Our Team


Dr Sara Cottam (F)

Senior Partner - BSC (Hons), MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH Manchester 1990

Particular interests: Family Planning, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Based at Hughenden Valley Surgery.

Dr Simon Wilson (M)

MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP London 1991

Particular interests: Cardiovascular and Chest Medicine. Based at Chequers Surgery.

Dr Penny Sutcliffe (F)


Dr Sutciffe is a GP trainer and an Oxford University tutor. Particular interests: Family Planning, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Respiratory Medicine, Diabetes. Based at Hughenden Valley Surgery.

Dr Anthony Gallagher (M)

MBBS, MRCGP, LL.Dip, BPTC, London 1996

Initially training as a surgeon, Dr Gallagher went on to specialise in Emergency and Acute Medicine after leaving the Royal Navy 1997. He has worked as a GP since 2006 and was called to the Bar in 2010. Dr Gallagher is a GP trainer and an Oxford University tutor. Particular interests: Men's Health, Musculoskeletal Pathology and Minor Surgery although he has a wide surgical and medical expertise. He also has a special interest in Medical Ethics and expertise in Medicolegal Law. Based at Hughenden Valley Surgery.

Dr Shaheen Jinah (F)


Dr Jinah fits coils that need prior assessment and does some joint injections. Particular interests: Family Planning, Women's Health, Minor Surgery, Paediatrics. Based at Chequers Surgery.

Dr Rachel Amess (F)


Dr Amess is a local Buckinghamshire girl born and bred and she completed her GP training scheme based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1998. Dr Amess also works as an In-Reach GP for the Frailty Team at Wexham Park hospital. Particular Interests:Women’s health, Care of the Elderly and Palliative Care. Based at Chequers Surgery.

Dr Sarah Avery (F)


Dr Avery trained in anaesthetics, pain medicine, and intensive care before returning home to Buckinghamshire to complete her GP training. Particular interests:Pain Management, Lifestyle Medicine and Paediatrics. Based at Chequers Surgery.

Dr Elise Aitchison (F)

Dr Rebecca Holland (F)

Dr Reina Popat (F)


Our nurses are available for family planning, dressings, travel vaccinations, ECGs, blood pressure, asthma checks, diabetic checks, Coronary Heart Disease checks and general health check-ups. There specialised areas are detailed below:

Fran Goss (F)

Registered General Nurse Nurse Prescriber

Practice Nurse Lead Lead for Diabetes and Respiratory Care Specialties: Diabetes Asthma Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease Travel Health I am a General Practice Nurse Prescriber with a keen interest in Long Term Conditions I hold clinics in Asthma, COPD, Diabetes and Travel health

Paula Rock (F)

Registered General Nurse and Ex-Midwife

Specialties: Diabetes I am a General Practice Nurse with a keen interest in Diabetes Management I hold clinics in Diabetes and Baby Immunisations

Emma Laubser (F)

Registered General Nurse

Specialties: Certificate in palliative care Asthma Women’s Health and family planning Travel Health I am a General Practice Nurse with a keen interest in Palliative care, Asthma and Women’s Health I also hold clinics in Asthma, Travel, Baby Immunisations and Women’s Health

Gemini Brookes (F)

Registered General Nurse

Treatment room nurse Gemini is joining us from a hospital setting and will complete a General Practice Nurse course, which will enable her to do all treatment room duties and extend her training to specialities in the future

Jean O'Regan (F)

Registered General Nurse

Sexual Health Jean is joining us as an experienced sexual health clinician and will complete a General Practice Nurse course which will enable her to do all treatment room duties. She also holds clinics in family planning and women’s health, including inserting contraceptive implants

Healthcare Assistants

Noreen Khan (F)

Healthcare Assistant

An experienced and competent healthcare worker with training in treatment room duties which include: ECG Blood pressure Diabetic foot checks Dopplers Injections of B12, flu and pneumonia Dressings Pre diabetes care, including lifestyle advice Blood sampling

Practice Management

Paula Clarke

Reception Manager

Paula joined the team in 2009 and became Reception Manager in 2015.


Jacqueline Burgoyne

Jennifer Martin

Amanda Winser


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. The reception team comprises Catherine (Hughenden Valley Surgeries), Sally (Deputy Reception Manager - Hughenden Valley Surgeries), Maureen (Hughenden Valley Surgeries), Sarah (Hughenden Valley Surgeries)

Community Midwives

We have a team of midwives attached to each of the surgeries. Care in pregnancy is provided by the practice in conjunction with the local Consultant Obstetricians and our local Midwives. Antenatal care will be carried out in the surgery during normal surgery or Ante-natal Clinic hours. (Please tell the Receptionist it is an ante-natal appointment as some may need extra time.)

Community Nurses

We have a team of district nurses assigned to both surgeries. They provide specialised nursing support for house bound patients with nursing needs.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. As part of the Healthy Child Programme, the health visitor will be offering an antenatal contact between 28 and 36 weeks either in a group session or as an individual. Also your child will be offered a health review at 8-12 months and again at 2 years. Well Baby Clinics are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at The Oakshott Centre, Naphill and Chequers Surgery, Prestwood every Monday 13:30 – 15:00. Child Immunisations are arranged centrally by Community Services and appointments will be received in the post accordingly.