Practice Manager

Ms. Lyndsey Webber

Assistant Practice Manager

Mrs. Vicky Gould


Dr. David Dodds
MA, MBA, MBBS (Cambridge & London 1983), MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, FP Cert

Dr. Neil Pillai
MBBS (London 1994), BSc, MRCP, MRCGP, DFFP

Dr. Aslan Mirza
BSc, MBBS (London 2005), MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr. Matthew Watts
BSc, MBBS (London 2006), MRCGP

Associate General Practitioners

Dr. Celia Timms
BSc, MBChB (Bristol 1997), MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG

Dr. Lisa Scobbie

Dr. Chloe Davis
BSc, MBBS (Nottingham 2001), MRCGP, DFSRH, PGCert Ed.

Dr. Vidya Krishna
MBBS (Bangalore 1999), MRCGP

Dr. Anna James
MBChB (Manchester 2011), MRCGP

Dr. Awais Ahmad


Dr. Jolisha Singh
MBBS (Kathmandu 2009)

Dr. Shankar Gupta
MBBS (Chittagong 2004)

Nursing Team Leader

Sister Samantha Cooper, RGN

Practice Nurses/Health Care Assistants

Sister Janet Vaughan, RGN

Sister Julie White, RGN

Karen Card, HCA

Megan Hollands, HCA

The Non Medical Support Staff

The Practice employs some 40 part and full time support staff, who are organised into functional teams with team leaders and supervised overall by our Practice Manager.

Dispensary Manager – Mrs. Lorraine Griffiths

Reception Manager – Mrs. Vicky Gould

Support Supervisor РMrs. Lisa Clifton

Senior Medical Secretary – Ms. Debbie Brown

In addition, there are cleaning, maintenance and gardening staff working within the Practice.

The Practice also works in conjunction with District Nurses, Health Visitors, Midwives, Psychiatric Nurses and the Social Services, employed by local Primary Care Trusts and other agencies.

Will any professionals not employed by the Practice, see me?

This Practice trains doctors for General Practice. These are fully qualified doctors, General Practice Registrars, who may be attached to Ivy Court for up to one year. From time to time, other doctors, not members of the partnership will work at the surgery, as locums to cover holidays and to ensure the smooth running of the Practice.

We are also a recognised centre for training potential Health Service Staff including: medical students, trainee doctors, trainee nurses, other trainee health professionals and work experience students. If a student is sitting in with a doctor, this is advertised in Reception. However if you wish to see the person with whom you made the appointment on your own, we are happy to oblige and will understand.

Consultations are also sometimes recorded for training purposes. You will also be informed of this at reception and videotaping will only take place and be stored with your permission.

Can I arrange to see a Health Visitor?

Health Visitors are a qualified nurse or midwife with additional qualifications. They aim to promote physical, emotional and social well being with families before and after their babies are born and they continue to work with children in their early years.

This can help to prevent difficulties or identify problems early on and provide additional support, as needed.

Health Visitors can be contacted at their base in Ashford on 01233 649007