Meet The Team

Partners

Dr Alexander Ma

BSc MBBS
Qualified London, 2010

Dr Ma works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Martin Block

MA MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DCH
Qualified London, 2000

Dr Block works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Marie Scarsbrook

MBChB DGM DCH DFSRH MRCGP
Qualified Bristol, 1997

Dr Scarsbrook works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Andrew F Field

BSc MBBS FRCS MA
Qualified London, 1990

Dr Field works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays

Dr Robin Ghosh

MBChB MRCGP
Qualified Birmingham, 1999

Dr Ghosh works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr David Geddes

MB BS DRCOGDCH DPD MRCGP
Qualified Royal London Medical College, 1987

Dr Geddes works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Rebecca Field

BSc MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
Qualified London, 1994

Dr Field works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Astrid Henckel

Medical State Exam
Qualified Cologne, Germany, 1993

Dr Henckel works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday.

Dr David Hammond

MB ChB BSc DRCOG DCH MRCGP
Qualified Leeds, 1994

Dr David Hammond works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr Helen O’Malley

MB ChB MRCPCH DFSRH
Qualified Leicester, 1995

Dr O’Malley works on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Dr William Ovenden

MA MB BChir
Qualified Cambridge, 1997

Dr Ovenden works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr Clare Coe

MB ChB MRCGP DCH
Qualified Liverpool, 2003

Dr Coe works on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Jane Inwood

MB ChB FRCS (Eng) FRCS (oto)
DCH DRCOG MRCGP DFFP
Qualified Leicester, 1994

Dr Inwood works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Rose Smith

MBChB MRCGP (2012) FAEG DRCOG DFSRH
Qualified Leeds, 2008

Dr Smith works on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Salaried GPs

Dr Rachel Bennett

MBChB BSc DFSRH MRCGP
Qualified Leeds, 2005

Dr Bennet works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Laura Douglas

BMedSci BMBS MRCGP
Qualified The University of Nottingham, 2014

Dr Douglas works on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Pauline Bolter

MB BS DRCOG DTM&H
Qualified London, 1985

Dr Bolter works on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Dr Kelly Robertson

MB BS
Qualified Hull and York, 2008

Dr Robertson works on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Dr Dylan Summers

MBChB MRCGP PGCME
Qualified Manchester, 1997

Dr Summers works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Jason Tunstall

MBChB MRCGP
Qualifed Sheffield, 2011

Dr Tunstall works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Tracy McArdle

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
Qualified Aberdeen 2001

Dr McArdle works on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Victoria Warren

MBChB, Bsc
Qualified Airedale, 2021

Dr Warren works Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Andrea Wadsworth

MBBS, Bsc, MRCGP
Qualified London, 2011

Dr Wadsworth works Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Prerna Chinoy

MBBS MRCEM
Qualified Kasturba Medical College, 2011

Dr Chinoy works Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr Alastair Dickson

MRCGP (2012), MB BS, LLM, MSc, BSc (Jt Hons), Dip
Qualified Newcastle, 2007

Dr Dickson works Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Dr Anna Hammond

MBChB DRCOG. DFSRH FRCGP MClinEd SFHEA
Qualified Leeds, 1994

Dr Hammond works on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Nina Sloan

MBChB MRCGP
Qualified Leeds, 2010

Dr Sloan works on Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Piyumi Peries Suriapperuma

MBChB
Qualified Leeds, 2016

Dr Suriapperuma works on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr Ben Thompson

MBBS, MRCGP, PGCHPE, FHEA
Qualified Hull York, 2017

Dr Thompson works on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Alexander Cary

BMBS BMedSci MRCGP
Qualified Nottingham, 2014

Dr Cary works on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Datong Xu

MBChB, Bsc
Qualified Aberdeen, 2017

Dr Xu works on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays.

Dr Hiruni Senaratne

MBChB MRCGP
Qualified Leeds, 2016

Dr Senaratne works on Mondays and Thursdays.

Dr Tin Tin Oo

MBBS
Qualified

Dr Tin Oo works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Dr Emma Carr

MBBS, MA Oxon, MRCGP, DRCOG, PGDip(Derm)
Qualified London, 2011

Dr Carr works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr (Adrian) Rod Escombe

MRCP, MRCGP, DTM&H, MSc(Epi), PhD, PGDip(Derm)
Qualified London, 1995

Dr Escombe works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Dr Elizabeth Swain

MBChB, MRCGP, DFSRH
Qualified Leeds, 2018

Dr Swain works on Thursdays and Fridays.

Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice

The availabilities above show our GPs usual working days, this does not account for holidays or sickness.

Healthcare Assistants & Assistant Practitioners

Our team of Healthcare Assistants and Assistant Practitioners are trained to care certificate standards. Clinical skills include, blood pressure monitoring, health promotion, phlebotomy, ear care, recording electrocardiograms, urinalysis, acting as a chaperone, wound care, management of long-term conditions, administration of injections, assisting with minor surgical procedures and contraceptive clinics. Assistant Practitioners are also trained to provide ankle brachial pressure index measurements and management of asthma.


Practice Nurses & Nurse Prescribers

Practice Nurses are qualified registered Nurses who work autonomously. They provide contraceptive, sexual health and cervical screening services. They are responsible for the management of long-term health conditions including respiratory, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. They deliver immunisation programmes, wound management and are accomplished in treating minor ailments.


Allied Health Care Professionals

Allied Health Professions are a diverse group of clinicians who deliver high-quality care to patients across a wide range of care pathways.

Our team includes Paramedics, Physiotherapists and Nurses. They offer both same day care and routine appointments in their specialist field. The team can help with assessment and diagnosis of acute and chronic conditions. Prescribe and review treatments for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice.


First Contact Mental Health Care Practitioners

Our First Contact Mental Healthcare Practitioners are registered Mental Health Nurses. They assist patients and offer short term interventions which may include anxiety management, support with low mood, advise on possible medications and work with a range of common mental health issues.


Home Visiting Team

Our complex care and visiting team are made up of a multi-disciplinary team including, Healthcare assistants, Assistant Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Paramedics, Emergency care Practitioners and Doctors. This team provide services for our housebound and vulnerable patients to support them with both acute and chronic health issues and palliative care.

Practice Management

Zulf Ali

Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer is involved in leading and managing all aspects of the practice, ensuring the appropriate governance and systems are in place to provide the highest quality patient care. 

The Chief Executive Officer supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop all aspects to enhance patient care.


Polly Smith

Head of Clinical

Head of Clinical manages the clinical team at YMG across all sites, she ensures CQC and Infection Control standards are met and the QOF targets are reached.

She manages the clinical data and templates, LES/DES adherence, and oversees the Administration Team with patient recalls.

She resolves any clinical issues and coordinates staff holidays, clinical staff training, and works alongside the Chief Executive Officer. 


Tess Johnston

Head of Operations

Head of Operations, manages the operational side of YMG. Tess ensures that systems are in place to enable all YMG sites to operate smoothly and efficiently.

Tess works closely with Zulf Ali and Polly Smith to deliver a high-quality customer service to all our patients.

The Administration Team process all new registrations, deductions, and recalls for all of our sites.

They also process all patient vaccinations and results so they are ready for the Doctors; the team also co-ordinate clinical schedules and maintain the health and safety of the building.

The administration team also deals with all Private work. This includes medical insurance reports, holiday insurance claim forms, DVLA reports, and D.W.P forms. All private work carries a fee.

You can find our fees on our Clinics and Services page.


Clinical Coders

The Clinical Coders action and process all hospital correspondence; they code patient diagnosis and investigations, thus keeping the patients records up to date.


Patient Care Co-Ordinator’s

Patient care co-ordinators 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; patient care co-ordinators 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, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

At York Medical group we have a dedicated Pharmacy team consisting of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and Prescription clerks. The team undertake medication reviews including supporting patients to get the best outcome from their medicines and co-ordinate medicines for patients following discharge from other healthcare settings. They also conduct audits & improve prescribing practice through educational support for all prescribers within the practice and to help improve prescribing and patient safety. They also provide a contact for patients and colleagues with medication queries. 

We are York Medical Groups complex care co-ordinators; we are here to help you. We liaise closely with your GP to provide continuity of care. Our aim is to ensure you feel supported and have access to the services that are right for you. We develop tailored personalised care plans for patients identified with significant long term and complex health issues and social care needs.

To give you an idea of how we can help:

  • We work closely with the home visiting team and GPs to ensure continuity of care and arrange home visits.
  • Telephone patients after discharge from hospital to ensure they have the support they require.
  • Refer to District Nurses or Palliative care support.
  • Support Care home, residents, and their families.
  • End of life/Complex Needs.
  • Arrange dementia, learning disabilities and mental health reviews for patients.
  • Liaise with Social services to co-ordinate care.
  • Visit our house bound patients to deliver vaccines and long-term condition reviews.
  • Refer carers to specialist support to help them look after their loved ones.
  • Arrange for Social Prescribers to offer support and sign posting to other services.