Our Staff

GP Partners

Dr Ben Henry qualified from the Nottingham University Medical School in 2004 and completed his GP training in Nottingham in 2009. Dr Henry worked in Nottingham and Derby for several years before moving to Matlock and joining Lime Grove Medical Centre in 2017. He has been the Senior Partner since 2021 and has overall responsible for the clinical team and care. Dr Henry has extensive experience working for the Derbyshire Out Of Hours GP service as a clinical lead, alongside roles in Sports medicine. Dr Henry has previously been the Doctor for the British Gymnastics team in the UK and abroad, and more recently the Lead Doctor for Nottingham Rugby Club , a role which he fulfilled for a number of years. Prior to his move to to Matlock, Dr Henry had also diversified into prison medicine, and brings with him additional skills and experience developed in this area, adding to his broad and extensive GP experience. Dr Henry is a qualified GP Trainer and is responsible for the GP registrars in the practice who are qualified doctors undergoing further specialist training to become GPs, and supporting the education and development of the diverse clinical team.

Dr Ben Henry


Advanced Clinical Practitioner

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.

Victoria Hetherington

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

Salaried GPs

Dr Joanne Kinghorn


I graduated from Sheffield Medical School in 2006 and completed GP training in Chesterfield in 2011. I joined Lime Grove Medical Centre in 2012 and have worked as a part time salaried GP here since. I completed the Diploma for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health in 2014. I keep up to date with menopause and HRT guidance alongside the wide variety of conditions that we deal with in General practice. I find it satisfying to maintain a continuity of care with patients and to be able to help them through various health challenges during the different stages of life. Outside of work I enjoy running and spending time with my family.

Dr Mark Wood

BSc(Hons), MB BS(Lond), DFSRH, DRCOG, DPD(Card), FRCGP

Dr Mark Wood completed his undergraduate training in London, including a unique BSc in Primary Health Care. He then moved to Derbyshire, working widely before settling with his young family in Matlock. Completion of all his GP vocational, post-graduate diplomas and further specialist training has been achieved whilst serving in various clinical and management roles throughout Derbyshire. This culminated in his election by nomination to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP) in 2019. Dr Wood is currently only at Lime Grove Medical Centre (LGMC) one day a week. As a ‘Portfolio GP’, his other roles and experience includes: in and out of hours, Salaried (LGMC since 2016), Locum and as a GPwSI/GPwER (NHS & Private) Dermatology Specialist; working throughout the County and in our Hospitals. This also includes past governance roles with the Care Quality Commission, as a GP representative on the Local Medical Committee and currently as a GP Clinical Lead, working alongside Consultants, for our Derby & Derbyshire CCG.

Dr Paul Lingard


Dr Lingard has been working with us here at Lime Grove Medical Centre for 35 years. He was a Partner at the Practice until September 2020, but, following his departure as a Partner, felt that he could not give up on us entirely and has stayed with us for 2 sessions a week, and will also provide cover, at short notice, if any other doctors have to cancel their surgery.

Dr Katherine Tweedy


Dr Tweedy qualified as a doctor in 2010, completing further GP training in 2016. She joined Lime Grove Medical Centre as a salaried GP in October 2021

Dr Sarah Pool


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!"

Dr John Williams

Dr Williams is a newly qualified GP and, following his placement with us last year as a Registrar, has now joined the Practice as a salaried GP from August 2022


Dr Georgia Lavender

Dr Lavender has returned to Lime Grove Medical Centre for her second placement as a GP Registrar. She will be with the Practice for a year from August 2022


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.

Sue Sheridan

Sue is our Senior Practice Nurse and manages the nursing team

Anya Grist

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Alicia Riley

Nurse Associate

Leanne Roose

Nursing Associate

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.

Natalie Loomes

Joanne Watts


Kathleen Harmer

Practice Management

Sarah Robb

Practice Manager

Mrs Sarah Robb joined Lime Grove Medical Centre in October 2012 as a member of the reception team, having previously worked as a Team Manager and dispenser at Boots. After working in reception for four years, Sarah progressed to a position as administrator to the Practice Manager. In January 2019, Sarah was promoted to Office Manager and eventually to Practice Manager in June 2021. The role of Practice Manager encompasses a wide range of duties, which include ensuring that the Practice runs efficiently for the patients and that the clinical and administrative staff have the support they need. Other aspects of the role include: • recruiting, training and managing staff • handling financial systems such as payroll and accounts • ensuring the IT system is maintained and developed • monitoring patient satisfaction and handling any complaints • overseeing patient records • managing arrangements for cleaning, security, and health and safety Sarah is ably assisted by the Deputy Practice Manager, Emily Foster-Twigg

Emily Foster

Deputy Practice Manager

Mrs Emily Foster-Twigg joined Lime Grove Medical Centre in December 2012 as a bank receptionist covering holiday and sickness absence. She progressed her role within the practice to a full-time receptionist and administrator. Emily was then promoted to Reception Manager in January 2019 and eventually promoted to Deputy Practice Manager in June 2021. Emily acts as a focal point of communication between the Partners, Practice Manager, Clinicians, the admin team, and the reception team. She works as a key member of the management team and ensures administrative and clerical duties within the Practice are carried out within the Practice’s guidelines and policies.


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


Stephanie Else


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.

Consultant Clinical Officer

Dr Neil Fray


Dr Neil Fray qualified in 1991 and, after various hospital jobs, has been a GP since 1994 and a GP partner at Lime Grove until 2018. Although Dr Fray is no longer working here as a GP, he is now the Consultant Clinical Officer for the Practice, dealing with Clinical Governance (safety) and he is the Practice Caldicott Guardian (confidentiality), and the Technology Lead. He also oversees the practice clinical education update agendas. Away from the practice, he is a GP appraiser.

Care Coordinator

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

Helen Fray

Reception (Senior/Reception Lead)

Senior receptionist is responsible for the smooth running of reception for that shift and supporting team members where necessary.

Cathy Hudson

Helen Hunt

Helen Henshaw


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

Lynda Wood

Carole Tudor

Josie Grist

Sara Peet

Megan Gosling

Megan is our customer service apprentice

Claire Neville

Niomi Toplis


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.

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.

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


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