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Doctors: Giffords Surgery has 3 partners and several salaried GP's. The clinical team works together to deliver a wide range of services with other members of the practice team including,

Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners are nurses who have undertaken a further two years studying at degree level on top of their nurse training. During the extended nurse training they have learned how to, and taken exams in, medical examinations as well as history taking,health promotion, research, pharmacology and pathophysiology (put simply, how the body reacts to illness and disease process).Nurse practitioners are not employed to replace doctors but to complement the service they offer.

Practice Nurses:The surgery has a team of highly trained and experienced practice nurses who can help and give advice on a number of problems.

Appointments can be made to see a practice nurse without going through the doctor for:

Community Nurses:A team of community nurses with a range of specialised skills are on hand to support patients. They include:

Health Visitors,District Nurses, Community Midwives, Community Psychiatric Nurses.


Dental Out Of Hours Service: If you need to see a dentist urgently between the hours of 6.30pm and 8.00am on weekdays, weekends, bank holidays or public holidays contact the Out of Hours telephone number: 0300 111 5717

Practice Management

Miss Mandy Gurr (f)

Practice & Business Manager 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Mrs Maria Aitken (f)

Finance Manager

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday


Mrs Angela Baker (f)

Management Support/PA

Mrs Debbie Callaghan (f)

Patient Services Lead

Mrs Moveta Humphries (f)

General Administrative Assistant

Mrs Jan Hewton (f)

Prescription Clerk

Ms Helen Toms (f)

Senior Prescription Clerk

Mrs Carole Osborne (f)

Administrative Support for the Melksham Older Persons Team

Works: Mon-Fri


Ms Lynne Cook (f)

Reception Manager

Mrs Trudy Whittard (f)

Deputy Reception Manager

Mrs Yvonne Keith (f)


Miss Chloe Brennand (f)


Mrs Debbie Gaisford (f)

Senior receptionist

Mrs Gill Fry (f)


Mrs Priyanka Oswal (f)


Miss Rebecca Sprake (f)


Miss Leah Clifford (f)


Miss Amelia Davis (f)


Miss Megan Blackey (f)


Miss Kia Jones (f)


Miss Laura McColgan (f)



Mrs Samantha Waugh (f)

Medical Secretary

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Miss Ellie Gillard (f)

Medical Secretary

Monday, Thursday, Friday

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