Doctors and Staff
Dr Henry Lewis
MBBS (LOND), MRCGP
Trained at Charing Cross & Westminister Hospital and his desire to follow in his father’s footsteps as a rural GP brought him to Eye in October 2000 and, in August 2005, he became senior partner. He is married with three children and lives in the practice area.
Dr Christiaan Partridge
MBChB, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP
Born and bred in Suffolk, studied medicine at Dundee University. His post graduate training brought him back to Suffolk and he joined the practice in April 2004. He lives with his wife and two young children near Eye and in his spare time enjoys a wide variety of sporting activities.
Dr Viqar Ahmed
Was born and educated in Pakistan. He graduated in Karachi and came to the UK in 1989 where he served for six years as a senior grade doctor at the West Suffolk Hospital in the Care of the Elderly Department. He fulfilled his ambition of becoming a family doctor when he became a partner in the Eye Practice in August 2005. He is married with two children and lives near Bury St Edmunds.
Julie Ashley (Practice Manager)
Joined the practice in June 2001 having previously worked in the banking and broadcasting industries. She took up the post of Practice Manager in July 2005.
The nursing team comprises Nikki Boughen, Sue Williams, Angela Turner & Jo Wardle, all of whom can advise you on minor ailments, injections and immunisations, foreign travel, minor injuries, ear syringing, suture removal, blood pressure checks, blood and urine testing. In addition, nurses run weekly chronic disease management clinics (see nurse clinics). Denise also visits housebound patients who are unable to visit the surgery. The nurses are assisted by Health Care Assistant, Jen Martin, and Phlebotomist, Suzanna Taylor. Nikki and Sue now offer nurse led minor illness clinics four days a week, and can offer same day appointments and telephone advice.
The secretaries Rachel, Debby, Susie, Julie and Jan deal with all the front line enquiries and routine administrative work in the practice.
The dispensary team is led by Sue Jones, who has many years experience at the practice, and is ably assisted by Jackie, Lynne, Carol, and Harriet.