Our Staff

Community Nurses

District nursing sisters are qualified to degree level and provide a service to housebound patients. The district nurse is supported by a team of fully qualified nurses. The team provides professional support and advice in a variety of areas such as terminal care, wound care, incontinence assessments and some post-operative discharge follow-ups. Each patient is assessed individually and care planned accordingly, in discussion with the patient. Referral on to other agencies may be appropriate in some cases.

Doctors

DR JOHN TAYLOR

Dr Taylor qualified from Sheffield University in 1984, and became a registered general practitioner the year after. Married and father to three children, his main interests include Diabetes and Hypertension.

DR RAJAMMA SREELATHA

Dr Sreelatha qualified in 1990 and joined the practice in 2006, becoming a partner the year after. Married with two children, her main interests are Mental Health and Family Planning.

DR ANIQA QAZI

I finished my training in 2013. I joined Stuart Road Surgery in 2016. My main interests are MSK, Joint Injections, Dermatology and Cardiology I am married with two children

Nurses

ANDREA ROBINSON

Senior Practice Nurse

I trained at PGI from 1989 – 1992 and following that worked part time in several nursing homes specialising in care of the elderly. In 1998 I did a Return to Nursing Course at Bradford University and then worked on the medical wards at PGI until joining Stuart Road in 2001. I specialise in Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Coronary Heart Disease, Cytology, Contraception and Sexual Health and Smoking Cessation. I also deal with a lot of Travel Health. I am the lead nurse for Diabetes at the surgery.

JENNIE BYWATER

Minor Illness Nurse

I qualified as a registered adult nurse in 1997 with Sheffield University. I have since this time worked in a va riety of areas,gyna ecology,general surgery, Urology,Vasc ular and orthopaedics as well as a short time in Neonatal Intensive care. Icompleted a Degree in nursing in 2001 and then went on to work as a Hea lth Visitor from 2005 and complete a Masters Degree in Health V isiting in 2014. I spent some time working in triage as a Nurse Advisor at NHS Direct. I worked as a Health visitor for severa lyears before then joining general practice as a Nurse Practitioner in 2015. Ihave since this time completed a course in Independent and supplementary prescr ibing,minor illness and clinica l examination and assessment. I joined Stuart Road surgery in November 2018 as a Minor illness Nurse Practitioner.

Healthcare Assistants

JULIE LINDSAY

I initially started working at Stuart Road Surgery 20 years ago as a receptionist. During my 13 years in reception I completed the practice receptionist Programme qualification. The surgery then wanted to employ a healthcare assistant, I applied and got the job. Since starting this role I have successfully completed NVQ levels 2 and 3. I have also trained as an accredited smoking cessation advisor and a weight management advisor and I am responsible for H Pylori screening within the practice. I have also completed training to be able to give flu, pneumonia and b12 injections.

YVONNE HARRISON-HALL

I commenced employment at Stuart Road Surgery in 2009 after working at Pontefract General Infirmary as a trained Phlebotomist. My intial role at Stuart Road Surgery was Phlebotomist. I have since completed NVQ Level 2, 3 & 4 in Health & Social Care. I am an accredited Smoking Cessation Advisor. I have trained to give Flu, Pneumonia and B12 vaccinations. I also do Spirometry, Bloods, BP, Dressings and assist the GP to do Minor Operations.

Practice Management

JULIE HOWARD

Practice Manager

I joined the surgery at the end of April 2019. I will have worked 25 years in the NHS from July 2020 covering varied rolls and varying organisations such as Ambulance Service, Wakefield PCT and NHS England. I have three grown up children, two grandchildren and a step granddaughter.

Reception

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Community Midwives

There is a team of midwives who will give antenatal, intranatal and postnatal care to all pregnant women who are registered with the surgery

Health Visitors

Health visitors are trained nurses who have specialised in promoting health and preventing illness for all age groups. They have particular responsibility for helping and assessing the health and development of children under five years.