Other Practice Staff

Pharmacist

Ms Ucheoma Onwuka

Usual days of work – Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm

Uche, our Clinical Pharmacist deals with day to day medicine issues and consults with and treat patients directly. This includes providing help to manage long term conditions, advising those taking multiple medicines (Poly-pharmacy) and delivering clinical advice about treatments. Uche will also assist with communication across a patient’s care pathway, manage medicines shortages by suggesting suitable alternatives where appropriate.

Day to day work can change often being a Pharmacist but as few examples of what Uche will do on a routine basis are:

  • Structured medication reviews.
  • Medication optimization.
  • Medication consolidation.
  • Prescribing safety.
  • Medication quires.

Midwife

The Midwives look after all aspects of maternity from initial booking to postnatal care. You can contact St Marys Midwife team on 0161 276 6567. The midwifes are in surgery all day on a Thursday and a Friday morning.

Drug Clinic

Miss Fi Heath runs our drug misuse and dependence clinic on a Tuesday. Fi can be contacted at the Zion Centre on 0161 226 5412. Dr Leigh overseas this clinic.

Scanassure

Scanassure are an external organisation that come to the Practice to undertake ultrasounds for our patients on a Friday.

You will need a referral from a GP prior to booking an ultrasound.

Hepatology Clinic

We are working closely with the Hepatology clinic at Manchester Royal Infirmary in identifying and treating patient with confirmed Hepatitis C or patient deemed at risk of Hepatitis C. The clinic is held on a Wednesday by Sister Lisa Riley (f). https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hepatitis-c/treatment/

Dr Leigh has a keen interest in these clinics and will often hold them to offer additional support to these patients.

Citizens Advice Bureau

We also have access to this service at our surgery. Patients can be referred via the GP if they are suffering from stress due to problems with finances, housing, employment etc.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis and unprecedented demands on General Practice, GPs are having to change the way they work such that patients are being managed over the telephone, via some form of eConsultations and video consultations. Non-urgent work is being halted or postponed until it is deemed safer to do so. For more information please click this message to view the Practice statement on COVID-19.