Our Staff

Partners

DR ALEX WATTERS

Female

MBChB DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Watters studied at Warwick University and qualified in 2008. She initially came to Brookside during her training as a GP Registrar and then returned in 2016 as a Salaried GP. She became a GP Partner in 2020 and is one of the training doctors in the practice supporting our GP Registrars. She has an interest in Women’s Health, Family Planning and Paediatrics.

DR JONATHAN MENON

Male

MUDr MRCGP

Dr Menon studied at Charles University, Prague and qualified in 2009. He started as a Salaried GP at Brookside in 2016 and has since gone on to become a GP Partner in 2020. His interests are Diabetes, Musculoskeletel Medicine and Men's Health. Dr Menon is one of the training doctors in the practice supporting our GP Registrars. Sport is a particular passion with Rugby and Triathlon dominating most of his spare time (when not tearing after his children).

Doctors

DR NICK TYRRELL

Male

MBChB, BSc (Hons)

Dr Tyrrell studied at The University of Manchester before studying Medicine at Warwick Medical School and qualified in 2012. He has since worked in a variety of hospital posts in Merseyside and the West Midlands. His interests include musculoskeletal medicine and minor surgery. Nick originally trained here as a GP Registrar but has now re-joined the team as a fully qualified GP.

DR BENJAMIN THURLOW

Male

MBChB, MRCGP, BSc (Hons)

Dr Thurlow studied for a BSc in Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Leeds before completing Medicine at the University of Warwick where he qualified in 2005. He has worked as a full time GP in Rugby for the last 13 years. His areas of interest include Dermatology and Cardiology. Outside of Medicine, Dr Thurlow is a keen Cyclist.

GP Registrars

DR DAVID POLLOCK

Male

ST3

DR JESS SLINN

Female

ST3

DR YUK HEI WONG

Male

ST2

Nurses

NURSE PAT

Female

RGN

Pat first joined the Practice in 2004 and then returned in 2011 following a year working in Coventry as a Specialist Respiratory Nurse. She has a diploma in chronic disease management with a particular interest in respiratory conditions. Pat leads our asthma and COPD clinics but is also available for a range of nurse appointments.

NURSE HARRIET

Female

Harriet came back to nursing in 2019 after having 15 years out to pursue other interests and raise a family. Harriet helps Dr Menon with our Chronic Disease Clinic and is also available for a variety of nursing appointments

Practice Management

MADELEINE CLARK

Female

Practice Manager

Madeleine is our Practice Manager. She has worked in GP practices since she was a student and worked up to becoming a Practice Manager in 1995. She then joined Brookside in 2000. She is responsible for the administration and coordination of the practice and welcomes any comments you may have on the service you receive.

Administration

GEORGIA .

Female

Trained Chaperone

Georgia is our Practice Administrator and Adult Named Safeguarding Co-ordinator. She joined the practice in 2016 and is responsible for a range of administrative duties and the digital innovation of the surgery. As well as this, she manages the appointment book system, social media and website. She also helps cover Reception, Dispensary and Secretarial duties when needed. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, dog and horse.

Secretaries

DENISE .

Female

Trained Chaperone

Denise joined the practice in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. Since 2022 she has taken over the role of Secretary where she types and processes GP referral letters.

Reception

Our receptionists and are your first point of contact and will help with any queries you have and make appointments. They will help you as much as possible but cannot give any medical advice.

SUE .

Female

Trained Chaperone

Sue has worked as a Receptionist at Brookside since 2007. She is also our Named Child Safeguarding Co-Ordinator.

STACEY .

Female

Trained Chaperone

Stacey started here in 2021. Before this she worked as a travel agent for 8 years. Her time outside worked is filled up by her two boys.

NICOLA .

Female

Trained Chaperone

SHYLA .

Female

Shyla joined us in 2023 after completing her A levels. She works as both a Receptionist and as a Counter Assistant in Dispensary. Outside of work she enjoys cooking and baking.

Dispensers

Our dispensers supervise the medicines that the doctors prescribe. Many medical conditions need monitoring and the dispensers will inform you when a check-up is due. They liaise each morning with the doctors. Requests for repeat prescriptions should be made using your repeat request form or by phoning the dispensary on (024) 7654 5181.

JULIET .

Female

NVQ2

Juliet started here in 2016 after being a NNEB qualified Nursery Nurse for 10 years. Outside of work her interests include Dance and spending time with her children.

KAREN .

Female

NVQ2

Karen started at Brookside in 2022 and has worked in dispensing for 6 years. Previous to this she has worked as a District Nurse and a Health Care Assistant

ASHLEY .

Female

NVQ2

Ashley started Brookside in 2022 after working in pharmacy for 7 years.

STEVE .

Male

Dispensary Assistant

JESS .

Female

Dispensary Assistant

Jess started at Brookside in 2021. Before this she worked in a Pharmacy for 2 years.

Community Midwives

Our midwife sees all our pregnant ladies for their routine antenatal care and looks after them for the first few weeks after delivery. She holds her clinic on Monday afternoons.

Rugby Health

Staff supplied to us that work throughout all the doctors surgeries in Rugby to support GP's by providing patients with specialist care.

HAYLEY STANDELL

Female

Hayley is our First Contact Physio who helps treat short term musculoskeletal problems (joints and muscular injuries). First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are physiotherapists who are experts in assessment and management. They can request investigations and refer you to hospital if necessary. This gives you faster access to expert diagnosis and you’ll leave with advice and a plan to tackle the problem.

CHLOE ADAMS

Female

Chloe, is one of our dietitians. She qualified from the University of Nottingham with a masters in nutrition and dietetics in 2010. She has over 13 years of experience working with a variety of conditions in the community setting, and worked to set up dietitian services for Rugby Health Ltd. In 2021. She has a specialist interest is community Gastroenterology, and provides ongoing care for those with long term digestive disorders. She is works in a first contact role for the surgery, and you can book directly into her clinics via reception. She is able to request investigations, arrange prescription recommendations with general practitioners, and refer you on for further care if necessary. First contact dietitians give you faster access to expert diagnosis and you’ll leave with advice and a plan to tackle the problem. She works across many practices in Rugby, and most locally to you from Revel Surgery in Brinklow and Wolston Surgery. The service has the flexibility to see you anywhere, at a time and place that is most convenient for you.

ZEENAT SHAIKH

Female

Zeenat, joined the dietitian service in 2022. She graduated in Dietetics at Coventry University in 2018.She has a background in the hospital setting and a great deal of knowledge on providing nutrition support to those with acute digestive disorders. Since she has had further training to translate her experience into community practice. She is works in a first contact role for the surgery, and you can book directly into her clinics via reception. She is able to request investigations, arrange prescription recommendations with general practitioners, and refer you on for further care if necessary. First contact dietitians give you faster access to expert diagnosis and you’ll leave with advice and a plan to tackle the problem. She works across many practices in central Rugby, and Dunchurch Surgery on the outskirts. The service has the flexibility to see you anywhere, at a time and place that is most convenient for you.

NADIA GHAFOOR

Female

MPharm PGCert

Nadia is our Clinical Pharmacist. She completed her Masters in Pharmacy at Aston University in 2013 and then her postgraduate studies at Keele university in 2020. She has worked as a Clinical Pharmacist in the hospital, community pharmacy and manufacturing setting and joined Brookside in 2021.She is the Senior Pharmacist in Rugby and oversees the training of junior pharmacists. Her main role is in reviewing medications, ensuring safe and appropriate prescribing with a specialist interest in hypertension and cardio vascular disease.

JESS BURDETT

Female

Jess is our Pharmacy Technician who works closely with the Doctors and Dispensary on projects and admin to help Dispensary run smoothly

EMMA BOND

Female

Emma is our Social Prescriber and helps signpost patients to the support they need with non medical issues such as financial problems and loneliness.

Community Nurses

The district nursing team work with the practice in the care of our housebound patients. They liaise closely with the doctors and the practice nurses.