We have four full-time partners, one female and three male
We sometimes employ locum doctors to cover partners' holidays or illness.
The surgery is a teaching practice and linked to the Lister Hospital Vocational Training Scheme for GPs. Dr Jarvis is now an approved trainer, and the whole surgery is committed to teaching and maintaining the high standards needed to be a teaching practice.
We regularly have a GP Registrar (ST3) - a doctor who works with us for twelve months completing their training to be a GP principal. In addition, we sometimes have Specialist Trainee (ST1 or ST2) doctors who are with us for four months at a time. These are doctors in their third or fourth year after qualification. Some will want to continue in general practice but others will be gaining valuable experience before entering another specialism.
We sometimes have medical students from the Royal Free / University College Medical School, London. We find it a very stimulating and rewarding exercise to be involved in training our future GPs, many of whom stay within the area. We hope that our patients will be able to appreciate the benefits, but we fully understand that it may not always be appropriate for a student to be present during a consultation and it is of course always your right to be seen alone.
|Our patients are seen by the Herts or Cambs midwives according to where they live although this will not influence the choice of hospital for the birth of your baby. Most deliveries are either at the Rosie Hosipital at Addenbrookes or at the Lister.|
The midwife is involved from a very early stage in the pregnancy and undertakes a major role in the ante-natal care. She is always available for help and advice during pregnancy
|The district nurses of Ashwell and Baldock now work together as a team, covering the patients of both surgeries, 7 days a week. To contact the District Nurses call 01462 426730 Queries 8am to 10 pm (Based at Hitchin Hospital). You can also leave a message on the main surgery number 0844 4994777. In the evening 10pm to 8am, for urgent referrals that cannot wait until next day there is the overnight community nursing service 03000 333 222|
Sister Mary-Anne Gregory leads our team of district nurses.
|Health visitors are qualified and experienced nurses or midwives. In addition, they undertake a post registration Specialist Community Practioner degree. Many health visitors also have higher degrees in specific aspects of health promotion or other areas of particular interest. Health visitors predominantly work with families of pre-school aged children to promote optimum health. They work in a team with School Health Advisors, Staff Nurses and Nursery Nurses. They also work alongside members of the primary health care team and a wide range of other professionals, such as hospital staff, midwives, teachers and social workers. Health visitors have close links with voluntary organisations that support families, such as Home Start.|
After the birth of a baby or following registration of a child under the age of five years with the GP practice, parents are contacted by the health visiting team and introduced to the services available. These include breast feeding support groups, well baby clinics, routine developmental assessments and the opportunity to discuss any aspect of a child or parent's physical, mental or emotional health and wellbeing. The health visitor is a useful source of information regarding local community support services for families with young children.
Health visitors advise on all aspects of infant feeding, immunisations, care for children with disabilities and general parenting and childcare issues. To contact the health visiting team phone 01462 892274