120 Strand RoadDerry City, BT48 7NYTel: 02871 264 868
MB BCh BAO DCH DRCOG Dip Ther MRCGP Dublin 1981
MB BCh BAO DCH FRCGP Belfast 1984
MBBCh BAO NUIG MRCGP MICGP DCH DObs ADV DIP Occ Health Galway 1990
MB,Bch,BAO,MRCGP DRCOG DMH PGCME – Belfast 2002
MBBS, MRCGP – London 2004
MBBS,MRCP(UK),MRCGP,DMH London 2000
MBChB, DMH, MRCGP Birmingham 2010
MA (Cantab) MB BChir DRCPG Dip Mental Health, DipCoun, MRCGP Cambridge 2008
MbChB, MRCGP, DIP Palliative Care, DIP Diabetic Care
Dorothy has daily appointments to offer advice and treatment on illnesses such as coughs, colds, sore throats, skin rashes, vomiting and diarrhoea as well as general health advice. She also runs blood pressure, chest, well woman clinics and family planning clinics and is available for advice on smoking cessation.
The nurses are available in the treatment room on a rota basis. As well as general nursing duties, they assist with our special clinics and are available to offer professional advice.
Mrs Deirdre McFarland
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 staff behind the reception desk will assist you in making emergency and routine appointments to see your doctor, undertake repeat prescriptions, deal with queries and offer help and assistance at all times. It is a legal requirement that confidentiality of patients’ records is maintained at the highest level by all staff.
Catherine White and team
Patricia McCabe – Auxiliary Nurse
The nurse’s duties include visiting patients of any age in their homes, giving practical assistance or offering professional advice. Each patient’s needs are assessed and their care and treatment are planned accordingly.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
They can be contacted at the surgery most mornings before 10:30 or at the baby clinic on Wednesday.
We now have in place a multi disciplinary team where you are able to access a range of services provided by specialists from First Contact Physiotherapist, Social workers and Mental Health Practitioner.
Pauline Campbell - FPC Physiotherapist
Stephen Sweeney - Social Worker
Mark Leach - Social Worker Assistant
Caroline Stead - Mental Health Practitioner
Rather than just providing an "illness service" it provides a wide ranging Health and wellbeing service to Patients.
Types of support Provided by the Social Work and Mental Health Worker
* Isolation or loneliness
* Financial difficulties
* Carer Support
* Problems with relationships in your life
* Parenting difficulties
* Housing difficulties
* Bereavement and trauma
* Alcohol and drug addiction
Types of support Provided by the Physiotherapist
Over 16 years of age with problems with :
* Joints and muscles
** FCP physiotherapist carry out specialist assessments and can refer to secondary care but do not carry out hands on treatment.
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