Please note that some GPs work part time. There might be a delay when requesting an appointment with a specific GP depending on their availability.
DR ANJUM IQBAL
MB BS, DCH, FRCGP
DR IHAB YOUSSEF
MB ChB, MRCOG, MRCGP, DCH
DR JOHN GUBBAY
PhD, MBBS, MRCGP
Abernethy House Surgery is a well established GP training practice. GP trainees who are fully qualified doctors train at the surgery for varying length of time before graduating to become GPs. The trainees are supervised daily by the GP trainers (Dr Iqbal, Dr Youssef and Dr Gubbay) as well as by other senior GPs in the surgery.
Foundation Year 2 Trainees (FY2)
Doctors in the second year after graduation work at the surgery for four months to learn how general practice works. FY2 trainees are supervised and they discuss each patient with the supervising GP.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Paramedics are working with GPs to provide home visits and to see patients and discuss management with GPs (example: muscular or joint pain, chest/eye/ear/urine infection...).
Clinical pharmacist assist GPs with medication reviews with patients as well as managing acute problems such as hayfever or medication side effects as well as long term conditions such as Asthma
Social Prescribers work along side GPs to give people time, focusing on what matters to the patient and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.
The practice manager and the Assistant Practice Manager are involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice ensuring that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.