|Mrs Debra Wheatley (f)|
DMS Managing Partner
The task of running the Spinney Surgery has changed significantly since I joined the practice way back in December 1984. The practice team has grown considerably over the years, as has the building, and I was thrilled when the Partners invited me to join the Partnership as Managing Partner which was a new concept to general practice.
The introduction of computers and associated systems as well as Department of Health targets, standards and quality initiatives mean that juggling finance, personnel, premises and other resources is a more than full time job.
I play and enjoy an active part in the Spinney Patients Association, which has won the Royal College of GPs Patient Participation Award twice now!
I enjoy all aspects of my role, particularly those directly involving patients, and introducing systems which provide improvement to our patient services. There have been major changes in the last few years such as the introduction of a Quality Outcomes Framework and GP Commissioning. I spent two years on the local Leadership team for the area. I thoroughly enjoy ensuring the practice and the team meet the challenges of thrown at us on a daily basis . I like to think I have an open door policy for staff and patients so that they can share with me their thoughts (good or bad!) about our surgery and the services we provide.