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Northiam & Broad Oak Surgery

Our Practice Team


Dr Philip James was born in 1961 and qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1985. He joined the practice in 1990.

His clinical interests are elderly care, minor surgery and medical IT technology. He is currently the GP trainer.

Dr Sally Parnell was born in 1978 and qualified from Oxford in 2003. She joined the practice in October 2010.

Her clinical interests are elderly care, ENT and palliative care.

Dr Richard Albardiaz qualified from Cambridge in 2000. He joined the practice in 2009.

His clinical interests are children's medicine, holistic medicine and learning disability. He is also involved in medical education and has had a number of articles published. For a full list of his publications click here.

Dr Lelly Waters was born in 1961 and qualified from The Royal Free Hospital in 1985. She joined the practice in 2003.

Her clinical interests are dermatology and family planning.

Each individual GP aims to provide as wide a range of services as possible for their personal list of patients. We therefore all offer maternity services and general contraceptive services. We also all run clinics for our diabetic patients and specialised services for our patients with a number of conditions such as heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Dr James, Dr Parnell and Dr Waters all carry out minor surgery. Dr Waters carries out coil fittings. Dr Parnell fits contraceptive implants.

Practice Manager

Our practice manager is Mrs Sarah Clements who took over the role in April 2019. She is responsible for running the administration side of the practice. If you have any comments or suggestions about the practice they should be addressed to her. She is also the person to contact if you have any complaints about the practice.

Practice Nurses

We have three practice nurses: Gay Quearney, Ruth Botley and Sam Parsler. They are an important part of our practice team. In addition to the routine work of practice nurses they also have a wide range of specialist skills. These include running travel clinics, managing patients anticoagulation and setting up of 24 hour blood pressure monitoring. Some practice nurse appointments can be booked online. However it is not possible to book 20 minute appointments on line and therefore for services such as travel advice and cervical smears need to be booked at reception. Please refer to the information document for more information

Health Care Assistants

We also have two health care assistants: Kerri Davies and Lisa Toze.They carry out a range of clinical duties including phlebotomy, performing ECGs and spirometry. Some of these appointments can be booked online. Blood tests have to be booked by 11am as we rely on the hospital to collect them and take them to the hospital. Please do not try and book a blood test after this time as it will not be collected and taken to the hospital that day.

Reception, Dispensary& Office Staff

We have a large team of friendly and efficient staff who help run the practice. They have a complex job in managing all the tasks that make up a modern day practice. They are here to help you and deal with any enquiries you may have.

District Nurses

We have a team of district nurses attached to the practice. They are available 7 days a week. The district nurses can be contacted via the surgery. They provide care in your home if you are unable to attend the surgery. We have regular meetings with them to discuss patient care.

Health Visitor

Our health visitor is based at Rye and can be contacted on 01797 226674. Her name is Becky Ware. She also does a monthly clinic at Northiam on the first Tuesday of every month. The clinic is between 2 and 3.45pm and is a mixture of appointments and open access.


Our midwife is Ila Pandya. She can be contacted on 01424 758091 or in an emergency contact labour ward at the Conquest 01424 755255. She unfortunately no longer does antenatal clinics here at Northiam but clinics are now done at Ferry Road clinic in Rye.

The attached staff are not employed by the practice but we have close links with all of them and meet formally at regular intervals to discuss clinical and management issues.