All your GP’s have other primary care roles outside the surgery, and are only available on certain days.
Dr Noel O’Kelly (M)
MB BCH BAO (Belfast) 1986 DRCOG MRCGP
Dr O’Kelly joined Spilsby Surgery in 1990. He has a particular interest in respiratory conditions bring one of the first GP’s with a Specialist Interest in Respiratory Medicine. He also works two days a week for Leicestershire Partnership Trust as a Clinical Director for the community services and services for older people with mental health problems. He enjoys cycling and scuba diving and also playing music with friends – guitar and drums!
Dr Stephen Savory
MB BS (London) 1991 MRCGP
Dr Savory trained as a GP at Lincoln, and has lived locally for 20 years, working as a GP 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, and is presently researching a Masters in Medical Education. Dr Savory is usually available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Dr James Howarth (M)
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. He tries to cycle to work if it isn’t too cold or rainy.
In whatever spare time is left he likes watching films no-one has heard of and going to see live bands. Which It seems also not many people have heard of.
Also, the constant rumour he is leaving for a different surgery is not true! He is usually available on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays.
Dr Kieran Sharrock (M)
DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, MB BS (London) 1997
Dr Sharrock trained in London and qualified in 1997. Having decided to be a GP he started his specialist training in London and then moved to Skegness to complete his training in 1999. He has worked in Skegness, Mablethorpe, and Spilsby as a GP.
He also has been the lifeboat doctor for Skegness until 2013, when he moved to live in Lincoln.
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 also 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 in Spilsby on Mondays and Fridays.
Dr Rachel Hansford
BM BCh 2011 Oxford University
GP specialist training was undertaken in Wales and Scotland, and Dr Hansford has recently relocated to Lincolnshire. She joined the team here at Spilsby in November 2018, and will usually be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Dr Hansford enjoys being active, in particular hiking, cycling, pilates and swimming. Enjoyment of cooking, spending time with friends and family and reading are also keen interests.
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 ended 30 June 2015 was £79,451 before tax and national insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs, 1 part time GP and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
Andrea Longstaff RGN
Andrea is qualified at Masters Level as Nurse Consultant. 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
Miss Katherine Constantine RGN
Practice Nurses are available by appointment for health promotion advice and the regular review of long term conditions such as diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. They offer travel health advice, contraceptive advice, vaccinations to patients of all ages and cervical screening.
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
Mrs Angela Elston
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.
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.