The partners at St Mary's Surgery
Dr DEIRDRE McCORMACK
BSc MBBS FRCGP FFFP DCH DRCOG DipOccMed
Dr KATRINA YOUNG
MBBS DA FP Cert (1985 London)
Dr KATE NORRIS
MBBS DRCOG (1982 London) Msc DFSRH
Dr STEVE CASE-UPTON
MBChB (2004 Sheffield) MRCGP (2009) PGDip (SEM)
Dr STEPHEN KNIGHT
MBBS MRCP DCH DRCOG DFFP MRCGP DPD (1997 Nottingham)
Dr MADELEINE PIGGOTT
MBBS (1999 London)
Sessional GPs at St Mary's Surgery
Dr CHRIS McDONALD
MBBS MRCOphth FFPM
Dr LUCY MELHUISH
MB Chb DFFP MRCGP
Dr JOANNA BAKER
MBBS (2005) London, BSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr RACHEL WAKELIN
BM 2007 (Southampton), DFSRH
Dr SARAH STEED
Dr UTE SEMRAU-BOUGHTON
The staff at St Mary's Surgery
The practice manager, Mrs Kathryn Green and her assistant Mrs Marie Heaps, are responsible for the administration of the practice. Any comments, suggestions and feedback, both negative and positive, are welcome, and should be directed to them.
The Practice Nurses
A team of practice nurses run the treatment room during surgery hours. Surgeries are run for smears, dressings, removal of sutures, injections, immunisations and minor illness. Appointments should be made at the main reception desk.
The nursing assistants also run surgeries each day. They take bloods to monitor patients on certain medication, in particular rheumatology drugs, and undertake other blood test requests, perform ECGs, ear syringing, lung function tests and take blood pressure readings. They also perform new patient medicals and NHS Health Checks and administer Vitamin B12 injections.
The Practice Nurse Team
Alison Kelly Asthma Diploma RGN COPD Diploma. Diploma of higher education in community health.
Jo Greaves RN/Diploma in Higher Education
Liz Dower RGN 1992, Diploma in Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, Diploma in Primary Care Diabetes Management
Julia Milbank RGN 1978
Sara Brown Diploma in Adult Nursing (2011)
Lynn Phan Bachelor of Nursing - Adult Nursing (2008)
Lauren Read - Diploma in Adult Nursing (2013)
Jane Cook - Diploma of Health Science in Nursing (1993)
Tara Green, Felicity Wootton, Charlotte Wren, Kelly Campbell, Natasha Crowther
The Reception Staff
As in every doctor’s surgery, the receptionists perform the most difficult task, coping with the needs of the patients and the constraints of an appointment system. They are fully trained and will always endeavour to provide the best service possible to the patients in total confidence. General enquiries by telephone should be made after 10.30am.
The Dispensary Staff
The team of dispensary assistants dispense prescriptions for patients living more than one mile from the nearest chemist, and also process repeat prescriptions for patients living within the City of Ely.
The Secretarial and Administration Staff
A group of secretaries and administrators completes the practice team, dealing with computer tasks, hospital referrals, pathology results, filing and general administration.
General Practice Training
St. Mary’s surgery is a recognised teaching practice for undergraduates. These students sit in on consultations with the doctors. Patients are informed when students are observing consultations and are perfectly entitled to request the student to leave.
Community nurses based at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely are attached to St. Mary’s Surgery. They can be contacted directly, or a message can be left on their answer phone, 0844 931 0045
The health visitors attached to St. Mary’s Surgery are also based at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely. They too can be contacted directly by telephoning Ely 652070. They are qualified nurses who have undertaken further training in order to work as a member of the primary healthcare team in promoting health and the prevention of illness in children. They work closely with GPs and other social and healthcare professionals and are a great source of support, able to offer telephone advice, information (e.g. to new parents) and screening.
Community Midwives are attached to the surgery and are based at the Ely Children's Centre. For non-urgent queries, expectant mothers can leave a message on 01223 586790. The Midwives collect their messages every morning and will return calls within 24 hours.
Urgent queries - The Rosie website available here provides up to date contact information.