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History

Fforestfach Medical Centre is a well established GP Practice situated in the heart of Swansea, close to the Gower Peninsula.

Located in an area of economic growth and with a diverse population.

Pre 2018

Dr Powell and Parters and Dr Bensusan and Partners were two GP Partnerships that came together to form Fforestfach Medical Group in 1995, working together to build the purpose built premises you see today. 

We have had many fantastic doctors join the practice over the years, here is a little about our history:

Dr Powell & Partners.

Originally Drs Weatherhill, Lloyd, Werner and Richards.  Dr Powell our Senior Partner joined the Partnership when Dr Lloyd retired in 1999.  In 2003, Dr Jarvis joined, she stayed with the Partnership until 2013 when she retired from general practice to persue a career with the GMC.   Dr Sartori and Dr Rix both joined the practice following retirements of long standing Partners in 2007 and 2008 respectively.  Both had been previous trainees.  Dr Rix took a sabattical in 2014 and remained a Partner until 2015 when he emigrated to Canada.  Dr Sartori remains a full time Partner to this day and is the GP Lead for the Penderi Network.  Dr Carr joined in 2013, and Dr Pradeepan in 2014, both as Partners. Dr Carr had worked at the surgery for a number of years prior as a salaried GP, she returned to join the Partnership.  Dr Pratt came to the Practice initially to cover a sabattical, he then joined the Partnership in 2016.  Dr Shivaraj, a former trainee of Bensusan & Partners, also joined the Partnerhip in 2016.

Dr Bensusan & Partners.

Originally Drs Millington, Rees and Bradley.  All three worked at Fforestfach until retirment, Dr Bradley being the last who retired in 2016.  Dr Phillips, who was a former trainee joined in 2005 as a salaried GP, then became a Partner in 2007.  She later resigned to persue other interests in educational work in 2017.  Dr Bensusan is our Senior Partner and Network Lead, she also joined the Partnership in 2007, and prior had been a trainee at Powell & Partners.  Dr McCarthy worked for the practice as a salaried GP in the early 1990's and joined the Partnership in 2008, she is our longest standing GP.  Dr Evans joined the Partnership in 2013 following his GP training with the Practice, he worked as a Partner until March 2018 when he relocated to England.  Dr Clement joined the Partnership in 2015 following the retirment of Dr Rees, she is also a former trainee.  Dr James started in 2016 in a salaried post following her GP training with the practice, and Dr Pacitti who had also completed his GP training started as a salaried GP in 2018.  Both joined the Partnership in February 2018.

Community Nurses

The district nursing team is also attached to the practice and has a central base in SA1 Swansea Waterfront.

 

Central Hub

Office hours – 8am-5pm, Mon – Fri – 01792 636007

District Nurses play a crucial role in the primary health care team. They visit people in their own homes or in residential care homes, providing care for patients and supporting family members.

Health Visitors

The health visitors attached to the practice can be contacted on their direct line: 01792 586087.

Health Visitors are qualified nurses with additional training in community health care. They are particularly skilled in seeking out and identifying health needs, and work closely with all member of the practice team (GP, practice nurse, district nurse etc.) to promote individual, family and public health.

The health visitor works with all age groups, however, the majority of clients are families with pre-school children and also the elderly. They play an important role in care of women and babies following childbirth and visit all new mothers when they take over their care from the midwives. They are an excellent source of information for any problems with babies and young children.

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