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The Fakenham Medical Practice
 The Fakenham Medical Practice

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The Practice Team
Dr David J N Bennett  MB, BS, MRCGP, DRCOG, Family Planning Certificate.
Male Full Time GP Registered 1985 UK Registration No. 2917120
Dr Manhar Joshi  MA, MB, BChir, MRCGP, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning.
Male Full Time GP Registered 1989 UK Registration No. 3306008
Dr Andrew N Smith  MB, BS, BSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH.
Male Full Time GP Registered 2005 UK Registration No. 6129651
Dr Alice M Pink  BSc, BM, DFFP, MRCGP.
Female Full time GP Registered 2002 UK Registration No. 6063703
Dr Kelly Powell  MB, BS, MRCGP.
Female Full time GP Registered 2009 UK Registration No. 7037163
Dr Benjamin M R Coghill  MA MB BChir DRCOG MRCGP.
Male Full Time GP Registered 2005 UK Registration No. 6139209
Dr Victoria J Ferrar  MB, BChir, MA, MRCGP, DRCOG.
Female Full Time GP Registered 1998 UK Registration No. 4583448
Dr Carly A Hughes  MB, BS, MRCGP (distinction), Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning IUCD (coil fitting) Certificate,  MSc Health Sciences, Honorary senior lecturer in Health Policy and Practice UEA.
Female Part Time GP Registered 1986 UK Registration No. 3087374
Dr Margaret Blair  MB ChB. 
Female Part Time GP Registered 1994 UK Registration No. 4095473
 Dr Helena Temple  MB, BS.
 Female Full Time GP Registered 2011 UK Registration No. 7135509
Dr Hannah Healy  MB, BS.
Female Full Time GP Registered 2011 UK Registration No. 7135455
Practice Staff
Chief Executive John A Fraser
Practice Manager Clare Evans
Assistant Practice Manager Lister-Jane Parker-Flatt
IT Lead and Facilities Manager Donna
Medical Administrators

Kim and Beverley

Summarising Penny and Cecile
Scanning Clerks Diana and Bradley (& mail clerk)
Appointments Clerks Lynsey
Accounts Manager Sue M
Medical Secretaries

Carol, Margaret, Katie and Hannah (trainee)

Administration Assistant Sophie
FWMS Coordinator Dee
FWMS Administrator Dawn
Dispensary Manager Tracy


Trainee Dispensers

Georgie, Sheree, Gayle and Jasmine

Alice and Molly

Dispensary Assistants Beverley and Karen
Reception Team Leader Laura
Receptionists Bridget, Tina (& scanning clerk), Anita, Hannah, Janette and Gemma, plus Faye and Sophie (apprentices)
Nurse Manager Ruth
Nursing Staff

Zoe, Sharon S, Sharon T, Jo, Laura, Tracey, Victoria and Naomi

Senior Health Care Assistant Denise
Health Care Assistants Vicky, Linsey, Rachel, Nicky and Trudie
Senior Housekeeper Amanda
Fakenham Housekeeping Staff Kim, Michelle, Philippa, Sue, Kate and Trudy 
Walsingham Housekeeping Staff Greta
Handyman Barry
Groundsman Reg
Community Nurses
Community Nurses attached to the practice care for patients in their own homes, mainly the housebound and chronically sick and may also see patients at the surgery.
Practice Nurses
The practice nurses are highly trained and it is possible to make appointments with them directly for routine smear tests, contraceptive advice, HRT checks or our travel clinic. The nurses also run asthma, hypertension and diabetic clinics in conjunction with the doctors.

A number of consultant clinics are held at Fakenham Surgery and are available to patients of this and neighbouring practices. These are known as outreach clinics and patients attending them have been referred for consultant opinion in the normal way.


Practice nurses have a vital role in supporting your doctors in the service they give you, and the daily work of the nurses is planned with this in mind. For this reason there cannot be open access to the practice nurses who are able to see patients by appointment in the following circumstances.


Patients attending specific clinics.


New patients registering with the practice.


Patients attending follow-up appointments.


Patients referred by their doctor.


Routine cervical smears.

We also have a duty nurse each day offering 5 minute appointments from 8.30am to 6.30pm who can deal with many conditions which are urgent for that day. The nurse will be able to arrange a prescription if necessary, and can also arrange a GP appointment if needed.

The duty nurse can deal with:
  • Minor illnesses(cough,sore throat,cystitis.conjunctivitis etc)
  • Minor injuries
  • Ear, nose and throat problems
  • Respiratory disorders such as asthma /bronchitis
  • Skin conditions
  • Contraceptive advice
  • General Health advice
The nurses are unlikely to be able to deal with the following conditions and you should ask to see a doctor:
  • Unwell newborn babies under 3 months old
  • Abdominal pain
  • Testicular problems (pain, lump etc)
  • Breast lump
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Pregnancy complications
  • New episode of depression or anxiety
  • Headaches
Community Midwives help your doctor with pregnant women's care and hold a booking clinic at the surgery on Tuesday afternoons and an antenatal clinic on Wednesday. They form an integral part of the continuing care of expectant mothers.
Your doctors have direct access to the services of a Chartered and State Registered Physiotherapist working from her own room in the surgery, should they decide to refer you for such treatment.
Health Visitors
Health Visitors can give advice on healthcare, particularly to expectant mothers, small children, the elderly and the handicapped. They see patients at home and at the Meditrina House.
If your doctor recommends a course of counselling, you will be referred to one of the accredited counsellors with whom the practice contracts for this service.

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