Dr J Anthony Crane
BSc MB BS DCH MRCGP Dip (SEM) MSc
read more I went to school in Heolddu Comprehensive, Bargoed and trained at St. George’s Hospital London qualifying in 1992 (along with Harry Hill!) I have been GP trainer for Bridgend GP scheme since 2002 and Educational Supervisor for hospital doctors since 2007. My main special area of interest is Sports & Exercise Medicine having completed a five year Masters Degree in 2009 at Bath University. I am currently club medical officer to Ospreys Rugby having previously been with Treorchy, Bridgend, Celtic Warriors and Welsh Students. I also provide cover for Wales Under 18 & 20s. Outside the practice I enjoy my involvement in rugby as well as keeping fit and recently taken up sea kayaking. Most of all I value my time with my family, especially with my wife and two young sons, who make me laugh every day.
Dr Geraint Preest
BSc MB BCh DRCOG FRCGP
After leaving school, I did a 3 year degree at University College Cardiff and graduated with a BSc in Pharmacology. I then went to Medical School in Cardiff and qualified as a Doctor in 1992. I am a
Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and hold the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (which came in handy when I unexpectedly delivered my second son at
home). I have been trained in acupuncture by the British Medical Acupuncture Society and in the use of cosmetic fillers and anti-wrinkle treatment by KT Training, Harley Street, London. My medical
interests include minor surgery and medical education. I perform vasectomies for the region at the Pencoed Clinic. This website has been designed and developed by me, so if the colours clash, you know
who to blame!
As well as General Practice, I also work for the British Medical Journal as the GP Editor of BMJ Onexamination.com – a revision resource for Doctors sitting postgraduate medical exams. I am member of Coeliac UK’s Health Advisory Council and an MSc External Examiner for the University of South Wales. I am a Welsh speaker and I’m happy to hold consultations in Welsh. I live in Cardiff with my wife, who is also a Doctor, but is presently a full time mother looking after our 4 children. My hobbies include cycling, playing the guitar, listening to music of all kinds and I love great food (which just about rules out anything I’ve cooked for myself).
Dr Owain Thomas
MB BCh MRCGP
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
I was brought up in Cardiff and trained and qualified at UCL, London. I am married with two children. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and happy to hold consultations in Welsh. I am an ex Bridgend RFC
rugby player and enjoy choral singing. I also also work in the specialist cardiology clinic at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital on Wednesdays.
As well as an interest in Heart Failure, I am the Epilepsy & Asthma lead for the practice and a GP Trainer
Dr Eleanor Garfield
MB BCh DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
read more I was brought up in Maesteg and did my GP training at Pencoed Medical Centre. I am married with two daughters.My medical interests include gynaecology, contraception, family planning and child health.My hobbies include skiing, shopping and good food!
Dr Nia Williams
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG
Mon & Wed
(Currently on maternity leave)
Dr Yousuf Shah
Dr Callum Priest
Tue/Wed/ alternate Thu/Fri
Sister Lynne Jones
Practice Nurse Manager and Nurse Prescriber
read more Sister Lynne Jones is the most senior member of our nursing team. Lynne is both a highly experienced Minor Illness nurse and a Nurse Prescriber. As well as heading the nursing team, Lynne also runs the INR Warfarin clinic and helps to co-ordinate immunisations and general nursing duties.
Sister Gill Evans
Minor Illness and Asthma Nurse
Sister Tina Morgan
Diabetes and Travel Clinic Nurse
Sister Ellie Wilson
Minor Illness, Triage, Smear clinic and General nurse
Mrs Karen Williams
Health Care Assistant
Mrs Lindsay Davis
Health Care Assistant
The District Nurses are employed by the local health board, not the practice
Phone: 01656 753495
Our District Nurses are:
- Sister Rachel Hardcastle
- Sister Gemma Jones
The East Network District Nursing team are based in Glanrhyd Hospital, not at our surgery.
Geographical areas covered by East Network District Nurses:
- Gemma covers Llanharan, Brynna and Heol y Cyw areas
- Rachel covers Pencoed, Coychurch, Troeos, Brackla (zone A/Lower end)
Mrs Debbie Cooper
Miss Sarah Bush
Sarah also works with GP surgeries in our regional cluster and conducts repeat prescription reviews with patients on the phone and does a lot of “behind the scenes” work to maintain high quality and
cost efficient prescribing. New drugs are being released all the time and our knowledge about existing medicines is evolving as more information from clinical trials comes to light. Sarah has an
essential role in helping to keep our Doctors up to date with the latest developments and most up to date treatments.
Sarah is a key link between the practice, hospital Pharmacists, the local Chemists and the Medicines Management team from our Local Health Board.
Our Admin Staff are led by Business Manager, Graeme Hunter.
To speak to Graeme Hunter by phone (or leave a message), call: 01656 867900
Mr Graeme Hunter
Graeme Hunter deals with the business and administrative side of running the practice. As well as running the practice, Graeme administers our FaceBook page and schedules some of the non medical
tweets from our Twitter account.
Any complaints (or compliments) about any aspect of our service should be addressed to Graeme Hunter in the first instance. You can use the feedback form on our Contact page to send any non urgent feedback to Graeme. For any urgent non-medical communication, we recommend that you contact Graeme by phone.
Miss Clare Williams
Assistant Practice Manager
Mrs Louise Davies
Assistant Practice Manager
Telephone: 01656 867909(Direct line)
Emma deals primarily with NHS hospital referrals, results, communications, insurance reports and practice administrative duties. If you’ve made a private appointment to see a specialist, Emma is the person to contact to arrange picking up your referral letter.
Mrs Tricia Mceachen
Data Entry Clerk and secretarial support
TheHealth Visitors are employed by the local health board, not the practice
OurHealth Visitors are:
- Sian Neate and Sara Noon – Health Visitors for Llanharan
- Nitika Griffiths – Health Visitor for Pencoed
The Health Visitors help out with baby clinics, child health and the welfare of our new mothers
The Health visitors are based at the Health Centre on Minffrwd Road, not at our surgeries.