Staff


Meet the Team…

GPs

Dr Justine Geddes, Dr Chloe Procter, Dr David Ellis, Dr Victoria Couchman & Dr Laura Stowe
Our GPs work the following weekly patterns…

Dr Geddes

Dr Procter

Dr Ellis

Dr Couchman

 Dr Stowe

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Nurse Lead

Estie Warren

Practice Nurses

Jane Crawley, Katharine Hardy, Tika Lawton
Our Practice Nurses work the following weekly patterns…

 Estie

 Jane

Katharine

 Tika

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Practice
Paramedics

 Alice Riseley & Chloe Lofthouse-Jones
 

Clinical Pharmacists

 Ziad Laklouk, Hibah Al-Ramadhani & Shreeya Gadhia
 

Healthcare Assistants

Amanda Sadler, Liz Vaisey & Adam Cozens
 

Business Manager

Andrea Cabello
 

Patient Services Manager

Emma Ireson
 

PCN Care Co-Ordinator

Amie Nicholls
 

Patient Advisors

Mary Allen, Claire Brown, Liz Broad, Ellen Hodge, Tracey Smith, Abbie Wisniewska, Karen Thomas, Sharon Harrison & Abbie Cleary
 

Administration

Kay Lunnon & Jenny Allcott
 

Midwives

Ella Walker
 

Counsellors

Bobby Taylor & Mind
 

Practice Nurses

Our experienced Practice Nurses are fully qualified and are registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council; they provide a comprehensive practice nursing service which covers:

  • minor ailments
  • asthma and COPD, diabetes, coronary heart disease & hypertension
  • cervical smears
  • minor injuries
  • family planning and contraceptive advice
  • travel advice & vaccinations
  • scheduled and routine immunisations
  • ear syringing
  • dressings

Health Visitors

The Health Visiting Team have moved to:

The Blue Bell Centre, 2 Hilary Drive, Didcot, OX11 8PS and can now be contacted on 01865 903920.

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist public health training. We are trained in child development and protecting children. We advise and support the health and well-being of babies, children and their families. We are available to support you in pregnancy and will see you once your baby is born.

Health Visitors lead the Healthy Child Programme to ensure a healthy start for your family. This includes routine visits, developmental reviews and health promotion advice. We also provide additional services and support that any family may need, for example, feeding or sleeping difficulties or support with ante or post-natal depression. We are also able to provide support and advice to you within our regular child health clinics and at any time until your child becomes five years of age. Our teams include community staff nurses, student health visitors and team administrators.

Do ask for our Health Visiting leaflet for further information or see our poster display in local GPs.

In order to improve our service to children and families in Didcot the Health Visitors have merged to form the Didcot Health Visiting Team that will be based at the Blue Bell Centre (formally the Didcot Children’s Centre). With all Health Visiting staff based in one building its is hoped that this will ensure an even more efficient service to all our clients over the 3 Didcot GP practices. The team will be available Monday – Friday 09:00-17:00 (except public holidays).

We would really appreciate knowing about your experience of this improved service. Please let us know on our team telephone number or speak to one of the team in our regular well baby clinics.

Midwives

The midwives are now based at Wallingford Community Hospital and offer a clinic at Oak Tree on a Tuesday.  To book into the clinic call reception at Oak Tree on 01235 810099 this is for Oak Tree patients only.  To speak to a midwife call Wallingford Hospital on 01491 826037.

The midwives are responsible for the majority of antenatal care. They will plan, in consultation with the mum-to-be, the most appropriate care pathway taking into consideration medical, maternity and social histories.

They provide an ‘on call’ service and will care for women wishing to have their babies delivered either at home or in St George’s Maternity Ward – a midwife led unit located in Wallingford Community Hospital.

New mums and their families will be supported by the midwives during the first two weeks following childbirth; care is then handed over to the Health Visitors.

Counsellors

We have counsellors who can offer counselling on both an NHS and private basis. NHS funded counselling is only available via referral from your GP and is, unfortunately, very limited.

District Nurses

We share our District Nurses with Woodlands Medical Centre, Didcot. They are contactable on 01865 904980. They are responsible for domiciliary visits, i.e. visits to those patients who are completely house-bound, and examples of the services they can offer are as follows:

  • care of chronically sick and the disabled
  • care of the terminally ill
  • care of diabetic patients
  • dressing of leg ulcers
  • catheter & stoma care
  • removal of sutures
  • incontinence care

Others

The Health Centre also accommodates practitioners who offer other healthcare services on a private basis:

  • counselling
  • physiotherapy
  • podiatry

Full details of these may be found in Our Services.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

 

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

 

Use this service if:

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

 

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.