All the doctors have a commitment to a friendly, caring style of family medicine, regularly updating their knowledge and skills via reading, seminars and refresher courses. All the doctors are parents themselves and they have experienced many of the pleasures, as well as the stresses and anxieties of parenthood.
Dr Alice Chishick qualified from Bristol University in 1987. She completed her GP training in 1992. During her hospital training Dr Chishick worked in Accident and Emergency Medicine, General Medicine, Medicine for the Elderly, Haematology, Dermatology, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, including some work with an infertility specialist and Psychiatry. As well as carrying out all the usual aspects of general practice, Dr Chishick fits IUCDs, does minor surgery and undertakes antenatal and postnatal care and paediatric surveillance. She and her husband have 5 children, 3 sons and 2 daughters. Her interests include photography, playing squash, walking and going to the theatre
Dr Kelly Denham joined the Practice in August 2016. She qualified at St Georges in 2011. During her training she worked in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and also geriatrics and oncology. She developed an interest in care of the elderly and is passionate about this branch of medicine.
We have three excellent Practice Nurses who all work part-time and have a wide range of skills:
Nurse Jill (RGN, SEN)
Jill has been a practice nurse for more than 10 years. Previously she worked with terminally ill patients. Her special interests are diabetes, heart disease and copd.
Nurse Joanna (RGN, SEN)
Joanna has worked in hospital and in practice for some years. Her particular interests include respiratory illness, asthma, COPD and smoking cessation.
Health Care Assistant
Dee Riley started as a phlebotomist in 2013. She has now extended her role and is working as Health Care Assistant.
The Health Visitor is in contact with all of our families who have children under 5. She is based in the practice but should be contacted via her own telephone number – 01243 815108. Messages can be left on this number.
The Midwives hold regular ante-natal clinics on a Wednesday. They will look after patients who are pregnant, throughout the pregnancy. They also offer Parentcraft classes at the Surgery. If you are pregnant you can either be referred by the doctor or access the midwives directly.
District Nurses for the area are now all based in Chichester. They look after patients who need nursing care but who are unable to get to the surgery. Patients with more serious illness or long-term conditions who cannot get to the surgery may come under the care of the Community Matron, Verity Knight. Please contact reception if you think you may need to access the District Nursing Service.
The administrative team comprises our team of hardworking Receptionists who you will meet on a day to day basis, but behind the scenes there is also Mrs Joanna Reiss, the Practice Manager who is responsible for the overall running of the Practice.
In addition we have three Dispensers; Linda, Monika and Michaela. They are all very experienced and will be happy to help with queries on medication. We should point out that we are only allowed to dispense to some of our patients. For further information about dispensing, see under DISPENSING.
Sarah Davey is our Head Receptionist. Please contact her for any questions relating to reception.
The front line of Receptionists comprises Sue, Helen, Jo, Goldie, Sarah and Cathy. They are your first point of contact and if they cannot help you, will be able to direct you to someone who can. Karen and Gemma are our medical typists and if you are referred to a hospital by the doctor, it will be Karen or Gemma who will be dealing with your referral.