Dr George E Thomson
Dr Mark Williams
Dr Michelle Hall
Di has recently joined the Practice and is a highly trained and skilled clinician. She will be primarily focusing on supporting our older patients with their care needs, providing full clinical support for patients with long term conditions, dementia, home visits etc.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
We have three Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) who are specially trained and highly qualified in assessment, diagnosis and treatment including prescribing, if necessary, for a wide range of common minor illnesses and injuries.
Our ANPs are able to handle the majority of minor and common medical problems and most of our same day urgent requests go through them. In addition they do have a number of pre-bookable appointments each week. If you think one of our ANPs can help you but are unsure, please ask when contacting the Practice.
Independent Nurse Prescriber, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, Family Planning.
Independent Nurse Prescriber
Marney GibsonTrainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner
The Practice Nurse Team is available by appointment at Brookside Health Centre 9.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.30pm through a series of regualr clinics. Their clinics include asthma, COPD, diabetes, immunisation for foreign travel, routine vaccinations, dressings, ear syringing, coronary heart disease, stop smoking, administration of Warfarin and Steroids and family planning.
Health Care Assistants
We have a team of Health Care Assistants (HCAs) in the Practice, who also have regular clinics including blood pressure checks and over 75’s health checks. They also assist with minor operations and provide a chaperone service as required. The HCAs also manage the 24 hour BP monitoring ECGs and deal with test results.
Carina Eccles in the practice manager and she is responsible for the administration of the practice. She would be happy to hear your views and suggestions about the services offered by the practice.
The Reception office is staffed when the health centre is open, and our receptionists will be your first contact with the practice and may ask you for further details. This is to ensure that we can assist you as efficiently as possible.
The receptionists are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as doctors and nurses. All patient information on written/computer records will be regarded as confidential and will only be passed to other health professionals on a need-to-know basis.
The District Nursing Team work out of Brookside Health Centre providing a nursing service to housebound patients. The service they provide may include wound care, pressure area care, continence support, administration of injections and care of patients who are approaching the end of their lives.
Contact for the team has now moved to St Mary’s Hospital, so please ring 01983 534323 to speak to a member of the administration team, or to leave a message.
The Health Visitor is also based at Brookside Health Centre and is a qualified nurse who has had extra training in Health Promotion and Child Health. Part of her role is to help families, especially families with babies and young children, to avoid illness and stay healthy. The Health Visitor can visit families at home, or you can see her at the Health Centre or Children's Centre. Please ring Brookside Health Centre if you would like to contact her, pressing the appropriate option on your phone.
Medical Students, GP Trainees and Student Nurses
Occasionally, we have students and trainees visiting the practice to gain experience in general practice. If you are at all unhappy for them to be in attendance, please inform the receptionist on arrival.
We are not currently a training practice, though we do plan to be so again in the future. We are keen to be recognised as a Training Practice for fully qualified doctors wishing to take up a career in General Practice. These doctors (called GP Specialist Registrars) work with the practice team for up to one year before becoming General Practitioners after completing their training. They are at all times encouraged to seek advice when required from the practice partners.