Hednesford Valley Health Centre,
Station Road, Hednesford,
Staffordshire, WS12 4DH

Healthcare Team


Our doctors work in a partnership and as a group. Although you are registered with a named doctor, you may see any of the doctors in the partnership.


Dr. Subramanian Manickam MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Mallikarjuna Swamy MBBS, MRCGP

Dr Meena Nagarajan MRCGP,  MBBS

Training Practice

Dr Manickam and Partners are an approved training practice for Training GPs. All doctors who wish to become GPs have to spend some of their post graduate training in a practice. Dr Subu Manickam is currently the recognised trainer but all the doctors in the practice are involved in the teaching and supervision of the current Registrar.

We also support medical students having placements from Aston University and Keele University.

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Practice Nursing Team

  • Anne Rowe
  • Alice Williams

Practice Nursing services.

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Practice Manager

Marg Robinson

If you wish to discuss administrative or non-medical aspects of your health treatment or if you have any ideas which will improve the services we provide, our Managers are there to help you.

Our Managers also deal with problems or complaints you may have to do with the Practice.

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Reception Team

April Burton Practice Reception Manager

Kay, Joy, Demi and Chloe

Our reception team will make appointments for patients to see the Doctor and Practice Nurses.
They can give the patient the results of laboratory tests.

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Community Health Care Team

Our Community Health Care Team includes:

  • District Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • Community Midwife

Community Health Care Team Services.

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Primary Care Network (PCN) Roles in General Practice

Clinical Pharmacists

Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks. Follow the video link below to see how the Additional Roles Reimbursement scheme (ARRS) Pharmacist Role can help you in our GP Surgery:

YouTube video explaining the role of a Clinical Pharmacist

First Contact Physiotherapists

First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) are experienced physiotherapists who have advanced skills necessary to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment or referral to musculoskeletal (MSK) problems on a patient's first contact with healthcare services. Follow the video link below to see how the ARRS First Contact Physio Role can help you in our GP Surgery:

YouTube video explaining the role of a First Contact Physio

Mental Health Care Practitioner

Psychological wellbeing practitioners (PWPs) are trained to assess and support people with common mental health problems, principally anxiety disorders and depression, in the self management of their recovery.

Support Time and Recovery Worker

A Support Time and Recovery Worker provide support and give time to the patient to help their recovery. Patients will usually be referred from the Mental Health Practitioner and will have been identified as requiring additional non-clinical support to manage a variety of issues, such as homelessness and substance misuse.

Social Prescriber Link workers

Social Prescribers help reduce health inequalities by supporting people to unpick complex issues affecting their health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Follow the video link below to see how the Social Prescriber Role can help you in our GP Surgery:

YouTube video explaining the role of a Social Prescriber

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy Technicians support the delivery of safe, effective and efficient systems for medicines optimisation, repeat prescribing, reducing medicine waste and monitoring patients on high risk medication ensuring tests (mainly blood tests) are carried out regularly.

Care Coordinators

Care Coordinators help to co-ordinate and navigate care across the health and care system. The can help patients get the right type of care and support for their conditions, putting patients and carers in touch with the correct services or GP staff to support their needs.

YouTube video explaining the role of a Care Coordinator

General Practice Assistant

General Practice Assistants (GP Assistant) support doctors in the smooth running of the surgery by handling routing administration and some basis clinical duties enabling the GP to focus more on the patient.