Meet the Team

Practice Partners

Dr Janet Hardingham (f)

Senior Partner

I qualified in 1987 from Nottingham University. I then did my GP training in Mid Sussex. I became a GP partner at Ouse Valley Practice in 1996. I have become increasingly committed to building a cohesive team and supportive workplace from which we hope we can deliver excellent and compassionate patient care. 

As well as looking after patients I work as a trainer, supporting doctors in their specialty training to become GPs. I am also involved in annual appraisal of GPs. 

I bring enthusiasm, a caring nature and a healthy dose of pragmatism to my role as a GP, which I love. I enjoy teaching and learning which is just an extension of my GP job. I work part time and my home life is very important to me.  My skills outside medicine lie in vegetable gardening, chicken-rearing, swimming, going to clubs and festivals  and spending time with my family and friends.

BMedSci BM BS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH Registration Nottingham 1987

Dr Katie Briggs (f)

Partner

Katie is originally from Lincolnshire and graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2005. She moved to Mid Sussex after this where she completed her GP training in 2010 and has been enjoying working at Ouse Valley Practice since.

Katie has a wide variety of clinical interests including being a specialist Fertility GP. Katie has recently completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education and is now able to supervise GPs in training. In addition to her role at the surgery, she works at Brighton and Sussex Medical School teaching first year medical students.

Outside of work Katie enjoys seeing friends and family, walks by the coast and in the Downs, swimming and travelling.

MBBS BSc nMRCGP DRCOG DFSRH Registration London 2005.

Dr Tiziana Camilleri (f)

Partner

Tizzy graduated from Bristol medical school in 2005. Following her initial training in Bristol she fancied a change and a life by the sea and moved to Brighton in 2007. She has diplomas and special interests in Paediatrics, Contraception and Women’s health and also does the minor surgical clinics in the practice. Since working at the practice she has had 2 children which currently occupy most of her time away from the practice, although she does love cooking, eating out, running and travelling.

MBChB BSc nMRCGGP DFFP DCH DRCOG Registration Bristol 2005

Dr Jo Farrant (f)

Partner

Jo graduated from Guys and St Thomas medical school, London 1999. She grew up in Brighton and returned to Sussex for her GP training and has worked in Mid Sussex since. Jo has always had a special interest in Dermatology and has completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology (London). In addition to her GP role she works with the community Dermatology Service seeing both adults and children. She has 3 daughters and 3 gerbils. Cycling, running, netball, cake decoration and kids taxi service keep her busy when not at work.  

BSc MBBS DRCOG MRCGP

Doctors

Dr Heather Wong (f)

Dr Daisy Campion (f)

Dr Joseph Hedgecock (m)

Dr Christopher Lander (m)

Dr Harriet Davies (f)

Nursing Team

Practice nurses help with family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. They run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Lucy Lentner (f)

Nurse Lead

Kelly Sheward (f)

Nurse

Emily Slade (f)

Nurse


Healthcare assistants support practice nurses and are trained in phlebotomy (blood taking), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Debbie Wrate (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Mandy Thompson (f)

Phlebotomist

Practice Team

Practice Management

The Practice Manager is involved with the business aspects of the practice including; human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The Practice Manager also supports the healthcare team in maintaining a high quality of patient care and in developing extended services.

Mrs Debbie Isaac

Practice Manager


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 registering new patients and other administrative duties.

Nikki Smith

Reception Lead


Dispensary

The team will dispense medication for those patients who live more than one mile from a retail chemist. They can assist any patient with medication related enquiries.

Kate Loseby

Dispensary Manager

Healthcare Team

District Nurses

The nurses work with the doctors in caring for patients at home. They look after patients with terminal illness, sharing care with local hospices. They also manage leg ulcers and look after the elderly. To contact the District Nurse please telephone 01444 414100.

Community Midwife

The midwife provides “shared care” and advice during the antenatal and postnatal periods. The Midwife may be contacted at the Princess Royal Hospital. Telephone: 01444 441881 ext. 4414, between 08:30 and 09:30 on Mondays only.

Health Visitors

Health visitors are registered nurses who visit all children under the age of five years old to carry out developmental checks and answer routine queries about your child’s development.

For details about clinics please contact your Health Visitor.

Named accountable GP 

All patients registered with Ouse Valley Practice have been allocated a named accountable GP.