Meet the Team


Dr David Ince
GP Partner

Dr Leena Deol
GP Partner
MBBS, DRCOG, FRCGP, Dip Derm, PGC of Clinical Education

Dr Jayne Welfare-Smith
Salaried GP

Dr Sarah Gorrod
GP Partner
MB BS (1987)

Nursing Team

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, dressings and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Mrs Kathryn Dove
Nurse Practitioner

Ms Natalie Cotogno
Nurse Practitioner

Louise Steele
Practice Nurse

Joanne Simmons
Practice Nurse

Leah Cutting
Healthcare Assistant

Practice Team

The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. Jan supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Sarah Hill
Practice Manager / Practice Consultant

Natasha Andrews
Practice Administrator

Jemma Thake
Care Coordinator, Practice Admin Support

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses.

Sarah Bishop
Lead Receptionist

Nicole Baxter

Alison Armstrong-McDonnel

Jill Seager

Louise Swatman

Sheila Hutchinson

The secretary is responsible for referral letters and reports, dealing with queries and chasing up hospital appointments. Debbie also deals with medical insurance claims, choose and book appointments, requests and queries. Some reception coverage is also carried out by the secretary.

Mrs Debbie Blurton
Medical Secretary

Sue and Tracy are responsible for the management of the dispensary ensuring prescriptions are issued within the 72 hour process time and dealing with queries.

Sue Yarham
Dispensing Staff

Tracy Toyn
Pharmacy Technician

Healthcare Team

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Attached Staff

Please visit our clinics and services page for details of our support staff. For example, midwife, district nurses and the various clinics held at the health centre.