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Dr Uddin & Dr Anwar The Halliwell SurgeryLindfield DriveBolton, BL1 3RGTel: 01204 523716
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Dr Uddin is one of our male GP Partners and has been with the practice since February 2012.
He offers a full general practice service and he has a special interest in Diabetes. He is one of the practices GP Trainers.
Dr Anwar is one our female GP Partner and has been with the practice since March 2013.
She offers a full general practice service. She is one of the practices GP Trainers.
Dr Lomas is our GP Registrar Doctor (Year 3) from August 2020. He will be working at the practice for 12 months.
GP registrars, are fully qualified and registered doctors, ie they have passed out of medical school and completed their 3 years of preregistration in hospital and been admitted as fully registered doctors on to the GMC list.
All GP registrars must undergo this training before they can become fully qualified GPs in their own right.
Dr Malik is our GP Registrar Doctor (Year 2) from February 2021. She will be working at the practice for 6months.
GP registrars, are fully qualified and registered doctors, ie they have passed out of medical school and completed their 2 years of preregistration in hospital and been admitted as fully registered doctors on to the GMC list.
We are also a training practice and support newly qualified doctors to gain experience of general practice work and also doctors who have decided to work in general practice.
Sister Else has been with the practice since 1992. She is qualified to offer a number of services to the patients.
Her clinical speciality is Diabetes and she is the Practice Lead Nurse for managing our patients with diabetes.
Her other clinics include:
She also goes out in to the community to carry out any chronic disease management reviews any of our patients who are completely housebound and are unable to get down to surgery.
She can also carry out NHS Health Checks, New Patient Checks, 75 & over reviews, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Dementia Annual Health Check Reviews.
Rachel has been with the practice since 2017.
Her clinical speciality is Respiratory and she is the Practice Lead Nurse for managing our patients with Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Rachel is our Practice Lead Nurse for Infection Control.
Rebecca is our full time Assistant Practitioner.
Rebecca is an important member of the practice team who works under the supervision of Practice Nurses and the GP's.
She carries out various clinic reviews including:
Receptionist/Administration/Deputy Practice Secretary
Jayne is our social prescriber link worker.
It’s estimated that one in five of the people who go to see their doctor are troubled by things that can’t be cured by medical treatment, like the effects of poor housing, debt, stress and loneliness. Many people are overwhelmed and can’t reach out to make the connections that could make a difference to their situation. This is especially true for people who have long-term conditions, who need support with their mental health, who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.
And that’s where our social prescriber link worker comes in. Jayne can help people to identify what matters to them, and work out how to connect with the activities that might make a difference, giving people a sense of belonging that comes from being part of a community group. This can help people to stay physically and mentally well for longer and manage the long-term conditions they might be living with.
For more information, please speak with one of our team.
Janette is our Health Improvement Practitioner at the practice.
Janette works alongside our clinical team to support health prevention programmes.
Her clinics are for the following patients:
*Patients at risk of developing diabetes.
*Patients at risk of developing a cardiovascular disease.
*Patients at risk of alcohol harm
*Patients aged 40-75 with no precluding cardiovascular disease - NHS Health Check
*Stop smoking support
***Coming soon - supporting patients with newly diagnosed diabetes or patients with mild to moderate COPD - support with lifestyle advice to help manage their chronic diseases better***
Bhav is our pharmacist at the practice. She joined the team in 2019.
Bhav holds one clinic per week in which she sees patients who need an 6-12 monthly review of their medications.
She then supports the doctors with medication queries, reconcilling medication after a patient has been in hospital, requests from the hospitals to change any of their current medications.
Shahida also supports the practice with our drug safety audits which we do to ensure that the practice are prescribing safely and effectively.
Our Mental Health Practitioner is Ian Hadlow. He is a registered Nurse and Specialist Practitioner in Mental Health. (Qualifications are Dip in Nursing, BSc(Hons) Community Mental Health, PgCert in Systemic Family Therapy.)
Ian joined our team in August 2018.
Ian is an experienced qualified mental health specialist who is employed by the Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust and commissioned by the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group. He will be working as part of a neighbourhood of practices and will be running clinics for our patients at our surgery.
*First point of contact at the practice if you have anxiety, depression, low mood. You do not need to see the doctor first, Ian will have the better expertise to manage your symptoms.
*Second point of contact if you have seen a doctor and you or the doctor feels you require further advice or treatment.
Ian can provide brief interventions, spend more time exploring your symptoms/problems and provide specialist advice/ongoing referrals to the Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service (where required)/safety and management plans.
They will also provide support to our team of doctors and nurses.
Please be aware that you will be asked what you are booking an appointment in when you ring the practice to arrange an appointment so that our Reception Team can book you in with the best person to manage your symptoms/problems. We appreciate you co-operation so we can help you.
James is our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner and he joins the team on February 2021.
He is the first point of contact for patients who may have the following:
**All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries – upper and lower limb
** Arthritis – any joint
**Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendon ruptures
**Spinal pain including neck and lower back pain
**Spinal pain including arm/leg symptoms – may also have neurological symptoms e.g. pins and needles, numbness
**Post orthopaedic surgery
He will be able to:
*Assess MSK problems
*Give advice on self management
*Provide a simple exercise programme
*Refer to Physiotherapy if require further input
If you have MSK condition - i.e. low back pain, hip pain, knee pain, arm pain etc. you will be able to book an appointment with our MSK practitioner instead of seeing the doctor.
Simon is our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Practitioner and he joins the team on February 2021.
Stephen is our Paramedic and he joined the practice in April 2021.
Stephen works with all 7 practices of our Primary Care Network. He holds 1 clinic per week at each practice.
Stephen supports the doctors, seeing patients and visiting. He is able to assess your problem, examine you, organise any tests that may be required and decide, with you, a course of treatment.