Our Staff


Dr Nigel Jones


Dr Jones joined the practice as a Partner on the 1st April 2005 and became Senior Partner in October 2010. His special interest is in diabetes. He is also the Clinical Director for our Primary Care Network. He has a keen interest in teaching medical students.

Dr Moe-Moe Kyaw-Lwin


Dr Lwin joined the practice on the 7th February 2005 and became a Partner in April 2010. Her special interests are child health, women's health including family planning and dermatology. She also is a GP Registrar trainer.

Dr Mark Casey


Dr Casey joined the practice on the 20th September 2010 and became a Partner in April 2012. His special interests are mental health and teaching medical students.

Dr John Gay


Dr Gay qualified in 1978 at Guys Hospital. Dr Gay merged his Practice with Woolston Lodge Surgery and became a partner here in April 2015.

Dr Sophie Hughes


Dr Hughes joined the practice in September 2015, after relocating from Manchester and became a Partner in April 2017. Dr Hughes had experience in Orthopaedics before training as a GP and continues to have an interest in that area, but also enjoys the wide variety of general practice. She also enjoys some involvement with medical student teaching.

Dr Liz Willows


Dr Willows joined the practice in March 2015 and became a partner in April 2020. Her specialist interests are in women's health and family planning but she enjoys the entire breadth of general practice.

Dr Faizah Zeeshan


Dr Zeeshan joined the practice in November 2017. She enjoys the diverse scope of general practice with particular interest in child's health and women's health.

Dr Sonia Barros D'Sa


Dr Barros D'Sa joined us on 4th October 2018. She graduated from University of Wales School of Medicine in Cardiff in 1998, and initially trained in surgery in South Wales, before completing GP training in Basingstoke in 2005. Dr Barros D'Sa has a special interest in women's health and medical education. She is a tutor in primary care for Southampton University Medical School, a GP Appraiser and Mentor for Health Education England (Wessex) and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Emma Cockerell

BMBS DFSRH MRCGP. Wessex Medical Education Fellow

Dr Cockerell joined us in March 2019. Dr Cockerell completed her GP training in Wessex after living in Wales and the West Country. She enjoys teaching and education. She works as a tutor and examiner at Southampton Medical School as well as an assessor for GP recruitment in Wessex. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice; with a special interest in women's health and palliative care. She fits implants and coils.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Laura Self

Laura Joined our team in December 2020 as a full time Nurse Practitioner. Laura qualified in adult nursing in 2010 at The University of Southampton and has undertaken additional training since qualifying including her non medical prescribing. Most of Laura’s experience is in the community setting and she has a keen interest in elderly care. Part of Laura’s role within the surgery is Lead Nurse for Care Homes; reviewing our elderly patients who reside in local nursing and residential homes and working closely with the GPs to create a multi-disciplinary approach to better patient care. Laura is taking on her advanced nursing pathway to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Nurse Practitioners

Zoe Galton

Zoe is one of the Nurse Practitioners at Woolston Lodge, she is also the Lead Nurse for the nursing team. She qualified as a registered nurse in 2007, has worked within general practice since 2013 and has been at Woolston Lodge since 2019. She specialises in Diabetes and women's health. Zoe is currently studying at university to become an Independent Prescriber and is due to progress onto the Advanced Nurse Practitioner Masters programme in May 2022.


Our highly trained team of Practice Nurses have considerable experience and special skills. They offer a wide range of nursing services and can give help and advice on many aspects of your health. A chat with one of our nurses may be all that you need, but they will always discuss your case with the doctor if they feel your problem requires it.

Vicky Orman

Karen Collinson

Lorraine Bevington

Katie Briers

Healthcare Assistants

Our Health Care Assistants are very experienced in venepuncture, dressings, taking blood pressure readings and ECG's.

Debbie Humphrey

NVQ3 Diploma Clinical Health Care Support

Deborah Searle


Gail Button

Practice Management

Modern-day general practice requires skilled staff to support the doctors, so that they can give you the best possible medical care. Our management structure has been evolved to meet those needs and our enthusiastic team is co-ordinated by our Practice Manager.

Vanessa Woodley

Practice Manager

Lorraine Weldon

Patient Services Manager

Clair Hayward

Finance Manager


We are supported by a team of very knowledgeable and experienced team of administrators who handle a vast array of tasks for the practice.


Our team of receptionists are here to welcome you and provide an important link for patients with the practice They are here to ensure that you receive the services you require. The Receptionists are very experienced and highly trained and have a vast amount of knowledge and information at their fingertips. They aim to keep the Practice running as smoothly as possible. To do this they may need to ask for details of your illness for the clinicians' benefit, but anything you tell them will be treated in the strictest confidence, as they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctor. Please do not hesitate to ask them if you have any questions or queries.


Our secretaries are responsible for the practice mail communications and choose and book referral management. They also manage private requests received from our patients such as medical reports etc.

Caitlin McGhee

Samantha Sheath

District Nurses

We have a number of nurses who work with the practice to look after people confined to their homes and who need skilled nursing care Arrangements are made through the practice or the nurses can be contacted by telephone The hospital will normally arrange for a nurse to call on patients discharged early who require home nursing We also have a Community Matron to facilitate and improve the care of our housebound patients.


Our Community Midwives offer a full range of antenatal services, parent education, birthing at home and postnatal care locally. We provide a flexible service which enables women to have more choice about where to access care.

Health Visitors

We have an attached health visitor who works to promote health and prevent disease She gives advice to pregnant mothers and advises on the care of the under 5's with support and advice around the general aspects childcare as well as that of mental, physical and social wellbeing. The health visitors provide a Child Health Clinic at the Woolston Clinic.

School Nurses

School Nurses also work closely with Education, Social Care and other health professionals, to help children and young people to remain healthy and to ensure that any health needs are met. You can self-refer for this service or ask at your local school for further information.

Community Wellbeing Team

The Community Wellbeing Team are a community based team of nurses and healthcare assistants specifically in place to support housebound patients in their own homes. With your consent your GP may refer you to the service The service is aimed at all non-urgent care and therefore all appointments are planned The service aims to improve independance, enhance quality of life, ensure a postive experience of care, support self-management of health conditions and encourage involvement and refer to other services.


We have practice-based counsellors who hold weekly counselling sessions at the surgery.