Meet the Team

Partners at Blyth Road

Dr Geoff C Avery

MBChB – joined the practice in 1992. He was born in Leicester and studied medicine in Sheffield, qualifying in 1987

Dr Sarah E Avery

MbChB Hons- joined the practice in 2020. Born in Rotherham and studied medicine in Manchester, qualifying in 2015.

Mr Benjamin T Scott

Benjamin is an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner, and ex clinical director of the Doncaster South Primary Care Network. Driven by passion to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, he takes pride in providing the best holistic care possible.

As New partner to the practice his goals include improving the holistic health of the local community, empowering people to take control of their health needs, co-producing care. In addition to his primary job functions, Ben has previously been recognised for leadership in nursing winning the 2020 leader of the year for nursing in Doncaster.

Nursing Staff

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled Nurses who have acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice. They essentially work as Doctors.

ANPs can see patients for virtually anything they would normally see a GP for. They diagnose and treat problems, carry out physical examinations, arrange investigations, make referrals and they are independent prescribers.

The only patients they are unable to see are pregnant ladies

Mrs Mandy Bunclark

Mandy has over 25 years of experience working independently in the community visiting and treating housebound patients and patients who have chronic illness.

Rachel England-Frost

Rachel has worked with Blyth Road Medical Centre several years as a Practice Nurse before becoming qualified as an ANP, she specialises in respiratory health.

Practice Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Sue Scott

Crystal Bishop

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Bethanie Powell

Louise Walker


Lisa Treloar

Practice Management

The Practice Manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

  • Katie Turner Practice Manager
  • Mrs Helen Avery Finance/Assistant Manager


  • Debra Woodruff
    Data Administrator
  • Sarah Hinchclifee
  • Data Administrator
  • Elaine Turner
    Data/Admin Assistant


  • Kelsey Lees

Care coordinator – Jane Tonks

A Care Coordinator works with both patients and Healthcare Professionals to ensure seamless, organised and effective care. Jane works closely with the Care Homes and patients with a Learning Disability in particular, ensuring they have regular reviews and up to date care plans. Jane also helps organise and co-ordinate the Covid Vaccination programme for our patients.

Reception/Care Navigators

Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and Nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims and dealing with patient records.

  • Lisa T – Senior Receptionist
  • Jo
  • Marie
  • Chloe
  • Gillian
  • Diane
  • Jamie
  • Christen

Primary Care Network Staff

These staff work across several practices in the PCN.

Ajibola Gbadebo – Senior Clinical Pharmacist

As well as undertaking the clinical roles as the Clinical Pharmacists do, as Senior Pharmacist, Ajibola also managers the pharmacy team across the PCN.

Abby Maud – Clinical Pharmacist & Kerry Turner – Pharmacy Technician

Clinical pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians work in primary care as part of a multidisciplinary team in a patient facing role to clinically assess and treat patients using expert knowledge of medicines. They work with and alongside the general practice team, updating medications from hospital letters, actioning acute prescription requests and undertaking clinical medication reviews, along with other medication related tasks to proactively manage people with complex medication use.

Safina Akhtar – Social Prescriber

Social prescribing link workers connect people with local community activities and services that can help improve their health and wellbeing. They give people time and focus on what matters to the person. They offer both practical and emotional help and support for patients dealing with cancer. All patients dealing with a recent cancer diagnosis will be offered an appointment with Safina within 3 months of their diagnosis. Safina sees patients face to face at the surgery as well as offering telephone support.

Michael Chadwick – Diabetic Dietician

A diabetes dietitian offers specialist evidence-based dietary advice to patients with diabetes while considering factors including nutritional status, medication, diabetes control and lifestyle. Michael is based at the Maltby Health Centre.

Attached Staff

  • District Nursing Team
  • The District Nursing team provides skilled nursing care and treatment out in the community in patients’ homes to patient who are housebound and unable to get down to the surgery.
  • They provide a wide range of treatments in the patient’s home some of which include: 
    • supporting patients with long term conditions
    • wound care and proactive wound management
    • post-operative care
    • palliative and terminal care
    • catheter and bowel management,
    • diagnostic testing,
    • tracheostomy management,
    • ear care
  • Midwives
  • When you find out you are pregnant, a Community Midwife will take responsibility for your care and will be your named contact throughout your pregnancy and postnatal period, usually up to 14 days after you give birth.
  • Physiotherapists (Physiofirst)
  • First contact physiotherapists are advanced musculoskeletal (MSK) practitioners working within primary care with extensive expertise in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of MSK conditions. Please ask Reception to book you a Physiofirst appointment or book one directly through the Rotherham Health App. Clinics are based across Rotherham, including the Maltby Health Centre.
  • Health Visitors
  • Health Visitors provide parents with the advice and support they need to make sure their babies/young children make progress in their development, keep healthy and stay safe.
  • Community Matron
  • Community matrons work with people with complex long term health conditions providing personalised care plans and co-ordinating the health care to help prevent inappropriate hospital admissions, reduce length of stay and facilitate early discharge.
  • They also educate and empower individuals and their families so they can make informed choices about current and future care needs.