Our Staff

Our excellent team!

At Peninsula Practice, we have a team of people living in our communities who work with passion and expertise to provide the healthcare that you, our patients, need.

You might not see all of us, as many of us work behind the scenes, but we are there to ensure that the service we provide you is the best it can be.

From your first interaction with a care navigator, to consultations with the dispensers, nurses, doctors, social prescriber, to the administration team and medical secretaries, we are working hard for you.

Doctors

DR LINDSEY CROCKETT

BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH (Senior Partner).

Female. Qualified in 1999 at Royal London and Barts hospital. She was a GP in Surrey until January 2010 when she moved to Suffolk. “In the time I’ve been here I’ve felt privileged to be part of an excellent team where the individual needs of every patient is attended to. I have particular interest in women's health, drug & alcohol issues, and emotional health.”

DR JAFAR SHAHABI

MD, MSc, MRCGP (Partner)

Male. Dr Shahabi qualified in medicine from the Shahid-Beheshti University in Tehran in 2004. After working for a couple of years in Iran, he moved to the UK in 2008. He studied Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Neuroscience at Roehampton University in London. He then moved to Suffolk in 2011 and did his training at the Peninsula Practice and Ipswich hospital. He returned to the Peninsula Practice in 2021. “After working for years in Ipswich, I decided to come back to Peninsula Practice, as I had such an amazing experience and feeling to work for such a wonderful practice and patients.”

DR GIHAN NANAYAKKARA

Ph.D., MRCGP., MbChB., BSc (Salaried GP)

Male. Having studied as an undergraduate and then going on to research tropical disease and dermatology at King's, Guy's and St Thomas' London, he qualified in medicine in 2011 from Warwick University. Dr Nanayakkara moved to Suffolk in 2014 where he did part of his GP training at the Peninsula Practice, before joining as a salaried GP in 2017. “I had such a wonderful and welcoming experience training at the Peninsula Practice, from staff and patients alike, that I was certain I wanted to return to join the team."

DR IAN RUDLAND

DR MOHAMMAD JUBAYER

Salaried GP

Practice Management

The Practice Manager ensures that all the processes within the surgery run smoothly. The role includes the operational day-to-day responsibilities and dealing with non-clinical issues as they arise.

KAY GOODCHILD-CRITCHLEY

Practice Manager

Team & Area Leads

JO CROSS

Medical Secretary Lead

LOUISE HO

Nurse Lead

MARLENE SCRIVENER

Dispensary Lead

NATALIE CHENEY

Finance & Research Lead

SARAH FIDDES

Navigator Lead & Patient Liaison Officer

GP Trainees

DR GORDANA KOVACEVIC

DR KAUSHIKI BALACHANDIRAN

DR MAHMOUD ELSHARKAWY

DR SOPHIE BEALES

Nurse Practitioners

Our very experienced Nurse Practitioners work alongside the doctors in the practice to provide medical services. They hold their own Nurse Practitioner surgeries where they see patients to diagnose and treat both new and long-term conditions, this includes prescribing a wide range of medicines.

CARLY MCKERNAN

DipHe, Bsc(Hons), Msc(Hons) Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Nurses

A General Practice Nurse can help you stay healthy throughout every stage of your life. They deliver childhood and adult immunizations. They can support you with long-term conditions like asthma and diabetes and they also provide family planning and screening services. They’ll also help you adopt a healthier lifestyle offering tools to stop smoking or lose weight.

LINDSAY SMITH

NORA FOR-SZABO

Practice Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

ROSIE JONES

MEGAN HALLET

Phlebotomists

JULIE SUMMERS

Administration

Administration staff are less frequently seen by our patients but equally important. The team behind-the-scene ensures records are updated, letters get sent and referrals are made, to name but a few of their responsibilities.

ALISON QUILTER-CUDWORTH

Medical Secretary

BOOGIE THOMPSON

Marketing Administrator

JULIE SUMMERS

MELANIE BUNTON

SAGE NORMAN

REBECCA NEWARK

Carer and Safeguarding Administrator

Care Navigators

Our Care Navigators are often the first contact you have with the practice. They have a difficult job but are always trying to help. When you call the surgery to make an appointment, our Care Navigators will ask you the reason for your call in order for them to direct you to the most appropriate health care professional. All our staff are trained in confidentiality.

DEBORAH OSBORNE

GEORGIA TILLSON

KAILEY MICHAEL

KEVIN RYAN

LINDA BARLEY

MARIE ALDRICH

SALLY FITZWALTER

Dispensers

DEBORAH BLOOMFIELD

CLAIRE BUTTLE

REBECCA GREEN

GINA SMITH

AMBER SNOWDON

Social Prescribers (Community Connectors)

Social prescribers can help with a wide range of emotional and practical matters that may be affecting your health and wellbeing. They have expert knowledge on the support services and groups that are active in your local community. By listening to what matters to you, they can help connect you to local groups, services and activities that will support you to make positive changes to your health and wellbeing.

KAREN FRENCH

Social Prescriber

Primary Care Network

Primary Care Networks (PCN) are groups of GP practices working closely together - along with other healthcare staff and organisations - providing integrated services to the local population. This enables us to offer additional services, and as more PCN staff are recruited patients may be contacted by the PCN staff when appropriate within their clinical care.

JO CLARKE

NSFT Mental Health Hub

LAUREN DONKIN

Patient Coordinator

KAYLEIGH GILMORE

Pharmacy Technician

KATIE GREEN

Patient Coordinator

BHARGAVI GUVVALA

Lead Pharmacist MSc, IPP

SARAH LAWRENCE

Patient Coordinator

KARAN BROWN

VICTORIA PHIPPS

Pharmacy Technician

CHLOE PROCTOR

PCN contracts and IT Administrator

KYLE TANNER

Physiotherapist

SOPHIE WALKER

Patient Coordinator

RYAN WAUGH

Paramedic

MOHAMMED YASIN

Pharmacist MPharm

Health Visitors

MARC OSBORNE

DipHe RN, BscHons SCPHN

Attached Staff

GINNY HAYNES

Ultrasound