Meet the Team

Eastwood Primary Care Centre offers a professional and caring service to our 19,500 patients, utilising the skills and enthusiasm of our team members we aim to provide efficient, accessible, friendly and high quality family health care.

We have 2 sites approximately 250 yards apart, the Church Street site and the Church Walk site. Staff and clinicians work across both sites.

Our team of clinicians consist of General Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Phlebotomists who are all working together to meet the changing demands of primary care.

Our Advanced Clinical Practitioners are experienced clinicians who can assess, diagnose and treat patients, prescribing when indicated and referring for specialist opinions if necessary.


Dr Paul Scullard (m)

BMedSci (Nottingham) BM BS MRCGP DCH DRCOG 2005

Dr Paul Scullard is the Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Primary Prevention and Prescribing. 

Dr Scullard is also the Clinical Pharmacist Lead and Lead in Education, along with Dr Mark Dickson.

Dr Scullard is Clinical Lead for the Primary Care Network in the North of Broxtowe covering Eastwood, Kimberley, Giltbrook and Newthorpe.

Dr Mark Jonathan Dickson (m)

MBChB (Leeds) 1992  MRCGP 1996 DRCOG 1995  DCCH 1995

Dr Mark Dickson is the Clinical Lead for Hypertension, Prostate Cancer, and Mental Health Problems. 

Dr Dickson is also the Clinical Pharmacist Lead and Lead in Education, along with Dr Paul Scullard.

As well as routine consultations Dr Dickson can offer appointments for toe nail surgery and joint injections. 

Dr Dickson is a GP Trainer. We have GP Registrars at the practice who practice under the doctors supervision.

Dr Hersad M Vaghela (m)


Dr Vaghela is the Clinical Lead for Minor Surgery, Hypothyroidism, Rheumatology, Quality Outcomes Framework, Summarising and Recalls.

Dr Vaghela also carries out joint injection treatments at the practice.

Dr Thankam Reshmi Dickson (f)

MB ChB (Leeds) 1992 MRCGP 1999 DRCOG 1998 DFSRH 2011

I have been a GP partner in Eastwood since 1999, having qualified from Leeds university in 1992. My areas of interest are Skin Disease and Gynaecology. I am also the lead GP for Intellectual Disability which is a role I really enjoy.

When I am not at work I love gardening and the outdoors. My husband and I live locally and enjoy being part of the community.

Dr Syed Zaidi (m)

MB BS 2004 (Karachi)
Aug 2008

Dr Zaidi is the Clinical Lead for Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Kidney Disease, Frailty and Osteoporosis.

Dr Beth Homer (f)

BMBS 2008 (Nottingham) BMedSci, DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Beth Homer is the Clinical Lead for Safeguarding, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurology and Dementia. Dr Home is also the Screening Lead (Cytology, Bowel and Breast) and Prevent Lead.

Dr Sophie Helena Walker (f)

BM BS 2014 (Nottingham) BMedSci  MRCGP  DFSRH  DRCOG

My name is Dr Sophie Walker and I am a GP Partner.  I qualified as a GP in 2019. My special interest is women’s health, and I am the Deputy Safeguarding Lead at the practice.  I fit coils, implants and pessaries at the surgery.  I also work within the community gynaecology clinics when I am not working at the surgery.

Dr Summer Scullard (f)

BM BS 2005 (Nottingham)

Dr Summer Scullard is the Clinical Lead for Sepsis at the practice.

Dr Scullard is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches at the University of Nottingham Medical School.

Dr Laura Campbell (f)

BM BS (Nottingham) 2016  MRCGP  BMedSci

Dr Campbell

Dr Sarah Hamer (f)

MA(Oxon), BM BS(Hons) (Nottingham), MRCP, MRCGP, DFSRH

Dr Dr Hamer has particular interests in women’s health and skin diseases and provides coil and implant fits/removals for family planning.

Dr Caroline Norris (f)

BMBS 2016 (Hons) (Nottingham), BMedSci, MRCGP, DFSRH, DRCOG 

Dr Norris

Cadi Taylor-Stapleton (f)

Advanced Clinical  Practitioner

Louise Lee (f)


Stephanie Bowler (f)

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Nursing Staff


Nurse Kelly Philips (f)

Joint Clinical Lead Practice Nurse and Infection Control Lead.

Nurse Stacey Atkins (f)

Joint Clinical Lead Practice Nurse and Safeguarding Lead

Nurse Susan Davey (f)

Diabetic Specialist Nurse

Nursing Associates

Hayley Pritchett (f)

Trainee Nursing Associate supporting the Nursing Team and the Practice for 2 years, whilst also attending Derby University once weekly.

The role of NA is a distinct profession with their own part of the NMC register once qualified.

Healthcare Assistants

Carolyn Wardle (f)


Carolyn is the Lead Clinical Nurse Support. She can perform blood tests, blood pressure checks, ECGs and dressings, supporting the Practice Nurses.

Colette Woodley (f)


Colette supports the Practice Nurses and can undertake registration medicals, phlebotomy, dressings, blood pressures and other treatments.


Joy Roe (f)


Joy is a phlebotomist and is also able to take blood pressure readings.

Emma Stapleton (f)


Emma is a phlebotomist and is also able to take blood pressure readings.

Lisa Platts (f)


Practice Team



The secretarial team provide a full and comprehensive service, dealing with referrals, liaising with hospitals and consultants on behalf of the clinicians and patients when necessary.

Healthcare Team


Nisha Desai (f)

Clinical Pharmacist Partner


Sonal Tom (f)

Clinical Pharmacist

Nisha is a Clinical Practice Pharmacist and a Partner at Eastwood Primary Care Centre and is also the Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Primary Integrated Community Services, overseeing the team of Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in the Primary Care Networks.

Nisha is an Independent Prescriber, working as part of the general practice team to resolve day-to-day medication issues by consulting with and managing patients directly.

This includes supporting with the management of long-term conditions, providing advice for patients on multiple medications and improving access to health checks.

Nisha manages the other Clinical Pharmacists and the Prescription Team based at the Church Street site, and is responsible for managing patients’ medications after they have been seen by the hospital teams.

Having a Clinical Pharmacist at the practice enables the GPs to focus their skills where they are most needed, diagnosing and treating patients with complex conditions and acute conditions.

Sonal is a Clinical Pharmacist who hold clinics within the surgery to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly.

This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications and better access to health checks.

Community Midwives

The contact number for the Midwife Team for Eastwood Primary Care Centre is 0115 8832128 and women can self-refer directly to the team. There is an answer phone for women to leave their contact details and the team will return your call at their earliest possible convenience.

The Administration Leads for midwife referrals and ante-natal care at the Surgery are Sam Papworth and Annabel Hool, from our Reception Team.

Community Nurses

Ilkeston Health Centre Nottingham West, South Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5PZ Tel: Hub 0300 0830100

Specialist Conditions Nurses
Community Cardio Respiratory & Palliative Care Nurses

We have a dedicated team of nurses that see our patients in the community. Specialising in chronic heart and lung disorders. These specialist nurses are not based at the surgery but see our patients that have been referred to her by our GP’s.

Community Respiratory Nurses

We have a dedicated team of nurses that see our patients in the community. The community Respiratory Nurses are not based at the surgery but see our patients in the community. Referrals to the Respiratory / COPD service are made from the GP.

Healthy Families Team

Specialist Community Practitioner (previous title – health visitor and school nurse)

This Team cover children 0 – 18 years of age. 

They are based at:

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Ilkeston Health Centre,
South Street,

Tel: 0115 8440591