Doctors

Dr Diana Taine

Dr Diana Taine
MBBS MRCGP FP Cert

I qualified from Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1984. I joined Greensands Medical Practice in 1988.

I enjoy all areas of General Practice.

Dr Laurence Drake

Dr Laurence Drake
MA MB BChir DRCOG

I read medicine at Cambridge University and Addenbrooke's Hospital, qualifying in 1987. I then undertook the West Suffolk GP Vocational Training Scheme. My special medical interests include ophthalmology, joint injections and minor surgery.

I am married with a son and a daughter. My outside interests include hill walking and violin playing (I am currently the leader of the KJO orchestra in Cambridge). I also enjoy gardening and vintage motoring.

Dr Hubertus von Blumenthal

Dr Hubertus von Blumenthal
State Exam Med Heidelberg, MRCGP DRCOG

I qualified from Heidelberg, Germany in 1988 and moved to the UK in 1989. I worked in King's Lynn, Huntingdon and Cambridge where I did my GP Vocational Training. I joined Greensands in 1999.

I enjoy all aspects of General Practice and have a special interest in ear, nose and throat medicine. I am a runner and fencer.

Dr Daniel Jackson

Dr Daniel Jackson
MBBS

I grew up in Birmingham and went to Guy’s and St. Thomas' Medical School in London. I qualified in 1997 and following my first year of house jobs, I spent six months travelling. After this I moved to the south coast, before working in New Zealand. I spent my GP training in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, and became a GP partner at Greensands Medical Practice in 2002.

I am married with two lovely daughters.

Special medical interests include the anticoagulation clinic and representing the practice for GP commissioning.

Dr Catherine Jarvis

Dr Catherine Jarvis
MBBS DRCOG DFFP

I trained at the Royal Free Hospital in London and qualified 1993. My special interests are sexual health and IUD/IUS fitting.

Dr Sivatharan Vedavanam

Dr Sivatharan Vedavanam
BSc MBBS MRCP MRCGP

I started at Greensands medical practice in 2012, replacing Dr Heslop. I grew up in Durham with many fond childhood memories of the north east as well as supporting Newcastle United. I went to medical school in London and have a special interest in dermatology, which I am hoping to develop further. I enjoy spending time with my wife as well as watching football and travelling.

 

 

Dr K L May

Dr Katherine May

BMedSci  BMBS  DRCOG  MRCGP

I was born and grew up in Sunderland, and moved to Nottingham to study medicine, qualifying in 2009. I then worked in the surrounding area for two years before moving to Bedford to undertake my GP training scheme. I joined the practice on completion of my training in September 2014. I enjoy the variety of General Practice, and I also enjoy being a part of my local church in Bedford and doing DIY with my husband.

 

 

 

 


Staff

 

Nicola Gauge
Practice manager

I have worked for the practice since 1989. I started working at the surgery as a receptionist and was promoted to secretary, then assistant practice manager and became practice manager in 2004. I feel that I have gained a great deal of knowledge relating to the practice over the years, and also understand the changing needs of the local population.

I am responsible for the day to day management of Potton and Gamlingay surgeries. As a practice, we strive to offer a high standard of care to our patients and I will happily consider any suggestions which patients may have to further improve the services we offer.

Nurses

There are four nurses and two health care assistants working at both sites. The practice nurses carry out a wide range of clinical tasks, including asthma and diabetes care, clinical nursing duties and health promotion. Some of our nurses are trained to deal with minor ailments and can prescribe medication. Our health care assistants will take blood, perform ECGs and other diagnostic tests and participate in health promotion.

Practice team

The team is completed by our receptionists, secretarial and administrative staff.

You may see district nurses, midwives, counsellors and other health care workers at the surgery too. These are not employed by the surgery, but work closely with us.

Please address any complaints you may have to our manager, Nicola Gauge, who will deal with it speedily according to our complaints procedure.