Staff Announcements

Dr Redferne, Whitehouse, Kulkarni and Mrs Clover would like to announce some changes to the Partnership and Management structures at the Gresleydale Healthcare Centre.

The Gresleydale team are delighted that Dr Celia Low has joined the practice Partnership.  Dr Low did her medical training at the Royal Free Hospital in London and competed her GP training in Cambridge.  She has been working as a GP since 2005 and relocated to Derbyshire in 2016.  She enjoys teaching and is a clinical supervisor for the GP trainees.  A warm welcome is extended to Dr Low and we all wish her well in her new Partnership role.

After 30 years employment at the surgery, 20 years as the Practice Manager, Jennifer Wainwright has decided to semi-retire and has stepped down from her Practice Manager role.  Fortunately for the practice, Jennifer remains employed with us in another capacity which is appreciated especially during these difficult times. The Partners would like to take this opportunity to thank Jennifer for all her hard work and commitment to the practice.  Her replacement is Rose Cotton.

Rose has been employed at by the Practice for 19 years of which 9 years has been as part of the management team.  The Partners are delighted that Rose accepted this new responsibility and wish her every success in all aspects of the Practice Managers job role.  The Partners have appointed 2 Assistant Practice Managers to assist Rose – Jackie Meadows Lea and Zoe Simpkins.

Zoe has been employed at Gresleydale for 12 years and previously, she was employed in the Human Resource sector for 10 years.  Zoe’s work experience will stand her in good stead and the Partners would like to wish her every success in her new role.

In addition, Jackie has also been promoted to the other Assistant Practice Management role.  Jackie has the skills and experience required having been employed in primary care for 26 years and is currently in her 3rd year at Gresleydale.  Jackie is also warmly welcomed by the Partners who wish her every success in her new role.

The Partners are pleased that they have been able to create a new management team with such a high level of skill and experience and with minimal disruption especially during these challenging  times.

In addition to these changes, a new role has been created at Gresleydale – General Practitioner Assistant (GPA). The GPA role has been developed to help free up GP time, contribute to the smooth running of appointments and improve the patient experience in the surgery. Sian Sykes, practice secretary and Jordan Simpson, who was in his 2nd apprenticeship year at the practice, have now completed the required GPA training programme and will be undertaking clinical administrative tasks plus some basic clinical duties.  Congratulations to Sian and Jordan and thank you for all your hard work completing the programme.

The Partners and team would like to wish everyone, staff and patients, a safe passage during this Covid-19 outbreak.  Please follow all Government guidance for the protection of yourselves and your nearest and dearest.