Meet the Team


Dr Thirumurugan Elayakumar (m)

Dr S Saghir (m)
MBBS 2003

Dr Vanessa Palmer (f)

Dr Rupen Kulkarni (m)

Dr Rabab Hijazi

Nursing Team

Mrs Safina Allen (f)
Nurse Practitioner

Mrs Lesley Rushton (f)
Healthcare Assistant

Mrs Josie Tighe (f)
Healthcare Assistant

Ms Alicia Chambers (f)
Healthcare Assistant

Non-urgent advice:

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

Practice Team

Miss Jadee Darrock
Practice Manager

Non-urgent advice:

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. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Julie (f)
Reception Manager

Sharon (f)

Amanda (f)

Becky (f)

Lisa (f)

Karen (f)

Helen (f)

Becky (f)
GP Assistant

Susan (f)
Practice Secretary

Tracey (f)
Senior Administrator

Kerrie (f)

Non-urgent advice:

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. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Healthcare Team

Brijesh Chopra (m)

Victoria Wood
Physician Associate

Hannah Fieldhouse

First contact Physiotherapist

Non-urgent advice: 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.