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Dr John Henderson

MB BS MSc MFPHM MRCGP (1984 London)

John qualified in 1984 from University College London School of Medicine and did his Vocational Training here in Leighton Buzzard. Prior to entering general practice John trained in Public Health Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and with North Thames Region Health Authority where he was Senior Registrar in Public Health. He is lead GP in prescribing within the Practice and is also a GP Trainer on the Aylesbury scheme. He has a specialist interest in dermatology and works at Stoke Mandeville Hospital as a clinical assistant to the dermatology department every Friday afternoon.

Dr Mary Horkan

BSc MBBS MRCGP DRCOG (1994 London)

Mary trained at St Georges Medical School, London and qualified in 1994. She completed her vocational training scheme in Epsom. She joined the practice in January 2000. She is the practice diabetic lead and also practice clinical governance lead. She is also involved with medical student and postgraduate general practice training.

Dr Rosalyn Lucy

MB ChB DFSRH MRCGP (1989 Sheffield)

Ros qualified in Sheffield in 1989. Having worked as a partner elsewhere in the town for some years, she joined the practice in April 2002 and is now a part-time partner at Bassett Road working two days a week. She has a specialist interests in sexual health and gynaecology and is the Lead GP for final year medical students at Imperial College, London.

Dr Nasir Jamal

MB BS MD DFFP (1982 Aligarh Muslim)

After graduation in 1983 Nasir worked in the Institute of Ophthalmology, Aligarh University, India and was awarded his Masters Degree in Ophthalmology in 1986. He then worked as a lecturer in the Institute of Ophthalmology where he was involved in teaching, training and research. He qualified as a General Practitioner within Oxford region in 2002. He became a partner at Bassett Road in 2003 and still retains an interest in managing eye disease together with a special interest in coronary heart disease (CHD).  He is the CHD lead for the practice and the Lead GP for medical students from Buckingham University.

Dr Claire Stewart


Claire graduated from St Mary's London in 2000. She then worked at Hemel Hempstead Hospital for a year and then commenced her General Practice training on the Aylesbury scheme. She completed her training at Bassett Road in 2004 when she became a partner. She has a specialist interest in gynaecology and fits the majority of the intrauterine contraceptive devices in the surgery. She is now the Associate Dean for the Milton Keynes training scheme, Lecturer in UBMS and is one of our GP Trainers.

Dr Chris Longstaff

MB BChir MA(Cantab) MRCGP

Chris qualified in Cambridge in 2007 and worked as a doctor in Bedford before going on to complete his GP training in Milton Keynes. Prior to joining the practice he spent some time working as a GP for patients experiencing homelessness in Oxford. He has a particular interest in addiction and vulnerable patient groups.  

Dr Laura Lewis


Laura qualified in 2009 and has had 2 rotations as GP Registrar at Bassett Road dating back to 2013.  We are delighted now to have retained her at the practice on a permanent basis and she has became a partner in 2016.  Laura works 3 days a week with us and is the practice lead for palliative and end of life care, whilst continuing to do some sessional work at Florence Nightingale Hospice.

Dr Suzanne Gill


Suzie qualified in 2006 and joined the practice in April 2012, when Dr Chapman retired. She is actively involved in the postgraduate training of doctors and is a Programme Director in Banbury.

Dr Elinor Mathieson


Elinor qualified in 2010 and spent a year at Bassett Road as GP Registrar before becoming a permanent member of our team.  Elinor shares Dr Longstaff's interest in the homeless and other vulnerable groups and works 4 days a week with us.

Clinical Pharmacist

Ms Clara Alonso Malpartida, Pharmacist

Clara joined us early in 2016 and works 4 days a week.  She has taken over the care of our patients with respiratory problems, e.g. Asthma & COPD, and works closely with the Clinical Team to optimise patients' medication regimes and review those patients on multiple medications.


Mrs Heather Taylor-Allkins, RGN, Diabetes Dip

Minor Illness and Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Heather works closely with Dr Horkan (our Lead GP on diabetes) and runs regular weekly clinics to help patients manage and control their condition.  She is also experienced in the management of patients on warfarin and is able to treat minor illnesses.

Mrs Marcia Clews, RGN

Practice Nurse

Marcia works 4 days a week in the treatment room treating patients with a range of conditions and is skilled in undertaking blood pressure readings, cervical smears, dressings, ear syringing, ECGs, baby and travel immunisations.  She is also able to give healthy living and family planning advice.  Marcia is also skilled in the management of patients on warfarin and helps run our weekly warfarin clinics with Biba & Heather.

Ms Louise Dill, RGN

Treatment Room Nurse

Louise joined us this summer having previously worked with the community nursing team.  She is currently undertaking the Practice Nurse course and works 2 days a week in the treatment room treating patients with a range of conditions.  Upon completion of her extended training she will be skilled in all of the normal treatment room tasks as detailed above.

Mrs Jackie Ridley, RGN

Complex Care Nurse

Jackie works 4 days a week and her role centres around the care of our most vulnerable patients, visiting them at home and trying to avoid unnecessary hospital admission.  This involves close liaison with our Social Care colleagues as well as voluntary groups and other agencies.

Ms Sara Drummond, RGN

Practice Matron

Sara also works 4 days a week and can see the full range of problems we encounter in General Practice, working closely with and supported by our Duty Doctor. She is able to prescribe and works closely with our GP and nursing teams, as well as liaising with community colleagues. 

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Sue Collar, NVQ Level 2

Sue is our most senior Healthcare Assistant (HCA) and supports our clinical team by performing such tasks as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, taking ECGs and undertaking new patient checks. She also acts as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Mrs Karen Puddifoot

Karen joined our team in the summer of 2015 having previously worked with the community nursing team.  She undertakes phlebotomy, blood pressures and annual BP reviews, ECGs, Vitamin B12 injections, NHS healthchecks and flu immunisation.  She also acts as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.


Mrs Karen Dignum

Karen has been a part of our reception team for some time but has undertaken additional training and now also supports our clinical team.  Karen offers blood test appointments 3 mornings a week and plans to extend her role further in the future.

Mrs Yvonne Hosking

Yvonne is also part of our reception team but, like Karen, have undertaken some additional training and now offers occasional support to the practice by covering for absent colleagues.

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