40 Oxford Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4RA

Doctors

Dr Paul Ainsworth

General Practitioner
Qualifications: MB BCH MRCP
GMC No. 3100185
Special Interests: Research, Minor Surgery, Cryotherapy & GP Appraiser

Partner at Sherbourne Medical Centre since 1991.

Graduated from the Witwatersrand Medical School in 1983. Gained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1988 London.

Experience prior to General Practice: Graduated in Johannesburg South Africa in 1983, returned to UK 1986, SHO rotations in General Surgery, A&E, Trauma and Orthopaedics, General Medicine, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Outside interests: Manchester City Football Club supporter since 1967, season ticket holder since 1986, witnessed the lows and highs! Skiing, hiking and orienteering, Alpinism, British military fitness, cycling, 5 a side footie, grandchildren.

Dr Lorna Oliver

General Practitioner
Qualifications: MBCHB
GMC No. 3100185
Special Interests: Womens health and GP appraisals

Partner at Sherbourne Medical Centre since 1997.

Graduated from Birmingham University in 1992 and subsequently gained Membership of the Royal College of Practitioners, Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.

Experience prior to General Practice: SHO rotations in A&E, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Psychiatry.

Outside interests: Horse riding, walking my dog and spending time with my family.

Dr Richard Courtenay

General Practitioner
Qualifications: MB BS, DAvMed, DFRSH
GMC No. 2803937
Special Interests: Aviation Medicine

Partner at Sherbourne Medical Centre since 1997.

Graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School (London University) in 1983. Commissioned into the Royal Air Force and completed GP training – SHO jobs in Obstetrics/Gynaecology, Paediatrics and General Medicine. Managed to get flying in Fast Jets – Tornado, Harrier and Hawk – as well as Rotary Wing (Puma and Chinook) and multi-engine large aeroplanes including at low-level. During my RAF service  I ran the Services Aeromedical Evacuation Service; arranging evacuation of ill and injured Service personnel from around the world.

Outside interests; Sheffield Wednesday Football Club – a character building experience! Family, travel, film, theatre and food.

Dr Sarah Goulding

General Practitioner
Qualifications: BMedSci BMBS(Hons) MRCGP DFRSH DRCOG CertMedEd
GMC No. 4713988
Special Interests: Women’s health; all family planning procedures; GP education

Partner at Sherbourne Medical Centre since 2012.

Graduated from the Nottingham Medical School in 2000 Gained Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2004.

Experience prior to General Practice: Chief Medic in Nambia for Raleigh International; GP training in Oxford including Palliative Care, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and gynaecology, Medicine and care of the Elderly. Extensive travel and scuba diving across Asia and Africa. Renal Medicine in New Zealand.

Outside interests: Tamer of a vegetable patch, voracious reader, part-time runner and Gin sampler.

Dr Amar Bal

General Practitioner
Qualifications: MB ChB MSc PGCert Med Ed MRCGP
GMC No. 4435040
Special Interests: Musculoskeletal Medicine, Joint Injections, Cryotherapy and GP Trainer

Partner at Sherbourne Medical Centre since 2013.

Graduated from the Sheffield Medical School in 1997. Holds a Master’s Degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine from the University of Nottingham (2003) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Primary Care from the University of Leeds (2010). Gained Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2005.

Experience prior to General Practice: SHO rotations in General Surgery, A&E, Trauma & Orthopaedics, General & Elderly Care Medicine, General Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anatomy Lecturer University of Birmingham

Outside interests: Snowboarding past 20 years, fitness (completed New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon in 2008), extensive travel with family & friends, Arsenal supporter.

Dr Sarah Chard

GP Registrar
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Dr Chard is a GP Registrar at Sherbourne Medical Centre completing her 12 months GP training.

Nursing Staff

Mrs Susan Thomas

Lead Nurse / Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Qualifications: RGN, MSc, BSc (Hons), DPSN
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Sue has worked as a Specialist Nurse Practitioner in general practice for the past 18 years and has just taken up the position of Advanced Nurse Practitioner here at the practice.  She is trained in all aspects of nursing care, from assisting patients with minor illnesses and injuries through to helping people manage their long-term conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma, COPD and heart disease. She is a trained facilitator and her passion lies in providing holistic patient centred care to enable people to take better care of themselves. Sue is keen to introduce new and innovative models of health care including group consultations which will be starting soon.

Outside of work, Sue writes for various nursing journals and is on the editorial board for the Journal of General Practice Nursing. She helps to train other health care professionals in chronic disease management and has recently become the first nurse to sit on the board of directors for the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, playing tennis and golf and loves long walks with her husband and two dogs.

Rachel

Healthcare Assistant
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I am a Healthcare Assistant at Sherbourne Medical Centre.

I have worked here for 12 years and I work 4 days a week. I do a varied roll including bloods, ECGs, injections, flu clinics, wound dressings and many different things which I enjoy on a daily basis.

Carol

Healthcare Assistant
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I joined SMC in 2002 as a Receptionist and have seen my role evolve over the last 14 years to move into other areas of the surgery. This includes HCA duties which covers doing NHS health Checks and have I also completed a Phlebotomy course.

This all goes to making my job interesting and very varied.

Outside work I enjoy baking, swimming and being kept on my toes by my Granddaughter.

Yanfang

Practice Nurse
Qualifications: RGN
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I am a registered general nurse, graduated from Wolverhampton University in 2017. Had worked as a nurse at Gynaecology and Obstetrics Department in Hospital for 12 years in China. Started working in Sherbourne Medical Centre since 2017. My role involves immunisations, bloods, ECG, injections, wound care, and cervical screening (smear test).

 

Working days: Wednesday afternoon, Thursday afternoon, and Friday.

 

 

Olivia

Research Nurse
Qualifications: RGN
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Special Interests: Research

Started nursing in 1974, registered general nurse and mental health nurse. Spent almost 30 years  in QARANC (Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corp) both regular and reserve, now poppy organiser for Royal British Legion.

I have been a research nurse since 1998 working in Primary Care and at UHCW. I have been employed by Sherbourne since 2011 running both academic and commercial research .This involves searching data base and daily clinics for suitable patients, explaining the study to patients, preforming all study procedures and following up patients when study finishes.

I am very grateful to all our patients who volunteer for our studies however simple or complex with lots of visits and procedures. Research aims to improve survival, quality of life and prevent disease by testing out new medications, interventions or treatments.

Working days: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Practice Team

Jane Eite

Operations Manager
Qualifications: PG Dip in Professional Administration, IOSH
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Jane is the Operations Manager at Sherbourne Medical Centre and is responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the practice.

Extensive background in Governance working in Local Government , Private and Charity sectors as well as several years Operations and Volunteer  Management experience within the Charity Sector.

Outside Interests:

I am a mum to 2 teenage boys who always come first. I love to sing  having been a member of Armonico Consort, English Concert Chorus and St Marys Scholars. I am also a keen horticulturalist, having previously qualified in Garden Design so spend much of my time in my own garden or helping friends.

Mary

Senior Care Coordinator
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Mary is the Senior Care Coordinator at the practice.

Di

Medical Secretary
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Di is the Medical Secretary at Sherbourne Medical Centre.

Mags

Care Coordinator
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Mags is a Care Coordinator at the practice.

Jane

Care Coordinator
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Jane is a Care Coordinator at Sherbourne Medical Centre.

Nirmit

Receptionist
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Nirmit is a Receptionist at the practice.

Sian

Care Coordinator
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Sian is a Care Coordinator at Sherbourne Medical Centre.

Steph

Research Study Coordinator
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Steph is the Research Study Coordinator.

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