Meet the Team

Doctors

Dr Lucy Genillard
Senior GP Partner

I started as a partner back in 2008 and am now the Senior Partner at the Practice.  I trained in the Nottingham Area and have never left!

I have several clinical interests including cardiovascular health, anticoagulation, contraception and women’s health.  I provide many clinical procedures such as Minor Operations, Cervical Screening, Steroid Injections and Contraceptive Coil and Implant fitting.  I am also a GP Trainer, and the Staffing and Complaints lead at the Practice.  I also helped to set up out Huthwaite Involving Patients Group (Patient Participation) which I continue to support and help write the Practice Newsletter.  More recently I have taken on an additional role for the Nottinghamshire ICB as the Named GP for Children’s Safeguarding for Nottinghamshire.

BM BS, BMedScn, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFRSH, Post Grad Cert Med Ed
Female

Dr Gavin Lunn
GP Partner

Originally from the rural Fens of East Anglia, my first degrees were in Plant Science. I moved to the East Midlands in the 1990s to work for the University of Nottingham, researching the effects of climate change on crops. I retrained in medicine at Derby in 2003 and completed Foundation training at Boston and Derby before starting GP training at Mansfield in 2009. I did hospital jobs in ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Emergency Department and Psychiatry. During my GP training I completed diplomas in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Family Planning & Sexual Health. My interests within the practice include Palliative Care, Mental Health, Men’s Health, Minor Surgery and Steroid Injections.

BA (Hons), PhD, BMBS (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Male

Dr Vibhore Prasad
GP Partner

I grew up in West Yorkshire in the 80’s and 90’s. I lived close to mining communities from the earliest years of my life. Later I attended medical school in Leeds and graduated as a doctor in 2001. I have been a partner here since 2019.

Prior to becoming a GP, I worked all over England, doing a lot of work with children and young people. I was struck by how important general practitioners’ work is in preventing illness. So I decided to become one!!

Amongst my lead roles, I am research lead. I am also a part-time academic GP and I undertake research in that role too. I am especially interested in improving the health of children and young people through my research. I am the clinical director for Ashfield North Primary Care Network (a collaboration between the 5 local GP surgeries). This allows me to think about how to improve the health of 50 thousand people across our area.

I have undertaken diplomas in child health, sexual and reproductive health and fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners. I have other academic qualifications that have helped me as an academic, including a PhD.

MB ChB Leeds 2001 DCH PGCertMedEd PGCertPC MSc DLSHTM FRCGP PhD SFHEA
Male

Dr Louise Gardner
GP Partner

Born and raised in Nottingham, I completed my Medical degree at York University in 2013; then moved back to Nottingham to be closer to family. I enjoyed a range of hospital jobs at Kings Mill Hospital including A&E, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Mental health, among others. I completed my General Practice training in 2018. I chose to stay at Brierley Park Medical Centre because I felt we were patient centred and put the care and wellbeing of our patient’s first. After an adventurous year working in Australia in A&E in 2019 and some travelling, I have returned to Brierley Park where I have recently completed my GP trainer’s course to hopefully help shape the future of General Practice.  

MBBS 2013, PG Cert Medical Education, MRCGP  
Female

Dr Rachel Skelton
Salaried GP

Born and bred in Nottingham, I completed my first degree in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry in 2004 at Nottingham University. Following this I worked in the care industry for a year before joining the graduate entry medicine scheme at Derby. I completed my medical training in 2009 and since then have worked in hospitals in Nottingham and Mansfield, with jobs in surgery, medicine, gynaecology, ENT, oncology, psychiatry, emergency medicine and paediatrics. I have worked in several surgeries in the Mansfield area during my GP training and am happy to be staying on to work at Brierley Park as a salaried GP following my qualification. I have a diploma in family planning and sexual health allowing me to fit coils and implants for our patients. I am also currently setting up a menopause and HRT clinic.

MSci (Hons) Nottingham 2004, BMBS (Hons) Nottingham 2009, MRCGP, DFSRH
Female

Dr Rumana Ishtiaq
GP Partner

I am Dr. Rumana Ishtiaq. A General Practitioner. I completed my GP training from Mansfield and have since settled in the local community. It was here that I started working at this practice in 2022, initially as a trainee and now as a fully qualified GP.

During my medical journey, I gained valuable experience through various hospital jobs. These included rotations in ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, and Palliative Care. This diverse background has equipped me with a well-rounded understanding of healthcare and enables me to approach patient care from different perspectives.

In my current role, I have the privilege of looking after patients of all ages and backgrounds. Recently, I completed a minor surgery course, and I am enthusiastic about continuing to expand my skills in this area. Performing minor surgical procedures allows me to provide comprehensive care to my patients and enhance their overall well-being.

Beyond my clinical responsibilities, I actively contribute to the development of our practice. I have been involved in assisting with the creation of our new website, ensuring that patients have access to valuable information and resources online. Additionally, I understand the importance of effective communication in healthcare, which is why I have taken on the responsibility of engaging with our patients through social media platforms like Facebook.

MBBS MRCGP

Female

Dr Hannah Larvin
Salaried GP

Originally from Nottingham, I qualified as a doctor at the University of York in 2014. Following this I moved back closer to home and completed several years of hospital jobs around Nottingham before starting GP training in Mansfield. After completing my training, I chose to stay local to work as a salaried GP. More recently I have completed the GP trainer course so that I can be involved in training future GPs. 

MBBS MRCGP York 2014
Female

Dr Temitope Ogundipe

Salaried GP

MBBS and MRCGP
Male

Dr Abidemi Taiwo

Salaried GP

Female

Nursing Team

Ian Farnsworth
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

I am a qualified nurse of 26 years with experience in Neurology, Cardiology , Intensive Care and Police Custody  before working at the Urgent Care Centre  where I developed most of my current experience in Primary Care.

I completed Masters level training and doing my autonomous prescribing before joining General Practice. My specific interest is in Cardiology  and also offer Steroid Injections for a variety of MSK disorders. 

I love holidays, family  and anything astrological.

Male

Sarah Farnsworth
Nurse Practitioner

Qualified as Registered Nurse in 2009 after a change of career from Dental Nursing and several years as HCA working abroad with SSAFA in Germany.  I started my Nursing career as a Community Nurse covering Mansfield and Ashfield for a few years before joining General Practice. I went on to complete the first ever Practice Nurse Pilot degree programme back in 2013 with DeMontfort University and worked in local surgery as Practice Nurse before progressing onto the Nurse Practitioner role which led me to work at the local PC24 walk in centre providing minor illness and injury care.  After a period of time went back into General Practice in the Newark & Sherwood area to continue the progression into Advanced Nurse Practitioner role which is ongoing. My specialist interest is women’s health and menopause matters but I generally enjoy every aspect and diversity of my job and the challenges it brings day to day. Every day is a school day and learn something new every day.

Personally love family time have a grown-up family with 2 granddaughters which bring a lot of happiness in the downtime, and I love holidays with my husband. 

Female

Sue Percival
Nurse Practitioner

I have been a registered Nurse for 27 years. My background is predominantly in Accident & Emergency and Out of Hours Services as Nurse Practitioner.

For the last 10 years I have been working in General Practice.

Currently I hold daily Minor Illness clinics with same day access for problems like sore throats, earache, coughs and colds, urinary infections and many other things.  I am an independent nurse prescriber.

My other main area of interest within the surgery is Diabetes care and I undertake everything needed within the Practice Nurse role.

Female

Sam Harmsworth
Nurse

I work full time at the practice and joined the team in 2013 just after the move to the new site. This is my first post as a practice nurse. I enjoy all aspects of the role and hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Nursing.   Before coming to Brierley Park I worked on various busy medical wards in the community.

I am married with two grown up daughters. I enjoy travelling and would love to travel the world.

Female

Sal Ginever
Nurse

I started my NHS career back in 2004 as an HCA working at Skegby. My role developed quickly and soon after I started studying for my general nursing degree at Nottingham University.

My ward nurse days were spent at Kings Mill in the Stroke and Respiratory wards. I then worked as a community nurse in the Mansfield area before returning to Skegby as a Practice Nurse in 2014, where I gained my Post Graduate Certificate in Practice nursing with DeMontfort University.

I have a grown-up family and a grandson. We have 3 dogs which I enjoy walking locally and further afield.

Female

Helen Needham
Nurse

I qualified as a nurse with the university of Nottingham in 2012- I went to work as a ward respiratory nurse at Kingsmill hospital then in 2015 I came to work in general practice as a practice nurse at Shires Healthcare then came to Skegby in 2019. In my spare time I enjoy reading and walking my dog.

Female

Nic Brown
Nurse

I completed my nursing qualification at Sheffield University in 2006 where I went on to work on respiratory ward at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. In 2009 I moved to the Queens Medical Centre where I worked in Critical Care, mainly working on the Medical High Dependency Unit for six years. In 2015 I decided to train to become a Midwife; however I missed nursing and joined the practice in April 2017. This is my first Practice Nurse Job; I am enjoying learning all aspects of the job.

I am married with two small children, we enjoy having lots of family time, going on days out and going on family holidays.

Female

Leigh Nouch
Nurse

I have worked in health care for 20 years in various health care roles. In 2021 I started my nurse training and qualified in March 2023. I am currently working on the practice nursing certificate at the DE Montfort University. I enjoy nursing and have a real passion for health promotion. I’m married with 3 kids and enjoy days with the family and riding my horse.

Female

Nikki Palmer
Nursing Associate

I am Nikki a Registered Nursing Associate. I have worked at Brierley for 15 years, so I am a familiar face. I carry out most nursing tasks since completing my training in 2019.

Female

Lynsay Jones
Health Care Assistant

I have been HCA for over 27 years with a vast experience starting in care homes and community care. For the past 17 years I have been in General practice always based in Mansfield and Ashfield surgeries. I have a wide scope of experience in all aspects from wound care, ear irrigation, phlebotomy and supporting all the nursing staff in their management of long-term conditions.

Personally, I have done some private study in foot health and have a lot of transferable skills that I use on a daily basis. 

I am passionate about patient care and I pride myself in my work. 

Female

Steph Longden
Health Care Assistant

I joined the practice in March 2022 as a health care assistant where I work with some amazing colleagues during this time who have welcome me in with open arms,  my  roll entails bloods tests, ear syringing and long-term condition reviews  (which includes blood pressure as well as bloods), flu and covid vacations, ECG, along with home visits. The patients I have met since March have all been amazing too and it’s nice to see the regulars keep coming in.

My background is a carer from kings mill for 6 years and out in the community for 3 years as well as variety of other positions and jobs had, I’m a single person who loves to socialise with friends and family.

Female

Jenna Hayes
Health Care Assistant

I have worked in Healthcare for the past 14 years, working in a variety of areas such as community nursing, special schools and Clinical Haematology. My passion is working with people and building relationships to make sure the care I provide is person-centred.  I have a wide range of clinical skills and experience, which I am able to use in my daily work within the practice, to ensure I contribute to providing high standards of care, which all patients deserve.

Female

Neil Harrison
Health Care Assistant

I have worked in health care for over 30 years, working across the counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, predominantly in the community.
I am very experienced in providing patient care, having worked in the Ambulance service for many years and in hospitals and GP surgeries for the past 4 years.
I aim to provide the best possible service for my patients and always try my very best to make them feel at ease.
I have lived in Skegby all my life, I am married, and I enjoy socialising, gardening and spending time with family.
Male

Rachel Shaw
Phlebotomist

Hi I’m Rachel

I’ve been a phlebotomist for nearly 3 years now and absolutely love my job, I trained at the Royal hospital in Calow working with patients in Haematology, antenatal, postnatal, pre-ops, post-ops, Intensive care unit, and high dependency unit & paediatrics, I love my role as a phlebotomist as you meet so many new and great patients of all ages and no day is the same.

I saw the advert for a position at Brierly park medical group and got the position, I love my hours staff are great the best thing I’ve done for me and my family.

Female

Practice Team

Liz Griffin
Practice Manager

Rachael Ludlow
Assistant Practice Manager

Deborah Faulkner
Assistant Practice Manager

Janine Brennen
Reception Manager


Alison Mason
Admin Staff

Amanda Wagg
Reception Staff

Ann-Marie Kerr
Admin Staff – Data Analyst

Barbara Stevenson
Reception Staff

Cassie Leathen
Digital Inclusion Coordinator

Cheryl Hemmings
Reception Staff

Ellie Bramley
Reception Staff

Hayley Foley
Reception Staff

Jordan Sheppard
Reception Staff

Julie Cobb
Admin Staff

Kate England
Admin Staff

Kelly Foster 
Receptionist Apprentice

Kirsty Walker
Reception Staff

Kya Turner
Admin Staff

Megan Galley
Admin Apprentice

Mellony Reed
Admin Staff

Millie Wood
Admin Staff

Natasha Baldock
Admin Staff

Nicola Williams
Reception Staff

Nikita Collins
Reception Staff

Sheralyn Allen
Reception Staff

Sian Baguley
Reception Staff

Stevie Maddox
Admin Staff


Pharmacy Team

Emily Booth
Pharmacist
Female

Tom Edwards
Pharmacist
Male

Isobel Kaushal
Pharmacist
Female

Katie Wheatcroft
Pharmacy Technician
Female

Michele Hornby
Care Home Pharmacy Technician
Female

Midwives

Linzi Foster
Midwife
Female

Charlotte Ralley
Midwife
Female

Physiotherapists

Mehwish Niaz
Physiotherapist

Female

Mental Health Practitioner

Idah Nzuma

Female

Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Karen Moore

Female

Jo Marson
Female