Dr Jean-Pierre Dias*
MBChB (Leeds) 1992 MRCGP 1997
After growing up in North London, ‘JP’ qualified in medicine at Leeds University and spent 15 years living and working in West and North Yorkshire. He has also lived and worked as a GP in New Zealand before joining the practice in 2003.
He is the lead partner for Care Quality Commission (CQC) matters and has an interest in elderly health and service delivery.
Married with two boys, he spends time away from the practice, sailing, mountain biking and baking cakes.
Dr Liz Norris*
MBChB 1996, RGN, BSC (Hons), DFFP, MRCGP 2002, PGCE
Dr Norris grew up and went to University in Bristol before moving to Sussex. She has worked at the Surgery since 2001. She is a Partner and GP Trainer and works Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Ship Street. She spends two days a week working for HEKSS as Associate Dean for West Sussex.
She is married with two delightful daughters, four cats and a Cockerpoo named Honey. Hobbies include warm sunny holidays doing nothing and walking Honey in the Ashdown Forest.
Dr Stephanie J Cook*
MBBCh (Oxon) 1997 MRCS DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP 2012
Having completed her medical training at Cambridge and then Oxford, Dr Stephanie Cook initially pursued a career in surgery before seeing the light and retraining as a GP when she moved to Sussex.
She has worked at Ship Street since 2013 and specialises in minor surgery and family planning and is the lead partner for learning disabilities.
She is married to a vet and has 2 young sons and when away from the surgery, can usually be found running or riding over Ashdown Forest.
Dr Elinor Flatman*
MBBS (BSMS), MRCGP (2014) DFSRH (2012)
Dr Flatman went to medical school in Brighton graduating in 2009, she then moved to Surrey and completed her GP training in Farnham. She joined the practice in 2014 after completing her training and moving back to Sussex.
She is especially interested in diabetes and family planning.
Outside of work she enjoys baking, spending time in her garden & various crafts including paper cutting & sewing.
Dr Miriam Dias
MBBS BSc (London) MRCGP 2014
Dr Miriam Dias completed her medical training at St George's, University of London. After graduation she worked within the Surrey area, completing her GP training in Farnham.
She joined Ship Street Surgery in 2015 and has a keen interest in medical education & dermatology.
Dr Pavan Uppal
MBChB (Birmingham) MRCGP 2012
Dr Uppal went to medical school in Birmingham graduating in 2007. She moved back home to Surrey and completed her GP training.
She is interested in dementia care, domestic abuse and medical education.
Outside of work she enjoys spinning, baking and musical theatre.
The Partners are pleased to announce that Dr Pavan Uppal joined the Ship Street Team as a Salaried GP on Tuesday 24th May 2016
She works all day Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Dr Susan Short
MBBS (London) MRCGP 2013
She works Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays all day
Dr Samira Nikpour (GP Registrar)
Dr Adam Cutts (GP Registrar)
* Partners in the practice.
Our practice nurse is Mrs Alison Lawson.
The Practice Nurse will not be able to see children aged under 14 without a parent or guardian present.
Children aged 14-16 years.
The Practice Nurse will see unaccompanied children aged between 14-16 years provided there is letter of consent signed by the parent or guardian specifying the treatment to be given.
Our Healthcare Assistants are Debbie Chart and Justine Twinn (currently on maternity leave).
Deb was born and brought up in South London, moved to Sunny Sussex nearly 20 years ago and has worked at Ship Street as Receptionist and HCA for 18 years.
Mum to 3 grown up children and grandmother to baby Millie, in her spare time she loves baking, reading and supports Crystal Palace FC. (EAGLES!)
Ms Martine Amore (Maternity Cover)
Other Clinical Staff
The practice is also ably supported by a wide range of other clinical staff including: District Nurses, Health Visitors & Midwife
Non-NHS Clinical Staff
The smooth running of the practice is the responsibility of the practice manager, Mrs Elizabeth Eades, and all the staff.
Mrs Elizabeth Eades
Liz has worked at the surgery since 1999, when she started as an evening receptionist. During her employment, she has worked in all of the areas of the Surgery and has been Practice Manager since January 2012. She works Monday - Friday and is often available to talk to without booking an appointment. Liz reclocated from Hertfordshire to East Grinstead in 1994 and has 2 daughters and a dog.
Deputy Practice Manager
Sandra Coppard is our Deputy Practice Manager. She has worked for the NHS for 21 years, working first for the Total Unified Care Project based at Moatfield Surgery, which ran for 5 years and worked at all three local surgeries. When this project finished, she worked as a Secretary and dealing with all the IT at Ship Street Surgery and has progressed up to her current position.
She is married and has a daughter. She enjoys socialising with her friends, reading, baking and watching all aspects of sport especially football.
Teaching & Training
Ship Street Surgery is an accredited Training Practice and is linked to Mid-Sussex VTS. This means that both the Trainer and the Practice are inspected and have to meet certain standards and undergo a re-accreditation process. You may be offered an appointment with a GP Registrar who is a fully qualified doctor completing their training to become a GP. On occasions, GP Registrars may be sitting in with another GP in the surgery. You can consent or decline to have them sitting in with you if you wish.
Dr Liz Norris is the GP Trainer and if you have any questions with regards to our GP Registrars, please contact her to discuss it further.
The Surgery is also affiliated to Brighton and Sussex Medical School. We will occasionally have medical students in the Practice. They are early in their training to become doctors so will be fully supervised by another doctor. They may be sitting in on consultations to observe; normally on a Thursday afternoon with Dr Elinor Flatman. You may be asked if you would mind being involved in their education by allowing them to ask you some questions or examine you under supervision. Patient involvement is greatly appreciated and helps medical students learn to become competent doctors. You should be informed that medical students will be in attendance when you book an appointment. If you would prefer them not to be present, please inform reception staff.
Dr Elinor Flatman is responsible for medical students in the Practice and if you have any questions with regards to them, please contact her to discuss it further.