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Meet the GP Team at Cuckfield Medical Practice & The Vale Surgery

Dr Rob Harvey - Partner

BSc MBBS DRCOG Dip Sport & Exercise Medicine MSc MRCGP;
Qualified: 1986
Specialty: Orthopaedics specialising in Sports Injuries

I qualified from St Mary's Hospital, Paddington in 1986 and then took up GP vocational training at Cuckfield Hospital. I became a GP Principal at Cuckfield in 1990. I further specialised and gained a Diploma in Sports and Exercise followed by an MSc in the same subject.

I carry out a minor surgery clinic once a month at The Vale. Patients can make appointments to see me if they think my skills are appropriate to their problem.

Alternatively book with any of the GPs and they will ask me for advice in management or advise you to book an appointment to see me. I also supervise Foundation Year 2 doctors who come to Cuckfield for 4 month attachments.

Dr Susan Ferrier - Partner

MRCGP, MBBS, BSc Psychology
Qualified: 2006

After qualifying at St George's Hospital Medical School in London, I worked as a junior doctor in Chertsey and Brighton. I then moved to Perth in Australia and worked in A&E and Paediatrics. Keeping up my love of the seaside I moved back to Brighton in 2010 where I undertook my GP training.

Since then I have gained experience as a locum in many practices across Sussex until starting work at Cuckfield in February 2014. In April 2015 I became a Partner at the Practice and I am the Cadlicott Guardian, Information Governance and Health & Safety Lead.

Outside of work I am a regular runner and have travelled widely and have spent time gaining experience of different health systems in Ghana, India, Peru and of course Australia.

Dr Sarah-Jayne Burns - Partner

Qualified: 2009

I qualified from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2009. I worked as a junior doctor for two years in Hastings and then started my general practice training in Brighton and Haywards Heath. I completed my final years training at Cuckfield and The Vale Medical practice as a registrar in 2013 and now continue as a salaried GP.

I have a particular interest in sexual health, family planning and teaching, and I run two family planning clinics a month. Dr Ferrier and I shall be teaching 2nd year medical students from September 2014.

Outside of work I have recently started running, I really enjoy photography and scuba diving and try to combine the two as often as possible.

Dr Louise Cotter - Partner


Qualified: 2009

I qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 2009, where I had also completed a Biomedical Science degree in Psychologica Medicine.  I then worked as a junior doctor in the Birmingham area. I moved to Brighton to complete my training in general practice in 2011. Since qualifying as a GP, I have worked in the Sussex area as a locum, as well as having a salaried GP post. 

I joined Cuckfield Medical Practice as a Salaried GP in 2016.  I am the prescribing lead for the practice.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending as much time as possible in my VW campervan!

Dr Tina George

BM (Hons), nMRCGP, MSc, DFSRH, Dip CBT
Qualified: 2005

I have been working at Cuckfield Medical Practice since the summer of 2012. I completed my medical degree at the University of Southampton and continued my post-graduate training in Hampshire and Sussex where I obtained experience in a wide range of clinical specialties including General Medicine, Surgery, A&E, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Paediatrics.

I am the GP lead for Peripheral Vascular Disease at Cuckfield Medical Practice and also have a special interest in clinical leadership and public service management. In 2010, I was appointed to be Clinical Leadership Fellow by the Strategic Health Authority.

I am currently the Clinical Commissioning Lead for Cancer at Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG and I also work for the Cancer Strategic Clinical Network, across Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

Dr Sarah Steely - Salaried GP

Sarah joined the Practice as a salaried GP after successfully completing her final year of GP Training with us in March 2018.  Sarah has a particular interest in paediatrics and works Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays with us.  Sarah will be taking maternity leave in November 2018 and will be returning to us in the Autumn next year.

Dr Nadia Aziz - Salaried GP

After qualifying from the University of Dundee, Nadia moved back down South to start her training as a junior doctor.  She spent the next few years working in and around Sussex & Surrey and started with us as a salaried GP in August 2018.  Nadia works Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays in the Practice.  She particularly enjoys yoga, cycling and swimming.

Dr Anna McDougall - Salaried GP

Anna graduated from Brighton Medical School and completed her training in Hackney in 2017.  She subsequently re-located back to Sussex and will be working with us on Mondays and Tuesdays on the GP Retainer Scheme.  Anna has a special interest in palliative care and has worked in one of the countries biggest Hospices.  Anna is a keen skier, loves to cook and recently has taken up running.

Dr Matt Standen - Maternity Locum

Matt graduated from Southampton University with a bachelor of Medical Science Degree.  He successfully completed his  GP training this year and comes to us from Mid Sussex Health Care.    Sport is very important to Matt and he is an active member of Pyecombe Golf Club.  Matt will be providing a full year maternity cover and joins us in October 2018, working Wednesdays' Thursdays & Fridays.

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