Northdown SurgerySt Anthony's WayCliftonvilleMargateKent, CT9 2TRTel: 01843 231661
The Patient Group meeting scheduled for Wednesday 11th July is postponed and will now be held on Thursday, 19th July 2018 at 6.30p.m.
MBBS DRCOG Dip Occ Med
Dr Braga qualified in 1996 from University College, London and after doing a medical rotation, moved to Thanet to complete training in General Practice. Dr Braga was born in Chile and grew up in the UK.
Dr Braga provides medical services along with obstetric and contraceptive services. He has a special interest in neurology and works in a headache clinic. He also has interests in general medicine and occupational medicine.
MBBS DCH DRCOG
Qualified from the University of Kerala, India in 1989. has worked in Paediatrics in India and in the UK. Dr Gee has a Diploma in Child Health (DCH, Glasgow) and Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRCOG London. She completed her vocational training in Margate and joined Northdown Surgery in 2003.
Dr Gee has special interests in paediatrics and gynaecology. She is also the School Medical Doctor for the Royal School for Deal Children in Margate.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP’s) are trained nurses who have undertaken extensive additional training to degree/masters level and are able to see patients who would otherwise need to see a doctor.
An ANP will be able to assess your problem or concern, then examine, diagnose and/or arrange any appropriate investigations or referrals for further care and issue prescriptions when needed. They also make home visits when needed for housebound patients.
Northdown Surgery is committed to teamwork and ANPs liaise, as appropriate, with doctors and other clinicians towards delivering the best care possible for patients.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Robina qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1994 and initially worked in theatres at QEQMH. After gaining a BSc in midwifery in 1997 she worked as a Registered Midwife in both Margate and Canterbury.
In 1999, Robina moved into General Practice as a Practice Nurse whilst completing the Nurse Independent Prescribing qualification in 2007 and the MSc in First Contact Care in 2009, which then enabled her to practice as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in three GP surgeries in Thanet and Canterbury and also worked in a community sexual health clinic.
Her specialist interests include contraception and sexual health, diabetes, and anticoagulation management. She also holds a teaching qualification.
Paramedic Practitioner -
Paramedic Practitioner Viv joined us as from SECAMB working with the ambulance emergency service.
Her qualifications are:
Paramedic Science Foundation Degree
Professional Practice in Health and Social Care Degree (Hons)
Our Practice Nurses deal with a range of nursing services including:
Practice Nurse Lead
Our Healthcare Assistants undertake a comprehensive training programme and work alongside the Doctors and Practice Nurses. They are able to undertake minor dressings, blood pressure checks, weight checks, ECGs and phlebotomy (blood tests).
Deputy Practice Manager
Our midwives run ante-natal clinics from SureStart and Sainsbury’s. They also operate out of the maternity unit at QEQM Hospital where antenatal classes are held. They are able to visit you in your own home before and after the birth of your baby. If you become pregnant and/or you wish to contact the Midwives you can do so via reception or by calling 280555.
Our district nurses are part of the Primary health Care Team. They are highly qualified nurses who have undergone further extensive training to enable them to specialise in providing high quality care to patients in the Community. Home visits are made at the discretion of the District Nurse and are usually only made to patients who are unable to get out of the house, or have been assessed by the District Nurse as having a physical and/or medical problem which prevents them from attending the surgery.
They assess the needs of patient in the home environment. They implement a high standard of nursing care according to identified needs and refer to other specialist nurse and agencies as appropriate. Out of hours (18:30 – 08:00 hours and weekends) please contact South East Health Ltd 03000 242424.
The Health Visitors and their team are part of the Primary Health Care Team. They are registered nurses with additional training in community-based health care, giving advice and support to all ages, but especially the under fives. Parenting courses/information, postnatal advice. groups, assessments of children’s development and links to other agencies are available through the health visiting team Contact 255175.
Our PCV can visit any of our patients over 80 years old in their own homes to assess their needs. This may include help in applying for grants to adapt your home to better suit your needs, parking badges, ensure you receive all the help and benefits you are entitled to, including the home library and eye tests. You can contact or leave a message for the PCV via reception.
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