Meet the Team


Our doctors work in a partnership. Although you are registered with a named doctor, you may see any of the doctors in the practice.

Whenever possible, we will arrange an appointment with the Doctor of your choice. At times, it may not be possible to do this and you will be offered an appointment with one of the other Doctors.


Dr Philip J Turner
BMedSci BMBS DipGUM MRCGP Nottingham 1987

Dr Uzma Naz

Dr Josphat M Gitonga
MRCGP DRCOG MB ChB Nairobi 2000

Dr Glenys G Somayajula
MRCGP PGCert (Medical Education) BMedSci MB BChir (Cantab) 1996

Dr Richard Goodman
MBBS MRCGP Manchester 2009 

Dr Egbe Efefaroro
MRCGP DRCOG DFRSH PGCert MMedSci PGCert MedEd MBBS Nigeria 2009

Associate Doctors

Dr Funso Fadahunsi

Dr Rebecca Pitts

MBChB, MRCGP Keele 2015

Doctors in Training

biddulphdoctors is a training practice. GP Specialty Trainees and Foundation Year 2 doctors work with the Practice for four to twelve months. These doctors are hospital trained and have been qualified doctors for a number of years. During the time at the practice they learn to apply their skills within the community.

We hope you will be happy for these Doctors to play a part in your care, but if you have any concerns about this, please inform the Receptionist and we will respect your wishes. They are always supervised by a qualified GP and they will be able to consult him/her whenever the need arises.

Our current Trainees are:

Nursing Team

Mrs Kirstie Owens
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Mrs Alyson Fallows
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Mrs Heather J. Millington
Practice Matron

Mrs Kathryn Tinsley
Paramedic Practitioner

Sr Sandra Pickles
Practice Nurse

Sr Jenny Worthington
Lead Practice Nurse

Sr Hayley Ward
Practice Nurse

Sr Rajvinder Chatha
Practice Nurse

Miss Julie Bates
Health Care Support Worker

Mrs Diane Arkle
Health Care Support Worker

Our Advanced Nurse Practitioners are trained to see patients of any age with minor ailments.

Clinical Pharmacist

Mr Daniel Patterson

Our pharmacist is responsible for ensuring that you are getting the maximum benefit from the medication we prescribe. Our pharmacist is also able to see patients for their medication review, so please state this to our reception team if this is what you need to be seen for.

Primary Care Network

Laura Higgins
Social Prescriber

Amanda Dodd
Social Prescriber

Rajeet Dave
Clinical Pharmacist

Bethany Cryer
Clinical Pharmacist

Alison Ratcliffe
Pharmacy Technician

Practice Team

Jo Lawson
Practice Manager

Holly Bourne

Finance Administrator

Amy Donnelly
Operations Manager

Laura Whetnall
Practice Administrator

Rebecca Knowles
Practice Administrator

Samantha Heath
Clinical Coordinator

Elissa Pateman
Clinical Coordinator

Justine Hatton
Practice Secretary

Gillian Carter
Practice Secretary

Our secretarial staff are responsible for the administration, clerical and secretarial work at the Practice.

Patient Services Team

Jo Brown
Office Supervisor

Linda Brian
Patient Care Co-ordinator (Receptionist)

Patient Care Co-ordinator (Receptionist)

Amanda Redfern

Patient Care Co-ordinator (Receptionist)

Julie Harvey
Patient Care Co-ordinator (Receptionist)

Nicola Roberts
Patient Care Co-ordinator (Receptionist)

Jo Merritt
Patient Care Co-ordinator (Receptionist)

Ella Castrey
Patient Care Co-ordinator (Receptionist)

Kacey Bould
Apprentice Patient Care Co-ordinator (Receptionist)

Joy Wesley
Patient Care Co-ordinator (Receptionist)

Our Patient Care Co-ordinators provide the first point of contact for patients either on the telephone or in person at the surgery.