Dr Emer O’Donnell
MB BCh (Dublin 1997) BAO MRCGP
Dr James Spooner
MB ChB (Leeds 2006) MRCGP
Responsibilities within Practice – CCG Lead, Minor Surgery
I qualified as a doctor from Leeds University in 2006 and completed GP training in August 2012, starting my first job here at Wheatbridge, where I have worked ever since, becoming a partner in 2013.
I live in Sheffield, but grew up in Chesterfield and went to school at St. Mary's High School. In the practice, I have a special interest in minor surgery and I am the lead for the practice on the local clinical Commissioning group.
Otherwise my interests are: following Sheffield Wednesday football club, playing cricket for Centralians 2nd XI team in Sheffield and days out as a member of the National Trust.
Dr Raquel Garofano
MB BS (Granada, Spain 2001) MD MFyC PhD(summa cum laude)
Responsibilities within Practice – Medicines Management
I graduated as a doctor from Granada University in 2001. After graduating I specialized in nephrology and general practice and I became a qualified General Practitioner in 2011. I also achieved my PH.D. degree with honours in 2014.
I met my husband who is from Chesterfield in 2009 and I moved to this lovely town in 2011 where I have been living and practicing as a GP ever since. I joined The Surgery at Wheatbridge in 2012 and I became a partner here in 2015. I am the medicine management lead for the practice and I am also interested in chronic disease management and nephrology. I love practicing in the town where I live and have a real sense of community with my patients.
In my free time I enjoy travelling, reading and dancing but most of all I like spending quality time with my family and friends.
Dr Ali Al-Sahab
MB ChB (Basra 2001) MSc (mental health), MRCPsych, nMRCGP
Responsibilities within Practice – Psychiatry, Police Surgeon, Safeguarding Lead for Adults
Dr Sue Savage
MB ChB (Sheffield 2004) BSc (hons) RN RMidwife MRCGP
Dr Dinu Joseph
MBBS (Mysore 2001) MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Lizzie Williams
MB ChB (Leeds 2011) MRCGP RCGP Minor Surgery trained (Female)
Dr Sonalee Joshi
MBBS (BVP Pune 2004), MRCGP 2012, DFSRH, DRCOG, Dip Derm (Cardiff),PGCME
GP Trainer with special interest in Dermatology and women’s health.
Dr Femi Odedele
MBBS (Nigeria 2010), MRCGP 2021
Other Team Members
Dr Mohamed Abdurrhman
Dr Emma Withycombe
Dr Francesca Birkinshaw
Dr Varuni Mallikaarachchi
Jo Kaczmarek (Nurse Manager)
Health Care Assistants:
We also have a District Nursing Team that cares for patients at home often following discharge from hospital. They also run daily dressing and treatment clinics at the surgery - details from reception.
Each of our nurses has a specialist role in addition to their general nursing role. From time to time you might find that you are asked to see a nurse for care that you may previously have received from a doctor.
Could all suggestions, compliments and complaints be sent for the attention of Amanda Raybould Complaints lead at our usual address.
We have a strong team of other professional staff not listed above. These include physiotherapists, specialist diabetes prevention nurses, and citizens’ advice workers. Details of their services can be obtained from reception.
Research Lead GP
Dr Mark Loveland
We are proud and privileged to be an Accredited Training Practice. This means that we are responsible for the training of new doctors at postgraduate level.
Any doctors who are training at the Practice will work under the supervision of one of our GPs and will endeavour to work to the same high standards as the rest of our team.
These are doctors who have completed a minimum of 2 years work as a doctor and have chosen to train as GPs. The training programme is 3 years long and you may therefore see registrars in their 1st (ST1), 2nd (ST2) or 3rd (ST3) year of training. They stay with us for between 6 months and 1 year.
They are allocated between 10 and 20 minutes to consult with patients and will initially be closely supervised by a GP until they have demonstrated their competence. Before they qualify as GPs, they will have to undertake further examinations and demonstrate to us that they are able to practice to an excellent standard.
Registrar doctors working at the practice need to video consultations for training purposes. When the doctor is recording you will be informed of this when you book your appointment and your written consent to take part in the video consultation will always be asked for before your consultation. You have the right to refuse your consultation being videoed and this will not impact the care you receive.
These are undergraduates in the last years of their training at The University of Sheffield. They work within the Surgery in order to experience General Practice before they qualify as doctors. They usually stay with us for 8 weeks. They are allocated 20 minute appointments to talk to, and if appropriate examine patients before discussing with a supervising GP. If any treatment is issued, this will be by the supervising GP.
We have been very impressed by the quality of their work and their capabilities in general practice.
If a student is to be present during your consultation there will be a sign on the consultation room door. We will also do our very best to inform you when you book in. If you do not wish a student to be present this will not affect your treatment.