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. However, we encourage you to remain with one GP for routine appointments to improve continuity.


Dr David Carr MB BS (London 1986) DRCOG

Dr Carr was born in Carlisle, raised in Surrey, went to medical school at Guys Hospital in London and completed his training in General Practice in Stafford. Dr Carr has lived in the area since 1987, moving to Eccleshall in 1993. He is the practice lead doctor for diabetes and heart disease.

Dr William Davies MB ChB (Manchester 1991) BSc DRCOG DFFP DCH

Dr Davies joined the practice in 1997. He qualified from St. Andrews and Manchester Universities and trained in general practice in Gloucestershire before settling in Eccleshall.

Dr Lucy Jones MB BCh (Wales 1993)

Dr Jones joined as a part time doctor in 2000. She completed her training in Shrewsbury and Telford having qualified from Cardiff in 1993. She lives near Newport.

Salaried GPs

Dr Sarah Brookes MB ChB (Manchester 2001) MRCGP (2008) DFSRH (2010)

Dr Brookes completed her GP training in Mansfield in 2009 and her first GP job was at the Crown Surgery (Dr Ford). She has since worked in East Staffordshire and has now returned to Eccleshall and currently lives in Stone.

Clinical Practitioners

Sheryll Reynolds – Clinical Practitioner

Hilary Ellis – Clinical Practitioner

Clinical Practitioners (CP) are Registered Nurses who have undergone further high level training in diagnosis and prescribing and as such is qualified to assess and treat many patients (including children) who would have traditionally seen a GP.  A CP can also refer patients to a wide range of external consultants including those based in hospitals and local community services.  The types of problems a CP can deal with include; coughs, colds, sore throats, chest infections, fevers, rashes and skin infections, abdominal pain, joint pain, back pain, emergency contraception, eye conditions, earache, minor injuries etc. Please do not ask to see the CP for a sick note. Our Clinical Practitioners are independent practitioners who work closely with your GPs and liaise frequently with them about your care. GPs are always available in support, should your clinical need require this.

Practice Nursing Team

  • Sister Jane Woods RGN
  • Sister Lucy Brundrett RGN

Our nurses can be consulted about a range of clinical matters including cervical smears, travel advice and immunisations, dressings, removal of stitches, and ear syringing. They also run a number of specialised clinics. Further information on our nursing services can be found here.

First Contact Physiotherapist

Mr Russell Shill

Russell is an Advanced Physiotherapist and is able to assess, diagnose and advise on a huge range of muscle, joint or ligament pains (known as musculoskeletal symptoms). Our in-house Physiotherapist is able to see you without a GP appointment and this exciting new service will improve the management of musculoskeletal problems by seeing a specialist at first contact without the need of lengthy waiting times. Find out more about the Advanced Physiotherapist service here.

Phlebotomist (Bloods)

Cath Stanier and Jeni Butters are the practice phlebotomists.

They hold clinics each morning for patients who need blood tests. Cath Stanier also runs the health assessment clinic for all new patients to the practice.

Respiratory Technician

Jeni Butters offers patients with respiratory conditions the opportunity to have spirometry testing the practice in preference to visiting hospital Dr Davies oversees this clinic.

Dispensing Team

Mrs Rosie Hammond - Senior Dispenser (Pharmacy Technician)

Mrs Dianne Parson - Dispenser (Pharmacy Technician)

Mrs Jo Young - Dispenser

Mrs Dotty Littlehales - Dispenser

Mrs Emma Booth - Dispenser

Our Dispensers prepare, check and dispense medication prescribed by the GP, including repeat prescription requests for our dispensing patients. They also undertake the Dispensing Review of Use of Medicines and deal with medication enquiries. For further information about the Crown Surgery Dispensay, please see our dispensing page.

Practice Manager

Lucy Evans

Lucy is responsible for all practice management and administration. She welcomes any comments about the practice and the service provided by doctors and staff. Our Manager also deals with problems or complaints you may have to do with the Practice.


The receptionists deal with enquiries, appointments and general administration. If they are unable to respond to your enquiry immediately relevant details will be recorded on the computer system, and the duty doctor will respond as appropriate. In this case you will be asked to contact the surgery later in the day when the doctor's comments can be passed on.

Community Team

District Nurses

Laura Cook leads the district nurse's team who attend patients who are housebound. Their daytime telephone number is 0300 124 0343. If you are receiving care from the district nurses and need to contact them urgently about a nursing matter at night time (i.e. between 6.30pm - 8.00am) ring 01785 221021.

Health Visitors

The Health visitors can be contacted on 01785 811471 ext 145 or 148. They play a key role in monitoring the health of children under five years but also provide health education to people of all ages.

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Sister Lyn Bufton  have  a special interest in helping people who are suffering from stress, anxiety, depression and phobias. She is able to see people at home or at the surgery. Patients need to be referred to this service by their doctor.


There is one midwife attached to the Practice who can be contacted about any concerns you may have regarding your pregnancy, please call 01785 230839.


The practice is able to offer patients the opportunity to see a physiotherapist at the practice. Access to this service is by GP referral only.