General practitioners have an important role in looking after patients in their homes and within the communities where they live. They are part of a much wider team whose role includes promoting, preventing and initiating treatment. GPs look after patients with chronic illness, with the aim to keep people in their own homes and ensuring they are as well as they possibly can be.
GPs are often the first point of contact for anyone with a physical or mental health problem and patients can be at their most anxious. Looking after the whole person – the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, cultural and economic aspects through patient-centred approaches is a vital part of any GP’s role. This is becoming more important with terminally ill patients often choosing to stay at home.
Dr Karen Cooke (f)
Sheffield 1995, M.B., Ch.B., D.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P
Dr Paula Cowan (f)
Dublin 1995, MB ChB LRCSPI DFFP DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Sam Huddlestone (m)
Sheffield 2003, MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH, MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine
Dr Nazia Mohammed (f)
Dr Kelly Fleet (f)
Liverpool 2006, MbChB, MRCGP, DRCOG
Dr Alison Hughes (f)
Leicester 2007, M.B. Ch.B (Hons) M.R.C.G.P.