The Partners

The Partnership

The partnership consists of nine general practitioners, who share ownership of the business and have overall control of the running of the surgery.

Each partner has their own list of patients and we encourage our patients, whenever possible, to see the partner who is responsible for them (their 'registered GP'). This improves continuity of care for our patients, and, we believe, makes for a better relationship between doctor and patient. Drs Newsham and Hopkins, and Drs Oji and Haldane are ‘job-sharing’ so all patients registered with either of them are looked after by both.

Two other doctors work for us as associates, and in addition we have doctors attached to the surgery at various stages in their training: Our patients are welcome to see any of these doctors if they wish, and it may be easier to get appointments for them when the partners are more booked up.

From the 31st March 2016, all GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Western Elms Surgery in the last financial year (2015/16) was £78,501 before tax and national insurance.  This is for five full time GPs and seven part time GPs and one full time locum who worked in the practice for more than six months.

The Partners

 Dr Julie Newsham
(1984 Leeds) MB CH MRCGP DRCOG DO

Works Wednesday to Friday - Job share partner to Dr Hopkins

Dr Jonathan Millar
(1990 Oxford) MA BM BCh DRCOG DCH

Works Monday through to Friday - 9 sessions - Half day on a Tuesday

Dr Louise Hopkins
(1989 Cambridge) MB BChir MRCGP DFFP

Works Monday to Wednesday - Job share partner to Dr Newsham

Dr Anil Chauhan
(1999 London) MB BS MRCGP

Works Monday through to Friday - 9 sessions - Half day on a Thursday

Dr Ifeoma Oji
(2000 Edinburgh) MB ChB MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFFP

Works Wednesday to Friday - Job share partner to Dr Haldane

Dr Sarah Haldane
MA MB BS MRCP MRCGP DFFP DRCOG

Works Monday to Wednesday - Job share partner with Dr Oji

Dr Javaria Akhter

BM BS MRCGP BMedSc
Works Monday through to Friday - 9 sessions - Half day on a Thursday 

Dr Marc Batista

MB ChB MRCGP 

Works Monday through to Friday - 9 sessions - Half day on a Tuesday