Meet the team
Trinity Medical Centre has a team of dedicated healthcare professionals working closely together to look after your health. The clinical team includes our GPs, nurses and healthcare assistants.
The clinical team is supported by our management, administration, secretarial and reception staff who are vital to the efficient running of the practice.
We have 8 GP partners at the practice. They are:
- Dr Nadeem Ahmad - BSc MB BS MRCP MRCGP
- Dr Charlotte Hall - MBBS DRCOG MRCGP
- Dr Geraldine Elcombe - MBChB MRCGP
- Dr Joanna Mackinnon - BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCP DRCOG MRCGP.
- Dr Michael Rushton - BSc (Joint Hons) MBBS DRCOG MRCGP
- Dr Paul Deffley - BMBS BMedSci (Hons) MRCGP DFFP
- Dr Patrick Daly - BSc(Hons) MBChB DCH MRCGP
- Dr Chloe Barter - BM MRCGP RCGP
We also have 3 salaried GPs working for us in the practice. They are:
- Dr Barbara Nagy - MBChB DRCOG MRCGP
- Dr Fiona Bellringer - MBBS BSc MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
- Dr Chloe Jagger - BMBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Other experienced doctors work in the surgery from time to time, to support us at particularly busy times or to cover for one of the partners taking a holiday or attending a course. When you are seen in surgery, whichever doctor or nurse you see will have access to your medical records.
Advanced nurse practitioners
We have 2 advanced nurse practioners at the practice:
- Gilly Lower, nurse practitioner - RGN, RMN, BSc (Hons) NMP
- Ruth Seales, nurse practitioner - RGN, BSc (Hons) NMP
Our practice nurses see patients in surgery by appointment. Many health matters can be dealt with by them. Services they offer include:
- Practical nursing care such as dressings, injections and ear syringing
- Ongoing care and monitoring for patients with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and raised blood pressure
- Screening tests such as cervical smear tests
- Contraceptive services, including emergency contraception, pill checks
- Sexual health checks
We currently have 6 practice nurses working at Trinity Medical Centre, including 1 locum:
- Fiona Sansom
- Sara Merrett
- Lisa Bristow
- Sue Henderson
- Alison Smith
- Adrienne Dalton - locum
A healthcare assistant (HCA), works under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, usually a nurse. Sometimes staff working in HCA roles are known as nursing assistants, nursing auxiliaries or auxiliary nurses.
Our healthcare assistants see patients in surgery by appointment. Services offered include:
- Alcohol screening
- Weight management
- Smoking cessation advice
- Patient health checks and blood pressure readings
- Taking blood samples
Additionally our HCAs assist the doctors and nurses in some examinations and procedures including applying dressings and giving flu, pneumonia and vitamin injections.
Trinity Medical Centre currently has 4 healthcare assistants working at the practice, including 1 locum:
- Sara Reynolds
- Louise Thompson
- Denise Filleul
- Laura Viliamate - locum
We also have an assistant practitioner:
- Tessie Simons
The assistant practitioner has had additional education and training as this role still takes place under the guidance of a registered nurse.
Amanda Jones is the practice manager . Her role is to co-ordinate the clinical and administrative services of the practice within the guidelines set by the NHS and she has overall responsibility for all of the business aspects of the practice. This includes making sure that the right systems are in place to provide safe and high quality patient care. This incorporates business and strategic planning, clinical systems, IT, health and safety, personnel administration, facilities and financial management. The practice manager acts in liaison with local health organisations including clinical commissioning groups and NHS England and helps to review, develop or change services and strategies for the practice to enhance the range and delivery of patient care.
The district nurses are based at Hove PolyClinic, Nevill Avenue, Hove (Tel: 01273 242006).
They provide assessment, advice and nursing care for housebound patients and are skilled in dealing with problems of incontinence, wound management, terminal care, etc. They can refer you on to many specialist workers.
The Health visitors for children are based at Conway Court (tel: 01273 266000).
We notify the health visitors of all children who join our list so that they can contact parents and introduce their service. The health visitors offer a drop-in clinic at Conway Court every Thursday from 13.30 to 15.00.
Midwives hold clinics at the practice on a Thursday and Friday most weeks. Appointments can be booked on the practice appointment line, or the midwives can be contacted by telephone on 01273 523149.
N.B: You can contact the district nurses, health visitors and midwives directly without first contacting your GP.