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Doctors and Staff

THE DOCTORS

Dr Martin Kiff

BSc MB BS (London 1981) DGM DRCOG MRCGP FP Cert

Dr Antony Lempert

MB BS (London 1990) MRCGP DCH DRCOG

There are two doctors in the partnership supported by Dr Jenny Edwards, and Dr Linda Duffin, (who joined in May 2016), occasionally there may also be a locum GP present. You may see whichever doctor you wish regardless of which one you are registered with, though it is better to stay with the same doctor through a course of treatment. When any doctor is not personally available you may speak to or see another doctor.

MEDICAL STUDENTS

Occasionally the practice takes medical students to give them experience of general practice in a rural environment. You will be told by the receptionist if there is a student sitting in with the doctor. If you do not wish the student to be present, please inform the receptionist beforehand.

PRACTICE NURSES

There are three practice nurses employed by the practice who all work on a part-time basis. In addition there are two health care assistant who is fully trained in taking bloods and ECGs (heart tracings), thereby freeing up the doctors and nurses to consult.

The practice nurses have special interests in the care and management of asthma, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cholesterol lowering.

Appointment times:

Monday 9.00am - 11.00am 2.00 - 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 12 noon 1.00 - 4.30pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 12 noon 1.00 - 4.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 12 noon 2.00 - 4.30pm
Friday 9.00am - 12 noon 2.00 - 4.00pm

Please consult the practice nurse if you require routine or travel immunisation, cervical smear, blood taking, wound care, referral to the primary care mental health team, advice on Obesity management, routine blood pressure check, asthma review, diabetic review and coronary heart disease review.

PRACTICE STAFF AND OTHER HEALTH WORKERS

Our practice manager (Juliet Tyler), is responsible for the practice and the receptionists who carry out various administrative tasks, also type, run the recall and appointment systems, undertake repeat prescriptions and look after patients' notes. Absolute confidentiality is maintained at all times. If you have any comments or complaints on the running of the practice, let the practice manager or one of the doctors know either verbally or in a letter.

District nurses are based at Knighton Hospital and can be contacted on 01547 521 270.

The midwives and health visitors are based at Knighton Community Hospital and can be contacted on 01547 528633.

Contact numbers are available at the surgery for other health care workers such as community psychiatric nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietician, chiropodist and speech therapist. All of these can all be contacted via the surgery.

EAST RADNORSHIRE DAY CENTRE

If you are finding it difficult to cope or would like to have some new friends to talk to, why not spend a day at the Day Centre (Old School Building, Scottleton Street, Presteigne). Contact Vicky Ball on 01544 260267.

PRIMARY CARE MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

The team take referrals from the doctors or nurses. If you are suffering from anxiety, stress or depression, please make an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses.

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