Merchiston Surgery

Our Team

Doctors

Dr Ian Turner

MB ChB MRCGP, Leicester 1999

GP Partner
Male

Dr Laura Bond

MBChB MRCGP, Sheffield 2002

GP Partner
Female

Dr Chaminda Thilak

MBBS, MRCGP, Kathmandu University 2002

GP Partner
Female

Dr Gemma Lowbridge

MBBS, MRCGP, East Anglia 2010

GP Partner
Female

Dr Sneha Shah

MBBS MRCGP

GP Partner
Female

Dr Christopher Jacobs

BOptom MB BChir PG cert MRes MD MRCGP (2016) FHEA

GP Partner
Male

Dr Sue Adams

BM MRCGP, Southampton 1995

Clinical Director for Wyvern Health Partnership
Female

Dr Patrick Woodburn

MBBS MRCGP

Salaried GP
Male

Dr Abrar Khalid

MBBS MRCGP

Salaried GP
Female

GP Trainees

Dr N Coleman

GPST3
Female

Practice Pharmacist

Anthony Habgood

MRPharmS PGDip

Clinical Pharmacist
Male

Julia Nicholls

Community Pharmacist

Theresa Turner

Community Pharmacist
Female

Practice nurses

Sister Denise Clayton

RGN

Nurse Manager
Female

Sister Grace Eccles

Dip Adult Nursing

Practice Nurse
Female

Sister Chris White

Dip Adult Nursing

Practice Nurse
Female

Additional healthcare staff

Sherly Paul

MSc Advanced Practice Independent Prescribing

Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Female

Martin Hambling

Visiting paramedic
Male

Rebecca Jones

Healthcare Assistant
Female

Kelly Rixon

Healthcare Assistant
Female

Terrie Leighfield

Healthcare Assistant
Female

Healthcare Assistants


Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, ECGs and NHS Health Checks. They may act as a … [continue] Healthcare Assistants

Health Visitors


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 … [continue] Health Visitors

Community Nurses


Designated Community Nurses provide support to our housebound patients and liaise closely with our clinicians.

Physiotherapy


The Practice provides a Physiotherapy Service. First assessment will be by telephone with our experienced virtual Physiotherapist.  They are able to provide exercises and advices over the phone.  If further … [continue] Physiotherapy

Community Navigator


Offers signposting service (non-clinical) to patients with long term health conditions in their own home.

Urgent Care Teams


Urgent Care A number of organisations can offer supplementary help for people in their own homes. These are only available via referral from your Doctor or via your specialist: Intensive … [continue] Urgent Care Teams

Practice management

Laura Beach

Practice Manager
Female

Wayne Price

Office Manager
Male

Paula Cooke

Operations Manager

Denise Clayton

Nurse Manager

Practice staff

Reception Team


Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct … [continue] Reception Team