George House40-48 George LaneLoddonNorwich, Norfolk, NR14 6QHTel: 01508 520222
The Practice is the base for many of the community care professionals. Louise Pilch is the clinical lead with a regular team of Community nurse, one of whom calls in every day and takes messages regularly.
The Wherry Team of midwives hold a Tuesday clinic. Team Leader for the midwives is Sue Frost.
Karen Mc Kean is our Community Occupational Therapist and Trish Parker, Community Physiotherapist.
Michael Faithorn Physiotherapist, holds a session at the practice on Fridays by GP referral.
Loddon and surrounding area health visiting service
Emma Brown - Team Leader - Health Visitors and School Nurses
Jane Crisp - Health Visitors
Kate Ripley - Community nursery nurse
Charlotte Peck - Health Visitor Assistant
Julie Baxter - Health Visitor Administration
Health Visitor Contact Number: Telephone: 0300 300 0123 Monday - Friday 8.00 - 6pm and Saturdays 9.00 - 1pm.
Please feel free to contact us if you have concerns about your child
This is held on the FOURTH Thursday of each month at Loddon Library between 10.00-11.00am. There will be a Health Visitor and/or nursery nurse available for weighing and advice. Please come along at any time (no appointment necessary).
Breast Feeding Support Group
Held on the FIRST Thursday of each month at Loddon Infant School in the annexe to the rear of the school between 11.00 and 12 noon.
Post natal group
You will be invited to attend six sessions to discuss relevant topics of interest and meet other new mums. Health Visitor and /or Nursery Nurse present and weighing available.
This appointment is offered when your baby is approximately eight months old. The Health Visitor no longer undertakes hearing tests at the age of 3.5 years.
These take place at around twelve months of age with a further development check at 2.5 years of age. An invitation is sent along with a questionnaire on both occasions, offering a face to face appointment.
B.Sc., M.B, Ch.B. (Liverpool), F.P.Cert., D.R.C.O.G., D.C.H., F.R.C.G.P.
General Practice has been my career for 26 years. The last 17 happy years have been at Loddon as a full time partner involved in training G.Ps , General Practice Research and the Patient Participation Group. I am currently Practice Trainer and Course Organiser for the Norwich Scheme.
Outside of work, I have loads of children and dogs enjoy canoeing and fishing, preferably in wild, wet places.
Clinical InterestsMusculoskeletal Problems, Joint Injections, Acupuncture
M.B., Ch.B. (Leeds), D.R.C.O.G., D.C.H., F.P. Cert.
I have been working in Loddon since 1997 initially as an Assistant until becoming a Partner in 2003. I am an Associate Trainer and am involved in Specialist Training for General Practice together with Dr Alasdair Duthie
Women’s health is of special interest to me, however, I enjoy all aspects of General Practice.
My spare time is spent outdoors if at all possible, in the garden or walking. I have two daughters to keep me busy.
M.B., B.S., (Newcastle), D.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P.
Honorary Senior Lecturer at Norwich Medical School, UEA
I joined the Loddon practice as a partner in 2006. I enjoy all aspects of general practice, and have a special interest in emergency medicine, skin disease and women's and children's health. I have been a senior clinical tutor for Norwich Medical School students for some years and volunteer as a doctor for the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service.
When not working I enjoy spending time with my family on and around the Norfolk Broads.
M.B., B.S., B.Sc., D.R.C.O.G., D.C.H., M.R.C.G.P.
I joined the the Loddon Practice in August 2003 having moved out of London with my husband and three children. I qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School London in 1994. I work two days a week at the Practice and have a special interest in women's and children's health.
Outside of work I enjoy a busy family life and our dog.
MBBS (UEA), BSc (Hons), MRCGP
I am returning to Chet Valley Medical Practice after spending a previous happy six months as a GP Registrar in 2013. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice and have a passion for teaching undergraduate Medical Students.
Outside of work my wife and I enjoy walking and canoeing around the Norfolk Broads and coastline. I spend most of my free time starting and sometimes finishing "DIY" projects.
I joined Chet Valley Medical Practice in October 2016, working three days a week. I am originally from Suffolk and studied Biomedical Sciences at the UEA and then medicine at Warwick University.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my six year old daughter Rose - my favourite travel buddy. We love to explore different countries and both love the ocean, especially snorkelling. I also love diving and spent time in Thailand studying dive medicine. We have two extra family members - Sparkles and Star ( both male Guinea Pigs!) who also like to go on adventures. In my spare time I enjoy practising yoga and socialising with friends and family.
BMBS (Dist) (Brighton and Sussex), BSc (Hons), MRCGP,DFSRH
I qualified from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2009 and then worked in Eastbourne, London, Australia and Kenya. I first joined Chet Valley Medical Practice in 2015 for the final year of my GP specialist training, this was somewhat elongated by the arrival of my two daughters. I am now pleased to be joining the Practice as a fully fledged GP for two and a half days a week.
Outside of work, I used to have hobbies, now I have children! We do all enjoy getting outdoors, lately enjoying the Norfolk/Suffolk coast, sea swimming and finding good local food.
BSc.(Hons), PhD., PGCE., NMBS., MRCGP
I qualified as a GP in 2018 having spent much of my life as a perpetual student gaining qualifications of various types. Initially, I took a degree in applied genetics followed by a PGCE in secondary science and a PhD at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. My medical training was completed at the U.E.A.
As a result of my educational background it will be no surprise that I have an interest in teaching medical students and post graduate students alike. In my spare time I can usually be found doing something practical like DIY, with a never ending list of projects or spending time with my wife and children.
I started my training down on the South coast - first studying at the University of Southampton where I qualified in 2014. I lived and worked on the Isle of Wight for my first year as a junior doctor and loved the seaside and outdoor life. I moved to Norfolk in 2017 to commence my GP training and I am excited to be spending the last year of my training at Chet Valley Medical Practice.
My love of being outside and travelling continues to fill most of my spare time - I am always planning my next adventure! I also enjoy yoga, tennis, baking and spending time with family and friends.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Louise is a member of the Practice team, whose role is to support the GP's on a daily basis with the management of patients in the community either face-to-face or telephone support. Her work involves following up housebound patients for example following discharge from hospital. Louise works closely with both internal and external clinical staff to deliver high quality nursing to manage patients who have complex and high risk conditions.
Gemma Jones and Gail Hill
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Gerard Whitfield - Managing Partner
Gerard is the Managaing Partner who brings to the Practice a combination of both private and public sector experience. Prior to his appointment at Loddon, he worked for Great Yarmouth and Waveney Primary Care Trust, based at the Beccles Head Office. He was part of the medicines management team working with GP surgeries and pharmacies in Waveney, which, amongst other responsibilities, included creating and commissioning new services in General Practice. In terms of private sector experience, he worked for seven years after leaving university in the IT industry, specialising in contract management and business controls.
Originally from a country village in Cambridgeshire, he now lives with his wife, Helen who is a nurse specialist at Ipswich Hospital and son Samuel. He loves the countryside, and spends much of his free time renovating his old cottage that is home
Dawn Shepherdson - Assistant Practice Manager
Dawn joined the practice in 1980 as a medical receptionist and so has seen many changes. She gained her Diploma in Practice Management in 1990.
Dawn is responsible for overseeing QOF (the Quality and Outcomes Framework). QOF is a component of the General Medical Services contract for GP Surgeries , LES/DES (Local and Direct Enhanced Service) requirements, managing CQRS (Calculating Quality Reporting Service and overseeing the introduction of new services into the Practice . In addition Dawn shares the workload for the day to day running of the Practice, organises the clinical sessions, shares the people management and covers in Gerard's absence.
Dawn is married to Keith, they have two children Louise and Thomas. In her spare time Dawn is a swimming instructor for a local swimming club, enjoys sailing, cycling, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.
STUDENT/TRAINING AND QUALITY COORDINATOR
OFFICE/ ADMINISTRATION STAFF
In the main office, Amanda Rumsby is the Office and I.T. Supervisor. Amanda has a team of eleven receptionists working a rota behind the reception desk and in the Office. We operate a fully computerised appointments system and we are working towards a 'paperless practice'. All consultations are recorded onto the computer by the GP's and all letters are scanned into the records daily. We have a computer link to the path labs at the Norfolk and Norwich Universtiy Hospital so blood and test results are downloaded directly.
Amanda Rumsby Office Manager/ IT Supervisor
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the Practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query.
Belinda Mickleburgh Dispensary Manager
Our friendly Practice Dispensary team is led by Belinda Mickleburgh, Dispensary Manager. Belinda has a team of eight dispensing colleagues who between them provide an invaluable and efficient service.
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