Sothall Medical Centre

Sothall Medical Centre

24 Eckington Road, Sheffield, S20 1HQ


Telephone: 0114 228 4900

Fax: 0114 248 8339

Out of Hours: 0114 228 4900

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
Dr Tim D Williams (m)
MB ChB (Sheffield 1996) DTM&H MRCGP
GMC number 4297725
Areas of Special Interest/Expertise:
Community based pain management, Joint injections, Life coaching, F2 (junior doctor) and medical student training, Patient Participation group Lead GP, Care Planning Lead, Adult Safeguarding Lead.

Salaried GPs

Dr Rachel Monk (f)
Dr Clare Baglee (f)
Dr Pip Fisher (f)
Dr Laura Smy (f)


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 Oates
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

Mrs Gloria Smedley (f)
Mrs Hannah Waring (f)
We have two Healthcare Assistants working as part of the team. They are trained in phlebotomy, blood pressure monitoring, some injection treatments and health checks etc.


Miss Morgan Oates (f)
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 Management

Mr Michael Lyall
Practice Manager
Mr Spencer Oates
Deputy Practice Manager

The practice management team is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice management team supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.


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.


Physician Associate

Miss Ria Agarwal (f)

Physician Associates 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.


Mr 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 Owlthorpe Surgery and can be contacted at Single Point of Access on 0114 3051460. They assess health needs and deliver care in the home for those with health problems that prevent them attending the surgery.

Health Visitors

The practice health visitors are based at Mosborough Health Centre, who can be contacted on 0114 251 2636 Monday to Friday. They give advice on many aspects of health for expectant mothers, babies and young children. They run a mother and baby group for first time mothers with babies under 9 months old, ask for details. They attend baby clinic and do development checks for the under 5’s.

Health Trainers

Miss Lucy Beal (f)

Sheffield Community Health Trainers can offer one-to-one support around changing or leading a healthier lifestyle.  The service free and confidential. Our Health Trainer will be working at the practice on Friday mornings and access to this service can be made by request at reception.

Attached Staff

Attached to the practice we have midwives, physiotherapists, a practice counsellor and mental health nurses. The doctor or reception staff arrange contact.


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Opening Times

  • Monday
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday
  • Sunday