Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward. From the 19th July public place restrictions have been lifted, but there are recommendations for hospitals and NHS settings - patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance, and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people. In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, by e consult and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months. Fishergate Hill Surgery has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe for ALL staff and patients as we can.

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Our Staff


Dr. James Southall. BSc. MBBCh DCH MRCGP
Dr. Debashree Ghosh MBBS, MRCOG,MRCGP
Dr. Ashok Patel MB, ChB, DRCOG
Dr Hannah Wade MB ChB, MRCGP,DRCOG

Ms Wendy Gibney (Nurse Clinician)
Sr Sue Brown RGN (Triage Nurse)
Sr Maris Mercer (Practice Nurse)
Mrs Shila Uttamlal ( Healthcare Assistant)
District Nurses
These are important members of our Practice Team who are available by appointment at the surgery. Currently these appointments are on Thursday afternoons. The District Nurses provide a 24 hour service in the community and can be contacted on:Preston 401914 from 8.00am – 5.00 pm, Preston 401176 from 6.00 – 11.00 pm and Preston 788058 (ask for the District Nurse) from 10.00 pm – 8.00 am.
The Midwife holds an Antenatal Clinic on Thursday mornings by appointment
Health Visitors
You can see the Health Visitor at various clinics.
If the doctor feels you would benefit from counselling, you can be referred to one of the Counsellors who will contact you direct to make an appointment. They can help with many concerns, including bereavement, debt and relationship problems, as well as many other social issues.
Respiratory Clinic
This is a regular clinic for the Respiratory Nurse to hold annual reviews on patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other related diseases.
Mrs Jackie Baines. Practice Manager
Karen Woodward Assistant Manager
Stacey Milnes Secretary
Jackie Perry
Stacey Milnes
Louise Turner
Kim Banks
Julie Houldsworth
Chloe Nichols
Satwinder Singh
Lisa Banks BSc (Hons) Pharmacy GPHc
Rebecca Teale

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