Meet the Team

Our Doctors

All patients are assigned a named GP who is responsible for your overall care, and who will take lead responsibility of your care at the practice, you should contact the practice if you wish to know who this is, or if you have a preference as to which GP that is. The practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.

You may still book appointments with any GP of your choice as long as they are available, and having your named GP changed will not affect any on-going treatments or appointments you may already have.

Dr Justin Smith (m)
GP Partner

MB BCh, DCH, MRCGP

Dr Smith joined the practice in 1999 and is our senior partner.
He is a GP Trainer and a programme director on the Sherwood VTS scheme. He is also the child safeguarding lead as well as the clinical research lead for the surgery.

He works Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Dr Subhash Das (m)
GP Partner

MD, MRCS, FRCS, MRCGP

Dr Das is a GP trainer and performs joint injections and minor surgery.

Dr Das works Monday to Thursday

Dr Belinda Hirsh (f)
GP Partner

MBBS MA Hons (Oxon) MRCGP DFRSH

Dr Hirsh joined us in 2012 and is a GP trainer as well as our caldicott guardian. She also does joint injections, contraceptive implants, coils and has an interest in family planning. Dr Hirsh also specialise in learning disabilities and adult safe guarding.

She works Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Gregory Thurland (m)
GP Partner

BMBS, MRCGP

Dr Thurland has been with us since 2016 he is our GSF lead along with an interest in dementia.

Dr Thurland’s days are  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Dr Matthew Lea (m)
GP Partner

MPharm BMBS MRCGP DRCOG

Dr Lea has been with us since 2017 and will be our joint QoF leader as well the lead for learning disabilities.

He works on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Dr Kunal Khushalbhai (m)
GP


Training Doctors

As a teaching Surgery, we often have trainee doctors. These could be Foundation Doctors who are training or Registrars who are fully qualified Doctors, specialising in General Practice.

Our Current Training Doctors are:

Dr  P Popovic (f)
Foundation Doctor

Dr J Wong (m)
Foundation Doctor

Dr S Thavakumar (f)
GP Registrar

Dr H Khan (f)
GP Registrar

Dr M Howells (m)
GP Registrar

Our Nursing Team

The practice nurses offer advice and screening to patients on health promotion. They see patients with minor injuries, minor illnesses, run child vaccination clinics; provide cervical smears, travel vaccinations, contraceptive injections and offer reviews for patients with long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes, as well as a number of other services.

Nurse Sarah Kirkby (f)
Nurse Lead

RGN

Nurse Sheryl Holmes (f)
Practice Nurse

RGN

Nurse Claire Bingham (f)
Practice Nurse

RGN

Nurse Iona Hogg (f)
Practice Nurse

RGN

Nurse Eleanor Duerden (f)
Practice Nurse

RGN

Nurse Jessica Snowball

Practice Nurse

RGN

Healthcare Assistants

Our HCA’s work with the practice nurses. Their duties include taking bloods, well man and well woman checks, NHS Health Checks, blood pressures, suture removal and dressings, smoking cessation advisor, diet advice and Flu, B12 and Pneumonia vaccinations. They also do home visits to assist the nurses with annual reviews of housebound patients with chronic diseases and assist GPs in minor surgery and other procedures.

Sue Bramley

Mrs Stella Colley (f)

Phlebotomists

A phlebotomist performs blood tests and may be training to perform some of the other tasks carried out by healthcare assistants.

Kelly McCorkell (f)

Additional Healthcare Roles

Our practice team are supported in delivering services by a wider healthcare team. You may be offered an appointment with one of these roles who specialise in their area of work.

These roles include:

FCPs (First Contact Physiotherapist) – First contact physiotherapists are experts in joint and muscle pain. They can advise exercises, diagnose, request scans, and refer on to the hospital for investigations or support.

Paramedic – Our paramedic is able to deal with infections and other illnesses.

Clinical Pharmacist – Clinical pharmacists are experts in medication – they can review your medication to make sure you are on the right doses and advise of alternative medications.

Pharmacy Technician – our pharmacy technicians work alongside our clinical pharmacists to ensure that medicines are prescribed in line with the most up-to-date NHS guidance.

Mental Health Worker – Mental health workers are experts in Mental Health – they can help you to get the right support for your needs and can refer on to specialist teams if needed.

Social Prescriber – The Social Prescribing Team are available for support with non-clinical needs. They can support with debt, employment, housing, mobility issues, loneliness, money worries, and much more!

Care Home Team Advanced Nurse Practitioner (For care home patients) – The care home team’s Advanced Nurse practitioner supports local care home with patients’ health needs and regularly meets with care homes to ensure that the best care possible is provided.

Acute Home Visiting Service Paramedics/Advanced Nurse Practitioners (For housebound patients) – The Acute home visiting team are a team of highly skills nurse practitioners able to prescribe for and diagnose health problems for patients who are physically unable to get to the surgery.

Our Practice Team

Practice Management

Michelle Barksby (f)
Practice Manager

Emma Whitten (f) 

Assistant Manager Quality

Claire Booth (f) 

Finance Manager 

Lucy Beastall (f)

Assistant Manager Operations

Prescriptions Team

Our team of prescription clerks and administrators deal with your prescription requests and queries via the multiple channels they are received in practice. They work closely and liaise with the practice GPs and Nurse Practitioner to ensure your medication is issued safely and in line with guidance and perform audits to monitor and our prescribing.

Administration

Admin staff are responsible for arranging child surveillance and child vaccination appointments, ante natal enquiries, registration of new patients and any information or documentation required for outside agencies.

Reception

The receptionists are trained to help and guide you. All information they receive will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please do not blame our staff if you are unhappy with the service you receive. If there is a problem, please see the ‘complaints’ tab to the right.

Secretaries

Our secretaries provide administration support for the practice dealing with GP referrals and Choose and Book.

Our Healthcare Team

Community Midwives

The midwife provides care for expectant mothers and works with the doctors during antenatal clinics. An antenatal clinic is held by the midwife at Clipstone on Tuesday and Wednesday and at Farnsfield on a Wednesday morning. Home deliveries may be possible in suitable cases.

Community Nurses

The community nurses are no longer based at Clipstone Health Centre, but are now at Edwinstowe Health Centre. They remain in close communication with us with regards to patients and their requirements. They work as a team covering a large area. If you are known to them and you wish to contact them they can be contacted on 01623 822063, if you are not known you will need a referral either from us or hospital.

Health Visitors

They can be contacted on 01623 791024 A health visitor is concerned for the health of the whole community, offering particular attention to those with special needs children and the elderly. Health visitors run their own clinics and support parents and carers with problems which arise as a result of bringing up children. Information can also be supplied to clients on ways of maintaining and improving health both individually and to groups.