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Doctors and Staff

The Doctors

Dr Jayalalitha Asokan MBBS (Madurai, India) MRCGP (2005)
Dr N B Miller MBBS (London 1986) MRCGP (2010)
DipPalMed (Cardiff 2012)
Dr M Alagarsamy MBBS (Madras Medical College, India 1997)
MRCGP (UK April 2006)
Dr Rashmi Ramesh MBBS (Sri Siddhartha Medical College -2001 India), DFFP
Dr Pauline John   

The Practice Team

Practice Manager

Responsible for the administration and organisation of the practice and leading our team to provide the highest quality of service for our practice population.   

Nurse Practitioners

Extended training and qualifications and able to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions including contraception and emergency contraception, smears, HRT checks, minor illness, infections, skin problems and rashes, allergic conditions, conjunctivitis and sticky eyes, diarrhoea and vomiting, ear infections, vaginal and urinary infections, asthma, COPD and bronchitis.

Practice Nurses

Hold clinics for adult health checks, cervical smears, travel vaccines, asthma, hypertension, CHD, baby and diabetic clinics. They can perform practical procedures such as ear syringing and wound care and injections and can also give advice on health and dietary problems.

Health Care Assistant

Takes routine blood samples, blood pressure checks and ECGs. Also oversees weight management. Advises on weight management.

Pharmacist

Social Prescribers

The social prescribing team visit our practice regular and they can support patients access other support services like financial advisory services, volunteer support organisations and much more.

Office Supervisor

Ensures the smooth running of the reception area.

Secretaries

Ensure all secretarial duties are carried out efficiently.

IT

Work on the input of important computer data and arrange clinics.

Receptionists

Are the patients’ first contact with the surgery. Please help them by giving any information they require to enable them to process your request quickly and efficiently.

Community Nurses

The district nurses perform most of their work in patients' homes, tending to people who are housebound or too ill to leave their homes. Their work involves general nursing duties such as giving injections and dressing wounds as well as assessing and providing more complex nursing needs for more seriously ill patients.

Health Visitors

Health visitors are employed by the NHS Community Trust. They work mainly with the well population and are concerned with the family as well as individuals within the family. A large part of the health visitors time is spent monitoring the growth, development and social and physical health of children under 5 years, and their families. They undertake Well Baby Clinics, Health Promotion and Child Protection work and vaccinations. They are especially involved with breast feeding mothers, isolated and unsupported mothers and mothers with postnatal depression.

Macmillan Nurses

The Macmillan nurse provides help and support to terminally ill patients and their families. They can be contacted via Teesside Hospice (01642 816777)

Midwife

Attends to the needs of expectant and newly delivered mums, their families and their babies.

Counsellor

Can help with issues such as depression, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, bereavement and relationship problems.

Physiotherapist

Provides advice and treatment on a wide range of physical problems.

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