Mid Sussex Trainers

Justin Baseley

Trainer GP Practice: Ashdown Forest HC

Trainer Telephone: 01342 822 131

About Justin:

I have been a partner in the Practice since 2001 and established training in the Practice in 2008. Outside of the Practice I have a family with 3 young children and various animals to look after including pigs and alpacas.

Qualifications: MB BS (London 1996) BSc DGM DRCOG FRCGP

Lara Belle (Programme Director)

Trainer GP Practice: The Brow MC

Trainer Telephone: 01444 246 123

About Lara

I qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School just before it became Imperial and joined The Brow Medical Centre in 2003 having been a registrar for the Mid Sussex VTS. I loved the VTS too much to leave it so became a Programme Director for the Mid Sussex VTS a couple of years later. I think General Practice is the most amazing job in the world and I am passionate about education. I also have a special interest in Dermatology with weekly GPwSI clinics and regular minor ops sessions. Personally and as a practice we are very involved with CCG activities too. Outside of work I have three young children who keep me busy, entertained and harassed, and l enjoy being creative if ever time permits!

Qualifications: MBBS BSc MRCGP PGcert

Katie Briggs

Trainer GP Practice: Ouse Valley Practice

Trainer Telephone: 01444 405 750

Sadhana Brydie (Programme Director)

Trainer GP Practice: Courtyard Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01403 330 320

Qualifictions: MBBS, MD, DFSRH, MRCGP

(Registered London 1990)

Sue Carter

Trainer GP Practice: Newtons Practice

Trainer Telephone: 01444 412 280

Sue Trainer:

I have been working at Newtons Practice since 2012, before that I worked in general practice in Crawley. I enjoy being part of a large multi professional team with GP registrars as part of that team. Outside work I like to spend time with family and friends, and enjoy walking, swimming and cycling.

Katie Carter

Cowfold Medical Group,

St Peters Close


RH13 8DN

01403 864204


Daphne Coutroubis

Trainer GP Practice The Village

Trainer Telephone 01403 730 016

About Daphne:

Became a trainer in 2020.

Qualifications: MBBS (London 2006) MRCGP (2015) DFSRH

Alex Dombrowe

Trainer GP Practice: The Meadows Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01444 242 860

About Trainer:

I trained at Oxford University, qualifying in 1998. After a brief spell in the North West working in A+E and completing the DTM&H at Liverpool University, I moved to Brighton in 2000 and joined the Mid Sussex VTS. Following completion of training I joined the Meadows surgery in 2003 as a full time partner. I believe that General Practice is the jewel in the NHS crown, and although there are huge challenges, believe that the future of the NHS relies on strong primary care. I value continuity of care and enjoy the daily challenge of the variety of consultations and presentations.

I am the practice respiratory lead. I also do minor surgery and joint injections. I am the practice CCG lead.

Having been an associate tutor for medical students at BSMS for several years, the next progression in teaching was postgraduate. I became a trainer in early 2016. The Meadows is a very friendly place to work with a good patient mix. I aim to create a supportive environment with exposure to the whole breadth of what General Practice has to offer. Two ST3s in recent years have stayed on as salaried colleagues.

I live in Brighton and have 2 boys. I enjoy live music and try to go to concerts – be it Metallica or Mahler – when I can. I have rowed since university and still train and race for Ardingly Rowing Club. Both my boys play rugby and I am a youth rugby coach at Hove RFC.

Qualifications: BMBCh, MRCGP, MA(Oxon), DTM&H, DRCOG(2001), PGCert.(Med Ed.)

Susan Ferrier

Trainer GP Practice: Cuckfield MC

Trainer Telephone: 01444 458 738

Elinor Flatman

Trainer GP Practice: Ship Street Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01342 325 959

Elizabeth Gill

Trainer GP Practice: Buxted MC

Trainer Telephone: 01825 732 333

Qualifications: BA (Hons) MBBS MRCGP PGCE

Qualified from St. Bartholomew’s Medical school in London

Matt Greenwood

Trainer GP Practice: Courtyard Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01403 330 320

About Matt:

Became a trainer in 2020.

Qualifications: BSc MBBS MRCGP St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London 2006

Jessie Gulsin

Trainer GP Practice: The Brow MC

Trainer Telephone: 01444 246 123

Janet Hardingham

Trainer GP Practice: Ouse Valley Practice

Trainer Telephone: 01444 405 750

About Janet:

I qualified in 1987 from Nottingham. I then did my VTS in Mid Sussex, completing the DRCOG, DFFP and the MRCGP during that time and shortly after. I became a GP partner at the practice in 1996.

I bring enthusiasm, a caring nature and a healthy dose of pragmatism to my role as a GP, which I love. I enjoy teaching and learning which is just an extension of my GP job. I work part time and my home life is very important to me.

My skills outside medicine lie in chicken-rearing, vegetable gardening, going to festivals/clubs/live music and dancing a lot, swimming and drinking champagne.

Qualfications: BMedSci BM BS DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP.

Senior Partner

David Holwell

Trainer GP Practice: Park Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01403 330 266

Qualifications: MB BS MRCGP DRCOG BSc

Charing Cross Hospital Medical School (1986)

Leonie Hyder

Trainer GP Practice: The Village

Trainer Telephone: 01403 730 016

About Leonie:

I graduated from Nottingham Medical School and moved to Sussex for my GPVTS. I qualified as a GP in 2006 and was a partner and GP trainer in Crawley before moving to the Village Surgery in 2015.

We are a fairly small practice of 4 partners with a rapidly expanding practice population. I have enjoyed sharing and spreading my enthusiasm for training in the practice, and have been well supported by the whole team.

Outside of general practice, I have 2 young children that keep me very busy, and we particularly enjoy our family holidays.

Liz Jenkins

Trainer GP Practice: Northlands Wood Practice

Trainer Telephone: 01444 458 022

About Liz:


I qualified from St Mary’s Paddington (now Imperial) and after house jobs in 1987, I did anaesthetics in Worthing but realised that it was a bit boring so joined the old Cuckfield GP scheme in 1988 when the hospital was army Nissan huts!

I was involved in the “Jumbulances” that transported patients to the brand new PRH. My husband (Rob) is senior partner at the Cuckfield and Vale practice. I was the first “part time partner” in Haywards Heath when I joined Dolphins practice in 1992. Northlands Wood branch surgery became independent from the main Dolphins surgery in October 2001 and our purpose built surgery opened shortly after.

I have two wonderful children and in a previous life enjoyed lots of horse riding but now stick to bridge, badminton and two book clubs!

Emmeline Kane

Trainer GP: Practice Moatfield Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01342 327 555

About Emmeline:

Trainer from January 2017

Terry Lynch

Trainer GP Practice: MSHC Hassocks

Trainer Telephone: 01273 834 388

About Terry:

Trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, qualifying in 2001.

After working in London and Surrey he completed his GP training in Guildford before starting at Hassocks in July 2008. He is a GP Trainer – supervising qualified doctors in their final stages of training towards becoming fully fledged GPs.

He enjoys outdoor pursuits and tries to keep fit on an indoor rowing machine. He is married and has 2 kids to keep him on his toes.


Mark Lythgoe

Trainer GP Practice: Judges Close Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01342 317 820

Qualifications: MBBS DA DRCOG MRCGP (Charing Cross 1984)

Huw Morris

Trainer GP Practice: Northlands Wood

Trainer Telephone: 01444 458 022

About: I trained at UCL and graduated in 1998. I have been a partner at Northlands Wood since 2005. We are a well-established training practice with an experienced and highly supportive team. 

I like all aspects of community medicine and have an additional interest in Men’s Health and MSK.

Although highly rewarding, I know GP can be challenging and I believe it is important to prioritise wellbeing and achieve a healthy work-life balance. Outside work I can often be found running on the downs, swimming in the sea or riding my bike. I’m married with 2 girls and a dog. I also grow chillies, play the guitar and listen to indie music

Qualifications: MBBS, BSc, DRCOG, MRCGP Registered London 1998

Elisabeth Murchison

Trainer GP Practice: Newtons Practice

Trainer Telephone: 01444 412 280

Qualifications: MB ChB (Edinburgh 1986) DGM FPA Cert MRCGP

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education.

Phinal Patel

Riverside Medical Practice

48 Worthing Road


West Sussex

RH12 1UD

01403 274700


Ragu Rajan

Trainer GP Practice: Newick HC

Trainer Telephone: 01825 722 272

About Ragu:

I qualified from St George’s London in 2002, did my house jobs and a medical rotation around London and then in an enlightened moment it dawned upon me that I wanted to become a GP so joined the VTS scheme in Croydon (London). I worked as a salaried GP in urban South London for a few years initially, then with all the changes that were happening within the NHS I wanted to gain more business and management experience so decided to work for Pfizer as a medical advisor and also completed an MBA. I joined Mid Downs as a partner in 2012 and I am the Diabetic lead for the Practice. I am also on the board of the High Weald Lewes Havens CCG.

I enjoy playing tennis, skiing, travelling and the odd run along the seafront.


Jo Thomson

Trainer GP Practice: MSHC Hurstpierpoint

Trainer Telephone: 01273 834 388

About Jo:

I qualified from Kings College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London in 1997. I completed my VTS training in Mid Sussex and have worked in General Practice in Mid Sussex since 2001.

I have worked as a locum, a salaried GP and currently as a partner in Mid Sussex and have also spent time working as a GP in New Zealand where my family and I spent a sabbatical in 2008-10. I also work for our neighbouring Coastal West Sussex CCG as a Macmillan GP and cancer lead on one day per week.

I had a fantastic trainer who enthused me and I wanted to share some of my enthusiasm for General Practice with the next generation of GPs. I am fortunate that in our large practice of nearly 20,000 patients we have 3 trainers who support our trainees and we have a brilliant team of both clinical and non-clinical staff who are equally involved with education and training within the practice.

Outside of work I spend a lot of time on the side of rugby and netball pitches and, when time allows, in my garden and walking my dog.

Claudia Williams

Trainer GP Practice: Moatfield Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01342 327 555

About Claudia:

I have worked at Moatfield for 5 years, initially as a salaried GP, now as a partner. I trained in London (my own scheme) then worked in central London, then South London as a partner for 7 years before an interlude abroad.

I had wanted to become a GP trainer for some time and I have really enjoyed supervising Foundation doctors and trainees over the last 3 years. (I also teach medical students ). Working with 2 other trainers in the practice is very helpful and our management team are supportive of trainees.

I also work as a clinical adviser for NHS England and a GP Mentor for HEKSS. I have too many children and feel very lucky to be able to do an interesting job which is part-time. I work 3 days a week at Moatfield. Moatfield is a great place to work because it is organised and full of proactive staff trying to get things right. At Moatfield we have a great mixture of GPs with different interests and experience available as a resource. Regular clinical meetings are a great opportunity to share challenges and learn from each other.

Hugo Wilson (Programme Director)

Trainer GP Practice: MSHC Hurstpierpoint

Trainer Telephone: 01273 834 388

About Hugo:

Trained at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals, qualifying in 1997.

Started at Hurstpierpoint in June 2006 and is a GP Trainer, supervising qualified Doctors in their final stages of training towards becoming fully fledged GPs.

He is lead for the Parctice on GP Training, Research and IT, and a GP Appraiser for West Sussex.

He is lead for the Practice on GP Training, Research and IT.

Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking on the South Downs, tennis, running, and playing guitar in a local band. He is married and has 3 boys.


Inke Wolff

Trainer GP Practice: Park Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01403 330 266

Qualifications: MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH University of Giesen (2000)

Paul Woods

Trainer GP Practice: Holbrook Surgery

Trainer Telephone: 01403 339 818

About Paul:

Paul graduated from The Royal London Hospital in 1991 and completed his GP Training on the Crawley/Horsham VTS in 1995.

He is married with two daughters and lives in Horsham.

His interests include squash, cycling, walking his 3 dogs, Crystal Palace Football Club (don’t laugh!), motorsport and, indeed, anything to do with cars.