Seaford Medical Practice

01323 490022


Dr Mary-Rose ShearsMA (Education in Clinical Settings), BA, MBBS,DRCOG,MRCGP (London 1986) - I have enjoyed working at Seaford since 1997. I have a medical education role beyond the practice as Primary Care Dean for South London. In this role I support primary care in training and developing their workforce to meet the healthcare needs of their local population. I am enthusiastic about tennis and walking and actively promote healthy lifestyles.GP PartnerFemale
Dr Daniel H ElliottBM,MRCGP,DFFP,DRCOG (Southampton 1998) - I joined the Practice as a partner in 2003 after completing my vocational training in Eastbourne. My social interests include weight training, fishing and football.GP PartnerMale
Dr Paul HerridgeMRCGP,BSc (London 1999) - I joined the Practice in 2004 having undertaken my training here and at Eastbourne General Hospital. I am married with two young children, but despite this my wife allows me to play cricket for East Dean & Friston!GP PartnerMale
Dr Sarah StewardMBBS,MRCGP,DCH,DRCOG (London 1985) - I joined the Practice in 2005 having been a GP in Eastbourne for 5 years. Prior to moving to Sussex I was a GP in Camberwell, London. I am involved in teaching medical students in Sussex. I am married with twins and enjoy walking and gardening.GP PartnerFemale
Dr Ian CockburnMBBS,DRCOG,MRCGP (London 2000) - Having qualified at St. Bartholomew's and working as a junior doctor in East London, I returned back home to Sussex. I live locally with my wife, children and various animals! In any spare time, I'm outside on the Downs or insider reading, cooking and making things.GP PartnerMale
Dr Heather TidburyBSc,MBBS,DRCOG,MRCGP - I joined the Practice in April 2008 having been employed as a GP in Eastbourne for the previous four years. I live just outside Eastbourne and in my spare time I like to go to the gym to try and keep fit, am learning to sail and love travelling.GP PartnerFemale
Dr Nicholas PopeMB,ChB,MRCGP - I qualified from the University of Bristol in 2002 and have worked in East Sussex since 2005. I joined the Practice in March 2009. My special interests include general medicine and care of diabetes. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis, swimming and attending the gym.GP PartnerMale
Dr Serena de ClermontBSc, MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP - I qualified from St. George's Hospital Medical School in 2005 and did my vocational training in Brighton. I joined the Practice in August 2010. My special interests are women's health and care of the elderly.GP PartnerFemale
Dr Paul AronMBChB (hons) MRCGP DCH - I graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2003 and completed my GP training in London in 2009. I have a young family which keeps me busy and I enjoy photography, music and cycling.GP PartnerMale
Dr Shavetha VasdevM.B,B.S, MRCGP, DRCOG, PGCERT (Med Ed and Leadership) - I started my Registrar training at the Practice in 2012 and briefly worked in London before returning to Sussex. I have been a Partner since 2015 and am a GP Trainer. I am married with two children and enjoy reading, travelling, cooking and exploring the gorgeous Sussex Countryside.GP PartnerFemale
Dr Matt JacksonMB BS, BSc - I graduated from University College London in June 2000. I completed my postgraduate training at Seaford Medical Practice in August 2006. I have been working as a GP locally since then. I have a clinical interest in cardiology and am involved in clinical commissioning locally. I live in Eastbourne with my wife and children. My interests include cycling, music, golf and skiing.GP PartnerMale
Dr Gordon le RouxBMedSc (Hons) MBChB MSc DRCOG MRCGP (Birmingham 2005). I completed GP training in Shropshire in 2010 and went on to work both rurally and in London, before joining the Practice in 2017. I have a broad interest in all areas of general practice, in particular ENT. I enjoy music, going to the gym and countryside walks.GP PartnerMale
Dr Vicky GoverBSc, MBBS, DRCOG, DFSRH, MRCGP. I was born and raised in Seaford. I studied Medicine at Guy’s Kings and St Thomas’s Hospitals in London, qualifying in 2007. I spent three years working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and have a special interest in women’s health. I live in Hove with my husband and we like to spend our spare time socialising with family and friends. I enjoy going the gym, swimming in the sea and walking in the Sussex countryside.Salaried GPFemale
Dr Denise GoslingMD, DRCOG, MRCGP. - I recently joined the Practice as a Salaried GP after completing my GP Training in Eastbourne in 2018. Previously, I spent almost 2 years working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London. I live in Eastbourne with my husband. I enjoy travelling, music, walking and attending dancing classes.Salaried GPFemale
Dr Gowri HallurMBChB. MRCGP I joined the practice in 2019 after completing my training GP in Brighton, where I now live with my family. I graduated from Leicester university and prior to starting GP training I worked in hospital medicine in the UK and Asia. Last year I did some voluntary work with refugees in Bangladesh and Jordan. I love travelling and baking, and am also a keen runner. I'm currently training for the Brighton Marathon this year.Salaried GPFemale
Dr Peichii TanMBchB, MRCGP - I graduated from University of Manchester in 2012 and joined the practice after qualifying as a GP locally. Prior to this, I had worked 2 years in Manchester in Elderly Care Medicine and 2 years in Carlisle before. I enjoy travelling, hiking, reading and trying new things.Salaried GPFemale
Dr Nikesh ParekhPhD, MPH, MRCGP, MBBS, BMedSci (Hons), DPMSA I joined the practice in August 2020. I graduated as a doctor from King's College London, and completed my GP training in Sussex. I work part-time in public health in London, and have previously worked for the World Health Organisation on the prevention of child maltreatment. I work closely with the Elderly Care research department at Brighton and Sussex Medical School investigating medication-related problems in older adults. I am a trustee for Iasis Medical, a charity providing medical relief for areas struck by humanitarian disaster. I like to spend my free time enjoying family life, meeting friends, travelling abroad and playing sport.Salaried GPMale

Practice nurses

Christine ThomsettEN,RGN. Day-to-day management of the nursing team. Diabetes and chronic disease management, well woman screening, anti-coagulation monitoring, ear micro suction, annual healthchecks for people with learning disabilities, respiratory condition monitoringClinical Nurse Manager
Alison JonesEN / RGN Asthma, blood pressure, spirometry, minor Injuries, triage, wound dressings, respiratory condition monitoring, child & adult immunisations, travel, diabetes & chronic disease management, well woman screeningSister
Vivienne ZeitlinRGN Well woman screening, travel, adult & child immunisations, anti-coagulation monitoring, asthma, CHD management, ear micro suctionSister
Sarah HoggarthPractice Nurse
Claire SimpsonPractice NurseFemale
Danielle FairbankPractice NurseFemale
Beth YoungPractice Nurse
Karen ComelioWound care & leg ulcer management, contraception monitoring, ear care, CHD / stroke / TIA managementHealth Care Assistant
Debbie KerrWound care, leg ulcer care, dopplering, compression hosiery & bandagingWound Care Assistant
Anita JevansPhlebotomy (Over 16s)Health Care Assistant / PhlebotomistFemale
Diane LangleyWeight loss management, phlebotomy, blood pressure monitoring, ECG's, dopplex assessment, 24 hour blood pressure moniroingHealth Care Assistant
Leanne CrispPhlebotomy and supervised warfarin monitoringHealth Care Assistant / Phlebotomist
Wayne FarringtonHealth Care Assistant
Marisa Tavares GalveiasPractice PhlebotomistFemale

Additional heathcare staff

Wider Clinical / Non-Clinical TeamAs part of NHS England's Primary Care Network (PCN) initiative, groups of general practices and other health care providers can come together to provide some services that, individually, practices couldn't provide. Funding has been made available from NHS England to enable additional resource to be recruited by PCNs. The Seaford PCN has recruited: Paramedics, a First Contact Practitioner (first stage assessment re typical physio conditions), Care Navigator and Care Coordinators. Where one of the wider clinical team is best-placed to speak with / see a patient, the patient will be contacted by a member of this team.Paramedics, First Contact Practitioners, Care Navigator, Care Coordinators

Practice staff

Lisa GlandfieldBusiness Manager
Lorraine DowneyReception Manager
Kate ParkinsonClinical Information ManagerFemale
Nicola WattsFinance Manager
Tracy SpringallSecretary (Drs Shears, Cockburn & le Roux)
Ka-Wai TangSecretary (Drs de Clermont, Jackson, Gosling & Gover)
Carol WinserSecretary (Drs Elliott & Dr Herridge)
Nicola CunninghamSecretary (Drs Pope & Aron)
Louise SilverSecretary (Drs Pope & Aron)
Debs WellsSecretary (Drs Steward, Tidbury & Vasdev)