West View SurgeryTel: 0117 9376835
The Surgery, Severn WayTel: 0117 9376835
MBBS DRCOG MRCGP Qualified London 1985.
Special interests include asthma and commissioning health care.
MB BCh MRCGP Qualified Dublin 1998.
Special interests include women’s health and respiratory medicine.
All patients are free to book in and see the practice nurses or our HCA. Please telephone 0117 9376835 for an appointment. You may be asked the reason for booking an appointment with the nurse. This is so that you can see the most appropriate person and the correct length of time can be allocated for you. They can help with:
They are also able to offer advice on other matters. Please feel free to ask at reception.
Health Care Assistant
Rachael is responsible for the general management of the surgery. She is supported by a team of 23 staff including reception staff, administrative staff and cleaning staff. All who work extremely hard to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the practice.
Our Admin team are responsible for patient referrals, Insurance and Solicitors Reports and patient liaison.
They also provide admin support to the GPs, Nurses and Practice Manager.
Our team of fully trained receptionists are there to help you by making appointments to see the doctors or advising on administrative problems. They have a difficult job to do with telephone calls and enquiries coming from every direction. When you telephone for medical attention the receptionist may need to ask one or two questions in order to judge the urgency of your request. They have been asked to do this, but this information you give them will always be treated in confidence as they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as doctors and nurses. If they cannot answer a query they will undertake to find someone else who can.
The Community Midwives are responsible for antenatal and early post natal care. They also run parentcraft classes at Keynsham Health Centre. The midwives work in close co-operation with other members of the Primary Care Team.
The midwives can be contacted at Keynsham Health Centre on 01179 461000.
The Community District Nursing team are able to offer care to those patients with serious illness or disability, in addition to on-going support to patients and their carers. They also provide health education and counselling when needed, visit and assess patients for care following hospital treatment and during acute illness.
A message can be left at West View surgery with a receptionist for a District Nurse during normal working hours.
The Community Nurse for Older People provides information on available care and services, enabling older people to remain independent within their own homes, enabling older people to make informed choices. She provides advice on lifestyle choices, eg, nutrition, exercise and home safety, and assessment of health and well being. You can contact the nurse yourself or on behalf of a relative to request an assessment. Older people can be referred by their GP or by other health care professionals.
The Community Nurse for Older People is based at the Keynsham Health Centre and can be contacted on 01179 461000.
The Health Visiting Service is an integral part of the NHS' community health service available to all families with children 0-5 years old. They are qualified nurses with special training and experience in child health, health promotion and education.
They are based at Keynsham Children’s Centre, 65 West View Road, Keynsham Bristol BS31 2UE. The opening hours are 09:00 to 17:00, and the telephone number is 01225 395400.
The health visitors are best known for the health and developmental screening offered to families with young children. They also specialise in health promotion work across the age range.
Oral Health & Dental Services
Speech & Language Therapists
To contact any of these services, telephone 0117 946 1000.
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