Mrs Frederica D’Souza
Gained degrees at
Lived in Earls Barton for 20 years and Wellingborough and Wellingborough for 17 years. Have three children, all educated in Earls Barton and Wellingborough and three grandchildren, all living locally.
Prior to retiring in 2007 worked for Northamptonshire County Council for a total of 24 years. 14 years as a Social Worker, and 10 years as Countryside Access Officer with six Country Parks located throughout the county.
Interests: local issues, including health and social care.
My name is Marion Moore and I have been a lifelong patient at the practice now known as the Abbey Medical Centre, so have witnessed many changes in the doctors and surgeries! I live in Earls Barton, and usually use the surgery in the village, although I often also go to the Wellingborough premises. The majority of my working career was in post-16 education, which was part of the public sector but had to be managed and resourced in the same way as a business. I am totally committed to supporting the provision of a National Health Service which is equally accessible to every member of our society. Having travelled overseas regularly, I believe we have an institution of which we can be truly proud, despite some of the well publicised shortcomings. I am currently the Chair of Governors at the Infant School in the village, and try to support as many community activies as possible, whilst leaving myself with enough time to be an active Granny both locally and in New Zealand!
I hope that by being part of the Patient Reference Group I can contribute to improving the whole patient experience by ensuring that regular and honest feedback is discussed, and that Earls Barton patients feel equally valued and supported.
I am one of the doctors at the practice and thus feel responsible to our patients. I first started work at Abbey Medical Practice as a trainee doctor whilst we were on the Gold Street premises, then an employed salaried doctor whilst we were at Hemmingwell Lodge following the fire and am now a full time partner. I strongly believe that this practice is committed to excellent patient care and everybody here has a strong work ethic...this is one of the main reasons I chose to stay and work here.
I joined the NHS in 2001 and worked for six years as a paediatric doctor, mainly in and around Cambridge. I have also worked at our local hospice in Kettering.
I live in Bedford with my wife and two children. My hobbies are photography and cinema. I am also a believer in using techonology to improve patient care and communication. So if there is something missing on our website, you know who to approach!
Academic background: - BSc (Surrey University 1976)
Professional qualification: - Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Professional body: - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Fellow)
Retired managing director of local chemical company
Married with five children and seven grand children and enjoys reading, motor sport and computer science.