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Pharmacists

Mrs Brigitte Waring

Pharmacy degree (BSc Hons First Class) at Liverpool Polytechnic 1991, Clinical Pharmacy Diploma at Cardiff University 1994, PhD "Rational Prescribing in Primary Care", Cardiff University 1999, Independent Prescribing qualification, Leeds University 2008

Having originally trained and gained a solid grounding in hospital pharmacy, I then went on to be one of the first pharmacists in UK to work with GPs in 1994. I continued to work with GPs in different parts of the country and after a couple of years in Australia, I returned to my home town of Chesterfield to continue to work with patients in GP surgeries. My main focus is ensuring patients get the most appropriate medication for them as individuals, to support their treatment and overall health. My daily work at the practice includes; medication review appointments, medication related telephone queries, prescription related queries and adjustment of medication as per hospital advice.

More recently, I have become involved in assessing quality of care for our patients and now have a remit as overall Quality Lead for Royal Primary Care.

Mr Ben F Gascoyne
MPharm

Mrs Rochelle Hopkin
BSc (Hons), MPharm (Hons)

I graduated with BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and then went on to do my MPharm (Hons) and qualified as a Pharmacist in 2010.  I have worked in Primary care for the last two years, and I am qualified as an Independent Prescriber. 

I am based at the Chesterfield sites Monday and Tuesday and Clay Cross Wednesday to Friday.  I carry out medication reviews with patients in addition to dealing with any medication related queries as well as reconciliation of medication with discharge and clinic letters from the hospital.

Mrs Sandy Wilmarsh

Sandy works as attached pharmacist at Grassmoor Surgery two mornings each week where she runs medication review clinics and deals with medication related queries. She also works as the local Community Pharmacist at Grassmoor. This close link supports continuity for patient care.

Her qualifications are:
1986 BPharm hons University of Bath
1987 qualified pharmacist, member of the RPSGB
Thirty years experience in many pharmacies, mostly community, some hospital experience.
Accredited for Medicines Use Reviews, Emergency Hormonal Contraception and other pharmacy services, (smoking cessation, blood pressure testing etc)
2013 began surgery based clinical medication reviews
2018 independent prescriber qualification ( anticipated to be registered for this by Nov 18)

Community Nurses

The District Nurses are not based at the Surgeries. They provide nursing care such as dressings and blood tests in the community for our housebound patients.

If you are a Clay Cross Patient and wish to contact the District Nursing Team directly please telephone them between 09.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday on 01246 252929. If you require assistance outside these hours please contact the Surgery on 01246 866771.

Grassmoor patients should contact the Surgery on 01246 852995 and the staff there will liaise with the Nursing team on your behalf.

Health Visitors

Kerry Stevenson
Sue Boffey
Denise Wheeler

Nursery Nurses

Chris Seedhouse
NNEB Diploma Caring for Children 0-7 years City and Guilds

Julie Franks
NNEB Diploma ADCE (advanced Diploma in Childcare and Education)

Nursery Nurse Training is undertaken at college over a period of 2 years and includes areas on:

  • Child development 0 to 8 years.
  • Looking in detail at the different needs of children through home, social, emotional, physical and educational needs.
  • Detailed observations and evaluations.
  • Appropriate play for different ages.

Nursery Nurses Offer:

  • Baby Play Visits for all parents of new babies. We introduce play ideas and pass on information about groups.
  • 2 Year Developmental Checks. This visit is usually carried out by nursery nurses in you own home to assess the development of your child.
  • Baby Massage. This is offered to families. This is where we encourage parents to use positive touch to soothe, calm and relax their baby.
  • Special Visits. These can be offered to support parents with the following issues: behaviour, toileting, sleep patterns, eating and speech.
  • Baby Clinic. At Clay Cross we support and give play ideas. At Tupton Clinic different topics are discussed, stories read and sometimes we go for a pram walk.
  • Post Natal Group. At Clay Cross children's centre. As nursery nurses you will see us on the rota discussing with you different areas of child development.
  • Baby Play Group. This is on a Wednesday from 10am - 11am at The Community of Christ Church on Thanet Street. This group is free for parents and babies under 1 year old. Each week a different theme is explored through play.
  • Story and Rhyme. This is at Clay Cross library every Thursday from 10.30am - 11am. All ages of children are encouraged to join in with story, puppets, instruments and singing.
  • Health Promotion. Through displays, special days and discussions with parents.

Health Care Champion

Ellie Trown

Ellie works with the Health Trainer Service which provides support for individuals that need help to make life-style changes. She has information on a number of topics and is available for patients to speak to on an appointment basis. Please contact the surgery and ask to speak to her in the first instance.

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