Our Staff

Doctors

DR KATH LING

MB BCh (Cardiff 1995 ) MRCGP DFFP

Dr Ling works part-time and is the senior partner at the practice. She has a special interest in woman's health, child health and contraception. She is the lead GP for child safe-guarding.

DR WAHEED RAHMAN

MB BCh (Cardiff 1997) MRCGP

Dr Rahman runs the minor surgery clinic with Dr Afzal and also has a special interest in dermatology.

DR ERICA LLOYD

MB BCh MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Dr Lloyd works part-time in the practice; She has a special interest in women's health , child health and contraception

DR INDRAJIT PAUL

BSc MB BS (London 2012) MRCS MRCGP

Dr Paul is a full-time partner. He runs a joint injection clinic along with Dr Afzal.

DR ZOE HARGEST

BMBS (Nottingham 1992) BMEDSCI, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DFFP.

Dr Hargest works part-time. Her special interests include contraception (implant and coil fittings), women's health and prescribing.

DR BETHAN SCOURFIELD

MBBCH (2009), MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DFSRH

Dr Scourfield is a full time GP. Her special interests include women's health.

DR SHAHID AFZAL

MB BCh 1997 MRCGP DFFP

Dr Afzal is a full-time GP Partner. He runs a joint injection clinic with Dr Paul and also a minor operations clinic with Dr Rahman

Nurses

Our practice nurses offer the following services in addition to their chronic disease and specialist clinics: • dressings for cuts and wounds, travel immunisations, tetanus courses, pill, HRT and coil checks, medication reviews for chronic diseases - diabetes, CHD, hypertension, asthma and COPD. They also organise and assist in all health promotion, family planning, antenatal and cytology clinics.

JULIE CURRAN

Sister Julie Curran specialises in many disease managements such as Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Diabetes, Women’s Health, Travel Vaccinations and Child Immunisations.

SUZANNE GREEN

BN (Hons) Diploma in Principles of Wound Care

Practice Nurse Suzanne deals with a range of conditions and health concerns as well as Women’s Health, Travel Vaccinations, Child Immunisations, Diabetic Clinic and specialises in the management of acute and chronic wounds

EMMA WOOLLEY

BSc (Hons) Diploma in Respiratory Care

Sister Emma deals with a range of conditions and health concerns as well as Women’s Health, Travel Vaccinations, Child Immunisations and specialises in the management of Asthma.

Healthcare Assistants

TRACY HARLEY

Tracy runs clinics for phlebotomy, (taking blood) BP and health education. She records ECGs and undertakes dressings, suture removals, flu vaccinations and measurements (i.e. height and weight) for chronic disease clinics.

Phlebotomists

ALASTAIR BRITTON

Alastair provides phlebotomy services at the practice, offering early morning fasting appointments and regular blood test appointments through the day until mid-afternoon.

Practice Management

DEBBIE TUCKER

Practice Manager

Debra Tucker is the Practice Manager. Please contact the surgery and she will assist with any problems or concerns.

Reception

The practice has 8 Receptionists (Care Navigators). We have a dedicated team of reception staff who are your first point of contact with the surgery. They deal with patients presenting to reception as well as patients telephoning the surgery and they need to balance the needs of both. Please bear with them if they ask you to wait either on the telephone or in a queue whilst they are dealing with another patient or clinical staff. They aim to manage to manage the time that patients are kept waiting to an acceptable standard. Please remember that they have a job which is often difficult and are not able to please all of the people all of the time. They do act under the doctors instructions, so if you are unhappy do not take it out on them. If you have suggestions or concerns please see the 'Putting things right' section

Community Midwives

There are a number of midwives attached to the practice. They are part of the Caerphilly team of midwives. They hold an ante-natal clinic here on a Tuesday afternoon by appointment, and will look after your delivery and post-natal care.

Community Nurses

There are two teams of District Nurses attached to the practice covering different areas of Caerphilly. The district nurses are available to visit you in your home if you are unable to come to the surgery for dressings, injections and other nursing care. Should you require a District Nurse, please contact the surgery on: (029) 2088 7831, where messages will be recorded for the district nurses, who will assess your needs and arrange a home visit.

Health Visitors

To contact the Health Visitors please call (029) 2085 2806 or (029) 2088 8728.