Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Salaried GPs

Dr Fiona A Lessels


GMC Number: 3582886

Dr Lessels graduated from London in 1992. She has a particular interest in minor surgery and dermatological conditions.

Dr Brian McGregor


GMC Number: 3266045

Dr McGregor graduated from Leeds in 1987. He joined the practice in December 2013. He has a particular interest in joint injections and minor surgery.

Dr Amelia G Edwards


GMC Number: 7459423

Dr Edwards graduated from Liverpool in 2014 and joined the practice in 2020. She has a particular interest in gynaecological conditions.

Dr Miriam Hodgson


GMC Number: 6114861

Dr Hodgson graduated from Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2005 and joined the practice in 2020.

Our Nursing & Clinical Support Teams

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Helen Taylor


Helen graduated from Leeds in 1991 as a RGN. She then trained to become a Nurse Prescriber and qualified in 2009. To further her medical career and interest she re-trained to become an Advanced Clinical Practitioner Masters level and graduated in 2013. She has a particular medical interest in mental health, hypertension, minor illnesses and skin conditions such as acne and eczema.

Nurse Specialist

Sister Julie Caskie


Sister Kirsteen Wilkinson


A Specialist Nurse will undertake many of the nursing procedures at the surgery, such as child immunisations, ECGs, dressings and injections. They are also trained to perform annual reviews with patients who have long term chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, heart disease including hypertension. They undertake separate training for each type of problem, so not every nurse can undertake all types of reviews if they haven’t completed training for all. Both our Nurse Specialists are registered Non-Medical Prescribers.

Practice Nurse

Emma Smith

RN (Adult)

Our Practice Nurse or Treatment room Nurse carries out nursing procedures/duties including smear tests, ECGs, hearing tests, blood pressure checks, adult & child immunisations, dressings, diet & healthy lifestyle, family planning & reproductive sexual health.


Alia Awni

Our Pharmacist is here to help the GPs and Nurses with any medication reviews patients need, freeing up time for our GPs to spend on patients medical problems.


Susan Thomas

Donna Foulkes

A Phlebotomist is trained to take blood samples only


Dawn Loynes

Susan Oldfield-Reilly

Our dispensers are responsible for dispensing medicines, medical equipment and appliances to patients, upon the presentation of a prescription to patients from the surgery GPs

Our Practice Teams

Practice Management

Mrs Stephanie Drury

Managing Partner

Our Managing Partner is responsible for ensuring the practice runs efficiently and effectively.

Mrs Pauline Tidswell

Surgery Manager

The Surgery Manager carries out a wide variety of duties and has been given the responsibility by the Managing Partner to ensure the surgery runs smoothly, making sure all the right systems and equipment are in place to provide a high standard of care, patient safety and information technology. She will deal with any compliments/complaints the surgery receives.

Patient Services Team

Sue Park


Julie Norman


Our Patient Services Team have a demanding and difficult job. They are the first point of contact when coming to the surgery and will always attempt to deal with your requests as efficiently as possible, although this can occasionally take some time. Please be patient, especially during busy times.


Julie Riley

Clinical Coder/Administrator

Julie supports the practice GPs and Surgery Manager, dealing with administrative and website related workload


Sue Metcalfe

Cleaning Operative

Sue is a very important and integral part of the Surgery Team, to deliver a high quality of healthcare cleaning, which is complex, demanding and not to be underestimated. The aim is to ensure all areas of the Surgery are cleaned on a daily basis to a high standard and that any cleaning related risks are identified, minimised and managed on a constant long-term basis