|Dr Nicola Moerdyk||(female)||MBChB MRCPCH DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP (Cape Town 2002)|
|Dr Sundara Thiagarajan
|(male)||MBBS MS MRCS MRCGP DFSRH (Madras 1999)|
Martin Crawford is our practice manager and is responsible for the overall operation of the practice. This includes management of all staff in the practice, the maintenance of the premises, health and safety issues, financial matters and patients' complaints.
In addition, the practice manager provides the liaison between the practice and other NHS organisations such as local Primary Care Trusts, Health Authorities and hospitals.
Jenny Cansfield is our office manager and is responsible for the smooth day-to-day operation of the practice.
Jo Rawbone and Adam Brassington are our practice secretaries and are responsible for providing secretarial support to all practitioners. If any patient has a query regarding hospital referrals, whether NHS or private, they should be directed to the secretaries.
The practice employs 10 receptionists/dispensers, eight on a part-time basis and two on a full-time basis. They are our patients’ first point of contact with the practice and are in charge of the appointment system; all appointments, whether made in person or on the telephone, should be made through them. They provide a link between the practice and other elements of the health service and co-ordinate the repeat prescribing system under the doctors' supervision.
Our two nurses at the surgery, Ms Dawn Fuell and Mrs Sarah Kurze, run chronic disease clinics such as asthma clinics and diabetes clinics, carry out general nursing duties and offer other clinic services such as our well man and well woman clinics.
Linda Peach and Joss Ray do dressings, ear syringing etc and give advice on smoking cessation.
They also take blood samples as required between 8.00am and 3.00pm dailt (by appointment only - please contact reception).
The local district nurses who are employed by NHS Northamptonshire are responsible for the continuing nursing care of patients in their own homes. The district nurses work from within the medical centre. They carry out these duties whilst liaising closely with their colleagues within the practice and the Primary Care Trust.
Our health visitor who is also employed by NHS Northamptonshire is responsible for the care of families in the community, children especially, from birth up to school age. The health visitor works from within the suite of rooms at the Memorial Hall in Woodford Halse where we run our daily branch surgery.
We have a practice counsellor available for consultation. Appointments can be made after referral by a member of the primary care team.
Our community midwife holds two regular clinics each week, on Tuesday afternoon between 1.00 and 5.00pm and on a Wednesday afternoon between 1.30 and 4.30pm. Please telephone reception to arrange an appointment.