Dr J S FitzGerald Frazer
BSc MRCP Guy's 1977
‘Both my father and grandfather were GPs, so my career choice was easy. I have a special interest in Gastroenterology. I enjoy learning Spanish, going dancing with my wife, and the usual interests of DIY and gardening.’
Dr S W Powell
MB BS DCH MRCGP DRCOG St Bartholomew's 1982
‘I grew up in Hertfordshire, trained in London and did hospital jobs in King’s Lynn, Stafford and Stevenage. I have special interests in Diabetes and training new Doctors to become General Practitioners. Married with 2 children. I enjoy country walks with our dogs, gardening and fishing.’
Dr A A Egleston
MB ChB DCH DFFP Birmingham 1987
'Having been born in Coseley and trained in Birmingham and the Black Country, I retain fond links to the urban West Midlands, whilst loving Shropshire and the opportunities it offers. I have a keen interest in rural healthcare issues, and am involved in the Dispensing Doctors Association nationally.
At work, my interests are minor surgery, child healthcare and therapeutics, but I enjoy most the team working of a family practice.
I wind down at home walking our standard poodle, and like to relax watching crime drama, with a glass of Sancerre. I like to play and watch most sports, and enjoy travel and skiing with my wife and 3 children.'
Dr M E Staite
MB ChB MRCGP Birmingham 1990
‘Born in West Bromwich in 1966, I have travelled the West Midlands extensively, having been brought up in Wolverhampton, and trained in Medicine at Birmingham. I escaped to Shropshire in 2003. I am married with 2 children. In practice, I am interested in training new GPs and palliative care. In my spare time I enjoy watching films and anything that makes me laugh, and a pint of real ale always goes down well!’
Dr Chantelle Todd
MBBS MRCGP Middlesex 1993
‘I enjoy all aspects of General Practice, but have a particular interest in Women’s Health. I also have some experience in the education of medical students and graduated from UCL in 1993
When not at work, I have three children, a dog and a husband - they all keep me busy!’
Dr K Douglas
MB BS MRCGP London 2004
‘Born in Colchester and trained in London at UCL. I moved to Stafford for my house jobs as a junior doctor. I completed basic surgical training in Telford and Shrewsbury and stayed in the area that is now home, for GP training. I maintain an interest in minor surgery and orthopaedics. I'm a film enthusiast (mainly Sci-Fi and action) and I enjoy but play bad golf and am enjoying the struggle of training my "full of beans" springer spaniel called Jasper.’
Dr Kate Miller
MB, ChB, MRCGP, DFFP Sheffield 2001
'I initially studied neuroscience for four years at Nottingham University but then decided I wanted to train as a Doctor. I undertook my medical training at Sheffield and moved to Shropshire in 2007 for my husband to complete his training as an intensive care doctor. We have two children at local schools and three pet pigs in the garden at home!
I have a particular interest in Sexual Health and Womens Health.'
Vocational Training For GPs
We are privileged to be approved as a training practice for doctors doing their final period of preparation for a career in general practice who spend a period of 6 or 12 months working with us. They are already experienced doctors with a lot of experience in hospital medicine. We are also involved in teaching medical students from Manchester and Keele Universities who are observing work in general practice and sometimes see patients in very supervised situations.
As part of the training programmes a video camera may occasionally be used for teaching purposes to allow viewing of consultations by the doctor and his trainer. Full permission is always sought before any consultations are recorded on video.
We are also actively involved in research through the 'Keele GP Research Partnership'.
The Practice Team
Mrs Lynn Kupiec
Mrs Lynn Kupiec is responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of the practice and co-ordinates the work of the other staff. She will be pleased to discuss any non-medical problems you may have.
The receptionists are your first point of contact with the practice. They will help you to use the services provided. The practice is ably supported by two secretaries.
Our senior practice sister Janet Holmes and her team of multi-skilled sisters can help you with a wide range of nursing services including health checks, dressings, ear syringing, cervical smears, immunisations, travel advice, phlebotomy, blood pressure reviews, asthma monitoring, HRT checks, contraception reviews and medication reviews.
Our practice nurses are always available to deal with any minor injuries or ailments, through the 'Fast Track' treatment scheme.
Attached Staff (based at Newport Cottage Care Centre)
Health Visitors - telephone 01952 825059
Our health visitors are qualified nurses with midwifery experience and have an extra qualification in community health care. They monitor development of the under 5s and offer advice particularly for this group, pregnant mothers and elderly people.
District Nurses - telephone 01952 822830
The team provide nursing care for patients unable to visit the surgery for treatments. This includes blood tests, injections, dressings, continence advice and palliative care. They will also advise on DSS benefits.
Attached Staff (based at Wellington Road Surgery)
A State Registered Chiropodist undertakes treatment for patients who are of pensionable age, diabetic or physically handicapped and are in medical need.
A registered podiatrist undertakes assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common and more complex disorders of the feet. You will require a referral from your GP. Diabetic foot screening is also offered annually for every diabetic patient.