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The Elms Medical Practice, 5 Stewart Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 4QATel: 01582 767 444
Qualified 1981 MB ChB DRCOG DCH
Dr Jackie Impey has a special interest in ENT and Dermatology and undertakes minor surgery. She is also trained to fit contraceptive coils.
Qualified 1984 MB BS DRCOG MRCGP DCH (Otago)
Dr David Hemsi has a special interest in Diabetes and ENT
Qualified 1996 MB BS MRCGP
Dr Julian Smith has a special interest in ENT, Urology and undertakes minor surgery.
Qualified1994 BSc MBBS DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Dr Bethan Rees has a special interest in Gynaecology and is trained to fit coils and implants. She is also the Beds and Herts LMC Chair
Qualified1997 BSc BM BCh MRCGP
Dr Charlotte Allam has a special interest in Diabetes and is now a qualified GP Trainer
Qualified 2000 MBChB DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Rebecca May has a special interest in Gynaecology, Gastro and General Medicine. She is now a qualified GP Trainer
BMedSc MBChB DFSRH
MB BS BMedSc
BSc, MBBS, nMRCGP, DFSRH, DRCOG, DCH, PGDD
Dr Vidya Kanthi is a qualified GP trainer and specialises in Diabetes
RGN, DIPLOMA (asthma) Family Planning Certificate, Minor Illness Certificate
A (HONS), RGN, Asthma Diploma
RGN, Warwick Certificate in Diabetes Care, Family Planning Certificate
RGN, BA Hons, Warwick certificate in Diabetes Care
RGN; Bachelor of Nursing (Hons); PGCE; A & E diploma; Minor Illness diploma
The nurses run a general appointments system, together with the chronic disease clinics we provide.
The nurses also provide wound care, well-person checks, new patient checks, follow up contraceptive service, smoking cessation advice, blood pressure monitoring and travel advice.
Additionally, they undertake smear tests, vaccinations, and ear syringing.
BSc hons Paramedic Science, MSc Physician Associate
A new healthcare professional who, while not a doctor, works to the medical model, with the attitudes, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within the general medical and/or general practice team.
Emma is trained to perform a number of day-to-day tasks including:- taking medical histories- performing examinations - diagnosing illnesses - analysing test results - developing management plans
- performing asthma/COPD checks
- reviewing medication
- performing CHD annual reviews
Teresa runs an appointment service for blood pressure, pulse and urine checks, as well as ECGs, 24 hour blood pressure, healthy living screening and breathing tests that include peak flow and spirometry. She also assists the doctors with procedures.
Sarah is in overall charge of the practice dedicated to the care of 16,500 patients. She is responsible for the smooth running of our service. She has worked at The Elms for nearly 25 years and looks after the 47 members of staff. She will deal with any suggestions or complaints with regard to our services. Sarah is very happy to speak to patients over the phone or correspond in writing. Sarah oversees and develops the work at the practice, ensuring the clinicians and staff have the support they need. Patient care is paramount and Sarah and the team strive to always give their very best to our patients.
The administrative team is responsible for updating and summarising patients’ medical records, for the repeat prescribing service, for organising the specialised clinics, for ensuring that our IT systems are functioning properly, and undertake regular audits of our achievements.
The reception team man the reception desk, arrange various appointments, pass on information (such as blood results), explain our services and answer the emergency telephone line.
The secretaries are able to answer patient enquiries concerning communications between the Practice and other agencies, e.g. Hospitals.
The midwifery team hold regular ante-natal clinics at the surgery. Post natal care takes place by appointment with a doctor and at the regular baby clinics held at the surgery on Mondays.
The district nursing team provide nursing services for those who require services at home.
The health visitors provide support for parents, and child health surveillance.
The health visitors are located at the Harpenden Memorial Hospital, Carlton Road Harpenden AL5 4TA Phone: 01582 715675.
We have a counsellor who works for us part time; a doctor’s referral is required.
We have a team of 4 clinical nurse specialists attached to the surgery Tel: 01442 890444