Your Surgery Team
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Dr Anna Cross
I have worked in Alresford since 2005 having been a trainee in the practice at this stage. I qualified from Bristol University in 2000 and completed my GP training in Wessex in 2006 always knowing I wanted to being a GP, practicing in the heart of the community and providing high quality care for my patients at all different stages of life. I have been a partner in the practice since 2010 and my main responsibilities are being CQC lead and supporting our nurse and allied health care professionals.
I am passionate about education, changing with the times and supporting the next generation of GPs so I am a trainer and usually have a trainee working alongside me.
I have an interest in musculoskeletal medicine and can perform large joint injections.
I work clinically on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the practice.
When I am not in Alresford or working from home I can usually be found chasing after my two Labradors, watching my sons on a sports field or keeping myself fit on a Peloton bike.
Dr Paul Webb
I qualified from Nottingham University in 2005 and, after completing my GP training in Derby, I moved to Alresford in 2010 and have been a partner at the practice ever since.
I have a clinical interest in contraception and fit both coils and implants at the surgery. I am also a GP Trainer helping support both the next generation of GPs coming through and organising the education for the Trainers in our local area.
I work clinically at the surgery Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Outside of the practice I have a keen interest in DIY, having recently knocked down and rebuilt my own house, and two children who are exceedingly good at keeping me busy.
BM BS BMedSci MRCGP DFSRH Qualified 2005 Nottingham
Surgeries: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Special interest: Long acting contraceptive devices including coil and implant fitting
Dr Ben Saunders
I qualified from Imperial College School of Medicine in London in 2011. I initially focused on surgical training and I gained my membership to the Royal College of Surgeons in 2015. My career interest changed and I completed my GP training in the Mid-Hampshire region. I qualified in 2018 and joined the Alresford Surgery as a partner soon after.
I have a keen interest in musculoskeletal medicine and have completed higher training and examination to earn the post graduate diploma from the faculty of sport and exercise medicine.
With these skills I undertake joint injections and minor surgery clinic lists.
I am the link GP for the primary care network forging links and services with neighbouring practices. I am child safeguarding and practice medicines lead and have recently become a GP trainer.
My working days at the practice are all day Monday, Wednesday, Friday and also Tuesday afternoons.
Outside of the practice I enjoy all spending time with my family, our dog or competing in triathlon.
MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCS (Eng), MRCGP, DFSEM(UK) Qualified 2011 Imperial College London
Surgeries: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Dr Marie Dodd
I qualified from Nottingham in 2009 and after completing my Foundation Training, moved back to my roots in Hampshire. I have worked at the Alresford Surgery since 2014 and joined the partnership in 2020. I have a keen interest in Women’s Health and run clinics fitting both coils and implants on alternate Wednesday mornings. I also lead on Adult Safeguarding and Diabetes. I have always been passionate about medicine and enjoy the variety which general practice offers.
My routine working days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family, walking the dog and baking.
BM BS BMedSci MRCGP DFSRH Qualified 2009 Nottingham
Surgeries: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Special interest: Long acting contraceptive devices including coil and implant fitting
Dr Hannah Harring
I completed my medical training locally at Southampton University, qualifying in 2013 and undertaking all my training placements in Winchester and Southampton hospitals. I was a registrar, here at Alresford for a 6 month period so knew I liked the practice before I applied for the job! I started in January 21 and work on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning. I am currently studying for a diploma in Sexual Health and have a real interest in women’s health and paediatrics.
Before medicine, I did 9 years as a Royal Artillery officer in the British Army, I then went off to medical school sponsored by the Army and did a few years in its service before family life needed to take more of a front seat. I have two children aged 8 and 12 and spend the latter end of the week giving them my full attention. I am happily married and we as a family love to spend our free time in the mountains on skis or bikes or by the sea, surfing.
Usual sessions: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
Dr Charlotte Allberry
I started working in Alresford in 2022, after completing medical school in Edinburgh and then working in London for the next 12 years. I have always wanted to work in a small, friendly community, and Alresford so far fits the brief! I work Tuesdays to Fridays in the mornings, and my particular interests are sexual health and women’s health. I also am passionate about lifestyle medicine and try hard to follow my own advice, so on my day off I enjoy going for runs in the countryside!
Usual working days: Tuesday-Friday morning.
Currently on maternity leave, due to return 2024.
Dr. Samantha Powell
I trained in Southampton, qualifying as a Dr in 1998 having always wanted to be a GP. I went straight into my GP training in Winchester and qualified in 2003, taking up partnership in Romsey which I did for 12.5 yrs. Since I left there, I’ve worked in New Zealand and around Hampshire as a locum, before joining Alresford in 2022 as a retained GP.
A retained GP means that I have lots of other roles and so my clinical time is more limited so that I am able to do those roles. I am passionate about helping as many people as possible live healthier lives and to avoid suffering wherever possible, and also about our colleagues as they progress through their medical careers, both within GP and in other specialities.
My specialist interests are the mind-body connection and how the way we think impacts the way we feel. In my spare time (what spare time?!!) I sing in a local choir, run and play racket ball and occasionally play African drums. My working days are generally Thursday and Friday, but I am lucky enough to be flexible because of my other roles, so you might find me there on other days too.
Usual working days: Thursdays and Fridays (but with some variability)
Dr. John Robinson
I completed medical training at Edinburgh University in 2006 and since then have acquired a broad range of experience in hospital medicine and general practice in Scotland, New Zealand, Yorkshire and Hampshire.
I now live in Kingsworthy and have no intention of ever moving again. I have been happily working at Alresford Surgery since February 2023.
I work all day Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.
Dr. John Foreman
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2017 prior to completing my foundation training in Dorset. Following this, I moved locally with my family to train as a general practitioner. My final year of GP training was spent at Alresford Surgery and I am very pleased to have remained here as a permanent addition to the team ever since.
I work every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. In my time off I enjoy spending time with my young family and being outdoors as much as possible.
Surgeries: All day Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner
I have been working in healthcare for 14 years and qualified as a Registered Nurse in 2016 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
I have been working within District Nursing for the past six years and now join Alresford Surgery as a Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
I am passionate about palliative/end of life care, urgent care and Parkinsons Disease.
I work Monday – Friday and my weekends are spent with my family and dog – normally walking in the woods or at the park!
I qualified in 1993 having completed my training at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. Following this I moved to Southampton where I worked on an acute medical ward. I then travelled and worked in Australia for a year before returning to Southampton to work on a cardiothoracic ward. I then joined the team in Winchester ICU where I worked for the next 11 years. Following the birth of my daughter I went into research as I wanted more family friendly hours. I joined Alresford Surgery in 2011 and have gradually increased my hours and experience. My main interest is diabetes and womens health. My spare time is spent with my family. I try to keep active walking my dogs and doing pilates. When time, weather and motivation allows I also jog and cycle.
Usual working days: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday.
I have worked at Alresford Surgery since 2016, with 14 years’ prior experience working in General Practice.
I trained as a RGN at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, qualifying in 1990. After a year, I moved back to Hampshire and started working in Oncology at St. Luke’s in Guildford. I continued to work in this speciality, in hospital & community roles until 2002 when I made the move to Primary Care.
I have always enjoyed the diversity of our role and have a particular interest in travel and women’s health. I also run the respiratory clinics for our patients with Asthma & COPD
My usual working days are Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
Outside of work I enjoy a busy life with my husband & dogs. I am a keen trail runner and will normally be in training for my next challenge.
I have worked as a practice nurse at the Alresford surgery since the beginning of February 2022. Prior to this post I was a sister in the Emergency Department at Winchester hospital where I worked for over 13 years. I enjoy all aspects of practice nursing and have a particular interest in women’s health and immunisations for babies and young children.
My usual working days are Mondays and Thursdays.
On my days off, I enjoy long walks in the countryside and looking after my two young daughters, who keep me very busy!
I have recently joined Alresford Surgery at the beginning of September ’23. I previously worked in the Community as a Registered Nurse Associate.
However, Practice Nursing for me provides career progression and has always been an area I have wanted to work in, due to the variety of specialisms.
My interests are around prevention and education however I am very much so, passionate when it comes to wound care.
On the flip side, outside of work I enjoy exploring new outdoor places with my family and our Border Collie. I love cooking and especially baking but only when I have the time to do so!
Usual working days: Monday – Friday
I have worked at Alresford Surgery since 1996, initially with the Health Visiting Team and also as a Phlebotomist.
I joined the Practice Nursing team in 2000 and undertook training to allow me to assist the team with numerous clinical procedures. My job is very interesting and varied and no two days are the same! My particular interest is diabetes and prediabetes. Health education and promoting patient wellbeing is my passion.
I work Monday and Tuesday.
My spare time is spent gardening, walking/working my dogs and looking after my grandchildren
Usual working days: Monday & Tuesday all day.
Sheryl runs a Phlebotomy clinic for us every Monday & also provides us with bank cover when required.
I trained to be a Phlebotomist in 2016 after a 27 year career with John Lewis.
My training was done at St Thomas’s hospital London which was an amazing experience. I then secured a Phlebotomy role at the Royal Surrey Hospital.
I moved to Chawton Park Surgery in 2017 where I was a receptionist and did Phlebotomy when required. I moved into the Nurses team there permanently until I left this year.
I was delighted to become part of the Alresford Surgery team July 2023 working Wednesday and Thursday mornings 8:30 – 13:00.
Health & Wellbeing Coach
Health & Wellness Coach
I joined The Alresford Surgery in May 2023 as a Health and Wellbeing Coach and am currently predominantly doing Health Checks. Previous to this, I worked at The Winchester Spine Centre in Winchester for 8 years.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends, walking my dog, skiing, playing tennis, running and yoga.
My working days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Assistant Operations Manager
Usual working days: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri.
Practice Business Manager
I joined The Alresford Surgery in 2017 as Practice Business Manager, having relocated to Alresford from Brighton where I worked for another surgery in the same role.
My role encompasses the overall management of the entire surgery.
I have lived in Alresford since 2017 and have always enjoyed working in an organisation which is central to the community. I usually work every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and when I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my family and walking my dog.
I joined the staff at Alresford Surgery in 2003, initially as Medical Secretary, and was promoted to the management team in 2007. My role includes:
• rota planning and managing the assorted clinical responsibilities for our GPs.
• Ensuring our GP trainees are supported
• Patient liaison including feedback and complaint responses as well as Patient Forum meetings.
• Room and equipment management
• Governance and preparation for external reviews and inspections
I have lived in Alresford for over thirty years and enjoy working in an organisation which is central to the community. I usually work every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and when I’m not at work I enjoy swimming, singing in a local choir and trips to the theatre or cinema.
HR & Patient Communications Manager
I joined the staff at Alresford Surgery in 2011, initially as a member of the Winchester & Rural Health Visiting team, and then to the management team in 2014. My role includes:
• Rota planning and managing the assorted clinical responsibilities for our Nursing team.
• Recruiting & inducting new starters.
• Co-ordinating the annual Flu & Covid campaigns.
• Keeping our website, social media & patient newsletters up to date.
I have lived in Alresford all of my life and enjoy working in an organisation which is central to the community. I usually work every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, when I’m not at work I enjoy walking my young rescue dog, cooking & spending time with my family.
Senior Care Co-Ordinator
I joined the staff at Alresford Surgery in November 2023 as a Senior Care-coordinator. Previously I worked for Winchester Rural North and East Primary Care Network as a Pharmacy Technician which supported 6 local surgeries, including Alresford Surgery.
My role includes:
• Reception team lead
• Liaising with the clinical and management teams to ensure patients healthcare needs are met
I have lived in Alresford all of my life and enjoy working in an organisation which is central to the community. I usually work Tuesday – Friday and when I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my young family.