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Senior GP PartnerGraduated from St Bartholomew's London in 1999MB, BS, DRCOG, MRCGP, Dip Med Ed.
Dr Simpson’s special interests include child & teenage health and she is a GP Trainer.
Dr Mary Simpson joined the Acorn Surgery in 2013. During that time, she has developed particular interests in child and teenage health, health promotion, contraception and sexual health, substance misuse and palliative care. She is the practice Child Safeguarding Lead, and also works closely with local schools to help them support pupils' health and wellbeing. She supports the practice Carers' Champion closely. Dr Simpson is a GP trainer involved in the training of medical students, post-graduate junior doctors and GP registrars.
Dr Simpson is also a mother of primary school aged children and tries to help out at their school and Cubs/Rainbows' activities when she can. Outside of work, she is happiest when she is pottering around in her garden or kitchen with family and friends.
Days that Dr Simpson works:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
GP PartnerGraduated from University College London in 2007MBBS, BSc (History of Medicine), MRCGP
Dr Schembri deals with a broad range of general practice problems and has particular interests in psychiatry, children’s health, ENT, rheumatology, minor surgery and GP commissioning.
Days that Dr Schembri works:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
(Dr Schembri does not see patients on all of these days)
GP PartnerGraduated from India in 1997MBBS, MRCGP
Dr Khan’s special interests include paediatrics, mental health and women’s health. She qualified in paediatrics with the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health. As well as English, Dr Khan is also fluent in Urdu. She is an Associate GP Trainer.
Days that Dr Khan works:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Yvonne Burns is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at the Surgery, where her main role is daily telephone triage and face to face consultations with patients and their families, for a range of conditions.
Yvonne has been a Nurse Practitioner for sixteen years, working mainly in the Emergency Departments. She also has a background in acute ENT, plastic surgery and maxillofacial surgery, and continues to utilise these skills whilst working at the Acorn Surgery.
In a past life, Yvonne was a Lecture Practitioner for post graduate students at London’s Kings College University, London. She continues to lecture on a locum basis.
Yvonne is keen, semi-competent sailor and an avid animal lover. She enjoys travel and is a history buff.
Eleanor has been a nurse coming up to 25 years. She has worked in a multitude of settings including intensive care, theatres, and primary care. She has 10 years experience in secure environment medicine and has developed knowledge and experience in substance misuse, mental health and acute & chronic disease management. Her main clinical interests are in elderly care and dementia and palliative care.
Minor illness training
RCGP2 Substance misuse
Lynne qualified as a nurse in 1982, she served in the PMRAFNS for 8 years, after leaving the RAF she worked in secondary care mainly in A&E, Intensive care and Operating Theatre. Lynne has been a practice nurse for 15 years, she is a clinical nurse specialist in contraception and sexual health, respiratory medicine and travel. Lynne has a broad range of experience including minor Illness and minor Injury. Lynne visits the local nursing home weekly and has a special interest in safeguarding.
Fiona joined Acorn Surgery in 2016. She previously had a long career in hospital nursing. Fiona had extensive experience as a senior A/E nurse before becoming a Practice Nurse.
Fiona sees patients for a broad range of conditions
Fiona is the Practice Lead for immunisations.
Practice Nurse Locum
Anastasia's special interests include woman's health issues and contraception, and the treatment and management of asthma and COPD.
Bev Joined the Acorn Surgery in August 2012, she has over 15 yrs experience working as a HCA, with 8 ½ yrs spent on a cardio-thoracic ward at Papworth Hospital.
Bev has now completed her Foundation Degree in Health & Social care.
She carries out a range of duties including :
Health Care Assistant
Leni joined the Acorn Surgery in December 2015.
She has 12 years’ experience in various fields, one of which being Medical Intensive Care.
Some of her duties include:
Deputy Practice Manager
Deals with Prescriptions & Queries
Summariser / Administrator
Reception / Administrator
The practice secretaries provide a vital service to patients that need referring on to specialist clinics. They generate the GP referral letters and can also book your hospital appointment via the ‘Choose and Book’ service. The secretaries will deal with patient queries with regards to letters and referrals. They can also provide information for private clinics and secondary care.
The secretaries process all incoming & outgoing copies of medical records, GP reports and claim forms for Insurance or Medical companies. This includes invoicing for these private non-NHS services. They also provide GP letters for patients as a Non-NHS service.
Medical Secretary / Administrator
Admin & Secretarial Assistant
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