All your GP’s have other primary care roles outside the surgery, and are only available on certain days.
After almost 30 years, Dr Noel O’Kelly retired from Spilsby Surgery at the end of June 2020. We all wish him the very best for his future endeavours and a long and happy retirement.
Holding to fort in the coming months, we are joined in July and August by Dr Lucy Dodington-Boyes (female), working three days a week.
Between September and December we will be joined two days a week by Dr Matthew Jordan (male).
We eagerly anticipate being joined by our new GP Partner, Dr Von Shuro (female), in January 2021. Dr Shuro made a big impact on our team when she worked with us as a GP Registrar in 2017, and we are confident she will do so again.
The short and long term GP care of patients of Spilsby Surgery is in very safe hands.
Dr Stephen Savory (Male)
MB BS (London) 1991 MRCGP
Dr Savory trained as a GP at Lincoln, and has lived locally for 23 years, working at Boston, Swineshead and from 2010 at Spilsby. He is the surgery’s prescribing and safeguarding lead, and has special interests in cardiovascular (heart and stroke) medicine and contraception. He is a trainer for doctors wishing to specialise in General Practice. He is usually available at Spilsby four days a week.
Dr James Howarth (Male)
MB BChir (Cambridge) 1997 MRCGP
Dr Howarth was born and brought up in Yorkshire. He studied medicine in Cambridge and London and ended up as a junior doctor at Lincoln County where he met his future wife. In 2005 he became a GP and spent 8 happy years on the coast at Mablethorpe before he joined Spilsby Surgery.
He is happily married with two children who he thinks are lovely, but then he would. He has a couple of dogs which need a lot of walking.
In whatever spare time is left he likes watching films and live bandsno-one has heard of. The recurring rumour he is leaving for a different surgery is not true! He works at Spilsby three days a week, and also works for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Dr Kieran Sharrock (Male)
MB BS (London) 1997 MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
Dr Sharrock began GP specialist training in London, completing MRCGP in Skegness in 1999. He has worked in Skegness, Mablethorpe, and Spilsby. He was the Skegness lifeboat doctor until 2013. Dr Sharrock has an interest in sports injuries, having suffered many himself throughout the years. He is also a trainer for doctors specialising in general practice. He is the Medical Director of Lincolnshire LMC, the body which represents general practice throughout Lincolnshire. Dr Sharrock enjoys good food and drink so has to cycle to work to keep himself fit.
He is usually at Spilsby on Mondays and Fridays.
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and, should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in Spilsby Surgery during the year ending 30 June 2017 was £83,049.00 before tax and national insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs, 2 part time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Andrea Longstaff RGN
Andrea is qualified at Masters Level as Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Her working week and caseload is very similar to her doctor colleagues. She works in our Duty Clinician rota, and leads weekly visits to our three local care homes. Andrea can prescribe, request investigations and initiate referrals. Andrea is accredited to fit intrauterine and implant contraceptives.
Mrs Carli Wright RGN
Mrs Rachel Wren RGN
Mrs Georgina Green RGN
George is a trained nurse who works part-time to plan the joined-up social, health and voluntary care of patients with complex health or social care needs where they lack existing community nursing or social work support. George is contactable via our Reception team, and will consider self-referrals or contacts from the family or acquaintances of our patients. She normally works on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Health Care Assistant
Our trained Health Care Assistant offers appointments for blood tests, heart and blood pressure monitoring, NHS Health Checks, ear wash outs and certain injections and vaccinations. Anticoagulation (INR) testing is also available.
Mrs Angela Elston
We have a team of Reception and Secretarial Staff who have all been trained to deal with the many varied matters involved in running a busy Medical Practice.
Mr Jason Longstaff
Mr Jason Longstaff is the Practice Manager for the Practice and he may be able to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health and treatment. He is also available to discuss any suggestions or complaints. A suggestion box is available in the waiting room.
Our attached Midwife is Sandra Cussons. Midwives care for and support pregnant women, their partners and new babies before, during and after the birth. They monitor the health of the mother, counsel her on health issues and explain the options for delivery of the baby. Their job also involves reassuring parents, running antenatal and parenting classes, taking care of the mother and baby during labour and birth and giving advice on breast feeding.
District Nurses assess, plan and manage the care of patients of all ages in the patient’s own home, GP surgeries and residential nursing homes. They administer drugs, give injections, dress wounds, take blood samples and give personal care. The District Nurses are in regular contact with the Surgery and messages may be left on the Robophone: Spilsby 01790 752434.
Health Visitors help mothers to cope with children under five, advising on things like hygiene, safety, feeding and sleeping. They also co-ordinate child immunisation programmes and organise special clinics or drop-in centres. Health Visitors can also advise on healthy eating, keeping warm and getting the right exercise. Two part-time Health Visitors are attached to the Practice. They operate out of the Grace Swan Clinic in Hundleby Road and are usually available by telephone between 9.00 and 10.00am on weekdays. Their telephone number is Spilsby 01790 752374.