Practice Management

Jo Gilford

Practice Manager

Practice Manager I joined Danetre Medical Practice in April 2012 and started a new career in the NHS. Previously to this I successfully balanced family commitments with a professional career, first working within the private sector as a Practice Manager in an accountancy firm in Northampton for 15 years, then in the public sector for 13 years at Daventry District Council as a Corporate Manager. I am also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management and in my spare time undertake the roles of visiting researcher at Northampton University and District Councillor. The management and leadership experience I have of holding senior positions means that I am well placed to support the Practice in the radical challenges within the NHS. My priorities as the Practice Manager are to carry out all my duties in a friendly, sincere and open manner, promote the maintaining and improving of services in the challenging NHS Climate, and ensure the practice provides expert and friendly healthcare for you and your family.


Dr Gareth James

I qualified in 1991 from Royal Free Hospital in London, and undertook my postgraduate GP training in Leicester, before joining DMP in July 1997. At the practice I am heavily involved with the day to day management of running the practice as well as my day job of being a GP. My medical interests include men’s and children’s health and ophthalmology. I have provided a vasectomy service for Northamptonshire for the past 11 years and have undertaken nearly 2000 procedures during that time. Outside the practice I am the on the board of the ASPC (Association of Surgeons in Primary Care). I am also married with two teenage sons. My outside hobbies include reading, writing, music, quizzes and watching Wales continue to win multiple rugby Grand slams, and ever hopeful to be at the final of the World Cup in 2015 to us crowned World Champions!

Dr Judith Viira

Qualified in London in 1991. Her medical interests include women’s health and care of the elderly. She is married with three young children. Her outside interests include keeping fit, travelling, drawing and painting.

Dr Amy Butler

I qualified in Liverpool in 2001 and then spent 3 years working in general medical posts including gastroenterology, cardiology, endocrinology and care of the elderly at University Hospital Aintree. Following this I embarked on my general practice training which included a 6 month placement in family planning. I started working as a GP in 2005 and was employed at 3 different practices prior to moving to Danetre Medical Practice. These included both inner city and rural practices. In the practice I am the clinical and prescribing lead and I am also involved in child protection as I am the safeguarding representative for the practice. I do regular family planning clinics where I fit coils and insert the contraceptive implant. My main clinical interest, along with family planning and sexual health, is cancer and palliative care. To maintain my skills in this area I also partake in regular ward rounds in Danetre hospital where we care for terminally ill patients, a service we at Danetre Medical Practice are very passionate about.

Dr Sadia Khurram

I Qualified in 2004 and started working in 2007 at Luton and Dunstable Hospital where I covered general surgical, Trauma and orthopaedic and Obs and gynae. Following that I done one year training in the accident and emergency department. My other interests include gardening and oil painting.

Dr Trudy Lewis

Qualified in Liverpool in 2005. Since then she has been living and working throughout Merseyside until her recent move back home to Northampton at the end of 2014. Her special medical interests are Women’s Health, Sexual Health and Mental Health. She has 2 young children and out of work enjoys long country walks and paper cutting.

Dr Laura Knight

I am originally from Surrey, but went to Nottingham University to study Medicine in 2005 and qualified in 2010. After this I worked as a junior doctor in Mansfield and Derby before moving to Northamptonshire to undertake my GP training, which I completed in 2015. Outside of work I enjoy rowing, and train 3-4 times/week with the club in Northampton. I also enjoy hillwalking in the Peak District and Lake District; reading and playing the piano.

Dr Liz Twinn

I am originally from Bristol, and initially completed an undergraduate degree in London before completing my medical degree from Warwick in 2008. Prior to completing my GP training in Warwickshire, I also spent time working abroad in various developing countries and areas of conflict supplying voluntary medical aide. Outside of work, most of my time is spent with my young son, however I also enjoy cooking and am a keen gardener.

Dr Reka Kalyani

GP Locum

Dr David Digby

Dr Helen Iles

Management Team

Melanie Kempster

Practice Nurse Manager

Vicky Seeney

Team Leader - Advanced Practitioners

Donna Gilbert

Back Office Manager

Sam Hall

Operations Manager

Amy Haynes

Team Leader Patient Services

I am a local girl originally from Napton and have lived in Daventry District all my life, going to local schools. I joined Danetre Medical Practice just before Christmas in 2011 following the completion of my degree in History at the University of Lincoln. As Team Leader for Patient Services I am on the frontline talking to patients every day. Each day is different and I enjoy the challenge it brings, along with working with my colleagues to help patients where I can. Out of work I enjoy reading and like all girls can often be found participating in a little retail therapy.

Cheryl Suthers

Team Leader - Support Services

I moved to Daventry in 1994 from Hertfordshire when my husband was relocated with his work. I have worked at the practice for fourteen years and am very committed and passionate where my job is concerned. Prior to working in Daventry I was the PA to a Corporate Manager at a National company. Last year I was promoted to Team Leader and now manage the Support Services Team. Support Services consist of the medical secretaries/PA’s who work closely with the GP’s. Our work is very varied as we are the link between the patient and their Doctor/Consultant. In my spare time I enjoy baking and often bring my cakes into the practice for the team to enjoy. I enjoy travelling abroad with my husband and daughters especially visiting my family in Australia.

Advanced Practitioners

Our Advanced Practitioners will help you with a variety of Minor Illness conditions including UTI's, Infections, Sore throat, Bites, Conjunctivitis, ear pain and many more.

Julie Mitchinson

Advanced Practitioner

Emma O'Brien

Advanced Practitioner

Treatment Room Nurses

Vicky Murphy

Practice Nurse

Wendy Bolland

Practice Nurse - Maternity Cover

Healthcare Assistants

Katie Wilkins

Senior HCA

Denise Shingler

Mari Beasley


Business/Research Team

Julie Hudson

Prescribing Technician

Prescribing Support Technician