Herstmonceux Integrative Health Centre

Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 4JX

Telephone: 01323 833535

sxicb-esx.hmxihc@nhs.net

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Doctors

Dr Sarah Andersen MBBS MSc MRCGP DGM DCH

General Practitioner
Clinic day Monday

How to Contact
Please make an appointment on the NHS app or telephone our reception team. We are continuing to offer telephone, video and face-to-face appointments.

Dr Andersen trained at UCL, alongside Dr Simmons, qualifying in 1997. While at UCL she also enjoyed completing a degree in the history of medicine which included life drawing at the Slade art school. She then worked in psychiatry in tropical Queensland before training as a GP in Sussex. Paediatrics, elderly care medicine and mental health are her areas of special interest. She has always been interested in the holistic aspects of healthcare, and would like to focus on health more than disease, and ability more than disability. In 2017 she finished a Masters degree in Global Health at Sussex University and had the chance to do some research into the potential health benefits of singing. She has been known to prescribe singing as we do have a choir at the practice. She lives in Brighton and enjoys walking on the downs with her partner, two children and cockapoo, Herbie.

Favourite podcast: Outrage and Optimism
Pet: Herbie the Cockapoo

Dr Andrew Sikorski MBBS MRCGP JCPTGP FFHom DFFP

General Practitioner
Clinic day Friday

How to Contact
Please make an appointment on the NHS app or telephone our reception team. We are continuing to offer telephone, video and face-to-face appointments.

Dr Sikorski qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School London 1988. Dr Sikorski has continued studying holistic medicine and applying effective healing therapies in his usual NHS practice since attending his first course in Medical Acupuncture in 1992. He is Fellow of the Faculty of Homeopathy, a qualified clinical hypnotherapist and has recently been elected deputy chair of the BMA South East Coastal Regional Council (2019 - 2022) and chair of the British Holistic Medical Association (2019).

Dr Mohan Ragupathy

General Practitioner
Clinic Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dr Richa Parashar

Remote General Practitioner
Clinic Day: Monday, Tuesday

Dr Parashar trained in Canada, completing her medical degree/MD and GP training at McMaster University. She subsequently completed fellowship training in Care of the Elderly and a master's degree in medical education at the University of Toronto. Dr Parashar was born in the UK and having returned in early 2022 has been with the practice since June of 2023. She works remotely and is based out of Chelmsford, Essex.

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Debbie Hart

Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Clinic days are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

How to Contact
Please telephone our reception team. We are continuing to offer telephone, video and face-to-face appointments.

I have been nursing in some form since 1986, starting as a Nursing Auxiliary at Princess Alice Hospital in Eastbourne.
Completed my training in Oct 2000, Dip HE, RGN, working at EDGH in general surgery & trauma orthopaedics. To gain more experience went out into the community as a staff nurse initially.
Gained by District Nursing degree after a year in this area and gained my BSc (Hons).
Applied to work as a Community Matron in Brighton where I worked for 18months; then took up the same job nearer to home, gaining a PG Dip in Advanced Nurse Practice, this pathway included physical assessment skills and prescribing. I have now been at Herstmonceux Integrative health centre for around 3 years.
Debbie likes to walk her dog Mr Binx, looking after her granddaughter. Cooking for her family, gardening, reading, easily hooked on box sets on the TV, theatre and concerts are a must.

Paramedic Practitioner

Nigel Brown

Paramedic Practitioner / ACP Lead

Clinic days are Monday and Wednesday (remote working Tuesday)

I am a Paramedic by background, joining Sussex Ambulance Service in 2002 which later became South East Coast Ambulance Service. I attended Portsmouth University for my Paramedic Science FdSc whilst working in Brighton and then in 2010, my BSc at St. George's University, London, moving to work as a Paramedic Practitioner in Hailsham and Eastbourne areas. In 2014 I moved into education and training of student Paramedics, completing two MSc (level 7) modules as part of my PGCE at University of Brighton, before coming away from the ambulance service and joining primary care, in a GP practice in early 2018.

In 2022 I completed my Non-medical Prescribers course (Level 7) with Nottingham University.

I am passionate about resilience and wellbeing, both for myself and my colleagues, as well as patients. I firmly believe that taking care of yourself is productive time and for me, fitness and getting outdoors helps with my wellbeing (and the fact I love food!). In my leisure time I like to keep healthy through walking, running, cycling and paddleboarding. I enjoy a workout and using the gym.

I also enjoy meals out (did I mention I like food?), gardening, watching rugby, spending time with my family and supporting my 2 daughters with their school and careers, dancing lessons and competitions.

Nursing Team

Lizzie Ripley

Lead Nurse
Clinic days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

How to Contact
Please telephone our reception team. We are continuing to offer telephone, video and face-to-face appointments.

Lizzie qualified as a general adult Nurse in September 2005, starting her career as a District Nurse. Lizzie went on to become the Lead Nurse at the largest practice in Lewes managing a team of 12 Nurses. During her time in Primary care she has completed her Masters modules in wound care, diabetic management, physical health assessment, pharmacology and nurse prescribing. When Lizzie is not working she can be found with her family, dog walking, watching karate and rugby or roller booting!!!

Lola Strom

Nurse
Clinic days are Monday and Wednesday

How to Contact
Please telephone our reception team. We are continuing to offer telephone, video and face-to-face appointments.

Specialising in Asthma, COPD & Smoking cessation clinic. Lola qualified in 1982 from Harefield and Mount Vernon Hospitals School of Nursing and started working in General Practice in December 2002. Lola is proud to have been the only staff member to attend Wembley on the 30th July 1966

Sally Smith

Health Care Assistant
Clinic days are Tuesday and Thursday

How to Contact
Please telephone our reception team. We are continuing to offer telephone, video and face-to-face appointments.

Prior to joining the NHS in 1998 I was a serving police officer. I have been qualified as an HCA Level 3 since 2003. I have 3 children and 1 grandson. My spare time is spent gardening with my 10 stone german shepherd -Ernie and I have a weakness for colourful Dr Marten boots.

Rachel Warren

Nurse

Gemma Taylor

Health Care Assistant

I have 2 children. In my spare time I like to go for a walk with my dogs. I also enjoy going fishing in the warmer weather with my partner – not for the fishing though, I just like to relax with a book and enjoy the surroundings and the break away from everyday life.

Michelle Watson

General Practice Assistant

Michelle is married with three children and enjoys reading, gardening.

Melissa Berryman-Miller

General Practice Assistant

Pharmacy Team

Alison Evans

Clinical Pharmacist

Casey Benton

Pharmacy Technician

I have 8 years Pharmacy experience working across Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy and Primary Care. Outside of work I enjoy going to festivals, concerts, nice restaurants and spending time with my fiancé, family and friends

First Contact Physiotherapist

Matthew Buckland

Social Prescriber

Maria Graves

Social Prescriber
Clinic day is Friday

How to Contact
Please telephone our reception team. We are continuing to offer telephone, video and face-to-face appointments.

Having worked in Local Authority housing departments doing various roles for the past 15 years, I have been lucky enough to join the team in 2020. I have grandchildren who keep me very busy and entertained. I enjoy socialising, reading, gardening and theatre. I find yoga and walking my dog, Dylan, helps me to relax and unwind.

Mental Health Support Team

Gemma

Mental Health Support Coordinator
Clinic day is Thursday

Fay Fortunato

Mental Health Practitioner

Care Coordinator

Management Team

Melanie Ingham

Primary Care Operations Manager
Trained Chaperone

How to Contact

Please contact via email at sxicb-esx.hmxihc@nhs.net or telephone our reception team.

Melanie moved to East Sussex in 2010, with her partner and two children, and joined us in 2013. She enjoys being by the sea, many genres of music and going to the theatre.

Beverley Gowing

Primary Care Service Manager

I moved to East Sussex in 2008, to be closer to family.

I have a Nursing background and Qualified as an Assistant Practitioner about twenty years ago. I have worked in Emergency Departments for approx. 23 years, until I started with IC24 13.5 years ago. I have been a manager with IC24 for just over two years after stepping from nursing to manager.

My spare time is spent with my family and numerous pets that I have adopted over the last few years

Joanna Head

Primary Care Team Manager
Trained Chaperone

I love my job, I love to help people when I can. My favourite thing to do outside of work is spend time with my gorgeous niece and nephews, making indoor camps, doing yoga with them and running around chasing bubbles in the garden. Doughnuts, Matt Damon and custard creams are my weakness and I enjoy a good old duvet day watching back to back episodes of Friends. I can’t run to save my life. I love to attempt playing tennis, only in the summer time, and even though I’m awful at it. I’m a terrible driver and I don’t see the point in the reverse gear on my car...backwards is not an option forwards is hard enough! My family are the best people on the planet and I love them dearly.

Admin Team

Rebecca Simmons

Summariser

When not working at HIHC I can be found swimming in the sea, pretending to garden, or going on adventures in our campervan.

Dom Harding

Digital Media Support Officer

I joined the surgery in 2020 as the Digital Media Support Officer. I enjoy playing video games, livestreaming and editing videos for social media like YouTube and Instagram. I also like playing basketball and airsoft!

Nicki Verrall

Medical Secretary

I joined HIHC in August 2021 as Medical Secretary and am thrilled to be a part of the admin team. An Essex girl born and bred I have spent most of my life in the local area. I have two grown up boys and live with my husband and two dogs; a lovable cockapoo called Teddy and a very fluffy chow chow called Sheng. I love motorcycles, hovercraft, boots (especially Dr.Martens), playing badminton, listening to live music, going to the theatre and eating out.

Jenny Huguenot

Reception Administrator

Flossie Hayllar

Reception Administrator

I joined the surgery admin team in November 2022. I have had a very varied career so far! I trained originally as a nurse then went on to work for a private healthcare company. I then had a complete career change and set up and managed a breakfast and afterschool club. When that closed I worked in various admin roles and self-employment until landing at HIHC and I love it! It uses so many of my skills and no two days are the same. I have been married for 34 years and have 2 grown up children and 3 grandchildren. I love spending time on the beach, seeing the family and can be regularly found in the gym weight training. My hubby and I enjoy watching Masterchef and Bake off together as well as crime drama and action movies.

Lindsay Ellis

Reception Administrator


Lindsay is Sussex born and bred - a proud 'Battle' girl - and moved to Hailsham in 2000. She lives with her husband John and grown up daughter and son, Yazmyn and Samuel, together with a rather nutty 'patterjack' called Percy who barks at everything and nothing! Lindsay enjoys going to concerts and the theatre, walking Percy around the local area and along the beach and enjoys relaxing in her garden, when the weather allows!

Jackie Woods

Reception Administrator

Megan Brown

Reception Administrator

Malika Ratcliff

Remote Administrator