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Practice Management

Jess Yaxley

Practice Manager

I joined Cuckfield Medical Practice and Vale Surgery in April 2015. Prior to joining the practice, I set up and ran a recruitment consultancy for health and social care staff in Brighton & Hove area. Previously, for the last 16 years I worked for the Out of Hours Service (OOHS) GP provider for Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

My role as Head of Operations for this large geographical area enabled me to gain valuable experience in managing both clinical and non-clinical services and workforces including GPs, dentists and community nurses. I particularly enjoyed setting up and managing new services that would benefit patients which included the GP in A&E scheme, the Roving GP Service and the OOHS Community Nursing Team in Brighton. I was an active member of the Short Term Services Board which was tasked with providing more joined up hospital to home patient services.

I am based at the Cuckfield site for the majority of the week. I work Monday to Friday and my key priority is ensuring we, as Practice, offer the best possible care to our patients.

Management Support

Debbie Brownings

Reception Manager

Alison Woolford

Referrals Manager


We have a team of experienced receptionists who are responsible for manning the telephones, typing letters, entering the data onto the computer and liaising between patients and clinicians. Receptionists have a difficult and demanding job to do but are here to help you. Debbie Brownings as Reception Manager oversees the day-to-day running of the reception staff and the efficient working of the reception.

Please note that all the practice staff are bound by strict rules of confidentiality.

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