Brighton Trainers

Fazila Baiyat

Trainer GP Practice: Benfield Valley Healthcare

Trainer Telephone: 01273 411229

Nigel Bird

Trainer GP Practice: Beaconsfield Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 555401

Senior Partner (m)

MB BS MRCP DCH DRCOG DFFP St Bartholomew’s, London, 1987

Stefano Capozzi

Trainer GP Practice: Trinity Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 778585

I qualified from Liverpool Medical School, following my foundation programme I pursued the sunny climes of Brighton and Mid Sussex Training Scheme. Education has always been a passion of mine, I intercalated in Leeds collecting a BSc in Medical Education and have been involved in teaching ever since. I work as a salaried GP in Hove, as well as enjoying out of hours and locum work. I have a passion for geriatrics, running 2 residential home ward rounds, as well as teaching consultation skills, leading on the workshops for international medical graduates across KSS. When I am not at work I enjoy running the university hospital Sussex football team, gardening, and an occasional low standard game of golf. 

Trainer GP Practice: Trinity Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273778585

Ros Daintree

Trainer GP Practice: Chapel Street Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 517200

Ruth Dare

Trainer GP Practice: HavensHealth Medical Practice (formerly Meridian Surgery)

Trainer Telephone: 01273 588200

Primary qualifications: MBBS, MRCGP

Dr Dare joined the practice Dec 2014 as a GP Registrar and joined as a GP in September 2016. She has a special interest in Frailty & End of Life as well as Micro-suction support.

Frauke Dinglestad

Trainer GP Practice: Foundry Healthcare Lewes: Riverlodge Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 480888

GP Partner

Qualifications: DRCOG MRCGP DFFP Medical State Exam

Specialist Interests: Women’s Health.

Abi Fry

Trainer GP Practice: Mile Oak Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 426200

Primary qualifications: MBBS BSc DFFP DGM DRCOG MRCGP PGcert Medical Education

Special interests: Family Planning, Women’s and Children’s Health and Healthy Weight Management.

Dr Fry qualified from University College London in 1997. She moved to Brighton in 1998 to train as a GP and has been working here ever since. She joined Mile Oak Medical Centre in September 2012.

She loves working as a GP due to the varied nature of the job and tries hard to work in partnership with each patient. Her particular interests are Family Planning, Women’s and Children’s health and healthy weight management. She is also a GP trainer and enjoys helping to train a new generation of GPs.

Darren Emilianos

Trainer GP Practice: Woodingdean Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 305777

MBBS BMed Sci MRCGP(Nottingham University – 1994)

Adam Fazakerly

Trainer GP Practice: Regency Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 600103

Gail Gilbert

Trainer GP Practice: Portslade Health Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 422525

I am a GP at Portslade Health Centre working with my experienced Trainer colleague Mike Thompson and a fantastic team of clinicians.  We believe we offer a high standard of patient care and training here and love having GP trainees.  I have been in the practice for 19 years but more recently become a partner and a Trainer 2 years ago.  My other interests include running a Woodcraft Folk group.

Sam Hall

Trainer GP Practice: Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 772020

MBBS, FRCA, MRCGP

Sam qualified in London in 1993, and became a GP after a 15 year career as a hospital consultant.

He has several areas of interest in general practice including women’s health, trans affirming care, food as medicine, neurodivergence and trauma informed practice.

Sam’s passion is training a multi-professional primary care workforce suited to meeting the needs of those facing healthcare inequalities.

It is a basic human right to have our healthcare needs met, and enabling this requires a different way of learning. Changing the health of the nation necessitates making healthcare accessible to all.

He lives in Brighton with his family, has given up his car, tries to cycle instead and sings in an LGBT choir for kicks.

Rafia Hamid

Trainer GP Practice: Wish Park Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 729194

Jason Heath

Trainer GP Practice: Foundry Healthcare Lewes : St Andrews Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 480888

GP Partner

Qualifications: MBBS Bsc DRCOG MRCGP DRCOG

Cert.Med.Ed. Dip.Subst.Misuse

Specialist Interests: Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Child and Adolescent Health, Musculoskeletal problems, Minor Surgery and Joint injections.

He is an accredited GP trainer and a tutor at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. He runs the practice Substance Misuse Clinic

Jonathan Howard

Trainer GP Practice: Trinity Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 778585

MBBS BSc MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Specialist interests: Doctor training, Minor Surgery

Jon qualified from Guys and St Thomas medical school in 2001 and then when onto hospital jobs in Sussex and Surrey. After completing his GP training in Brighton Jon worked as a GP in Brighton, the Orkney island and then New Zealand before returning to Brighton. He has additional interests in Minor Surgery and Doctor training and education as a supervisor to the junior doctors who work in the practice. Outside of work he attempts to mend things with the help of YouTube and tries not to frustrate his family too much

Olivia Hum

Trainer GP Practice: Foundry Healthcare Lewes: School Hill Medical Practice

Trainer Telephone: 01273 480888

GP Partner

Qualifications:BA MBBS (Lond) DTMH DCH DRCOG MRCGP

Specialist Interests: Women’s Health, Sexual Health, Adolescent Health and Mental Health. She runs the ‘Circle Room’, a sexual health and contraception service for young people. She is an accredited GP trainer.

Kenneth Ikhide

Trainer GP Practice: Hove Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 430088

Primary qualifications: MBBS FRCSI MRCGP PgCert – Strategic leadership and medical education Trained at Benin University, Nigeria and qualified in 1990

Specialises in: Minor Operations

Special interests: GP Trainer

He joined the practice in 2008.

Dan Jenkinson

Trainer GP Practice: Charter Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 770555

I am an experienced trainer and have trained GPs as well as Paramedics, Physician’s Associates, Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. We run a busy 28,000 patient list and have 2 trainers on site as well as medical student trainers.

I am the lead GP for Diabetes Care For You and hold a position in the CCG as an IT consultant for new technologies and the Sussex Integrated Data Set. I have taught at the post graduate Medical School and hope to be teaching on the Diabetes Diploma  from late 2021

 Outside of GP I enjoy mountain biking, walking and writing and producing music 

Jo MacKinnon

Trainer GP Practice: Trinity Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 778585

GP Partner

Qualifications BSC MBBS MRCP MRCGP PGCert

” I have been a trainer now for 6 years or so and love it. We are really fortunate at Trinity to have a fantastic new building in a converted church in central Hove a few roads away from the sea! We have been here for 3 years now and have grown with the merging of 3 local practices into one supporting a patient population of nearly 27,000 patients. We have a brilliant team of GPs, ANPs, paramedic, physio, pharmacists, practice nurses, health care assistants, physician associate and a brilliant management and senior management team. We are a large practice with 16 doctors (9 partners). We all love supporting our trainees and have grown significantly in our training capacity. We now have 4 GP Clinical Supervisors supporting FY2 and ST doctors. We also support students from BSMS and often have practice nurse trainees.

Without Covid we often try to meet outside of work socially and trainees have always been welcome to join us.

One of our salaried doctors is also Program Director for the Mid Sussex VTS scheme (he used to be one of my ST doctors, we often find our trainees want to come back and work with us and now have 3 GPs working with us who trained with us!)

My clinical areas of more specialist interest include Palliative care, Care of the Elderly and Women’s health. I also work as a GP appraiser outside the practice.

Andrew Mahony

Trainer GP Practice: Hove Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 430088

Primary qualifications: MBBS MRCGP PgCert – Trained at Newcastle University and qualified in 1996

Special interests: GP Trainer

He joined the practice in 2006.

Laura Marshall-Andrews

Trainer GP Practice: Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 772020

MB, MRCPCH, DRCOG, MRCGP

Trustee of Robin Hood Health Foundation

Council Member of College of Medicine

Principal GP

Sarah McGuire

Trainer GP Practice: Stanford Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 557411

I qualified from Nottingham University in 2002. I moved to Brighton to complete my basic surgical training and did a couple of years as an ENT registrar, before seeing the light and deciding to become a GP. I completed the Mid Sussex VTS in 2011. I have worked as a salaried GP and locum, but I love being a partner and think that Stanford is a fantastic place to work. I still do a bit of ENT, some family planning and more recently have trained in vasectomy.

I live in Hassocks with my husband and two young children, and I spend my spare time running, singing and looking after my chickens.

Qualifications: BMedSci BMBS MRCS DOHNS MRCGP DFSRH PGcert

John Mervyn-Thomas

Trainer GP Practice: County Oak Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 500155

I qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1997 and completed the Bournemouth VTS in 2002. After doing locum work in a variety of settings, including the military, civilian and prison settings I joined the Carden Surgery in 2005 which has a healthy demographical mix, and a team enthusiastic about GP training. I have been involved with medical student teaching with BSMS since 2007 and became a GP trainer in 2019. I have a particular interest in musculoskeletal problems, performing soft tissue and joint injections, and dermatology. Outside of work I am married with three children, am enthusiastic runner and occasionally play the bagpipes.

Qualifications: MBChB DRCOG MRCGP PGCert(Med Ed)

Alex Morton

Trainer GP Practice: Stanford Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 557411

I qualified from UCH in 1989 and completed my GP training at the Whittington Hospital and Highgate in North London. I was a partner in Islington for 3 years, but then moved to Brighton, and after 14 months working in rural British Colombia in Canada, returned to become a partner in central Brighton. I am passionate about General Practice and the partnership model, and l’ve thrived being a partner. I started GP training in 2009 and became TPD in 2018 and have loved supporting trainees through their journey onto becoming independent practitioners.

Irma Murjikneli

Trainer GP Practice: Havenshealth Medical Practice (formerly Meridian Surgery)

Trainer Telephone: 01273 588200

Qualified at Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia in 2000. She provides a full range of medical services with special interest in Gynaecology, Family Planning and Sexual Health, Safeguarding, Dementia, ENT, Micro-suction, and Prescribing. 

Primary qualifications: MB, BS, DFSRH, MRCGP

Neil Myers

Trainer GP Practice: Havenshealth Medical Practice, Peacehaven: Rowe Ave Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 579502

Primary qualifications: MRCGP, DFSRH, DCH, MBChB, BMEDSci, Birmingham 2000

I qualified as a GP in 2007. I started work in Scotland where I worked until 2011 when my family relocated to the south coast. My first job in the area was in East Brighton before I moved to join the team at Rowe Avenue.

Being a GP is a great (although busy) job. I really enjoy the variety and am happy to see any kind of heath complaint however trivial it might seem. I have a diploma in child health and another in sexual health. Skin conditions are something of an interest.

I’m very happy to be working at Rowe Avenue. I think we have a great team.

Recently we’ve been asked to apply the ‘Friends and Family’ test in health care. The test involves asking yourself if you would recommend your place of work to your own friends or family. I know I am biased but, I have the pleasure of being able to say honestly that I would recommend Rowe Avenue to anyone and that’s not just because I work here.

Dr Myers has recently been appointed on the Board of the CCG and is the Lead for Planned care for the Lewes Havens CCG, helping to improve health care services in this area. He will be staying at Rowe Avenue Surgery as a GP Partner and will continue to have clinics on Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Nicola Myers

Trainer GP Practice: Beaconsfield Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 555401

Partner

MBchB DRANZCOG MRCGP DFFP Edinburgh University 2000

Cara Neal

Trainer GP Practice: Chapel Street Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 517200

Jens Petzold

Trainer GP Practice: Charter Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 770555

GP Partner

MRCGP DRCOG DFFP DGM Registered 1994 (Lubeck)

Win Phag-Udom

Trainer GP Practice: Chapel Street Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 517200

Salaried GP (Trainer), Chapel Street Surgery.

Special interests: Medical Education, International Development, cooking and eating

Francis Richards

Trainer GP Practice: Brighton Health & Wellbeing Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 772020

MBBS (Lond), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, DipDM

Mike Rushton

Trainer GP Practice: Trinity Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 778585

BSc (Joint Hons) MBBS DRCOG MRCGP

Mike qualified as a Doctor from Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital in 2001 and completed his GP vocational training in Brighton and Lewes after returning from working in Sydney for a year. He became a partner at Central Hove Surgery in 2007. He enjoys all aspects of family medicine and is interested in GP training and Education, supervising trainee Drs at Trinity Medical Centre.

Zoe Schaedel

Trainer GP Practice: Beaconsfield Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 555401

Partner

MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH BMedSci(Hons) University of Nottingham, 2003

Simon Sherman

Trainer GP Practice: Foundry Healthcare Lewes: Ringmer Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 480888

I trained in London and completed five years in Paediatrics before moving to GP, completing my training in Brighton. 

I joined River Lodge Surgery in Lewes, which has merged with two other practices to become Foundry over the last three years. 

My interests lie in Paediatrics and Learning Disabilities, amongst others. 

When not working I enjoy the outdoors and sports in general. 

 Qualifications: MBBS, MRCPCH, MRCGP

 

Nekhil Shingadia

Trainer GP Practice: Wish Park Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 729194

 Qualifications: MB BS

 

Kate Tranter

Trainer GP Practice: Quayside Medical Practice

Trainer Telephone: 01273 615000

I have worked at Quayside Medical Practice since 2012, as a salaried GP and then as a partner. My interest in training started working as an associate tutor for medical students at BSMS. I became a trainer in 2019, initially training F2s and now GP trainees.

Quayside is a really friendly and supportive place to work. GPs meet every lunchtime to chat and also to discuss any challenging cases. The whole team is very enthusiastic about training and supportive of trainees.

I am a strong believer in the importance of maintaining a good work life balance. Outside of work I love sea swimming and stand up paddle boarding. I am otherwise kept busy and entertained by my two young boys.

Mike Thompson

Trainer GP Practice: Portslade Health Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 422525

MBBS London 1987 DCH DRCOG MRCGP DTM&H PGcertMedEd

Eleonora Turlini

Trainer GP Practice: Ardingly Court Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273688333

About Eleonora:

I qualified in Italy and moved to the UK in 1998 to pursue a carrier in Paediatrics. However, the variety of clinical presentations, the potential for change and the opportunity to get involved with training that General Practice offers eventually won me over and I became a GP in 2007. I have been a GP partner since 2013 and re-established training at Ardingly Court Surgery in 2017.

Outside work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and I love listening to Opera and classical music (and have a go at playing it too on the piano).

 Qualifications: MBBS (equivalent) MRCPCH, MRGP

Katherine Wallek

Trainer GP Practice: Foundry Healthcare Lewes: St Andrews Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 480888

GP Partner

Qualifications: MBBS Bsc DFFP MRCGP

Specialist Interests: Sexual Health.

Michael Waters

Trainer GP Practice: Havenshealth Medical Practice (formerly Meridian Surgery)

Trainer Telephone: 01273 588200

Chloe Webber

Trainer GP Practice: Mile Oak Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 426200

Primary qualifications: MBChB DRCOG DFFP MRCGP

Special interests: Palliative Care and Women’s and Children’s Health.

Dr Webber has been working as a GP in Sussex since 2007. She is currently involved in teaching of medical students at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

She enjoys the diversity of general practice and providing good quality patient-centred care. Her particular interests are Palliative Care and Women’s and Children’s Health.

Geraldine Vaughan

Trainer GP Practice: Quayside Medical Practice

Trainer Telephone: 01273 615000

(GP Partner) BM Southampton, MRCGP DFSRH, Fully Registered 2007

David Weinstein

Trainer GP Practice: Regency Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01273 600103

I’m originally a Londoner, but have been working at Regency Surgery in central Brighton since 2007. I love the diversity of our patient population. I’ve been a trainer since 2016, having previously supervised FY2s. I still work 1 day a week in the ED at the Princess Royal and when I’m not working, I enjoy sport and music.

Janet Wilson

Trainer GP Practice: Woodingdean Medical Centre

Trainer Telephone: 01273 307555

BSc MBBS DRCOG MRCGP(Southampton University – 1999)