The Humbleyard Practice Team

We are a large practice over three sites with over 22,000 registered patients. 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 Bav is mainly based at Hethersett surgery

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 Markham is mainly based at Mulbarton surgery

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 Epstein is mainly based at Cringleford Surgery

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 Cohen is mainly based at Mulbarton surgery

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 James is mainly based at Mulbarton surgery

Dr Punit Makwana MRCGP, MBBS, BSc (Hons), 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, CrossFit and brewing fine coffee.

Dr Makwana is mainly based at Hethersett surgery

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 Bowron is mainly based at Cringleford surgery

JCollins Dr Jonathan Collins MBBS MRCGP

Dr Collins joined the practice in 2024. He was born and raised in Surrey and studied medicine at University of East Anglia. After qualifying in 2018 he worked in Essex before returning to Norfolk to complete his GP training. 

He enjoys all sports, keeping active with an outdoors lifestyle and has a passion for cooking. 

Dr Collins is mainly based at Cringleford surgery

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 Morcos is mainly based at Hethersett surgery

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 Kenbaz is mainly based at Hethersett surgery

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. 

Dr Ellis is mainly based at Cringleford surgery

JBakewell 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.

Nick Pritchett, Emergency Care Practitioner

Nick joined the Humbleyard Practice in 2024.

Jeremy Taylor, Physicians Associate

Jeremy joined the practice as a Physicians Associate in 2023. He began his work with the NHS 10 years ago at the Norfolk and Norwich university hospital. In that time he has studied and worked as an assistant practitioner and has spent many of those years in surgical urology where he took a keen interest in men’s health and prostate studies.

In 2020 Jeremy began studying for a post graduate masters at the UEA to become a physician associate and graduated in 2022.

Jeremy lives with his wife and 2 daughters and when time allows he is a keen kayaker, reader, photographer and scuba diver, although he tends to prefer slightly warmer waters than the UK!

David Tallentire, Physicians Associate

Originally from rural County Durham, Dave moved to Norfolk in 2014 to work in the environmental sector with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Having always been interested in healthcare, he then went back to university to complete his post-graduate training to become a Physician Associate, graduating from UEA in 2020.

Since then he has worked across a couple of GP surgeries in Norfolk, taking up his position at Humbleyard Practice in January 2024.

Having come from a farming background, he still has a passion for the great outdoors, and when time allows will usually be found, with his wife and 2 young children, out exploring nature reserves, coasts and the many other beautiful spots Norfolk has to offer.

Ashleigh Senior, Physicians Associate

Ashleigh grew up in central Norwich and completed her Undergraduate degree studying Physiology in Manchester from 2017 to 2020. However, she returned to Norwich during the pandemic to work as a dispenser and start her Master’s to become a Physicians Associate. Ashleigh graduated in 2023 and completed a year working in paediatric surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital before joining the Humbleyard Practice in April 2024.

Dr Ishmail Bello GP Registrar

Dr Bello is the current GP Registrar (GP trainee) and will be with the practice until August 2024.

Dr Bello is mainly based at Cringleford surgery

Nursing Team

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SAmbrose Sarah Ambrose

Sarah is our Nurse Manager. She joined the Humbleyard Practice in January 2024.

AFey Alanagh Fey

Alanagh is one of our Practice Nurses. She joined the Humbleyard Practice in January 2024.

Jackie Gonzalez

Jackie is one of our Respiratory Nurses.

Jane Manning

Jane runs a contraception clinic which includes coil fits.

Yasmin Bloomfield

Yasmin is one of our Diabetic Nurses.

Victoria Warmington

Victoria is one of our Diabetic Nurses and is our lead research nurse.

Phoebe Boatman

Phoebe is one of our Practice Nurses. She joined the practice in March 2024.

Lizzie Lyle

Lizzie is a trainee Nursing Associate. She joined the Humbleyard Practice in 2022.

Roseanne Heaphy

Roseanne is one of our Practice Nurses who also carries out home visits. She joined the practice in February 2024.

Nicola Bonfield

Nicola is one of our outreach team. She joined the practice in January 2024.

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. Select a staff member to find out more.

Tracy Kerr

Tracey is one of our advanced Health Care Assistants. She joined the Humbleyard Practice in 2008.

GPhillips Georgia Phillips

Georgia is one of our Health Care Assistants. She joined the Humbleyard Practice in 2023.

Fi Tyas

Fi is one of our Health Care Assistants. She joined the Humbleyard Practice in 2023.

EIreland Emma Ireland

Emma is one of our Phlebotomists. She joined the practice in 2022.

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
  • Lee Kettlewell – Practice Manager
  • Shonrae Gay – Operations Manager
  • Alex Beatty – Information and Quality Manager
  • Nathan Smith – Patient Services Manager
  • Victoria Neophetou – Surgery Manager (Cringleford)
  • Sarah Eadle – Surgery Manager (Mulbarton)

Finance

  • 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
  • Jane D
  • Emma I
  • Kate H
  • Jemma A
  • Karen P
  • Zoe S
  • Danni S
  • Lindsay R
  • Erin F
  • Nicola P
  • Wiktoria G
  • Julie R
  • Kathryn G
  • Kirsty C
  • Sharon S
  • Victoria H
  • Clare H
  • Bev R

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
  • Tonya W
  • Kim S

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
  • Emma L
  • Wendy L

Clinical Care Co-ordinators

They help to co-ordinate the care of patients, particularly those who have long term conditions

  • Katie O’Regan
  • Jade Dodds

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

Pharmacists

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

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 Palmer-Smith

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.

  • Lucy Baldwin (Cringleford, Hethersett and Mulbarton)