Team

Doctors

Name Qualification Position M/F Photograph
Dr Andy CookDr Cook was born and grew up in Kent and moved up to Leicester to study medicine in 1987. He graduated in 1992 and did his vocational training to become a General Practitioner in Kettering and Wellingborough. Dr Cook joined the partnership in 1999 following the retirement of Dr Rackham. Dr Cook enjoys all aspects of General practice but has a particular interest in cardiovascular medicine, childrens health, and teaching & training.Male
Dr Simon AnnissDr Anniss completed his GP training here at the Central Surgery in 2012, and joined our team on a permanent basis. He is currently studying medical education and supports us with the teaching of undergraduate medical students.Male
Dr Ursula MontgomeryManaging Partner. Dr Montgomery graduated from Leicester University Medical School in 1996. She joined The Central Surgery in 2014 firstly as a salaried doctor and then as a partner from 2015.Female
Dr Louise RyanDr Ryan qualified as a GP in 2009, going on to complete her post graduate certificate in Medical Education in 2011. She became a GP Trainer in 2012, and is actively involved in training our GP registrars.Female
Dr Christopher ThompsonMBChB MRCGPDr. Thompson completed his medical training at the University of Leicester, graduating in 2005. He joined The Central Surgery as a partner in August 2015 having completed his GP training at the surgery. His special interests include cardiology and improving the quality of prescribingMale
Dr David DiasGPMale

Practice nurses

Name Qualification Position Photograph
Viv BurrowsPractice nurse
Lena MuskerPractice nurse

Additional healthcare staff

Name Qualification Position Photograph
Anne SnellMinor Illness Clinician
Peter MayesMinor Illness Clinician
Reshma TejaniPharmacist
Val WestbrookHealthcare assistant
Health visitorsHealth visitors are trained nurses with further specialist training in family health. The health visitor will take over you and your baby’s care from the midwife between 11 and 16 days after your baby is born. The team will offer guidance, advice and support on all aspects of health from nutrition, weaning, child development, minor ailments, safety and immunisations to parenting issues such as child behaviour, sleeping patterns and other aspects of family life. Call 0116 295 5133. 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.
Community nursesThe District Nursing Team works alongside the surgery to provide care and services such as wound and catheter care, injections and bloods testing, to the patients who are housebound and unable to attend the surgery for such care. To speak to a nurse call the Single Point of Access on 0300 300 7777.

Practice staff

Name Qualification Position Photograph
Josie TweddleOperations Manager
Rebecca TincelloCompliance and Governance Manager
Rebecca NealHR and Patient Experience Manager
Yusuf KharodiaSenior IT and Quality Administrator
Sam TweddleIT Administrator
ReceptionistsReceptionists 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.