Meet the 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

Mondays, Thursday (AM) and Fridays.

Dr Nancy Küchemann


MBChB, MRCGP, DCH. Bristol 1996

Monday (AM), Tuesdays and Friday (AM).

Dr Nicola Hanson



Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr Gabrielle Weale



Tuesdays, Thursday (PM) and Fridays.

Dr Joanna Cooper



Mondays, Tuesday (PM), Wednesdays, Thursday (PM) and Friday (AM).

Dr Nedah Darabi



Unavailable until further notice.

Salaried GPs

Dr Ichechim White

Salaried GP


Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday (AM)

GP Registrars

Dr Rachel Kearns

GP Registrar

(August 2022 to July 2023)

Dr Helen Palfrey

GP Registrar

(August 2022 to July 2023)

Dr Julian Purdy

GP Registrar

(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.

Practice Nursing

Mr Shaun Heath

Nurse Practitioner and Partner

Heather Aberdein

Practice Nurse

Viktoria Owolebi

Practice Nurse

Aytac Mevlit

Health Care Assistant

Rebecca Clancy

Practice Nurse

Nurse Consultation Times

NursesAM, PMAM, PM, EveningAM, PM AM, PMAM, PM
Healthcare AssistantAMAMAMAMAM

Practice Team

Practice Manager

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.

Receptionists and Administration 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.

Helen Stanislas

Senior Receptionist

Flora Machin

Senior Receptionist

Teagan Dyton

Senior Receptionist

Ashani Sutherland

Senior Receptionist

Navila Chowdhury


Julia Boyle


Vicky O’Donnell


Kelly Jackson


Dinah Trabulsi


Stephen Smith

Office Support

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 in Clinics and Services.

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.