Appletree Team


Dr Ruth Hewitt
BSc (Hons) MBBS Newcastle 1988 DRCOG DFSRH
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 Kari Elshibly (16 month placement)
Dr Seun Ojo (4 month placement)


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
Jodi Knight
Amy Armiger
Kelly Fletcher-Wilkinson
Angela Gitto
Claire Lee
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
Our very capable HCA has undergone training to enable her to take blood samples, blood pressure, assist with minor surgery, ear syringing, perform ECGs and carry out health checks that do not involve medication. 
Jeanie Robinson
GPs and other agencies can refer people, with their consent, to a Social Prescriber worker who, through shared decision making and personalised care and support planning, will give people time to
focus on what matters to them so they can take greater control of their own health and mental well-being. It works well for people with long term conditions; people who are lonely or isolated, have anxiety,
depression, and people who have complex social needs linked to well-being.
MIDWIFE – Derbyshire Community Health Services
Our Midwife Catherine Bancroft-Howson 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
Eleanor Burrows is the Health Visitor for the Practice. Ellie, a qualified nurse 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. She also co-ordinates child immunisation programmes and organises special clinics or drop-in centres. 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.


Lianne Burke – Practice Manager
Sarah Lakin – HR & Compliance Manager
Nicola Kirby – Reception Manager
Kelly Meredith – Assistant Reception Manager
Sarah Atkinson
Jenna Hickmott
Diana Higman
Clare Lewis
Michelle Mellor
Shauna Murfin
Janet Richardson
Tracy Russell
Shirley Searson
Donna Steer
Marianne Whiting
Katie Worthington
Michelle Brown
Fiona McAllister
Beatrice Middleton
Helen Severn
Wendy Boiling
Lisa Cicinski
Charlotte Egan
Judith Barker
Rachael Walker