Dr Ripon Ahmed


Works 3 days a week at RPC East

I graduated from Leeds University in 2002, initially training in Emergency Medicine before deciding to pursue a career in General Practice. I finished my GP training in 2010 and worked in South Yorkshire before moving to Royal Primary Care in 2021.

I am very involved in medical education having been training GPs since 2005. I was previously a Training Programme Director with the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Dales GP training scheme. I supervise medical students and clinical pharmacists at the surgery. I am also a GP appraiser and do some coaching / mentoring with newly qualified GPs.

My clinical interests are diabetes, joint injections and minor surgery.

Outside of work I am keen cyclist and runner, having completed several marathons and cycling races.


Dr Adrian Beltran-Martinez

Licenciado en Medicina (Seville 2011) Equivalent to MBChB, Msc Rare Diseases , Msc Biochemistry, Msc Genomics. Médico Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria (GP specialist)

Works 4 days a week at RPC West

I studied Medicine in Seville (Spain) where I am originally from and finished my degree in 2011. I started my training as a GP in 2012 in Seville, being awarded my full GP license in 2016. After becoming fully qualified, I started working in a small village as a rural doctor for 3 months. Then I left my country to move to the UK to pursue better working conditions and to be able to grow personally and academically. I have been practising as a GP in Chesterfield area since 2017 and I have been a part of Royal Primary Care since April 2018 as a Salaried GP.

I am really interested in Rare and Genetic diseases, which is why I am undertaking currently a MSc in Genetics to build up my skills in this area. I would like to become a GPwSI in Genetics and I am the Genetics / Research lead at RPC. As well, I really like paediatrics and respiratory diseases.

I am the principal investigator at the research unit based at Ashgate.

Dr Ruth Bentley


Works 2 days a week at RPC East

I trained in Medicine at Sheffield University as a mature student after a year in agricultural college then a neuroscience degree and graduated in 2003.  

I completed my GP training in Chesterfield with the hospital based part of my jobs at The Royal.  I have continued to work in some form or other for Chesterfield Royal Hospital since 2009 as a School Doctor and with the Children in Care Health Team in the past.  I also work as one of the Named GP’s for Safeguarding Children for Derby and Derbyshire CCG, but do not hold a direct safeguarding role within RPC. 

The experience gained in my previous roles can be very helpful when considering children who may be experiencing difficulties or challenging behaviours, which is an area of special interest for me.  

I have four children who are growing up fast, and two dogs who keep me very fit walking me over fields whenever they get the chance.  

Dr Aziegbemi Blessing

Works 3 days a week at RPC South

Dr Sarah Bruins


Works 3 days a week at RPC West

I trained at Liverpool Medical School and have been a GP since 2004. I have worked in Surrey and Kingston, and moved to Chesterfield in 2018.

Dr Jenny Burgess

MBChB, Bmedsci, MRCGP
Works 2 days a week at RPC West
I graduated from Sheffield Medical School in 2012. After completing my foundation training I decided to explore further afield and moved to Australia for 2 years. Here I worked in A&E in a rural town in New South Wales which was a fantastic experience. I travelled around Australia and New Zealand before returning to Sheffield to complete my GP training. I crossed the border into Derbyshire to start working at Ashgate surgery in 2019.
I enjoy the wide variety that General Practice brings but I am particularly interested in paediatrics. I also have an interest in training junior doctors and GP registrars. Outside of work I enjoy walking in the Peak District, and travelling. 

Dr Frances Clement

MB BChir, MA (1992 Cambridge), DCH, FFPH

Works 3 days a week at RPC East

I graduated from Cambridge University in 1992 and then completed my GP training in Bristol in 1998. I set up a service with Bristol City Council for people with drug addictions which led to my interest in the wider determinants of health (e.g. poverty, employment, education, housing).

I decided to pursue a career in Public Health and trained and worked as a Consultant in Public Health in Barnsley for 7 years. Whilst preparing to return to General Practice I worked for a short time in London with Hillingdon Borough Council on an HIV Needs Assessment.

I returned to General Practice in 2016 and have been working for Royal Primary Care since that time. I am a GP trainer and supervise F2 doctors, Medical Students from Sheffield and Nottingham Universities and GP Registrars training to become GP's. I am also lead for Reducing Health Inequalities for RPC.

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Dr Anwar Chohan Arslan

Works 3 days a week at RPC East

Dr Ademola Dawodu


Works 2 days a week at RPC East

I graduated as a doctor in 2012 from Nigeria & did 3 years of Orthopedics after completing foundation training before moving to the UK in 2018.

I worked for over a year in Manchester before moving to Chesterfield to complete my GP training. 

Outside of work, I enjoy road trips, reading spy thriller novels & supporting Manchester United Football club.

My special interests are minor surgery and medical education. 

Dr Mandy Dhillon


Works 4 days a week at RPC West

I graduated from Newcastle University in 2005 and completed my foundations and GP VTS training in the Northern Dearnery. I moved to Sheffield and worked there for a couple of years before moving to Chesterfield Medical Partnership now Royal Primary Care in 2015.

I have an interest in teaching junior doctors and GP trainees.

Dr Rob Earl

MBBS (London1998), BSc

Works 4 days a week at RPC West

I graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine in 1998. After graduating I returned to my roots to undertake my junior doctor training, working in Chesterfield and Sheffield before completing my GP training in Rotherham. Prior to taking up my position at Ashgate in November 2021 I had been a GP at a similarly sized practice in Swallownest for 18 years.

I am interested in all aspects of medicine which is why I was drawn to general practice. Having worked for many years in general practice I have become a big advocate of the family doctor role and the continuity of care that can be provided to patients from childhood to older age.

Over recent years I have developed a particular interest in how lifestyle has an impact on general health and well-being. I try to practice what I preach on this front, enjoying swimming, cycling and running and taking part in the odd triathlon.

Dr Alice Fenton

MbCHb MRCGP (Sheffield)

Population Health Fellow

Works 2 days a week at RPC East

I have a specialist interest in Minor Surgeries and weight loss.

I am currently undertaking GP Fellowship in population health and wellbeing. As part of this role I will be working along side internal and external partners to improve overall health and well being of our patient population.   

This includes many areas of both medicine and general health and look to launch projects in the coming months. 

Outside of work I enjoy Gardening, Rugby and swimming! 

Dr Hermann Iserloh

Dr Samuel Lassa

Works 3 days a week at RPC West

Before I joined Royal Primary Care as General Practitioner, I was with the Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care, University of Sheffield in 2019 as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow under the Dementia theme. Prior to joining AUPMC I graduated with an MB, BS (2008) from Nigeria with 3 years of clinical experience in various roles and over 10 years of experience in the field of Public Health with a Masters in Public Health (2009) and a PhD in Global Health (2016).

I have worked in different roles and organizations including the National Agency for HIV/AIDS (NACA, Nigeria), University of Jos, Nigeria, The University of Sheffield, UK and NHS England in various Trusts. I am currently an Honorary Global Health Lecturer in ScHARR  and an active member of the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID).

In addition to my clinical role as a GP in RPC, I am part of the research team in Royal Primary Care and my personal research interests are in the areas of global health, health policy and systems research and Primary Care research. My focus is on understanding how complex healthy systems work with a focus on Primary Care using a qualitative and mixed methods approach. I am currently focusing on how to use complex interventions to improve health in primary care.

I currently teach Global Health on the Master of Public Health course both the face-to-face and the distance learning programme. In addition, I teach Phase 1 medical students sexual and reproductive health in the Medical school of the University of Sheffield and a visiting facilitator at Imperial College, London contributing to the global health governance lectures on their MPH course.

Dr Vicky Lloyd


Clinical Lead for RPC South

Works 3 days a week at RPC South

I graduated from Sheffield medical school in 2006 and then completed my foundation and GP training in hospitals and GP practices around South Yorkshire. I joined Holywell Medical Group in 2013 and have been with the practice through the transition to Royal Primary Care.  I chose general practice as my speciality as I love the wide variety of medical problems that you get to see every day and the unique relationships that you build with patients. I am the lead GP for Riverdale care home which specialises in the care of patients with dementia. I am also a trained prescriber of opiate substitution therapy(methadone/subutex). 

I am also the Clinical Governance lead at the practice which involves reviewing NICE guidance to ensure our clinical practices are up to date and auditing our performance in different clinical areas to identify where clinical guidance needs changing or updating. My main areas of interest are women’s health and sexual health. I am a trained coil and implant fitter and can also fit ring pessaries. My aim is that all women should have awareness of and access to all contraceptive options

Dr Laurence O'Connor-Read

Works 4 days a week at RPC South

I am a General Practitioner and originally qualified from London University.

I enjoy the diversity and the potential for continuity of care in General Practice. I have a special interest in neurological and musculoskeletal medicine.

I am the Primary Care Staff Governor at the Trust and I am particularly interested in how Primary Care Services can benefit patients by evolving and integrating more effectively with larger NHS organisations such as Hospital Foundation Trusts.

Dr Olatunji Olalere

Dr Peter Scriven

Clinical Director Royal Primary Care

MBChB (Sheffield 1999) MRCS MPhil MRCGP

Works two clinical days per week rotating around a number of our major sites

I trained in medicine at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 1999. I initially trained as a Surgeon with an interest in upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease and spent several years researching cancer biology developing novel techniques to analyse proteins that make cancers resistant to chemotherapy.

In 2011 I decided to pursue a different path and embarked on retraining to become a GP. I have worked as a GP in the Derbyshire and Yorkshire region for many years and joined RPC in 2017. I am happy to see any problems but my areas of interest are gastrointestinal disease and mens health. I have a very active interest in the use of digital tools to improve healthcare and am part of the team that built the not for profit RPC health app.

I believe that the use of data to identify and address health inequalities and social determined diseases is absolutely key to improving the health and wellbeing of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire populations. I was invited to be the Board Member for Health on the Staveley Town deal project and I'm delighted to be working collaboratively with a range of partner organisations on understanding the health challenges faced by our patients and how best to overcome them.

As Divisional Director I work alongside Mrs Jo Lacey the Managing Director of Royal Primary Care in the development of services across all our sites. Working alongside our dedicated and hardworking team of clinicians, nurses and administrative staff and supported by our Patient Participation Group (PPG), RPC has become CQC rated Good, a recognised training Practice and has one of the largest and most active research groups in Derbyshire.

Dr Naren Senthil-Nathan


Works 4 days a week at RPC West

I graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne Medical School in 2009.

I completed my Foundation Training and then my GP training in the North East in 2014.

During my training years I have worked in various specialties including surgery, Ophthalmology, A&E, Psychiatry. 

I have worked in Chesterfield since 2016 and have grown really fond of the people and what the area has to offer.

Alongside my GP job I also work as a GP Trainer where I am responsible for training the GP's of the future. 

I have previously worked as a Training Programme Director for GP Training in Chesterfield where I oversaw the overall running of GP Training.

I currently also hold the role of an External Advisor for the Royal College of General Practioners. 

This is a national level role and its purpose is to provide expert impartial advice and scrutiny of all processes of delivery, assessment and evaluation of GP specialty training according to the GMC Quality Assurance Framework.

My other role is of a GP Appraiser where I am responsible for appraising qualified GP's to ensure they are supported and are keeping up to date.

Withing RPC, I'll be carrying out social media work including producing and releasing medical themed podcasts to help our patients support their own health needs.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and keeping active by going to the gym.

Dr Kate Stonier

Dr Pascal Ward

Works 3 days a week at RPC West

Dermatology Fellow