Our Staff

Doctors

DR JUSTINE SIMS

GP Partner - MB BCh, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, LoC IUT, LoC SDI, Qualified in Cardiff UWCM 1992

Having completed her medical and GP training in Cardiff Dr Sims was pleased to move back to her home town of Portchester to take up a partnership at The Portchester Practice in 1999. Her interests include diabetes and family planning. She is trained to fit coils and contraceptive implants. Dr Sims is available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

DR ALISON ASHWORTH

GP Partner - MBBS, MRCGP, BSc, DRCOG, DFRSH.

Dr Ashworth qualified from St. George's Hospital Medical School in 2000 and completed her training in Chichester and Winchester, qualifying as a GP in 2006. She joined the partnership in 2010. Dr Ashworth does contraceptive implant insertions, is qualified to administer joint injections, and is the practice lead for complaints and staff matters. Dr Ashworth also works for NHS England as a Clinical Adviser for complaints. Outside of work Dr Ashworth enjoys doing lots of exercise, especially road biking, running and gym classes. She also enjoys cooking, growing vegetables and travel. Dr Ashworth is available Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays

DR BRYONY SALES

GP Partner - MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, DRFSH. MAMedEd

Dr Sales qualified from Imperial College London in 2008. She completed her GP training in Portsmouth. Dr Sales joined the practice in 2015 as a GP Partner. She has an interest in the training and assessment of doctors and medical students, and is a member of a national group that develops assessment of doctors training to be GPs in their workplace. Dr Sales is a GP trainer in the practice. When not in the GP practice, Dr Sales enjoys keeping fit and all aspects of living in and exploring Hampshire. Dr Sales is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and alternate Thursdays and Fridays.

DR AARON LAWRIE

GP Partner - BMBS MRCGP. Qualified in Brighton in 2011.

Dr Lawrie qualified from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2011. He completed his General Practice training in Portsmouth in 2016. He initially began working at The Portchester Practice as a locum before joining as a Partner in May 2017. He has an interest in mental health and is qualified to administer joint injections. Outside of medicine he enjoys most sports and travelling. Dr Lawrie is available Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

DR EMMA OWENS

Salaried GP

Dr Owens qualified from University of Southampton medical school in 2012. She completed her GP training in Portsmouth and Fareham. Dr Owens joined the practice as a salaried GP in 2019 Dr Owens is available Mondays and Wednesdays.

DR MELANIE SHUKER

Salaried GP

Dr Shuker joined the practice on the 1st December 2020.

DR JAMES PERRY

MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, DROG

Dr Perry qualified in 2008 from the University of Birmingham Medical School. He worked as a Medical Officer in the Royal Navy for several years before returning to work for the NHS in 2014. Dr Perry qualified as a GP in Portsmouth in 2017 and joined The Portchester Practice before moving to New Zealand in 2018, returning to the UK and The Portchester Practice in 2021. Dr Perry is qualified to administer joint injections. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys the outdoors, either mountain biking or getting out on the Solent. Dr Perry is available Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

DR HELEN BUCKBY

GP Retainer - BMed, nMRCGP

Dr Helen Buckby qualified from Southampton Medical School in 2003 and completed her GP training in Portsmouth in 2010. She worked in a Portsmouth surgery for 10 years before joining the Portchester Practice as a retained GP in 2020. Outside work Dr Buckby enjoys spending time with the family and photography. Dr Buckby is available on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

GP Registrars

DR TOM DIFFEY

DR PHOEBE BEAL

Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse. NPs are trained to assess patient needs, order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose disease, formulate and prescribe treatment plans.

DAWN MARTIN

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

DEE FINNEGAN

RGN

SARAH GRECH

RGN

LAUREN SILVESTER

RGN

DANIELLE CHARGE

RGN

Healthcare Assistants

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.

JILL PEARCE

LISA GREEN

Phlebotomists

SALLY LINDSAY

Practice Management

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

DOUG KERSHAW

Reception

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Community Midwives

They visit pregnant patients at home and carry out antenatal clinics at the practice in association with the Doctors. They also attend you after birth and they arrange parent craft classes, which are held at Fareham Community Hospital. Contact number: 01489 587444

Community Nurses

The Patient Support Team (former District Nurses), led by Sandy Spong, visit patients confined to their homes. The team have experience in terminal care, wound care and continence, and you may contact them directly if you feel that you require their services on 023 9232 4166.