|Dr M B J Heneghan
||BSc(Hons) MB BCH (Wales) 1983 MRCP DRCOG
|Dr C D Davies
||(Female) Job-share partner
||MB BCh (Wales) 1985 MRCGP DCH DRCOG Fam Plan Cert
|Dr B Williams
||(Female) Job-share partner
||MB BCh (Wales) 1985 MRCGP DROG DGM Fam Plan Cert
|(Our two job-sharing partners work for part of the week. They work as a team with each seeing the other’s patients when either partner is away, thus maintaining continuity of patient care.)
|Dr P W Metcalfe
||MB ChB (Leeds) 1981 MRCGP FRCS Ed DRCOG
|Dr G M J Keely
||MB BCh BAO (Ireland) 1987 FRCGP MMedEd
|Dr R S Matharu
|Dr A E Morgan
||MB ChB (Glasgow) 1999 MRCS DFSRH MRCGP
|Dr J E Lloyd
||BMBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
|Dr E R Lloyd
BMBS MRCGP BSc(Hons) DFSRH
|Dr J J King
MB BCh, MRCGP, DFSRH
Our Practice Team
When you telephone or attend the practice your enquiry will be handled by a member of the Medical Reception team who are trained to ask questions which facilitate your appointment booking or enable clinicians to assess the urgency of the response.
From time to time your appointment may be delayed or you may feel that the questions you are asked are unnecessary; however, please be assured that our staff are working to our practice protocols and we thank you for your continued support to the practice team.
The practice employs approximately 45 staff members who can be identified by their name badges. Our staff may vary as practice needs change. Presently, the complement is as follows:
|Dr Francine LeNeveu
Practice Management Team
The management team overseas all aspects of patient services, operational and financial activities and holds overall responsibility for the management of the practice
We have a team of medical receptionists, identifiable by their name badges. Their role is to assist patient services and administration. Their duties include making GP, nurse and specialist clinic appointments, filing and retrieving of notes.
Our administration team provides a full range of secretarial support to the practice.
Our nurses are recognisable by their navy blue nurses’ uniforms. They provide a range of valuable nursing services including chronic disease clinics, administering vaccines, wound care, womens health, phlebotomy, general health advice & travel advice and blood-letting.
|Sister Kate Reed RGN BSc PGCert ENP
||Practice Nurse Team Leader
|Sister Sian Sandford RGN
Sister Meryl Penn RGN
Sister Karen Mattick RGN
Sister Ffion Davies RGN
Sister Samantha James RGN
|Sister Paru Shrestha RGN
|Staff Nurse Joy Lavis RGN
Our team of healthcare assistants carry out routine health checks, take blood tests and undertake other procedures in conjunction with our practice nurse team.
We have a team of dispensers, recognisable by their white uniforms. Their role is to process prescription requests, organise collection and provide dispensing support to the practice.
Work at our surgeries continues into the community with the assistance of staff employed by Powys Teaching Health Board. These staff members work both in the surgeries and in the community eg at home, in schools, resources centres and act as link workers between hospitals in the area and ourselves.
Our team of community nurses includes those who have specialist interests in wound care, leg ulcers, palliative care, falls prevention, continence, infection control, respiratory disease and diabetes.
They can be contacted on 01874 610421.
Health visitors offer a service to families with pre-school children, in the home and clinic. They are available to discuss, give information and guidance on a range of topics to promote family health and wellbeing. This includes emotional health, postnatal depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, child development, difficult behaviour, feeding, sleeping, minor illness, injury reduction.
Child health departmental reviews are carried out periodically.
The health visitors can be contacted on 01874 622186.
Community Psychiatric Nurses
There are CPNs attached to our surgeries but who have their own mental health resource centre at Ty Illtyd, Bridge Street, where a drop-in service is provided for patients' needs.
Mental Health Counsellors
This service is managed by nurse practitioners and counsellors who deal with anxiety, stress and mild depression.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
This clinic is run by a nurse specialist. The service allows patients to gain direct access to support and advice, and they can self-refer if they wish. For further information please ask our receptionists at the desk or give them a call.
The practice team is large and different members have a variety of roles:
The General Practitioners
The GPs are responsible for managing a variety of acute and chronic medical problems. As a large group practice we are fortunate to have GPs with specific interests and expertise in many areas, including gynaecology, cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, child health, palliative care, anesthetics, minor surgery and family planning. This means that hospital investigations may be carried out in Brecon War Memorial Hospital by a GP from the practice.
As well as carrying out routine medical checks, undertaking procedures such as dressings, our nursing team have specialist expertise in family planning, travel and immunisation advice, management of heart disease, asthma and chronic lung disease, leg ulcers and diabetes. Our nurses also offer healthy lifestyle advice including smoking cessation support.
Community Nurse Team
The District nurses look after patients who are housebound or terminally ill. They undertake a wide variety of nursing tasks and offer advice on maintaining good health as well as managing chronic illnesses. They can be contacted on 01874 610421.
The health visitors look after children under five years old and their mothers. They offer child health checks in conjunction with the GPs and offer advice on common childhood conditions including sleep and feeding problems as well as health advice and Accident prevention.
Contact telephone number: 01874 622186.
The midwives look after pregnant patients and are involved in delivering babies at home or in the community midwife unit. They look after mothers and children in the first few weeks in life.
Contact telephone number: 01874 622443.
As a practice we operate a system of shared care with our midwifery colleagues at the Brecon Birth Centre, War Memorial Hospital, Brecon. It is important that you make contact with your midwife before the tenth week of pregnancy (Tel: 01874 622443).
Your initial appointment with the midwife will take about an hour; here the booking documentation and ultrasound appointment will be organised. The midwife will also provide you with information regarding antenatal care, including screening tests, healthy lifestyle advice, local antenatal and postnatal classes. Your midwife will ask you to see your GP occasionally in pregnancy and especially if you are having any problems.
In order to give your baby a good start, it is important to take folic acid tablets to prevent spina bifida. These tablets are available on prescription. Please speak to your GP if you require a script. If you are a smoker it is important to stop smoking NOW. Your GP and the practice nurses are happy to offer you information and support on quitting.
If you have any queries or require advice on any aspect of your care, please come and see us.
Our practice nurses are available for consultation by appointment at reception or will see patients in emergencies. Our nurses form an important part of our healthcare services and are available for dressings, injections, blood-letting, advice, health screening and clinic work. When attending the nurses’ room in Brecon we would ask that you book in at the reception desk. At both locations we are able to offer emergency, routine and same-day appointments.
Nurses' Room: Monday to Friday 8.30 - 13:00 pm
Afternoon appointments are available between 2.00 - 5:00pm
We hold a phlebotomy clinic at the Brecon practice where blood tests are taken by our nurses or healthcare assistant. Appointments can be made in advance or on the day. These are held Monday to Friday. For further information please ask at reception.
At Sennybridge Health Centre our practice nurse and/or healthcare assistant will be available:
For booked appointments from 8:30am - 11:00
Chronic Disease clinic appointments from 11:00am to 12:00 noon
Trainee GPs/Medical Students
Our practice is a training/teaching practice. Our trainee GPs are fully qualified doctors and have a great deal of hospital experience. Trainee GPs are attached to our practice for six to 12 months and patients find their fresh, enthusiastic approach adds to the health care we provide. The trainee GPs usually become general practitioners after completing their training and are at all times encouraged to seek advice when required from the practice partners. We are fortunate to also have medical students attached for short periods to our practice. With the patient’s consent they may consult alongside the partners and thereby learn about general practice.
When booking an appointment you may be asked if you would consult with one of our trainee GPs. Our trainees are excellent doctors. We are confident that they will give our patients modern, effective and caring treatment.