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 Margaret Mansi

Dr Mansi graduated in 2009 in Sudan, northern Africa and has an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) degree. Dr Mansi loves general practice, but also has a huge interest in paediatrics and Women's Health. In her spare time, Dr Mansi likes to stay active with swimming and also likes to travel.

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.

Nurse Practitioners

Ronnie Redstone

Paramedic Practitioner

Ronnie joined the practice in February 2015 after many years in the ambulance service. Working alongside the duty doctor, Ronnie mainly visits patients in the community.

Nurses

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.

Alison Richardson

I worked at Barnham Medical Centre for 8 years before transferring to Avisford Medical Group 18 years ago. I trained in Yeovil, Somerset in 1981, and qualified in 1984, following which I worked in both hospitals and in the community. I now work part-time at both Middleton and Yapton. I specialise in respiratory illness, receiving my asthma diploma in 1999. I also carry out heart disease checks, cervical cytology, childhood immunisations and general treatment room duties. I am married with four children, two dogs and numerous fish. When I have any free time, I enjoy walking, swimming and socialising!

Julie Cleeves

I qualified as a RGN in 1990 and have been a practice nurse since 2005. I specialise in diabetes for adults and also see patients for treatment room procedures. I am married with 2 grown up children.

Samantha Seare

Diabetic Nurse/Treatment Room Nurse

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.

Julie Logan

Health Care Assistant/ Phlebotomist

Angela Davies

Health Care Assistant/ Phlebotomist

Charlotte Bullard

Health Care Assistant/ Phlebotomist

Likes to be known as "Lottie"

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.

Administration

Our Admin Team carries out business and quality assurance tasks.

Reception

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.

Midwives

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.