Our Staff

GP Partners

DR BEN HENRY

BMedSci(Hons) BM BS SCH MRCGP

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

VICTORIA HETHERINGTON

Partner - Dip HE (RGN), BSc (Resp), MSc (ACP), DFSRH, LOC IUT/SDI)

Ms Victoria Hetherington joined Lime Grove Surgery as a Full Time Partner in January 2018. Ms Hetherington, is one half of the current clinical partnership responsible for the overall running, ownership, and management of Lime Grove Surgery, alongside providing Clinical Care daily to the patients. Ms Hetherington works Monday to Friday in surgery, offering an additional evening sexual health clinic on a Thursday evening, and the extended hours Saturday and Sunday morning clinics alongside Dr Henry once a month. Ms Hetherington has additional qualifications and a special interest in Respiratory management, and Women’s health, including family planning, coil and implant fitting, and the management of the menopause. Ms Hetherington is a member of The Royal Society of Medicine, The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, and The British Menopause Society. Outside of her work as a partner at Lime Grove, Ms Hetherington also works in the following roles as her commitments allow: • The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a co-optee member of their guidelines committee, helping to shape National Care and Guidelines, based on Clinical Evidence and Research. • Formula Medicine – A Formula One Medic Support Team, attending International Grand Prix Races and attending to members of the race crews. • The GP Task Force – A Derbyshire based support system for GP surgeries, providing local strategies and support for Derbyshire based GP Practices requiring additional support or advice. Ms Hetherington, originally started her training at the University of York in 1999, and after qualifying, worked as a senior nurse in A and E, before moving back to the local area in 2006, training as a respiratory specialist, before then starting an additional 10 year training programme to qualify as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) via Sheffield Hallam University. Ms Hetherington went on to become a Clinical Lead for the Derbyshire Out of Hours GP Service, working for them for over 10 years in varying roles, before accepting the responsibility and challenge of Partnership at Lime Grove Medical Centre. As someone that grew up in the local area, Ms Hetherington is passionate about providing and protecting quality local care and NHS services for the people of Matlock and its surrounding villages.

Salaried GPs

DR NEIL FRAY

B Med Sci, BM BS, MRCGP

Dr Neil Fray qualified in 1991 and after various hospital jobs has been a GP since 1994. A GP partner at Lime Grove until 2018, and is now a salaried GP at the practice. In addition, he has an interest in Clinical Governance (safety) and is one of the practice Caldicott Guardians (confidentiality) and is the Technology Lead. He also oversees the practice clinical education update agendas. Away from the practice, he is a GP appraiser.

DR MARY NEIDER

DR JOANNE KINGHORN

DR MARK WOOD

DR PAUL LINGARD

MBChB

Dr Lingard has been working with us here at Lime Grove Medical Centre for 35 years. He started full time as a partner, but has now reduced his hours to 2 sessions a week, but providing cover if any other doctors have to cancel their surgery.

DR KATHERINE TWEEDY

MBChB, MRCGP

Dr Tweedy qualified as a doctor in 2010, then completed further GP training in 2016

Locum GP

DR SARAH POOL

BM, BS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, LoC IUT/SDI

Dr Pool attended medical school in Nottingham, after trying out various specialties settled on being a GP. Dr Pool has worked in lots of different practices part time since she finished training in 2010. Dr Pool states "I love my job very much!"

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma, COPD & diabetes. Patients can also book in for cervical smears, family planning, dressings, ear checks, child immunisations, INRs and blood results. The practice nurses also offer travel advice and immunisations but you must consult with the receptionist first before booking.

MARION VESTY

TRACEY LAUD

DIANE SMITH

SUE SHERIDAN

ANYA GRIST

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Healthcare Assistants

Our healthcare assistant team are qualified in taking blood, blood pressures, ECGs, simple dressings, ear syringe, b12 injections and flu injections. They also keep up with the day to day clinical duties.

REBEKAH JOHNSON

JAMIE STAFFORD - STACEY

NATALIE LOOMES

JOANNE WATTS

Practice Management

SARAH ROBB

Practice Manager

Sarah manages everything relating to the day to day running of the practice. Any complaints or suggestions about the running of the practice should be addressed to her in the first instance.

EMILY FOSTER

Deputy Practice Manager

Emily manages the running of reception and is responsible for undertaking a wide range of duties within the practice.

Administration

The administration staff are responsible for undertaking the regular clerical duties associated with running the practice as well as supervising the arrangements for patient referrals for hospital appointments, and sending out letters for patient reviews.

STEPHANIE HEMSLEY

Secretarial and Administrative Lead

JAYNE HALLAM

Secretary

STEPHANIE ELSE

Secretary

HARRY WRIGHT

Medical Workflow and Summarising Lead

Harry came to the surgery as an apprentice in 2019. Having qualified and gaining promotion, Harry is now responsible for recieving and directing all incoming correspondence, and summarising patient notes.

SOPHIE HEWITT

Operational Support Officer

Sophie joined us at the surgery as an apprentice during Covid in 2020. Sophie has recently qualified and is now a permanent member of staff providing operational support to management. This includes running searches and reports, and providing data analysis as required.

Care Coordinator

Patient care coordinators work with other medical professionals to provide the best healthcare possible to patients.

HELEN FRAY

Reception

The reception staff are responsible for making appointments for patients, welcoming patients for appointments, accepting requests for repeat prescriptions and home visits, and all other routine inquiries concerning the day to day running of the practice.

PETRINA DAVISON

CATHY HUDSON

HELEN HUNT

LYNDA WOOD

KATIE HEALEY

HELEN HENSHAW

CAROLE TUDOR

TOM TOWNDROW

Tom is our office assistant

JOSIE GRIST

SARA PEET

Pharmacists

DANIEL GRAHAM

Daniel specialises in medication and prescribing. He has appointments at the practice on Thursday afternoons for medication reviews and also to see patients for on the day urgent care and face to face examinations.

Local Services

DAVID MEECH

David Meech is a MSK Practitioner and has a clinic here with Lime Grove Medical Centre on a Tuesday. David deals with patients who have problems with back, neck, shoulder, hand, knee, ankle and all other muscle related complaints and pains. He can offer different solutions such as physiotherapy and referrals for MRI/x-ray.

Community Midwives

The midwives supervise ante natal and post natal care for all patients registered with the practice. Most of the regular antenatal care is undertaken at Darley Maternity Centre, attached to Whitworth hospital. Darley Birth Unit Tel: 01629 593019.

Community Nurses

The District Nursing team are responsible for managing patients in the community who cannot attend surgery. They also check up on patients who have recently been discharged from hospital for wound care etc. As well as undertaking certain clinics at the surgery.

JULIE CHAMBERLAIN

Community Matron

Health Visitors

The Health Visiting team offer a full range of support services to children, including child health surveillance checks and childhood immunisations The team work closely with health visitors at the nearby Imperial Road Surgery and some services are provided jointly. They are based at the Whitworth Hospital, 330 Bakewell Rd, Matlock DE4 2JD Tel: 01629 580211

Counsellors

Counselling can be arranged by self referring or a referral from one of the clinical staff.