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Dr Simmons trained at UCL, graduating in 1996. After initially pursuing a career in Pediatrics he moved to Sussex to become a General Practitioner. Dr Simmons has trained in Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Cardiac Coherence, pursuing a more integrative approach to health care. He has four children, is passionate about environmental issues and sustainable living, loves walking his dog, watching football (he has always supported the best team in London) , traveling and meditating

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 Dr Dodge trained at King's College London and Westminster Medical School and qualified in 1986.  She did her GP training on the Cleveland Scheme in Middlesborough, then was a Partner in Durham for 7 years.  Dr Dodge joined Herstmonceux Health Centre in 1998.  She has undertaken additional training in memory assessment and dementia care.  Her other medical interests include dermatology and gynaecology.

Dr Dodge has four daughters and enjoys family activities, gardening and walking.


Dr Sarah Andersen (f)



Dr Andersen trained at UCL, alongside Dr Simmons, qualifying in 1997. She also completed a degreeDr Sarah Andersen

in the history of medicine and travelled abroad before training as a GP in Sussex. Paediatrics, elderly

care medicine and mental health are her areas of special interest. She is also particularly keen on the

holistic aspects of healthcare, and would like to focus on health more than disease, and ability more

than disability. In 2017 she will reach the end of a part time Masters degree in Global Health at Sussex

University. Her current research project is on the potential health benefits of singing, and she has been

known to prescribe singing as we do have a choir at the practice. She lives in Brighton and enjoys

walking with her partner, two children and dog. 'NHS Stories' is an art project that she has run recently

and the photographs from it can be seen on Facebook under the title " NHS Stories".


Dr Richard Blakey (m)

Dr Richard Blakey

MBBS, Dip.Card.

Dr Blakey  trained at Guys Hospital and qualified  in 1986. He did his GP  training  near Falmouth in Cornwall before moving to East Sussex  in 1990.  Dr Blakey has been a GP  in the area for the past 27 years as well as working as an emergency doctor supporting the ambulance service and as a medical officer at Brands Hatch for 10 years.  Although he works part time as a GP,  he has kept himself busy with various jobs over the years, including Chair of the  Professional  Executive Committee  of East Sussex Downs & Weald PCT,  Clinical Chair of the Sussex Heart Network.  Currently he is one of two GPs with Special Interest in Cardiology,  running The Community Cardiology Service,   Cardiovascular and Renal Lead for Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford  CCG,  Atrial  Fibrillation and Heart Failure Lead for Kent Sussex & Surrey  Academic Health Science Network , Board member and educational lead for the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. In his copious free time  is a keen gardener, obsessed with sub-tropical plants grown in pots,  walks up as many hills as he can find and cooks a mean  Massaman Curry amongst other Asian dishes.

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