Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Rachel Elisabeth Phillips (f)

Qualified 1986 University of Wales M.B  B.Ch

MRCGP 1991

Dr Phillips qualified as a doctor in 1986.  She has worked as a GP in the Wakefield area  for over 20 years. She joined the practice in 2013 and has special interest in women’s health, family planning and sexual health.


Dr Stephanie Merrifield (f)

Qualified 1990 The London Hospital Medical College M.B. B.S.

Dr Merrifield qualified as a doctor in 1990. She has worked as a GP in Yorkshire for over 20 years. She joined the practice in 2020 and offers joint injections.

Our Nursing Team

The practice nurse’s work is focused around Health Promotion and Prevention of Ill Health.
Please see Clinics & Services for more information.

Alison Spencer (f)

RGN (1984) Doncaster
Asthma Diploma (1993) Stratford-upon-Avon
Respiratory Disease Management in Primary Care Diploma (2012) Teeside
Diplomas in Chronic Disease Management.
Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescribing (2015) Leeds

Alison has special interest in Respiratory Management.

Susan Winstanley (f)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Cora Leigh (f)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Jenalee Kitson (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Lauren Dodd (f)

Adult Nursing BSc. Hons (2019) University of Lincoln

Paige Terry (f)

Trainee Nursing Associate

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Our Pharmacists

James Denning (m)

Clinical Pharmacist

Lynne Patterson (f)

Clinical Pharmacist

Our Practice Team

Tracey Leighton

Practice Manager

The practice management team is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology.

The team supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Amelia Hardy

Practice Secretary and Administrative Team Leader


Anne Iveson

Beverly Shipley

Carol Fryer

Cheryl Bunn

Ella McCall

Hayley Whymark

Wendy Jones

Emma Bishop

Our receptionists are usually the first point of contact and are here to help you. They have a lot of information to hand and in most cases will be able to help with your enquiry, ensuring you see the most appropriate clinician.

Nonetheless, it is your right to request to talk only to the doctor. Anything that is discussed with the receptionists or any other member of the team is treated in strict confidence.

You have a right to be treated courteously, and our receptionists also have a right to be treated courteously by you.

We can offer a private room, if your enquiry is sensitive.

Please respect the privacy of other patients by standing well back from the reception desk until your turn.

Our Attached Team

Community Nurses

A team of community nursing staff provide a service to housebound patients, in areas such as wound care, ear care, taking bloods, incontinence assessments, post-operative discharge follow-ups and terminal care – palliative support.

They are also involved with the treatment of long-term conditions such as diabetes and coronary heart disease.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

First Contact Practitioner

Martin Assame (m)

First Contact Practitioner