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Dr Earnshaw & Partners, 1st Floor Lever Chambers Centre for Health, Ashburner Street, Bolton, BL1 1SQTel: 01204 462630
MB ChB (Liverpool 1993) D. (OBST) RCOG 1995 Joined the surgery in 1997.
MB ChB (Liverpool 1995) Joined the surgery in 2004.
MB ChB (Manchester 2000) DCH (Diploma in Child Health 2003) DRCOG 2004 MRCGP Joined the surgery in 2006.
MB ChB (Manchester 2000) DRCOG 2004 MRCGP 2004 Joined the surgery in 2008.
Sylvia has a special interest in respiratory disease, asthma, COPD and spirometry.
Her clinical speciality is Respiratory and she is the Practice Lead Nurse for managing our patients with Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Her other clinics include:
She can also carry out NHS Health Checks, New Patient Checks, 75 & over reviews, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Dementia Annual Health Check Reviews.
Megan is our Practice Nurse who joined the practice in June 2020.
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 and carry out cervical smears
We are currently recruiting for a HCA
A Healthcare Assistant is an important member of the practice team who works under the supervision of Practice Nurses and the GP's.
She carries out various clinic reviews including:
Zoe is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, equipment and information technology. As practice manager she supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Zoe would be happy to hear your views and suggestions about the services offered by the practice. Contact the practice manager by phone on 462630 or pick up a 'Have your say' leaflet.
Sharon provides secretarial support to the practice. Referrals to the hospital and community based services through the Choose & Book System. Letters for patients and medical reports for Insurance, Solicitors and Employers are all dealt with by Sharon.
The ladies behind reception will assist you in making appointments to see your doctor, undertake repeat prescription requests and answer numerous questions and offer help and assistance at all times. The reception staff would appreciate patients being on time for their appointment. Please let them know if you need to cancel.
Jackie Office Manager - Jackie joined the practice in October 2019 she is friendly and approachable and goes the extra mile to help patients.
Lorraine joined the practice in 2004. Lorraine is friendly and approachable and goes the extra mile to help patients.
Lorraine is a valued member of the reception team.
Stephanie joined the surgery in 2007. Stephanie is efficient and thorough within her role and helpful within the reception team.
Stephanie provides good input into practice meetings and is a valued member of the team.
Vikki joined the practice in 2019. Vikki is friendly and approachable and goes the extra mile to help patients.
Vikki is a valued member of the reception team.
Claudia joined the practice in December 2020. Claudia has worked in the NHS field for over 5 years. She is friendly and approachable and goes the extra mile to help patients.
Claudia is a valued member of the reception team.
Social Prescribing Link Worker
Jayne is our social prescriber link worker.
It’s estimated that one in five of the people who go to see their doctor are troubled by things that can’t be cured by medical treatment, like the effects of poor housing, debt, stress and loneliness. Many people are overwhelmed and can’t reach out to make the connections that could make a difference to their situation. This is especially true for people who have long-term conditions, who need support with their mental health, who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
And that’s where our social prescriber link worker comes in. Jayne can help people to identify what matters to them, and work out how to connect with the activities that might make a difference, giving people a sense of belonging that comes from being part of a community group. This can help people to stay physically and mentally well for longer and manage the long-term conditions they might be living with.
For more information, please speak with one of our team.
Health Improvement Practitioner
Will works alongside our clinical team to support health prevention programmes.
His clinics are for the following patients:
*Patients at risk of developing diabetes.
*Patients at risk of developing a cardiovascular disease.
*Patients at risk of alcohol harm
*Patients aged 40-75 with no precluding cardiovascular disease - NHS Health Check
*Stop smoking support
***Coming soon - supporting patients with newly diagnosed diabetes or patients with mild to moderate COPD - support with lifestyle advice to help manage their chronic diseases better***
1st Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner
James is our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner. He runs a clinic on a Friday all day.
He is the first point of contact for patients who may have the following:
**All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries – upper and lower limb
** Arthritis – any joint
**Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendon ruptures
**Spinal pain including neck and lower back pain
**Spinal pain including arm/leg symptoms – may also have neurological symptoms e.g. pins and needles, numbness
**Post orthopaedic surgery
He will be able to:
*Assess MSK problems
*Give advice on self management
*Provide a simple exercise programme
*Refer to Physiotherapy if require further input
If you have MSK condition - i.e. low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, arm pain etc. you will be able to book an appointment with our MSK practitioner instead of seeing the doctor.
Please be aware that you will be asked what you are booking an appointment in when you ring the practice to arrange an appointment so that our Reception Team can book you in with the best person to manage your symptoms/problems. We appreciate you co-operation so we can help you.
2nd Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner
Simon is our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner and runs a clinic every other week on a Thursday AM
Stephen is our Paramedic and he joined the practice in April 2021.
Stephen works with all 7 practices of our Primary Care Network. He runs 2 half clinics at our practice, Tue afternoons and Thursday Mornings.
Stephen supports the doctors, seeing patients and visiting. He is able to assess your problem, examine you, organise any tests that may be required and decide, with you, a course of treatment.
SOON TO BE JOINING OUR PRACTICE WILL BE OUR 2ND PARAMEDIC DAVID
Mental Health Practitioner
Our Mental Health Practitioner is Ian Hadlow. He is a registered Nurse and Specialist Practitioner in Mental Health. (Qualifications are Dip in Nursing, BSc(Hons) Community Mental Health, PgCert in Systemic Family Therapy.)
Ian joined our team in June 2021
Ian is an experienced qualified mental health specialist who is employed by the Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust and commissioned by the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group. He will be working as part of a neighbourhood of practices and will be running clinics for our patients at our surgery.
*First point of contact at the practice if you have anxiety, depression, low mood. You do not need to see the doctor first, Ian will have the better expertise to manage your symptoms.
*Second point of contact if you have seen a doctor and you or the doctor feels you require further advice or treatment.
Ian can provide brief interventions, spend more time exploring your symptoms/problems and provide specialist advice/ongoing referrals to the Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service (where required)/safety and management plans.
They will also provide support to our team of doctors and nurses.