Meet the Team

Doctors

Dr James Fisher – GP Senior Partner

MRCGP MBBS MSc BSc

Dr Fisher has been working at Acle Surgery as a GP for approximately seven years. Prior to joining Acle, he worked in psychiatry in London. His main interests are in skin conditions and minor surgery, including excision of lesions and joint injections. Understandably, he has a long-standing interest in severe and enduring mental health problems from his time working in the capital. He lives locally with his wife and enjoys swimming, sailing on the Broads, and spending time with family.

Dr Sadasivam Sivamalar – GP Partner

MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP

I graduated in 1995. After having worked in the north of England, I have been settled in Norwich since 2003. I completed my GP training in Norwich and have been a GP since 2009. I am keen on all aspects of General Practice including health promotion and disease prevention. I have a particular interest in Women’s health. Outside of work, I keep busy spending time with my husband and two children. I also enjoy walking and cooking.

Dr Rachel Christie – GP Partner

MRCGP, MBChB, BSc

I joined Acle Medical Partnership in 2021 as a partner. I completed my medical degree at the Univer-sity of Leicester and also have a BSc in Psychology from the University of Nottingham. I returned to my hometown of Norwich to complete my Foundation Training and GP Speciality Training on the Norwich scheme and have worked in the Norfolk & Norwich and James Paget University Hospi-tals. Since completing my GP training I have worked in North Norfolk and enjoy the mix of urban and rural communities that working in this part of Norfolk brings. I enjoy all areas of general practice and particularly enjoy women’s health. I am a qualified GP trainer and am looking forward to introducing doctors who are training to be GPs into our team at Acle Medical Practice later this year. I hope you will be able to support these doctors, and our practice, by taking part in consultations with them. Outside of work, I enjoy family life with my husband and two school age children, and I enjoy reading, running and a spot of baking.

Dr Nicky Carroll – GP Partner

MRCGP MBBS BA

former degree in Politics and International Development. I’m passionate about General Practice and particularly enjoy understanding what’s important to our patients. I have a special interest in lifestyle medicine and prevention alongside addressing health inequalities. I live locally with my husband, young family and a lively Labrador. I generally enjoy being active and outdoors, particularly on our beautiful beaches. I’m pleased to announce that since April 2024 I am now a partner of the practice and I’m looking forward to working with an excellent and positive team.

Dr Julia L Chandler – GP

MBBS 2003 DRCOG 2007 DFSRH 2008 nMRCGP 2009

Dr Chandler has worked as a salaried GP at Acle Medical Partnership since 2009. She has previously worked at the Norwich Family Planning clinic and has an interest in contraception and women’s health including the menopause. She can provide the full range of long-acting reversible contraceptives including implants and ‘coils.’ She teaches year 2 medical students from Norwich Medical School at the Practice, as well as being involved in some teaching on UEA campus as an Associate Tutor. She enjoys her veggie patch, spending time on the Norfolk coast and walking in our beautiful Norfolk countryside.

Dr Anna Storrs – GP

MRCGP MBBS IBSc

Hi, I am Anna. I work as a salaried GP for 5 sessions per week. I am recently back from maternity leave, and am enjoying seeing you all for your wide variety of problems. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my young family, and time permitting I like crafting, wild swimming and reading.

Dr Simon Morris – GP

MB ChB MRCGP FRACGP

I qualified from Bristol Medical School in 1995. I obtained by MRCGP in 2002 and spent 20 years as a full time partner at Ludham Surgery, until spending over a year in Australia where I obtained my Fellowship for General Practice in Queensland. I love the sea and water and enjoy a sport called outrigging- sea kayaking . I am very fortunate to have been offered the opportunity to work at such a good surgery.

Dr Rachel Thomson – GP

MB ChB, MRCGP, DFSRH

I’ve been a GP for 25 + years having qualified in Liverpool then GP training in York. Within General Practice I have an interest in contraception – especially ‘long acting – LARC’ and women’s health. A GP partner initially but then have moved around the country with my husband’s work. I hope we are now settled in Norfolk ! We have two ‘just grown up’ children and two English Springer Spaniels.

Clinical/Nursing Team


Advanced Paramedic

Nick Seddon

Advanced Paramedic

Nurse Practitioners

Lucy Molineux

Nurse Practitioner

Georgie Snow

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered Nurse who is trained to assess patient needs, clinically examine and diagnose a range of minor illnesses and minor injuries.

They are able to refer to other specialities where required; order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests, diagnose illness and disease, prescribe medication and formulate treatment plans.


Physicians Associate

Louisa Twining

Physicians Associate

Nurses

Jodie Hickin

Nurse Manager

Sam Crosswell

Nurse Manager

Jenny Windley

Practice Nurse

Deborah Mann

Practice Nurse

Cait Chalk

Practice Nurse

Beth Garrood

Practice Nurse

Practice Nurses are qualified and registered Nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks, cervical smears, routine injections, immunisations (travel and childhood), suture/clip removal and dressings.


Healthcare Assistants

Liz Kern

HCA

Siobhan Overman

Health and Wellbeing Coach

Healthcare assistants support practice Nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), dressings, foot checks (diabetic), suture removal, flu immunisations, ECG’s and blood pressure measurement. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or Doctor requests one.


Phlebotomists

Lisa Sleeman

Phlebotomist

Practice Team

Practice Management

Tee Randall

Partnership Business Manager

Victoria Docwra

Practice Manager

Erin

HR & Operation Support Manager

Finance

Sarah

Finance Administrator

Patient Records Management

Tracey

Jodie

Charlotte


Care Coordinator

Lisa

Care Coordinator

Rosa

Care Coordinator

Katie

Care Coordinator

Karen

Care Coordinator

Reception Team

Abbe

Reception Manager

Claire

Senior Receptionist

Debbie

Receptionist

Kay

Receptionist

Deborah

Receptionist

Glenys

Receptionist

Megan

Receptionist

Summarisers

Deborah

Summariser

Amy

Summariser

Chris

Summariser

Secretaries

Julia

Secretaries

Sue

Secretaries

Anita

Secretaries

Dispensary Team

Dispensers

Megan

Dispensary Manager

Wendy

Senior Dispenser

Nikki

Dispenser

George

Dispenser

Noreen

Dispenser

Stephanie

Dispenser

Tracey

Dispenser

Linda

Dispenser

Natalie

Dispenser

Libby

Dispenser

Katie

Dispenser

Jan

Dispenser

Pharmacy Team

Daisy

Clinical Pharmacist

Delivery Drivers

Olly

Delivery Driver

Chris

Delivery Driver

Healthcare Team

Community Midwives

The midwife based in the community works from Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre. Her role is to help expectant mothers with all aspects of their healthcare during and after their pregnancy.

To organise antenatal care for your pregnancy you can self refer to either Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital or James Paget University Hospital


District Nursing

The District Nurses carry out various procedures in your own home, and act as an extension of our team at the health centre for those patients who are housebound.


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.