The General Practitioners
Dr J M Bajen (M) LMS (Spain 1990)
Dr I Blasco (M) LMS, (Spain 1990)
Dr N Vucha (F) MBBS, MRCGP
Dr Panthagani (M) MBBS, MS ophth
All our patients have a named GP who is responsible for your overall care at the practice, you should contact the practice if you wish to know who this is, and that if you have a preference as to which GP that is, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.
The Practice Staff
The practice manager looks after the organisation and day-to-day running of the practice.
If you are concerned about any aspect of the care you receive in the practice or have any comments or suggestions, they will be happy to speak to you. You should also contact them if you would be interested in joining the Patient Participation Group.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Our ANP, Desdra Sarchet, is a registered general nurse (RGN) with over a decade's experience working in general practice. She is a qualified prescribing nurse and is able to prescribe for a wide range of medical problems.
Desdra has completed her BSc (Hons) Nurse Practitioner Degree in Primary Health Care and has also undertaken additional training in asthma, diabetes, heart disease, implant/coil fitting, family planning and sexual health care.
Dawn Turner is a very experienced Nurse Prescriber who was a deputy manager in one of the medical wards at Southend General Hospital and has experience in dealing with COPD. She runs our smear and travel clinics, is a mentor for student nurses and has completed her and diagnostic course.
Sue Walker has worked at the surgery for many years and specialises in children's vaccinations, travel clinic and diabetes.
Anneliese Lazell is a experienced Nurse who has joined us from Southend Hospital.
The nurses are assisted by Carol Freeman our phlebotomist and Victoria Bryan our Health Care Assistants.
If you would like to speak to a Clinician please telephone the surgery. The receptionist will take note of your name and telephone number and we will call you back as soon as possible.
Christine Hudson, Laura Mason, Janice Gould, Gillian Thatcher, Clair Elliot, Evelyn Richardson Clare Dunn and Elinor Brennan, have many years of experience between them and will assist you with appointments, prescription requests, test results and home visits.
Vanessa Watkins and Caroline Francis our secretaries and Darren Boswell and Hayley McGurk, our admin assistants, complete the team of staff at Rochford Medical Practice.
District/Long-Term Condition Nurses
The district nursing team and the long-term condition nursing team are based at Hockley Clinic. Access to these nurses is via a referral from the doctors or nurses at the surgery.