The General Practitioners
Drs Iqbal and Brown practice together as a non-limited partnership.
||Dr Claes Iqbal
(male) MB ChB MRCGP BSc LMSSA LRCP LRCS (Lund, Sweden 1994)
||Dr Charlotte Brown
(female) MB ChB MRCGP Leeds (1990)
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
Dr Aarti Mehrotra (f) MBBS
Hugh Weller-Lewis BA(Hons) MA CertMgmnt MCIPR
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.
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.
Direct dial number 01799 582623
Sue Ackerman, Tregaye Lacey and Carrie Richardson administrate our repeat prescription service and dispense medication to eligible patients.
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)..
We have a team of receptionists to assist you with making appointments, general enquiries, message taking, giving of pathology results and arranging transport.
GP Trainees and Students
Our practice is a training practice. Our trainees are fully qualified doctors and have a great deal of hospital experience. 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.
We regularly run audits on, for example, disease management and infection control.
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.