Our Staff


Dr Sonia Godfrey

Partner - BM (Southampton 1984) DCH DRCOG MRCGP DFFP

Dr Sonia Godfrey trained in Southampton qualifying in 1984. She completed her registration and GP training in Southampton and Lymington. She worked in Community Paediatrics, sexual Health, A+E and as a GP locum before joining the practice in 1991. Her interests are women's health, Paediatrics and sexual health. In her spare time she enjoys walking, swimming, cycling and spending time with her family.

Dr Simon Gaunt

Partner - MB ChB (Leicester 1991) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Dr Simon Gaunt trained at Leicester University and graduated in 1991. He moved to the glorious South Coast in 1994 and has not regretted it since.He joined the practice in January 1999. He particularly enjoys working with the elderly and currently spends half a day a week working in one of the local nursing homes as part of the Totton Nursing Home Project. He is a representative on the Local Medical Committee (LMC) for Totton practices. He is the Information Governance Lead and Caldicot Guardian for the practice. Outside of work he enjoys running, spending time with his family and church activities.

Dr Mary Anne Falle

Partner - MB BS (London 1992) MRCP DRCOG MRCGP DFFP

Dr Mary Anne Falle comes from Jersey, trained in London at St George’s Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1992. She worked in A&E and Hospital Medicine for a few years both in England and New Zealand before doing General Practice training in Southampton. She joined Totton Health Centre in 2000. She enjoys all aspects of Medicine, especially Rheumatology and Elderly Care and has a particular interest in mental health and social isolation. In her free time she volunteers for the Totton Time Bank and spends as much time as possible with her family sailing along the South Coast and Brittany.

Dr Claire Johnson

Partner - MA BM BCh (Oxford 1989) MRCGP DRCOG DCH DGM DFFP

Dr Claire Johnson trained at Oxford University, graduating in 1989. Having grown up in Hampshire, she returned to join the partnership in Totton in May 2002. She enjoys the challenge of the variety of work within general practice and has developed expertise in managing patients with rheumatological conditions and ENT problems. She values the team work within primary care and works hard to foster integration and communication between services. Outside work she enjoys playing her violin, playing tennis and family time.

Dr Eleanor Hunt

Partner - BSc BM (Southampton 2003) MRCP MRCGP DFFP

Dr Eleanor Hunt trained at Southampton University and graduated in 2003. Eleanor worked in hospital medicine in Southampton and Salisbury before joining the practice as a trainee and subsequently becoming a partner in 2010. She is now a GP Trainer herself. She is particularly interested in medical education and cardiovascular health and fitness, as well as, women’s health and contraception. Outside of work, Eleanor enjoys running: both for fitness and after her children!

Dr Harina King

Partner - BSc BM (Southampton 2002) MRCGP

Dr Stuart McInnes

MA BM (Southampton 2009) MRCGP DCH

Dr Stuart McInnes graduated from Southampton University in 2009. He worked in hospital medicine in both Portsmouth and Southampton before deciding to pursue General Practice. Arriving at Forest Gate in February 2013 as a trainee, he never quite got round to leaving and now works as a Partner three days per week. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine and works part-time as an orthopaedic physician and for a local football club. He loves triathlon, so when time and his young family allow, he will be out swimming, biking and running as much as possible!

Dr Sophie Douglas

Partner - BSc BM (Southampton 2011) MRCGP

Dr Sophie Douglas will be joining the practice as a partner from November 2019. She trained at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2011, and has a BSc in Human Biology from the University of Loughborough. Since then she has worked across Hampshire and Surrey and spent some time working in New Zealand. She completed her GP training in Wessex, which included a Fellowship with West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Her interests are preventive medicine and health promotion. She enjoys travelling and outdoor activities.

Dr Elinor Gunning

Dr Nicola Renshaw

Dr Michelle Sopowski

Partner - BSc MA(Ed) MBBS (London 2011) MRCGP

Dr Jessica Rider

Salaried GP - BSc BM (Southampton 1993) MRCP

Dr Angela Kemp


Dr Laura Dawkins

Dr Josephine Cassell

Dr Helen Fleet

Salaried GP BM ( Southampton 1995) ,MRCGP , DFFP, DRCOG

Dr Helen Fleet trained at Southampton University and graduated in 1995. She worked in hospital medicine in Salisbury and Bournemouth before starting in General Practice . Her special interests are women’s health including contraception and the menopause. Outside of work she enjoys travelling and outdoor exercise.

Dr Hazel Everitt

University Associate GP

Dr Hazel Everitt has been an University Associate GP undertaking clinical work in Totton for over 20 years. She is a Professor in Primary Care Research at the University of Southampton where she leads research projects and teaches medical students. She is also co-author of the Oxford Handbook of General Practice. Her special interests include gastrointestinal disorders particularly IBS, insomnia and muscloskeletal disorders

Nurse Practitioners

Julie Tough


Katie Glover


Specialist Paramedic in Urgent Care

Kirsty Cotham

Theresa Hutchings


Julie Over


Areas of clinical interest: diabetes, child immunisation, anti coagulation management, infection control, Health and Safety.

Jayne Longstaff

Respiratory Lead Practice Nurse

Beth Hobley

Tracy Harvey


Area of clinical interest: diabetes

Joan Mckechnie

Abigail Truell

Edana Bowman

Rebecca Hyom

Healthcare Assistants

Sharon Carr

Bekky Harvey

Claire Effeny


Elaine Lippiatt


Sue Wilson

Claire Mason

Melissa Buendia

Practice Management

Iris Pilgrim

Managing Partner

Community Nurses

The district nursing team consists of qualified registered nurses and a specialist trained care assistant. They provide skilled nursing care, following an assessment of the individual’s and carers/family members’ needs, to housebound people in their own homes or in residential care. The district nurses provide specialist community care, which includes the management of wounds, continence, chronic disease, various acute illnesses and cancer. Subsequently, they also undertake many nursing procedures such as dressings, administration of injections, ear care, bowel care and investigative tests. This care is provided in close partnership with the individual, their family/carers, the GPs and allied health professionals and agencies. The majority of the district nurses’ work takes place in the patient’s own home/residential home. The district nurses can be contacted on 02380 428488 - Monday to Friday, between 08:30 and 16:30.

Community Midwives

If you think you may be pregnant, arrange to do a pregnancy test via a kit purchased from the pharmacy. If your test is positive, make an appointment to see your doctor who will then refer you to one of the community midwives. Please ensure you make the receptionist aware that you need a first antenatal appointment with the doctor. The midwife will then make arrangements for your antenatal care. This is usually shared between the midwife, the GP and in some cases, a consultant obstetrician.

Health Visitors

Health visitors are qualified nurses with additional training in child and family health. They advise on a variety of health related issues, but they work mainly with parents, carers and children under the age of 5 advising on all aspects of a child's well-being and development. The health visiting service hold Child Health Clinics on the following days: Every Wednesday between 09:30 and 12:00 at Totton Community Centre Every first Tuesday of the month between 09:30 and 11:30 at Mulberry Community Centre, Marchwood The health visiting team can be contacted on 02380 427518.