Understanding General Practice, Michael Wright Local Medical Council
Following negative and damaging coverage about general practice in the media, our Chief Executive Michael Wright, has produced a video to help patients understand some of the unique challenges that practices face daily. You can access the video here if you wish to share it on your social platforms to help raise awareness and understanding amongst your patient populations.
The Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM) has also put a video together to raise awareness of the abuse that practice staff receive from patients. You can access their video here.

Practice Management

Mrs Sharon Atherton (f)

Sharon came to the practice in 2008 from a Practice in Staffordshire and has shown great organisational skills in the past few years since she has been with us. She is responsible for the general day to day running of the practice and works very closely with the Partners , Shelley Sherratt Deputy Practice Manager and Rebecca Walker Lead Receptionist, to form a strong and effective Managment Team.

Mrs Shelley Sherratt (f)

Shelley is the Deputy Practice Manager.  She has been an extremly loyal member of staff and has become a very capable administartor is all areas since joining the practice in 2002. Shelley works very closely with the Partners, Sharon Atherton Practice Manager and Rebecca Walker to form a strong and effective Management Team.

Mrs Rebecca Walker (f)

Rebecca joined the practice team in August 2013 and has rapidly become a key member. She came to us with vast amounts of customer service having previously worked at DVLA. She was promoted to Lead Receptionist in February 2016 and oversites the running of the practice reception area and staff, as well as being our medical secretary.


Mrs Sarah Paling (f)

Sarah has previously worked at Newark Hospital but diversified for a few years, before joining us in November 2018. She comes to us with a wealth of NHS and Customer Service experience and worked on reception for several years before accepting a sideways move to become a clinical administrator.


Mrs Kerry Harland (f)

Kerry joined the team in November 2013 and is very quickly became an important member of the Practice Team. She is now the practice notes summariser, prescribing clerk and carries out other administrative tasks when necessary.

Miss Rowan Hughes (f)

Rowan joined our team in June 2016. She has come to us with limited experience but settled in well developing her skills and is nor one of the regular faces you will see when attending the practice.

Miss Demi-Jay Jones (f)

Demi joined the practice in November 2018 with customer service but no NHS experience. She very quickly learned the role and is an integral part of the team.

Mrs Lesley Hoyland (f)

Lesley is the newest member of the team but comes to us with a wealth of NHS experience from working previously for many years in secondary and primary care.

Mrs Helen White (f)

Helen joined the practice in March 2021 having previously worked for over 20 years in the travel industry. She has excellent customer service skills and has adapted her very well to working within the NHS.

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