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Meet our staff

We have a variety of different staff providing health care for you and your family. Here we introduce them.

Our team



Dr M Wong (male), Manchester 1991
Dr Wong joined the practice in 1995. He offers a full range of general practice care. He has an interest in IT, producing the practice website and patient newsletter, and is the CQC registered manager and the lead doctor in influenza and covid.

Dr L Axten (male), Leicester 2007
MB ChB, BA (Hons), MRCGP, BMedSci
Dr Axten joined the practice in 2012 as a salaried doctor and became a partner in 2013. He offers a full range of general practice care and has an interest in ENT. He is the lead doctor in safeguarding children, clinical governance, complaints and anticoagulation.

Dr S Francis (male), Leeds 2009
Dr Francis joined the practice in 2014 as a salaried doctor and became a partner in 2016. He offers a full range of general practice care. He is the lead doctor for diabetes and prescribing.


Dr R Greer (female), London 2009
Dr Greer joined the practice in 2014 as a salaried doctor and became a partner in 2016. She offers a full range of general practice care. She is the lead doctor in women's health, staff wellbeing and document management.

Dr P Smith (male), Hull & York 2010
Dr Smith joined the practice in 2015 as a salaried doctor and became a partner in 2017. He offers a full range of general practice care. He is the lead doctor in palliative care, cancer and bereavement.

Dr A Shial (male), London 2006
MB BS, BA (Hons), MSc, MRCGP
Dr Shial joined the practice in 2018 as a salaried doctor and became a partner in 2020. He offers a full range of general practice care and has a Masters degree in Computer Science and a keen interest in IT. He is the lead doctor in online consultations, safeguarding adults and data quality.


Dr V Neely (female), Plymouth 2011
MB BS, BEng (Hons), MRCGP
Dr Neely joined the practice in August 2019 and became a partner in April 2021. She offers a full range of general practice care. She is the lead doctor in medical student training and care homes.

Salaried doctor

Dr S Irfan (male), Karachi 2003
Dr Irfan joined the practice in May 2021.

Retained doctor

Dr J Marval (female), Nottingham 1994
Dr Marval joined the practice in September 2020.

Locum doctors

From time to time, it is necessary for us to employ locum doctors to cover holidays and sickness. You will be notified if your appointment is with our locum doctor when you book.

nursing staff

Practice nurses

Our Practice Nurses, Tracey, Joanne and Health Care Assistant Carissa, are available by appointment for consultation on all nursing matters. They diagnose and plan care, including prescribing a range of medicines. They are experts in many areas of chronic disease management such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, heart disease and diabetes.

Admin team


We have a team of 12 receptionists who are all here to help you. They answer the telephone and deal with enquiries from all directions, often at the same time! Their job is very demanding so please be patient and polite.


We have a team of five administration staff and a notes summariser who deal with all the clinical paperwork, reports and referral requests by the clinical teams.


Mrs C Stephenson (Practice Manager), Mrs J Cavanagh (Deputy Manager) and Mrs S Roberts (Operational Manager) will be able to help you with any administrative problems you may have with the way the practice is run.

Job vacancies SHORTCUT


Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 pro rata/per annum (depending on experience)

Part time / 25.5 to 34 hours per week over 3 to 4 days

Due to the imminent retirement of the current Practice Manager and a management restructure, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and highly motivated manager, with strategic vision, to join our team. We are looking for a conscientious candidate who can provide solid leadership and who has a sound knowledge of strategic business management, finance and planning.

About us

We are a friendly, established, respected and forward-thinking medical practice situated to the market town of Ripley. We try to provide a first class service for patients across a varied and developing practice area. The practice has a list size of 10,700 patients, Our clinical team consists of seven GP Partners, two Salaried GPs, three Practice Nurses and a HCA. We also have a compliment of PCN & ARRS staff including care coordinators, clinical pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and social prescribers, and are the current base for the Team Up Service, a newly developed PCN wide home visiting service. Our administrative team comprises of two Operational Managers, one responsible for Quality & Performance and the other responsible for HR & Facilities, a Reception Team Leader and a full team of administrators, secretaries and receptionists.

We achieved a Good rating in our CQC inspection in January 2016 and are very high QOF achievers. We have a historically close relationship with the other practices within PCN which goes back to the 1990s.

Our mission is to provide high quality and friendly healthcare to our patients.

The ideal candidate

We are looking for a team-player who embraces change and is enthusiastic about working within a team to strive for excellence in patient care. You will report to the GP Partners to structure and provide clinical services for our practice population and have a central role in optimising income for the practice.

Strong organisational and prioritisation skills are key. Remaining calm in pressured situations and being approachable to all staff is an essential characteristic, as is a track record of managing teams. Experience of public facing work and budget management is essential.

Scope will include forming effective relationships and constructive engagement with our Primary Care Network (PCN), NHS England, local Clinical Commissioning Group and other relevant external bodies.

Governance and finance is fundamental to the role which includes overseeing the work of the practice finances. IT aptitude is essential with a willingness to learn new IT skills. Delivery on audit, education and training, clinical governance policy and risk management as required by the Partners.

Prior experience in healthcare would be a distinct advantage however finding the right candidate with the necessary skills and ambition is our priority.

We offer a good package to staff including NHS pension, free parking, contractual sickness benefit scheme, training and development.

We reserve the right to close the job early depending on the number of applications received.

Informal enquiries and visits welcome.


Contact: Charmagne Stephenson, Practice Manager, Ivy Grove Surgery, Church Farm Primary Care Centre, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3TH


Telephone: 01773 514140


Closing date: February 18, 2022

First stage interviews: March 2 and March 9, 2022

Second stage interviews: March 16, 2022 (for successful candidates from first stage)


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attached staff

District Nursing Team

We have a large team of district nurses who provide nursing care to patients in their homes.

The district nurse team are based at Ripley Hospital and provide nursing care to patients during periods of illness/incapacity in non-hospital settings, such as the patients own home, residential care homes or health centres. SHOW

Patients include those who are housebound, the elderly, the terminally ill, the disabled and those who have recently been discharged from hospital.

A fundamental part of district nursing is promoting healthy lifestyles and health education/teaching.

The team's work activities include:

  • Accepting referrals from GPs, hospitals, other agencies, patients and their relatives
  • Assessing, planning, implementing and managing the care of patients
  • Offering emotional support to patients, their families and carers, and teaching basic care-giving skills
  • Establishing links with patients' families, carers and other health professionals
  • Identifying social care problems and liaising with appropriate organisations where necessary
  • Checking temperature, blood pressure and pulse readings, administering injections, wound care, leg ulcer care, taking blood and urine samples, continence care, palliative and terminal care
  • Assessing for and ordering equipment as required
  • Liaising with GPs
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Health Visitor Team

The Health Visitor Team are based at Ripley Hospital. They advise on all aspects of childcare and operate the drop in child health clinic. They also organise classes and groups for different patients in conjunction with other practice members such as parent craft classes. SHOW

Health Visitors are registered nurses with specialist training in family health. The work and activity undertaken by the Health Visiting Service can be broadly broken down into the following areas:

The health of your baby or young child

Every family with pre-school children has a named health visitor who can advise on everyday care, feeding, growth and development and minor ailments, parenting classes, managing behaviour and any special needs your child may have. Routine reviews of your child's progress are held at intervals throughout the first 4 years. The Health Visitors also organise the childhood immunisation programme.

Living a healthy life

Health visitors can help you to make sense of the conflicting media messages about health lifestyles by providing practical advice on how to stay healthy. They run health promotion groups and also represent your views about health needs in the community, influence policies and participate in health service developments.

Supporting families

Health visitors are not just there to support your baby, but the whole family. Health Visitors can:

  • Support women with post natal depression
  • Advise on employment and benefit rights
  • Give information on local support networks
  • Advise on options for child care
  • Provide support for single parents
  • Address conflicts within the family, including domestic violence

Other staff

Community Matron and Care Co-ordinator

We have Community Matrons allocated to our practice, and with Micheala, our Care Co-ordinator, they all manage and co-ordinate care for patients with long term conditions in their homes.


We have Community Midwives attached to the practice. The midwives operate the antenatal clinics and visit both antenatal and postnatal patients in their homes.

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