Grove House Surgery
80 Pryors Lane, Bognor Regis, PO21 4JB
Telephone: 01243 265222
Fax: 01243 email@example.com
All doctors are approved for the provision of Maternity Medical Services, Contraception Services and Minor Surgery Services. Doctor Bramall is approved for Child Health Surveillance Services. There will from time to time be Locum doctors to help with the work load. In addition, there may be trainee GPs working with our doctors. These GP Registrars are fully qualified and are here to gain experience as General Practitioners. Being a Training Practice means that sometimes doctors may have a Medical Student in attendance. There is a notice on the reception desk to tell you if there is a student sitting in with a doctor. If you prefer to see the doctor alone, please tell the receptionist when you book in.
Dr James Bramall
MB BSc MRCGP
Dr Alex Napier
MB ChB DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Dr Helen Parkinson
BM DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Dr Michael Banna
MBBS BSc MRCGP
Dr Tommy Perkins
Dr Lilly Sullivan (currently on maternity leave)
MBBS BSc MRCGP
The nursing team is becoming more diverse and is now called the clinical team.
Nurse and Paramedic Practitioners
We now have two nurse practitioners as part of the team. These are newer roles to Primary Care and General Practice, but over the last five to ten years have been more of a common feature. Both nurses have undertaken specialist university courses to develop advanced assessment and critical reasoning skills to diagnose and treat a wider range of medical conditions. Bev and Rachel are able to deal with minor illnesses and ailments such as respiratory conditions, urinary infections, wounds, and a variety of other health complaints. As an additional benefit both can also prescribe medications such as antibiotics.
Our reception team will ask you some questions about your complaint when you request an appointment in order to see if it is something they can deal with more quickly than a GP might be able to. This also frees our GP team up to deal with more complex matters in a timely manner.
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.
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.
Nurse Practitioner, specialist diabetic nurse
Practice Nurse, diabetes and respiratory
Practice Nurse, asthma & ladies clinics
Grove House has a team of administrative staff to help us keep the surgery running smoothly and efficiently. The team is headed up by our practice manager, Nigel Pope.
Assistant to Practice Manager (Finance Lead)
The surgery also has regular contact with community teams involved in patients’ care.
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 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.
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6.45am - 6.30pm
8.30am - 6.30pm