Bennfield Surgery has a full compliment of practitioners to enable us to provide modern family medicine for the 21st Century.
I was born in Aldershot, Hampshire and completed medical school at Birmingham University in 1993. Following hospital posts around the Midlands, I finished my training as a General Practitioner with a practice in Leamington Spa.
I joined the practice in 1998, on a part-time basis. I am available in surgery for five clinics a week, the remainder of my time being spent walking, bird watching and singing.
Raised locally in Rugby, I qualified from Birmingham University in 1994. My hospital posts were varied, and where possible in hill walking areas, as remote as the Outer Hebridies. My GP training was in Oban, Scotland.
Following this, I took a Fellows' post at Glasgow University allowing me to practice half time as a GP, whilst performing research and teaching medical students for the other portion. I joined the practice in 2000 and I am now the lead 'trainer' for doctors who join us to complete their general medical practitioner training.
Within the practice, I have a particular interest in heart disease, and training, development and education. I have the dubious "honour" of managing the IT system and helping to keep the systems and the staff up to date. (Mr Bill Gates is not my friend!)
I am married with two children. I enjoy running, hill walking, long distance walking, tandem cycling and I am a violinist with the Rugby Rococo Players. I love everything Apple and all gadgets - I am officially a Geek.
I am, also (now officially), a runner as I have recently completed my first half-marathon in Coventry.
I graduated from Nottingham University in 1997 and completed my General Practice Training in Leicestershire in 2003.
I subsequently spent 13 months in rural British Columbia. Work in Canada was extremely varied, often requiring me to travel between sites by helicopter or ferry.
During the 15 months immediately prior to my appointment at Bennfield Surgery in July 2006, I worked at Loughborough Walk-in Centre. Here I supported emergency nurse practitioners in the care of patients with both illnesses and injuries.
Like Dr Doherty, I am now a 'trainer' within the practice helping doctors to complete their general medical services training with the general practice setting.
In my spare time I enjoy the outdoors, walking and wildlife.
I was raised in Coventry and went on to study Medicine at Birmingham University where I graduated in 2012.
My Junior Doctor training has seen me work in a variety of specialties across the West Midlands, and I completed my General Practice training in Coventry in 2018.
I now live in Coventry with my partner, and am a keen follower of Wasps rugby.
As GP trainee I spent an excellent 6 months at Bennfield and I am delighted to re-join the team.
Hailing from Coventry originally and having completed my medical degree at Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' Medical School I am pleased to continue my career in the midlands.
I apologise in advance if I start talking about triathlons...
We currently have 4 GP trainees/students on placement at the practice: Dr Natalie White, Dr Nicola Miller, Dr Saad Khan and Dr Bethany Wright.
Carlyn is a registered nurse who is prepared, both academically and clinically, to provide a broad range of health care services, employing a "holistic" approach. Nurse Practitioner functions include performing diagnostic skills (history taking, physical assessment, ordering appropriate laboratory tests/procedures), therapeutic management (outlining care, providing prescriptions, coordinating consultations and referrals), and promoting health activities, all done in collaboration with the patient.
Carlyn has particular skills in helping patients with asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease. She is very able to independently manage acute and chronic illnesses and writes prescriptions for all appropriate medications.
Kayley joined the practice in February 2016 following the retirement of our previous practice manager.
Some of her main duties as Practice Manager include:
Jane took on the role of office manager in March 2016 after working as part of the reception/administration team for ten years.
Some of Jane's main duties include:
Our Medical Secretary joined us in January 2021 and has over 16 years experience of working in administrative and secretarial roles.
These are the staff who really make the practice work well. They are the first you meet and the voices you hear on the phone.
Our reception team will endeavor to help you. Often they need a chiropracter they bend over backwards so far, and they do not deserve abuse in any shape or form.
So, in no particular order here are a few of our admin team:
District nurses can be called upon to visit patients who cannot leave their homes. The doctor, or sometimes the hospital will arrange this.
IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy) - we now have a therapist from this team working at the surgery.
Antenatal clinics are conducted by our community midwife on Tuesdays by appointment. These community-based antenatal clinics compliment any hospital clinic appointment and scans. They provide an opportunity for parents to prepare and be monitored safely through pregnancy as well as liaising with mum's own GP if problems arise.
Occasionally you may be asked if you would mind if a trainee (medical student, GP trainee or Junior Doctor) be present at your consultation. If you object to this please indicate this when asked by the receptionist or practitioner prior to the start of the consultation. Although it is important to help train the next generation of practitioners, we appreciate that you may not wish this for any or all of your own consultations.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Natalie White, Dr Nicola Miller, Dr Saad Khan and Dr Bethany Wright to our team.
Tel: 01788 540860
Monday-Friday, 08:30am - 06.00pm
Please note; the surgery will be open 08:30-12:30 on Thursday 03 February 2022 and closed in the afternoon for Practice Learning Training. Please call 111 if your matter is urgent during our closing times.
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We are pleased to offer an online enquiry facility for our patients, for non-urgent medical or administrative queries such as sick note requests, general queries, chasing referrals, etc.
This is a non-urgent enquiry facility and therefore it can take up to 2 working days for you to receive a response.
If your query is of a complex nature, you will require a more detailed consultation and therefore this service will not be appropriate for you. You should phone the surgery when the telephone lines open at 8.30am to book an appointment with the Doctor.
Outside of normal working hours, please contact the NHS out of hours service by phone on 111.
NHS 111 can help if you need urgent medical help or if you’re not sure what to do. They will ask you questions about your symptoms, so you get the most appropriate help. You can also get help from their website:
In the event of a medical emergency call 999