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Grove Medical Practice
Cromwell Place
St Ives
PE27 5JD
Telephone: 01480 462206

Our Team


Dr Jo Pritchard

Qualified Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School. 1992. MB BS, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP, DIP Pract Derm (Cardiff). GMC no 4029234.

GP Partner

I have worked as a partner in general practice in the Cambridge area since 1998. I was delighted to join the team at Grove in 2020, less delighted when the … [continue] Dr Jo Pritchard

Dr Judith Somers-Heslam

GMC No: 4072720 Primary medical qualification: Artsexamen 1993 Universiteit van Amsterdam Full registration date 20 Jan 1994


Having worked as GP in St Ives for the past 23 years, I joined the new Grove partnership in 2020. I enjoy working with our fantastic GP colleagues, manager and … [continue] Dr Judith Somers-Heslam

Dr Kate Moffat

Qualified London 1999 MB BS MRCP(UK) MRCGP DFFP GMC No: 4642466


I have worked as a GP partner for the last 18 years- I moved back to St.Ives, which is where I grew up, in 2008 from North London with 2 … [continue] Dr Kate Moffat

Dr Aaron Mendoza

Qualified Norwich 2010 MB BS MRCGP GMC No: 7072961


I joined the practice in 2015 after completing my GP training in Suffolk. After initially being employed as a salaried GP, I was delighted to join the Partnership in 2018. … [continue] Dr Aaron Mendoza

Dr Rachel Leonard

GMC No: 4723930 MB ChB 2000 University of Birmingham Full registration date 01 Aug 2001


I have been working as a GP in the Cambridgeshire area since 2006. I was really excited to join Dr Heslam at the Old Exchange in February 2020 and then … [continue] Dr Rachel Leonard

Dr Kirsty Shephard

Qualified Kings College London 2009 MBBS BSc MRCGP DRGOC

Salaried General Practitioner

I have been working as a GP in the Cambridgeshire area since 2018 and am  delighted to have joined the team at Grove Medical Practice in 2022. I enjoy working … [continue] Dr Kirsty Shephard

Dr John Caswell

MB BS - London - 1973 GMC 1647406

General Practitioner

After practicing as a GP in St Ives for 30 years and having enjoyed several years of retirement, Dr Caswell has returned to clinical work at The Grove Medical Practice … [continue] Dr John Caswell

Dr Sisi Chen

Dr Sisi Chen

Cambridge BA 2006 Southampton Medical School 2010 BM, MRCGP, DipOccupMed GMC number 7082173

Locum GP

I have been working as a GP in the Cambridgeshire area since 2015. I joined the team at what was originally Cromwell Place in 2019, and we later merged to … [continue] Dr Sisi Chen

Dr Chris Jessop

Dr C Jessop

Qualified Cambridge 1990 MB BChir MRCGP DRCOG DCH GMC No: 3488449

Locum GP

After 25 years at the practice, Dr Jessop retired as a GP partner at the end of January 2022. Dr Jessop will be working with us on a Locum basis … [continue] Dr C Jessop

Dr Elizabeth Norrish

MB BS 1996 University of London

Locum GP

Dr Nouran Elsehawy

MBBCH 2012 from Ainshams University in Cairo DipDerm RCPSG - Glasgow 2015 Currently in GP training

GP Regsitrar

I have worked as a dermatologist for 5 years before moving to the UK. I have been working in the UK for four years now. I started by doing hospital … [continue] Dr Nouran Elsehawy

Dr Samuel Fayehun

MBChB 2011 from Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

GP Registrar

I have worked for many years in Nigeria with my experience reaching aross family medicine, A&E, and later surgery. I relocated to the United Kingdom in early 2019 and worked … [continue] Dr Samuel Fayehun

Dr Sondos Khedr

MBBCHB 2018 Suez Canal University, Egypt DRCOG - 2022

GP Registrar

I qualified as a doctor in Egypt back in 2018 in a beautiful small coastal city called Ismailia. I initially worked as an emergency medicine resident before relocating to the … [continue] Dr Sondos Khedr

Dr Dipanjali Pradhan

MBBS (Sunyatsen University, China 2012), MPH (Middlesex University, London 2018 , Currently in GP training ST2

GP Registrar

I qualified as a doctor from China and have worked several years in ED, general medicine and ITU department. I have also completed my master’s degree in public health from Middlesex University, London. I am currently in my second year of training and learning the process of being a GP. I admire this role of providing continuous medical care for patients in the community. I am really looking forward to being part of The Grove Medical Practice.

Outside work , I enjoy watching movies, shopping and swimming.

Healthcare Team

Chris Rigby

CertEMC (UEA, 2014) HCPC No. PA38372

Advanced Care Practitioner (Paramedic)

After seven years working for East of England Ambulance Service, Chris has now been working in a General Practice role since 2017, moving to Grove Medical Practice in 2022. Chris … [continue] Chris Rigby

Chris Lanyon

Paramedic Practitioner

Chris joined Grove Medical Practice in February 2024. He works in the acute team as a Paramedic Practitioner seeing mainly urgent on-the-day patients. He joined the East of England Ambulance Service in 2001 and has worked locally as a paramedic for much of his career, moving to a General Practice role in early 2023.
He is currently studying Advanced Practice at the University of East Anglia and plans to progress to a prescribing course on completion.
He has a professional interest in expedition and wilderness medicine which often leads him to the Canadian Arctic.
In his spare time Chris enjoys the river locally, often by boat with his partner and their two dogs.

Clinical Pharmacist – Harkeerat Singh

Clinical Pharmcist

Our Clinical Pharmacists work with us and with our patients in all aspects of the safe and effective management of the prescribing of medicines.  Part of their work is to … [continue] Clinical Pharmacist – Harkeerat Singh

Adam Harbour – Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

My name is Adam, and I am a Pharmacy Technician at Grove Medical Practice. After qualifying in 2017, I have worked in an array of different pharmacy environments including community … [continue] Adam Harbour – Pharmacy Technician

Physiotherapist – Michelle Newton

HPC reg No: PH72943

First Contact Physiotherapist

I have worked as a senior musculoskeletal out-patient physiotherapist in the Cambridgeshire area since 2005 before progressing into my current role as a First Contact Physio in 2020. I joined … [continue] Physiotherapist – Michelle Newton

Indiana Minien – Social Prescriber Link Worker

Social Prescriber Link Worker

I came to England in 2003 from the beautiful island of Mauritius. I studied at the University of South Bank in London, and after completing my degree in Leadership and … [continue] Indiana Minien – Social Prescriber Link Worker

Gail Higham – Social Prescribing Link Worker

My background has always been working with / helping people in a variety of ways. Primary and Secondary education and special needs roles.  I love to solve problems if i … [continue] Gail Higham – Social Prescribing Link Worker

Health & Wellbeing Coaches

Health & Wellbeing Coach

Our Health & Wellbeing Coaches support people in taking proactive steps to improve the way they manage their health, based on what matters to them. They help people develop their … [continue] Health & Wellbeing Coaches

Community Nurses

Our community nurses liaise closely with the Doctors and the local Hospitals, and offer a full range of home nursing care. The Nurses organise their own appointments, but messages may … [continue] Community Nurses


Preconception advice, as well as full antenatal and postnatal care is provided by our Midwife (currently working from Ramsey Road) and Doctors.   The Midwife may be contacted by ringing the … [continue] Midwife

Health Visitor

Our Health Visitor spends most of her time in the community. She is usually available at the surgery by appointment to provide advise to all age groups. Please telephone her … [continue] Health Visitor

Nursing and HCA Team

Nursing & Healthcare Assistant Team

Nursing & Healthcare Assistant Team   Our Nursing & Healthcare Assistant Team provide a wide range of appointments to support our patients including blood tests, long-term condition reviews, injections, wound care, cervical … [continue] Nursing & Healthcare Assistant Team

Practice Management

Simon Stitson

Practice Business Manager

Simon joined Grove Medical Practice as our new Practice Business Manager in May 2020. With almost 18 years of practice management experience, Simon manages the strategic development and service delivery of the practice.

Management Support

Jacqui Wilkinson

Finance Manager

I have worked for Grove Medical Practice since May of 2017. I came to the practice following 32 years of running our family business in St Ives. My first role … [continue] Jacqui Wilkinson

Lucy Morley

Management Support

I joined Grove Medical Practice in October 2022 and love working within the management team. I deal with HR and the every day running of the practice, I enjoy how … [continue] Lucy Morley

Hannah McManus

Management Support

I have worked at Grove Medical Practice (Cromwell Place) since 2008; I started my career here as a receptionist and have worked within the nursing team for a number of … [continue] Hannah McManus

Practice Team

Reception, Support & Dispensary Teams

Reception Team The Reception Team provide help and support to patients to patients looking to access care through the practice.  The team deal with a wide range of requests including … [continue] Reception, Support & Dispensary Teams



We are a friendly, proactive, newly-merged GP practice based in the heart of historic St Ives.  We specialise in training (including GP Registrars, medical students and nursing students) and research.  Over the last two years we have invested in our team and premises to deliver high-quality patient care.  If you have a passion for primary care, we’d love to hear from you!