Dr Liz Norris*
MBChB 1996, RGN, BSC (Hons), DFFP, MRCGP 2002, PGCE
Dr Norris grew up and went to University in Bristol before moving to Sussex. She has worked at the Surgery since 2001. She is a Partner and GP Trainer and works Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Ship Street. She spends two days a week working for HEKSS as Associate Dean for West Sussex.
She is married with two delightful daughters, four cats and a Cockerpoo named Honey. Hobbies include warm sunny holidays doing nothing and walking Honey in the Ashdown Forest.
Dr Stephanie J Cook*
MBBCh (Oxon) 1997 MRCS DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP 2012
Having completed her medical training at Cambridge and then Oxford, Dr Stephanie Cook initially pursued a career in surgery before seeing the light and retraining as a GP when she moved to Sussex.
She has worked at Ship Street since 2013 and specialises in minor surgery and family planning and is the lead partner for learning disabilities.
She is married to a vet and has 2 young sons and when away from the surgery, can usually be found running or riding over Ashdown Forest.
Dr Elinor Flatman*
MBBS (BSMS), MRCGP (2014) DFSRH (2012)
Dr Flatman went to medical school in Brighton graduating in 2009, she then moved to Surrey and completed her GP training in Farnham. She joined the practice in 2014 after completing her training and moving back to Sussex.
She is especially interested in diabetes and family planning.
Outside of work she enjoys baking, spending time in her garden & various crafts including paper cutting & sewing.
Dr Stephen J Bellamy*
MBBS (London) 1985 DA DRCOG MRCGP 1989
Dr Bellamy grew up on the Sussex coast. He went to Medical School in London, trained as a GP in Sussex and he has been a Partner at Ship Street since 1991. He works at the surgery on three days each week, and works with the Clinical Commissioning Group on 2 days each week. He also has an interest in Occupational Health. He believes that General Practice is the cornerstone of our health care system and he wants to protect the traditional values while continuing to adapt the service.
Dr Caroline Smith * (Partner)
MBBS (London 1984) MRCGP 1990
Working Monday and Wednesday all day.
Dr Salihah Mughal
MBChB 2010 (Leeds) MRCGP 2015
Dr Mughal’s days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday all day.
Dr Adam Cutts
MBBS (London) DCH DRCOG MRCGP 1995
Dr Cutts qualified from St Thomas Hospital Medical School in London in 1989 and worked as a GP, GP Trainer and Forensic Physician in Finchingfield in Essex for 13 years before establishing an organisation providing Forensic Medical Practitioners to Police Forces in 2005. He worked as a Forensic Physician across the South of England for 8 years. From 2013 to 2017 he has enjoyed a career break living in Sussex. He returned to General Practice in the summer of 2017.
Complementing his medical career, he has spent time paragliding in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Argentina, but can mostly be found on or above the green slopes of the South Downs.
Working Tuesday and Thursday all day.
* Partners in the practice.
Miss Sheila Wand
I have worked for south east coast ambulance for 15 years but I'm now working 2 days a week at Ship Street and two at SECAMB. In my spare time I enjoy walking my jack Russell terrier and moving plants around the garden.
Paramedic Practitioners are paramedics who have had advanced clinical training and have decided to move to work in the community. They will be undertaking home visits and doing minor illness clinics.
Mrs Ada Siage
After a career in teaching, I trained as a Physician Associate at St George’s University of London.
Physician Associates are medically trained and qualified professionals who support the GPs in the diagnosis and management of patients. They hold daily clinics in which patients are seen for both ongoing and urgent medical matters.
I am married with two amazing sons! I enjoy travelling and being with friends and family amongst other things.
My days at Ship Street are currently, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Our practice nurse are Mrs Alison Lawson, Miss Gemma Browning and Mrs Sharon Clay.
The Practice Nurses will not be able to see children aged under 14 without a parent or guardian present.
Children aged 14-16 years.
The Practice Nurses will see unaccompanied children aged between 14-16 years provided there is letter of consent signed by the parent or guardian specifying the treatment to be given.
Our Healthcare Assistants are Debbie Chart and Justine Twinn.
Deb was born and brought up in South London, moved to Sunny Sussex nearly 20 years ago and has worked at Ship Street as Receptionist and HCA for 18 years.
Mum to 3 grown up children and grandmother to baby Millie, in her spare time she loves baking, reading and supports Crystal Palace FC. (EAGLES!)
Other Clinical Staff
The practice is also ably supported by a wide range of other clinical staff including: District Nurses, Health Visitors & Midwife
Non-NHS Clinical Staff
The smooth running of the practice is the responsibility of the practice manager, Mrs Elizabeth Eades, and all the staff.
Mrs Elizabeth Eades
Liz has worked at the surgery since 1999, when she started as an evening receptionist. During her employment, she has worked in all of the areas of the Surgery and has been Practice Manager since January 2012. She works Monday - Friday and is often available to talk to without booking an appointment. Liz reclocated from Hertfordshire to East Grinstead in 1994 and has 2 daughters and a dog.
Deputy Practice Manager
Sandra Coppard is our Deputy Practice Manager. She has worked for the NHS for 21 years, working first for the Total Unified Care Project based at Moatfield Surgery, which ran for 5 years and worked at all three local surgeries. When this project finished, she worked as a Secretary and dealing with all the IT at Ship Street Surgery and has progressed up to her current position.
She is married and has a daughter. She enjoys socialising with her friends, reading, baking and watching all aspects of sport especially football.
Teaching & Training
Ship Street Surgery is an accredited Training Practice and is linked to Mid-Sussex VTS. This means that both the Trainer and the Practice are inspected and have to meet certain standards and undergo a re-accreditation process. You may be offered an appointment with a GP Registrar who is a fully qualified doctor completing their training to become a GP. On occasions, GP Registrars may be sitting in with another GP in the surgery. You can consent or decline to have them sitting in with you if you wish.
Dr Liz Norris is the GP Trainer and if you have any questions with regards to our GP Registrars, please contact her to discuss it further.
The Surgery is also affiliated to Brighton and Sussex Medical School. We will occasionally have medical students in the Practice. They are early in their training to become doctors so will be fully supervised by another doctor. They may be sitting in on consultations to observe; normally on a Thursday afternoon with Dr Elinor Flatman. You may be asked if you would mind being involved in their education by allowing them to ask you some questions or examine you under supervision. Patient involvement is greatly appreciated and helps medical students learn to become competent doctors. You should be informed that medical students will be in attendance when you book an appointment. If you would prefer them not to be present, please inform reception staff.
Dr Elinor Flatman is responsible for medical students in the Practice and if you have any questions with regards to them, please contact her to discuss it further.