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New Doctor and Advanced Clinical Practitioner starting in September
We know we have been very busy and short-staffed recently and would like to announce the good news that we have a new Doctor and new Advanced Clinical Practioner starting at Portcullis Surgery in September of this year!
Dr Alan Perks will be working with us on Tuesdays and Fridays from September. He is from the area and went to Ludlow school, followed by his medical training at King’s and Westminster Medical school. He has worked locally as a GP in the UK for many years and also spent a number of years in Australia. He has a special interest in elderly care, paediatrics and Minor Surgery and is fully trained to carry out minor surgery and joint injections as well as fitting Nexplanon contraceptive devices.
He has three children who live in the area and his daughter Heidi already works as a practice nurse at Portcullis. He loves walking and travelling.
Advanced Clinical Practitioner Liz Starkie also joins us in September she will be working on Mondays and Tuesdays. Liz Starkie is a passionate and professional Advanced Clinical Practitioner and has worked in Urgent care and General Practice for many years within Shropshire. She specialises in the management of long term conditions and in managing acute illness. She has developed a special interest in respiratory illness and diabetes management in her previous roles as a Community Matron and Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire university. She also really enjoys working in elderly and complex care, frailty and palliative care within the local community, planning care and working in partnership and collaboration with patients and their families, health professional groups and carers.
Advanced clinical practitioners (ACPs) are healthcare professionals, educated to master’s level, with the skills and knowledge to allow them to expand their scope of practice to better meet the needs of the people they care for across the health service. They can work independently as a professional, to assess, diagnose, prescribe, refer , advice and write fit notes where appropriate.
Liz, on a personal note, enjoys playing netball, cycling , swimming and camping with her family and friends.
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