39 High Street, West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire. SN10 4JB
reception.courtyard@nhs.net
Telephone Numbers
Surgery 8am - 6.30pm
Tel 01380 813300
Fax 01380 818669
Out of Hours
Tel 111
The Team
Doctors
Dr Helen Osborn
Dr Helen Osborn(qualified 1988, St Mary’s London) is the senior partner. Her clinical interests are all aspects of family medicine, family planning, care of the elderly and palliative care. She is very involved in medical education as a local GP tutor, GP appraiser and GP trainer. She is also a QOF assessor and a staff-grade doctor in reproductive medicine/family planning.
 
Our other current GPs are Dr Hussein Alibhai, and Dr Kate Craufurd.
Nursing Staff
Our three nurses Amanda Stonham, Patricia Carpenter and Ruth Ingram provide cover throughout the week.

Between them they provide all services including medication reviews, contraception (implants and coils), travel vaccinations and wound & ulcer dressings.
Health Care Assistants

Sharon Bailey and Lisa-Marie Drewitt  are able to take blood for tests, do INRs, ECGs, blood pressure checks, flu vaccinations & other injections, NHS Health Checks, and new patient checks.

Services provided by Our Nurses and Health Care Assistants

These include:

  • Asthma reviews
  • COPD reviews
  • Diabetic reviews(please note that you may also need to see a doctor for the above.)
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Travel Advice – vaccinations and anti-malarial tablets
  • Cervical smear tests
  • Children’s immunisations
  • Stop smoking advice
  • Healthy eating advice
  • Dressings
  • Removal of stitches/clips after an operation
Attached Staff
   
Physiotherapist
Jan Redhead
Counsellor
Shardi Daryan
 
Practice Administrator
Mrs Sally Smart Sally Smart joined the practice in October 2009 and is responsible for the day to day running of the practice.

Sally is supported in this work by Colin.
Office Staff

This is made up of a number of staff who together ensure that, results are processed, letters typed and referrals sent. They also book appointments.

Currently we have Sophie, Donna, Sandra, Sharon, Lorraine and Denise.  Keri O’Connell is our Carers’ Lead

Training & Teaching
Medical students from Imperial College, London join us for short clinical attachments throughout the year, as well as nurses, paramedics, and students gaining experience in General Practice before going to Medical School. There will be a notice at reception explaining that there is someone sitting in on a surgery. If you would prefer not to have this person present please inform the reception staff.
The practice also provides training in General Practice to doctors who have recently qualified. These doctors join the practice for a period of three months.
Please note that we always ask patients if they are happy to be seen initially by a medical student or a doctor in training, they will then be reviewed by one of the partners
We also provide training for more experienced doctors moving into General practice or coming back into General practice after a time away.