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Doctors and Staff

Doctors

Dr Guy Russell

Dr Guy Russell MBChB, MRCGP

Dr Russell graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1988, and joined the practice in 1993.

His special interests include minor surgery, joint injections and substance misuse.

Dr Jo Sherrington

Dr Jo Sherrington MBChB, DCH, MRCGP

Dr Sherrington graduated from Liverpool University in 1989, and joined the practice in 1999.

Her special interests include the menopause and hormone replacement therapy, dermatology and rheumatology.

Dr Natalie Burns

Dr Natalie Burns MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Burns graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2007, and joined the practice in 2011.

Her special interests include palliative care, diabetes, medicines management and ECG interpretation.

Dr Anne Gillies

Dr Anne Gillies MBBCh(Wales), DRCOG, DFSRH, FRCGP

Dr Gillies graduated from the University of Wales in 1988, and joined the practice in 2012.

Her special interests include women's health (including contraception and sexual health) and GP training.

Dr Marcus Hawkesford

Dr Marcus Hawkesford BM, MRCS, MRCGP

Dr Hawkesford graduated from the University of Southampton in 2006, and joined the practice in 2018.

His special interests include minor surgery, joint injections, orthopaedics and child health.

Dr Ramnik Hanspaul

Dr Ramnik Hanspaul MBChB, DRCOG, DFSRH

Dr Hanspaul graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2007, and joined the practice in 2019.

Her special interests include women's health (including contraception and sexual health) and respiratory disease.

Dr Kunal Chawathey

Dr Kunal Chawathey MB BS, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Kunal Chawathey graduated from the University of Mumbai in 2000, and joined the practice in 2019.

His special interests include diabetes, minor surgery and GP training.

The doctors practice together as a non-limited partnership.

GP Registrar

We provide training opportunities for GP registrars - fully qualified junior doctors who are training under our supervision to become general practitioners.

Dr Guy Ratu

Dr Guy Ratu MB BS

Dr Ratu graduated from the University of London in 2014. He joined the practice in August 2019 for four months to complete his GP training.

Nurses

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Tony McIlwee RGN, RScN (Nurse Prescriber)

Our advanced nurse practitioner, Tony, offers on-the-day emergency appointments to diagnose and treat a wide variety of urgent problems and illnesses, including prescribing medication. Unfortunately, he is not trained to manage patients with gynaecological, pregnancy-related problems or mental health problems. Reception will be able to advise you whether your problem could be managed by Tony, or would require a GP.

Practice Nurses

Sister Lynne Lockley RGN
Sister Maxine Butler RGN

Our practice nurses can help you with your minor illnesses, and are trained in health promotion and screening. Their skills include giving injections, taking smears, managing asthma and other chronic lung diseases, diabetes, blood pressure problems, family planning and HRT monitoring.

Nurse Trevor Wilkinson RGN

Our practice nurse, Trevor, can give injections, help you with minor illnesses and manage blood pressure problems. He can carry out a range of procedures such as taking blood, doing heart tracings (ECGs), new patient health checks, health promotion and screening. Trevor is also responsible for learning disability and dementia reviews, along with diabetic checks and contraceptive injections.

Health Care Assistant

Our Health Care Assistants are not nurses but are trained to carry out a range of procedures such as taking blood, taking blood pressure readings, doing heart tracings (ECGs), and new patient health checks.

Other Health Professionals

The CCG also employ district nurses, midwives, health visitors and counsellors who work within the surgery. If you wish to see a counsellor you will need a doctor's referral.

Appointments and/or further information are available via reception. The health visitors are based at Hawkesley Health Centre and the direct telephone number is 0121 466 3860 extension 53541.

Practice Manager

Lin Guest is our Practice Manager and she deals with the operational and administrative management of the practice, and will personally help answer any queries or complaints which you may have about our service. She welcomes any comments you have about the running of the practice, including any constructive suggestions for improvement of our services.

Reception Team

Our Reception team are led by Reception Manager, Joanne Williams. They offer a warm welcome to the surgery, and are always eager to help guide patients to book appointments with the right person to meet their needs. The Reception team are grateful for your patience at busy times.

Other valued and essential members of the team are secretaries, administrative staff, receptionists and cleaning staff.

Medical Students

We are a teaching practice, and we often receive medical students from Birmingham Medical School. You will be informed when students are in the practice, and have the right to request to be seen alone by your doctor if you wish.

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