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Doctors and Staff

The Clinical Team

General Practitioners

The practice has 2 partners, Dr Upton and Dr Kaur. We have 2 regular doctors that complete the team.

Dr Kevin S Upton - MB, ChB, DCH, DFSRH (Birmingham 1986)

Usual working week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Dr Simranjeet Kaur - MBBS nMRCGP DFFP (Mysore 1999)

Usual working week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Day - MB BCH (University of Wales 1997)

Usual working week: Monday

Dr Burlinson - MB BS 1980 University of London

Usual working week:  Friday

We aim to use these 4 doctors to cover all sessions. We only use locum doctors to cover holiday or sickness when unable to use a regular GP.

The Non Clinical Team

Practice Manager: Susan Pyatt

Finance Manager: Helen Sargeant

Medical Secretaries: Carol Burnett deals with all referrals and is a vital link between the practice and the hospital.

Dispensary: Kathy, Sara and Charlotte are in charge of our repeat prescribing and dispensing.

Reception Staff: Your first point of contact with our practice will probably be with one of the receptionists - Amma, Julie, Helen, Margaret, Maria, Nicola. The advice the receptionists give is strictly to guidelines laid down by the doctors.

General Practice Nurses

Jodie Spragg, Tonya Davis and Paulette Upton are our practice nurses. Jodie's areas of speciality are Diabetes, Asthma and COPD. Paulette's area of speciality is Family Planning. The nurses are available from 7am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The nurses can provide the following services:

  • Baby Immunisations (Jodie and Tonya only)
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Blood Tests
  • Dressings
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Cervical Cytology
  • Ear Syringing
  • ECGs
  • Emergency Contraception (Please enquire at reception)
  • Family Planning
  • Injections
  • INRs
  • Health Checks
  • Minor Injury Reviews
  • New Patient Checks
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Post Natals
  • Preconception Advice
  • Smears (also take swabs)
  • Travel Vaccinations and Advice
  • Vaccinations
  • Weight Management
  • Well Women/Well Men Health Checks

Healthcare Support Worker

Our Healthcare support worker is Diane Bostock. Diane is able to provide the following services:

  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Blood tests
  • Dressing Reviews
  • ECGs
  • INRs
  • Learning Disability Health Checks
  • New Patient Checks
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Weight Management
  • 24 Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors


Mrs Jan McKendrick is the midwife attached to our practice and looks after all patients who need antenatal care.

General Practitioners

If your problem is not included in the above list you need to make an appointment with a doctor. All of our doctors will be able to see your past history and previous consultations so it is not essential that you see the same doctor each time. Next day and urgent appointments should be made with the duty doctor so that you are seen in a timely manner.

Our regular GPs do have areas of speciality:

Dr Upton: Elderly Care, Family Planning (Implanons, coils, etc.), Minor Surgery, Paediatrics
Dr Kaur: Family Planning, Minor Surgery
Dr Shevlin: Joint Injections

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