The Doctors

We are a training Practice, which means that we have fully-qualified doctors, who have usually completed their 4 years of training in hospital medicine practising at the surgery. They spend up to eighteen months working in the practice to develop their skills. We usually have at least two GP Registrars and you may be offered an appointment with one of them at the surgery. We would appreciate any feedback you have following a consultation / contact with any of our registrars


We have regualr locums running clinics at Newton Place Surgery. A locum doctor is a fully qualified doctor who is temporarily covering a position e.g. if a doctor is on sick leave or to run extra clinics during school holiday weeks etc


GP Training / Registrars

Medical Students

From time to time a medical student may accompany one of the doctors. Your help in allowing them to listen and learn would be much appreciated, but you will always be asked if this is acceptable to you. Students are sometimes asked to interview patients themselves. Again your help with this would be greatly appreciated, but there is no problem whatsoever if you would prefer not to be involved. Please note medical students do have access to medical records and are bound under the NHS code of conduct around confidentially.


Video Consultations

Clinicians may sometimes record patient consultations and this is an important part of their medical teaching/training. The recording will not take place without the patient's consent. The recording is confidential and will not be shown to anyone other than the Doctor you had your consultation with and their supervisor.

Our Doctors


Dr Alastair Gould (m)
Primary qualifications: MBBS, DRCOG, FP Cert, MRCGP 1986 London
Other languages spoken: Italian

Dr Wendy Domleo (f)
Primary qualifications: BMBS, DFFP, CSCT, FRACGP 1998 South Australia, MRCGP
Special interests: Family Planning and Women's Health. GP trainer.

Dr Vanessa Short (f)
Primary qualifications: MBBS, BSC, MRCP, nMRCGP, DCH, Dip Der
Special interests: Dermatology and Research

Dr Shariq Lanker (m)
Primary qualifications: MBBS, MRCGP, MSc
Special interests: Dementia and Cardiology. GP Trainer and tutor. Clinical Quality Lead for Canterbury and Coastal/Ashford CCGs

Dr Stanley Tso (m)
Primary qualifications: MBBS, MRCGP, DCH
Special interests: Child Health, Dermatology and Minor Surgery

Dr En Min Choi (f)
Primary qualifications: MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DOphth
Special interests: Ophthalmology

Dr Angharad Forbes (f)
Primary qualifications: BSC MBCLB DRCOG
Special interests: Minor Surgery

Dr Sona Gupta (f)
Primary qualifications: MBBS, BSc, MRCP, DRCOG, MRCGP
Special interests: Macmillan GP and Cancer Clinical Lead for Canterbury and Coastal CCG

Dr Sarah Phillips (f)
Primary qualifications: MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, BA (Hons)

Dr Adetutu Popoola (f)
Primary qualifications: MB ChB, MRCGP, MSc
Special interests: Ophthalmology and Medical Education

Dr Sarah Bailey (f)
Primary qualifications: MRCGP, DFSRH, MB, ChB, BSc (Med Science)
Special interests: Family Planning and Women's Health

Dr Clemence Mitchell (f)
Primary qualifications: MRCP MRCGP DROCOG
Other languages spoken: French

Dr Anna Romito (f)
Primary qualifications: MBChB, BSc, MA Clin Ed, MRCGP (2012), DRCOG, DFSRH

Dr Alex McDonald (m)
Primary qualifications: BDS, MFDS, MBChB, MRCGP.

Dr Nirali Shah (f)
Primary qualifications: MBCHB and MRCGP.



None at present



None at present

Dr Ikechukwu Madumere (m) Training under Dr Lanker

Dr Sujata Limbu (f)  Training under Dr Lanker