Our Staff

Partners

Dr Ingrid Wallace

(London 1989) MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG (Partner) Dr Ingrid Wallace enjoys a broad range of interests. She is involved in the training of General Practitioners. She is trained in family planning and sexual health, fitting coils and implanon and is also able to undertake a range of joint injections. Home life consists of four children, a dog and a husband.

Dr Hari Durairaj

(Chennai, India 2000) MBBS, MRCGP, DFFP (Partner) After rich medical experience in the subcontinent has undergone further training for about 4 years in General Practice in Bedford, UK. Loves all aspects of the job and is developing further skills in primary care education.

Dr Carol Freeman

BSc, MB ChB (Glasgow 1997), MRCGP, DFFP (Partner), Dip IBLM Dr Freeman has been with the practice since 2007. Prior to this she was a GP partner in Ampthill for 5 years. Now working as a part-time GP enables her to concentrate on the clinical aspects of general practice, while allowing her more time with her young family.

Dr Samantha Howell

(Liverpool 2004) MB ChB MRCGP DFSRH (Partner) Dr. Howell trained at Liverpool medical school qualifying in 2004. On completion of GP training she completed the Oxford Deanery Leadership programme, focusing on patient safety and improving local service pathways. Having worked with the department of health on improving dementia care her special interests include care of patients with dementia, care of the elderly and family planning. She is fully qualified in contraception provision including coils and implants.

Dr Peter Robinson

(Cambridge 2007) MB BChir MA MRCGP DCH (Partner) Originally from Liverpool, Dr Robinson trained in Cambridge. After qualifying in 2007 he worked in various hospital specialties including care of the elderly, stroke/neurology, orthopaedics, colorectal surgery, endocrinology, oncology/haematology, urology, a&e and paediatrics. He is a long suffering Liverpool fan, and goes back to see them whenever he can, but always seems to see them lose.

Dr Roger Norman

(Barts London) MBBS MRCS MRCGP (Partner) Dr Norman qualified at Barts and The London medical school in 2004 and undertook several years of surgical training, before deciding to train to become a G.P. His special interests include surgical conditions, minor surgery and ENT.

Associate GPs

Jenny Cusack

Qualified Aberdeen 2009 MBChB, MRCGP (Associate) Dr Cusack graduated from Aberdeen Medical School in 2009. She continued to do her foundation years and general practice training there before moving down to the area. She is developing a special interest in family planning and sexual health. She spends her spare time entertaining her toddler and her dog.

Doctors training to specialise as GPs

As a training practice we work with qualified doctors who wish to specialize in General Practice. The length of time they are with us depends on how far through their training they are but all of these registrars are supported by GP trainers within our practice. Whilst the registrars develop their consultation skills their appointments may be slightly longer and some consultations are videoed. You will always be asked if you are happy for the consultation to be videoed and it is not a problem if you would rather not. Medical Students from the University of Buckingham We also have medical students working with our GPs for 7 week blocks throughout the year. They are in the third year of studies and have already spent time in general practice and Milton Keynes Hospital. The appointments are 30 minutes long so the medical student can see patients to gather a history and complete a basic examination then the supervising GP will join the consultation to advise on the appropriate tests and treatment. You will always see a GP for at least 10 minutes of the consultation and the student will ask you if you mind the consultation being recorded.

Dr Chen Shen

Dr Sayma Kanez

Dr Meena Limbu

Practice Team

Today, General Practice provides a much greater range of services than previously. Your doctor may not be the best person to see about a problem, so you may be referred to another doctor within the practice or another member of the Health Care team. If you wish you can approach some team members directly yourself (particularly the Health Visitor and the Practice Nurse). If you would like advice about whom you should see first then please speak to a receptionist.

Practice Management

Nicky Hall

Practice Manager

Administrators

Kim Thorpe

Sharon Lee

Courtney Kirkman

Medical Secretaries

Dawn Buckingham

Louise Horne

Eleanor Fairclough

Receptionists

Karen Green

Senior Receptionist

Debbie Greenlees

Terry Medcalf

Gaye Crosby

Nicola Crisp

Terri Wardley

Deb Robinson

Samantha Stevenson

Amanda Layton

Mary Metcalfe

Deb White

Attached Staff

Tracey Fennell

Financial Assistant

Gail Massey

Prescription Clerk

Dispensers

Sue Hawker

Dispensary Manager

Emma Barklamb

Deputy Dispensary Manager

Evelyn Burr

Laura Brandon

Joanne Baltitude

Practice Nurses

Leann Parish

Lead Practice Nurse

Linda Bridges

RGN, BA Health studies, Specialist Nurse General Practice, Family Planning cert, Asthma Cert, Counselling cert, Diabetes dip. Independent Nurse Prescriber

Laura Carr

RGN, Diploma of higher education Adult Nursing DipHE

Emma Dennis

Rachel Worsley

Kelly Darwin

Practice Health Care Assistants

Berenice Wells

Amanda McGlee

Rebecca Scott

Phlebotomist

Emma Barklamb

Hayley Smith

District Nurses

The District Nursing Team provide skilled nursing care for people who are housebound over a 24 hour period, 365 days a year. This includes: Support and nursing care for terminally ill patients. Wound care management. Post operative care. Management and support for patients/carers with long term illnesses. Catheter management. Teaching and educating patients/carers to adapt to limitations imposed by related health problems. Using self care procedures to enable patients to manage their own health needs. Treatment and monitoring of health problems within the local community, which require nursing intervention. The prevention of health complications associated with immobility, disability or existing illness. Referrals to other services. Who can refer you to the District Nursing Team? Your doctor Hospitals Social Workers Other Team members Yourself or your carer How to contact the District Nurse Team The District Nurses are now based at Ampthill the telephone number to call is 08456 024064 (Onecall). Record of Care When the District nurse visits you, you will be given a record of care that the district nurse will fill in on every visit. The card belongs to you and it is your responsibility to keep safe. Sometimes it may be necessary to share information about you with other health professionals. This will only be done with your permission.

Health Visitors

A Health Visitor is a registered General Nurse who has an additional year special training in Community Health Studies. A Health Visitor is concerned with the health of the whole community and is the front line of preventative care and early detection of ill health. As such a Health Visitor acts as a health educator being able to counsel all members of the community. If you pay your council tax to Central Bedfordshire Council please call 01525 631199 (Ampthill). If you pay your council tax to Milton Keynes Council please call 01908 355175 (Neath Hill).