Our Staff

Doctors

DR ANN PRICE

MB.BCH. MRCGP MRCP Qualified Bristol 1993 (Senior Partner)

Works: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. **Welsh Speaker** Special Interests: Palliative Care Family Planning, Substance Misuse.

DR PAULA VARMA

BSc MB.BCH. MRCGP DFFP – Qualified Cardiff 1994 (GP Partner)

Works: Thursday and Friday. Special Interests: Paediatrics, Sexual Health and Family Planning and Medical Educational

DR HYWEL DAVIES

MB.BCH. MRCGP DFFP – Qualified Cardiff 2000 (GP Partner)

Works: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Special Interests: Sports Medicine and Medical Education.

DR JAMES MULLAN

MB.BCH. MRS MRCGP – Qualified 1997 (GP Partner)

Works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Special Interest: Sports medicine

DR RICHARD WALSH

MB.BCH. MRCGP DFFP – Qualified 2002 (GP Partner)

Works: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Special Interests: ENT, Rheumatology, Palliative Care and Medical Education

DR NERYS SIMPSON

MB.BCH MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH – Qualified 2007 (GP Partner)

Works Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday **Welsh Speaker** Special Interest: Paediatrics, Family Planning and Sexual Health.

DR EMMA WHITE

MBBCh. BSc. MRCGP. DFSRH Qualified 2010 (GP Partner)

Works Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Special Interest: Palliative Medicine, Family Planning and Sexual Health, Skin Lesions

DR HANNAH WILLOUGHBY

MBBCH, MRCGP, DFSRH, PGC Med Education Qualified 2005 Cardiff

Works: Monday and Tuesday Special interest: Palliative Care and Quality Improvement Projects

DR AVRIL GIBBONS

MB.BCH MRCGP DRCOG Qualified Cardiff 2015

Works: Monday and Friday

DR BETHAN REES

MB.BCH MRCGP

**Welsh Speaker** Qualified 2013 Works Thursday and Friday

Nurse Practitioners

RHIAN LANG

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Rhian has a BSc in Community Health Studies and has a title of ‘Specialist Practitioner – GP Services’. Rhian works in Pontyclun and Llanharry. Rhian is also a Supplementary Prescriber. Rhian will work alongside the GP emergency surgeries when needed and run her own clinics for patients aged 12 and above (not in the Practice on a Wednesday).

Practice Nurses

LAUREN GRIFFITHS

ON MATERNITY LEAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER 2024 Lauren is our Nurse Manager and overseas the management of the Practice Nurse Team. Lauren has an interest in Asthma, Diabetes, Dementia, Contraception and Sexual Health and mentoring practice nurse students

JENNA WILLIAMS

Practice Nurse

*Will be on maternity leave from Monday 29th April 2024 for 12 months* Jenna works in both Pontyclun and Llanharry surgery and has a special interest in, Diabetes, Asthma, Dementia, Contraception and Sexual Health (not in the Practice on a Wednesday). Mentor to Practice Nurse Students

MENNA PRICE

**Welsh Speaker** Works in both Pontyclun and Llanharry Menna will carry out: Diabetic reviews, cervical smears, immunisations, wound care, and contraception (pill/depo) reviews, Dementia review. Mentor for Practice Nurse Students

Health Care Assistants

VICTORIA DONE

**Welsh Speaker** Victoria is available Monday to Friday and holds mixed clinics for bloods (requested by the GP), BP checks, ECGs (requested by the GP). Victoria supports the Practice Nurse team by carrying out the initial checks needed for an annual diabetic review and will also be supporting our Practice Pharmacist by carrying out INR checks (Pharmacist will dose patients). Victoria can also administer Vitamin B12 injections, Flu/Pneumonia/Shingles injections.

Phlebotomists

CHRISTINE HOWELLS

Phlebotomist

GEORGIA KANAVAS

Phlebotomist and Receptionist

Practice Management

RACHAEL BAKER

Practice Manager

Based at Pontyclun Surgery, Rachael is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and can help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health. Rachael also deals with problems and complaints you may have to do with the Practice and would welcome any ideas you have that you feel would improve the services we provide.

JOANNE DAVIES

Assistant Practice Manager

Joanne undertakes administrative work for the practice and will deputise in certain areas for Mrs Rachael Baker, Practice Manager when she is on annual leave.

Administration

ELEANOR HUCKER

Practice Secretary

SOPHIE WILLIAMS

Administrative Assistant

Prescription Clerks

We have a dedicated team for processing acute and repeat prescription requests.

JENNA KELLY-TAYLOR

CLOE JONES

Currently on maternity leave

Reception

We have a dedicated team of reception staff who are your first point of contact with the surgery. Please remember that they have a job which is often difficult and are not able to please all of the people all of the time. They do act under instructions so if you are unhappy do not take it out on them.

KAY CROOKS

DAWN COOMBES

GEORGIA KANAVAS

Phlebotomist and Receptionist

RACHEL BENYON

JULIE DAVIS

RHIANNON THEAKER

ANDREA DUNSTAN JONES

SANDRA RUSSELL

Community Nurses

The Practice has a District Nursing Team who provide nursing care for patients at home, who are unable or too ill to attend surgery. The team can be contacted on 01443 443443. Please note that the District Nursing team is no longer based at the Practice.

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors care for children aged less than 5 years. They operate our Well Baby Clinic and carry out developmental checks. Please note that the Health Visitors are no longer based at the Practice but will continue to hold their weekly clinics in Llanharry and Pontyclun Surgery.