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All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working Gloucester Road Medical Centre in the last financial year was £62,887 before tax, National Insurance and pension contributions. This is for 1 full time partner, 5 part time partners and 4 salaried GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Named Accountable GP

Every patient registered at the practice has a named GP who is responsible for the patient's overall care. However, this does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.

At the time of registration you will be / will have been allocated a GP. If you have a preference for who you would like to be registered with, we will make every effort to accommodate you.

If you are already registered with the practice you will already have a named GP. Should you wish to be informed or reminded of your named GP please do not hesitate to contact us. If you wish to change to another GP please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your preference.

Specialist Nurses

Sister Alison Wilkinson

Alison has been at Gloucester Road Medical Centre for over 30 years (starting in 1988). She has developed herself with support from the Doctors and practice and now leads the nursing team.  Alison specialises in diabetes, particularly Type 1 diabetes and more complex Type 2 diabetes.  Her other roles include being part of the nurse urgent care system, assisting both with telephone calls & urgent care appointments. Alison’s other clinical speciality is contraception and sexual health. She fits contraceptive implants. 

Alison is a keen cycler but has recently acquired an e-bike, great for the hills! She has also done pilates for many years which she highly recommends.

Nurses

Sister Helen Russell - Practice Nurse

Helen Russell, Senior Nurse in the Treatment Room.  Helen is a very experienced practice nurse and has been at Gloucester Road Medical Centre for 13 years.  She is the lead respiratory nurse and also the lead nurse/mentor for the student nurses we have placed with us for 2-3 months several times a year.  Helen is also the lead nurse for childhood immunisations. She also performs cervical smears.

Helen is an avid knitter and sings with the Gasworks Community Choir in her spare time.

Sister Amy Virdi - Practice Nurse and Prescriber

Amy started her nursing career at Gloucester Road Medical Centre in 2011 following a placement at the surgery as a student nurse. Currently working towards her MSc in Advanced Practice, she undertakes all aspects of treatment room, working towards specialisms within both respiratory and urgent care.

As a mum to 3 children, her home life is very busy. When she is not on the side-lines of a rugby/football pitch she enjoys running and can often been seen gallivanting around the local area with her running group.

Sister Gill Wattam - Practice Nurse and Prescriber

Gill started her nursing career in 1986 and took some time out to raise her family.  She returned to practice at Gloucester Road Medical Centre in 2013, successfully completing her Return to Practice Course at the end of 2015.  She has since completed a Diploma in Minor Illness and gained her Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification.  At the practice, Gill is involved in all aspects of the Treatment Room and specialises in Dementia and Urgent Care.  Outside of work, Gill is kept busy with her two children and two energetic dogs.

Sister Sue Richardson - Practice Nurse

Sue joined the practice in June 2017 as a treatment room  nurse.  Her responsibilities include; childhood immunisations, travel clinic , seeing patients with Learning Difficulties for review and health promotion work.  Sue has recently started her training to undertake smears.

Outside of work Sue's three children keep her busy, along with playing tennis and singing in a choir. 

Sister Victoria Anning - Practice Nurse

VA

Victoria joined the practice in 2018.  She has an active role in treatment room care.  Victoria has an interest in long-term conditions and recently completed a diploma in diabetes.

Victoria specialised as a learning disability nurse.  Therefore, is very passionate in meeting the health needs of people with a learning disability.

When not at work, Victoria is a busy and proud Mum.  In her spare time she enjoys pottering in the garden, long country walks and is a huge movie fan.

All nurses within the team are very experienced; in addition to routine nursing care, complex dressings, contraception, sexual health screening and cervical smears, the nurses also provide comprehensive care for patients with long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes.

Some of the nursing team also provide support, within our urgent care service, for patients with minor illness; patients requesting a same-day appointment or urgent assistance throughout the day will be offered a telephone call-back by the Urgent Care Doctor or Urgent Care Nurse and will be offered a face-to-face appointment, if needed, following telephone assessment.  

Healthcare Assistants

Emilia Wisniewska

and Ayuka Clark

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, dressings, spirometry (lung function test) and smoking cessation advice. They also carry our NHS health checks (click here for further information). They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Phlebotomists

Miriam Mugford
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