Dr Ravi Gokul
MBBS MRCGP DGM DFSRH
Dr Raghavendra Eeranti - Salaried GP
MBBS MRCP MRCGP
Dr Michelle Jones – Salaried GP
Mrs. Diane Dickinson - Practice Nurse
Diane Staines - Practice Nurse
Hi My name is Diane. I am the Practice Nurse
I qualified as a Registered General nurse from Preston School of Nursing in 1987 and went on to be an Anaesthetic Nurse at Chorley Hospital.
Embarking into midwifery and then spent 15 years working and raising my family in South Africa.
I have been a Practice nurse for about 18 years. Specialities are Asthma / COPD/ Cytology / Child and adult Immunisations amongst other many Practice Nurse Duties.
I love dining out and travelling.
Our Practice Nurses work in the treatment room and are responsible for the following routine services:
- Blood / urine screening
- Cytology screening
- Registration health checks
- Holiday vaccines
- Minor surgery procedures
- Health promotion
Mrs Varunika Gokul – Practice Manager
O levels: English, Maths, Physics
A levels: Maths, Physics, Computers
Btech in Information Technology
Diploma in Practice Management DPCHM from AMSPAR
I joined the team at Kingsfold Medical Centre in April 2017 and worked as a notes summariser, back up data input clerk. I am now the digital champion lead and health and safety lead at the practice.There are also other aspects of the job which I manage on a regular basis, these include :
- Accountancy and PAYE
- Health & Safety
- Primary Health Care Team Co-ordinator
Saud Shaikh - Deputy Manager
Christine Myerscough - Secretary
AMSPAR Award for General Practice Staff
Deaf Awareness Certificate
I have worked at Kingsfold Medical Centre since September 1990. I am the only full-time employee, with the exception of the Practice Manager. My current role is that of Secretary and part-time computer operator.
Roles and Responsibilities:
My time is divided between the general running of Reception and computer work which includes:-
- Typing all referral letters and inputting hospital letters onto the computerized patient records by scanning on a daily basis
- Registration links ensuring that patients' records are updated on a daily basis.
- Shared responsibility for IOS Links
- Responsibility for maintenance and upgrading the computer system
- I share responsibility for day to day running of the surgery in the absence of the practice manager.
Laura Harding - Secretary
Lynn Hartley - Care Navigator
Claire Lonsdale - Care Navigator
Tamsyn Graham - Care Navigator
Judith Horan – Care Navigator
Sheila Graham - Care Navigator
Brenda Heaton - Data Input Clerk
Emma Connor - Medicines Coordinator
The health visitor has an office at St Mary's Health Centre. Telephone 01772 644176.
Parents can contact the 0 to 19 team (Health Visitors and School Nurses) on 0300 247 0040 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, or you can visit the website https://lancsyoungpeoplefamilyservice.co.uk/ which has lots of information plus details of our clinics and virtual groups.
District Community Nurses
District nurses have an office at St Mary's health centre. Telephone 01772 644170.
PCN Clinical Team
Katie O’Donnell – Clinical Pharmacist
I am the Clinical Pharmacist at this surgery. I work here Monday, Wednesday and Friday and have been part of the team since October 2021. My role involves conducting medication reviews, optimising your current treatment and assisting you with any medication queries you have. I may also review your long-term chronic conditions. This allows the GPs to focus on diagnosing and treating patients, giving you better access to healthcare when you need it.
I graduated from The University of Manchester in 2007 and have previously worked in community pharmacy in Preston and as a clinical advisor at NHS111 covering the Northwest of England. I currently work for Greater Preston Network Group which covers ten local practices.
Victoria Price - Nursing Associate
Suresh Machado - Advanced Clinical Practitioner
We are delighted to inform you that we now have our Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Suresh Machado, who is also a physiotherapist working for us every Wednesday. He will be working closely with our doctors to provide best patient care.
Please find below list of conditions for which you can see our Physiotherapist/advanced Clinical Practitioner:
- All soft tissue injuries, Sprains, Strains or sports injuries.
- Arthritis- any joint
- Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons, bone. eg: tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
- Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain.
- Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms. eg pins and needles or numbness.
- minor illness
- injection therapy and
- prescription (no CD or unlicensed or off license drugs)
- Any Children above 12yrs
If appropriate our care navigators will book an appointment with our ACP directly. Please ask reception for more info.
Rebecca Allum - Physician Associate
Grace Gregson - In-House Social Prescriber