Doctors and Staff

Dr M Hughes (Female) MB BCH BAO MRCPG DRCOG DMH DFSRH DPD Belfast 2005
Dr J Vercoe-Rogers (Male) MB BCh DMH DCH Dublin 1991

Practice Manager

Isobel McKeown
Our manager is responsible for the management and administration of the practice and all non-clinical aspects of your healthcare. If you have any queries, comments or suggestions about the services offered by the practice, she will be happy to discuss these with you.

Reception/Administration Staff

Ciara Boyle (full time)
Alison McCullagh, Stephanie Houston, Amber Dripps (part time) 
The reception/administration staff assist in the efficient day-to-day running of the practice and support the services we provide. When you telephone the surgery the receptionists will ask you a few details. They have been trained to make these enquiries so that we can help you in the most appropriate way. Strict confidentiality is maintained by all staff on any matter relating to the health of our patients. The receptionists will make appointments for patients to see the doctors, treatment room nurse or practice nurse. They can give patients the results of some laboratory tests. Transport needed for hospital appointments is also arranged by the receptionists. Reception staff are here to help you, but their job is very demanding and they are often very busy, so please be patient.

Practice Nurse

Marion Lennon
The practice nurse is primarily concerned with promoting healthy living and preventing diseases. We strongly advise our patients to have regular check-ups for lifestyle, weight and risk factor analysis and measurement of blood pressure. She monitors asthma, diabetes, smoking cessation, COPD, ischaemic heart disease and anti-coagulation. Patients are invited by letter to attend the appropriate clinic, but a patient may also make an appointment via the receptionists to see the practice nurse.

Treatment Room Nurse

Anne-Marie O'Kane & Wendy McMahon
The treatment room is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm and Wednesday 9.00am - 12.30pm. Blood tests, dressings, immunisations etc are carried out by the treatment room nurse.

Primary Care Team Attached Staff

Health Visitors
 Julie Killen & Shauna Harten-Webster
The health visitors are available to help with health matters relating to the under fives, eg feeding difficulties, immunisations, hearing problems. They can be contacted on 25313155 or 25313153.


District Nurses
The district nursing team provide skilled nursing care in the patient's own home and advise carers. They assess needs, give information and counselling and carry out appropriate nursing care.

The team can be contacted via reception on 028 2564 3111.

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