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A guide to abbreviations

  • BM Batchelor of Medicine
  • BS Batchelor of Surgery
  • ChB “ “
  • BMedSci Batchelor of Medical Sciences
  • DFSRH Diplomate of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare
  • DCH Diploma of Child Health
  • DRCOG Diploma of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • MRCGP Membership of Royal College of General Practice
  • RGN Registered General Nurse
  • SRN State Registered Nurse
  • SCM State Certified Midwife
  • RM “ “
  • BDS Batchelor of Dental Surgery
  • DFFP Diploma of Faculty Family Planning
  • MSc Masters of Science
  • MFTM Member of Faculty of Travel Medicine
  • MBChB Batchelor of Medicine, Batchelor of Surgery (Latin)
Dr D L Nash (M)
Dylan Nash

BMedSci, BMBS (Nottingham 1985), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH

Dr Nash qualified in medicine at Nottingham University in 1985 and completed his GP training in 1989. He joined Cripps Health Centre in 1990, becoming  a partner since 1991 and Senior Partner since 2006.

He has a keen interest in the full spectrum of General Practice.


Dr E R Gibbs (F)
Elaine Gibbs


Dr Gibbs qualified at Nottingham Medical School in 1986. After postgraduate training in Nottingham and Derby she joined Cripps Health Centre as a partner in 1991.

Her interests include sexual health and contraception.


Dr Hugh Porter (M)
Hugh Porter


Dr Porter qualified at the University of Leicester in 1987. He joined Cripps Health Centre 1993 after postgraduate training in Nottingham and Australia. 

His clinical interests include travel medicine and  minor surgery. He also leads the practice in working to develop and improve (commission) local health services. As part of this role he spends half his time as  Chair of NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group which commissions local health services on behalf of  all the practices in the City. He undertook an MSc in travel medicine in 1999 as well as an MBA in 2008.


Dr Matthew Litchfield (M)

B Med Sci, BM Bs, MRCGP, DRCOG, Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine

Dr Litchfield graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2003. After a spell working in A&E he then completed his GP training in Nottingham. He joined Cripps Health Centre in 2014.

He enjoys the wide range of conditions seen in general practice, but has an interests in Sports and Exercise Medicine.



Dr Tim Baker (M)
Tim Baker

BMedSci (Hons) BMBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine

Dr Baker graduated from The University of Nottingham in 1996 and has been a Partner at Cripps Health Centre since 2001. 

He is  interested in sport and exercise medicine, minor surgery, lung disease and acupuncture and has also spent time working with Nottingham’s Alcohol and Drug Team.

He is also involved with St John Ambulance as County Medical Officer for Nottinghamshire.


Dr Claire Manktelow (F)
Claire Manktelow


Dr Manktelow qualified at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1992, initially training in Anaesthetics and then in Paediatrics. She completed her General Practice training in 1999 and joined the Partnership at Cripps in 2001.

She has a special interest in dermatology.



The above named doctors work in an unlimited partnership.

Dr Simon Royal (M)
Simon Royal

BMedSci, BMBS (Nottingham 1994), MPH, MRCGP, DCH

Dr Royal joined the practice in 2006 having previously worked as a GP for the UEA in Norwich.

He is interested in all aspects of health promotion and disease prevention and leads the practice in clinical research.


Dr Rachael Booker (F)
        Rachael Booker


Dr Booker graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2005 and after working in Nottingham and Exeter trained as a GP in Bristol. Following two years working as a GP in Derbyshire Rachael joined the practice in 2012. 

She has special interests in womens health and contraception. 


Dr Sue Oakley (F)


Dr Oakley qualified at the University of Sheffield in 1995 and joined the practice after graduating from Nottingham GP training scheme.

She is interested in mental health, contraception, diabetes and dermatology.


Dr Abigail Walton (F)


Dr Walton graduated from Nottingham University in 2008 and completed her GP training in Derby. She has worked as a GP locally in Nottingham and more recently in Melbourne, Australia before joining Cripps in 2012. 


Dr Vibhore Prasad (M)


Dr Prasad graduated from the University of Leeds in 2001. He worked in different parts of the country as a junior doctor and finished his GP training in Oxfordshire before coming to Nottingham. He has diplomas in child health and in sexual health medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and works as an academic clinician alongside his clinical work. He is particularly interested in the health and well-being of children and young people.


Dr Puja Nanda (F)


Dr Puja Nanda graduated from Birmingham in 2005. She joined the Practice team in 2014 following 4 years in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, deciding that her personality was better suited to a career in General Practice.She has a special interest in women's and contraception.

Sarah-Louise Hamlyn (F)

Dr Hamlyn qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2008. After a couple of years spent working abroad, in A&E in Australia and as a trainee GP in New Zealand, she completed her GP training in Lincoln in 2015.

Her clinical interests include contraception, sexual health and palliative care. She is qualified in performing minor surger

Rebecca Chellaswamy (F)


Dr Rebecca Chellaswamy qualified from the University of Nottingham in 2006 and has worked as a GP in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire after having completed her GP specialty training in Nottingham.  She is currently working with the RCGP on a project to improve early diagnosis of brain tumours in children and she is a member of the College's Adolescent Health Group.  Her main special interests are mental health and adolescent health.

Helen Garr (F)

Dr Helen Garr started at the practice in September 2015. She graduated from the university of Leicester in 2007 and completed her GP training in Nottingham.

She is particularly interested in mental health, paediatrics and geriatric medicine.