Dr Susanne Bond MB ChB FRCGP (female)

Qualified from Sheffield Medical School in 1990. She is closely involved with the monitoring and supervision of doctors training to become GPs. She works almost full-time and monitors the standards of care within the practice. Her clinical interests include all areas of general practice, especially women's health and child health.

Dr Bond sees patients on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Dr Richard Churchill BM BS MSc DM FRCGP (male)

Qualified in medicine from Nottingham Medical School in 1989 having previously trained and worked as a clinical biochemist. As well as working as a GP he has previously taught medical students at the University of Nottingham, and contributed to research into mental health and the health care of young people.  He is currently Chair of the local Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners and undertakes some advisory work relating to children and young peoples health at a national level. He is currently working part-time in the practice.


Dr Churchill sees patients on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Dr Katie Rhodes BM BS BMedSci DGM DRCOG DFFP FRCGP (female)

Qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 1986. She joined the practice in 2002 working as a part-time partner. She is currently the Senior Partner, CQC registered manager and Clinical Governance lead for the practice. She also works as a part-time Lecturer in the Medical School and is involved with teaching medical students in the practice. Her clinical interests include family planning and terminal care.

Dr Rhodes sees patients on  a Monday, Thursday and Friday.

Dr Alison McKnespiey BM BS MRCGP DFFP DRCOG (female)

Qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 1999. She joined the practice in 2005 working as a part-time partner at both surgeries. She is interested in contraception and sexual health.

Dr McKnespiey sees patients  on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dr Fiona McCracken BMedSci BM BS DRCOG MRCGP (female)

Qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 1990. She joined the practice in 2013 working as a part-time partner. Her clinical interests include all areas of general practice, especially diabetes.

Dr McCracken sees patients on a Monday and Thursday.

Dr Sarah Thomas BM BS (female)

Qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 2009. She was previously a Registrar (trainee GP) at Chilwell Meadows Surgery.

Dr Thomas sees patients  on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Dr Victoria Robinson MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH (female)

Qualified from Newcastle University in 2011. She then returned to the East Midlands to complete her GP training and joined the practice in 2019. Her clinical interests include contraception, sexual health and children’s allergies. 

Dr Robinson sees patients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Practice Nurses

Rhian Schofield RGN is our senior practice nurse who is also qualified to prescribe some medication. She works closely with Julie Astle, Vickie Verhoeven and Sarah Coupe our other practice nurses, and together they offer a wide range of services including health advice, travel health, asthma and diabetic care, blood pressure and coronary heart disease monitoring, family planning and cervical smears, baby immunisations as well as other nursing tasks such as dressings. Appointments can be made at reception to see them. We need to know the reason for the appointment so we can allocate you the right amount of time you need with them.

Clinical Pharmacist

Sulvinder Samra  MPharm

Sulvinder is our clinical pharmacist and is based within the practice. Her role is to help you manage your long term conditions, reviewing your medicines and helping you understand your medication when you have been discharged from hospital. She can help with any questions you may have about your medicines either face to face or over the phone. You can book an appointment with her by calling reception.

Healthcare Assistant

Debbie Leivers is our Healthcare Assistant. She is trained to take blood pressures, give flu vaccinations and take blood for blood tests.

Admin staff

Practice Manager

Linda Allum

Linda is responsible for the efficient administration of the practice and is happy to discuss queries, comments and suggestions regarding the day-to-day running of the practice. She has a full complement of receptionists who are specially trained and do a very difficult job in trying to meet the needs of both patients and doctors. They will deal with your queries, appointments and repeat prescriptions as efficiently and as quickly as possible. Sometimes they need to ask one or two questions to help judge the urgency of the request but they are bound by the same codes of conduct, with respect to confidentiality, as the medical and nursing staff.

 Information Technology Manager

Ed Longridge

Ed helps us manage our communication systems and information technology. Ed is very experienced in medical IT and practice management.



Steph is our senior receptionist and she is helped by Karen, Christine, Tina, Chloe, Suzanne, Jane and Michaela to carry out the very difficult task of trying to meet the needs of both patients and doctors. They will deal with your queries, appointments and repeat prescriptions as efficiently and as quickly as possible. Sometimes they need to ask one or two questions to help judge the urgency of the request but they are bound by the same principles of confidentiality as the nurses and medical staff.


Our practice secretaries are here every day. They often liaise with hospitals for us.

Other staff


Our phlebotomists are with us every Tuesday and Wednesday. They are especially trained to do blood tests. Appointments to see them can be made at reception.

Community Nurses

Our team of experienced community nurses is based at Stapleford Care Centre. They offer a wide variety of services to the housebound and those recently discharged from hospital. This includes care of the young disabled, wound care, injections and terminal nursing care. They can be contacted by telephoning 03000830100 Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.00pm or leaving a message at our reception. At bank holidays, weekends, evenings and nights, call 0115 846 2377.

Healthy Family team

The Healthy Family team covers most of our practice population. Their primary role is to support families with children under five years old and to promote child health within the wider population. They can be contacted for advice or for a home visit by leaving a message at Dovecote House where they are based on 0115 8835500.

Community Midwife

The Community Midwife team is involved in the care of all mothers before and after the birth of their child. They are available for any queries or concerns at Dovecote House on 0115 8835500. Appointments to see them are made at reception.

Teaching and training

To help with the education of future doctors we are linked to Nottingham University Medical School. We therefore may have medical students in the surgery from time to time. You will be informed when you book an appointment, or on arrival if this is the case. If you do not wish to have the student present during your consultation please let reception or the doctor know.

We are also a University hub practice and students come from other practices for teaching at our practice in our health education room. You will always be asked if you are happy to see a student or a student may sit in observing the consultation. Students are expected to behave in the same professional way as doctors and have the same understanding of confidentiality as we do.

We also have fully qualified doctors working with us for periods of between 4 and 12  months so that they gain experience in general practice. These enthusiastic, well trained and supervised doctors bring many benefits to the team and patients alike. Occasionally a consultation may be recorded on video, but only with the patient’s permission. These recordings are strictly confidential, seen only by doctors involved in training, and are erased afterwards.


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The Valley Surgery

81 Bramcote Lane


Nottingham NG9 4ET

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is open every day

Monday - Friday

8:00am to 6.30pm


Chilwell Meadows Surgery

Ranson Road


Nottingham NG9 6DX

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Chilwell Meadows Surgery

0115 9430530

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