Our Staff

GP Partner

Dr Nighat Sultan


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 Elizabeth Garman

BSc (hons), MBChB, MRCGP I started out by studying pharmacology in Liverpool then moved to London to work in clinical trials before I realised that I wanted to become a doctor. I did my initial medical training in Birmingham before moving back home to Yorkshire to complete my GP training. My particular interests are palliative care, sexual health and lifestyle medicine. In my spare time I love getting outdoors with my family, exercising, reading and baking.

Dr Keith Miller

MRCGP, BA(Hons), MBChB, DGM I have been a GP in Leeds since 2010, having completed my medical degree here in 2005. My areas of clinical interest include the care of older people and those living in care homes. I am a GP trainer for registrars completing their GP training. I currently hold a clinical leadership role for Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group having held other leadership roles in Leeds and Greater Manchester. I have a young family who keep me on my toes, and we like to spend time in North Wales when we can. I am trying to get fit with varying success. I'm rekindling a love of art and drawing and studied a degree in English Literature prior to going into medicine. I am a long suffering/celebrating fan of Leeds United.

Dr Bethany Whitaker

I am a newly qualified GP looking forward to working at Moorfield House and New Cross Surgery. I graduated from Hull York Medical School and completed my training in Leeds. I took a year out working in Obs and Gynae but also took some time to travel to New Zealand. As well as travelling I enjoy hiking and making things, whether it is DIY, sewing or other crafts I will give things a go.

Dr Bhekizulu Bayana

I graduated from Leeds medical school in 2010 and initially spent some time training in hospital medicine in West Yorkshire. In 2015 I turned a corner and undertook my GP training in Harrogate, the town in which I had just had my wedding reception. I have since worked as a GP in Leeds, Harrogate, York and Richmondshire. I have previously worked for York CCG being a bridge between hospital and general practice and have also been involved in teaching and examining students at Leeds Medical School. I play the piano and guitar and enjoy the odd game of tennis.

Dr Thomas Haley

MBBS, MRCGP I completed my medical degree with Newcastle University in 2013 and enjoyed living in the North East during my junior doctor posts and GP training. I have worked as a GP since 2020, and recently moved to Yorkshire to be closer to family and enjoy all that this county has to offer. My family and I love the outdoors and you’ll often find us on long walks in the countryside. Having previously been a keen sportsman in football and cricket, I am now more than happy being a spectator.

Dr Jane Owens


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.

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.


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.

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.

Natalie Stockdale

I graduated from the University of Leeds with BSc degree in Adult Nursing with focus on the community and primary care pathway in my third year. After qualifying I joined the neighbourhood teams as a community nurse, specialising in wound care, palliative care and general assessment of people in the community. I have since been fortunate to join the lovely teams at Moorfield House and New Cross Surgery in general practice and concentrating my efforts on chronic disease management. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

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 Durnell

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 Business Management

Adrian Brownlow

Adrian Brownlow MBA: After a long career including strategic management roles in both the private and public sector, I joined Moorfield House as Practice Business Manager at the end of 2020. I hold responsibility for the ongoing performance and sustainability of the practice. I am committed to ensuring the caring culture of the practice and to playing our part in addressing health inequalities in the area. Much of my spare time is taken up by my dogs, smallholding and painting (mostly landscape), but I am also a keen DIYer, amateur mechanic and reader..


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

I have worked at New Cross Surgery since 2008. I started out in General Practice as a Receptionist and then became part of the Admin Team. My main role within the Practice is HR Management and looking after the GP rota. I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of my role and the variety and challenges that working in General Practice brings. We have such a great team and I feel privileged to be part of it.

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.


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

Susan Eaglen

I have recently joined New Cross Surgery as Receptionist. I am enjoying working with some lovely colleagues and look forward to the challenges ahead.

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.

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.

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.