Our doctors work in a partnership and as a group. Although you are registered with a named doctor, you may see any of the doctors in the partnership. However, we encourage you to remain with one GP for routine appointments to improve continuity.
Dr Julia Hodges MBBS, MRCGP, DCH. London 1981
Dr Nancy Küchemann MBChB, MRCGP, DCH. Bristol 1996
Dr Nicola Hanson MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Gabrielle Weale MB ChB, MRCGP
Dr Joanna Cooper MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG
Dr Nedah Darabi MB ChB, BSc MRCGP, DFSRH
Dr Ichechim White MBBS, MRCGP
Dr Elizabeth Blomfield MSc MRCGP, MBBS MRCP (UK) DTM&H DRCOG DFSRH
Dr Grainne O'Keeffe Female (January 2022 to January 2023)
Dr Rachel Kearns Female (August 2022 to July 2023)
Dr Helen Palfrey Female (August 2022 to July 2023)
Dr Julian Purdy Male ( August 2022 to July 2023)
We are a teaching practice. This means that fully qualified doctors who have been working at hospital level will be working at Villa Street for six to twelve months at a time to learn more about general practice.
We hope you will be happy for these doctors to play a part in your care but if you have any concerns about this please inform the receptionist and we will respect your wishes. Training Practice Information.
Mr Shaun Heath Male Nurse Practitioner and Partner
Heather Aberdein Female Practice Nurse
Viktoria Owolebi Female Practice Nurse (maternity leave until January 23)
Aytac Mevlit Health Care Assistant
Samantha Pennell Female Practice Nurse (maternity cover until October 22)
Tilly Wright Managing Partner
If you wish to discuss administrative or non medical aspects of your health treatment or if you have any ideas which will improve the services we provide, our Practice Manager is there to help you.
Tilly Wright also deals with problems or complaints you may have to do with the Practice.
Good modern medical care is not provided by the doctors alone. We work as a team to provide a comprehensive service. As well as the Doctors and Nurses we also have the following Health Care Professionals either providing clinics at the practice or within the nearby community:
- Drug and Alcohol Counsellors
- District and Community Nurses
- Health Care Assistants
- Health Visitors
Full Details on the services offered by each of the above can be found in Clinics and Services.
Our receptionists will be pleased to make appointments for you to attend our surgeries and clinics, deal with requests for home visits, prescriptions and any queries you may have.
Martine Barrow Reception Team Manager and Information Technology (IT) Lead
Helen Stanislas Senior Receptionist
Flora Machin Senior Receptionist
Teagan Dyton Senior Receptionist
Navila Chowdhury Receptionist
Julia Boyle Receptionist
Vicky O'Donnell Receptionist
Ashani Sutherland Receptionist
Kelly Jackson Receptionist
Dinah Trabulsi Receptionist
Stephen Smith Office Support
Villa Street Medical Centre is a training practice and you may be invited to take part in the training of doctors, nurses and medical students, however there is no need for you to give your consent unless you wish to do so.
The practice may wish to video some consultations. You will be informed of this in advance and may decline at any time. Videos help clinicians learn how to improve their skills.
If you do not want to to have a trainee or student present during your consultation then please let us know on arrival for your appointment. We understand that this is a personal choice.
If you have any concerns please let us know or ask to speak with the Practice Manager.