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Meet Our Team

Hastings & Rother Healthcare has an extensive team of experts based across three sites. All of our team members are peripatetic which means they travel from site to site in order for us to provide the best care possible for our patients.

Doctors (GP's)

General practitioners (GPs) treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care.

Dr Craig Namvar

Practice Partner

Dr Craig Namvar

Practice Partner

Dr Julia Godis

Salaried GP

Dr Julia Godis

Salaried GP

Dr Karen Skinner

Practice Partner

Dr Karen Skinner

Practice Partner

Dr Alina Fux

Salaried GP

Dr Alina Fux

Salaried GP

Dr Michael Shepherd

Salaried GP

Dr Michael Shepherd

Salaried GP

Dr Steven Seng

Salaried GP

Dr Steven Seng

GP with a master's degree in global health, in my spare time I study entomology (study of insects)

Dr Pedro Do Carmo

Salaried GP

Dr Pedro Do Carmo

Advanced Nurse Practioners

An Advanced Nurse Practitioner is an experienced and autonomous registered nurse who has developed and extended their practice and skills, guided by The Code (NMC 2015) in unpredictable situations. This may include managing patients with undiagnosed healthcare problems and is shaped by the context of their clinical practice. This advanced level is underpinned by the essence of nursing, and the values of caring. It applies the principles of knowledge of the patient as a distinct person and an individual whilst respecting and working with their culture and diversity.

Sarah Birch

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Birch

Having been born and bred in Hollington & St. Leonards, I know and understand the population well. I love being able to care for and support the community using my skills and knowledge as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care. I have been nursing now for over 20 years, specialising in Asthma and COPD. I relish all aspects of primary care nursing and look forward to meeting you either face to face or conversing on the phone.

Carinna Page

(Trainee) Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Carinna Page

(Trainee) Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Steven Beach

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Steven Beach

clinical lead for the Advanced Nurse Practitioners and trainee ANPs. This is a wonderful and diverse team with an array of skills and knowledge. My role is varied and I manage a variety of clinical conditions of a range of ages. I enjoy interacting and helping my patients in the best way I can. I also work part time as a lecturer at the university of Brighton teaching physical assessment skills to trainee practitioners. I have been a nurse for over 20 years and have a varied career expanding acute and emergency medicine, education and clinical site management in both London and the South East. I also spent 5 years working around the world as a nursing officer on cruise liners. When not working I enjoy working out in the gym and running. I also enjoy travelling when able!

Lainey Watson

(Trainee) Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Lainey Watson

(Trainee) Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Paula Duffell

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Paula Duffell

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Stephen Adams

(Trainee) Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Stephen Adams

(Trainee) Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Paramedic Practitioners

The paramedic practitioner is trained to independently provide care that does not require the intervention of a doctor. The paramedic has access to the full GP record. They report directly back to the GP with the outcome of the visit and any updates on any treatment and medication that was given.

Lee Oldridge

Paramedic Practitioner

Lee Oldridge

Paramedic Practitioner

Mark Pointer

Paramedic Practitioner

Mark Pointer

Paramedic Practitioner

Pharmacists

Clinical pharmacists are health professionals who train for many years to become specialists in medicines. They can work directly with you as part of the GP team to make sure your medicines help you to get better and stay well.

Richard Partington

Pharmacist

Richard Partington

Richard has over 20 years experience working locally, in our acute hospitals and within the local NHS providing support to many of our local GP surgeries. He has an interest in respiratory conditions, and is the practice Respiratory Lead.

Montseratt Llorens-Giribet

Pharmacist

Montseratt Llorens-Giribet

Pharmacist

Ian Davis

Pharmacist

Ian Davis

I graduated from Nottingham University in 2002 with a Master's degree in Pharmacy. I have worked most of my career as a community pharmacist helping patients get the most out of their medicines. In 2018 I was voted the regional 'pharmacist of the year' by the UK's largest health and beauty pharmacy chain. Earlier in my career I broadened my experience by working in hospital and overseas in Bermuda. One of my greatest strengths is my attention to detail - getting things right and doing the best for my patients is very important to me and I strive to be the best I can.

Mental Health Nurse

Mental health nurses are responsible for planning and providing support and medical and nursing care to people who have a range of mental health issues. Mental health nurses support people with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to personality and eating disorders.

Laura Ferguson

Mental Health Nurse

Laura Ferguson

Mental Health Nurse

Practice Nurses

General Practice Nurses work in a GP surgery as part of a primary healthcare team, which typically includes doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and dietitians. A practice nurse will be involved in almost every aspect of patient care and treatment, undertaking such tasks as:

  • Treating small injuries
  • Helping with minor operations done under local anaesthetic
  • Helping people manage long term conditions
  • Health screening
  • Family planning
  • Running vaccination programmes (e.g. against flu)
  • Running programmes to help people to stop smoking.

Alison Dunlop

Practice Nurse

Alison Dunlop

I started practice nursing in 1990 when my children were very small. I have seen many changes in general practice over the years both positive and negative. My areas of interest are diabetes and cardiovascular health.

Katy Cheevers

Practice Nurse

Katy Cheevers

Practice Nurse

Marlinda Magasin

Practice Nurse

Marlinda Magasin

Practice Nurse

Paula Vidler

Practice Nurse

Paula Vidler

I operate the child immunisations clinic, assist treatment room patients for dressings, injections, travel vaccinations, asthma monitoring and routine visits. I have a diploma in family planning, sexual health and cervical screening and I also have an interest in COPD.

Leanne Preece

Practice Nurse

Leanne Preece

Practice Nurse

Sarah Adeyinka

Practice Nurse

Sarah Adeyinka

Practice Nurse

Linda Astell

Practice Nurse

Linda Astell

I have been a Practice Nurse for 30 years. My main areas of care and speciality are: Wound Care, Respiratory (Asthma), Womens Health, Smear Tests, Travel Vaccinations and Baby Immunisations.

Tracy Knight

Practice Nurse

Tracy Knight

Practice Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistants support the practice nursing team in the delivery of nursing services, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the patient population.

The healthcare assistant will deliver and assist clinical staff in the provision of treatment, preventative care, health promotion and patient education.

Layla Fletcher

Health Care Assistant

Layla Fletcher

I have been a HCA since 2016. I am a Married Mum of one, who loves F1. It didn’t take long to realise my passion as a HCA. My favourite part of the job is getting to know my patients and putting them at ease. I love Phlebotomy and there is nothing more rewarding than helping someone get over their needle phobia.

Jayne Coleman

Healthcare Assistant

Jayne Coleman

Healthcare assistant

Chloe Whiffen

Health Care Assistant

Chloe Whiffen

I have a background in working with adults with learning disabilities and mental health and then went to work at the Conquest for 4 years where I gained a lot of experience in Acute Medicine & developed in my role. I have the ability to access patients observations and act accordingly. I am currently looking into a nursing degree to become a practice nurse within the surgery. My dream job! I am down to earth and always up for a laugh. I work all week Monday to Friday and am always happy to help and always love a chat! I am kind to everyone and would treat everyone how I would like to be treated.

Ruby Piggott-Jefferies

Healthcare Assistant

Ruby Piggott-Jefferies

Healthcare assistant

Fiona Chapman

Healthcare Assistant

Fiona Chapman

Healthcare Assistant

Yvette Peoples

Healthcare Assistant

Yvette Peoples

Healthcare Assistant

Phlebotomists

Phlebotomists draw and prepare blood for medical testing, transfusions or donation. Phlebotomists are trained to collect blood via venipuncture, finger pricks, or in the case of infants, heel pricks.

Anne Wingfield

Phlebotomist

Anne Wingfield

Hi, my name is Anne I am married and have 5 children and 9 grandchildren; I am originally from Liverpool moved to Hastings 1992. I have worked for Warrior/S/S for 7 years I work Mon-Wed-Frid 8-1pm. I am a phlebotomist trained Hastings & Brighton University and at the Conquest Hospital. I love my job as it is very diverse and entails inevitable challenges. Over the years of my employment, I have become a very good listener and have the ability to know if a PT is really unwell and act promptly with regards for the Patients wellbeing. I treat all my patients as I would like to be treated myself. I have 15yrs experience working as an HCA for the Conquest Hospital, attended Hastings College and studied for Access to nursing Coarse then on to Canterbury university for 2 yrs. I worked at Maidstone hospital on placement and GP Surgery working in the community gaining a lot of valuable experience, had to give up my nursing due to bilateral PE'S. My hobbies are Baking and crafts, I am a trained chef, and carpenter, I also have a diploma in counselling and at present have Done a diploma in Cakes and since being in lockdown have commenced a graphic design course. I am a good listener and have a very good sense of humour and have lots of banter with the patients which does help to put them at ease, and they feel they can discuss anything with me.

Helen Coglan

Phlebotomist

Helen Coglan

Phlebotomist

Central Team

Our central department has been designed to carry out various functions relating to our network of surgeries. This covers operations, HR, Finance, Compliance, patient liaison and planning of new projects & services.

Steve Boxwell

Practice Partner/Business Manager

Steve Boxwell

Practice Partner/Business Manager

Nina Chhoeng

Practice Manager (Warrior Square)

Nina Chhoeng

Practice Manager (Warrior Square)

Caivan Namvar

Project/Communications/Estates Manager

Caivan Namvar

Project/Communications/Estates Manager

Kirsten Adams

Practice Partner/Operations Manager

Kirsten Adams

Practice Partner/Operations Manager

Emma Chapman

Practice Manager (Churchwood)

Emma Chapman

Practice Manager (Churchwood)

Laura Fermor

IT & Compliance Lead

Laura Fermor

IT & Compliance Lead

Shane Dove

Practice Manager (Hastings Old Town)

Shane Dove

Practice Manager (Hastings Old Town)

Elizabeth Dearing

Patient Liaison Officer

Elizabeth Dearing

Patient Liaison Officer

Emily Pullinger

Trainee HR Practitioner

Emily Pullinger

Trainee HR Practitioner

Ria Pelham-Pope

Finance Assistant

Ria Pelham-Pope

Finance Assistant

Clinical Administration Team

Our dedicated team of administrators cover a vast array of duties ranging from registrations, medical summaries, insurance reports, document management and medical referrals.

Reception Team

Receptionists are often the first person our patients communicate with. As part of our Triage process, our reception team will ask the nature of your query in order to navigate you to the best possible member of staff. You can contact our team via telephone, Engage Consult or email.

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