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Doctors and Staff

The Doctors

Dr Clare Gabe Senior Partner
MBBS (London 1988), BSc(Hons), DRCOG, DFSRH, Loc IUT, FRCGP
Dr Paul Layng Partner BSc MB BS MRCGP (London 1995)
Dr Vimmi Passi Partner MB BCh MRCGP DRCOG DFFP (Cardiff 1995)
Dr James Murphy Partner BSc MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DCH (Warwick 2007)
Dr Andrea Wood Salaried Doctor MB BCh DRCOG (Leicester 1985)
Dr Keen Wei Hui Salaried Doctor MBBS DRCOG DCH DFFP MRCGP (London 1998)
Dr Dushan Hettiarachchi Salaried Doctor MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH, DCH (part 1) (Sheffield 2001)
Dr Nick Harris Salaried Doctor MChem, MBChB, MRCP, DRCOG, MRCGP (Warwick 2007)
Dr Suneetha Siripurapu Salaried Doctor MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP (Bangalore 2003)
Dr Alice Neffendorf GP Registrar MBBS,DRCOG  (Edinburgh 2012)
Dr Claire Ingham GP Registrar  
Dr Wendy Payne GP Locum MBBS

Practice Manager

Alan Sykes BA Hons

Our practice manager is available to answer any queries regarding the running of the practice. Should you have any complaints please do not hesitate to let him know. His email is  Likewise, we are glad to receive any suggestions you have for improvement in the service we offer. A suggestion box is available at reception for your use.

Reception, Administrative And Secretarial Staff

Meeta Jobanputra Assistant Practice Manager
Fiona Bingham Senior Receptionist
Sarah Tomlin Computer Manager
Maureen Tadman Senior Medical Secretary
Lynne Jones Medical Secretary
Caren Biddle Medical Secretary
Clare Flynn Medical Secretary
Jo Dashwood Senior Prescribing clerk
Katie McCarthy Prescribing Clerk
Jackie Davies Receptionist
Madeleine Murray Receptionist / Prescribing clerk
Sarah Buttfield Receptionist / Prescribing clerk
Marisa Franklin Receptionist
Karen Conboy Receptionist
Niro Gallacher Receptionist
Lynda Lindon Receptionist
Rani Jacob Medical Records Summariser
Ruth Simpson Medical Records Summariser
Melissa Nunn Medical Records Assistant
Sapna Patel Medical Records Assistant
Tracy Hefffron Medical Records Assistant

Our reception staff are here to help you. Their job is difficult and they often work under considerable pressure. We would appreciate your patience and understanding, as we appreciate your constructive comments and suggestions.

Practice Nurses

Joyce Fletcher RGN, Certificate of Diabetes
Jane Stokes RGN, Practice Nurse Qualification, Family Planning Certificate, Sexual Health Course
Clare Pitcher RGN, DN, Asthma and COPD Nurse Specialist
Sue Humphreys RGN, Certificate of Diabetes
Zainab Mirza Health Care Assistant / Phlebotomist
Jane Dersley Health Care Assistant / Phlebotomist

Express Clinic Nurses

Joanne Turner BSc (Hons) (RGN inc), Family Planning Cert, Tissue Viability Nurse, Minor Illness Nurse Specialist, Independent and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber
Vacancy  Please contact the Practice Manager for details.

Health Visiting and School Nursing Teams

The Health Visiting and School Nursing Teams offer advice and support to children and families. The Health Visiting Team can be contacted on 01494 433112. The School Nursing Team can be contacted on 01494 728317.

Adult Community Healthcare Team

The Adult Community Healthcare Team (ACHT) are part of the Primary Health Care Team. They assess the needs of patients in the home environment. They implement a high standard of

nursing care according to identified needs and refer to other specialist nurses and agencies as appropriate. They also provide health promotion advice, support and teaching to all age groups. The ACHT is not based at Amersham Health Centre but can be contacted on 01494 734724.

Community Midwife

Julie Fasth           RN RM

A midwife joins the Primary Health Care Team on rotation. She helps to run the antenatal clinic, is in close contact with the hospital maternity unit and visits expectant mothers and those who have just had their baby in their own homes. Newly pregnant women should telephone the surgery on 01494 434344 to leave their contact details so that the midwife can get back to them to arrange a booking appointment.

For any other queries or to contact the midwife, call the surgery to leave a message. Alternatively, call:
01494 734233    Monday to Sunday between 8.30 - 9.30am (not for urgent messages)

Women at 20-plus weeks may phone the labour ward at Stoke Mandeville Hospital on 01296 316103.

Medical Education

Click here to download a list of Training Courses
In addition to hosting medical students, the practice helps to train future general practitioners by working with “GP registrars”. These doctors already have considerable hospital experience before joining us for one year in preparation for finding their own practices.

The practice also trains Foundation Doctors. A Foundation Year Doctor will have completed one year of general hospital experience after qualifying. They are employed at the practice for four months, closely supported by the General Practitioners.


We appreciate that some patients may feel more comfortable having a chaperone present during an examination by a doctor or nurse. If you would like to have someone else with you during an examination, please tell your doctor or nurse or, if possible, advise the receptionist before your appointment.

Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group (Chiltern CCG)

The practice is part of Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group, Ground Floor, Chiltern District Council Offices, King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP6 5AW. Telephone 01494 586600

GP Net Earnings 

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