Fiona Ellison Smith


Dr Fiona Ellison - Smith MBChB DRCOG MRCGP 

Dr Ellison-Smith graduated from the University of Leeds in 2009. She then worked in West and Mid Yorkshire until 2014 when she returned to Cheshire as a GP, initially gaining experience working as a locum GP. She joined the team at Priorslegh Medical Centre in March 2015.

Her interests include Family Planning and Women’s Health and she is trained to fit contraceptive coils and implants. She also undertakes 6-8 week baby checks and is involved with teaching medical students. 

Dr Ellison-Smith is currently on maternity leave after finishing on Friday 10th March 2017, she will be returning to the practice in January 2018 and will be replaced by Dr Ben Pease in the meantime.

Telephone Triage

Telephone Triage - How does it work and what is it for?

Priorslegh Medical Centre has operated a telephone triage service for some time, for those not familiar with a triage system here is how it works:

  • If you have an emergency and need to speak to a clinician urgently please phone the surgery in the morning or after 130pm for an afternoon call back
  • Triage is for emergency queries only, that does not include medication request or sick note requests
  • You have to be available to come down to the surgery within 2-3 hours if needed. If you are going to work then it is not an emergency for telephone triage.
  • Your call will be triaged along with nearly 100 other calls in a morning and the same number of calls in the afternoon; this means we cannot give you a time you will be called back.
  • Triage does not always mean you have to come to the surgery, if a clinician feels they are happy discussing your condition with you over the phone they can do a prescription for you if needed and it can be ready to collect the same morning.