DoctorsAll your GP's have other primary care roles outside the surgery, and are only available on certain days.
Dr Stephen Savory (Male) MB BS (London) 1991 MRCGP 1995Dr Savory trained as a GP at Lincoln, and has lived locally for 25 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, and tutor to medical students from the University of Lincoln. He is the Chair of the Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee, which represents the county's GP practices and their patients. He is usually available at Spilsby three days a week.
Dr James Howarth (Male) MB BChir (Cambridge) 1997 MRCGPDr 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 bands no-one has heard of. He works at Spilsby three days a week and is Clinical Lead for the East of the county on Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Dr Vongai Shuro (Female)Dr Von M Shuro MRCGP Spilsby Surgery MBBS (St George’s, London) BSc Medical law and ethics (King’s College, London) Publicity and social media lead First5 LincolnshireDr Shuro went to medical school in London and moved to the East Midlands for her GP training in 2016. She is happily married and has two handsome sons who love animals and farm visits. In her spare time, she loves cooking, singing, writing and playing basketball. She also looks forward to tourism and travelling after the Covid19 storm is over. Dr Shuro has a special interest in medical law and ethics as well as holistic and mental health. She has also been recently appointed publicity and social media lead for the First5 group of young GPs. She is looking forward to engaging with and improving the health of the our communities at large while working from the surgery 3days a week.
Dr Kieran Sharrock (Male) MB BS (London) 1997 MRCGP DRCOG DFFPDr 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 a member of the GP Committee at the British Medical Association - representing Lincolnshire at a national level. 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.
GP Publication of Earnings 2020/2022
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 2020 was £96,594 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 PractitionerAndrea 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.
Practice NursesMrs Carli Wright RGN Mrs Rachel Wren RGN
Care CoordinatorMrs 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 AssistantOur 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 Claire Russell
DispensaryWe operate a very busy dispensary within the surgery dispensing approximately 2500 items per week.
Lisa, Lizzie, Clare, Nicky, Balben, Terriare our dispensers and have a very heavy workload. Please be patient if you have to wait for your medication.
Practice ManagementWe 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.
Community MidwivesOur 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.
Community NursesDistrict 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.