THE VALLEY SURGERY
Dr Tony Avery DM, FRCGP, BMedSci, DCH, DGM
Qualified from Sheffield University in 1986 and joined the practice in 1992. He is a professor at the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham and this involves him in teaching and research. He has a wide range of clinical interests.
Dr Avery sees patients on a Monday.
Dr Amanda Gunther BM BS BMedSci, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP
Qualified from Nottingham in 1993. She joined the practice as a partner in 2002 having previously worked as a doctor both in this country and overseas. She tutors medical students within the practice and has a special interest in joint injections and also does contraceptive implants.
Dr Gunther sees patients on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Dr Jim Threlfall BM BS BMedSci, MRCS, DRCOG, MRCGP
Qualified from Nottingham in 1997. He joined the practice in 2005 as a partner. His clinical interests include musculo-
Dr Threlfall sees patients on a Thursday and Friday.
Dr Kate Hodson McChB, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG
Qualified from Sheffield in 2006. Joined the practice in 2013 as a partner, having previously worked at both the Valley and Chilwell Meadows as a trainee and locum. Her clinical interests include Child health and Palliative care.
Dr Hodson sees patients on a Tuesday and Friday.
Dr Tim Heywood MBBS MRCGP
Qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1995 and immediately started postgraduate training for General Practice. He finished his GP training in Aylesbury in 1998 and became a full-
Dr Heywood sees patients on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Dr Natalie Chersich MB Bch, MA Medical Humanities
Qualified from University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1996. She joined the practice in 2016 as a partner and her clinical interests include gynaecology and respiratory.
Dr Chersich sees patients on a Monday and Friday.
Dr Nicola Egan BM BS BMedSci DCH MRCGP
Qualified from Nottingham in 2011. Joined the practice as a partner August 2016 having completed GP training in Reading and Newbury. Her clinical interests include all areas of general practice.
Dr Egan sees patients on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Dr Sonal Nicum MBChB, BMedSci, MRCGP, Msc
Qualified from Birmingham University in 2006. She completed her GP training in Birmingham, West Midlands and has recently moved to Nottingham.
Dr Nicum sees patients on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Our practice nurses are Helen Collier, Jill Cheetham and Sharon McTaggart. They offer a wide range of services including health advice, respiratory and diabetic checks, blood pressure and coronary heart disease monitoring, family planning and cervical smears, childhood immunisations as well as other nursing tasks such as dressings. Appointments to see them can be made at reception. We need to know the reason for the appointment so we can give them the appropriate length of time they need.
Sulvinder Samra MPharm
Sulvinder is our clinical pharmacist and is based within the practice. Her role is to help you manage your long term conditions, reviewing your medicines and helping you understand your medication when you have been discharged from hospital. She can help with any questions you may have about your medicines either face to face or over the phone. You can book an appointment with her by calling reception.
Michelle Stone is our Healthcare Assistant. She is trained to take blood pressures, give flu vaccinations and take blood for blood tests.
Linda is responsible for the efficient administration of the practice and is happy to discuss queries, comments and suggestions regarding the day-
Information Technology Manager
Ed helps us manage our communication systems and information technology. Ed is very experienced in medical IT and practice management.
Lynne is our senior receptionist and she is helped by Andrea, Diane, Lesley, Wendy, Sarah, Helen and Jo to carry out the very difficult task of trying to meet the needs of both patients and doctors. They will deal with your queries, appointments and repeat prescriptions as efficiently and as quickly as possible. Sometimes they need to ask one or two questions to help judge the urgency of the request but they are bound by the same principles of confidentiality as the nurses and medical staff. We also have a rotating apprentice member of staff.
Pat and Mel are our secretaries. They, amongst other tasks, will type the hospital referral letters. If you have an issue with any of these, please speak to them.
Appointments can be made at reception for blood tests with our phlebotomists.
We have a team of experienced district nurses who are based at Stapleford Care Centre. They offer a wide variety of services to the housebound and those recently discharged from hospital. This includes care of the young disabled, wound care, injections and terminal nursing care. They can be contacted by phoning Monday -
Healthy Family team
The Healthy Family team covers most of our practice population. Their primary role is to support families with children under five years old and to promote child health within the wider population. They can be contacted for advice or for a home visit by leaving a message at Dovecote House where they are based on 0115 8835500.
The Midwife is involved in the care of all mothers before and after the birth of their child. She is available for any queries or concerns at Dovecote House on 8835500. Appointments to see her are made at reception.
Teaching and training
To help with the education of future doctors we are linked to Nottingham University Medical School. We therefore may have medical students in the surgery from time to time. You will be informed when you book an appointment, or on arrival if this is the case. If you do not wish to have the student present during your consultation please let reception or the doctor know.
We are also a University hub practice and students come from other practices for teaching at our practice in our health education room. You will always be asked if you are happy to see a student or a student may sit in observing the consultation. Students are expected to behave in the same professional way as doctors and have the same understanding of confidentiality as we do.
We also have fully qualified doctors working with us for periods of between 4 and 12 months so that they gain experience in general practice. These enthusiastic, well trained and supervised doctors bring many benefits to the team and patients alike. Occasionally a consultation may be recorded on video, but only with the patient’s permission. These recordings are strictly confidential, seen only by doctors involved in training, and are erased afterwards.
© Chilwell Valley and Meadows Medical Practice
The Valley Surgery
81 Bramcote Lane
Nottingham NG9 4ET
7th August 2018: We are now registered as a Park Run Practice. Information on our local weekly events and how to register can be found on the website below. We hope to see you there taking part! http://www.parkrun.org.uk/beeston/
21st May 2018: General Data Protection Regulations 2018 Privacy Notice for patients.
These new regulations come into force on 25 May 2018 and it is important that all patients are made aware of them. Further information can be viewed here or you can ask at reception for a copy of this Data Protection Privacy Notice.
April 2019: Welcome to two new Doctors joining the practice: Dr Sonal Nicum who will be working at the Valley Surgery and Dr Victoria Robinson who will be working at Chilwell Meadows.
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