Our Staff

Doctors

DR NIGHAT SULTAN

BSc (hons), MB BS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DSRH

I qualified in 1996 (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and I have worked in Leeds practices (Rothwell, Swillington and Middleton (2003-2014)). Since 2015 I have been a GP Partner at Moorfield House Surgery and have special interests in Women’s health, Family Planning, mental health and Safeguarding. Moorfield House Surgery has been championing how general practice can play a more active role in identifying and helping patients suffering domestic abuse both locally and nationally. The work at the practice has been recognised - being a finalist at the prestigious national annual British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards (2017) and locally under the Quality and Safety category won the "Lets Celebrate Success Award" (2016). Based at Moorfield House Surgery

DR CLAUDIO SCHWAB

MRCP, MRCGP and Diploma of Cardiology

I qualified as a doctor in Germany in 1997 and in the same year started working as a junior doctor in the UK. After a few years in hospital medicine I decided a change in career path and qualified as a GP in 2005. My special interest is cardiology. Between 2006 and 2018 I worked as GP with Special Interest at Midyorks Hospitals Cardiology and since 2018 I have been working in the Primary Care Cardiology Services in Bradford two sessions per week. I am looking forward to helping to develop services for patients at Moorfield House and New Cross surgeries. In my spare time I enjoy exercising, gardening, reading and spending time with my family.

DR JANE OWENS

MBChB (Hons), MSc, MRCGP, DRCOG

I completed my medical studies and postgraduate training at the University of Liverpool and the surrounding Merseyside Region. During university I also completed a Masters Degree at the University of Manchester in Healthcare Ethics and Law. I moved to Yorkshire in 2019 with my husband and initially worked in Harrogate before taking up the role as Salaried GP at Moorfield House and New Cross Surgery in February 2020. I enjoy palliative care, gynaecology and mental health. In my spare time I like exploring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, particularly hiking and running. Most recently I have discovered a new found joy of gardening and have a small allotment plot at home.

DR OLUWASEYL AGBOOLA

MBcHB, MRCGP

I completed my medical school training at the University of Ghana and then went back to work and completed my hospital-based training in Nigeria. I moved to the UK and qualified as a GP in January 2020. I have an interest in women’s health, education and training. I am currently training towards fitting contraceptive implants. I like singing, swimming and recently taking up knotting. I also occasionally get my hands dirty and fix up salvage cars.

Practice Clinical Pharmacist

TIKLESH RAMAN

I qualified in the Leicester School of Pharmacy at De Montfort University. Since registering as a pharmacist in 2014, I have enjoyed my experience working as a community pharmacist, hospital pharmacist as well as a pharmacist advisor for care homes. My contributions to community care have been recognised in my award of the Regional Pharmacist of the Year. My areas of interest are medicines optimisation in diabetes, hypertension and other chronic conditions in order to improve pharmaceutical care for my patients. This entails rationalising medication treatments and encouraging patient involvement in their care, hence improving quality of drug treatment and quality of care for my patients. I enjoy looking after my physical health by going to the gym regularly and my summers are spent playing in the Yorkshire cricket league, for this I have also won a number of awards.

Nurses

Our nurses are very experienced and have undergone additional training to offer specialist appointments for patients with chronic conditions such as Asthma, COPD, Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease.

TRACEY KENT

I graduated from Huddersfield University with a BSc First class honours degree in Adult Nursing. Subsequently, I have completed studies in palliative care, a Masters level qualification and community specialism in district nursing and an additional teaching award to facilitate a learning environment for future specialist nurses. More recently, I have concentrated my efforts on developing into a Community Matron by completing a Post Graduate Advanced Clinical Practice Programme; this qualification has enabled me to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Non-Medical Prescriber. When not studying or working, I enjoy travelling and have set a personal goal to visit as many new places as possible. I love exercising and spending time with family and friends.

MAXINE GRIMBLEY

I qualified as an RGN 1991. I started my practice nursing career in Rothwell in 1996, specialising in chronic disease management, with a special interest in diabetes. Also all treatment room duties. I have also worked as a custody nurse for West Yorkshire police. I love cooking and the Lake District, and my next favourite place to Rothwell is Mexico.

SONJA JOYCE

I have been Nursing for over 20 years, I gained my nursing experience in A&E and then spent 8 years as a Theatre Scrub and Recovery Nurse. I began Practice Nursing in 2009 gaining a lot of knowledge whilst in practice and obtaining my Nursing degree, my main interest is Respiratory.

ANGELA HAINSWORTH

I have worked for the practice since 2004 having qualified in 1996 and worked in gynaecology for 8 years. I'm a Registered General Nurse and have Diplomas in Diabetes Management and CHD. Within the practice I'm responsible for all childhood imms and alongside Maxine, I perform smears, ear syringing, contraception checks, wound care including compression bandaging and Doppler assessment plus changing of vaginal pessaries and all regular treatment room activities i.e bloods/BP/ECG. When not working I enjoy spending time with my family and travelling when able.

Healthcare Assistants

LISA DOWD

I started at Moorfield House October 2013 Phlebotomy Trained 2006 NVQ Level 3 - Healthcare - 2009 HCA Level 4 Primary Care course- 2017 Additional training to administer vaccines 2016 Wound care course 2016

TRACEY MCKNIGHT

I have been a Health Care Assistant for 10 years, gaining level 4 cert HE primary care healthcare assistant qualification in 2012. I have an interest in respiratory, unpaid carers and personalised care which also ties in with overall patient health and well-being. As an advanced HCA I am also qualified to syringe ears.

EMMY WILLIAMS

I have 10 years’ experience working in the hospital on many different speciality wards, but mainly the hepatorenal (liver Transplant ward) and 3 years at the surgery as a healthcare assistant. I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my young family. I love my job and care for my patients.

Practice Management

Our Practice Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day administration function of the practice. Gill and her team ensures that, when you contact the practice, you are dealt with professionally, politely and efficiently . If you would like to discuss any matter concerning the practice, please give Gill a call who will be more than happy to help.

GILL DONALDSON

I have been the Practice Manager at Moorfield House Surgery since July 2010. I have extensive administration and finance knowledge and experience at a Senior Level. My roles involve ensuring that the operational side of the practice runs smoothly and efficiently and that this compliments and supports the clinical side. I have qualifications in business, HR and accountancy. I am an avid Leeds Rhinos supporter and I enjoy watching most sports. I enjoy walking, travelling and I have recently taken up cycling, which I am thoroughly enjoying.

Administration

Our experienced and friendly Administration Team are responsible for patient recalls for the numerous annual and six monthly health checks, recalling patients for smear tests and childhood immunisations. They also ensure that when any new patient joins the practice, that their medical records are received. They also deal with NHS and private referral letters to the hospital and dealing with queries concerning medical reports. If you have a query about a referral, please give them a call.

TRACY HARRISON

I have worked in Rothwell in general practice for 32 years. I gained a business administration diploma working alongside Dr Bhatia at his single handed practice back in 1990 and I still see his patients to this day. After his retirement I continued to work in general practice for different organisations, gaining years of administrative and managerial experience. I receive a great deal of satisfaction from working for the NHS and being able to work with such a great team at this present time.

HAYLEY DAVIS

Based at New Cross Surgery

AMANDA COCKERHAM

I started at the practice in 2013 as a Receptionist. I am currently the Prescription clerk and have been in this role for the past 5 years. I work alongside a fantastic team of admin and clinical staff. I thoroughly enjoy the challenges this role can bring and being able to help our patients brings me great job satisfaction.

VANESSA SHAW

I have worked at the surgery since September 2004. I started as Receptionist/Dispenser and in 2009 I changed my role to Practice Administrator and my current role is Senior Administrator. I look after referrals, the recall of patients to maintain their wellbeing. I assist the Practice Manager with some of the day to day running of the surgery. I have an NVQ level 2 in dispensing. In my spare time I enjoy running, going to the gym, reading and eating out. I am also a volunteer for Kippax Parish Council.

KATRINA FORAN

I started working at New Cross Surgery seven years ago as medical secretary and now provide the secretarial duties for both sites. My job can be different from day to day with each patient having different needs. A lot of my role involves corresponding with Wakefield and Leeds Hospitals as well as community clinics. I also communicate with a wide range of patient enquiries. I thoroughly enjoy working as part of a brilliant team for the NHS.

Reception

Our reception team are responsible for ensuring that you obtain access to the services we offer. Anything you tell them will be dealt with in absolute confidence. If you are unsure whether to consult a doctor, nurse or health visitor, etc. our friendly and experienced receptionists will be able to advise you. If you require to speak with the receptionist in confidence, please let us know and we will arrange this.

PAULA GROUNDWELL

Senior Receptionist

I have been working for the surgery for 11 years in the role of administration/reception. I enjoy the role of helping patients and been part of a great team.

SIAN THOMAS

Senior Receptionist

I have been here 10 years. I started as dispenser at Aberford (qualification NVQ2 in dispensing) and then did research admin for trials at MHS. I have been a prescription clerk for last 8 months.

MICHELLE BROWNRIDGE

I have worked for Moorfield House for nearly 6 years as a receptionist. I enjoy my role very much and get on well with all my colleagues and patients.

TRACEY BURNS

Based at Moorfield House Surgery

SHELLEY FELL

I have worked for Moorfield House Surgery for 5 years but I have been a doctors receptionist for 15 years. I have worked at new Cross surgery a number of times when we were a part of Grange Medicare. I love being part of a fantastic team and love helping our patients with their daily need to the best of my ability.

PAULA FIELD

I have worked as a Administrator/Receptionist for 5 years and I enjoy using my positivity to empathise and help patients feel better.

SARAH JAKEMAN

I have worked at New Cross in reception for almost 6 years but I have worked in customer service all my working life. I really enjoy the patient contact side of my role, either over the phone or face to face. During my free time I enjoy running.

ZOE KILBRIDE

I’ve worked at New cross for 11 years as a medical receptionist. I left college at 18 after training as medical Reception/secretary and started work at Burmantofts Health Centre where I worked for many years. I love helping the patients and trying my best to be friendly and positive. I’d say in all I’ve had 20 years in the job. Never a dull moment.

ANGIE PHILLIPS

I’ve worked on reception for 14.5 years at Moorfield. I enjoy working with our team and love our patients, they are like family – knowing them makes my job easier. I love that every day has different challenges and I pride myself in trying to make each day better.

ALISON NEWBITT

I have worked here now for 11 years as a Practice Administrator / Receptionist. I enjoy working as a team to ensure all daily duties are carried out, communicate key tasks with each other and manage the daily workload. Every day is different, I strive on providing a good service to the patients and colleagues and been able to help/assist them.

ANN WILKINSON

Based at New Cross Surgery