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Doctors and Staff

The Doctors

Dr M E Staite

MB ChB MRCGP Birmingham 1990

‘Born in West Bromwich in 1966, I have travelled the West Midlands extensively, having been brought up in Wolverhampton, and trained in Medicine at Birmingham. I escaped to Shropshire in 2003. I am married with 2 children. In practice, I am interested in training new GPs and palliative care. In my spare time I enjoy watching films and anything that makes me laugh, and a pint of real ale always goes down well!’

Dr Chantelle Todd

MBBS MRCGP Middlesex 1993

‘I enjoy all aspects of General Practice. I have extensive experience in the education of medical students and I am an honorary clinical teacher for Keele medical students.

When not at work, I enjoy keeping fit and yoga.' 

Dr K Douglas

MB BS MRCGP London 2004

‘Born in Colchester and trained in London at UCL. I moved to Stafford for my house jobs as a junior doctor. I completed basic surgical training in Telford and Shrewsbury and stayed in the area that is now home, for GP training. I maintain an interest in minor surgery and orthopaedics. I'm a film enthusiast (mainly Sci-Fi and action) and I enjoy but play bad golf and am enjoying the struggle of training my "full of beans" springer spaniel called Jasper.’

Dr Kate Miller

MB, ChB, MRCGP, DFFP Sheffield 2001

'I initially studied neuroscience for four years at Nottingham University but then decided I wanted to train as a Doctor. I undertook my medical training at Sheffield and moved to Shropshire in 2007 for my husband to complete his training as an intensive care doctor. We have two children at local schools and three pet pigs in the garden at home!

I have a particular interest in Sexual Health and Women's Health.'

Dr Macarena Fernandez Garcia


Dr Junaid Tipu


'Born in Pakistan and raised in the military, I made the big move after finishing medical school. UK has been home ever since and I have thoroughly enjoyed working, travelling and learning various aspects of British life.

The decision to become a GP came naturally as I take keen interest in life and all it entails. Our GP world grants us that platform. I take a keen interest in musculoskeletal medicine, pain medicine and mental health and wellbeing.

Dad to a fast growing Daughter and Husband to another busy medic. I like travelling, hiking, running, reading all sorts of history and my good long therapy walks.'

Dr Abigail Roberts


I grew up locally in Shropshire before moving to the Southwest for medical school where I enjoyed living near the coast and learning to surf. After graduating I completed my medical training in North Staffordshire and joined Wellington Road Surgery as a Salaried GP in 2020.

In my spare time I like watching films with family and friends, particularly sci-fi and comedy. I also love to explore the local countryside and have recently started rock climbing and Geocaching with my Husband and toddler.

Dr Emma Radford

MBChB MRCGP DRCOG Birmingham 2010

Having grown up in London, I came to the Midlands in 2005 to start medical school at the University of Birmingham. I completed my junior doctor years and GP training in Birmingham and the Black Country, and have worked in Health Town in Wolverhampton as a salaried for 6 years before I joined Wellington Road Surgery.

I have lived locally since 2015 with my husband and now our 2 young boys. In my spare time I love walking, running, baking, visiting all the wonderful places on our doorstep in Shropshire and now trying to master the art of growing our own veg.

I love challenge, variety and fulfilment of a career in General Practice and I am very excited to have joined the team at Wellington Road Surgery.  

Vocational Training For GPs

We are privileged to be approved as a training practice for doctors doing their final period of preparation for a career in general practice who spend a period of 6 or 12 months working with us. They are already experienced doctors with a lot of experience in hospital medicine. We are also involved in teaching medical students from Manchester and Keele Universities who are observing work in general practice and sometimes see patients in supervised situations.

As part of the training programmes a video camera may occasionally be used for teaching purposes to allow viewing of consultations by the doctor and their trainer. Full permission is always sought before any consultations are recorded on video.

We are also actively involved in research through the 'Keele GP Research Partnership'.

The Practice Team

Practice Manager

Helen Lippitt

Helen Lippitt is responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of the practice and co-ordinates the work of the other staff. She will be pleased to discuss any non-medical problems you may have.

Administration Staff

The receptionists are your first point of contact with the practice. They will help you to use the services provided. The practice is also supported by three secretaries.

Practice Nurses

Our senior practice sister Sophie Ludlow-Rhodes and her team of multi-skilled sisters can help you with a wide range of nursing services including health checks, dressings, ear syringing, cervical smears, immunisations, travel advice, phlebotomy, blood pressure reviews, asthma monitoring, HRT checks, contraception reviews and medication reviews.

Our practice nurses are always available to deal with any minor injuries or ailments, through the 'Fast Track' treatment scheme.

Clinical Pharmacist

Our Clinical Pharmacists Harry Singh and Mubeen Shazad can help you with all medicine queries including prescription requests, advice about indication and use of treatment and medication reconciliation after Hospital discharge. Harry can help you with a wide range of services including blood pressure reviews, asthma monitoring including inhaler technique and medication reviews.

Our Clinical Pharmacist is available to see Patients face to face or help with any medication queries over the telephone.

Attached Staff (based at Newport Cottage Care Centre)

Health Visitors - telephone 0333 358 3328

Our health visitors are qualified nurses with midwifery experience and have an extra qualification in community health care. They monitor development of the under 5s and offer advice particularly for this group, pregnant mothers and elderly people.

District Nurses - telephone 01952 822830

The team provide nursing care for patients unable to visit the surgery for treatments. This includes blood tests, injections, dressings, continence advice and palliative care. They will also advise on DSS benefits.

Attached Staff (based at Wellington Road Surgery)


A State Registered Chiropodist undertakes treatment for patients who are of pensionable age, diabetic or physically handicapped and are in medical need.


A registered podiatrist undertakes assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common and more complex disorders of the feet. You will require a referral from your GP. Diabetic foot screening is also offered annually for every diabetic patient. 

Local Services, Let
Wardhaugh Chiropody/Podiatry