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Doctors and Staff

The General Practitioners

Dr Neil Coleman
(Male) MBChB (Birmingham 1982) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Dip Pd Govt (Open)
Dr Diana Purvis
(Female) MBChB (Sheffield 1983) MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Helen Eden (Female) MBBS (London 1994) DRCOG
Dr Pooja Gadhvi (Female) MBBS (London 2006) BSc Psych MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
Dr Asaduzzaman Sharif (Male)  MBBS (Dhaka 1996) MRCGP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Sister Phyllis Sopp BSc (Hons) Primary Health Care, RGN, Independent Prescriber, Asthma Diploma, Contraception and Sexual Health Diploma.

Specialist Practice Nurse

Sister Theresa Benedict RGN, Diabetic Nurse Warwick Insulin Initiation,
Asthma & COPD Diploma
Sister Eleanor Bangalan RGN, Diabetic Nurse Warwick Insulin Initiation, Independent Prescriber, Advanced Assessment Course, Minor Injury Essentials, Asthma
Sister Wendy Sarquah RGN, Post Graduate Diploma In Public Health Studies, Post Graduate Diploma In Adult Nursing

Practice/Business Manager

Mr Steve Gowing CPPD NVQ4

Nursing Manager

Sister Phyllis Sopp BSc (Hons)

Patient Services Manager

Miss Vicki Jones  

Health Care Practitioner

Miss Trisha McCrorie NVQ4

Health Visitor

Miss Sue Harrison

Counselling Services/Talking Therapies

If you need to see a counsellor, please make an appointment with either our nurse practitioner or one of the GPs, alternatively you can refer yourself to Talking Therapies on 0300 365 2000.

The Advanced Nure Practitioner

What Is An Advanced Nurse Practitioner?

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are qualified registered nurses who have undertaken specific advanced training to Honours Degree level. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner does not replace your doctor, but works as an additional and complementary service. A nurse practitioner has been available at The Avenue Medical Centre since 2004.

What Do Advanced Nurse Practitioners Provide?

Advanced Nurse Practitioners care for children and adults during ill health and illness alongside the General Practitioner by:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of common health problems such as infections, minor illness and injuries.
  • Diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will consult with the doctor where necessary.

Why Choose An Advanced Nurse Practitioner?

Advanced Nurse Practitioners:

  • Provide individualised care, focusing not only on health problems, but the effects problems have on people and their families.
  • Explain the details of health problems, medications and other health topics to help people fully understand how to care for themselves.
  • Ask about people’s worries and concerns about health and their health care needs.
  • Emphasise health and self-care by giving people the information they need to make lifestyle choices and provide care and health promotion.

The Nurses

The nurses are fully trained and are available to be seen by appointment only for dressings, cervical smears, minor injuries, injections, immunisations and blood pressure monitoring. They also run specialised clinics.

Nurses can help you with your health care needs.

Some of the services provided by the practice under GMS (General Medical Services) are as follows:

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Sister Phyllis Sopp

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner works alongside GP colleagues as an additional resource for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of your health care problems. She offers specialist respiratory care in the diagnosis, management and treatment of chronic respiratory diseases.

Specialist Practice Nurse - Sister Theresa Benedict

Minor Illnesses Baby immunisations
Cervical smears Removal of stitches
Dressing's Diabetic checks
Heart disease checks Ear syringing
Smoking cessation advice ECGs

Travel vaccinations


 Specialist Practice Nurse - Sister Eleanor Bangalan

Minor Illnesses Baby immunisations
Cervical smears Removal of stitches
Dressing's Diabetic checks
Heart disease checks Ear syringing
Smoking cessation advice ECGs
Travel vaccinations

Some conditions (See Our Clinics Page) should not be regarded as minor illnesses.

Diabetic Specialist

Health Care Practitioner - Trisha McCrorie

Blood pressure checks Blood tests
Ear syringing Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations
ECGs New patient checks
Spirometry assessment Urine checks
Vitamin B12 injections Wound care/dressings
Smoking cessation advice Lifestyle advice
Weight Management  


Please contact the surgery to inform us of your pregnancy. Our receptionists will take your details and inform our practice-based midwives who will then get in touch with you directly to arrange your antenatal care.

Health Care Practitioner

The health care practitioner is also a trained phlebotomist and runs blood clinics between 9:00 and 11:30am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. She is available for blood pressure checks, ECGs, new patient medicals, weight management advice, smoking cessation advice, ear syringing, spirometry assessment, influenza and pneumonia vaccinations.

Trainee GPs

Dr Neil Coleman conducts the teaching or training of GP registrars at the practice. The practice has made a conscious effort to develop as a training practice and supplies a teaching environment for medical students, doctors taking clinical attachments, pharmacists, pharmacy advisers, nurses and the community matron. Periodically the practice will have trainee GPs, hospital doctors or medical students who may sit in with our doctors. You will be advised about this when you arrive for your appointment. Should you have any objections please inform the receptionist.

The Receptionists

Our receptionists are fully trained and do a very difficult job well. Please remember that if you are kept waiting or they seem to ask one or two irritating questions, they are just carrying out our policy, which aims to ensure the practice runs smoothly.


We have trained chaperones available at the surgery. If you wish to have one present during a consultation please ask a receptionist on arrival.

The Health Visitors

Every family with a child under five has a named health visitor. Health visitors offer support to families from pregnancy and birth to primary school and beyond by providing a core programme of home visits, clinics and group contacts. They work closely with GPs and other professionals who also work with children and their families. Your local health visitors are based at the Britwell Clinic and can be contacted on 01753 520253. The Child Health Clinic where you can weigh your baby and discuss any problems you may have is held every Wednesday from 2.00 - 4.00pm at the clinic.

The District Nurses

The district nurses are based at the Britwell Clinic. They provide 24-hour expert care for patients at home as arranged by our doctors or the hospital. This includes dressings, administration of medication, blood tests (strictly housebound patients only), as well as support for chronically ill patients and their carers.

If you are housebound, self-referral is possible via the nursing hub on 0300 365 1234

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