Our Staff

Doctors

Dr Brendon Hayes

MB BS 1999 University of London - MA (Cantab) MRCGP (GP Partner)

Dr Elizabeth Smiley

MBChB(hons) BSc(hons) DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Smiley qualified from Leicester and Warwick Medical School in 2004. Her BSc was in asylum seeker mental health. Before coming to join us in Rowlands Castle she worked in Liphook, Portsmouth and Havant. Dr Smiley previously worked in forensic medicine at the Treetops Centre. Dr Smiley enjoys all aspects of general practice and has co-authored a communication game used widely throughout the UK by GP Trainees. As well as working in Rowlands Castle she is part of a team who organise and oversee the training of junior doctors training to become GPs. She is married with 3 young children.

Dr Pippa Cox

BSc (Hons) MB BS MRCGP DRCOG DFFP (Salaried GP)

Special interests: Family Planning and Women’s Health.

Dr Elly Palmer

BSc (Hons) BMBS

Dr Palmer did her undergraduate degree in Immunology at Edinburgh and subsequently went on to do a degree in Physiotherapy at the University of East London. Following that she became a civilian Physiotherapist to the armed forces (with a hiatus as a ski instructor in Canada)! Always looking for a challenge she went on to study medicine at Nottingham University graduating in 2013. She has since been working in Portsmouth hospitals. She is married with 3 children. She will be with us at Rowlands Castle Surgery until 2023.

Nurse Practitioners

Julie Anne Barnes

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - RGN BSc

Julie qualified in Sheffield in 1982 and moved to Portsmouth in 1984 with her husband. She worked at St Richards hospital for several years before becoming a practice nurse in 1992. Having worked in 3 local practices, Julie qualified as an independent nurse prescriber in 2003 and completed her BSc Nurse practitioner degree in 2008. Julie has specialist skills in Long Term Health Conditions, Minor Illness and Learning disabilities. Julie is married with 2 children and is an active member of Waterlooville Baptist Church. Her hobbies include gardening, music, reading and baking.

Nurses

Our practice nurses operate an appointment system. This includes management of conditions such as diabetes, asthma, family planning, coronary heart clinic and hormone replacement therapy. They also offer a full nursing service including wound dressings, general health advice, routine injections, complex blood tests and vaccinations.

Mandi Greensmith

Mandi has been a Practice Nurse at Rowlands Castle Surgery since 2009 - an interesting transition from hospital and Community Nursing. She worked at QA for many years looking after elderly patients on medical, stroke and palliative wards. As a Community Nurse Mandi covered Rowlands Castle, Horndean and Clanfield. She still works regularly at Spire hospital, Havant. Mandi tells us she has many Super Powers but the most important is being a nurse, a job that she loves. The team at the Surgery is like a second family and Mandi looks after everyone and leads the 'entertainment committee' for staff social events. Mandi loves living near the coast and often swims in the sea and spends time at the family beach hut on Hayling Island. She lives with her Mum and two crazy cats. Her sons live close by - family is very important to Mandi

Emily Morrison

Emily joined the practice in 2018. She has 20 years experience in nursing and midwifery. She worked in the hospital setting for 14 years before becoming a practice nurse in 2014. Emily is experienced in all general treatment room duties, contraception, immunisations, injections, cervical smear testing and travel health. Emily has completed training, and has a keen interest in, diabetes. She also sees patients for respiratory reviews and is continuing to develop her knowledge in this area. In her spare time, Emily is busy with her husband, two sons and their dog, Benji, usually standing on the sidelines of a football pitch!

Practice Management

The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Janine Leake

AMSPAR/ City & Guilds Diploma in Practice Management

Reception

The reception staff are the hub of the practice. In addition to booking appointments and dealing with the day to day general enquiries, they keep the practice running smoothly. Please help them to help you.

Community Midwives

The midwife helps with all aspects of pregnancy care and during the first ten days following childbirth. Her clinic at the surgery is every other Tuesday between 13:30 – 14:50 (appointments necessary).

Community Nurses

The community nurses visit people of all ages in their own home. They assess needs, give information and carry out appropriate nursing care. They can be contacted on the following numbers: Weekdays Mon – Thurs Daytime: 08:30 – 17:00 (023 9234 4619). Friday: 08:30 – 16:30. Twilight OOHs: 17:00 – 08.30 (0300 121 0179). If the nurses are busy you may get an answer phone – please leave a message with your telephone number and the nurse will call you back.

Health Visitors

The Health Visitor no longer holds clinics at the surgery but there are a number of clinics locally so please ask at reception if you need this information.