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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 having previously worked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital as a Clinical Assistant to the Dermatology Department.

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 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 partner at Bassett Road working three days a week. She has a specialist interest 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 GP within the Oxford region in 2002. He became a partner at Bassett Road in 2003 and still retains an interest in managing eye disease offering a Community Eye Clinic service to all Leighton Buzzard residents.  Nasir is also one of the Lead GPs for medical students from Buckingham University.

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 and he is also a Programme Director on the Milton Keynes training scheme.

Dr Laura Lewis


Laura qualified in 2009 and has had 2 rotations as a 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 became a partner in 2016.  Laura works 4 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, and is also a GP Lead for medical students from Buckingham University.

Dr Elinor Mathieson


Elinor qualified in 2010 and spent a year at Bassett Road as a GP Registrar before becoming a permanent member of our team.  She joined us first as a Salaried GP and became a partner in February 2018.  She works 3 days a week and shares Dr Longstaff's interest in the homeless and other vulnerable groups.  She  is also a Programme Director on the Milton Keynes training scheme.

Dr Suzanne Gill


Suzie qualified in 2006 and joined the practice as a Salaried GP in April 2012, when Dr Chapman retired. She now works with us 2 days a week, is actively involved in the postgraduate training of doctors and is a Programme Director in Banbury.

Dr Claire Evans


Claire qualified in Cardiff in 2014 and has joined the practice as a Salaried GP, having previously worked as a GP Locum in both long and short-term posts.  She works 3 days a week with us from Wed to Friday and we are delighted to have her join the team.

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 Heather.

Mrs Louise Falconi, RGN

Treatment Room Nurse

Louise has joined our practice team having previously worked with the community nursing team.  She has since successfully undertaken the Practice Nurse course and works 2 days a week in the treatment room treating patients with a range of conditions.  

Mrs Jackie Ridley, RGN

Complex Care Nurse

Jackie works 4.5 days a week and her role centres around the care of our most vulnerable patients, visiting them at home, prescribing where this is indicated 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. 

Mrs Jane Wallace, RGN

Practice Matron

Jane works 4 days a week, alongside the Duty Doctors, being able to see all age groups from babies to our older patients.  She is able to prescribe and works closely with the GPs and nurses in the practice.  She is also skilled in Women's Health and Sexual Health services offering advice, fitting and removal of coils and implants, sexual health screening services, and contraception and menopause advice.

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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