Doctors and Staff

Dr Shishir Kumar
MBBS FRCS DCH Diploma in Urology Registered 1979 (Patna, India) 1980 (London)

Dr May Chong
MBChB DRCOG Registered 2000 (Birmingham)

Dr Elizabeth Marchant
MBBS Registered 2009 (East Anglia)

Dr Emma Halliday
BM BCh Registered 2006 (Oxford)

Ancillary Team

Janet Herald RGN, ENB901 Practice Nurse
Mary Stageman RGN, ENB901 Practice Nurse
Rachel Jones
  Health Care Assistant (HCA)
Deb Chronicle CIPFA Practice Manager

Reception Staff
We have a team of experienced receptionists and a secretary, who deal with appointments, telephone enquiries and other aspects of administration within the surgery. They are here to help you so please remember they have a busy and sometimes difficult job.

When telephoning for medical attention the receptionist may ask for a few details. They have been trained to make these enquiries, so that you can be helped in the most appropriate way. We attach great importance to confidentiality and this is respected by all staff.

You can also make non-urgent enquiries via email on woodlands.info@nhs.net

Practice Nurses
Our practice nurses can be seen by appointment for blood tests, cervical smears, injections, wound dressings, suture removal and any other treatments required by the doctors. They are also available for health promotion checks, travel advice and immunisations, flu injections, advice on healthy eating, smoking cessation and other minor health problems.

Community Nurses
A team of district nurses is attached to the practice (but are not employed by the practice) and look after patients confined to their homes, or after discharge from hospital. They can be contacted between 12 noon and 1.30pm weekdays on 01865 902006 by leaving a message on their answerphone, or at surgery reception.

Health Visitors
A team of health visitors is attached to the practice but are not employed by the practice. They are qualified nurses with special training and experience in child health, health promotion and health education. As well as specialising in child health, they are available to discuss any health-related matters with all age groups, including postnatal depression, bereavement, contraception, family support, smoking, alcohol and drug misuse. They can be contacted by telephoning 01295 255864.

Midwives
Visiting midwives from Horton Hospital attend once a week to provide antenatal care to pregnant women. Alternatively, you can see your midwife ANY day at the hospital by telephoning 01295 229453.

Macmillan Nurse
A Macmillan nurse works within the practice providing advice and support to patients and to the families of patients with life-threatening illnesses and cancer.

She can be contacted by leaving a message at the surgery, or direct on 01295 811866.

Counsellor
We have a fully qualified counsellor working within the practice to the British Association of Counselling standard of ethics. Counselling can help with a wide range of emotional and psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, stress, phobias and relationships.

Patients can request counselling through their doctor.

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