Our Staff

Doctors

DR SUSAN FROST

I qualified at Leicester 1991 where I worked before moving to Manchester. I then became a GP Partner at Station House Surgery. My qualifications include MB ChB DFFP, Member of RCGP, Cumbria NHS Maternity List, Child Surveillance List. I have special interests in Family Planning including coil fitting, Women's Health and Learning Disabilities. I am also proud to be a trainer for the next generation of GPs. I lead on HR, Nursing Services and represent the practice on the Kendal Primary Care Network. My interests outside of work include cycling and walking with our family dog.

DR ANDREW HOLME

I qualified at Liverpool in 1993 and worked in Standish, Wigan before becoming a GP Partner at Station House Surgery. My qualifications include MBCLB, Cumbria NHS Maternity List, Minor Surgery List and Child Surveillance List. As a Partner I have additional roles in the practice performing minor surgery and joint injections and am Lead GP for Safeguarding as well as Care Homes. I am also involved with the Kendal Primary Care Network. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit by competing in Triathlons.

DR DAVID COWLING

I completed a degree in Graduate Entry Medicine at Nottingham University in 2008, after completing my first degree in Geography. I have worked as a GP in Finland and then Morecambe before moving to Station House Surgery in September 2017. I became a GP Partner in April 2019. I am the Lead GP for Medicines Management and Research and the Deputy Lead for Safeguarding. Most of my spare time is taken up by my young family but, when time allows, I try to keep fit by running and cycling.

DR SHEONA SWEENEY

I qualified at Edinburgh in 2014 where I worked as a Doctor. I then went on to undertake further GP training in Lancaster and the local area. I joined Station House Surgery as a Salaried GP in 2019. My qualifications include MBChB, DFSRH, and is a Member of the RCGP. I have a special interest in Women's Health and Family Planning. In my free time I enjoy fell walking, cycling, yoga and spending time with friends and family.

DR MICHELLE CREED

I qualified in 2008 from Newcastle university and then spent a year in New Zealand after house jobs working as a doctor in Invercargill. I initially undertook training in obstetrics and gynaecology before realising that general practice was the speciality I wanted to follow. My qualifications are: MRCOG, DFSRH and am a member of the RCGP. I have a specialist interest in women's health, lifestyle medicine and promotion of men's health. In my free time I love outdoor swimming, yoga, cycling and fell running (when I am not injured!)

DR CHRISTINE KING

I studied medicine at Imperial College, London, and qualified as a doctor in 2004, and then proceeded to complete my GP training in London, in 2008. I worked as a GP in Kent and East Sussex prior to moving up to this area of the country earlier this year, for a lifestyle change, and more dog walking! I have diplomas in women’s and children’s health, and am a member of the RCGP.

DR ALLAN YOUNG

I qualified in Sheffield University in 2014, and continued to work as a doctor in Yorkshire. Keen to increase my breadth of medicine I spent some years working in various places including New Zealand and the Orkney Islands. I completed GP training in 2019 and am excited to be part of the Station House Surgery team. In my spare time I love enjoying the outdoors.

Practice Pharmacist

RAE DALZIEL

Research

We are proud to be a research accredited practice

JOANNA BELDON

I am qualified Registered Nurse and am currently a Research Nurse. Prior to this I was a Practice Nurse at the surgery. I work alongside Dr Cowling (Research Lead GP) inviting and recruiting patients to approved research projects. I may contact you in regard to a research project the practice is involved with. Research is about finding new knowledge that can lead to changes and improvements in treatments and patient care therefore it is an important aspect of NHS work. All the research we are involved with is carried out under the banner of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) North West Coast Clinical Research Network.

Nurses

Our Practice Nurses can offer treatment or advice on the following:- Minor Illness (cough, colds, ears) Minor Injuries Health Promotion and Dietary Advice Routine Health Screening Travel Advice and vaccinations Immunisations Cervical Smears Contraceptive Advice including coils, implants, injections, pill (we do not dispense condoms in practice) Dressings Spirometry

LAUREN BUCHAN

I studied nursing at the University of Northumbria and qualified in 2013. Before Practice Nursing I worked in a medical assessment suite in Newcastle before moving to Kendal. My day to day here at the surgery includes wound care, smears, injections, and contraception advice. I also assist the GP's in completing annual reviews for conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma.

Assistant Practitioner/Health Care Assistant

KAREN MORTON

Karen is a very experienced Assistant Practitioner and has been with the Surgery since 2003. Karen specialises in Venepuncture, Blood Pressure, ECGs, Immunisations & Vaccinations, Dressings and wound care, New Patient Medicals, NHS Health checks, lifestyle advice as well as providing invaluable support in the management of long term conditions Assists in Coronary Heart Disease and Diabetic clinics, Diabetic Foot Screening Clinics, Vaccinations (Flu and Pneumococcal only), suture removal, wound care and dressings.

CAROLE WILSON

Carol joined the practice in 2008 and carries out the following procedures: Blood Tests, Blood Pressure Checks, ECGs, Routine Health Screening, NHS health checks, Assists with clinics

Practice Management

JEANETTE CAWLEY

Practice Manager

KARRIE CONNAUGHTON

Deputy Practice Manager

Administration

The Administration Team deal with a vast array of work from managing the large volume of clinical correspondence that the practice receives, managing patient records, finance, IT, rotas and much much more.

Reception

Our Patient Care Navigators are highly trained and and committed to helping you. The team will be your first point of contact and will, on behalf of the GP, ask you to provide further details when you telephone. This is this is to ensure that we can assist you quickly and efficiently. We would like to reassure you that all staff throughout the Practice are strictly bound by the NHS rules of confidentiality.

Medical Secretaries

The medical secretaries are responsible for ensuring that patient specific medical correspondence, for example referral letters, are managed accurately and in a timely manner. They liaise with all hospital departments.

Dispensery

We have an amazing team of Dispensers who provide prescription services to those of our patients who are eligible to receive dispensing services. .

Kendal Primary Care Network (PCN) Staff

What is a Primary Care Network (PCN)? PCNs are groups of GP practices working closely together - along with other healthcare staff and organisations - providing integrated services to the local population. PCNs build on existing primary care services and enable greater provision of proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health and social care for people close to home. Clinicians describe this as a change from reactively providing appointments to proactively caring for the people and communities they serve.

(PCN) Social Prescribers

What is a Social Prescribing Link Worker? Social Prescribing Link Workers focus on what matters to the person through shared decision making and personalised care and support planning. They connect people to community groups and agencies for practical and emotional support. How do patients access this service? Patients are referred to the Social Prescribing Link workers via their GP, Nurse Practitioner or Nurse, if they feel it is appropriate.

(PCN) First Contact Physiotherapists (FCP)

A first contact practitioner (FCP) is an experienced physiotherapist who has the advanced skills necessary to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment or referral for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems on a patient's first contact with healthcare services

(PCN) Pharmacists

A Primary Care Network (PCN) pharmacist works alongside a multidisciplinary diverse team of health care professionals in general practice and within the primary care network, providing primary support for prescription and medication queries.

(PCN) Mental Health Practitioner

(PCN) Mental Health Practitioners work with practices accross Kendal. They can draw on a range of mental health services and provide a bridge between primary care and specialist mental health providers.

(PCN) Physician Associates

Physician Associates perform physical examinations, diagnose illnesses, see patients with long-term chronic conditions and perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

(PCN) Paramedic

Paramedics have been first responders in a variety of situations, They also see the same types of patients as GPs and work at keeping patients at home and linked to various community teams. Once the patient is assessed, the paramedics will work with GPs to refer patients to the most appropriate follow-up care and assist with their care plans.

(PCN) Care Home Nurse

Works alongside GP practices in Kendal to provide care and support to our patients living in care homes.

(PCN) Care Home Pharmacist

A Primary Care Network (PCN) pharmacist works alongside a multidisciplinary diverse team of health care professionals in general practice and within the primary care network, providing primary support for prescription and medication queries.

(PCN) Care Home Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians play an important role, complimenting clinical pharmacists, community pharmacists and other members of the PCN multi-disciplinary team. While Pharmacy Technicians do not prescribe nor make clinical decisions, they do work under supervision to ensure the effective and efficient use of medicines.