Dr Melissa Denman

MBChB University of Birmingham 2016, MRCGP 

I grew up in Ilkeston, I decided that I wanted to become a doctor during my A-levels at Heanor Gate School. I completed my medical degree at The University of Birmingham in 2016.  

I did my Foundation training at Chesterfield Royal and The Royal Derby Hospital from 2016-2018. In 2018 following completion of my foundation training, I went to work in New Zealand – securing a job in a rural A&E department and spent the next year working and travelling on the other side of the world. I reluctantly returned to the UK after 1 year after promising my family I would not leave forever!  

In 2019 I spent 12 months working on various medical wards at Royal Derby Hospital before doing my GP training the following year. I was lucky enough to do most of my GP training at this lovely practice – and I loved Appletree so much I asked for a job when I finished my training!  

I am very active outside of work: I previously competed at a good level in triathlon across multiple distances, I now compete in cycling at a national level on the road and closed circuits. You might spot me on a bike around Derbyshire.