Healthcare Team

Doctors

Our doctors work in a partnership and as a group. Although you are registered with a named doctor, you may see any of the doctors in the partnership.

Dr Russell Griffiths MBBS (London 1988), MRCGP
Dr Griffiths is the Senior Partner in the practice. His interests include IT. Clinical Governance Lead for the practice.

Dr Shupa Rahman MBBS (London 1992), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP
Dr Rahman is a six session partner in the practice. Dr Rahman has an interest in child health surveillance and medical school teaching.   Safeguarding Lead for the practice.

Dr Richard Payne MB BCh (Wales 2000), DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Payne is a six-session partner. His interests include skin diseases and teaching medical students.   Information Governance Lead for the practice

Associate GPs

Dr Esther Keeping MB ChB (Manchester 2011), MRCGP

Dr Srdjan Milicic  MB ChB (Keele 2012), DFSRH, MRCGP

Practice Nursing

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Gillian Hemmings & Jessin Antony
An Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) is a registered nurse who has acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice.

Practice Matron

Karen Allbut
The practice has recently introduced a Community Matron visiting service to our Nursing and Residential Homes.   Our Practice Matron is very experienced in providing community medical care and is an independent prescriber

Practice Nurses

Sr Jeanette Barrington SRN
Sister Barrington has been at Cumberland House since 1985. Her role is to provide clinical advice and support to patients and undertake a full range of nursing procedures.  She assists in the running of the diabetic clinic and other interests include family planning and travel medicine.

Sr Sharon Bowers
Sister Bowers joined the Practice in November 2015.   Her role is to provide clinical advice and support to patients and undertake a full range of nursing procedures.

Other Practice Staff

Practice Manager

Mrs Sue Griffiths
Sue runs the business side of the practice and is available if you encounter any problems with the care or service you have received. If you have any suggestions as to how we could provide a more efficient service please contact the Practice Manager.

IT / Office Manager

Miss Diane Palmer
Diane has overall supervision of the computer system and Reception Office.  

Lead Receptionist

Mrs Marion Collier
Marion is responsible for the day to day running of the reception office.

Healthcare Assistant / Data entry clerk

Mrs Karen Burton
Karen is available for all blood tests by appointment and routine health checks, simple dressings and influenza vaccinations.  Please ask at Reception for further information.

Secretarial Office

Julie & Shelley are responsible, amongst other things, for arranging hospital out-patients appointments and medical reports and examinations (including non-NHS medical xaminations).

Prescription Clerk

Michelle

Reception Staff

Our receptionists are an integral part of our practice team and are usually the first contact for patients accessing our services. They look after the appointments system and try to keep things running as smoothly as possible and will be glad to help you in any way they can.

In line with the rest of the NHS, we operate a policy of zero tolerance to aggressive or abusive behaviour towards all of our staff.

Medical Students

Dr Griffiths and Partners is happy to be part of medical student teaching, receiving students from Keele Medical School in their final year of training. Their general practice experience is an essential part of their learning and we are grateful to our patients who may consulted by a student prior to being reviewed by one of the G.P.s. If you are scheduled to be seen by a student but would rather not see them for personal reasons please let a member of staff know beforehand and your request will be respected.

The practice has received excellent feedback from previous students and the Medical School and we strive to make their attachment with the practice stimulating and enjoyable.

We thank our patients for their continuing support and patience with resident students.