The following work together in a non-limited partnership:
|Dr Simon Green (male)
||MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP
||Qualified at Birmingham in 1982. His special interests include aero-medical repatriation and joint injections. Works part time.
|Dr Arturo Lupoli (male)
||MBBS Dip IMC RCS(Ed)
||Qualified at St Thomas' Hospital in 1987. He is a member of the Local Medical Committee. His medical interests are in sports and exercise medicine, diabetes, joint injections, eyes and dermatology.
|Dr Elizabeth Stokes (female)
||MBBS DCH DFSRH DRCOG DOccMed
||Qualified at The London Hospital in 1989. Her medical interests are gynaecology, family planning, paediatrics and occupational medicine. Dr Stokes works part time.
|Dr Beverley Dickinson (female)
||MB ChB DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
LLM (Health Law)
|Qualified at Birmingham in 1992. Her medical interests include family planning, gynaecology, mental health and paediatrics.
|Dr Jo Russell (female)
||MBBS DCH MRCGP
||Qualified at The London University in 1989. Her special interests include nursing homes and palliative care. Dr Russell works part time.
The following work for the practice as salaried doctors:
|Dr Louise Rowe (female)
||MBBS MRCGP DRCOG
||Qualified at University Hospital of Newcastle upon Tyne 1990. She works five sessions a week. (Tues.Wed.Thur)
Dr Shadan Alam (female)
Dr Rosalind Anfillogff
Dr Lisa Broom
|MBBS DRCOG MRCGP
Qualified from University College London 1997. She works seven sessions a week (Mon.Tues.Wed.Fri)
Works four sessions a week (Mon.Tues.Wed)
Works six sessions a week (Mon.Tues.Wed)
Drs Green and Lupoli are male, the other doctors are female.
*A GP Registrar is a fully qualified doctor who wishes to become a general practitioner. The registrar is attached to the practice for periods ranging from 4 to 12 months.
Specialist Diabetic Nurse
Carol Maxwell SRM, SCM - Carol runs the baby immunisation clinic
Melanie Edwards BSc (Hons) Nursing with RGN - also involved with the baby immunisation clinic
Health Care Assistant
Alison Caughey, Kerry Cutler
Tracey Mills, Natasha Szurminski, Ed Turner
Maureen Larner, Margaret Rhodes, Pauline Fish, Sarah Cummings, Faye Humphries, Lacey Sheehan, Annabella Fleetwood
Practice Staff Roles
The practice manager is available to advise you about administration and non-medical aspects of your health care and is also available to discuss any suggestions or complaints you may have.
The practice nurses and healthcare assistants have appointments throughout the day from 8.30am and provide a wide range of services including:
||Yellow Fever Vaccination
||Advice on Foreign Travel*
||Blood Pressure Checks
|New Patient Checks
||Diet and Weight Care
* Please complete travel assessment forms available from reception or by downloading the information on the travel documents page before attending for an appointment. Please not some travel vaccinations are chargable. Contact reception for charges.
Our three practice nurses also have particular areas of responsibility as shown above.
The practice medical secretaries carry out much of the administration work in the practice. They provide a communication link between the patient, doctor, hospital, insurance companies and other agencies.
The receptionists are your link with the rest of the practice. They will try in every way to help you and advise you on how to get the best from the many services we offer. Should you wish to speak in more privacy, then an interview room is available - please ask.
District nurses come into the surgery each day for messages from the doctors and patients. Their prime role is to provide domiciliary nursing care, especially for the elderly and for post-operative patients.
Midwives hold antenatal clinics in the practice as well as visiting expectant mothers in their homes. Most of our pregnant patients have their babies delivered by a midwife from our team. You can contact midwives via their secretary at Solihull Hospital on (0121) 424 5374.
Health visitors are not based at Monkspath Surgery. They can be contacted on (0121) 745 9108; Their prime responsibility is the care and welfare of the under fives.
Physiotherapists and chiropodists appointments are available after referral from one of the
doctors. Some appointments are offered at the surgery.
We have an active commitment to medical education. Attached to the practice are fully qualified doctors known as registrars, who have several years of hospital experience but are preparing to become general practitioners. Registrars spend up to a year in the practice team.
Video recordings of consultations are occasionally used in training but this is never done without the consent of the patients involved.
Medical students and trainee nurses are also attached to us as part of their undergraduate training. The practice frequently has students from the Medical School at Birmingham University. We are one of a number of practices throughout the West Midlands that have been selected to take part in the undergraduate teaching programme. The doctors involved in teaching are Honorary Clinical Lecturers at the university. All students have access to the medical records as part of the educational process, but are bound by confidentiality in the same way as all other staff. The medical records will not leave the premises in the possession of a student.
Patients are under no obligation to have students present during their consultations. Your consent should always be sought beforehand. If you choose not to participate you can be assured that your wishes will be respected and that your decision will not be held against you in any way.