"I joined the Coleridge Medical Centre in December 2005 as Assistant Practice Manager and have been in post as Practice Manager since June 2010.
Our challenge is to work with colleagues in health and social care, other practices and patients to find innovative and sustainable ways to maintain our high standards of care, within the financial constraints of the ever changing National Health Service.
I live locally and spend time enjoying the amenities this beautiful part of the world has to offer."
The practice manager and her assistants are 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 management team supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Assistant Practice Manager - Mel Gooding