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Doctors and Staff

The General Practitioners

Drs Iqbal and Brown practice together as a non-limited partnership.

The Partners

Dr Claes Iqbal
(male) MB ChB MRCGP BSc LMSSA LRCP LRCS (Lund, Sweden 1994)
Dr Charlotte Brown
(female) MB ChB MRCGP Leeds (1990)

Salaried GPs

Dr Richard Boyce (m) BMedSci (Hons) BMBS PGCME MRCGP

Dr Geeta Chauhan (f) MB BS MRCGP DFSRH

Dr Inna Chubarkova (f) MB BS MRCGP

Dr Chris Colgate (m) BAMedSci (Hons) BMBCh DRCOG

Dr Nicola Howard (f) MB BS MRCGP DRCOG DFFP DPH Dip DiaB

Dr Rachel Journeaux (f) BM MRCGP

GP Registrars

Dr Manan Bhatt (m)

Dr Petra Mallia (f) MD

Practice Staff

Practice Manager

Hugh Weller-Lewis BA(Hons) MA CertMgmnt MCIPR

Deputy Manager

Kathryn Merrifield-Anderson

Nurses

Mrs Bernie Juden RGN (NP)

Mrs Val Ellis RGN

Mrs Vanessa Harrison RGN

Mrs Mairead Bates RGN

Our experienced practice nurses offer general nursing services including immunisation, travel advice, family planning, smoking cessation advice, cervical smears and assistance to our GPs who perform minor operations. Our nurses run independent surgeries for minor illnesses including sore throats, colds and flu, fever, earache, sinusitis, coughs, headaches, nose bleeds, hayfever, contraception, diarrhoea and vomiting, bites and rashes.

There is emphasis on chronic disease management and our nurses are skilled in diabetes, asthma and COPD. Our practice nurses are supported by our healthcare assistants Alison Richardson and Diane Goddard who are available to undertake procedures such as blood pressure checks, some injections, blood taking, urine analysis and new patient checks.

District Nurses

Our local team of district nurses are responsible for the assessment of nursing needs and delivery of nursing care in the home to all age groups. To contact them, telephone 01799 562937.

Emergency Care Practitioner / Paramedic

Vicky Bryning (f)

With other GP surgeries in north-west Essex and Uttlesford Health Ltd, Gold Street Surgery is trialling the use of an Emergency Care Practitioner to carry out some home visits. An Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) is a fully trained Paramedic who has also undertaken specific additional training to extend their clinical skills. Using an ECP, working closely with surgery GPs, means that more home visits can carried out, earlier in the day, leading to earlier treatment or referral to hospital or other health services where needed. The ECP trial project is being funded by West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

Dispensers

Direct dial number 01799 582623

Sue Ackerman, Tregaye Lacey and Carrie Richardson administrate our repeat prescription service and dispense medication to eligible patients.

Secretaries

Direct dial number 01799 582622

Our secretaries Sylvia Griffin and Lin Willett in addition to their traditional secretarial duties, are available to help answer queries about hospital referrals including Choose and Book service (go to www.chooseandbook.nhs.uk). They are assisted by Christine Lane, who administrates the completion of medical reports, claim forms etc (please note that most medical reports for insurance, mortgages, specialist licences and so on are not part of the NHS service and therefore have to be fitted in around the main, NHS, work of the surgery)..

Receptionists

We have a team of receptionists to assist you with making appointments, general enquiries, message taking, giving of pathology results and arranging transport. They receive special training to cope with their demanding role, and are subject to the same strict rules regarding patient confidentiality as our clinical staff.

GP Trainees and Students

Our practice is a training practice. Our trainees are fully qualified doctors and already have a great deal of hospital experience, but are learning the specialised additional skills required to practice as an independent GP. They are attached to a nominated trainer. The approved GP Trainer at Gold Street is Dr Richard Boyce, although most of our GPs assist with training or tutorials. Training practices and training GPs have to meet and maintain compliance with approved national criteria.

We also have medical students from Cambridge University Medical School attached to our practice for short periods. If you do not wish to have a student present during your consultation, please inform the reception staff prior to seeing the doctor.

Medical Audit and national studies

We regularly run audits on, for example, disease management and infection control. The surgery also takes part in national studies monitoring chronic illnesses such as diabetes. We share some data anonymously about patient populations with colleagues in organisations such as NHS England and Public Health England, which helps inform national decisions about health and the NHS. Please let us know via reception if you prefer to opt out of such studies.

Primary Healthcare Team

Our local primary healthcare team includes a dietitian, health visitor, chiropodist, physiotherapist, midwives and nurses who specialise in respiratory medicine, dementia and Parkinson's disease.

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