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

Our Team

Doctors

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
Female

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 pandemic started shortly after! I am passionate about and enjoy all aspects of general practice. I am also Clinical Director of St Ives Primary Care Network. The challenges facing the NHS are enormous currently – we remain committed to working through these.
All of this means my free time is somewhat limited but I very much enjoy spending time with my 3 sons, now of an age turning into young adults. I love my garden and being able to travel again is fantastic!

Dr Judith Somers-Heslam

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

Partner
Female

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 wider team and am grateful for the patience of our patients in these testing times.

Dr C Moffat

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

Partner
Female

Dr Aaron Mendoza

Qualified Norwich 2010 MB BS MRCGP GMC No: 7072961

Partner
Male

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

Partner
Female

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 Sisi Chen

Dr Sisi Chen

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

Partner
Female

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 Kirsty Shephard

Qualified Kings College London 2009 MBBS BSc MRCGP DRGOC

Salaried General Practitioner
Female

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 to provide some support for the established GP’s.  

Dr Chris Jessop

Dr C Jessop

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

Locum GP
Male

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 Rameshwor Sunar

MD 2009 Rigas Stradina Universitate

Locum GP
Male

Dr Elizabeth Norrish

MB BS 1996 University of London

Locum GP
Female

Dr Richard Lee

MB BChir 2011 University of Cambridge

Locum GP
Male

Healthcare Team

Chris Rigby

CertEMC (UEA, 2014) HCPC No. PA38372

Advanced Care Practitioner (Paramedic)
Male

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

John Grimwood

PEd MCPara

Advanced Care Practitioner

Starting in the NHS in 2002 as an HCA at Addenbrooke’s, I’ve kicked around a little and eventually registered as a Paramedic in 2014. I dabbled a little in leadership … [continue] John Grimwood

Clinical Pharmacist – Harkeerat Singh

Clinical Pharmcist
Male

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

Clinical Pharmacist – Wajahat Rehman

Clinical Pharmacist
Male

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 – Wajahat Rehman

Clinical Pharmacist – Sam Ahmed

Clinical Pharmacist
Male

I am delighted to have joined Grove Medical Practice as a Clinical Pharmacist.  Previously, I have been working as a Locum pharmacist in the community for four years and have … [continue] Clinical Pharmacist – Sam Ahmed

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

Health & Wellbeing Coaches – Andreea Unwin

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 – Andreea Unwin

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

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

Midwife


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
Male

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
Female

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
Female

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
Female

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

Vacancies

Vacancies


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!