Dr John Beaven
MBBS (1989), BSc, MRCGP, DFFP
Dr Henk Bruggers
ARTSexamen (NL) (1995)
Dr Rob Tippin
MBChB (2000), MRCGP
Dr Kate Wooding
MBBS BSc (2009, Imperial College), DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Becky Kay
BM (1996), MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DFFP
Dr Vicki Nunn
MBBS (2009), MRCGP
Dr Alice Edwards
MBChB (Hons) 2011, BSc, DTM&H, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Rachel Lewis
MBChB (2009), DFSRH, MRCGP
Dr Penny North
BSc, BM, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Matthew Bailey
Dr Helen Ryan
BSc, MBhCB (2015), MRCGP
The Practice Nurses are available by appointment.
They are able to offer a wide range of services and procedures including cervical smear tests, injections, dressings and routine immunisations but are particularly concerned with preventing disease and promoting good health.
They also offer newly registered patient health checks and NHS travel vaccinations.
They also play an important part in monitoring and providing information for those with Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, high blood pressure, or who are taking HRT. They are able to give contraceptive advice and provide follow-up checks.
Each nurse has a different role. Please make it clear to the receptionist which service you require so that you can be booked to see the appropriate nurse.
Asthma, Cardiac (CHD), Cervical Smears, COPD, Diabetes, Dietary Advice, Dopplers, Hypertension, Spirometry, Travel Advice, Vaccinations (Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles, Zoladex, Whooping Cough), Wound care.
Audio (referred by GP), Cardiac (CHD), Cervical Smears, Diabetes, Dietary Advice, Doppler, Dressings, HRT Repeat Checks, Hypertension, Travel Advice, Vaccinations (Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles, Zoladex, Whooping Cough).
Audio (referred by GP), Cervical Smears, Dietary Advice, Dopplers, Family Planning (Depo Contraception and pill check repeats), Hypertension, Travel Advice, Vaccinations (Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles, Zoladex, Whooping Cough).
Asthma, Cervical Smears, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension, Spirometry, Travel Advice, Vaccinations (Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles, Zoladex, Whooping Cough), Wound care.
Blood tests, Dopplers, Family Planning (Depo Contraception and pill check repeats), HRT Repeat Checks, Hypertension, Vaccinations (Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles, Zoladex, Whooping Cough), Wound Care.
Health Care Assistants
The Practice Nursing team is assisted by 4 Health Care Assistants.
They are experienced in taking blood, blood pressure, administering flu vaccines, B12 injections, hearing tests and spirometry tests, perform ECGs, they also see patients referred to an ulcer clinic working with the Practice Nurses.
Each Health Care Assistant has a different role. Please make it clear to the receptionist which service you require so that you can be booked to see the appropriate Health Care Assistant.
ECG, Blood Pressure, Blood Tests, Diabetic Pre Checks, INR, B12 Injections, Flu, Shingles and Pneumonia Vaccinations, Spirometry, Audio (referred by GP) and Wound care.
ECG, Blood Pressure, Blood Tests, Diabetic Pre Checks, INR, B12 injections, Flu, Shingles and Pneumonia vaccinations, Stitches and Clip removal and Teledermatology.
ECG, Blood Pressure, Blood Tests, Diabetic Pre Checks, INR, Stitches and Clip removals.
ECG, Blood Pressure and blood tests.
Practice Management and all Non-Clinical Staff
The Practice Manager is responsible for the general management and the day to day running of the Practice, and will be able to help with any administrative or non-medical matters. She is also available to receive compliments, suggestions or discuss complaints.
Receptionists are the first people in the Practice with whom you are likely to come into contact. They will help you to make appointments with the doctors or nurses and try to provide answers to non-medical questions.
The Receptionists can also advise you of other services that may be available to you.
Dispensers process repeat prescription requests and the prescriptions written by the doctors for patients who live more than a mile from a chemist and who are registered as dispensing patients.
The Carers Champion keeps an up to date list of carers, signposting patients to the appropriate services and support, liaising with the Patient Participation Group, ensuring carers are aware of training they can get and liaising with young carers and signposting people to respite care, contact via reception.
Medical Secretaries process hospital referrals, take messages for the doctors, give you the results of laboratory tests and deal with routine office matters.
The Administration Team work behind the scenes to support patient services including processing registrations, medical reports, insurance claims, managing clinical correspondence, appointment scheduling for screening, chronic conditions & vaccinations.
The Finance department deal with reconciling all incoming and outgoing finance, invoice queries and payments.
The IT Administrator looks after all the practice IT equipment and supports all staff with general IT queries and issues.
Beckington Family Practice works in collaboration with 4 local practices to form Mendip Primary Care Network (PCN). Our PCN is made up of Beckington Family Practice, Park Medical Practice, Grove House Surgery, Mendip Country Practice and Oakhill Surgery. Together we employ a team of health care professionals to support our patient population.
Take a look at the Mendip PCN website (www.mendippcn.co.uk) to find out what services we offer to care for our patients and who the team are within Mendip PCN. Some of these services are held remotely, in our own practice or in one of the PCN practices.
District Nurses (off-site)
District nurses undertake a wide variety of nursing procedures for those who are too frail or too unwell to leave their homes. These include nursing assessments, dressings, injections, immunisations, blood tests and catheter care, as well as health promotion. They play an important role in the care of those with a terminal illness, life limiting conditions and complex health needs. The district nurses liaise with GPs, Dorothy House hospice carers and the wider multi-disciplinary team. Arrangements for a district nurse to visit are usually made through your doctor or by the hospital following discharge.
The district nurses can be contacted directly on 0300 124 5604 Monday – Friday 08:00-18:00.
Health Visitor (off-site)
Health Visitors are qualified nurses with specialist training in the health of children aged 0-5 years, which enables them to give health promotion advice on issues concerning parenting, minor parent and child ailments, contraception, post natal depression, domestic violence, housing and homelessness, benefits, disability, alcohol and drug misuse and child protection concerns.
The health visitors can be contacted directly on 0300 323 0118 and can arrange to see you at home or in the surgery.
Midwives from the Birthing Unit at Frome Community Hospital and the Royal United Hospital in Bath provide care for all expectant mothers. In addition to running antenatal clinics, they work with the Health Visitors in helping to prepare couples for the birth and care of their baby. They supervise births in Frome Community Hospital, The Royal United Hospital and within the community and usually visit new mothers up until the baby is 10 days old.
The midwives can be contacted on 01373 454740 for Frome and 01225 824645 for RUH Antenatal.