Sothall Medical Centre

Sothall Medical Centre

24 Eckington Road, Sheffield, S20 1HQ

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Telephone: 0114 228 4900

Out of Hours: 0114 228 4900

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Practice Staff



Dr Deirdre A Leonard (f)
MB ChB (Liverpool 1989) DRCOG MRCGP Dip Palliative Medicine Dip FP
GMC number 3342301
Areas of Special Interest/Expertise:
Family Planning, Palliative Care, Medical Student Teaching
Dr Alison Rainford (f)
MB ChB (Sheffield 1986) MRCGP DCH DRCOG Dip FP
GMC number 3182327
Areas of Special Interest/Expertise:
Family Planning, Asthma and COPD, Joint Injections, Child Safeguarding Lead
Dr Rosie A Welch (f)
GMC number 2921073
Areas of Special Interest/Expertise:
Family Planning, Minor Surgery, Medical Student Training

Salaried GPs

Dr Subhasree Bird (f) MBBS (Newcastle 2012) DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Tom Brynes (m) MB ChB (2013 Liverpool)
Dr Katherine Gane (f) MB ChB (Sheffield 2011) MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Claire Nash (f) MB ChB (Sheffield 2014) DRCOG


Nursing Team

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Sharon Dinham (f)
Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner is a very experienced nurse who has undergone extensive and additional training to enable her to treat common health problems. Her role is to see some of the same-day urgent cases, which means we can see patients more quickly. The following complaints (if over the age of 12 years old) can be dealt with by our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, who if necessary, will ask the GP to see you as well. Rash, Joint Pain, Mole, Vomiting and diarrhoea, Ear, nose and throat problems, Chest infections, Stomach ache, Lumps/swellings, Water infection, Headache, Hay fever, Period/menopause problems.


Nurse Caroline Grix
Nurse Michelle Oldfield
When booking an appointment with the nurse, it would be helpful if you could tell the receptionist what the appointment is for to enable them to direct you to the appropriate clinic. The nurse will give advice about any health matters and can give vaccinations (including those for foreign travel), check blood pressure, syringe ears, remove stitches and do dressings. If booking for travel vaccinations please state this so we can check your past vaccination history.

They also help monitor chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, asthma and diabetes. The nurse can also deal with minor illness such as coughs, colds, diarrhoea, earache etc. but only emergencies can be seen without an appointment.

Healthcare Assistants

Miss Emma Driver (f) 
Mr Joel Gough (m) 
Mrs Hannah Hughes (f) 
Miss Morgan Oates (f)
Mrs Gloria Smedley (f) 
We have four Healthcare Assistants working as part of the team. They are trained in phlebotomy, blood pressure monitoring, some injection treatments and health checks etc.


Blood samples are collected by specially trained members of staff. Please telephone or ask at reception for an appointment. Blood samples have to be taken in the morning so as to get to the laboratory. Blood samples can also be taken at the Northern General Hospital or the Hallamshire Hospital. Please ask reception for details. Please note, the phlebotomist cannot give medical advice.


Admin Team

Practice Manager

Michael Lyall

Our practise manager Michael Lyall has been with us since 2016. Originally from the North East, Michael has lived in Yorkshire for over 20 years. He served for nine years in the Army Air Corps and most recently worked as an area manager and improvement implementation manager for NHS Blood and Transplant. Michael is responsible for the overall operations, development and success of our medical practice whilst also ensuring that we provide the best care possible for our patients.


Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Administration and Secretaries

Our Administration and Secretary teams undertake a variety of duties to assist in the smooth running of the practice. They provide vital support to both clinical staff and other members of the practice. Key duties include updating and maintaining patient records, data processing, organising appointment rotas, ensuring referrals are dealt with efficiently and promptly, typing letters from digital dictations, scanning letters, dealing with emails that may come into the practice and generating patient reports.


Physician Associate

 Ria Agarwal (f) PGDip Physician Assistant Studies (London 2013)

Samia Farhad (f) MMedSci PA-R (Sheffield 2021)
We have two Physician Associates working as part of our team. The role of a Physician Associate is to support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.  They are trained to perform a number of roles including: taking medical histories, performing examinations, analysing test results, and diagnosing illnesses under the direct supervision of a doctor.


Dhaval Shah (m)

Dhaval is our Practice Pharmacist at Sothall Medical Centre. His role involves dealing with medication queries, managing prescribing, reviewing and re-authorising medicines, reviewing letters and hospital discharge forms, address patient understanding about medicines and managing long-term conditions.  Dhaval works alongside the GPs, Nurses, and other practice staff to promote appropriate prescribing of medications as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Community Nurses

The District Nursing Team are based at Beighton Health Centre and can be contacted at Single Point of Access on 0114 2266500. They assess health needs and deliver care in the home for those with health problems that prevent them attending the surgery.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. Contact the team on 0114 3053224

Social Prescribers

Matilda Moulam (f)

Social Prescriber link workers can offer one-to-one support around what matters to you in terms of your health and well-being. The service focuses on reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer and is free and confidential. Our link worker will be working on Friday mornings and access to this service can be made by request through reception or through your GP.

Attached Staff

Attached to the practice we have midwives, occupational health and Sheffield Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT). Speak to your GP or reception for details.

Primary Care Network Staff

As part of our Primary Care Network we have access to a number of staff including a paramedic, physiotherapists, pharmacy technician, physician associates, social prescribers and dementia support. Speak to your GP or reception for details.