Meet the Team

Non-urgent advice: ZERO ABUSE

Abbey Medical Centre operate a zero abuse policy (both physical and verbal) towards any member of our team. Anyone found in breach of this policy may have to find alternative Doctor Practice. Please respect the team that looks after you.

What The Doctors and Practice Staff Should Reasonably Expect From You

We ask that you treat Doctors and Staff with courtesy and respect at all times. Doctors have instructed their receptionists to ask certain questions so that they may deal with your requests in accordance with policies set out by the Doctors.

Please let us know if you change your personal details or address.

If you cannot keep an appointment please let us know as soon as possible, this may enable someone else to be seen.

Please order repeat prescriptions 48 hours in advance. Do not expect prescriptions every time you see a doctor – they are quite often not necessary.

Follow your Doctor’s advice and take the full course of medications prescribed.

Before seeking a home visit think seriously whether it is necessary. When requesting a visit please contact the surgery before 11 am unless a genuine emergency arises later.

Out of Hours visits should only be requested in an emergency, not for minor illnesses, which can wait until morning.

We are committed to maintaining good communications and providing a high standard of care to our patients. Helpful suggestions are always welcome.


Dr Sam Clements (f)
BA (Hons), MA, PGCE, PhD, DipHE,  BMBS 2014, DipFRSH, MRCGP (2019) JP
GMC: 7454374

Dr Joanne Taplin (f)
BMedSci (Hons), BMBS 1997, MRCGP, DRCOG
GMC: 4430351

Dr Marie Nelson (f)
Qualified 2016
MRCGP 2022
Dip FRSH, coil and implant fitter
GMC: 7523276
Dr Elizabeth Kedge (f)
B.A (Hons) BMBS 2014
BMS Principles and Practice of Menopause Care Certificate 2023

Dr Hedra Ghobrial (m)
GP Registrar
Dr Nataly Abdel-Missih (f)
GP Registrar

Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Paula Muir (f)
RGN (2007)BSc Nursing (2011)
Certificate Management Long Term Conditions
Masters Certificate in managing Urgent and Acute Illness (2017)
Prescriber (2018)


Miss Brooke Bristow (f)
RGN (1992)
Cert Diabetes (2002), Dip Asthma (2003)

Nurse Caroline Garfitt (f)
RGN (1988)
Diploma COPD
Diploma Diabetes
Certificate CHD

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistant
Ms Samantha Stapleton
Healthcare Assistant
Mrs Emily Aram
Healthcare Practitioner
Ms Tabitha Graham

Practice Management

Mrs Joy Stevenson (f)
Practice Manager
Mr Mark Clements (m)
Business Manager


Mrs Cherendeep Sandhu (f)
Independent Prescriber

Community Nurses

Amanda Gallagher (f)
Mental Health Nurse – employed by Primary Care Network

Attached Staff

Mr Muhammad Ismail (m)
PCN First Contact Physiotherapist – employed by Primary Care network 

Administrative Team

Claire Matthews – Reception Lead
Amanda – Secretary
Clare – Secretary
Wendy – Administrator, Audit Clerk

Janice – Administrator, Prescription Clerk

Caroline – Reception Care Navigator
Emily – Reception Care Navigator
Margaret – Reception Care Navigator

Sarah – Reception Care Navigator
Sue – Reception Care Navigator
Izzy – Apprentice