Meet the Staff


Dr S Speed-Andrews (f)
MB ChB 1985 Glasgow MRCGP
Part Time – Mon / Tue / Thur

Dr G Bell (f)
MB ChB 2004 Aberdeen / MRCGP
Part Time – Mon / Tue / Wed / Fri

Dr R Garth (f)
Part time – Tue / Thur / Fri

Dr E Wood (F)
Part time – Mon / Wed

Nurse Practitioner

Freya Dolby (f)


Lorna Fell (f)

Margaret Nelson (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Karon Hughes (f)
Hayley and Karon can do routine blood tests, new patient reviews, basic wound care, B12 injections, flu / pneumonia injections, INR’s, blood pressure monitoring and ECG’s.

Practice Pharmacist

Catherine Alderson(f)

Practice Management

Debbie Hewitt
Debbie is responsible for the administration and management of the practice. If you have any problems regarding the organisation of the practice, then please contact her.


Gail Awde
Pauline Bainbridge
Rebecca Brabbins
Jackie Burns – Data Manager
Carole Dodgson – Admin Manager
Dawn Dougherty
Karen Hill
Lynda Osborne
Kerry Ostle
Jemma Storm
Our Admin team are usually the first face to face point of contact with the practice, although the remainder of the Admin Team will receive all incoming calls in the main office on the first floor.  In addition to arranging appointments, they carry out all the secretarial and administration tasks to help the practice run smoothly and efficiently.

Attached Staff

Community Midwives – Tel. 017683 53719

Health Visitors – Tel – 017683 54964

Community Nurses – Tel. 017683 51179


Psychiatric Nurses

Macmillan Nurse


Training of GP’s (GP Registrars)

Dr Imogen Webb is our current GP Registrar at the Practice. She will be with us from Aug 2021 – Jan 2022. Her GP Trainer is Dr R Garth.

Appleby Medical Practice became involved in training GP’s in August 2020.

We feel that this enhances the quality of care given to the community by stimulating discussion and debate about new ideas and different practices.

All GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors. Training in general practice takes three years from the time of becoming a GP Registrar to the time of qualifying to practice as a GP. The three years are divided into selected hospital and general practice posts. The GP attachment is usually split into a six month period in the surgery at the beginning and end of their training. Before being able to work independently in general practice, all Registrars must pass a set of exams.

Whilst undergoing their training at Appleby, GP Registrars are closely supervised by an approved trainer. At Appleby we have one approved trainer; Dr R Garth, although the whole team participates and supports the training process, we are also fortunate to be able to expand the trainees learning by spending time with the additional teams within the building; community nurses and midwives etc.

Patients should be aware that as part of the process of training, it is necessary for GP Registrars to discuss patients with their Trainer. This involves confidentially viewing patients medical records. You can expect GP Registrars to provide a full range of GP services.