Appletree Team

GP PARTNERS

Dr Ruth Hewitt
BSc (Hons) MBBS Newcastle 1988 DRCOG DFSRH
Dr Helen Fenwick
MB ChB 1998 Liverpool MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr David Regan
MB ChB 2003 Leicester MRCGP
Dr Annalea Jennison
BA Cambridge BMedSci BMBS Nottingham 2002 DFRSH DRCOG DCH MRCGP
Dr Samantha Thomson
BMBS Nottingham 2007 MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Karl Anderson
BA Cambridge BM Southampton MRCGP

SALARIED GP

Dr Hannah Simpson
MBChB Sheffield 2012 BMedSci DRCOG

GP REGISTRARS

Dr Azfar Alam (4 month placement)
Dr Kari Elshibly (16 month placement)
Dr Serena Hancox GP Refresher (6 month placement)

CLINICAL PRACTITIONERS

Ryan Ilott
Ryan leads the nursing team at Appletree. She runs her own clinics for patients presenting with acute illnesses (i.e. illnesses which will eventually run their course) and chronic illnesses (i.e. a disease that has formed over a long period of time). Ryan can diagnose, treat and manage common ailments and routinely deals with ear, chest and urine infections. She sees patients with musculoskeletal problems and offers contraceptive advice, emergency contraception and prescribes medication. Ryan will see temporary residents for urgent problems, and refers patients for specialist intervention.
Helen Rodger
Helen has a paramedic background and as such is well placed to carry out urgent home visits and conduct first line assessments at the surgery.
CLINICAL PHARMACISTS
Sarah Baxter
Jabeen Nazir
Kath Webb
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
Jodi Knight
Amanda Weir
PRACTICE NURSES
Amy Armiger
Kelly Fletcher-Wilkinson
Angela Gitto
Claire Lee
Kerry Miller
Practice nurses are available by appointment for various treatments, health promotion advice and screening, including smears, immunisations and vaccinations. They are qualified to advise and treat many minor conditions and it may be quicker to see a Practice Nurse than wait for a consultation with your Doctor who nevertheless is always available if you have any cause for concern.
HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT
Jessica Holmes
Our very capable HCA has undergone training to enable her to take blood samples, blood pressure, assist with minor surgery, ear syringing, perform ECGs and carry out health checks that do not involve medication. 
SOCIAL PRESCRIBER
Judith Kelf
Jeanie Robinson
GPs and other agencies can refer people, with their consent, to a Social Prescriber worker who, through shared decision making and personalised care and support planning, will give people time to focus on what matters to them so they can take greater control of their own health and mental well-being. It works well for people with long term conditions; people who are lonely or isolated, have anxiety, depression, and people who have complex social needs linked to well-being. More information is available in this leaflet.
CARE CO-ORDINATOR
June Mendham
June reviews patients’ needs and helps to access the services and support they require to understand and manage their own health and wellbeing, referring to social prescribing link workers, community health team, and other professionals where appropriate. More information is available in this leaflet.
MIDWIFE – Derbyshire Community Health Services
Our Midwife Catherine Bancroft-Howson cares for and supports pregnant women, their partners and new babies before, during and after the birth. She monitors the health of the mother, counsels her on health issues and explains the options for delivery of the baby. Her role also involves reassuring parents, running antenatal and parenting classes, taking care of the mother and baby during labour and birth and giving advice on breast feeding.
HEALTH VISITORS – Derbyshire Community Health Services
Eleanor Burrows is the Health Visitor for the Practice. Ellie, a qualified nurse with additional training in child health and development, will monitor your child’s growth and development, answer any child health queries and help mothers to cope with children under five, advising on such matters as hygiene, safety, feeding and sleeping. She also co-ordinates child immunisation programmes and organises special clinics or drop-in centres. Ellie can also provide you with help and information on such related issues as emotional problems, relationship difficulties, family planning and health problems, and advise on healthy eating, keeping warm and getting the right exercise.

ADMINISTRATION TEAM

MANAGEMENT TEAM
Lianne Burke – Practice Manager
Sarah Lakin – HR & Compliance Manager
Nicola Kirby – Reception Manager
RECEPTION TEAM
Kelly Meredith – Assistant Reception Manager
Sarah Atkinson
Jenna Hickmott
Diana Higman
Clare Lewis
Michelle Mellor
Shauna Murfin
Janet Richardson
Tracy Russell
Shirley Searson
Donna Steer
Marianne Whiting
Katie Worthington
SECRETARIAL TEAM
Michelle Brown
Fiona McAllister
Beatrice Middleton
Helen Severn
CLINICAL ADMINISTRATOR
Wendy Boiling
Lisa Cicinski
Charlotte Egan
SUMMARISER
Judith Barker
ACCOUNTS
Rachael Walker

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

Following Government guidance, we are now able to plan to invite patients for their flu jabs and covid boosters.  These vaccinations (one in each arm) will be given at the same appointment.  The covid booster cannot be given until 6 months after you received your second covid vaccine.   You are likely to be offered a full dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (or, less likely, a half dose of the Moderna vaccine).  This follows scientific evidence showing that both of these vaccines provide a strong booster response, regardless of which vaccine you initially had.

 

We are currently working very hard to put these clinics in place so please bear with us.  We will be contacting eligible patients either by text, phone or letter inviting you to book an appointment a the Babington Vaccination Hub.

 

Eligible Under 18’s are the exception and will be offered the Nasal Flu vaccination at the Duffield Surgery.  Again, invitations will be sent by text, phone or letter.

 

We are still awaiting guidance regarding administering the covid vaccination to ‘At Risk’ children.