Our Staff

Doctors

DR THOMAS MACKENZIE (M)

BSc MBChB

Clinical Lead Rossendale CCG. GP Clinical Lead Medicine Management East Lancs. Governing body member Penine Lancashire. Special interest in Diabetes.

DR ZAHEER IBRAHIM (M)

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DipSOMM

Specialist in Musculoskeletal Medicine. GP Specialist MSK IMPReS East Lancs Hospitals Trust. Minor Surgery (and joint injections) Certified. GP Lead Education. Foundation Doctor Supervisor. Medical Student Tutor. Child health surveillance certificate.

DR SALLY QUINN (F)

MBChB MRCGP

Special interest in women’s health. Medical Student Tutor.

DR IRFAN PATEL (M)

MBChB MRCGP

Joint injections Certificate

DR SAFINA AKRAM (F)

MBBS MRCGP DFSRH

Diploma in family planning (including fitting coils and implants). Child health surveillance certificate.

DR SIDDIQ FOZDAR (M)

MBChB MRCGP

Child health surveillance certificate.

Foundation Year Two Doctors

All doctors go through a 2 year foundation course after qualification. This involves some hospital speciality training and 4 months general practice training in their second year. They are known as "FY2 doctors". Haslingden Healthcare has been appointed as a Foundation Year Two Training Practice. The FY2 doctors are under the supervision of Dr Z Ibrahim.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are experienced nurses who have undergone higher level training in a variety of subjects. They see patients on a day to day basis like a GP would and are able to assess/diagnose /treat and refer in accordance with local policy and guidelines. They have a prescribing qualification and are able to prescribe within their own clearly defined remit.

BECKY LANGOWSKI

BSc Hons Adult Nursing 2004, Advanced Practice MSC, Independent/Supplementary Prescriber.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners have been educated to master’s level and have the skills and knowledge to allow them to expand their scope of practice to better meet the needs of the people they care for. They can see, treat, and prescribe for their patients. Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner Becky works autonomously and is accountable for her own professional actions. Becky Undertakes Clinical Nursing Practice at an advanced level using expert knowledge and clinical skills to deliver holistic care to people accessing primary health care services. Becky assesses, diagnoses, and treats patients attending primary health care services with a range of acute, non- acute and chronic medical conditions. Becky assesses, diagnoses, and treats patients who require acute medical attention and refers them to appropriate agencies She directly admits patients to secondary care hospital in acute medical need and refers patients to other medical specialities for assessment if deemed appropriate Becky also refers patients as appropriate to other members of the multidisciplinary team, secondary care and to other statutory and voluntary organisations including referral for x-ray. We hope that this information is helpful to our patients and gives them a clearer understanding of the role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner in general practice.

Nurses

LYNDA THOMPSON

RGN - Burnley School of Nursing 1988. Lynda is Head of the Nursing Team

Lynda manages chronic disease monitoring with special interests in asthma, chronic airways disease, coronary heart disease and diabetes. Lynda also does childhood immunisations and cervical screening.

VANESSA O'BRIEN

SRN Burnley school of Nursing 1980

Vanessa manages chronic disease monitoring with special interests in asthma, chronic airways disease, coronary heart disease and diabetes. Cervical screening is also done by Vanessa.

First Contact Physio

KEVIN RAIKES

First Contact Physios are expert physiotherapists who reduce workload on GPs. This has been driven by NHS England because of the national shortage of doctors in primary care. This is an assessment service where First Contact Physios have the same ability as GPs to refer patients into investigations, local community physiotherapy and secondary care (if required).

Health Care Assistant

OLIVIA PURCELL

Phlebotomist

LEXI ALLEN

Practice Management

ELAINE BATES

Practice Manager - AMGP Dip

Elaine is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and also handles patient complaints. You can contact her for any non-medical aspects of your health care.

Administration

We have administrative staff including receptionists, Secretary, Clerical Officers and Notes Summarisers. All staff have undergone training and are ready to help you at any time. They may need to ask you for further details when you telephone for medical advice. – This is to ensure we can assist you as speedily as possible. All staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality

NATHAN DAVIES

LYN WORKMAN

LEXI ALLEN

Reception

The Reception Team are the first point of contact for the Practice and can help you find out about the services we provide. They are trained in Care Navigation and can direct you to the most appropriate Clinician to meet your needs

LEXI ALLEN

CATH BANKS

HELEN CARTER

DEBBIE MARCROFT

JAKE WILLIAMS

Apprentice

ALICE CHESWORTH

Alice is working towards a Business Administration Level 3 Qualification.

Secretaries

JANE ASHWORTH

BECKY GOSLING

Practice Pharmacist

The role of the practice pharmacist is to support the practice health care team in matters related to medicines. Whilst this role involves much background work to improve prescribing, the pharmacist also carries out screening medication reviews when looking at patient records during audits. Records may be updated or patients referred on for a face to face review with a health care professional in the practice. At present our practice pharmacist, Anne Bentley and Saima Ansar visit the practice on a regular basis. Anne is employed by the CCG, Saima is part of Rossendale PCN

District Nurses

District Nurses operate as a team, led by a specialist practitioner, for patients confined to their homes. Tel: 01706 235321, out of hours 01254 291146.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are Specialist Registered Nurses with a degree in preventative health care. They have specialist knowledge in areas such as nutrition, behaviour, sleep, immunisations, emotional health and relationships. There is a Health Visitor present at all child health clinics. They can be contacted between 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday through the community office on 0300 247 0040.

Community Midwives

Community Midwives are concerned with the antenatal (pregnancy care) and postnatal health (after the birth of a baby for a few weeks) of all mothers. They can be contacted on 01706 238355.

Community Mental Health Team

A team of mental health professionals are available at Balladen House, Union Road in Rawtenstall. They have many functions in the community including care of people with chronic mental illness and long term counselling needs. Access to this service is via the GP or directly on 0845 057 0056.