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

Qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1986. She joined the practice in 2002. She is currently the Senior Partner, CQC registered manager and Clinical Governance lead for the practice. She is also an assistant Professor in the Medical School and is involved with teaching medical students in the practice. Her clinical interests include family planning and advance care planning. She is able to fit coils (IUCD).

Dr Rhodes sees patients on  Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Sarah Thomas BM BS Bmedsci MRCGP (female)

Qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 2009. Her clinical interests include advance care planning and asthma. She is the surgery lead for safeguarding adults and children.

Dr Thomas sees patients  on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr Victoria Robinson MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH (female)

Qualified from Newcastle University Medical School in 2011. She then returned to the East Midlands to complete her GP training and joined the practice in 2019. Her clinical interests include children’s allergies.  She also does joint injections and fits contraceptive coils and implants. She is practice lead for contraception and sexual health.

Dr Robinson sees patients on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Dr Dennis Chan MBBS, MRCGP (male)

Qualified from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2009.  He completed his GP training in Burton on Trent, West Midlands where he was also a full time GP for 4 years. He is involved with the mentoring and supervision of doctors who are training to become GPs. He is the Practice lead for Diabetes and is able to undertake joint injections.

Dr Chan sees patients on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Toby Kennedy MBChB MRCGP (male)

Qualified from The University of Liverpool Medical School in 2013. He joined the practice in 2021 having previously worked at the Valley surgery as a registrar. His clinical interests include all areas of general practice and he is able to undertake joint injections.

Dr Kennedy sees patients on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Rhodri Walters MBBCh MSc MRCGP MMAA (male)

Qualified from Cardiff University Medical School in 2012. He joined the practice in 2022. His clinical interests include all areas of general practice.  He is the practice lead for palliative and advance care support.

Dr Walters sees patients on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Joanne Wood RGN, Bsc (female)

Jo started as an RGN Nurse, training in London and qualified in 1995. Since qualifying Jo’s interests have been in emergency/urgent care. She worked in Accident and Emergency for 8 years after qualifying before doing a Bsc Hons degree in Emergency Practice in 2004. After completing this she worked as an ECP (Emergency Care Practitioner) for the Derby Out of Hours Service. Her role consists of working alongside the doctors, dealing with urgent telephone triage/consultations to assess the needs of patients. As part of this role she is able to prescribe medicines if they are needed.

Jo Wood sees patients on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

Practice Nurses

Rhian Schofield RGN is our senior practice nurse who is also qualified to prescribe some medication. She works closely with Jill Cheetham, Vickie Verhoeven and Kirsty Williams 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 Pharmacists

Sulvinder Samra  MPharm

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

Aiysha Raoof, MPharm, PG Cert., MRPharmS, MAPCPharm

Aiysha is Clinical Pharmacist for the Nottingham West PCN. She qualified from The University of Nottingham, School of Pharmacy in 2018. She joined the Nottingham West PCN in 2020 providing cover to Chilwell Meadows and Valley Surgery. Aiysha manages patients with long term conditions particularly polypharmacy reviews, patients on 10+ medicines. She supports the practice in reviewing medicines, dealing with medication queries, discharges and specialist services.  She also looks after our care home patients and is part of the Enhanced Health in Care Homes service for the PCN.

Healthcare Assistant

Debbie Leivers is our Healthcare Assistant. She is trained to carry out dressings and well being health checks, take blood pressures, give flu vaccinations and take blood for blood tests.

First Contact Physiotherapists

We have two First Contact Physiotherapists: Muhammad Ismail and Sean Massey. Both are experienced physiotherapists with the advanced skills necessary to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment or referral for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems on a patient’s first contact with healthcare services. Please book an appointment with them by calling Reception.

They see patients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Admin staff

Practice Manager

Linda Allum

Linda is responsible for the administration of the practice and is happy to discuss queries, comments and suggestions regarding the day-to-day running of the practice.

 Quality Development and Information Systems Manager

Ed Longridge

Ed helps us manage improvements in our communication systems and information technology, including maintaining the practice website. Ed is very experienced in medical IT and practice management.



Steph is our Office Manager and she is helped by Christine, Chloe, Suzanne, Claire, Michaela, Debbie, Jasmine and Olivia. They will deal with your queries and appointment requests. They may ask you a few details in order to work out how best to help you but they are bound by the same levels of confidentiality as the doctors.


The Practice secretaries Mel, Sonia and Rachel will liaise with hospitals for us. One of them is here every day. If you have issues with your liaison with hospitals please speak to  them directly.

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 people with disabilities, wound care, injections and advanced and palliative care. They can be contacted by telephoning 03000830100 Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.00pm. At bank holidays, weekends, evenings and nights, call 0115 846 2377.

Healthy Family team (0-19 years)

The Healthy Family team role is to support children and young people with physical and mental health needs. For basic advice please call 0300 123 3387 Option 4, or the team can be contacted directly  for advice or for a home visit by leaving a message at Dovecote House where they are based on 0115 9522412.

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. For the emergency midwife call 07967204126 (9am-5pm) or outside of these times on 0115 9299971.

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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Nottingham NG9 4ET

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