Dr Julie Cowser, GP Partner

Dr Fiona Houldsworth, GP Partner

Dr Jesus Gonzalez-Castro, GP Partner

Dr Prinul Gunputh, GP Partner 

Mrs Julia Speight, Management Partner 

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners and Paramedic Practitioners have specialist skills and are usually prescribers. They have access to a doctor to support them in their role should it be necessary.

These clinicians do not see women with pregnancy-related illness or children under two years (with the exception of specific minor illness such as conjunctivitis or nappy rash). These groups of patients are seen by doctors. 



Our practice nurses are available by appointment and for telephone advice each weekday. They are happy to give advice on family planning and health education.

The district nursing service is a team of nurses providing 24-hour delivery of care to our patients. They care for patients in their own homes, residential and nursing homes and local day care centres. All housebound patients and patients recently discharged from hospital can be referred to this service.

Our community midwives hold antenatal clinics and parent craft classes. They attend to mothers and babies in their own homes for up to four weeks after delivery.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.


The main role of a Phlebotomist is to take blood from a patient (this is also known as venepuncture). Our Phlebotomists also perform some clinical tasks (such as taking blood pressure). Whilst these staff do not hold a clinical registration, they have received appropriate training and have been certified as competent by a registered clinician. 

They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

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