Meet the Team


Dr Rob Scaffardi (Male)

B.Med Sci., B.M., B.S., (Nottingham 1984) DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Ann-Marie Stewart (Female)

M.B.CH.B (Hons) (Sheffield 1994) DRCOG, FRCGP

Dr Christopher P Cope (Male)

BM BS 2006 University of Nottingham

Dr Mohamed Hassan (Male)

University of Medical Sciences & Technology, Sudan, MBBS 2011, RCGP

GP Registrars

Dr Sharkey (Female)

Dr Anwar (Female)

Dr Jayamaha (Female)

Dr Cottee (Male)

Dr Mackie (Female)


Nurse Zoe Blackett

Sister Claire Chapman

Nurse Jess Noble

Healthcare Assistants

Toni Newbold

Susan Bramley

Practice Management

Mr Andrew Whincup is our Practice Manager. Previously based in Suffolk he has a wealth of commercial business experience as well as practice management experience.

Andrew is now committed to the vision of the Practice which is to deliver excellent clinical outcomes with safe, well led care to our population of patients and to be an effective first choice provider. Your views and comments are always welcome and Andrew will review all of them personally as he is passionate to continue and improve the way in which East Bridgford Medical Centre delivers its healthcare provision.

Physician Associate

Physician Associates is an new Additional Role the NHS has implemented into GP practices. Some practices across Rushcliffe have a physician associate.

Physician Associates (PAs) are healthcare professionals with a generalist medical education who work alongside doctors to provide medical care as part of the multidisciplinary team. The first PAs were formally introduced in the UK in 2003! 

PAs have undertaken a focused 2-year postgraduate degree in physician associate studies which is a mixture of medical teaching and clinical placement. This is after they have already completed a 3-to-4-year undergraduate degree in a health or life science.   

PAs generally work alongside and under the close supervision of a doctor. They are trained to work within a defined scope of practice which generally includes taking medical histories from patients, carrying out physical examinations & formulating differential diagnoses and management plans.

PAs currently can’t prescribe therefore prescriptions usually require a discussion with their supervising doctor

Mr Matt Bickham, MSc PA-R 


The receptionists will do their best to deal with you quickly and efficiently, but please be patient – reception can be extremely busy, especially first thing in the morning.

Johanne Bloor

Team Leader

Community Midwives

Our Midwives are based at Cotgrave Health Centre, and usually see our patients here at the medical centre. When you register with the midwife you will be given a pack with all of their contact telephone numbers.

Community Nurses

The District Nursing team are based at Bingham Medical Centre. The nurses will visit patients at home when they are unable to attend the surgery. Care may range from basic post-operative wound care through to palliative care for those terminally ill who opt for home treatment. The service includes a full comprehensive assessment of the individual’s needs, supply of equipment, and if appropriate, referral can be made to other agencies. They can be contacted at Bingham Medical Centre.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are based at Bingham and can be contacted via Bingham Medical Centre.


The dispensary is able to provide dispensing patients with all of their prescription medicines including drugs required for foreign holidays.

Mrs Rebecca Allen

Dispensary Manager