Dr KATRINA YOUNG
MBBS DA FP Cert (1985 London)
Dr CHRIS McDONALD
MBBS MRCOphth FFPM
Dr LUCY MELHUISH
MB Chb DFFP MRCGP
Dr MADELEINE PIGGOTT
MBBS (1999 London) E.C. Dip
Dr JOANNA BAKER
MBBS (2005) London, BSc, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr RACHEL WAKELIN
BM 2007 (Southampton), DFSRH
Dr UTE SEMRAU-BOUGHTON
DRCOG 1995 DFFP (1998,2003,2008,2013) MRCGP 1998 Postgraduate Certificate for Teachers in Primary Care 2005
Dr BEN MILLER
MRCGP, MBBChir, MA(Cantab) PGCMedEd
Dr SAM RAYNER
BSc Psychology Kings College London (2004), MBBS Kings College London (2007), CCT for GPVTS (GP training) London Deanery (2012), MRCGP (2012), Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (2019)
Our Practice Staff
Practice Manager and Assistant Practice Manager
Are responsible for the administration of the practice. Any comments, suggestions and feedback, both negative and positive, are welcome, and should be directed to them.
A team of practice nurses run the treatment room during surgery hours. Surgeries are run for smears, dressings, removal of sutures, injections, immunisations and minor illness. Appointments should be made at the main reception desk.
The nursing assistants also run surgeries each day. They take bloods to monitor patients on certain medication, in particular rheumatology drugs, and undertake other blood test requests, perform ECGs, ear syringing, lung function tests and blood pressure readings. They also perform new patient medicals and NHS Health Checks and administer Vitamin B12 injections.
Diploma of Health Science in Nursing (1993)
Tania Barros RGN 2007
RGN / Diploma in Adult Nursing (2002
RN/Diploma in Higher Education
Diploma in Adult Nursing (2013)
Bachelor of Nursing – Adult Nursing (2008)
Asthma Diploma RGN COPD Diploma. Diploma of higher education in community health.
Tara Green, Felicity Wootton, Charlotte Wren, Kelly Campbell, Natasha Crowther and Kerry Duffield.
Our reception staff
As in every doctor’s surgery, the receptionists perform the most difficult task, coping with the needs of the patients and the constraints of an appointment system. They are fully trained and will always endeavour to provide the best service possible to the patients in total confidence. General enquiries by telephone should be made after 10.30am.
Our Dispensary staff
The team of dispensary assistants dispense prescriptions for patients living more than one mile from the nearest chemist, and also process repeat prescriptions for patients living within the City of Ely.
Our secretarial and administration staff
A group of secretaries and administrators completes the practice team, dealing with computer tasks, hospital referrals, pathology results, filing and general administration.
General Practice Training
St Mary’s surgery is a recognised teaching practice for undergraduates. These students sit in on consultations with the doctors. Patients are informed when students are observing consultations and are perfectly entitled to request the student to leave.
Community nurses based at the Princess of Wales Hospital Ely are attached to St Mary’s Surgery. They can be contacted directly, or a message can be left on their answer phone, 0844 931 0045
The health visitors attached to St Mary’s Surgery are also based at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Ely. They can be contacted directly by telephoning 01353 652070. They are qualified nurses who have undertaken further training in order to work as a member of the primary healthcare team in promoting health and the prevention of illness in children. They work closely with GPs and other social and healthcare professionals and are a great source of support, able to offer telephone advice, information (eg to new parents) and screening.
Community midwives are attached to the surgery and are based at the Ely Children’s Centre. For non-urgent queries, expectant mothers can leave a message on 01223 586790. The midwives collect their messages every morning and will return calls within 24 hours.
Urgent queries – The Rosie website available here provides up-to-date contact information.