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Doctors and Staff

Dr Lufte R M Kamal (male)
MB BS CDP FRIPHH 1962 (GMC) London
Senior partner within the practice with a special interest in diabetes and dermatology.

Dr Fernando Herrero Tarilonte (male)
LMS 1994 Basque Provinces
Lead GP for Prescribing with special interests in cryotherapy and acupuncture.

Dr James D Johnston (male)
MB ChB 1999 Dundee
Special interest in Diabetes

We also have three salaried doctors at the practice. They are:

Dr Iqbal Ahmed (male)

Dr Sorubini Meenadchisundaram (female)

Dr Fiaz Choudhary (male)
MB ChB 1998, MRCS, MRCGP, Dip Derm
Special interests in Minor surgery, Joint injections and Dermatology

The GPs practise together in a non-limited partnership. Dr Kamal is the senior partner and has a special interest in diabetes and dermatology. Dr Johnston is our lead GP for Clinical Governance and has a special interest in diabetes. Dr Herrero Tarilonte is our lead GP for prescribing, and has a special interest in cryotherapy and acupuncture.


Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) - these are experienced nurses who are trained to Masters Degree level who act as independent practitioners and are able to prescribe.

They are trained in clinical assessment, are able to order and interpret investigations and diagnose conditions. They can make referrals where necessary.

They are able to manage acute problems and exacerbations of chronic diseases. You can choose to see an ANP as an alternative to seeing a GP or may be directed to one via reception.

Pippa Mitchell  - ANP RGN/Nurse Manager

  • Independent Nurse Prescriber
  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ANP)
  • RCN Advanced Level Nursing Practice (ANLP)
  • Warwick Certificate in Diabetes Care
  • Diploma in Asthma Management
  • Diploma in Triage for Primary Care
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Training for GP Nurses

Pippa has worked previously in secondary care in ITU/CCU. She has been in the primary care field for over 20 years and was a Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Diabetes Nurse Educator. She has worked in General Practice as a Practice Nurse and Clinical Nurse Manager, and currently has a dual role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Team Manager.

Steve Agar – ANP RGN

  • Dip HE Adult Nursing
  • MSc Advanced Nursing Practice

Steve joined the practice from Secondary care where he specialised in surgical nursing.

Joanne Taberner - Long Term Conditions Practitioner

  • Diploma in COPD
  • Diploma in Heart Failure
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Over 10 years’ experience working as a Community Matron supporting patients in managing their long-term conditions and helping them to enjoy a good quality of life.

Joanne’s role within the practice is to assist the GP's in visiting patients with complex medical conditions in their own home, to manage exacerbations and review treatment plans. Joanne will also triage home visit requests to ensure that the most appropriate Clinician visits the patient. Joanne will also be helping to review patients with long term conditions who cannot access the surgery.


Richard Phillips RGN (male)

Minor Illness Nurses are nurses practising in an extended role. They see patients in the surgery alongside the doctors and ANPs, providing a service in areas of minor illness and health promotion and are also able to advise on general health issues.

Richard also specialises in Diabetes management, particularly those patients who require insulin.


We have a team of Nurses led by ANP Joanne Taberner who assist the GPs and ANPs to look after our patients who reside in nursing and residential homes or who are housebound. They manage acute illness and also Long Term Conditions.

Donna Ward and Leigh Abbott-Smith are both experienced nurses who joined the practice from the Community Nursing Service and they bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience which allows them to manage complex medical conditions and acute illness in the housebound patient and those residing in our local Care Homes.

They work closely with GPs and ANPs and Community Colleagues to provide a high standard of care.

Joanne Taberner RGN (female)
Diplomas in COPD and Heart Failure; Independent Prescriber

Donna Ward RGN (female)
Community Specialist Practitioner
Nurse prescriber

Leigh Abbott-Smith RGN (female)
Diploma of Higher Education in Adult Nursing
BSC Honors degree Professional studies - Treatment of Acute Illness
Special interest in mental health


Jodie Brown

Jodie joined our team in April 2022, and has worked in general practice for over 6 years.

During that time she has completed the following further qualifications:

  • Diploma in diabetes
  • Masters level qualification in Respiratory Conditions
  • Non-medical prescriber
  • Competencies in intrauterine contraception and sub-dermal implants. 

Jodie’s special interests include contraception and sexual health; in her role as CASH Nurse, Jodie will offer a thorough assessment of women’s contraceptive and sexual health needs. She will provide an holistic, tailored approach to contraception, and can offer various choices from long-term intrauterine devices, sub-dermal implants and contraceptive injection to oral methods. 

Jodie will be working a dual role within the practice as a CASH Nurse and a Practice Nurse. In her role as a Practice Nurse, she will be working alongside the other nurses, helping our patients to manage their chronic diseases, including hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease and COPD/Asthma. 


Qualified experienced nurses with additional training to allow them to help you manage your chronic disease/Long term condition eg diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

They also undertake cervical cytology screening tests, travel vaccination, baby immunisations and vaccinations, wound management.

Clair Amery RGN; BSc in Primary Care
Elaine Hetherington RGN
Carol Hough RGN
Emma Mair RGN


Treatment Room nurses are registered general nurses and undertake a variety of clinical procedures such as: phlebotomy, ECGs, complex wound dressings, compression bandaging, administration of injections under shared care agreements, vaccinations and immunisations, Depo-contraception injections and pill checks.

This is an entry level role for experienced Registered Nurses in the primary care environment and, as such, they undertake regular post-registration training courses which allows them to manage Chronic Diseases as they gain experience.

Danielle Davies RGN
Lorna Barber RGN


The Health Care Support Workers provide valuable assistance to the medical and nursing team. They undertake New Patient and NHS Health Checks, perform blood pressure checks, ECGs, Phlebotomy, wound care, spirometry tests and assist in the running of our Endoscopy and Theatre Suites.

Clair Collins
Karen Keeton
Amy Cooper
Jane Attwood
Angie Deakin
Kirsty Gelder
Paula Rogerson
Nicole Schofield 


The District Nursing Team is based in the Therapy Unit at The Grange Medical Centre in Hemsworth, and can be contacted on 01924 327591. The District Nursing Team works in the community; they provide skilled nursing care and expert advice to patients. They help to promote quality of life and maximise independence by producing a plan of care for patients who present with acute, chronic, disabling or life-threatening illness. They act as key workers for patients, liaising and referring to other agencies as necessary. The District Nursing Team is a service strictly for housebound patients, and anyone who is able to attend the surgery is encouraged to do so.


The Health Visiting Team is located at 4 Tuscany Way, Wakefield Europort, Normanton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF6 2UA, and can be contacted on 01924 310130. Health visitors are qualified nurses who have received specialised training in baby and children's health and in supporting families. They will usually visit you and your baby at six key stages from 0-5 years old, just to check that you and your baby are healthy and developing well. They provide a range of services to support you on your parenting journey, from getting ready to give birth, to your child's toddler years to starting school. They can provide advice on a wide range of issues, including your baby's sleeping pattern, teething, weaning, toilet training and behaviour management. All new parents will automatically be contacted by their local health visitor.


The practice has a team of experienced administration and reception staff who provide support to our GP and nursing team. The team is led by Mrs Angela Marwood, Practice Manager, who is involved across all business aspects of the practice. This includes making sure that the right systems are in place to provide high quality, individualised patient care, along with managing human resources, finance, patient safety, premises, equipment, information technology and developing extended services to further enhance patient care. Angela is supported in the day-to-day running of the practice by a team of line managers.

The administration team provides valuable secretarial and clerical support to our GPs and healthcare professionals, dealing with referrals, practice letters, results, updating patient records, running searches and carrying out audits.

Receptionists are extremely valuable members of the practice team; they provide a friendly and professional service to all of our patients, and are often the first point of contact with the practice. As well as booking appointments, our receptionists can provide basic information on services available to patients. They are also trained as care navigators, thereby ensuring that patients are directed to the most appropriate healthcare professional to manage their individual health issue or concern. Receptionists, along with out fully trained prescription clerks, are also responsible for issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries.


Occasionally we may have visits from medical, nursing, or allied professional students, who may be present during your consultation - but only if you have no objection. They are only with us to observe general practice as part of their studies.

If a student is to be present for your consultation/examination/treatment, then you will be asked if you are happy for the student to observe. You can object to a student's presence and, if you do so, it will in no way affect the treatment that you receive.

If you consent to the student being present then you will be introduced to them and their role will be fully explained to you. Students may also introduce themselves and ask if you are happy for them to observe. Please be reassured that all students are bound by the same code of confidentiality as your GP/clinician. You may withdraw your consent at any time, meaning that the student will leave the room immediately.


Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns. As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.

If your symptoms suggest that you may be suffering from something more serious, pharmacists have the right training to make sure that you get the help you need. For example, they will tell you if you need to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional.

All pharmacists train for five years in the use of medicines. They are also trained in managing minor illnesses and providing health and wellbeing advice.

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment and most pharmacies also have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.

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