Dr Ivan A Galea (male)
MBChB (1988) Edinburgh MRGCP FP Cert
Dr Saurabh Upadhyay (male)
MBChB (2003) MRCS MRCGP Dundee
Dr Sharjeel Siddiqui (male)
MBChB (2005) Sheffield MRCGP FRACGP (Aus)
The above doctors practise together as a non-limited partnership.
Dr Asra Fatima (female)
MBBS (1999) India MRCGP
Named Doctor for all patients
In 2014 there was a requirement for the practices to ensure patients who were 75 years and older and patients who might be considered most at risk of avoidable hospital admissions to be allocated a named, accountable doctor.
From April 2015 we are now also required to allocate a named doctor to all patients (including children).
We are currently in the process of completing this task. From July 2015 please ask any member of staff the name of the doctor you have been allocated.
In reality, this will make no difference whatsoever to which doctor you prefer to see. We will always try to accommodate any patient who asks to see a named doctor - and an appointment is not available at the time of request we either an appointment with another GP - or the patient can choose to wait and try and book in with their preferred doctor at another time.
Please speak to any member of staff if you have any queries regarding this initiative.
The Practice Staff
Our practice manager Ellen Ransom oversees the day-to-day administration and smooth running of the practice. She is supported by the assistant practice manager, Julie Holland.
The practice employs nine receptionists and two secretaries to deal with your enquiries and requests as efficiently as possible whilst respecting your confidentiality. They are here to help you but their job is very demanding; please be patient, they will deal with you as soon as they are able.
We have two practice nurses, Chris Barnett RGN and Sharon Chambers RGN, who can be seen by appointment only. They are available for:
- Health promotion clinics
- COPD clinics
- Blood pressure checks
- Diet supervision
- Hypertension clinics
- Hypothyroidism clinics
- Travel immunisations
- Asthma clinics
- Diabetic clinics
- Epilepsy clinics
- Coronary heart disease clinics
- Ear syringing
- Well person clinics for all patients (three-yearly) available upon request.
- Weight management clinic
Our district nurses care for patients who need nursing at home and they are based at Newington Health Centre (Tel: (01482) 344200). Home visits by nurses can be arranged by the doctors or the hospitals. Messages for district nurses can be taken by the receptionists at the surgery.
Our HCA is available for blood tests, blood pressure checks and new patient checks.
The midwives attached to the practice are based at the Elliot Chapel Health Centre and provide antenatal/postnatal care and advice. Tel (01482) 382658.
There is a full-time health visitor attached to the practice. She can be contacted by telephoning (01482) 336601.
General Practitioner Registrar And Students
We are not a teaching practice. However, there have been changes in the way doctors are trained in the NHS; the first two years after qualifying are now known as Foundation Year 1 (FY1) and Foundation Year 2 (FY2). Our practice accommodates FY2 doctors for periods of four months as part of their training.