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Doctors and Staff

General Practitioners

We are a group of seven General Practitioners in a non-limited partnership.

Dr Nicole Averill

Dr Nicole Averill


Dr Nicole Averill qualified from Guy's and St Thomas’ Medical School, London in 2000 and joined the practice in 2010. She has a special interest in Family Planning & Women’s Health and Palliative Medicine. She offers a full range of contraceptive services, including coil and Implanon fitting. When not at work, she is busy as mum to her four children.

Dr Sian Thomas

Dr Sian Thomas


Dr Sian Thomas qualified at Cardiff University in 1989. She has been working locally since 2001, and has been with the practice since June 2010. When not at work, she enjoys walking, riding and cycling with her family.

Dr Kirk-Smith

Dr Kirk-Smith


Dr Stephen Kirk-Smith completed his GP training in Tonbridge, having qualified from Guy's & St Thomas’ in 2003. He joined the practice in July 2010. He has a keen interest in minor surgery. Interests outside of medicine include football and cycling.

Dr Martin Jones

Dr Martin Jones


Dr Martin Jones studied Medicine at Bristol University and completed his training as a General Practitioner in 1999. He has lived and worked as a GP in West Kent for over ten years, and joined Clanricarde Medical Centre in October 2010. In addition to general medicine, his special interests include child health, musculoskeletal medicine and complementary therapies. He has extensive training and experience in acupuncture and is also a fully trained homeopathic physician. Before taking up Medicine, he studied Chinese and speaks Mandarin. He is married with two children.

Dr Katherine Morris

Dr Katherine Morris

MB ChB (Edinburgh 2002) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Dr Katherine Morris qualified from The University of Edinburgh in 2002 and joined the practice in 2012. Her special interest is in Family Planning. She also has basic knowledge of British Sign Language. She was brought up in Tunbridge Wells and is enjoying raising her family here. She loves travel, yoga and camping with the kids.

Dr Helen Creed

Dr Helen Creed


Dr Helen Creed qualified at Cambridge University in 1996 and completed her GP training in London. She has worked in Tunbridge Wells since 2003 and joined Clanricarde Medical Centre in 2012. Her special interests are child health and palliative care. Outside work she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.

Dr Vijay Koshal

Dr Vijay Koshal

MB BS (London 2001) BSc MRCGP DRCOG

Dr Vijay Koshal qualified from University College London (UCL) in 2001 and trained locally to be a General Practitioner. He worked as a GP partner for five years in a practice in Sevenoaks before joining us in 2013. His special interests include General Medicine and minor surgery. Outside of work he enjoys music, football (Liverpool FC) and spending time with his wife and two young children.

All of the doctors are subject to an annual appraisal which they must successfully pass in order to carry on practising.

Practice Manager

Denise Netherton

Primary Health Care Team

Practice Nurses

Mrs Lesley-Anne Hayden RGN
Mrs Judith Mayho RGN
Mrs Helena Carden RGN

Healthcare Assistant
Mrs Jane Reed

Sharon Lucas-Croft


Reception Staff
We employ seven part-time reception staff to handle the booking of appointments, to take and relay messages between yourself and your doctor, and to assist with any enquiries about the practice.

Administrative/Secretarial Staff

We employ eight part-time members of staff to deal with correspondence, repeat prescriptions, and maintain the practice link with the local Care Commissioning Group (CCG).


Practice Administrators

We have two Practice Administrators, working across both the Clanricarde site and the Rowan Tree site

Louise Handford - Clanricarde

Louise Simmons - Rowan Tree & Clanricarde

GP Training

The surgery is participating in the national programme of post-graduate training for doctors by offering a placement in a GP practice to doctors who have graduated and completed at least one year as a hospital house officer. The aim of the placement is to enable these doctors to continue their development in understanding the management of unwell patients and to appreciate the way we look after our patients in the community. The doctor in training is supervised by either Dr Sian Thomas or Dr Steve Kirk-Smith both of whom have received specific training for this role.

The surgery is accredited on an annual basis; for more information, please contact KSS Deanery.

Health Visitor

Employed by Kent Community Health and based at Birchlands Business Centre.
Tel: 03007 900243

Community Midwifery

This is covered by the Community Midwifery team.
Messages can be left with the Midwife Liason Office on 01892 633488.

District Nurses

Employed by Kent Community Health and working from Clanricarde Medical Centre.

Contact via surgery on 01892 526362 or out-of-hours on 111.

Attached Staff

Psychology And Counselling
Referrals are made through your doctor.

Community Psychiatric Nurse
Contact is via your doctor.

Incontinence Advisory Nurse
Contact is via your doctor.

Diabetic Liaison Nurse
Contact 01892 823535 (Ext 3330).

Breast Care Nurse
Contact 01892 632299.

Social Services
Advises the over 65s, assessing their needs and requirements.
Contact is via Social Services on 01892 515045.

Palliative Care
We have close links with Hospice in the Weald. Contact 01892 820515.


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