Dr Sinead Rogers MB BS MRCGP (1996) DRCOG DFFP (Female)
Qualified in 1992 at Guy’s Hospital, London and joined the practice in 1997. She is on the obstetrics, contraceptive, minor surgery and child health surveillance lists. Dr Rogers is the practice clinical lead for diabetes.
Dr Tom Howseman MB BS MRCGP (2005) (Male)
Qualified in 2000 at the Royal Free Hospital London and joined the practice in 2005. He is on the obstetrics, minor surgery and child health surveillance lists. He has a particular interest in learning disabilities.
Dr Jag Patel BA (Hons) MB BS DRCOG MRCGP (2006) (Female)
Joined the Practice in 2006. She qualified in 2000 from the Royal Free and University College London.
Dr Sapna Nehra Sharma MBBS MRCGP (Female)
Joined the practice in 2011. She qualified in India in 2000.
Dr Annika Wells MBChB DRCOG DRSH (Female)
Joined the practice in 2013. She qualified from Sheffield University in 2000.
Dr Emma Donnelly MBCHB MRCGP (2015) (Female)
Joined the practice in 2015.
Alison Pound - Practice Manager
Joined the practice in 2014 and has overall responsibility for the administration of the practice.
Dr Louise Bassett MB ChB MRCGP (Female)
Joined the practice in 2002. She qualified from Leicester in 1994.
Dr Catherine Dowlman MB BS BSc DRCOG MRCGP (Female)
Joined the practice in 2006. She qualified in 2001 from St George’s Hospital Medical School.
Dr Sarah Field MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH (Female)
Qualified in 2003 at Sheffield Medical School and joined the practice in 2008. She is on the obstetrics, family planning and child health surveillance lists.
Dr David Holding MBBS BMedSci (hons) (Male)
Qualified in 2017 at University of Nottingham and joined the practice in September 2017.
General Practitioner Locums
From time to time we have to employ GP locums (who are fully qualified general practitioners) to help us out during times of holiday, sickness and maternity leave cover.
Your Health Care Team Practice Staff
Alison Pound is the practice manager and has overall responsibility for the administration of the practice. If you have any queries, comments, suggestions or complaints concerning the practice she is available to discuss them with you.
The ladies behind the reception desk are there to assist you in making emergency and routine appointments to see your doctor, undertake repeat prescriptions, answer numerous and varied questions, and help and assist at all times. It is a legal requirement that confidential patient records are maintained at all times by all staff.
Our members of staff are fully trained and do a difficult job well. Please remember that if you are kept waiting, or seem to be asked one or two irritating questions, they are carrying out our policy which is aimed at providing a high standard of medical care for everybody. They have the difficult task of judging the urgency of your request; please assist them with their questions. By working together, we can fulfil all our aims.
Secretarial And Clerical Staff
We have secretarial and clerical staff to assist in the administration of the practice.
Emergency Care Team
The Emergency Care Team deal with "on-the-day" work. They deal with all emergencies or urgent medical advice that patients need.
The Emergency Care Team also undertake home visits, carry out routine prescription work and deal with results. They are fully autonomous practitioners who are able to issue prescriptions without a doctor.
The Practice Nurses
Vicky Ross RGN
Debbie Mellors RGN
Leanne Lake RGN
Kim Whatmough RGN
Clare Watson RGN
Sarah Tyler RGN
They are helped by our phlebotomists and healthcare assistants.
You can make appointments to see the nurses through the receptionists.
In addition to routine treatment room procedures, our nurses have received extra training to allow them to run the following clinics:-
- Travel (for holiday and business vaccinations)
- Family Planning
- Smoking Cessation
- Cervical Smears
Please note - the travel clinic does carry some charges; please ask at reception for details.
The practice has a team of health visitors and an associate nurse who are employed by Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust. The health visitors are a team of qualified nurses and nursery nurses who provide general advice on child health and carry out development checks at various stages of your child's life.
They can be contacted by telephone on (01604) 683431 (messages can be left at the surgery number if they are not available). It is more important to telephone the office as soon as possible if you are unable to keep an appointment, so that this time can then be given to another patient.
We also have a comprehensive teams of district nurses who are employed by the Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust and who provide valuable care, mainly to patients who are housebound. They can advise and assist on health programmes, on health problems and self care at home.
They are able to perform blood tests, injections and nursing procedures to patients who cannot normally get into the surgery. They also provide longer term nursing care to those that require it at home. If you feel that you need the help of a district nurse please speak to your doctor about it. You can also contact them by telephone 0300 777 0002. If you require a district nurse urgently, please contact the surgery directly.
Our midwives provide regular antenatal and booking clinics. The practice works closely with the GP Unit and the Consultant Unit in the Barratt Maternity Home.
IN AN EMERGENCY TELEPHONE (01604) 545426.
The practice normally arranges for antenatal appointments to be shared between the hospital GP Unit and the surgery. Delivery takes place in the Barratt Maternity Home and postnatal care is normally provided by the doctor and midwife. It is very important for the health of mums and babies that all antenatal and postnatal appointments are kept (See Booking & Antenatal Clinics). If you cannot keep an appointment, please let the surgery or midwife know and book another appointment which you can keep later.