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The Staff

Practice Manager

Jemma Brunton

 Practice Manager - Jemma Brunton



 Assistant to Practice Manager (Finance Lead)

Claire Prince

Claire Prince





Reception Manager

Nicki Marland

Practice Nurses

The practice nurses are available by appointment to dress wounds and ulcers, remove stitches, give injections, syringe ears and perform ECGs when necessary. They are able to give general advice about many medical and health education topics and may be able to deal with straightforward or minor complaints. The nurses have special training in Healthy Living and Preventative Medicine and give advice covering Respiratory Disease, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Foreign Travel, Cervical Smears, Family Planning, Smoking Cessation.

The team are:

Bevaley Payne (Lead Practice Nurse, Diabetes Lead Nurse and Infection Control Lead)




Debbie Millar (Practice Nurse, Respiratory)

Kristy Ablitt Green (Practice Nurse)

Ros Derwin (Practice Nurse, diabetes and respiratory)

Assistant Practitioner

Assistant Practitioners are Health Care Assistants who have undergone a 2 year training programme to enable them to carry out many treatment room duties in addition to phlebotomy, blood pressures and ECGs.  These duties include, simple dressings, removal of stitches, ear care, B12 injections, Prostap injections and pneumonia vaccinations.

Health Care Assistants

The Health Care Assistants at Grove House work alongside the Practice Nurses and Doctors. HCAs undergo specific training for their role. They undertake  blood pressures, ECGs, testing urine samples, blood taking (phlebotomy), smoking cessation and many other tasks. They are not trained to interpret results and measurements.

Community Matron & Community Nurses

The Surgery has access to a Community Matron and a team of Community Nurses based in the locality. They are available for assessment and provision of nursing care and can act as a useful liaison with other agencies.

The team can be contacted between 9.00am - 5.00pm on 01903 254789. A district nurse can be contacted at weekends or Bank Holidays via the on-call service.

Health Visitors

Health visitors give advice on health care, particularly to expectant mothers, pre-school, disabled and handicapped children. They are not based at the surgery but can be contacted between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday on 01243 793667 or messages can be left on the answer phone. They can also be contacted in school holidays and work in close contact with the school nurses.

They run a drop in Well Baby Clinic at the main surgery every Tuesday morning 9.30am-11.30am. Child Development Screening is carried out by appointment or at their request,

The Health visitors also welcome enquiries from individuals or groups on a wide range of Health Education topics, such as smoking, contraception, cancer guidance, diet, heart disease and pre-conceptual care.


There is an experienced counsellor available at Grove House to see patients who could be facing a crisis such as a bereavement, relationship problems, depression or not coping with present or past traumas. Referrals are made through the doctors, nurses or health visitors.

Time to Talk Team

A team of professionals, who deal with emotional, psychological or psychiatric problems rather than the physical ones. You can self refer to the Time to Talk service please see the attached leaflet on the link below.


There is a midwife attached to Grove House to share care with the doctors. She runs her own antenatal clinic on Tuesdays.

Reception & Administrative Staff

There is full complement of staff whose jobs involve maintaining the smooth running of the practice, ensuring that the patients’ health care is delivered as efficiently as possible.  Our staff are called the 'pink ladies' from the bright colour of their blouses.  We have receptionists, administrators, prescription clerks and medical secretaries all here to help the workflow through the surgery.