Heath Lane Surgery, Heath Lane, Earl Shilton, Leicester, LE9 7PBTel: 01455 844431
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111 Service - If you need urgent medical care when the surgery is closed please dial 111. Please refer to the opening times when we are closed section. If you feel you need to see a GP today we will ensure that you are able to discuss your concerns with a clinician. Pharmacy First Scheme - Doctors’ appointments aren't always necessary. Think Pharmacy First for people with certain minor ailments and conditions. For more information please refer to our latest news page.
MBBCh DA MRCGP DRCOG Glasgow 1981
Born in Glasgow, educated at Comprehensive school, and graduated from Glasgow medical school in 1983. He then took vocational training in Bath, followed by a year’s anaesthetics, obtaining Diploma of Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Diploma in Anaesthetics and membership of Royal College of General Practitioners.
He joined the practice in 1988, is on the minor surgery list, obstetric list and the child health surveillance list. He was involved in developing a ‘young person’s’ contraceptive service within the local community, providing family planning services.
MBChB (Leicester 1998) MRCP MRCGP
Born and grew up in Yorkshire, with medical training at Leicester University, graduating in 1998. After graduating spent 4 years in hospital General Medicine, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Physicians. Then undertook 4 years of specialist training in Nephrology at Derby and Nottingham hospitals, including a year of research at Nottingham University. Entered the Vocational Training Scheme in Leicester, obtaining Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2008. He joined the practice in January 2010. His medical interests include chronic disease management and specifically cardiovascular disease.
MBBs Newcastle 1998
Dr Cleaver was born and educated in Coventry, then undertook her medical training at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. She graduated in 1998 and worked at North Tyneside Hospital for a year, before returning to Coventry to be nearer to her family and undertake a 3 year GP Training scheme. Dr Cleaver joined the practice in 2002. Her interests include women’s health, mental health issues and she undertakes Epley manoeuvre for vertigo and fits pessaries for prolapse.
MBChB (Sheffield 2006), MRCGP, MFSRH, PGCertMedEd, LOC IUS/Implant.
Having started life in Leicestershire, Dr Lawrence went on to train at Sheffield Medical School. Having worked in Yorkshire in a variety of specialities he returned to Leicestershire to commence the Vocational Training Scheme in 2008.
He lives locally with his family and loves working and contributing to the area he grew up in. He is excited about growing and developing primary care services in the area.
He joined the practice in 2011 and is now one of the partners in the practice.
In 2013 he became a registered trainer and the practice was awarded training status. Dr Lawrence is now involved in training the next generation of Doctors on a daily basis. He is also a qualified Appraiser to assess other General Practitioners.
Within the practice he offers above his core work: Minor Surgery Sessions, Contraceptive services and is also now registered as a National trainer for Long acting Contraceptive devices.
Dr Lawrence works on a weekly basis for the on call Service which can be accessed Out of Hours via the 111 service.
MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH Leicester 2006
Born and educated in Bristol. attended medical school at the University of Leicester and graduated in 2006. Dr Holt has remained in Leicester since and completed two years of junior doctor posts and three years vocational GP training, having complted the GP training programme in 2012 and has worked in the area since.
Dr Holt joined the practice in 2013 and is interested in women and childrens health.
MB ChB 1998 University of Leicester
Heath Lane Surgery is a training practice, we teach doctors wanting to become GP's at the practice. These GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors in training to become a GP.
We currently have two doctors training with us at the moment, these doctors are:
Dr Krishan Patel
Dr Julia Darko
MB BS 2014 Imperial College London
Having been born in London and then brought up in Leicester, Dr Patel graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2014. He has completed his foundation training in Kettering and Leicester hospitals, gaining experience in various medical specialities, and is now training to become a General Practitioner. For leisure he is a keen badminton player and also enjoys running.
MB BS 2015 University College London
Born in London to Ghanaian parents who subsequently brought her up in Senegal and then later on returned to London, Dr Darko pursued a career in medicine attending University College London and graduating in July 2015. Since then, she has embarked on her Foundation Programme, training in Leicestershire and so far has had various placements in all three hospital sites in Leicester. Dr Darko is particularly interested in the social determinants of health and understanding the various factors that impact health on an individual and population wide level.
RGN, ENB 124, Coronary Care Nursing, Nurse Prescriber
RGN, DN Cert., FP Cert., CHD Diploma, Diabetes Diploma, Women’s Health Diploma
RGN, RM, FP Cert., CHD Diploma, COPD Diploma, Asthma Diploma
RGN, RM, BA (Hons) Midwifery Studies, PGD Midwifery Studies, Diabetes Diploma, COPD Diploma.
Practice Nurses are qualified and registered nurses who are supported by the Health Care Assistants (HCA's). The Nurses provide advice and monitoring of long term health conditions such as:
The nursing team also provide a variety of services including offering:
Ann is our Business/Practice Manager and is responsible for the administration of the practice. Ann trained as a registered general nurse and later worked as a district nurse in both the U.K. and Australia. Ann moved into NHS management in 2000 and enjoys the challenge of running a busy practice in collaboration with the team.
(Assistant Practice Manager)
Jeanette has varied experience of NHS work, having previously worked in the Care Sector and Glenfield Breast Care Centre before becoming a General Practice Assistant Manager in 2006. She enjoys providing assistance and support to the Practice Manager, Doctors and the rest of the team and contributing in helping to develop the practice for the longer term.
Our receptionists and administration staff provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Read our Receptionist Charter below:
Antenatal care is provided by the community midwife. Clinics are held on Thursdays. Pre-conception advice and postnatal checks are performed by the practice nurses together with contraceptive advice.
Other health professionals visit the practice to offer services such as the District Nurses, Mental Health Facilitator, Audiologist, Substance Misuse, Practice Therapist. Please ask the reception team for details.
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