Dr Anil Aggarwal (M)
MB ChB (Manchester 1979) MRCGP MBA Dip Dermatology
Dr Anne Steyn (F)
MB ChB (Aberdeen 1987) MA
Dr Naim Hasanie (M)
MB ChB (Manchester 1990) MRCP MRCGP DCH DRCOG Dip Diabetes
Dr Joy Hewitson (F)
MBBS 1999 (London) MRCGP 2013
Dr Judith Hooper (F)
MB ChB (Birmingham 1987) MRCGP DRCOG Dip Med Acupuncture
A clinical pharmacist has joined the clinical team at Meltham Road Surgery. As part of the team he can see and consult with patients directly (either over the telephone or at a face-to-face appointment at the surgery), is able to prescribe, review and even alter repeat prescriptions. It is expected that this will improve the care of some patients with long term conditions, give patients an extra place to seek advice and improve availability for GP’s to see patients to diagnose and treat complex conditions.
The practice manager is in charge of administration of the practice. If you have any difficulties or suggestions, please let the manager know.
All our receptionists are trained to deal with your needs. They make appointments, take messages including visit requests, process repeat prescriptions, and inform you of your test results when the doctor or nurse has seen and approved them. Sometimes they will ask for details of your condition in order to assess the degree of urgency. Such information is dealt with in complete confidence.
We have a nurse practitioner working with us who is able to prescribe and has been fully trained to manage a whole range of medical conditions (but always under a doctor's supervision). She also runs clinics for stopping smoking, monitoring blood pressure and heart conditions.
Our three practice nurses hold their own clinics and can help you with:
Blood test as ordered by the doctor
Minor injuries and removal of stitches
Ear syringing (check with doctor first)
Advice on stopping smoking
Appointments with them can be made through the receptionists.
Health Care Assistant
Our HCA works under the supervision of a qualified nurse. She can do blood tests, check blood pressure, urine tests, simple dressings and health checks.
Patients who are confined to their homes and need nursing assistance may arrange with their doctor for a community nurse to call. The district nurses can be contacted at the surgery on 221600. The hospital will usually arrange for a sister to call on patients discharged early who still require nursing treatment at home.
The health visiting team consists of health visitors, healthcare assistants and a nursery nurse. They can give advice on health care, particularly for expectant mothers and small children. The health visitors can be contacted on 347876.
Community Psychiatric Nurses
Community psychiatric nurses are specially trained nurses who can offer help with mental health problems, either at home or in the surgery.
Training: The General Practitioner Training Scheme
At some point each year, we are pleased to welcome fully qualified doctors who are undergoing advanced training in general practice. They often have extensive experience of hospital medicine before they join us. They work under the supervision of a senior GP. Please accept their services as an extension of our own.
The practice has been approved to take Foundation Doctors who are qualified doctors undertaking the second year of training after leaving university. They usually come for a period of four months and work under supervision.
From time to time students training to become doctors visit the practice. This often proves to be a useful experience for both patients and students. Patients are always informed if a student is sitting in with the doctor - if you do not wish to see a student, please let us know.