GP Partners


Dr Ellis Rickwood MB, ChB, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Rickwood qualified at Leeds University in 1990. After completing his training scheme he became a partner at Crossley Street Surgery in 1996. Dr Rickwood is our Senior Partner and is our business and finance lead GP, overseeing the running of the practice. He leads our GP team who provide GP and specialist substance misuse services at HMP Wealstun, HMYOI Wetherby and Adel Beck SCH. He also has an interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine and provides joint and soft tissue injections at the surgery.
Specialties include: Rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal / sports medicine, joint injections, Caldicott Guardian
GMC No. 3499423

Dr Mark Salisbury

Dr Mark Salisbury MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH

Dr Salisbury grew up around the Chester area, then attended Leeds University. After qualifying as a GP, he worked in quite a few areas across the North of England and in London before becoming a GP at Crossley Street. He is involved in training GPs and working with the other local Wetherby GP practices. He is interested in Dermatology, Musculoskeletal problems/Joint injections and can perform the Epley manoeuvre. He is also currently the practice lead for Frailty and Mental Health. Outside of work Dr Salisbury has two very energetic young children and is usually trying to wear them out. He is a keen follower of Liverpool FC.  

Specialties include: Mental health, dermatology, frailty, care homes, joint injections (shoulders, knees, tennis elbow, & plantar fasciitis), can also do epley manoeuvre

GMC No. 6099166



Dr Lawrence graduated from London in 2004, and moved back to Yorkshire when she got married, to work in Leeds and subsequently Harrogate hospital. She became a GP at Crossley Street in 2012 and has been a GP partner since 2020. She works 3 days a week as a GP, plus 2 days a week as a Clinical Education Tutor at Hull York Medical School. In addition to general GP work, her role at Crossley Street includes being lead for women’s health (including coil and implant fitting), Diabetes and Respiratory illness, and she also works as a prison GP. Dr Lawrence loves to travel and is passionate about improving access to doctors worldwide. Over the last few years, she has worked in Malawi, Mozambique and on a medical ship along the Amazon River. Outside of work, she is a mum of two boys, both of whom are both keen cricketers, so spends most of her evenings and weekends watching or playing cricket. She loves to ski, play the piano, and walks in the country.

Specialties include: Asthma, COPD, depression, diabetes, hypertension & women’s health, menopause/HRT, contraception (coils & implants)

GMC No. 6103207



Dr Gill Kitchen is a proud Lancastrian, trained in Leicester and moved to Yorkshire in 2005.  She is a keen sports watcher; from cricket to tennis, you can guarantee she will be watching any event! Qualifying as a GP in 2007, she worked initially in Bradford and then moved to Wetherby. Her specialist interests are in dementia, palliative care, and cancer care.  She became a partner in 2020.

Specialties include: Cancer, contraception (implants), heart failure, and memory / dementia 

GMC No. 6052728

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Dr Jessica Jones MB ChB, BSc, DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Jones qualified from the University of Bristol in 2007 and trained in hospitals around the South West. She undertook her GP training in Bath and moved back to Yorkshire in 2019 to be nearer her family. Dr Jones currently works 3 and a half days a week at Crossley Street Surgery. She has an interest in GP training and enjoys training the GP registrars and is also the Adult Safeguarding Lead. Outside of work she plays netball and is a Governor of her children’s primary school. She lives with her husband and 3 children. She became a partner in 2023.

Specialties include: Adult Safeguarding Lead, Deputy Learning Disabilities Lead

GMC No. 6156554

Salaried GPs


Dr Sarah Fraser MB, ChB, MRCGP, DCH, DFFP

Dr Fraser is a Salaried GP.

She qualified from Bristol in 1990 and joined the practice in 2001. She is part-time, working four sessions a week, and is our child safeguarding lead.

Specialties include: Women’s health, osteoporosis, & Child Safeguarding Lead

GMC No. 3469941


Dr Emma Rivers MBChB, MRCPCH

Dr Rivers qualified from Birmingham University in 2010 and after working as a junior doctor in Newcastle moved back to Yorkshire where she's from originally. She has a special interest in child health as she undertook Paediatric training before becoming a GP. She also has an interest in Women's Health & fits pessaries. In her spare time Dr Rivers enjoys walking her dog, singing in a choir, and is an avid Leeds United fan!

Specialties include: Deputy Child Safeguarding Lead, Child health and vaccinations

GMC No. 7072165


Dr Ruth Hodges MbCHb, MRCGP

Dr Hodges is a Salaried GP.

She qualified from Leeds in 2008 and currently 3 days a week.

Specialties include: Deputy Adult Safeguarding Lead, CKD, Contraception (implants), Menopause

GMC No. 7015340

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Dr Sophie Bennett MbChb, Bsc(hons), MRCP, MRCGP

Dr Bennett qualified from Leeds in 2012. She worked in hospital medicine before becoming a GP and has an interest in frailty, care homes, mental health and general medicine. Outside of work she is a Mum to two children, enjoys walking in the country with her dog, and gardening.

Specialties include: Frailty

GMC No. 7271131

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Dr Jonathan Thompson BMedSci, MBBS

Dr Thompson is a salaried GP.

He qualified from Nottingham in 2009 and currently works three days a week and has a special interest in dermatology.

GMC No. 7045419



Dr Matthew Pennick BM BS

Dr Pennick is a salaried GP.

He qualified from Nottingham in 2010 and currently works three days a week.

GMC No. 7083145



Dr Emily Parsloe MB BChir

Dr Parsloe is a salaried GP.

She qualified from Cambridge in 2015 and currently works three days a week.

GMC No. 7488709


Dr Gabrielle Prud'homme MB BS

Dr Prud'homme is a salaried GP.

She qualified from Exeter and Plymouth in 2013 and currently works three days a week.

GMC No. 7136493

Doctors in Training (GP Registrars)

The practice is approved for GP training. Fully qualified doctors with at least 2 years experience in hospital medicine will be in the practice to gain experience of general practice. Part of this training may include videotape consultations to aid analysis of the doctor's consulting technique. You may be offered an appointment to see a GP Registrar or you may be asked to consent to video taping of your consultation. You are under no obligation to participate in this if you prefer not to.

GP Registrars


Dr Nav Shahi MB ChB

Dr Shahi is a GP Registrar.

He qualified from University of Nairobi in 2003 and currently works four days a week.

GMC No. 6119903


Dr Rebecca Thompson MB ChB

Dr Thompson is a GP Registrar.

She qualified from University of Leeds in 2015 and currently works three days a week.

GMC No. 7488531

Our Practice Nurses

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Practice nurses are available from Monday to Friday during surgery hours for appointments. They can help you with blood pressure checks, dressings, minor injuries, immunisations, family planning advice, travel advice, cervical smears, minor skin lesions, general health checks, dietary advice, and routine blood/urine tests.

Sister Sharon Lax (Nurse Manager)

joined the practice in 2006 and became nurse manager in 2017. She works part time undertaking the full range of treatment room procedures and is trained in all long term conditions.

Sister Sarah Hayes

joined the practice in 2017. She works part time three days a week undertaking treatment room procedures.

Sister Clare Irvine

joined the practice in 2024. She works part time three days a week undertaking treatment room procedures, including contraception, coils and implants.

Healthcare Assistant/Phlebotomist/Care Coordinator


Our Healthcare Assistants, Debbie Kaye, Rusty Ripley, and Andrea Pallister provide a support service to the nursing team and can take blood samples, take your blood pressure, perform ECGs, NHS healthchecks, and other support services.

Julie Freeman is our Care Coordinator and assists with our Care Home management, as well as assisting our clinical team with carrying out reviews and care plans for dementia, frailty, mental health, and cancer.

Our Management Team

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Practice Manager

Sarah-Jayne Martin, our Practice Manager carries out a wide variety of duties helping the doctors to run the practice efficiently. If you have any queries, suggestions or problems please address them to the Practice Manager.

Data Quality Manager

Eliza Venizelou is our Data Quality Manager. She manages the Data Quality Team, who are responsible for carrying out audits and ensuring our processes are followed correctly. She also manages our secretarial team.

Reception Manager

Anita Downie is our Reception Manager, with responsibility for managing the reception team.

Senior Administrative Staff

Senior Data Administrator

Beth Martin is our Senior Data Administator and assists Eliza with the responsibilites of the Data Quality Team. She also oversees the members of the Data Quality team.

Senior Receptionist

Pauline Tidswell is our Senior Receptionist and assists Anita with the responsibilites of the Reception Team. She also oversees the members of the Reception team.

Secretaries & Data Quality Team Members

Andrea Stockdale is our Patient Administrator and deals with a number of patient related tasks including registrations and deductions.

Jayne Jennings is one of our Secretaries, and also deals with medical reports.

Lois Etheridge, Gillian Fox, Kaye Owen, and Linda Etheridge are our Data Administrators and process all of our hospital letters, as well as assisting with secretarial duties. Lois and Gillian also assist the Data Quality Team in carrying out audits and clinical coding.


Our receptionists - Alyson, Annu, Liz, Lizzy, Marie, Olivia, and Sherelle - have a demanding and difficult job. They will always attempt to deal with your request as efficiently as possible, though this can occasionally take some time. Please be patient, especially at busier times.

Pharmacy Team

Richard Laybourn and Alia Awni are our Pharmacists and carry out medication reviews, medication audits, as well as dealing with a variety of prescribing queries.

Erica Carpenter is our Pharmacy Technicians and deals with prescribing related work such as hospital discharge medications, repeat prescription alignment and electronic repeat dispensing.

Primary Care Network Team

Wetherby Primary Care Network (PCN) is made up of four local practices: Crossley Street Surgery, Wetherby and Bramham Surgery, Collingham Church View Surgery, and Boston Spa Surgery.

Our PCN employs several members of staff who carry out work for all five practices:

Dr Francis Eyre is our Clinical Director

Sanchez Rayat is our PCN Manager

Jo Hans is our Lead Nurse

The PCN also employs a number of other staff to assist the practices: 

Alex Greaves and Naomi Elvin are our Occupational Therapists

Louise Bullock is our Care Coordinator

James Glover is the Lead Clinical Pharmacist

Richard Laybourn, Janet Mwale, and Alia Awni are Clinical Pharmacists; Richard and Alia assist our practice.

Erica Carpenter is our Pharmacy Technician

Sarah Barrow and Leanne Jebson are Paramedics; Sarah assists our practice and carries out home visits for our patients.

Tanya Walker is our phlebotomist and holds blood test clinics at Wetherby Health Centre, as well as visiting patients in their homes.


The Primary Healthcare Team

The doctors work in close contact with district nurses, district midwives and health visitors. If you think you need home nursing care, please ask your doctor. In addition to these staff a wide range of other health care professionals contribute to the services provided in the surgery and the community.

Crossley Street Surgery
Crossley Street
West Yorkshire
LS22 6RT
01937 543 200     

Surgery hours
8.00am - 6.00pm

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