Meet your GP Surgery Team

Our Doctors


Dr Ian Smith

GP Partner

Dr Smith qualified as a doctor in 1985 and joined the practice as GP partner in 1995. Dr Smith works 8 sessions.

Dr Smith is the practice prescribing lead and represents the practice at the Primary Care Development and Primary Care Network meetings once a month and manages the Clinical PCN team.

Dr Seyed Izzadeen

GP Partner

Dr Izzadeen qualified as GP in August 2019 and completed his GP registrar ST3 post at Sheringham Medical Practice. Dr Izzadeen became a Salaried GP with the practice in February 2020 and has become a Partner in April 2022.

Dr Izzadeen works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Dr Izzadeen is responsible for managing the Nursing and Residential homes in Sheringham.

Dr Sean Ward

GP Partner

I grew up in the North East with a passion for sports and exercise, which led me to a degree in Sport at Durham University. I went on to work in youth work, on community projects and management in children services for local government.

A change of career path brought me to Norfolk and I completed my medical training at the University of East Anglia, along with a masters in medical research. I have a passion for medical education and have worked as an associate tutor at University of East Anglia for the past 7 years teaching medical students.

I have an interest in Public Heath and have been involved in a number of research projects. Outside of work I enjoy the outdoors and especially love walking on the wonderful Norfolk Beaches. I also enjoy running, basketball and golf.

For those of you who have already met me you will find that I am avid follower of Dr Chatterjee whose web site, podcasts and various internet feeds have lots of useful hints and tips on how to feel better and live more

I joined Sheringham Medical Practice as a Partner on 3rd January 2023 and am enjoying being part of a fantastic team.

Dr Kate Forrest

GP Partner

Joined Sheringham Medical Practice as a Partner on 3rd January 2023.

GP Locum

Dr Sian Thomas

GP Locum

Our Nursing Team


Jess Whitelam

Nurse Practitioner/Team Coordinator

Jess moved from Lincolnshire to Norfolk 2 years ago. Prior to nursing she did a biology degree at Kingston University, then completed her post graduate diploma in Nursing with Nottingham University. Jess started at Sheringham Medical practice in December 2021 and has completed her masters in Advancing professional practice.

Jess is involved in management of patients with diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease. Jess also sees adults and children with most health concerns including skin complaints/lesions, abdominal concerns, chest pain, chest infections, ear problems, pain, depression/mental health concerns.

Chris Tate

Nurse Practitioner

Chris is an experienced Nurse Practitioner. Her background includes health visiting, mental health nursing and practice nursing. She has also worked as a Macmillan nurse specialist and spent many years working with HIV patients in London.

She is available to see patients face to face or as a telephone consultation for all common family health issues including childhood illness, aches and pains, rashes, skin lesions, coughs and colds and contraception. She can examine diagnose and prescribe medicines as needed and can refer for specialist opinion too.

Susan Lees

Nurse Practitioner

Susan is a Nurse Practitioner seeing a wide range of on the day minor illness presentations such as sore throats, ear infections, chest infections, urine infections and many other minor illnesses. Susan also sees some minor injuries.

Susan has a keen interest in skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and rashes.

Michele Willis

Nurse Prescriber

Michele is an experienced Nurse Prescriber and has worked in general practice for 15 years. Michele joined Sheringham Medical Practice 8 July 2019 as a Nurse Prescriber and she offers the following clinics diabetes, COPD, asthma, coronary heart disease and atrial fibrillation.

Michele also has an interest in women’s health, child and travel vaccinations.

Julie Grand

Practice Nurse

Julie is a Practice Nurse. Julie’s background is in diabetes and she moved from a diabetes facilitator role at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

Julie joined Sheringham Medical Practice in June 2021 as a Practice Nurse in general practice Julie offers the following clinics smears, child and adult vaccinations, ring changes, dressings, hormone injections, women’s health – contraception and HRT reviews and Hypertension/CHD reviews. Julie specialises in diabetes.

Trudie Needham

Learning Disability Nurse

Zoe Frosdick

Practice Nurse

Zoe qualified as a Nurse in 2014 and worked at the Norfolk & Norwich prior to joining the practice as a treatment room nurse on 30 November 2020.

Zoe offers the following clinics Dressings, Respiratory Reviews, Cervical Smears, Contraception, Adult Vaccinations, Child Immunisations, Blood Pressure Checks and Blood Tests.

Treatment Room

Valerie Ridley


Health Care Assistants

Lisa Simmons

Health Care Assistant/Team Coordinator

Lisa began her career at Sheringham Medical Practice in 2007 as a medical receptionist and trained internally in 2010 as an HCA. Lisa is the HCA Team coordinator, and she helps support the HCA GPs and the nursing team

Lisa works in practice Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and her role is health promotion, and her lead areas are Spirometry and Dementia. Lisa covers a wide variety of clinics including chronic disease, dressings, vaccinations, annual reviews and ECG,s

Chrissy Seago

Health Care Assistant

Chrissy is an experienced Health Care Assistant who joined the practice on 2 July 2019. Chrissy has worked in general Practice for 15 years starting her career as a medical secretary and then re training as an HCA.

Chrissy works in practice Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and her role is health promotion, she also covers a wide variety of clinics including chronic disease, dressings, vaccinations, annual reviews and ECG,s.

Emily Mathews

Health Care Assistant

Emily joined the practice on 12 July 2021 as a health care assistant. Emily is currently developing her role as an HCA and hopes to apply for the Training Nursing Associate Apprenticeship once she has consolidated her in house training.

Emily works Monday, Wednesday and Friday her role is health promotion, and she offers NHS checks, New patient checks, ECG, Blood pressure and vaccination clinics.

Our Management Team

Pauline Craske

Practice Manager

Pauline is the Practice Manager at Sheringham Medical Practice. Pauline started at the practice as a receptionist/filing clerk in 1997 and progressed to reception manager, office manager and from August 2005 Practice Manager. Pauline completed the Receptionist Amspar qualification and in 2008 completed the diploma in Primary Care Management.

Pauline works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and her role involves operational management including day to day running of the practice, HR, Premises, clinical governance, patient services and public relations.

Emma Clarke

Management Team Assistant

Emma is the Management Team Assistant at Sheringham Medical Practice. Emma started at the practice as a receptionist in 2001 and progressed to reception manager and from 2014 Management Team Assistant.

Emma works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and her role involves managing Mandatory Training requirements, new starters and leavers, staff inductions, Significant Events and covering Practice Manager in her absence.

Sacha Harris-Smith

Management Team Personal Assistant

Sacha works as a Personal Assistant to the management team. Sacha started as a Data Entry Clerk in 2004 and moved into the Secretarial team in 2007, where she gained a Level 3 Diploma in Medical Secretaries/Business Admin. Sacha became Secretarial Team Lead before moving into her current role in January 2023.

Sacha works Tuesday – Friday and her role involves administerial work regarding new starters, leavers, staff training, HR issues, and medical students.

Kayleigh Dorey

Quality Improvement Facilitator

Kaleigh is the Quality Service Manager at Sheringham Medical Practice. Kayleigh completed her work experience at the practice when she was 15 years old, she then worked during school holidays. Kayleigh started working as a scanning clerk in 2005 she progressed to medical secretary and gained her Level 3 diploma Medical secretary qualification and from 2017 became the Quality Improvement facilitator.

Kayleigh works Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and her role involves running medical searches, research, IT, managing the face book and website, QOF and Enhanced Services. Kayleigh works closely with Charlotte Pike in identifying new initiatives that will improve service provision.

Kayleigh also covers duty manager in the absence of Pauline Craske and Emma Clarke

Paula Fraser

Dispensary Manager

Paula is the dispensary Manager at Sheringham Medical Practice. Paula started at the practice in December 1991 as a filing clerk, she progressed to receptionist then prescription clerk and now is the dispensary manager, in 2000 she completed her BTEC level 2 dispensing course

Paula works Tuesdays, Wednesday Thursday and Friday and she is responsible for efficiently running the dispensary to ensure patients obtain the medication and prescriptions within our specified timeframe and she also process discharge and clinic letters that are sent from the hospital where the patient is needing medication, these letters need to be processed within 72 hours to allow patients to obtain their medication in a reasonable timeframe

Andreea Perrott

Finance Manager

Andreea joined Sheringham Medical Practice in 2002. After working initially as a Receptionist and Data entry Clerk, she took on the role of Practice Administrator in 2004, followed by Business Administrator in 2007.

Andreea went on to study Accountancy with Kaplan Financial and qualified as an AAT Level 4 Professional Accounting Technician in 2008.

In 2017, Andreea’s role developed to Finance Manager. Her responsibilities are overseeing the day to day finance & business administration functions, month end accounting and preparation of VAT returns, administration of online banking, payroll and pensions, financial claims & funding applications, insurance policies and business contracts.

Our Dispensary Team

Paula Fraser

Dispensary Manager

Jasmine Bacon

Pharmacy technician

Christine King


Georgia Williams


Our Reception Team

Abby Browne

Data Entry Team

Samantha McKenna

Data Entry Team

Sarah Coleman


Jenna Newman


Tracey Ellemore


Alex Darton


Helen Stibbons

Registrations Clerk

Alisha Cutting

Reception Apprentice

Our Secretarial Team

Hayley Massingham


Esther Gotts


Rosie Doran


 Kirstie McLeod


Our Multi-disciplinary Clinicians

Sharon Stilgoe

Mental Health Case Worker

Sharon Stilgoe is based at Sheringham Medical Practice, 4 days per week on a Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Friday. Sharon is a Mental Health Caseworker employed by Norfolk and Waveney Mind; Sharon is also a fully qualified experienced Person-centered counsellor.

Sharon’s role is to offer support and guidance and further signposting as required, Sharon can help with a range of Mental Health issues for people suffering with Mental ill Health, including Anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and loss, trauma, domestic abuse, eating disorders and more offering a safe place for patients to explore their feelings through empathetic listening, also offering guidance and support, coping strategies and distraction techniques.

Sharon can also signpost/refer to Wellbeing, REST, Mind low-cost counselling, social prescribing, a much more, and longer-term support if needed.

Telephone and Face to face appointments available, 1-hour Initial consultation and follow up appointments.

Support is designed to be short term; however, support will be guided by individual patient needs and circumstances. “Sheringham Medical Practice -Primary Care Network Team

Nia Heycock

Parish Nurse

Nia qualified as a nurse in 2002 at the University of Wales, Bangor. She has worked in many NHS Trusts including Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. In November 2021 she became a Parish Nurse working for the Salvation Army Corps in Sheringham.

As a Parish Nurse Nia offers personal health advice, advocacy support, health education, assistance with blue badge forms and she also helps run support groups in Sheringham, including a Bereavement Care group held at the Salvation Army Hall on Friday mornings. Nia is also able to seek support for people in the community that may require more assistance within their own homes. Nia works closely with local agencies and can make referrals when required.

Nia runs a clinic at the GP surgery every Tuesday morning from 09:15-12:15.

Gary Beauchamp

First Point Physiotherapist 

Gary is a First Contact physiotherapist and is based at Sheringham Medical practice. Gary works in practice on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Gary competed his honours degree in Physiotherapy at the University of East Anglia and graduated in 1998.

He completed his junior grade physiotherapy rotations at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and after a spell in Ascot returned to Norfolk in 2001. Specialising in Musculoskeletal out-patients and he has worked in North Norfolk for over 20 years developing my skills.

The First contact Physiotherapist role offers fast access to a Physiotherapist with expertise in Musculoskeletal conditions. They will offer a comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, advice and education on how to manage your condition and if specialist services are necessary? (Orthopaedics, Rheumatology) refer onto these. 20-25% of Sheringham patients attend the practice with Musculoskeletal conditions that do not require being seen by a GP. First contact Physiotherapy offers fast access to expert advice locally to the patient.

Sarah Mapes

Clinical Pharmacist

Sarah qualified as a pharmacist in 2002 following a 5year Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and work experience in NNUH and community pharmacies. Sarah’s first job was managing what was then Moss Pharmacy in Sheringham for 7 years before starting a Teacher Practitioner Role at UEA, completing a Clinical Pharmacy Diploma, and moving into Primary Care work across all 19 North Norfolk Practices for 13 years. During this time, she completed the Independent Prescribing Course, Asthma and COPD diplomas.

In February 2020 Sarah moved into a PCN role with Fakenham, Holt, Sheringham and Wells and in December 2021 she completed an 18-month training pathway to develop further new skills and knowledge for working in general practice.

As a Clinical Pharmacist Sarah is now based only at Sheringham she brings a range of new skills including expert knowledge of medicines, supporting the practice team from GPs to dispensary. It is a varied role, still in development but an average day involves providing advice to clinicians and dispensary, speaking to patients by phone or face to face to resolve problems, reviewing medication and optimising it particularly for patients on lots of medication, carrying out medication audits, checking medication monitoring, visiting care homes, liaising with community pharmacies and hospitals, sharing research and safety updates with the practice team.

Sarah works in practice on alternate Tuesdays and every Thursday and Friday.

Maya Starr

Social Prescriber

Social Prescribing Link workers give people time (one hour appointment slot), focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Areas covered:


Blue Badge applications

Benefit Advice – support with claims (AA, PIP, DLA)

Care support

Carer’s support

Common Mental Health Problems

Community groups

Dementia/memory loss


Debt/budgeting advice


Home adaptation/assistive technology


Local opportunities for leisure interests

Low level legal advice

Long term condition management/support

New to the area

Social Isolation

Substance misuse

Support in parenting/childcare


Volunteering opportunities


Cathryn Parfitt

PCN Mental Health Recovery Worker

Cathryn Parfitt has been at the surgery since October and does telephone appointments Monday mornings and is based at Sheringham Medical Practice on Thursdays. Cathryn is a PCN Mental Health Recovery Worker employed by Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Cathryn’s role is to support patients who have mental health needs including depression, anxiety, stress and bereavement. The support is entirely patient led looking at coping strategies and various different techniques which may help the patient improve their mental health while encouraging the patient’s independence.
Cathryn can also support patients to find support in the community such as peer support, social groups and signposting to other services that may be able to support the patient.
Appointments are generally 45 minutes and usually comprises of 6 sessions depending on the patient’s needs.