DR JAMES HICKMAN MBE
GP Principal - MB, BS, DRCOG, DFFP, DipUMC RCS(Ed), FIMC RCS(Ed), FRCGP, Qualified The London Hospital 1989, GMC No: 3343522
DR RACHEL WINTER
Associate GP -MB BCH, DRCOG, MRCGP - Qualified Cardiff University 2010 GMC No: 7082094
DR DARYL PEARCE
Associate GP - MB, BS, DFFP, BDS, MRCGP, BSC - Qualified University College London, 1991, GMC No: 3558025
DR CAROLINE BAKER
Associate GP - BSc, MBChB, MRCGP - Qualified University of Bristol 2010, GMC no: 7082711
During the absence of a doctor, their appointments are carried out by our remaining doctors or during holiday or professional leave, a locum may be employed.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
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.
If you have any concerns about the care you have received or if you any any suggestions relating to improving patient services, please contact the Practice Manager.
We are fortunate to have an efficient and motivated team who are there to help. We all work closely as a team and endeavour to provide an excellent service to our patients. They have a difficult job, dealing with phone calls and enquiries from several directions. When telephoning for medical attention, the receptionists may ask for a few details which are relevant in order to help you in the most appropriate way. Please rest assured that the rules of confidentiality apply equally to all practice staff.
The secretary deals with correspondence relating to patient care, including referrals to hospitals and other agencies. If you have received documentation relating to your referral and require further advice, please contact the Practice and ask to speak to the secretary.
These staff are employed by the Somerset Partnership rather than the Practice but are based at the health centre and work in conjunction with the doctors and practice nurses. They also provide services for the patients of Creech Medical Centre.
The Community (district) Nurses provide nursing support for those patients who are unable to attend the health centre. The Community Nurse Team Leader, Mrs Pain also acts as an assessor for Social Services and can advise on care needs and support required in the home.
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.
A physiotherapist holds a clinic fortnightly at the practice for patients referred by the doctors.