St Chad's Health Centre
Dimbles Lane, Lichfield WS13 7HT
Appointments & Enquiries: 01543 412980
Emergencies 24 hours: 01543 412981
Fax: 01543 410162

Burntwood Health Centre
Hudson Drive, Burntwood WS7 0EW
Appointments & Enquiries: 01543 682654
Emergencies 24 hours: 01543 412981
Fax: 01543 673467

NHS Direct

Our Practice Staff

Dr Gerbo Huisman
DA, MRCGP
Qualified in Qualified in Nijmegen, The Netherlands in 1986
Dr Helen Law
MBChB, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP
Qualified in Leicester 1992
Dr Kay Mohanna
MBChB, MA, DCH, FRCGP, Cert Med Ed, PGDip, FRSM, Director of Postgraduate Medicine Keele University, Chair of RCGP Midland Faculty
Qualified in Birmingham 1988
Dr Fiona Armstrong
MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DFFP, FRACGP
Qualified in Birmingham 1991
Dr Leslie Harrington
MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, MWMIP, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, MCP(UK),FRSM
Qualified in Birmingham 1962, General Practice Prize
Dr Rajiv Kalia
MBChB
Qualified in Qualified in Birmingham 2007

Medical Training

The practice is privileged to be involved in medical education at several levels. Fully qualified doctors experienced in hospital medicine have to undergo training to specialise in general practice. These doctors are known as registrars and usually spend one year in the practice. As part of registrar training, consultations are occasionally recorded on videotape but only after permission has been received from the patient. Additionally, hospital trainees and medical students occasionally sit in with our doctors as part of their training. The receptionists will inform patients of the presence of a student and, if the patient prefers, the student will leave the room for the duration of the consultation.

Nurse Practitioners

We have Nurse Practitioners who are nurses with extra training to see patients and prescribe in their own right. They are able to deal with a lot of the minor illnesses working alongside the doctors. They are Chris Hickinbotham and Julie Spruce.

Practice Nurses

Nursing services manager Michele Hassell and sisters Cheryl Jones, Cheryl Pullen, Sarah Porley, Yvonne Dearne and Sally Wayman assist the doctors in a wide variety of activities including cervical smears, ear syringing and ECG recordings. They provide advice on promoting better health, travel immunisation, stopping smoking and weight reduction. They play an important part in the regular review of hypertension, diabetes, asthma and contraception. All appointments can be made at reception.

District Nurses

Our district nurses work closely with us and are able to provide treatment at home and advice about care and convalescence after discharge from hospital. They may be contacted via the surgery.

Health Visitors

The health visitors can give expert advice on your own and your family�s health care. They run the child health clinics with the doctor. The health visitors are happy to give advice for all family problems arising from the very young to the very old. They may be contacted via the surgery.

Midwives

The midwives run antenatal and postnatal clinics in association with the doctors. They look after you during delivery and afterwards at home.

Practice Counsellor

Julie Sanders is our experienced counsellor to help with any problems and she has associates in training with her from time to time. We are happy to refer you to her if appropriate.

Others

We make frequent use of the services of community psychiatric nurses (for counselling and relaxation), chiropodists (foot care), dieticians and physiotherapists.

Receptionists

Our receptionists are here to help you. They have a difficult and busy job so please be patient. When telephoning for medical attention, the receptionist may ask for a few details; this will enable us to help you in the most appropriate way.

Office

The practice is fully computerised. The practice secretary is Mrs Tina Grant and she is available to answer any queries regarding hospital referrals and insurance medical reports.

The Practice Manager

Mrs Sue Rogers is in charge of all non-medical matters relating to the practice. She is available to discuss any suggestions or complaints.