St Mary’s Surgery is a thriving GP-led practice located right at the heart of Ely in Cambridgeshire. We provide comprehensive NHS healthcare services to over 16,000 patients in Ely and surrounding villages and our patient list is open to new registrations. Traditional values of patient-centred medicine and providing continuity of care are the core values of our teams.
The practice comprises five partners and seven salaried GPs.
Working alongside them is a full clinical team of advanced nurse practitioners, nurses and healthcare assistants as well as our practice management, dispensary, referrals and patient services teams.
In addition, the surgery provides healthcare services for King’s School Ely, Welney Ward at the Princess of Wales Hospital, and our local residential care homes.
We are also fortunate to have working with us staff from our local Primary Care Network including clinical pharmacists, a pharmacy medical technician, a social prescriber, a health and wellbeing coach, a physio and an alcohol and drug support worker.
Completing the team which support our patients are the community district nursing team and their colleagues specialising in diabetes, respiratory medicine and heart failure along with midwives and health visitors and school nurses.
Our clinical teams
Dr Katrina Young – senior partner
Dr Madeleine Piggott
Dr Joanna Baker
Dr Ben Miller
Dr Sam Rayner
- Dr Chris McDonald
- Dr Lucy Melhuish
- Dr Rachel Wakelin
- Dr Ute Semrau-Boughton
- Dr Becky Ward
- Dr Rahul Parnaik
- Dr Emma Smith
- Dr Narmin Siddique
Our current nursing team comprises an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, a Clinical Nurse Manager, nine practice nurses and seven healthcare assistants. Our nurses, working within the practice, are undertaking an ever wider range of roles, with our experienced nurses assuming more of the traditional workload of GPs.
Dependent on their individual training, our nurses can assess, screen and treat people of all ages, including babies, children and adults for minor illness, in addition to providing traditional aspects of nursing care such as wound care, immunisations, cervical cytology sampling and holding clinics for patients with long-term conditions such as asthma, heart disease and diabetes.
A key role of the general practice nurse is to offer health promotion advice in areas such as contraception, weight loss and smoking cessation in addition to emphasis on promoting health and wellbeing.
The nursing assistants undertake daily clinics to take bloods to monitor patients on certain medication, in particular rheumatology drugs and warfarin, and undertake other blood test requests, perform ECGs, lung function tests and blood pressure readings. They also perform wound care, new patient medicals, dementia reviews and NHS Health Checks and administer Vitamin B12 injections, flu and pneumococcal vaccinations.
Carly Loop – Clinical Nurse Manager
Kym Birch – Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Lynn Phan – Practice Nurse and Healthcare Assistant Team Lead
Our practice nurses
Our healthcare assistants
Our practice teams
GP practice managers oversee and develop the work of a GP surgery. They ensure that the practice runs efficiently for patients, and that the GP’s have the support they need. Besides these day-to-day responsibilities, practice mangers also contribute to the long-term goals of the practice. In a large practice like St Mary’s our practice manager is supported by an assistant practice manager and IT manager.
Patient services team
Our patient services team are normally a first point of contact for all general enquiries, directing our patients to the right person or service to meet their needs or queries. They are fully trained and will always endeavour to provide the best service possible to the patients in total confidence.
Their job can be both busy and challenging, particularly during peak periods at the practice first thing in the morning, so please be patient if they can’t get to you straight away, either by answering the telephone or in person. This will always be because they are assisting another patient.
As well as arranging appointments with the clinical team they signpost patients to other appropriate resources, undertake letter management, data entry, monitor recalls and mange medical reports.
Our referrals team are a main point of contact between GPs referring patients for specialist or further care and the hospitals or treatment centres. They provide an essential admin function and full secretarial support to the surgery.
St Mary’s is a dispensing practice and eligible patients can obtain their medicines from our dispensary currently based at 80 St Mary’s Street.
As well as issuing repeat prescriptions and dispensing medication, our dispensers manage patient medication queries with our clinical team. Please be patient with them as it sometimes takes a couple of days to get a response from your usual doctor.
Our dispensary team provides FREE home deliveries of routine prescriptions to eligible patients living in local villages as well as medication drop offs at some local shops for ease of collection.
Primary Care Network – additional staff members
We are fortunate by working with our Primacy Care Network to be able to provide additional services to benefit patients and the wider practice.
Clinical pharmacists – Megan Drew – Candice Van Der Merwe
Pharmacy medical technician – Louise Cooper
Social prescriber – Pearl Charalambos
Health and wellbeing coach – Marzio Parapetto
Alcohol and drug support worker – Frances West
Physiotherapist – Alex Theobald