Dr David J N Bennett MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, Family Planning Certificate.
Male Full Time GP Registered 1985 UK
Dr Manhar Joshi MA, MB, BChir, MRCGP, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning.
Male Full Time GP Registered 1989 UK
Dr Andrew N Smith MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH.
Male Full Time GP Registered 2005 UK
Dr Alice M Pink BSc, BM, DFFP, MRCGP.
Female Full time GP Registered 2002 UK
Dr Kelly Powell MBBS, MRCGP.
Female Full time GP Registered 2009 UK
Dr Benjamin M R Coghill MA MB BChir DRCOG MRCGP.
Male Full Time GP Registered 2005 UK
Dr Carly A Hughes MBBS, 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
Dr Douglas R Russell BSc, MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP.
Male Part Time GP Registered 1977 UK
Dr Ingunn Bjornson Cand Med (Oslo 1987), MRCGP, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning IUCD (coil fitting).
Female Part Time GP Registered 1999 UK
Dr Margaret Blair MB ChB.
Female Part Time GP Registered 1994 UK
John A Fraser
Assistant Practice Manager
IT & Facilities Lead
Donna (& educational admin)
Kim and Beverley
Penny and Cecile
Diana and Bradley (& mail clerk)
Carol, Margaret, Katie and Sue W (& research admin)
Georgie, Sheree and Gayle
Beverley, Karen, Alice and Molly (apprentice)
Reception Team Leader
Bridget, Tina (& scanning clerk), Anita, Hannah, Megan (& appointments clerk), Janette, Imogen (apprenctice), Mollie (apprentice) and Georgina (apprentice)
Zoe, Julie, Sharon S, Sharon T, Jo, Laura, Tracey and Victoria
Senior Health Care Assistant
Health Care Assistants
Vicky, Linsey, Rachel W, Rachel A and Nicky
Fakenham Housekeeping Staff
Kim, Michelle, Philippa and Brian
Walsingham Housekeeping Staff
Greta and Caroline
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.
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)
Ear, nose and throat problems
Respiratory disorders such as asthma /bronchitis
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
Testicular problems (pain, lump etc)
New episode of depression or anxiety
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 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.