Healthcare Team

Partners

Our doctors work in a partnership and as a group. Although you are registered with a named doctor, you may see any of the doctors in the partnership.

Dr Redferne

Dr Jennifer H Redferne (Female) MBBS FRCGP DRCOG

Dr Redferne qualified from St Mary’s in London in 1988 and works six sessions a week in the Practice as a three quarter time Partner.  She has an active interest in Postgraduate Education and is the GP Trainer for the Practice.   Other speciality interests include Gynaecology and Family Planning.

Dr Redferne has 3 adorable daughters, an equal number of 'large' dogs and enjoys living in the country and being outdoors.

Dr Whitehouse

Dr Alison Whitehouse (Female) MBBS MRCGP MRCP MBChB

Dr Whitehouse completed her Specialist GP Training with the Gresleydale Practice and we were delighted to welcome her back, as a GP Partner, in February 2014. Dr Whitehouse is married with two young children and enjoys family life in her spare time.

Dr Ninoshi Palihawadana

Dr Ninoshi Palihawadana (Female) MBBS MRCGP
Dr Ninoshi Palihawadana joined The Gresleydale Healthcare Centre in 2015 as a Partner. She qualified in St. George's university London as a doctor and is originally from Sri Lanka.

Dr Kulkarni

Dr M Kulkarni (Female) MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFFP
Dr Kulkarni joined us in January 2016.

Mrs Clover

Mrs Sue Clover (Female) BSc (Hons) PGDip (NP) RGN QN 

Mrs Clover qualified as a nurse in 1987, having completed her training in the Queen Alexandra Royal Nursing Corps.  She has undertaken further post graduate training to qualify as a Nurse Practitioner and now works within the practice alongside the GPs.

In her spare time, in addition to family life, Mrs Clover supports military charities, enjoys travel and watches rugby - in particularly Worcester Warriors.

General Practitioners

Dr Low

Dr Celia Low (Female) MBBS MRCGP
Dr Low joined the team in July 2017 having relocated from the Cambridge Area

GP Registrars

As a result of being a Training Practice, it is normal for us to have up to 3 GP Registrars in training at anyone time. Registrars are fully qualified doctors training to become GPs.

Further information about GP Registrars & Training at the Practice can be found by downloading our information sheet.

Practice Nurses & Clinical Team

Pharmacist

Mrs Razia Jacoob
Mrs Razia Jacoob joined the practice in January 2017 as part of the GP Clinical Pharmacy Project. Mrs Jacoob provides expertise in the delivery of clinical pharmacy to support the practice. Mrs Jacoob undertakes telephone calls and patient facing medicines support and is an independent prescriber.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner


Mrs Rose Gregory
Mrs Gregory is an advanced nurse practitioner and is able to prescribe. Please book with Mrs Gregory if you have an acute problem or if you have an existing problem that has significantly worsened in a short space of time both of which cannot wait until the next available routine appointment.

Practice Nurses

Carol Jenkinson
Rebecca Bromley

Sister Carol Jenkinson
Carol is a practice nurse with the surgery, having previously worked as one of our Community Nurses. She has special interests in COPD and Elderly Health and helps with various chronic disease & Travel Health Clinics.

Rebecca Bromley
Rebecca is a practice nurse and was previously employed as a police custody nurse.

Sarah Nadin

Mrs Sarah Nadin

Mrs Catherine Illsley

Health Care Assistants

Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams & Miss Colleen Thompson
Our Healthcare Assistants work alongside the Nursing Team. They are trained to carry out procedures as Blood tests, ECGs, BP checks, ear syringing, wound care, B12 and influenza injections, NHS Health checks, smoking cessation, spirometry, suture removal and assisting the GPs and other members of the nurse team with procedures (contraception or minor operations).

Management & Administration

Practice Manager

Mrs Jennifer Wainwright BSc (Hons)
Mrs. Wainwright has been with the practice for a number of years, starting as a receptionist, and so is conversant with all aspects of surgery administration.

She oversees the day to day running of the surgery and is responsible for ensuring that we meet all our requirements of patient care, health and safety and confidentiality. She liases with the Health Authority, the CCG and other NHS bodies as well as meeting regularly with the doctors to plan ways to carry through their vision and plans for the practice, both now and in the future.

If you have compliments or complaints please address them to Mrs. Wainwright.

Practice Development Manager

 

Rose Cotton
The Development Manager's role is new and designed to promote new service innovations ensuring efficiency and effectiveness for both patients and colleagues in the practice.  Rose works with Jennifer to perform all managerial functions. Rose specifically specialises in information management, technology functions and oversees all practice development.

Administrators

Sue Hair, Zoe Simpkins, Helen Finnegan and Mrs Jackie Meadows Lea
Our Administrators ensure that patients keep up to date with the tests, immunisations and reviews that are necessary to ensure their well being and disease control. Other responsibilities include organising the doctors’ rotas and making sure appointment sessions are entered on the computer in good time for patients to make bookings. 

Finance

Allison Foster looks after & manages our practice finances.

Secretaries

Lyndsey Titley and Susan Penman-Butler
Our practice secretaries work for the doctors in typing and sending referrals; and other duties involving liason with consultants and other health professionals.

Reception Staff

Reception Team Leader: Helen Manton
Helen looks after the appointments availability and is the first line of support for the Reception Team. Any patient comments, suggestions or recommendations can be directed to her.

Reception Team

Glenda Dix, Elaine Hall, Judy Johnson, Helen Manton, Kelly Marriott, Molly Wagstaff, Ms Leanne Martin and Ms Sophie Harris

Our team of receptionists carry out administration duties as well as dealing with patients face to face and on the telephone. They also help with various patient queries and direct them as appropriate.

Teaching within the Practice

We have been a Training Practice for several years with the Derby Vocational Training Scheme. Dr Redferne is the lead Trainer but the trainees spend time with all the Partners, who undertake training and tutorials.

Registrar Doctors

GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are in the process of undertaking specialist training in general practice.

F2 Doctors

Foundation Year 2 (F2) Doctors have been qualified for a minimum of 12 months and are completing their Foundation Year training; part of which means they spend 4 months in a general practice setting. They are supervised by the GPs at Gresleydale.

Students

We also occasionally have students here for a 6 week placement. These are young people training to become doctors. You will normally be informed if there is a student sitting in with the doctor you wish to see and asked if you are prepared to have the student in your consultation.

Video Consultations

As part of their training both the registrars and students have to do video consultations. You will always be asked if you are happy for this to happen and then given an information leaflet and consent form. A recording will not be undertaken without a patient's consent and intimate or physical examinations will not be recorded. The camera will be switched off on request. You have every right to say no if you feel uncomfortable with this & it will not affect the care we provide for you in any way.