Healthcare Team


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 K├╝chemann MBChB, MRCGP, DCH. Bristol 1996

Female (on maternity leave from Oct 18 - Sept 19)

Dr Gabrielle Weale MB ChB, MRCGP

Dr Catherine Aldridge MB ChB, MRCGP, DFSRH, MSc
Female (on maternity leave from Dec 17 - Jan 19)

Salaried GPs

Dr Chima Anya MB ChB, MRCGP

Dr Joanna Cooper MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Nedah Darabi MB ChB, BSc MRCGP, DFSRH 

Dr William Smith MRCGP, DFSRH, BMBS, BA
Male (maternity cover)

GP Registars

Dr Liza Bowen
Female (Aug 18 - Feb 19)

Dr Michael Naughton
Male (Aug 18 - Feb 19)

We are a teaching practice. This means that fully qualified Doctors who have been working at hospital level will be attached to us for six - twelved 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. For further information about training please see below.

Practice Nursing

Mr Shaun Heath
Male Nurse Practitioner & Partner

Laura Hills
Female Practice Nurse (mat leave Sept 18 - Aug 19)

Heather Aberdein

Female Practice Nurse 

Viktoria Owolebi

Female Practice Nurse 

Taiye Omomumi

Female, Health Care Assistant

Further information on our nursing services can be found here.


Alpa Pabari


Our practice based pharmacist supports patients by reviewing medications and making sure patients who are on multiple medications are getting the right advice in how to take their medications effectively.

If you would like an appointment with Alpa, just ask at reception.

Practice Manager

Tilly Wright (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.

Attached and Visiting Healthcare Professionals

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:

  • Counsellors
  • Drug and Alcohol Counsellors
  • District and Community Nurses
  • Health Care Assistants
  • Health Visitors
  • Midwives

Full Details on the services offered by each of the above can be found on our Clinics & Services page.

Receptionists & Admin Team

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.

Training Practice

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.