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Call for investigation of menstrual changes after Covid jabs
16 Sep 2021 00:43
There is no evidence of any impact on fertility - but research will help to counter false claims.
Covid: Plan B would be triggered by NHS pressure, Sajid Javid says
15 Sep 2021 11:00
Government scientists are warning of a jump in Covid hospital admissions if rules are not tightened soon.
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Alex Echo has been forced to give up most of his painting work, but is now championing digital art.
Covid booster vaccine rollout to begin across UK next week
14 Sep 2021 21:37
Experts say a single dose of Pfizer should be offered at least six months after a second dose.
Parents warn of tsunami of school-anxiety cases
15 Sep 2021 00:39
Cases of crippling school anxiety preventing attendance are spiralling, support groups say.
Covid jab rollout for 12 to 15-year-olds to start in UK schools
14 Sep 2021 15:16
Parental consent is sought for the programme for children aged 12 to 15-year-olds.
Doctors and Staff
Dr Neetika Aggarwal
MB, ChB, NMRCGP, DRCOG
Diabetes, GP Training
From Manchester and qualified from the University of Manchester. General Practice training carried out in Salford and have worked within the hospital and the community. General Practice training completed in 2010. Diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology. Dr Aggarwal is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.
Dr Flora Kyriakou
Born and raised in Athens, Greece and has lived in the UK since 2003.
Completed GP vocational training in 2014 in the Mersey Deanery. Worked as a sessional GP in Liverpool for the first few months after qualified and worked as a salaried GP for a brief period in Warrington before joining Springfields Medical Centre
Fluent in Greek and also fluent in Romanian and German
Dr Gareth Cox
I was born in Warrington and after spending 10 years living in Padgate, moved to Grappenhall where I attended Lymm high school. I completed my medical training at Liverpool University, after this I worked in Southport hospital for 3 years, it was here I decided my love was for General Practice, which saw me move back to Warrington to work as a GP in Stockton Heath.
I have now worked in General Practice for 10 years. Over the years I have developed interests in both care of the elderly and musculoskeletal/sports medicine.
Outside of work I have a busy family life with two young children and 3 black Labradors (I must be mad!).
I am a lifelong Manchester United supporter and enjoy following the ups and downs of the Warrington Wolves. I have also been known to play tennis and golf when allowed!
Dr Sharmila Armitage
Women's Health and Family Planning
I grew up in South Wales and moved to London to complete my medical training at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School. I knew I wanted to be a GP from the outset so did vocational training at West Middlesex Hospital. Following this we moved up North and settled in Lymm. I was initially a salaried GP in Preston for a year and then in Leigh for the past 13 years.
During this time I developed an interest in women’s health and family planning. I am qualified to fit both coils and implants. I also have an interest in palliative care and, being a GP trainer, in medical education.
As well as sessions in surgery I have a role as Clinical Director GP Out of Hours based in Wigan.
When not at work I enjoy choir, dance and my two teenage daughters keep me busy!
Dr Ovais Qureshi
I'm originally from Yorkshire but currently living in Manchester. I graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014 and then worked through several hospital rotations before deciding to train as a GP. I completed my GP vocational training in 2020 and have worked as sessional GP since. My professional interests include musculoskeletal medicine , acute care and medical teaching. Alongside my work in the community, I also work in the emergency department.
Outside of work I enjoy exercising and can often be found playing cricket or at the gym
Dr Specialist Trainee GP
Trainee GPs/ Pre-Registration House Officers
Doctors wishing to become GPs need to undergo specialist training in General Practice. ST2’s are fully qualified Doctors and will have completed a couple of years training in hospital jobs (known as Foundation trainees, the new name for house officers and senior house officers) before starting on a GP training scheme which lasts a minimum of 3 years.
A GPST 2 is in the 2nd year of their specialist training. They will be known as GP Registrars. They are qualified doctors but will need supervision in the form of advice and guidance from Dr Armitage and the Partners just as trainees in hospital get the same support from Consultants and senior doctors
Mrs Barbara Slack
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Barbara was born and bred in Warrington. She qualified as a Nurse from Whiston hospital in 1986 and completed Advanced Practice Masters Degree in 1998 at University of Liverpool .
Barbara has a long and varied career working both in Emergency/urgent care and primary care as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner
SHe is married and haS 2 adult children and the love of my life is Louis the Labrador.
She enjoys travel, baking and cake decorating.
Mrs Pauline Smith
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Pauline qualified as a Registered Nurse in St Thomas Hospital London in 1984. Since then she has enjoyed a varied career including District Nursing; School Nursing; Health Visiting; and Nurse Practitioner in a Walk in Centre”.
She is the proud parent of five daughters and has three young grand children who keep her busy! Pauline enjoys spending time on her canal boat; cycling; walking and travelling
Sister Paula Raymond
Sister Lyn Hughes
Mrs Jessie Kazenel
Hello to all!
I'm a Boston(USA)-born, Canada-trained nurse and have been loving life here in the UK since 2014.
Thus far I've spent my 8-year nursing career in Adult and Paediatric intensive care. I joined the Springfield Medical Centre team in March to expand my nursing horizons into general practice and to work with patients to meet their long-term health goals.
I spend my out-of-work time hiking, crocheting, cooking, baking, and cleaning (which I find cleaning both enjoyable and stress-relieving!).
I'm really enjoying my time here so far I'm looking forward to continuing to meet and learn from patients and to becoming a skilled member of the Springfield Medical Centre team.
Mrs Kate Redmond
GP Assistant – This is a new innovative role created to relieve some of the pressure on GPs. The role encompasses a Health Care Assistant and a Personal Assisant. GP Assistants support doctors in the smooth running of their surgery by handling the routine administration and some basic clinical duties enabling the GP to focus on the patient.
Mrs Lorraine Stratulis
Assistant Manager/Medicines Co-ordinator
Mrs Danielle Hall
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District Nurses, Midwife, Health Visitor, Citizens Advice Bureau & Shared Care Recovery Worker. Livewire, Community Ultrasound