Healthcare Team


Our doctors work in a partnership and as a group. Although you are registered with a named doctor, you may see any of the doctors in the partnership.

Dr Manu K Agrawal MBBS, MRCGP. Birmingham 2012
Male, Senior Partner

Dr Sapna Vatish MBChB MRCGP. Leicester 2009
Female, Partner

Dr Joshua Idowu MBChB 2013
Male, Salaried GP

Dr Helga Wagner MB, ChB. Cape Town 1985
Female, Locum GP

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Sr Diana Crook RGN

Joanne Dixon RGN

Peter Hall

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are medical professionals who have undertaken considerable training and act as the triage service for the GPs. They provide 'same day' appointments and are able to prescribe medications, diagnose, treat and refer. Please note they are not able to issue sickness certificates.

Practice Nurses

Sr Anne-Marie Evans RGN (Specialist Practice Nurse)

Sr Charon Smith RGN (Specialist Practice Nurse)

Sr Julie Barnes RGN (Specialist Practice Nurse)

They are available throughout the week. They undertake routine procedures for us, further information can be found on in Clinics and Services.

Phlebotomist / Healthcare Assistant

Mrs Debbie McDonnell Phlebotomist / Healthcare Assistant
Laura Moulds

Practice Management

Jules Baugh - Practice Manager of Patient Services
Mandy Rhodes
- Practice Manager of Business
Emma Shenton
- Practice Manager of Operations

If you wish to discuss administrative or non-medical aspects of your health treatment or if you have any ideas which will improve the services we provide, our Practice Managers may be able to help you.

The Practice Managers also deal with problems or complaints you may have to do with the practice.


Amanda Newbold Administrator
Louise McDonnell


Our receptionists are:

  • Katie Cowie
  • Nicky Gallagher
  • Laura Moulds
  • Rose Bosworth
  • Georgia Harrison
  • Chloe Farmer

Medical Students & Foundation Year 2 Doctors

Rising Brook Surgery has been accredited by Keele University School of Medicine as a Teaching Practice.

Medical students

Rising Brook Surgery has been accredited by Keele University School of Medicine as a Teaching Practice for Medical Students. Their general practice experience is an essential part of their learning and we are grateful to our patients who may be consulted by a student prior to being reviewed by one of the GPs. Medical students spend four weeks in General Practice during each year of their training.

Foundation Year 2 Doctors

Junior doctors working at Rising Brook Surgery have graduated from university with a medical degree and are in the second year of the Foundation Programme, this is a time when they develop their knowledge and skills. Junior doctors rotate through General Practice (every 4 months) in the same way they rotate through hospital specialities such as gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry.
They are qualified doctors and will be registered with the General Medical Council.
Junior doctors have a longer time for their appointments, typically 20 minutes in duration. An appointment with a junior doctor is always under the supervision of a senior doctor at the Practice.

If you are scheduled to be seen by a student or junior doctor but would rather not see them for personal reasons please let a member of staff know beforehand and your request will be respected.

We wish to thank our patients for your support and patience with resident students and junior doctors.

Other Team Members

Adequate modern medical care is not provided by the doctors alone. We work as a team to provide a comprehensive service. As well as the doctors, Nurses and Practice Manager, we also have:

  • Receptionists
  • Health Visitors
  • District Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Community Mental Health Nurse

Our receptionists are here to help you. They are trained and qualified for the job and they understand that many people feel anxious and under stress when visiting the doctor and they will always try to be courteous and helpful.

When they are discussing appointments with you, on the phone or at reception, they may ask you certain questions to assess the urgency and to make sure that you are being seen by the appropriate person. Please do not feel they are prying or being obstructive. They are trained to ask relevant questions and they are bound by strict rules of confidentiality.