The Humbleyard Practice Team

We are a large practice over three sites with over 22,000 registered patient. Select an option below to find out more about the team members who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure patient care can be delivered.

Clinical Team

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Dr Bhavesh Dhorajwala MBBS (UEA 2008) MRCGP GP Partner

Dr Bav grew up in beautiful Derbyshire and the peak district but came to Norfolk when he started his medical degree at UEA. 
The charms of the region were too strong and having completed various hospital jobs in the region ranging from Cambridgeshire to Great Yarmouth, he decided to become a GP. He joined the practice in December 2013 as a partner, after having taken 5 months off to travel across America, Africa and India.
Travelling is a real passion of his.He has also managed to visit Australia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore with a quick stop in New Zealand. He lives with his wife Louise, who is a pharmacist at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and they have two very active little boys and a tabby cat.
Dr Bav likes to keep close links with UEA and is a regular examiner for the medical school. 
He has a particular interest in minor surgery, cryotherapy, joint injections and ophthalmology. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and has just taken up making his own pasta. He is also a keen runner.

Dr Tom Markham MBBS MRCGP GP Partner

Dr Markham was born in Norfolk and went to school in Norwich. He qualified from University College London in 2006 and completed his hospital jobs in Norfolk. 

He then commenced GP training after a year of surgical speciality training at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He worked initially as a salaried GP at Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre, before joining the practice as a full time partner.

Dr Markham is a very keen sportsman and enjoys various hobbies to stay fit including cycling, running and kitesurfing. He also has 3 labradors and very much enjoys working with them. 

He has a very productive smallholding growing fruit and veg.

Dr Marc Epstein MBBS BSc MRCP MRCGP GP Partner

Born and raised in North London Dr Epstein, a graduate from the Royal Free Hospital, was somewhat surprised to find himself working as a GP in rural Norfolk in 2009.

He started at Cringleford Surgery in 2014 and has now fully adapted to Norfolk life, putting down his roots with his wife and children. When time allows he dabbles in a bit of photography, banjo and guitar strumming.

Dr Katie Cohen MBBS Bsc MRCGP GP Partner

Originally from Norfolk, Dr Cohen trained at King’s College London Medical School, returning to Norfolk in 2008 to complete her GP training. 

She joined the practice in August 2014. She lives with her husband and growing family and loves family days out exploring the Norfolk countryside with them.

Dr Asha James MD, MRCP, MRCGP, Dip Derm, Sp Cert in Derm, GP Partner

Originally from India, Dr James moved to England 22 years ago and has been living in Norfolk for 16 years.

She initially worked in Dermatology for 10 years abroad as well as in the U.K before deciding to become a GP.

She worked as a GP locum prior to becoming a partner in 2019. Dr James works 3 days a week at the practice and 3 clinical sessions in dermatology. 

Her husband is a Rheumatologist and they have 1 daughter. In her spare time she enjoys baking, gardening and classical Indian dancing.

Dr Punit Makwana MRCGP GP Partner

Dr Makwana grew up in South London and studied at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools in London. 

After qualifying in 2010 he did his medical placements across the South-East of England as well as a year in Perth, Western Australia before starting GP training in Surrey. Dr Makwana joined the practice in December 2021. 

His interests involve ophthalmology, dermatology, joint injections and minor surgery. He came to the area after being introduced to the wonders of Norfolk life through his wife who was born and raised here. 

He spends his spare time chasing after his two young children and enjoys playing cricket, tennis and brewing fine coffee.

Dr Hugh Wilson GP Partner

Dr Wilson was lucky to enter medicine via a graduate scheme and qualified in Wales, coming to Norfolk for an academic post initially, before moving to general practice. 

Dr Wilson has worked in a couple of surgeries around Norfolk. He has also teaches at the UEA and on the faculty at Norwich Medical School, particularly teaching musculoskeletal medicine. Outside medicine, Dr Wilson enjoys spending time in nature, canoeing, music and reading – when family commitments allow! 

Having studied history and being a music scholar at Cambridge, Dr Wilson worked in archaeology, teaching, the environment agency and even a monastery, Dr Wilson turned to medicine in Swansea with the view to becoming a neurologist. 

Dr Wilson came to Norfolk with a job in academic stroke medicine and managed to publish a few papers which were well received; but wanting some clinical variety and to allow my family to settle and a love of the Norfolk coast led him to becoming a GP instead! 

Dr Wilson has taught medical students from Cambridge, Brighton, UEA, Kings, SGU and PA students from UEA and he is on faculty at UEA now.

Dr Hayley Bowron BSc OT, MBBS, MRCGP, GP Partner

Born and raised in South Africa, Dr Bowron worked as an Occupational therapist in South Africa and London before she came to study medicine in Norwich. She graduated from UEA medical School in 2011.

Prior to starting at the Humbleyard Surgeries in October 2020 she spent several years as a doctor at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, James Paget Hospital and other local GP practices in Norfolk.

She loves living in Norfolk and has settled well here in this beautiful part of the country with her husband and 2 daughters. She enjoys playing tennis, doing outdoor activities and spending time with her family here and in South Africa.

Dr Hannah Oxley MBBS BSc MRCGP

Dr Oxley qualified from The Royal Free and University College Medical School and initially remained in London to work before returning to her native Norfolk to complete her GP training.

She joined the Humbleyard Practice in 2017. Dr Oxley lives in rural South Norfolk with her young family and enjoys painting and gardening when time allow

Dr Chrystelle Asseman

Dr Asseman was born in northern France and initially trained as a scientist. 

After completing a PhD in Immunology at Pasteur Institute where she studied vaccination, Dr Asseman went to Oxford to research the role of the immune system in autoimmune diseases. She then moved to San Diego CA, to study immune responses to viruses.

In 2006, Dr Asseman returned to the UK and applied to the newly opened School of Medicine at UEA, redirecting her years of medical research to medical training. She graduated in 2011 and completed her GP training in 2017.

Dr Katie Birks

“Having been a partner with the practice for 13 years, I reduced my hours in general practice so I could have time to explore other clinical interests. I have been appointed as an honorary senior clinical lecturer at UEA and teach medical students within the practice. 

It is really exciting and invigorating to host these students and I am most grateful to those patients in the practice who have contributed to the development of the next generation of doctors. 

I also work as a speciality doctor in palliative care at Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospice. However, I am very fortunate to be able to continue at the practice as well, doing a couple of clinical sessions a week.

When not working, I am kept busy by my 2 young sons. As a family we have continued my and my husband’s love of worldwide travel, being very fortunate to spend 6 weeks in Borneo in 2019. 

However, just as special are the weekends in our dilapidated caravan exploring the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Running is an essential way for me to maintain a little ‘headspace’ as well as balancing my love of chocolate or cake with a cup of coffee!”

Dr Miray Morcos

Dr Morcos trained at the National University of Ireland, Galway graduating in 2011. She then moved to Liverpool with her family. 

She has been in Norfolk since 2021 and has already fallen in love with the beautiful area.

She enjoys meeting patients from all walks of life and strongly believes in continuity of care.

She enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and 2 children.

Dr Mojiba Kenbaz

Dr. Kenbaz, a graduate of VU Amsterdam University in 2011 with a degree in medicine, relocated to Norwich with her family. 

Following the completion of her GP training in Norfolk, Mojiba joined the practice as a General Practitioner in November 2023. 

She lives with her husband and three children, finding joy in cooking, Zumba, swimming, and reading.

Dr Steph Ellis

Originally from Norfolk, Dr Ellis graduated from the University of Leeds and stayed in Yorkshire for a number of years before returning to Norfolk in 2017 to commence GP training. 

Dr Ellis started at Cringleford surgery in May 2023. She enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her young family. 

John Bakewell, Emergency Care Practitioner

John joined the East of England Ambulance Service as a Paramedic after a previous career as Helicopter Observer/Navigator in the Royal Navy. 

After 6 years front line he studied at the UEA to become an Emergency Care Practitioner. He was mentored at Hethersett by Dr Press during this training. 

For a while he was a clinical operations manager for the Out of Hours in Norfolk before joining general practice in 2015. He continues to work in the OOH arena in Suffolk at the weekends.

Married with 4 children, he divides his spare time between the family and cycling. He recently cycled non-stop from Aberystwyth to Lowestoft in a day.

Teresa Rush, Physicians Associate

Teresa has lived in Norwich for almost 10 years. Teresa has a Biological Sciences degree from the University of East Anglia. After her undergrad she went straight into doing a masters studying for a further 2 years to become a Physician Associate. 

After qualifying in March, Teresa was accepted into a post for the PCN and her working sites is for the Humbleyard Practice. This is Teresa’s first role as a qualified PA.

Teresa has a son who keeps her busy while she is not at work, They love the outdoors, whether that be walks around Norfolk or climbing and hiking mountains like Snowdon. 

It is Teresa’s dream to one day climb Kilimanjaro! She also has a passion for baking and decorating cakes having made 3 of her friend’s wedding cakes already.

Eden Ross, Outreach Team, Registered Nurse

Eden qualified as a Nurse in 2017 from the UEA. She worked in Accident and Emergency at the NNUH and then went on to work with people with neurological conditions which gave her a wide range of nursing skills. 

She loved the varied nature of her role in A&E which led her to Outreach Nursing where she can use her assessment and triage skills.

Particular areas of interest include minor illness/ injury and clinical assessment. Eden lives with her boyfriend and rescue dog just outside of Norwich. In her spare time Eden loves holidays, food and yoga!

Willow Tarsey, Outreach Team, Registered Nurse

Willow qualified in 2014 from Northumbria university where she worked on numerous wards and worked with different specialities before moving back to her home city Norwich where she worked in A+E as a junior sister. 

She has a specific interest in advanced assessment of patients and working closely with other multi-disciplinary team members to provide patients with the best care centred to them. 

She has many other qualifications in Advanced life Support , Major Incident training and Minor Injuries.

She enjoys spending her free time with her little boy exploring. 

Dr Nkechi Chigbo GP Registrar

Dr Chigbo in the current GP Registrar (GP trainee) and will be with the practice until February 2024. She loves reading fiction, watching films and cooking.

Nursing Team

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Jackie Gonzalez

Jackie is one of our respiratory nurses

Elizabeth Gilford

Elizabeth is originally from Durham and completed her nurse training in Leeds in 1981. She went on to obtain further qualifications in Neonatal Intensive Care in Nottingham and Adult Intensive Care in Oxford. After working as a nursing Sister at the Royal Free and Leicester Cardiac Intensive care she spent 3 years in Brussels and then found Norfolk in 2002 and never looked back! Having joined GP land she specialised in respiratory conditions, spirometry as well as the other varied practice work. 

In her spare time she walk her dog (preferably by the coast!) and plays Pickleball. She also enjoys travel.

Jane Manning

Jane runs a contraception clinic which includes coil fits

Carly Mountain

Carly qualified from UEA in 2017. She worked in recovery at the Norfolk and Norwich and particularly enjoyed the fast paced environment and critical care skills she gained.

After working in anaesthetics for two years a move to practice nursing has been a long-term nursing goal. 

She has particular interest in health promotion and admission avoidance, working closely with care home residents to improve health access. In her spare time she has a keen interest in fitness, outdoor activities and travelling.

Yasmin Bloomfield

Yasmin is one of our diabetic nurses

Victoria Warmington

Victoria is one of our diabetic nurses and is our lead research nurse

Healthcare Assistants

The Health Care Assistants carry out blood tests (phlebotomy), blood pressures checks, ECGs, weight checks and Health checks. The Practice also have advanced Health Care Assistants who are able to do B12 injections, wound dressings, flu immunisations, diabetic health checks and some children’s blood tests.

  • Emily Gough
  • Lizzie Lyle
  • Tracy Kerr
  • Georgia Phillips

Practice Team

Management Team

The management team ensure the smooth running of the practice, overseeing both the clinical and non-clinical staff.

  • Chris Stace – Business Practice Manager
  • Shonrae Gay – Operations Manager
  • Victoria Neophetou – Assistant Surgery Manager (Cringleford)
  • Sarah Eadle – Assistant Surgery Manager (Mulbarton)
  • Alex Beatty – Information and Quality Manager
  • Lloyd Taylor – Administration Manager


  • Ruth Whiting

Care Navigation / Admin Team

Our care navigation team is a very important part of the Practice and are the first point of contact for general enquiries. They are based across our three sites. When a patient contact the practice for an issue, the care navigators will ensure an appointment is made with the most appropriate member of the team.

Our administration team can provide basic information on recent test results, direct you to the correct clinician and help to answer any general questions you may have.

The team constantly strive to keep all the information in the surgery up to date and confidential.

We try to maintain a friendly and open team and are proud to be part of our local communities across the entire practice.

  • Eloise M
  • Tracey M
  • Michelle M
  • Jane D
  • Fiona M
  • Rebecca R
  • Emma I
  • Emma S
  • Emma L
  • Jade D
  • Kate H
  • Jemma A
  • Kate H
  • Karen P
  • Zoe S
  • Danni S
  • Lindsay R
  • Erin F
  • Bethany
  • Nicole P

Referral Administrators

The medical secretaries perform a range of administrative tasks including NHS referrals generated by the clinical teams to hospitals, community settings and District Nursing services.

  • Karen W
  • Kayleigh P
  • Krissie F

Coding Team

This team provide a wide range of support for the Practice, including patient record deductions, safeguarding updates, research projects, audits, reports, clinical coding of records, hospital letters documentations and health screening invites.

  • Belinda H
  • Ceri E
  • Janie L
  • Kate A
  • Sarah R

Clinical Care Co-ordinators

The clinical data help to co-ordinate care of patients, particularly those who have long term conditions

  • Katie O’Regan

Medicine Management Team

Dispensary Team

The Dispensary team issue repeat prescriptions, dispense medication to dispensing patients or forward prescriptions on to relevant pharmacies. They also work alongside the GPs to deal with prescription queries and issue any medication from hospital letters.

  • Alison H
  • Amy L
  • Annalie A
  • Holly B
  • Maria K
  • Vicky C


The pharmacists are experts in medicine management and can deal with clinical problems and queries related to a patients medication. They review patients to optimise medication and ensure medicines are being taken properly.

  • Kasia P
  • Liz Z
  • Nicole C
  • Vicky A (locum)

Mental Health Practitioners

We have in-house mental health practitioners who can offer help with a variety of mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. They can see people over the age of 16.

  • Stuart Clark
  • Lucy

First Contact Physiotherapy

We have an in-house “first contact” physiotherapy team. Their role is to review patients with musculoskeletal problems without the need for you to see a GP first. This includes common issues such as back, hip, knee and neck pain.

  • Mary Green
  • Sam Hobdell
  • Josh Harding
  • Linda Long
  • Polly McDaniel
  • Michelle Roadley-Bath
  • Toni Sturgeon
  • Katrina Woodcock
The FCP team won the “Partnership Working Award” which recognises a team working collaboratively and across team or organisational boundaries to improve services. It was commented that the team “work as a truly cohesive partnership, whose team spirit shines through”.

Social Prescribers

We have a social prescriber at each of our sites who can assist with a variety of issues including social support, befriending, debt advice, support for long term conditions and housing issues

  • Mandy Cutler (Cringleford)
  • Suzi & Lucy (Hethersett)
  • Lucy Baldwin (Mulbarton)