- Ruth Luna – Clinical Pharmacist
I qualified in Madrid in 1999 specializing in Obesity, Diet and Nutrition. I have been working in the UK since 2002, firstly at Baxters, an aseptic unit at Oxford hospital, then as a community pharmacist in various pharmacies. Currently I am working as an Independent Prescriber for the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Gloucestershire.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, running and spending time with friends and family.
- Mo Oladele – Clinical Pharmacist
First qualified to practice in 2012 and with 8 years background in community pharmacy, I have acquired an expertise in patient safety especially relating to the use of their medications. I joined the surgery in April 2021, since being in this role and interacting with patients and colleagues, I have developed a keen interest in Mental Health- which I hope to be exploring further in the nearest future.
I live by these: Nothing cures a bad day like a shopping spree; Nothing as precious as the gift of love from family and friends; Nothing as breath-taking as the sea; and nothing as doomed as a person who stopped learning.
- Luke MacCallum – (BSc Emergency Care 2009 / MSc Advanced Practice 2023) Urgent Care Practitioner.
Luke joined the Wiltshire Ambulance Service in 2000 and qualified as a paramedic in 2004. He then went on to become a specialist paramedic in emergency and urgent care as well being a critical care paramedic on the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Prior to joining Phoenix Health Group as an Urgent Care Practitioner, Luke spent over 4 years helping to develop urgent care services in the prison centre as an advanced clinical practitioner both at HMP Bristol and HMP Erlestoke.
As an Urgent Care Practitioner in Phoenix Health Group based at Tetbury, Luke provides acute, urgent care for our patients. In his spare time, he likes to keep fit and particularly enjoys his peloton bike. He is also a keen football fan and lifelong supporter of Newcastle United F.C.
- Jamie Mayes – Urgent Care Practitioner
I’m Jamie and I am a Paramedic and one of the Urgent Care Practitioners (UCP) based at both Cirencester and Tetbury surgeries. I joined the practice in March 2023 having spent twelve and a half years working for South Western Ambulance Service based in Gloucestershire. I joined the practice last year seeking a new challenge and with it a better work-life balance and it is the best decision I have made. I thoroughly enjoy coming to work and enjoy being able to do what I enjoy most about being a Paramedic, caring and helping people in their time of need, without the unwanted negatives that came with it on the road! In my spare time I enjoy walks with the dog, spending time with my family and looking after a very large marine aquarium! I enjoy all aspects of medicine.
- Tammy Broslin – Urgent Care Practitioner
I qualified as a paramedic in 2016, and in 2022 left the ambulance service after 12 years frontline to join Phoenix Health Group. I really enjoy the patient contact and challenges that primary care brings and feel very fortunate to be part of the Phoenix team. As part of the Urgent Care Practitioner team we see a range of minor illness and injuries and try to support the GP’s were possible. I work at both the Cirencester surgery and Tetbury surgery. I am originally from South Africa so enjoy talking to people about their travels and adventures, and any tips of places to go!
The Social Prescriber gives free support to help people over the age of 16 to improve their health and wellbeing.
The Social Prescriber can help:
- In times of change – e.g. due to health issues, redundancy or retirement
- Those experiencing emotional hardship- e.g. due to bereavement
- People worried about debt or financial issues
- With accessing services or linking more with activities in the community
The Social Prescriber will provide:
- One to one support – here to listen and explore what matters to you and what will help you meet the challenges you face
- Local knowledge and links to community activities such as healthy lifestyles, outdoor groups, creative activities, counselling, support groups and services, learning and skills
The midwife is part of a community midwife team and is happy to offer preconceptual care for the patient. The midwife also cares for mothers and families during antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal periods. She sees clients both at home and in surgeries, as well as in hospitals.
There are antenatal clinics at South Cerney on Monday mornings and at Cirencester on Wednesday afternoons and alternate Thursday mornings at South Cerney and Thursday afternoons at Cirencester. The midwife can be contacted on 01285 884561.
The sisters assess the nursing need after referral from other members of the team or from the patient.
They offer nursing care for the housebound, patients discharged from hospital, seriously ill patients who wish to stay in their own homes and those with physical disabilities. They offer support and advice for families and carers. Each patient requiring care will have a named nurse attending to their needs. They can be contacted directly on 0300 421 6072.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
The team can be contacted by telephoning 0300 421 8922.
The Osteopath and Acupuncturist – Following referral from your doctor, these services are available at reduced cost and are subsidised by the Phoenix Charitable Trust, Cirencester and District.
Complementary Therapists – A team of complementary therapists have the use of a complementary health suite at South Cerney. Appointments are on a private basis and are made direct with the therapist concerned.