Our Staff

Doctors

DR HELEN LAWTON

MB BS (1988 London) DCH DRCOG MRCGP (Partner)

Dr Lawton has worked as a partner at the health centre since 1993. She has particular interests in women's health and diabetes. In addition to her work in the practice she works for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) in service development. She also does regular sessions in the out-of-hours service.

DR HUW THOMAS

MB BCh (1998 Wales) MRCGP DCH (Partner)

Dr Thomas joined the practice in 2006. He has lived around Cardiff for most of his life and trained at the University Of Wales College Of Medicine – qualifying in 1998. He has an interest in minor surgery and performs minor skin operations and joint injections at the medical centre. Away from work he has a young family to keep him busy and enjoys running and cycling. Dr Thomas is a Welsh-speaker.

DR JAMIE BOYCE

Mb BCh (1999 Wales) MRCGP MRCS DRCOG DOHNS (Partner)

Dr Boyce joined the practice in 2008. Having spent the early part of his career in hospital as a surgical trainee he made the switch to General practice and trained in Cardiff. His surgical skills continue to be utilised by performing minor surgery. He has a keen interest in ear, nose and throat problems. Outside work, he is an avid football supporter.

DR LAURA HARRISON

Dr Harrison has been a partner at the surgery since August 2015. She did her GP training in Cardiff, including spending some time as Radyr's GP Registrar.

DR REBECCA WREN

Dr Rebecca Wren is a Partner at the Practice and currently works 3 days a week in the Practice.

DR ALYS LAMBERT

Dr Lambert is a GP Registrar at the Practice. She is currently on Maternity leave until September 2020.

DR KATE DAVIES

Dr Kate Davies joined the Practice on 5th August 2020 and is a GP Registrar GPST3. She will be with us for two years.

DR HANNAH HOPTON

Dr Hannah Hopton joined the Practice on 5th August 2020 and is a GP Registrar ST2.

Nurses

The nurses offer general health screening and advice and work alongside the doctors in providing treatment for asthma, diabetes, contraception, HRT, dietary needs and smoking cessation. They also run a travel clinic where all commonly used travel vaccines are available, including Yellow Fever. The nurses organise the annual ‘flu immunisation campaign, and are happy to provide some information and general advice over the telephone daily during the hours of 12:00 – 12:30.

DEBBIE LAVIN

RGN

Debbie has worked at Radyr Medical Centre since 2003 and has more than 25 years practice nurse experience. She has an interest in respiratory health (asthma/copd/spirometry), childhood immunisations, lifestyle advice (weight management/smoking cessation) and travel health.

LOUISE WILLIAMS

RNA (Cardiff 2007) BSc (Hons) SPQ GPN

Louise joined the team at Radyr in 2010. She runs the practice monitoring clinics (Warfarin/Methotrexate/Lithium). Her interests include health promotion, lifestyle advice, diabetes management, respiratory health (asthma/COPD/spirometry).

Practice Management

The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

HANNAH BIRD

Practice Manager

Mrs Hannah Bird joined our team as our practice manager in December 2016. She has lots of health experience, having worked for the Cardiff University Health Board for some 10 years before her appointment in Radyr.

LUCY SAINSBURY

Assistant Practice Manager

Lucy assists the Practice Manager with the running of the Practice including in particular finance due to her previous experience in accountancy.

LESLEY MCDONALD

Office Manager

Lesley ensures smooth-running of the administrative systems at the practice, and supports the clinicians and practice manager with clerical matters. She also supervises our administrative team.

ANDREA JONES

Business Manager

Andrea provides IT support, helps improve practice efficiency and is our GP contract lead.

Administration

Responsible for making appointments for the doctors and nurses, administering repeat prescriptions and operating the switchboard. They ensure the smooth running of surgeries and do a difficult job. Please remember if you are sometimes kept waiting or if questions seem irritating, the receptionist is only carrying out our policies which are aimed at the smooth and efficient running of the practice. This is especially relevant when a home visit is being requested, and the receptionist has to judge the urgency of your request. Please notify changes of address, telephone number or personal details as soon as possible. In an emergency this can be vital.

Community Midwives

The community midwives work with the doctors in providing antenatal and postnatal care. They run a clinic from the surgery once a week and also provide care in the home comprising a booking visit and post natal visits. They liaise closely with the hospital services & consultant staff and can refer pregnant mothers to all the Hospital Clinics and Parent Education Clinics, Breast Feeding Workshops, TENS Clinics, Self-help Skills Groups, Aquanatal Exercise Groups. After the birth of the baby they can make referrals to Breast feeding Support groups, Post natal Exercise groups and Backache/Posture Groups. They are the link to most support services for pregnant mothers during and after pregnancy. They can be contacted on (029) 2093 2784.

HELEN NICHOLAS

Helen's clinics are held on Thursdays (all day), and she also runs booking clinics on Friday mornings.

Community Nurses

The district nurses are employed by Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust and work as part of our practice team. They mainly offer home based services including ongoing care of acutely and chronically ill patients, dressings, blood taking, ear syringing, advice on incontinence and the provision of medical aids. They can be contacted on (01495) 20300262, or out of hours on (029) 20444501 and have a daytime message service on (029) 20497152.

Health Visitors

The health visitor is an employee of Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust. She is available to help with health matters relating to the under 5’s and advises on matters such as feeding, sleep problems, behaviour and development. She works alongside the doctors in the child development screening programme. She offers support to new parents, with increased support for those suffering from postnatal depression. She has regular involvement in child health surveillance shortly after birth, at 6-8 weeks of age, at the 6-8 month hearing test, 18 months and 3 years but can be approached at any time for problems in the under 5’s and provides advice on the childhood immunisation programme.

ELIZABETH THOMPSON

Lizzy looks after the routine health of our under our under 5's. She runs a clinic at surgery every Wednesday morning.

Phlebotomist

We have 2 mornings each week where a trust based phlebotomist comes to the medical centre to take blood tests. On 2 other mornings a member of the practice staff takes blood tests if requested by the doctors.

Community Psychiatric Nurses/Social Workers

The CPN’s & social workers are employed by Cardiff and Vale NHS trust and are based in the Pendine Centre, Cowbridge Road West, Ely. They work with the Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists providing support and community treatment programs for people with psychological problems in the area. They may visit people in their own homes or arrange for clinic appointments in The Pendine Centre.

Counsellors

Mrs Aileen Doyle is employed by Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust offers sessions based in the surgery to patients of the practice. Jackie Thomas is our current counsellor. She see patients on Thursdays and her service is accessed through a GP referral.

Pharmacists

Fazana is an experienced pharmacist who works with the practice every Friday. She is expert in understanding the difficulties of being prescribed lots of different medications. You may be invited in for a medication review with Fazana, particularly if you have a complex past medical history and are on many medications.

City Hospice Nurses

These nurses offer support to those patients and families needing palliative care. They work closely with the doctors, district nurses, hospital based oncology and palliative care doctors and the Marie Curie service including Holme Towers Hospice and Y Bwthin.