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 Serena Hancox
MBChB 1994 Sheffield MRCGP 2000
Dr Hannah Simpson
MBChB Sheffield 2012 BMedSci DRCOG


Dr Samantha Cole ST1 (4 month placement)
Dr Kari Elshibly ST3 (16 month placement)
Dr Haleema Sadia ST2 (4 month placement)


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.
Rachel Astle
Rachel was a District Nurse specialising in palliative care/end of life patients. She is training to become an ACP and will be a real asset to the Surgery.
Amy Armiger
Sarah Baxter
Tom Gray
Jabeen Nazir
Kath Webb
Jodi Knight
Amanda Weir
Charlotte Fowler
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. 
Judith Kelf
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. More information is available in this leaflet.
June Mendham
June reviews patients’ needs and helps to access the services and support they require to understand and manage their own health and wellbeing, referring to social prescribing link workers, community health team, and other professionals where appropriate. More information is available in this leaflet.
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
Charlotte Smith
Donna Steer
Marianne Whiting
Katie Worthington
Michelle Brown
Fiona McAllister
Beatrice Middleton
Wendy Boiling
Lisa Cicinski
Charlotte Egan
Charlotte Bannister
Judith Barker
Rachael Walker

Please bear with us whilst we try and answer your calls.


We are extremely short-staffed and will answer as quickly as possible.