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The Birches Medical CentreTwelve Acre Approach Kesgrave, IP5 1JFTel: 01473 624800
MBBS DRCOG DCH
MBBS (Dhaka) 1988 MSc (Sweden) 1994 LMSSA LRCP LRCS (London) 2000 JC PTGP (2004)
MB BS 1992 DA DRCOG MRCGP
MB BS 1998 University of Medicine 1 Yangon
Vrach 1987 1st Leningrad Medical Institute
Rachel has been with the practice since 2009, having started out as a receptionist and qualified with a Level 5 diploma in Practice Management in 2017. Rachel lives locally to the practice and is dedicated to ensuring the provision of excellent healthcare to our patients.
Assistant Practice Manager
Tracey joined the practice in 2012 and has worked as both a receptionist and medical secretary for the surgery. Tracey is newly appointed to the post of Assistant Practice Manager and is looking forward to using her knowledge and experience to help improve patient experience.
The practice also has a very dedicated and hardworking team of receptionists, prescribers, administrators and medical secretaries.
Donna (Reception Supervisor)
Natasha (Receptionist and Administrator)
Mandy (Prescribing Administration Lead)
Heidi (Prescribing clerk)
Liz (Medical Secretary)
Christine (Medical Secretary)
Our midwife holds weekly antenatal clinics. If you have a positive pregnancy test, please ask at reception for further information regarding your first visit appointment and how to obtain your Pregnancy Information Pack.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social well-being.
Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN)
Our CPN holds clinics here at The Birches on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and can offer advice and support with a range of mental health issues. A referral is needed from a doctor or Nurse, so please discuss this with one of our GP’s or Nurses if you would like to know more about gaining access to this service.
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