Appletree Team


Dr Ruth Hewitt
BSc (Hons) MBBS Newcastle 1988 DRCOG DFSRH
Dr Mark Browne
MB ChB Manchester 1985 MRCGP FPCert
Dr Helen Fenwick
MB ChB 1998 Liverpool MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr David Regan
MB ChB 2003 Leicester MRCGP
Dr Annalea Jennison
BA Cambridge BMedSci BMBS Nottingham 2002 DFRSH DRCOG DCH MRCGP
Dr Samantha Thomson
BMBS Nottingham 2007 MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Karl Anderson
BA Cambridge BM Southampton MRCGP


Dr Hannah Simpson
Dr Abigail Webster


Heidi Hill
Heidi focusses on frail and elderly patients, and those at particular risk of hospital admission. She is experienced in the long term management of patients with complex issues. Heidi sees patients in care homes, in their own homes and face to face at the surgery.
Ryan Ilott
Ryan leads the nursing team at Appletree. She runs her own clinics for patients presenting with acute illnesses (i.e. illnesses which will eventually run their course) and chronic illnesses (i.e. a disease that has formed over a long period of time). Ryan can diagnose, treat and manage common ailments and routinely deals with ear, chest and urine infections. She sees patients with musculoskeletal problems and offers contraceptive advice, emergency contraception and prescribes medication. Ryan will see temporary residents for urgent problems, and refers patients for specialist intervention.
Helen Rodger
Helen has a paramedic background and as such is well placed to carry out urgent home visits and conduct first line assessments at the surgery.
Kath Webb
Jabeen Nazir
Amy Armiger
Lisa Brown
Kelly Fletcher-Wilkinson
Angela Gitto
Kerry Miller
Practice nurses are available by appointment for various treatments, health promotion advice and screening, including smears, immunisations and vaccinations. They are qualified to advise and treat many minor conditions and it may be quicker to see a Practice Nurse than wait for a consultation with your Doctor who nevertheless is always available if you have any cause for concern.
Jessica Holmes
Jen Hinkley
Our very capable HCAs, have undergone training to enable them to take blood samples, blood pressure, assist with minor surgery, ear syringing, perform ECGs and carry out health checks that do not involve medication. 
MIDWIFE – Derbyshire Community Health Services
Our Midwife Naomi Bell cares for and supports pregnant women, their partners and new babies before, during and after the birth. She monitors the health of the mother, counsels her on health issues and explains the options for delivery of the baby. Her role also involves reassuring parents, running antenatal and parenting classes, taking care of the mother and baby during labour and birth and giving advice on breast feeding.
HEALTH VISITORS – Derbyshire Community Health Services
Mary Pearce and Eleanor Burrows are the Health Visitors for the Practice. Mary and Ellie, qualified nurses with additional training in child health and development, will monitor your child’s growth and development, answer any child health queries and help mothers to cope with children under five, advising on such matters as hygiene, safety, feeding and sleeping. They also co-ordinate child immunisation programmes and organise special clinics or drop-in centres. Mary and Ellie can also provide you with help and information on such related issues as emotional problems, relationship difficulties, family planning and health problems, and advise on healthy eating, keeping warm and getting the right exercise.
SOCIAL PRESCRIBER – Primary Care Network
Joanne Naidu
Penny Vassa


Lianne Burke – Operations Manager
Sarah Lakin – HR & Compliance Manager
Nicola Kirby – Reception Manager
Sarah Atkinson
Melissa Fletcher
Clare Lewis
Susan Mart
Michelle Mellor
Kelly Meredith
Shauna Murfin
Janet Richardson
Tracy Russell
Shirley Searson
Donna Steer
Marianne Whiting
Fiona McAllister
Helen Severn
Wendy Boiling
Lisa Cicinski
Charlotte Egan
Judith Barker
Rachael Walker
NEW IMPORTANT CHANGES AT APPLETREE:- Please do not visit the surgery in person without being asked to do so, you will be putting yourself and other patients at serious risk or harm. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES visit the surgery if you have a new continuous cough or fever. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE TAKEN THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE OUR BRANCH SITE AT LITTLE EATON UNTIL FUTURE NOTICE. We understand that many of you will be worried but can assure you that we care passionately about our patients and we will be working tirelessly to provide the care that our community deserves. The phone lines are extremely busy at the moment and we ask unless medical that you try and get your answers from information on the following websites:, or