Meet the Staff

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The Littlewick Medical Centre Team


  Dr Walton graduated from the University of Bristol in 1983. She then acquired a hospital job in Derby and after this she worked as a GP Trainee in Heanor before joining Littlewick Medical Centre in 1988. Her special professional interests are gynaecology, drugs misuse and encouraging patients in participation groups. Whilst not at Littlewick she tries to keep fit and enjoys watching her kids do likewise with rugby and netball. She also likes skiing and is a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Long Eaton.
  Dr Travell graduated from the University of Leicester in 1983 and trained in Peterborough and Whitehaven from 1980 to 1989. Clinically his interests are minor surgery, joint injections, eye problems and GP training in Derby. His non-clinical interests include spending time with his family and friends, attending church, playing tennis, biking, walking, supporting Nottingham Forest Football Club and playing bass guitar in a covers band.
  Dr Henn completed his medical training in 1991 at the University of Essen in the industrial heartland of the Ruhr Valley. Having finished medical school he desired to undertake his medical apprenticeship in the counties of Berkshire, Durham, and Greater Manchester before completing his Vocational Training in Nottingham. He gained membership of the Royal College of GPs and usual GP qualifications in 1995/6. In 2006 he gained the Diploma in Respiratory Medicine. His special interests are in long term conditions and he has been involved in steering groups on stroke, COPD, mental health, asthma, community rehabilitation and case management.
  Dr. Halls graduated from the University of Oxford in 1978 and after a variety of hospital jobs became a GP in Coventry in 1984. He then joined Littlewick in 2000 after spending time abroad in Gambia. His special interests are diabetes, hypertension, uses of computers in medicine and clinical audit. Beyond Littlewick he is an active member of the Derby city church, the team leader of Derby street pastors, a computer programmer and a keen cycler. He has a fondness for good curries, databases and the occasional bottle of Old Speckled Hen; even more combined!
  Dr Bagshaw studied Medicine at the University of Liverpool and completed her training in Oxfordshire. She relocated back to Derbyshire, having grown up in Chesterfield, and joined Littlewick in 2000. She is a GP trainer, supervising qualified doctors who are training to become GPs, and she also fits coils and implants in our family planning clinic. In addition her clinical interests are women's health, dermatology and palliative care. Outside of Littlewick she enjoys playing the piano and clarinet and is a supporter of various sporting activities enjoyed by her children - rugby, football, cricket and horseriding. She enjoys walking her labrador, gardening and keeping chickens.
  Dr Mok graduated from the University of Aberdeen and carried out her GP training in Nottingham to join Littlewick Medical Centre in 2000. Clinically her interests lie in GP training and Dermatology. Her hobbies are reading a good book and playing electric guitar; as well as these she is an active member of Cornerstone church in Nottingham.
  Dr Pizzey studied Medicine at the University of Liverpool and carried out her GP training in Nottingham from 1999 until 2001. Her special interests in medicine is diabetes. Outside work she is very busy looking after her three boys (plus a husband) and is involved in managing her local rugby club that her boys play for. She also grows her own vegetables and when she is relaxing she likes to read or go for a swim.
  Dr Owen studied at St George's Hospital in South London and after qualifying she did her GP training in Nottingham, which she finished in 2000. Diabetes care is her main clinical interest and she was involved in setting up the diabetes clinic at Littlewick. She co-ordinates the end of life care for Littlewick patients which she finds incredibly rewarding. In addition she is responsible for co-ordinating the logistics for the delivery of over 3000 flu jabs each year, the GP in charge of the newsletter and is the GP link for the patient participation group. She is actively involved in her local church, teaching children and doing puppet shows to bring the Bible to life for them.

Dr Garside qualified from Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals Medical Schools in London 1994. After working her house jobs in Chester, she working in medicine and accident and emergency roles before moving to live in Australia in 1997. Whilst there she worked in accident and emergency, general medicine and anaesthetics before taking up a GP role on a remote island. She returned to the UK in 2003 after having her children, and completed her UK General Practice training at Littlewick Medical Centre, gaining the MRCGP in 2005.

Her special interests lie in substance misuse and in elderly care medicine, as well as in dermatology, especially pigmented skin lesions. Dr Garside has working in various practices in Derbyshire and Staffordshire as a locum and as a salaried GP, as well as continuing to work for the Derbyshire Substance Misuse service one day a week, before being tempted back to her training practice.

Outside of work she enjoys fine food, cooking and baking, gardening and keeping chickens, and travelling to France. She does however spend most of her free time running her children around to their many sporting activities.


Dr Shanks grew up in the Ilkeston area before moving to Aberdeen to study medicine. Graduating from the University of Aberdeen in 2010 he worked in Yorkshire before returning to Ilkeston as a trainee GP at Littlewick and the surrounding area. He is happy to have been able to stay at Littlewick after gaining his MRCGP in 2015.

His clinical interests are evolving and including joint injection, minor surgery and ear nose and throat problems. Outside of work, Dr Shanks is a family man/pet owner and an enthusiastic (but not brilliant) rugby player. He also enjoys cooking, home brewing and movies when time allows.


Dr Corinna Small graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1992, following which she completed a medical rotation in Derby and worked in Accident and Emergency in Queensland, Australia . It was here she experienced General Practice for the first time. On returning to England, Dr Small commenced her GP training and completed this in 1998. For the last 17 years, Dr Small has been a GP at a practice in south Nottingham. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine, having a particular interest in women's health, dermatology, elderly medicine, mental health and end of life care.
Outside of work, she is usually to be found running after 3 boys ( husband included ), walking Eric the dog or supporting the kids on the touchline at rugby, football or athletics. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, which usually involves a lot of cooking and is an assistant scout leader of a local Cub Scout group.


Jo Wood joined Littlewick in 2015 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Jo's journey through nursing has been varied, starting as an RGN Nurse, training in London and qualified in 1995. Since qualifying Jo's interests have been in emergency/urgent care. She worked in Accident and Emergency for 8 years after qualifying before deciding to do an a Bsc Hons degree in Emergency Practice in 2004. After completing this she worked as an ECP (Emergency Care Practitioner) for the Derby Out of Hours Service.
Here at Littlewick her role consists of working along side the doctors, dealing with urgent telephone triage/consultations to assess the need of patients. As part of this role she is able to prescrbe medicines if they are needed.
In her spare time she is kept busy with her 2 young children and their out of school activities.


Jayne Holmes qualified as an Adult Registered Nurse in 1983, and joined Littlewick in December 2013. Prior to this she worked at Nottingham City Hospital as Neuro Rehab Nurse for 10 years and then at Heanor and Ilkeston Community Hospitals on the wards and in a Nurse Led Dressing Clinic.

Jaynes specialist interest is in Warafrin management and is the Lead Nurse at the Long Eaton Clinic, as well as performing some Practice Nurse duties at Littlewick.

In her spare time Jayne enjoys spending time with her friends and family, Tap Dancing, Dog walking, Reading, and is a member of Trent Vineyard Church.


Abi Johnson has worked at Littlewick on and off since 1998. Initially as a receptionist, and then progressing into more health care roles, initially as a Health Care Assistant and since completing her Registered Nurse training in 2010 has been a practice nurse. Abi has a keen interest in Warfarin Management, in addition to the general nursing duties she undertakes.

Abi works 3 days a week at Littlewick and the other days are spent looking after her son.  Abi’s favourite past time is watching Nottingham Forest, being a season ticket holder for over 20 years (for her sins!). 

   Lisa Plant - Health Care Assitant. After leaving school, Lisa worked in pharmacy for over 10 years. After taking a break to have 2 children, she went back to work in a nursing home where she trained and got her NVQ2 and NVQ3. She has been at Littlewick since 2009 and has done various further training courses for the ever changing role of the HCA including; smoking cessation, spirometry, phlebotomy, ECG's, diabetic reviews and footchecks and her favourite, wounds and dressings to name but a few. Lisa enjoys the role of Health Care Assistant as it is constantly changing as the role continues to develop.

Amiee Henshaw - Health Care Assistant. Amiee did all of her training at Littlewick Medical Centre. She specialises in helping patients stop smoking and enjoys performing ECG’s and assisting with minor operations. Away from work she loves looking after her two children, taking them on lots of trips to different parks with lots of outdoor activities. Her dogs also take up a lot of her time too, enjoying walks to the park along the canal.


Sue Halls - Health Care Assistant. Sue joined Littlewick in 2009. Her role includes spirometries, ear syringing, ECG's, phlebotomy, BP checks, health checks and assisting in minor operations and coil/implant clinics. She is based at Littlewick but also has a clinic at the Dales branch surgery every Wednesday morning.

In her spare time Sue enjoys; reading, keep fit classes and walking with her husband and dog. She is an active member of Derby City Church


Karen Corbett - Phlebotomist. Karen joined Littlewick in 2003, initially working from our branch surgery over in West Hallam, both in reception and dispensary.  Karen was very keen to progress and undertook phlebotomy training, and Karen is now our resident phlebotomist, she's also very keen to develop her health care skills as well as maintaining the administrative side of the role.  In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, reading and taking her Jack Russell for walks.


Julie Spencer - Team Manager. Julie joined Littlewick in August 2013 bringing with her a wealth of customer service experience, gained primarily in the public sector, working as a Customer Service Manager for Egg Banking for over 12 years, before moving to Nottingham City Homes managing the Customer Contact Centre for social housing customers dealing with all area's of Tenancy and Estate management.  Julie is local to Ilkeston and has a passion for improving the services provided within her local community.  In her spare time, Julie really enjoys family time, and with a new addition to the family is kept very busy with her young son.


  Ruth Hallam - Head Receptionist. Born in Northamptonshire, Ruth moved to Ilkeston in 2004. Having worked primarily in community pharmacy she joined Littlewick as a receptionist in February 2008 before being made Head Receptionist in January 2012. Ruth enjoys the daily challenges of her role and working with the Littlewick team and has seen many changes over the years including new systems, portacabin surgeries and a new building. In her spare time, Ruth enjoys being with her family, being a mum and reading. 

Caroline Draper - Head Receptionist. Before working at Littlewick, Caroline worked for the Royal Regency as a restaurant manager and was there for 10 years - wanting a complete change of direction she joined Littlewick in 2006 as part of the reception team before taking on an administrative role managing all patients that were on warfarin. In 2008 we opened a clinic in Long Eaton as well as clinics at Littlewick taking blood and dosing warfarin patients, running these clinics turned out to be quite a big role and became her main job. In October 2014, Caroline applied for the job of Head Receptionist working alonside Ruth, which she does alongside her management of the INR service.

In her spare time, Caroline finds herself very busy as she has a new granddaughter and a new puppy. She also enjoys going away in her caravan as often as possible.


Daniel Walters - Systems Manager. Dan has had a varied career including working for Sainsburys and NHS Derbyshire County as well as in recruitment consultancy, general practice and also more recently as Finance Manager of nearby Kirk Hallam Community Academy. In his spare time Dan is a keen supporter of Derby County and musician. Weekends are normally spent following the football and gigging with his weddings and functions band up and down the country


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