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GP Registrars

Dr Tom Gelber ST3  - Trainer Dr Hugo Wilson Hurstpierpoint

Dr Jennifer Almeida ST3 - Trainer Dr Hugo Wilson Hurstpierpoint 

Dr Alex Speirs ST3 - Trainer Dr Terry Lynch Hassocks

Dr Amanda Shabana FY2 - Trainer Dr Terry Lynch Hassocks

Dr Mariana Sinclair ST2 - Trainer Dr Jo Thomson Hurstpierpoint 

Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Vanessa Needham (f)

Vanessa Needham is our Lead Nurse and is clinical lead for the whole nursing team and a member of the practice's management team.

“I've been nursing since 1987, lived in the West Country for the last 23 years but have now returned home to Sussex, where I grew up. I like all aspects of general practice with a special interest in respiratory medicine and family planning. 


Our Practice Nurses provide the following services from all three of our sites: They take blood samples, perform ECG's, dressings, suture removal, childhood immunisations, cervical smears and blood pressure monitoring, ear syringing, injections, catheter care, assessment of leg ulcers, they give smoking cessation advice, travel immunisation advice.

Ronna and Vanessa can also see patients for thier contraceptive needs to include repeat contraceptive pill, change of contraceptive pill and those wishing to start oral contraception. 

When booking an appointment to see one of our nurses, you may be asked what the appointment is for.  This is to ensure that we book you with the correct nurse for the service required and allocate sufficient time for you to be cared for.


The practice currently has three Phlebotomists working across the three sites. Our Phlebotomists are trained to take blood from patients and to perform ECG's. Appointments are made at the request of a doctor and appointments for blood tests are held during morning surgery to enable the samples to reach the pathology department for testing.

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