Practice Team


Dr Mehmet Shevket (m)
Senior Partner

Dr Helen Scott-Cook (f)

Dr Emma Hodges (f)

Dr Beth Whittaker (f)

Dr Theresa Earle (f)

Dr Vijay Chandramani (m)

Dr Folake Ogunleye (f)
GP Registrar

Nursing Team

Nurse Lynn Gough (f)

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Lynn is our senior nurse at the practice, she is a highly experienced practice nurse with detailed knowledge covering the management of a variety of long term diseases. Lynn also holds specialist respiratory qualifications. You may see Lynn for a range of general nursing reasons or more specifically for the management of a chronic illness such as COPD, Asthma or Diabetes.

Emily Bonser (f)

Jane Irish (f)

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Emily and Jane are our Healthcare Assistants (HCA). Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, chronic disease monitoring, wound care, ECGs and much more. They also may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.


Rachael Mellor (f)
Managing Partner

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Rachael is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. As managing partner Rachael also works with our PCN in an effort to implement new services that enhance patient care.

Stephanie O'Neill (f)
Operations Manager

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As Operations Manager Stephanie is responsible for much of the day to day running of the practice. Stephanie will also be the first point of contact for any more complex questions, she also oversees the work we do to proactively monitor patients with long term conditions and is often the first point of contact for any patient complaints.

Tracey Collins (f)
Senior Administrator

Taria Embley (f)
Reception Supervisor

Aidan (m)

Nance (f)

Ellie B (f)

Chloe Russell (f)
Secretary and Safeguarding Administrator

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The secretary deals with referrals for patients and any letters to patients or to hospitals. They also deal with chasing appointments and results from the hospitals. Chloe also supports our safeguarding lead GP.

Ellie Wareing (f)
Care Coordination Administrator

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Ellie works primarily to reduce the administrative burden on the GP's by managing the incoming clinical correspondence workflow, this enables them to focus on patient care. Ellie also supports the nursing and management teams with their duties and provides secretarial or reception supervision when required.

Attached Staff

Riffat (f)

Iram (f)

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Pharmacists are becoming more common as integral members of the practice team and together Riffat and Iram provides an essential clinical role in the practice. Pharmacists are governed by the same rules of confidentiality as the rest of the practice team. They have special expertise in medicines that can be of significant benefit to overall patient care. Patients may find they are contacted by Riffat, Iram or one of their colleagues on occasion to discuss their treatment, this could be over the telephone, in writing or at a face to face appointment. If you have any concerns about this element of your care please speak to someone at the practice.

Community Midwives

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We currently have a midwife in attendance at the surgery once a week, on a Wednesday afternoon. A midwife deals with pregnant ladies and any issues they may experience during pregnancy.

Health Visitors

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A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social well-being.

MSK First Contact Physiotherapist

Stephanie Jones (f)

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The role of First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) in Primary Care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway. FCPs are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. They may also be known as Advanced Practice Physiotherapists (APP) or MSK Practitioners.

Training practice

As an accredited training practice we often have GP registrars attached to the practice for 6 or 12 months. GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are training to be General Practitioners. GP Registrars are closely supervised by the doctors. Your medical care will not be compromised in any way by consulting with a registrar rather than one of the other doctors.

GP net earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Woodland Road Surgery in the last financial year was £74,243 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 1 full time GP, 5 part time GPs and 0
locum GPs who worked in the practice for longer than six months.

Updated March 2024 to show figures for financial year 2022-23