Trinity Medical Centre
1 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3AT
Telephone: 01273 736030
Fax: 01273 329726
Out of Hours: 111
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 Jon Howard - MBBS BSc MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
Dr Chloe Barter - BM MRCGP RCGP
Dr Chloe Jagger - BMBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Charlotte Beecham -
Dr Ian Williams -
Dr Barbara Nagy - MBChB DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Anna Chan -
Dr Kirsty Rogers -
Dr Fiona Bellringer - MBBS BSc MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are specialised nurses who have a lot of experience working in primary care (with GPs) and who have undergone higher professional training to become practitioners. In practical terms this means they have had extensive university-led training in a range of subjects including physical examination, managing illnesses and injuries and pharamacology and prescribing.
All our nurse practitioners are nurse prescribers and are very comfortable managing a wide range of acute (i.e. recent onset) problems. They are independent and used to investigating, diagnosing and treating a wide range of common General Practice illnesses and injuries. We use nurse practitioners extensively in our clinics so that our doctors have more time to deal with more complex, chronic (i.e. longstanding) problems.
We use ANPs to increase access & healthcare options to our patients. Our reception team will ask you questions as to what your symptoms are to ensure they put you with the right clinician and often seeing an ANP will be the most appropriate and best option.
Our ANPs are excellent but they are not trained in some areas that GPs specialise in – such as mental health, chronic or complex pain, complications of pregnancy and long term, incurable conditions.
Our ANPs all bring their own previous training, expertise and special areas of interest to their work. They also run some follow-up clinics for problems that don’t resolve after the first visit.
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
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.
Gilly Lower, advanced nurse practitioner - RGN, RMN, BSc (Hons) NMP
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Tina Wake, nurse practitioner
Adrienne Dalton - locum
Laura Viliamate - locum
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.