57 Woodland Road, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2HZ
Telephone: 0121 475 1065
As an accredited training practice we often have GP registrars attached to the practice for 6 or 12 months. GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are training to be General Practitioners. GP Registrars are closely supervised by the doctors. Your medical care will not be compromised in any way by consulting with a registrar rather than one of the other doctors.
Dr Martin P Allen (m) - Partner
Dr Mehmet Shevket (m) - Partner
Dr Helen Scott-Cook (f) - Partner
Dr Emma V Hodges (f)
Dr Beth Whittaker (f)
Dr Theresa Earle (f)
Dr Helen Finegan (f) - GP Registrar
Dr Dana Ramberran (f) - GP Registrar
All our nurses are experienced, highly trained health professionals. They can all provide a full range of nursing services and in addition they have areas of speciality for which they have received additional training.
Nurse Lynn Gough - Lynn is our senior nurse at the practice, she is an extremely experienced practice nurse with detailed knowledge covering the management of a variety of long term diseases. Lynn also holds specialist respiratory qualifications. You may see Lynn for a range of general nursing reasons or more specifically for the management of a chronic illness such as COPD, Asthma or Diabetes.
Miss Emily Bonser - Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Rachael Mellor - Managing partner, Rachael, is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. As managing partner Rachael also works with our PCN in an effort to implement new services that enhance patient care.
Stephanie O'Neill - Operations Manager - as Operations Manager Stephanie is responsible for much of the day to day running of the practice. Stephanie will also be the first point of contact for any more complex questions, she also oversees the work we do to proactively monitor patients with long term conditions and is often the first point of contact for any patient complaints.
Tracey Collins - Senior Administrator
Jean Gunston - Reception Supervisor
Chloe S - Receptionist
Ellie B - Apprentice Receptionist
Aidan - Junior Receptionist
Chloe Russell - The secretary deals with referrals for patients and any letters to patients or to hospitals. They also deal with chasing appointments and results from the hospitals. Chloe is new to this role and is receiving training to become our full time secretary, Chloe previously worked on reception.
Ellie Gough - Administrator - Ellie works primarily to reduce the administrative burden on the GP's by managing the incoming clinical correspondence workflow, this enables them to focus on patient care. Ellie also supports the management team with their duties and provides secretarial or reception cover when required.
Pharmacists are becoming more common as integral members of the practice team. Whilst Woodland Road Surgery does not currently employ a pharmacist we frequently have pharmacists from the CCG working with us. Pharmacists are governed by the same rules of confidentiality as the rest of the practice team. They have special expertise in medicines that can be of significant benefit to overall patient care. Patients may find they are contacted by one of these pharmacists on occasion to discuss their treatment, this could be over the telephone, in writing or at a face to face appointment. If you have any concerns about this element of your care please speak to someone at the practice.
We currently have a midwife in attendance at the surgery once a week, on a Wednesday afternoon. A midwife deals with pregnant ladies and any issues they may experience during pregnancy.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social well-being.
Substance Misuse Worker
Woodland Road Surgery is part of the Birmingham substance misuse treatment project, currently hosted by CGL. Specialist workers from the service run clinics at the practice offering support, guidance and treatment for those tackling addiction.