Our Staff

Doctors

Dr Anthony Carter

MB ChB Birmingham 1988 FRCGP DRCOG

Dr Tony Carter is Senior Partner and has special interests in men’s health and minor surgery. He has been involved in the training of new General Practitioners since 1998.

Dr Feraz Irfan

MB ChB Manchester 1997 MRCGP

Dr Feraz Irfan has been a partner since 2005. He has an interest in stroke prevention and leads the practice anticoagulation service. He is married with 4 children. He divides his free time between his family and Stourbridge Cricket Club where he continues to play league cricket.

Dr Adam Cole

MB ChB Birmingham 2001 MRCGP MRCS

His main interests include ENT, minor surgery and respiratory medicine. He is an avid supporter of Liverpool football club and has been known to follow them around Europe on their travels.

Dr James Rayner

MB ChB Birmingham 2007 BMedSc MRCGP

Dr James Rayner is a partner at the practice. He has a particular interest in medical imaging, cardiovascular medicine and men’s health. He is the practice GP lead for diabetes care. He is married with 3 children and spends most of his time listening to the 4 women in his life. He enjoys tennis and most other sports given the chance.

Dr Gurjeet Singh

MB ChB Sheffield 2004 MSc MRCGP

Dr Gurjeet Singh is a partner at the practice with a special interest in orthopaedics, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal problems. He is involved in teaching medical students and continues to provide advice and support to Kidderminster Harriers football club.

Dr Joanna Jenkins

MB ChB Leeds 1996 MRCGP DFFP DRCOG DTM&H

Dr Jo Jenkins is a partner at the practice. Dr Jenkins is the practice lead for women’s and sexual health including coil fitting and contraceptive implants and works at Aylmer Lodge on Mondays and Fridays and at Cookley Surgery on Wednesdays. When not at work she enjoys cycling and hill walking.

Dr Sharon Thomas

BSc (Hons) MBBS London 1995 MRCGP DFFP

Dr Sharon Thomas joined the practice as a salaried GP in 2007, having been a GP Registrar with us previously. Dr Thomas works at Aylmer Lodge Surgery on Tuesday mornings, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings. She has a specialist interest in dermatology, women’s health and joint injections.

Dr Sophie Lord

BMedSci BMBS MRCGP Nottingham 2009

Dr Sophie Lord joined the practice as a salaried GP in 2017. Dr Lord has a special interest in women’s and sexual health, including fitting coils and ring pessaries. She also works as a GP in A&E. Her working days are Wednesday At Cookley and Thursday and Friday mornings at Aylmer Lodge. Outside of medicine Dr Lord is a keen sports woman and enjoys running half marathons, swimming and playing netball.

Dr Samantha Robinson

BMedSci BMBS Nottingham 2007 DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Samantha Robinson joined us as a Salaried GP in February 2018. She works Monday and Wednesday all day. Dr Robinson has an interest in respiratory medicine and medical education. She teaches at Warwick Medical School 2 days a week, and will be involved with training medical students at the practice.

Dr Alison Riley

2:1(hons) in Biological Sciences from University of Warwick 2006

Dr Riley works with us as a Salaried GP. She has a specialist interest in Palliative Care. She is involved with training of Medical students in the Practice.

Dr Heidi Brown

MBCHb BMedSci Physiology MRCGP Dundee

Dr Heidi Brown has joined the Practice in September 2019 as a Salaried GP and will be working Wednesday and Thursday .

Dr Hannah Hutchinson

BMedSci BMBS MRCP DRCOG DSRH MRCGP Nottingham 2005

Dr Hutchinson completed her GP training with us in September of this year and has now joined us as a permanent Salaried GP for 4 sessions per week.

Nursing Team

Our Nursing team is made up of 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners, a Nurse Practitioner, 4 Practice Nurses, a Nursing Associate and a Health Care Assistant.

Sheila Varilone - Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Heather Blackmore - Nurse Practitioner

Lily Zhou - Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Helen Hingley - Practice Nurse

Kim Heaton - Practice Nurse

Amanda Whale - Practice Nurse

Special interest in Diabetes

Gemma Wilson - Nurse Associate

Beth Lane - Health Care Assistant

Hortencia Key - Phlebotomist

Practice Management

Lisa Benton - Deputy Practice Manager

Corinne Wood - Practice Manager

Administration Team

The Practice employs a back office administration team and 3 Medical Secretaries. We also employ an IT team who we share with our neighbouring Practice.

Administration Team

Reception Team

Our Reception Team are now fully trained Health Care Navigators. This means that they are qualified to advise you on the type of appointment that you need. Sometimes, you don't need to be seen at the Practice and you may be referred to a local pharmacy or a Minor Injuries Unit instead. They will ask you a few questions about the reason for your appointment request to ascertain which option is best for you.

Reception Staff

Dispensary Team

We have a dispensing branch at Cookley where we can dispense your medication for you if you live more than 1 mile from a community pharmacy. This includes all patients that live in Cookley and some patients that live outside Cookley. The dispenser will tell you if we can dispense to you.

Dispensary Team

District Nursing Team

The District Nursing Team is no longer based at the Practice. A team of community nurses and assistants, governed by a Team Leader, to work with those patients who are unable to visit the surgery, for example the chronically sick or post-operative patients. Telephone 01562 514639/514645 Telephone: 01562 514639.

Community Midwives

Community Midwives can be contacted via the Maternity Hub on 01562 512376.

Health Visitors

These senior nurses have special skills in health care and are particularly involved with children under 5 years of age and expectant Mothers. If your child is under 5 years old and you need advice on issues such as feeding, behaviour or constipation, contact our telephone advisory service on: 0300 123 9551 If you wish to talk with your local Health Visiting team please telephone: 01562 514637

Macmillan Nurses

Sister Ruth Mayall has specialist training in the care of the terminally ill patients and works closely with the District Nursing team and the GP. Telephone: 01562 751562