Dr A Sawyer
Dr R King
Dr C Marshall
Dr R Graham
Dr Jennifer Hatton
Dr Sarah Scott (from August)
Dr Daniel Yates (from September)
Sr Justine Curran
Sr Suzanne Prater
Dr Catherine Saunders
Dr Leanne Abram
Mrs Jo Legrave
Mrs Jill Franklin
Miss Lucy Ward
Reception and Adminstration
Our reception and administration staff are here to help you with any aspect of non-clinical enquiries. The more information you are able to give to the staff, the better they will be able to assist you. However, they have to cope with an extremely busy and demanding schedule. Please bear this in mind when using the service.
We have a small team who are dedicated to repeat prescribing. Please ask to be put through to this team if you have questions about your repeat prescription.
We have a team of experienced practice nurses led by Sister Lynne Birch. They are available every weekday by appointment.
Appointments can be made for immunisations, removal of stitches, wounds/leg ulcer dressings, ear syringing, blood tests etc. The nurses are also available for a wide range of advice on any personal health matters including acute illness, contraception and management of minor and major illness. They are often available at short notice and can help you decide whether or not you need to see a doctor.
Please note we do NOT routinely undertake blood tests within the surgery except for specific diabetic patients and those urgently referred by a GP. Patients can choose to attend either the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals, or Poole General who operate clinics as follows:
Bournemouth and Poole 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Christchurch Hospital 9.00am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday
Poole Hospital Appointments: 01202-448087
In addition, Shelley Road operates a 'by appointment' clinic in which we have allocated slots. Please speak to reception if you wish to use this service. Please note: appointments are NOT valid without a TEST REQUEST from your GP.
Graham Durnford and his team of experienced community nurses are attached to the practice, but are resident at Kings Park Hospital. They provide nursing care for patients who are housebound, as well as patients recovering from recent operations. They work closely in conjunction with the rest of the practice team. Requests for attendance can be made through the doctors, who will then consult with the nursing sister to request visiting and assessment of each case. There are some services that the District Nurses do not provide, however ‘Help & Care’ is a voluntary service which gives patients access to a wide variety of services. They can be contacted on 0300 111 3303.
The health visiting team is based at our St Leonard's Road Surgery and can be contacted on (01202) 517443. Annie Humphries and her team are available for advice on health care, especially for expectant mothers and small children. The health visitor will advise on smoking, diet, alcohol intake and a wide range of other health care issues, including safety in the home and stress management. They are also able to advise on a wide range of support services including self-help groups. A 'well baby' clinic and child health development and surveillance clinics are held at appointed times within the practice and at local children's centres.
The practice has been a teaching practice since 1980. In order to become a partner in general practice, specialised vocational training is necessary, lasting a minimum of three years from qualifying. Prior to being appointed as a general practice principal it is necessary to work for 12 months in an approved training practice. Many of our patients will fondly remember, and be grateful for, the services of the young doctors with whom we have had the privilege of working with over this time.
Sometimes a consultation will entail having two doctors present and, on occasions, consultations may be recorded on video tape. Your permission is always requested beforehand and no offence will be taken should you prefer not to participate.
During their final year, senior medical students are sometimes attached to the practice to gain experience of medicine outside the hospital setting. They will participate in consultations only with the patient’s consent.
The surgery moved to its present site at 14 Gervis Road in 1976. The practice has steadily expanded from two partners looking after 2500 patients to the present five partners and other GP's looking after over 14,000 patients and over 1000 holiday and temporary visitors.
The Practice uses a system called TPP SystmOne for repeat prescriptions and booking in for appointments.
A very limited number of car parking spaces are available at the surgery. If you are able to walk to the surgery this does ease congestion during surgery hours. The receptionists are able to order taxis for you at the cost of a local call. At Gervis Road, patients are requested not to block access to the rear of the building which is not only a right of way to the house at the rear but, crucially, MUST be kept open to allow doctors to answer emergency calls without delay.