulation & interventions to promote good mental health and prevent problems getting worse. She provides strategies to help improve overall sense of wellbeing. These might include –
Sarah offers up to four 45-minute sessions and a follow up 6 weeks later.
Steven Pope- Psychotherapist, Counsellor (BACP accredited) & Wellbeing Coach
Steven is a specialist in addiction and has experience working with patients presenting with self-harm, intrusive thoughts, anxiety, trauma, depression, PTSD, dementia, relationship and grief issues. He offers 30-minute sessions and will follow up for as long as the patient requires. Steven can refer patients on to outside agencies that may be beneficial. He can also see our housebound patients at home.
Samantha Bell – Podiatrist
Samantha can assess, diagnose, treat and advise on problems of the foot, ankle and lower limb.
The health visitors provide care and advice for the newborn to school-age children.
They can be contacted by telephoning the main switchboard on 01253 955464.
The Community Matrons and District Nursing Team deal with patients in their own homes and occasionally within the surgery.
Their patients are referred to the team from hospital or by the Doctors. They can refer patients to Social Services for assessment or other agencies for care and advice. The District Nursing Team also nurse terminally ill patients who wish to remain in their own home.
If you wish to contact the District nursing Team or Community Matrons please call:
Community Matron – 01253 951696
District Nurses – 01253 951604
Or our main switchboard 01253 201365
Our Practice Managers are able to help with any problems you may have with the way the practice is run. Anna-Marie and Susan are responsible for administration, staffing and finances within the practice. They are available to see any patient who wishes to express a complaint or has any suggestions or ideas that may help the practice be more efficient.
Our front line Reception Team answer telephone calls, deal with enquiries, test results and book appointments for all our services.
The practice also employs two Prescription Clerks who supports our Pharmacist Practitioners.
The practice is supported by Medical Secretaries, Data Input and Recall Clerks. Their job is very demanding but they are here to help you so please be patient with them.
Stonyhill Medical Practice is a teaching practice associated to Liverpool and Manchester University. We have post graduates, trainees and students working in the practice in order to gain experience.
In order to work in General Practice specialised vocational training is necessary. They are always closely supervised and will be clearly identified to you.
You have a right to decline to be treated by them or in their presence but your co-operation in enhancing their medical training and experience is greatly appreciated.
The practice is committed to improving medical education at all levels and all the practice Doctors are involved in this process.
Stonyhill Medical Practice believes that medical education is vital in training our health care professionals and safeguarding the future of the NHS.
In order to provide this, trainees may be sitting in with your health care professional during your consultation.
Please be assured that trainees are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the rest of the practice.
The experience that is acquired is necessary when seeing their own patient’s in the future.
The patient might be yourself or a loved one.
If you would prefer to see a health care professional alone, please inform the receptionist when you are booking in for your appointment.