Our Staff



BM DFFP - Registered 1993 Southampton

Providing contraceptive, maternity and child health services in addition to general medical services. Dr Rushen studied at Southampton, and worked in Poole, Dorset until 1999. He has a special interest in joint problems and minor surgery. He joined the practice in 2000.


BM MRCP MRCGP - Registered 1995 Southampton

I live locally with my wife and have three grown up children. I initially trained in respiratory medicine before entering GP. I have clinical interests in elderly medicine and men's health. I also have an interest in education and I am one of the local GP educators locally helping to train new Doctors. I also work in our 'out of hours' service outside of Practice time. In my spare time I can be found with my dogs, on two wheels, eating, gardening or on the water.


BSc Hons MB ChB DCH DFFP DRCOG MRCGP - Registered 1995 Manchester

Dr Phillips qualified in Manchester in 1995. She has been a GP since 2001 and worked at the Centre Practice since May 2006. Dr Phillips is a GP Trainer; fits coils and contraceptive implants; does child health surveillance baby checks. Dr Phillips works Part Time.



Dr Gilmartin qualified in Southampton in 2002. He has been a GP since 2009 and worked at the Centre Practice since Oct 2015. Dr Gilmartin is a GP Trainer; does minor ops and is Clinical Director for Fareham & Porchester Primary Care Network. Dr Gilmartin works Tuesday to Friday (Tuesday is Clinical Director role)


BMBS BMedSci MRCGP DCH DRCOG DEEP - Registered 1999 Nottingham

Will be working part time. Has experience of working in practices across Hampshire for the last 10 years. She studied in Nottingham and undertook further training in London before settling on the south coast with her family. She has an interest in women’s health and child health and she fits coils, implants and undertakes joint injections. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, who is also a doctor, and playing tennis and cycling.


MBchB - Registered 1994 Leicester

Will be working half-time. As well as general medical services, she has a particular interest in diabetes and in palliative and end-of-life care. She has two very active boys, and her husband Simon is currently serving in the military.


MBBS BSc hons MRCGP (2020)

I completed my Medical degree at Norwich Medical School, graduating in 2012. I then did various training roles at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth before joining the Centre Practice as a Registrar to do my GP training. I completed my GP training in 2020 and moved to another local practice. I have now re-joined the team at the Centre Practice as a GP, starting back here in April 2021. Outside of work, I have a young daughter and son who keep me busy. I enjoy walking, gardening and singing.



Dr McDermott qualified in Southampton in 2012. She has been a GP since 2020 and worked at the Centre Practice since January 2023. Dr McDermott also works as a Medical Examiner at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, and OSCE examiner for local medical schools. Dr McDermott works part time.


BMBS,BSc (Hons), mRCGP (2016)

I qualified at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2011. I previously worked in Basingstoke and Portsmouth Hospitals before qualifying as a GP in 2016. I worked in another local practice before joining the Centre Practice in August 2021. I live locally and outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family. I work part time on Wednesday and Friday.


BSc, BMBS, MRCGP (2023)

I completed my medical degree at Brighton & Sussex Medical School, graduating in 2017. Following this, I did a variety of training posts in East London, West Sussex & Portsmouth before joining the Centre Practice as a Registrar in 2020. In addition to working as a Salaried GP at Centre Practice since August 2023, I also work part time for the University of Southampton undertaking research in their Primary Care Research Centre investigating topics such as preconception health, prescribing safety, chronic pain & multimorbidity.



In 2004 the practice became accredited as a training practice for new GPs. Dr Hatfull, Dr Phillips, Dr Gilmartin and Dr Summers are the GP trainers. We will have GP registrars attached to the practice on a regular basis. Our registrars are fully qualified and have a great deal of hospital experience. Registrars are attached to the practice for 12 months and usually become general practitioners after completing their training. They are at all times encouraged to seek advice when required from the practice partners.

Nurse Practitioners



Nursing Team & Treatment Room

We are a nursing team of thirteen. We have two Nurse Practitioners who work along side the GP’s and provide an on the day Urgent Care/Triage Service. We have eight nurses, a Health Care Assistant and two Phlebotomists. Within the team we have nurses responsible for Infection Control. Asthma, COPD, Respiratory, Diabetes and Hypertension. In addition, the nurses and the Health Care Assistant also provide a range of treatments and services, including routine cervical screening, Child Immunisations, Dressings, Stitch and Clip removal, Travel Advice and Immunisations and routine Health Checks. Our two phlebotomists provide a service everyday. All our appointments are by appointment only.

Practice Management


Practice/Business Manager (Dip PM) (BAHons)

Suzanne is responsible for all aspects of practice business and deals with finance and strategic planning.


Deputy Practice Manager - Patient Services


Deputy Practice Manager - Business & IT

Claire is responsible for all aspects of Clinical Data, QOF, GDPR, Admin & IT.


Lead Nurse

Jo is responsible for our Nursing Team of Thirteen Nurses.


Typing and admin staff type all referrals and correspondence as dictated by the doctors to Hospital consultants and local services, send out routine health check reminders and ensure that all patient information from hospitals and local services is scanned into patient computer notes.


Reception is normally your first point of contact with the practice. We have fifteen part-time reception staff, all of whom are trained to provide you with a friendly, efficient service. They make your appointment, take requests for and give out repeat prescriptions, and give you information about our services. Please speak to them if you have a problem and they will do their best to help - but please remember that we have limited resources so cannot always provide a solution.


We have a team of three experienced secretaries, who have a vast variety of roles which includes giving out results, liaising with other agencies within and outside of the NHS, transport booking and acting as Personal Assistants to the Doctors. The Secretaries phone lines are open 08.30am to 16.00pm Monday to Friday.

Community Nurses

We are proud of our strong team of district nurses who work with us in the community. You can contact them on 01329 227200 during office hours.

Clinical pharmacists

Clinical pharmacists work with the primary care team to help manage all aspects of prescribing and medication. They work both to undertake routine medication reviews and help with specific medication problems.

Health Visitors

Our health visitors can offer advice on caring for children, special needs, benefits, relationship problems and counselling relating to children aged 0 - 19. Development checks are also carried out at regular intervals. Please ring 01489 554930 - www.southernhealth.nhs.net


A fully equipped state of the art facility exists at Fareham Community Hospital in Sarisbury Green and can be accessed via a referral from your doctor.

Referral information

If you are being referred via the e-referral system (previously known as choose & book), you will be sent referral booking/triage summary information. This paperwork will include instructions on your next step and the contact telephone number for the Outpatient Booking Centre. If you have any queries regarding your appointment, please ring the Outpatient Booking Centre on 02392 681700.