Our Staff

GP Partners

Dr Tej Bansil

Dr Bansil joined the Practice after completing his training locally in April 2014. Dr Bansil specialises in the treatment of patients with diabetes and is the Practice's Child Safeguarding lead GP. He also runs joint injection clinics. From 1st July 2016, Dr Bansil became the CQC registered manager and is Senior GP Partner of the Practice. Conflict of interest declaration - Dr Bansil, is also Clinical Director Regis Primary Care Network (PCN) - Rural Neighbourhood.

Dr Mark Sidney

Dr Sidney qualified at St George’s Hospital in London in 2006. Following this, he worked at Worthing Hospital for two years in various specialties before moving to St Richard’s Hospital as an SHO. He started his GP training at the Cathedral Surgery in Chichester and then came to us here at Avisford on two occasions first as an ST1 and an ST2. Dr Sidney has an interest in military history and archery and enjoys walking his labrador (Chewy!). After being a salaried GP for more than 3 years, he became a partner in the Practice from 1st of April 2016. Dr Sidney is the Practice's Adult Safeguarding GP. He is also the Practice's lead for the care of elderly patients and those receiving palliative care. He is also our antibiotic lead GP.

Other Doctors

Dr Heather Beaumont

Dr Beaumont joined the Practice in 2016 and runs clinics at both Yapton Surgery and Middleton Medical Centre. She also runs 6-week postnatal mother and baby checks. Dr Beaumont's interests include Women's Health: menopause, fertility and contraception including coils and implants.

Dr Victoria Beattie

Dr Beattie has been a GP in West Sussex for 15 years and she currently divides her time between the practice and West Sussex CCG. Dr Beattie's interests include Women's Health: Contraception, menopause and fertility.

Katarzyna Lisowski

Dr Lisowski joined the practice as a salaried GP in 2018. she qualified from Cardiff University in 2010. After qualifying, she worked as a junior doctor in various specialities at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and St Richards Hospital, Chichester before moving on to General Practice training which she completed in 2018. She holds clinics at both sites in Yapton and Middleton-on-sea and specialises in 6-8 week mother and baby checks. Outside of work, Dr Lisowski enjoys orienteering, riding her mountain bike and running.

Dr Brenda Gorrie

Dr Brenda Gorrie qualified in 1995 at St. Bartholomew's Medical College in London. She carried out surgical training at the Membership of Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS). Dr Gorrie has been studying general practice now for 18 years locally in Chichester, Littlehampton and now here. In 2003, she qualified as a MRC GP and also has the following qualifications: BSC(hons), MBBS, MRCS, MRCGP, DRCOG and DFFP. Dr Gorrie specialises in many different fields of the NHS; minor surgery, female health, dermatology, joint injections, contraception, coil fitting & removal, implants and mother and baby checks.


Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Practice Management

Paul Lovell

Practice Manager

Paul joined the practice in May 2021 and is the Practice Business Manager, based at Yapton Surgery. He is responsible for the overall management of the Practice. He manages the staff and looks after the day-to-day operation of both surgeries, ably assisted by an experienced team. He works closely with the GP Partners regarding the Practice's strategy and direction.


Our Admin Team carries out business and quality assurance tasks.


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.

Community Nurses

As part of the Primary Health Care Trust, the Community Nurses work in partnership with patients, their families, carers and other health care services. The Community Nurses are NOT employed by the Practice. For those patients who are housebound, our service offers skilled nursing care, advice and support.

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.


The midwifery service is provided by Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust; the Practice has an allocated midwife who sees patients at Yapton Surgery and at home.

Palliative Care

The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) is a practice-based system to improve the organisation and quality of palliative care services for patients who are at home in their last year of life. The practice regularly meets with a Specialist Nurse from St Wilfrid's Hospice and the Community Nursing Team.