As we are part of a Primary Care Network, we have two clinical pharmacists (Yasmin Hoque and Victoria Cunningham) and a pharmacy technician (Andy Whittingham) working with us on alternate Thursdays. Their role within general practice is patient facing to provide clinical medicine leadership both in running pharmacist practice clinics and supporting general practice staff. They aim to:
- Undertake structured medication reviews for patients facing long term conditions to support patients with their medications to ensure they get the best use of their medicines
- Improve medicines optimisation and safety to reduce the risk and harm from poor use of medicines with the aim to reduce unplanned hospital admissions
- Improve antimicrobial stewardship prescribing in line with local and national guidance and recommendations
- Supporting care home residents formulating care plans to improve medicine management
- Manage minor ailments by undertaking differential diagnoses within my scope of practice and develop my diagnostic and clinical assessment skills to become a fully embedded clinician with the surgery
- Provide specialist advice to other pharmacist colleagues in other sectors
We have a paramedic practitioner also employed by our PCN who works at Rudgwick on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. At the moment she is managing the assessment of minor illnesses.
|Dr David McKenzie (m)|
MRCGP BMedSci MBChB
Dr McKenzie initially trained and worked in New Zealand, then came over to the UK to “see the world”. He worked in various locations in the UK to facilitate this, but undertook some surgical training, and worked for a year in hyperbaric (“diving”) medicine, before moving to complete his GP training in Kent.
Since completing this, he has developed a special interest in diabetes and also performs a variety of minor operations. He also works for part of his week in the local federation helping GP practices delivery high quality, patient-focussed services for its communities.
|Dr Justine Hall (f)|
BM MRCGP (2011) DRCOG DFSRH
Dr Justine Hall grew up nearby in Godalming and attended Guildford High School before studying medicine at the University of Southampton. She worked in Hampshire and Dorset in hospital roles before becoming a GP partner in Fareham. She moved back to Guildford in 2015 and has been working locally ever since. She has clinical interests in dermatology, cardiology and fits coils and implants. She has spent the last few years in clinical leadership roles as well as being an appraiser of other GPs in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. She has three daughters and two Romanian rescue dogs who keep her very busy.
|Dr Taraneh Khalafpour (f)|
MBBS, MRCGP, Dip Rheum
Dr Khalafpour trained at the Royal Free Hospital in London. She has worked as a GP partner for twenty years. Her interests are in rheumatology, GP training and medical education.