Our Staff

Doctors

DR ANDREW TRZECIAK

MB BS DRCOG FP Cert (1983 Middlesex London)

Roles: Hypertension Lead. Interests: Minor Operations

DR LOUISE ALLEN

MB ChB (1997 Leeds)

Roles: Safeguarding, Child Protection and FGM Lead, Learning Disability Lead. Interests: Women's Health, Minor Operations

DR LAURA LONGSTAFF

MBBS (Newcastle 2005) MRCGP (2010) DRCOG, DFSRH, PGCME. Honorary Lecturer at Newcastle Univeristy. Practical Palliative Care Diploma.

Medical Education lead and GP Trainer. Deputy Safeguarding Lead. Special Interests in Mental Health, Family Planning & Minor Surgery. Intrauterine Device and Contraceptive Implant Fitter.

DR ERIC ROBERTSON

MBBS (2008 Newcastle upon Tyne), MRCGP (2013)

Roles: Frailty Lead, Dispensary Lead, Enhancing Access Lead. Special Interests in Minor Operations and Medical Education. Associate GP Trainer.

DR JENNY SMAILES

MBChB (2000 Bristol) MRCGP (2005) DRCOG DFSRH Practical Palliative Care Diploma.

Roles: Staff / HR Lead. Special Interests in Women's Health, Intrauterine Device and Contraceptive Implant Fitter.

DR NICK RUMMENS

MBBS (2008 Newcastle upon Tyne), MRCGP (2019)

Clinical Governance and Quality Outcomes Framework Lead. Special interest in Muskuloskeletal Medicine and Joint Injections.

DR KATIE DIXON

BSc Physiology (Leeds 2003) MBChB (2005 Leeds) MRCGP (2011) DRCOG, DFSRH, RCGP Certificate in the management of substance misuse Part 1, Diploma in Occupational Medicine, Practical Palliative Care Diploma.

Palliative Care Lead. Research Lead. Special interests in Women's Health and Occupational Health. Intrauterine Device and Contraceptive Implant Fitter.

DR HELENA RAWSON

GP Retainer, BSc Med Sci (Manchester University) MBChB MRCGP (St Andrews University)

Practice Management

WENDY HUNTER

Practice Manager

The Practice manager is responsible for the general management and day to day running of the practice. Wendy is available to answer your questions and listen to any comments you may have about the practice and the services provided.

Management Assistants

KIRSTY O'HANLON

Practice Manager’s Assistant – Finance & HR

LYNSEY PLANT

Practice Manager’s Assistant - IT

Nurse Practitioners

ANNE REED

Nurse Manager / Advanced Nurse Practitioner, BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice Diabetes Nursing (York), RGN, DIP HSW (OPEN)

Diabetes Lead & Infection Control Lead. Special Interest: Health in the Farming Community

ESME HADLEY

Advanced Nurse Practitioner, BSc and BA Nursing, V300 Community Prescriber

Respiratory Lead and Wound Care Lead

Practice Nurses

KELLY POTTS

BSc Nursing

Cervical Cytology Lead and Mentor, Student Nurse Mentor and Lead. Special Interest: Frailty.

CAROLYN LOWES

Treatment Room Nurses

MANDY CAREY

RN

Healthcare Assistants

TRICIA FRYER

HCA/Phlebotomist - NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care

ASHLEEN FOX

HCA/Phlebotomist - NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care

KATIE BENSON

HCA/Phlebotomist - DipHE Nursing (Adult) York University 2012,NVQ Health and Social Care Joseph Rowntree Trust 2008

KAREN DUCK

HCA/Phlebotomist

RACHEL GRAHAM

Reception

The reception team are your first point of contact and they are here to help you. They do however have the difficult job of trying to keep both the doctors and the patients happy and have to work within the constraints of the practice rules and policies. They will ask you questions about your reasons for wishing to see the doctor/nurse to help us give you the best care and advice. We would ask you to please be patient and co-operate as fully as possible.

EMMA AINA

Reception Manager

ANGELA BANKS

JACKIE GIBSON

JAYNE PORTREY-YOUNG

Cancer Champion

SYLVIA ELSWORTH

CATHERINE LAVOCAH

Deputy Reception Manager

Secretaries

RACHEL GRAHAM

PIPPA BARR

Administration

SUSAN SOWRAY

Medical Summariser / Coder

ROXY CALVERT

Pharmacists

ROB BURNLEY

BPharm (1999 Bradford)

GEMMA HARRISON

I am a practice pharmacist working for Hambleon South PCN. I provide support to the practice staff with regards to medication and prescription queries or concerns. I also provide clinical medication reviews to manage patients with single or multiple problems and complex polypharmacy and assist them to get the best out of their medicines. Furthermore, I can provide patients with advice on common and minor ailments. My role also includes, medicines reconciliation during transfer of care and working with other healthcare professionals to ensure consistency of patient care and benefit.

Dispensers

CLAIRE DALBY

Dispensary Manager

BARBARA WARD

Deputy Dispensary Manager

MARIE REYNOLDS

JANET HODGSON

TRACY MUSGRAVE

SARA TILL

ELLIE BROWN

Dispensary Apprentice

Community Midwives

Antenatal clinics are held in the surgery on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, by appointment only. For details of the evening classes for expectant parents run by the midwives, please ask your midwife or telephone the Friarage Hospital on (01609) 779911.

Community Nurses

A team of district nurses provides home nursing care where necessary and maintain a constant liaison with the doctors. They can be contacted on (01845) 591738.

Physiotherapist

Mr James Sleigh is employed as a Physiotherapist by Hambleton South PCN and works Thursdays and Fridays at Thirsk Doctors Surgery. His role is of first contact physio, to free up GP time. James has daily catch ups with the GP to discuss patients and any need for change of medication / sick notes.