Meet Our Team

Doctors (Partners)

Dr Alison Hobbs MB CHB MRCGP

Dr Hobbs came to Pitsmoor Surgery as a Registrar in 2000 and came back to join the team permanently in 2003. Dr Hobbs has an interest in the care of the elderly and contraception and sexual health. She runs a weekly Family Planning Drop In Surgery on a Wednesday evening between 6.30pm and 7pm. In her spare time she is a active member of her local church and enjoys keeping fit.


Dr Joyce has worked at the practice for four years having come back to us following time here as a Registrar while training to become a GP.  Before becoming a GP Dr Joyce worked in hospital medicine for several years.  Dr Joyce has special interests in family planning, elderly care and cardiology.  Any spare time she has she enjoys spending with her young family.


Dr Kumar did her medical training at Imperial College London, and moved to Sheffield to undertake her GP training.  Following a brief move back home to Wales she came back and joined Pitsmoor Surgery in 2015.  She has a BSC in gastroenterology and special interest in diabetes, minor surgery and dermatology.  In her free time she enjoys relaxing with her family and keeping fit.

Dr Lou Millington

Dr Millington has worked at Pitsmoor Surgery since 2012 having previously worked overseas. Dr Millington's special interests are palliative care, public health and health in developing countries.

Dr Catie Nagel MBCHB (Hons) DFSRH MRCGP

Qualifying from Sheffield University with Honours in 2005, Dr Nagel was placed at Pitsmoor Surgery for her final year of training and despite a brief move to Leeds, found that she couldn't stay away! Dr Nagel currently works at the practice 3 days a week and undertakes academic work at the University of Leeds on the remaining 2 days. At Leeds University she is Programme Leader for the Intercalated BSc in Primary Care and is in the process of completing a Masters in Education in Primary Care. As one of our GP trainers she is interested in women’s health, migrant health, musculoskeletal medicine and diabetes. Dr Nagel strongly believes in the founding values of the NHS and that we should be striving to achieve health and health equity for all.

Dr Clare Richardson MB ChB MRCGP DCH DCCH

Dr Richardson has worked at Pitsmoor Surgery since 1990. Before coming in to general practice Dr Richardson had an interest in children's medicine and works as part of a team with the Practice Nurses and Health Visitors to run the Baby Clinic on Monday afternoons. In addition she has a interest in the care of children and adults with a learning disability.

Doctors (GPs & Registrars)

Dr Chris Burton BMBS MRCGP

Dr Burton did his medical training in Brighton. He completed his foundation years in Oxford and Reading before working in hospital medicine for two years. He undertook GP training in Sheffield and came to Pitsmoor Surgery as a Registrar in 2014, returning to join the team in 2017. In his training, he especially enjoyed his rotations in elderly care, general medicine and ear nose and throat surgery. In his free time, Dr Burton enjoys DIY and playing five-a-side football. 

Dr Rebecca Newby

Rebecca is one of our registrars in the final year of GP training. She is now working part time since becoming a mum last year so will be with us until early 2019. She went to medical school in Newcastle and did her Foundation Years in North Cumbria before moving to Sheffield for GP training. In her training she has particularly enjoyed her rotations in obstetrics, psychiatry and palliative care.

Dr Sam Wild

Dr Wild having previously been a registrar at the practice has now come back to work with us as a salaried GP. He went to medical school in Sheffield and enjoyed living here so stayed for his foundation training in various hospital posts before moving into training in general practice. He particularly liked his rotations in care of the elderly and obstertics and gynaecology. In his free time he enjoyed spening time outdoors especially cycling or walking.


Mrs Heather Bond
Health Care Assistant

Heather has worked at Pitsmoor Surgery as a Health Care Assistant for many years. As a Health Care Assistant Heather runs a phlebotomy, weight management and Smoking Cessation clinics. Heather also assists the GP's with the Family Planning Clinics which are held on a Wednesday evening.

Ms Laura Ellis
Practice Nurse

Laura qualified as a nurse in 2017 from Sheffield Hallam University with an honours degree. Having completing her six months consolidating placement at Pitsmoor Surgery, she joined the team as a Practice Nurse in September 2017, under the GPN ready scheme. Laura is particularly interested in wound care management, INR and family planning/sexual health. 

Mrs Helen Henderson
Health Care Assistant

Helen has worked at Pitsmoor Surgery as a health care assistant since April 2016. She previously worked in Haematology at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Helen runs a phlebotomy and weight clinics, carries out health checks and will soon be up and running with flu catch-up clinics, B12 injections and ear syringing. In her spare time she is an active member of her local church and likes walking in the countryside with her family and dog. 

Mrs Lydia Lowman
Practice Nurse

Lydia is originally from London but moved to Sheffield in 1986. She qualified as a nurse in 1996 and worked in District Nursing, until gaining her BMedSci and qualifying as a midwife in 2002. She then moved to NHS Direct as a Nurse/Midwife advisor in 2004. Her interest in Paediatrics and education then took her into School Nursing. She has worked in Practice Nursing for 8 years, in different practices around Sheffield. Lydia's hobbies include sewing, knitting, playing in a brass band, tap dancing and Roller Derby.

Miss Emma Richford

Emma qualified as a nurse in 2004 from University of Sheffield. She worked as a theatre scrub nurse for 5 years before making the move into general practice. She has worked at a variety of surgeries across the city including the Sheffield Walk-in Centre as both a practice nurse and nurse practitioner. She completed qualifications in prescribing and minor illness before joining the Pitsmoor nursing team in July 2016.

Mrs Sue Taylor
Nurse Practitioner

Sue qualified as a nurse in 1997 with an honours degree.  The majority of her nursing career has been spent in London, where she did both A&E nursing and practice nursing.  Sue has worked in general practice since 2004 and did her diploma as a nurse Practitioner in 2009.  Sue joined the Pitsmoor Team in 2014. Her specialist areas include diabetes, contraception, sexual health and minor illness.

Management Team

Mr David Emmas
Business Manager

David started working at Pitsmoor Surgery in 1999 after 20 years working for Nat West Bank. David enjoys the variety of the job and never knows what to expect from one day to the next. The role of Business Manager has evolved and changed enormously over the last few years which has meant he has less involvement with day to day issues. Most of his time is now spent developing the practice to ensure that it operates more efficiently as a business.

Mrs Karen Zaman
Practice Manager

Karen has worked at the practice since 2013 and has come from a social care background having worked for Social Services and managed Residential Dementia Care Homes.  Karen's role is managing the day to day running of the surgery.

Reception Staff

Reception Team

Our friendly reception team is led by Julie, who is our very experienced Reception Manager.  The Receptionists are Jade, Julie, Kath, Cathy, Katie, Tyisha & Nina .

Pitsmoor Primary Mental Health Project

Ms Val Ellis

Val has worked at the Surgery for the over 15 years as a Activity Support Worker for the Primary Care Mental Health Project, working in the community with vulnerable adults. Her role is to encourage people to join activity groups such as health walks, chairobics and facilitate a knitting group and working for the Sage horticultural project.

Ms Alison Frost

Alison has enjoyed working at Pitsmoor Surgery's Primary Mental Health Care project for over 15 years, supporting adults with severe mental health problems. Before joining Pitsmoor Surgery, Alison worked in a range of different mental health services using her training in social work, psychotherapy and supervison. She currently works at Pitsmoor Surgery 2 days a week and for other organisations as a psychotherapist for 2 days.

Ms Patsy Seddon Community Mental Health Worker

Patsy has worked at Pitsmoor Surgery for more than 10 years as a Community Health Worker within the Primary Mental Health Care Project. Patsy's work involves working with people who suffer from severe and enduring mental health problems who need extra support and help to stay healthy and be part of the community.