Practice Team

Medical Team:

Doctors

GP: Dr Tessa Lewis (Partner)
GP: Dr Wayne Lewis (Partner)
GP: Dr Catherine Gilsenan (Partner)
GP: Dr Sasha Robinson (Partner)
GP: Dr Ami Conway (Partner)
GP: Dr Rowland Hughes (Salaried)

“As GP’s at Blaenavon, we believe that our job involves all aspects of your health care. Including the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness. This encompasses antenatal care, right through to end of life care.

We provide advice, diagnosis and therapy during episodes of ill-health and care of chronic conditions. We also aim to prevent illness through immunisation, screening, health advice and education.

We work as a team and patients are welcome to consult any one of the doctors for advice and treatment. Although we prefer you see the same GP for the same problem(s).

We are fully committed to the principles of the NHS and our aim is to provide a first class service for the residents of our practice area.”

GP Trainees

GP Trainee: Dr Smriti Pun
GP Trainee: Dr Katie Walbeoff

Blaenavon Medical Practice has been a training practice for GP Registrars since February 2015. GP Registrars are experienced doctors who have decided on a career in General Practice. Before they come to the practice they have worked for several years as hospital doctors and are learning to adapt their medical skills and knowledge to the General Practice environment. They will usually have spent at least two years working in a hospital before you see them in a practice and are closely supervised by a senior GP or trainer.  A GP Registrar can be present with the practice from 6 to 12 months, depending where they are in their rotation.

Sometimes our GP Trainees may wish to video record their consultations and in this care your permission will always be requested beforehand.

Being a Training Practice is a mark of quality and practices have to go through a rigorous selection process before they can receive GP Registrars. We are committed to the education and training of future GPs.

Pharmacist

Pharmacist: Wendy Tyler-Batt

Pharmacists carry out medication reviews, telephone consultations regarding medication and are available for advice.

Nursing Team

Practice Nurses: Susan, Lisa & Leanne
Health Care Assistant: Pam
Phlebotomist: Karen

Practice Nurses can carry out a variety of consultations, tests and procedures.  These include Minor Illness Clinics, Well Women Clinics and Chronic Disease Clinics amongst many other services.

Our Health Care Assistant is responsible for phlebotomy services (blood tests) and is qualified to carry out certain tests and health checks.

See Clinics page for services provided by our nursing team.

Administrative Team:

Practice Manager

Practice Manager: Maria Potter

The Practice Manager is responsible for the overall running of the practice. If you have any suggestions or complaints, please put them in writing and we will happily address them.

Office Team

Office Manager: Kelly
Secretary: Maxine
Prescription Clerk: Kim
Receptionist: Karen
Receptionist: Pattie
Receptionist: Raegan
Receptionist: Sara
Receptionist: Chloe

All our staff are here to help you and are pleased to do so. Our receptionists are your link with the rest of the practice. They may need to ask you medical details in order to work effectively and at all times are working under the instruction of doctors. All information you give to them is treated in confidence and they are bound by the same codes of conduct as the Doctors and Nurses. The more information you are able to give the receptionists the better they will be able to assist. Please be respectful and polite to the Office Team.

Primary Health Care Team:

Other Health Care Team members work alongside the Practice Team to provide high quality healthcare.  These include:

District Nurses
01495 796308

The District Nurses are responsible for providing a nursing service for patients who are chronically sick/physically disabled and generally housebound.

Health Visitors
01495 796300

The Health Visitors provide help and advice to families with pre-school children. They will visit each family just after the birth of a child. They also offer advice to families who have children with disabilities.

Counsellor
Patients can be referred to the counsellor, who holds a weekly session in the Health Centre once a week, via their GP.

Community Midwife
01873 852091

The Community Midwife provides ante-natal and post-natal care in accordance with local guidelines. She will also liaise between the patient, GP and the hospital as and when necessary.

Community Psychiatric Nurse
01495 765727

The CPN is based at Talygarn Mental Health Unit in Pontypool and offers a weekly clinic at the surgery, providing individual support for people experiencing both minor and more serious mental health problems. Patients are referred via their GP.

School Nurse
01633 623504

The School Nurse covers the two primary school in Blaenavon, and Abersychan Comprehensive School. Referrals can be directly to Linda regarding your childs’ general health/growth and development, e.g. speech, hearing, vision, bed-wetting and bullying etc.