Dr Peter Scriven

Divisional Director Royal Primary Care

MBChB (Sheffield 1999) MRCS MPhil MRCGP

Works two clinical days per week rotating around a number of our major sites

I trained in medicine at the University of Sheffield, graduating in 1999. I initially trained as a Surgeon with an interest in upper gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease and spent several years researching cancer biology developing novel techniques to analyse proteins that make cancers resistant to chemotherapy.

In 2011 I decided to pursue a different path and embarked on retraining to become a GP. I have worked as a GP in the Derbyshire and Yorkshire region for many years and joined RPC in 2017. I am happy to see any problems but my areas of interest are gastrointestinal disease and mens health. I have a very active interest in the use of digital tools to improve healthcare and am part of the team that built the not for profit RPC health app.

I believe that the use of data to identify and address health inequalities and social determined diseases is absolutely key to improving the health and wellbeing of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire populations. I was invited to be the Board Member for Health on the Staveley Town deal project and I'm delighted to be working collaboratively with a range of partner organisations on understanding the health challenges faced by our patients and how best to overcome them.

As Divisional Director I work alongside Mrs Jo Lacey the Managing Director of Royal Primary Care in the development of services across all our sites. Working alongside our dedicated and hardworking team of clinicians, nurses and administrative staff and supported by our Patient Participation Group (PPG), RPC has become CQC rated Good, a recognised training Practice and has one of the largest and most active research groups in Derbyshire.

Dr Jo Page

MBChB (Sheffield 1988) DRCOG

Works Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Grangewood

I am a graduate of Sheffield University Medical School with MBChB achieved in 1988 . So yes, I have worked for the NHS for 30 years, 27 of them at this practice in its various shapes and forms. I have been lucky enough to practice family medicine here looking after people from the cradle onwards. Many of my babies from the days of doing newborn checks are now parents themselves and still patients. I have a special interest in Musculoskeletal medicine and do joint injections when indicated. 

I am safeguarding lead for both adults and children and GP lead for the Community Support Team in Chesterfield , looking after complex patients as part of the Multi Disciplinary Team. I am also the Lead GP for the Grangewood site.

Dr Vicky Lloyd


Works Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Grangewood

I graduated from Sheffield medical school in 2006 and then completed my foundation and GP training in hospitals and GP practices around South Yorkshire. I joined Holywell Medical Group in 2013 and have been with the practice through the transition to Royal Primary Care.  I chose general practice as my speciality as I love the wide variety of medical problems that you get to see every day and the unique relationships that you build with patients. I am the lead GP for Riverdale care home which specialises in the care of patients with dementia. I am also a trained prescriber of opiate substitution therapy(methadone/subutex). 

I am also the Clinical Governance lead at the practice which involves reviewing NICE guidance to ensure our clinical practices are up to date and auditing our performance in different clinical areas to identify where clinical guidance needs changing or updating. My main areas of interest are women’s health and sexual health. I am a trained coil and implant fitter and can also fit ring pessaries. My aim is that all women should have awareness of and access to all contraceptive options

Dr Frances Clement

MB BChir, MA (1992 Cambridge), DCH, FFPH

Works Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays across Inkersall and Rectory Road

I graduated from Cambridge University in 1992 and then completed my GP training in Bristol in 1998. I set up a service with Bristol City Council for people with drug addictions which led to my interest in the wider determinants of health (e.g. poverty, employment, education, housing).

I decided to pursue a career in Public Health and trained and worked as a Consultant in Public Health in Barnsley for 7 years. Whilst preparing to return to General Practice I worked for a short time in London with Hillingdon Borough Council on an HIV Needs Assessment.

I returned to General Practice in 2016 and have been with Royal Primary Care since then providing general primary care and also primary care to the residents of the Staveley Centre, with an interest in dementia. I enjoy teaching and mentoring and am the lead for medical training across RPC. 

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Dr Adrian Beltran-Martinez

Licenciado en Medicina (Seville 2011) Equivalent to MBChB, Msc Rare Diseases , Msc Biochemistry, Msc Genomics. Médico Especialista en Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria (GP specialist)

Works Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Ashgate

I studied Medicine in Seville (Spain) where I am originally from and finished my degree in 2011. I started my training as a GP in 2012 in Seville, being awarded my full GP license in 2016. After becoming fully qualified, I started working in a small village as a rural doctor for 3 months. Then I left my country to move to the UK to pursue better working conditions and to be able to grow personally and academically. I have been practising as a GP in Chesterfield area since 2017 and I have been a part of Royal Primary Care since April 2018 as a Salaried GP.

I am really interested in Rare and Genetic diseases, which is why I am undertaking currently a MSc in Genetics to build up my skills in this area. I would like to become a GPwSI in Genetics and I am the Genetics / Research lead at RPC. As well, I really like paediatrics and respiratory diseases.

I am the principal investigator at the research unit based at Ashgate.

Dr Dan Alston


Works Mondays and some Wednesdays at Rectory road. 

I graduated from Southampton in 2009. Completing my foundation training in Preston, before completing my GP training in Bradford in 2014. I have been working as a GP in Chesterfield now since 2015. I have a specialist interest in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine) - Working 2 days a week in the ENT outpatients department in Bradford. I also have an interest in training junior doctors and GP registrars. ‚Äč

Dr Ruth Bentley


Works Mondays and Fridays at Rectory Road

I trained in Medicine at Sheffield University as a mature student after a year in agricultural college then a neuroscience degree and graduated in 2003.  

I completed my GP training in Chesterfield with the hospital based part of my jobs at The Royal.  I have continued to work in some form or other for Chesterfield Royal Hospital since 2009 as a School Doctor and with the Children in Care Health Team in the past.  I also work as one of the Named GP’s for Safeguarding Children for Derby and Derbyshire CCG, but do not hold a direct safeguarding role within RPC. 

The experience gained in my previous roles can be very helpful when considering children who may be experiencing difficulties or challenging behaviours, which is an area of special interest for me.  

I have four children who are growing up fast, and two dogs who keep me very fit walking me over fields whenever they get the chance.  

Dr Rob Earl

MBBS (London1998), BSc

Works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at Ashgate

I graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine in 1998. After graduating I returned to my roots to undertake my junior doctor training, working in Chesterfield and Sheffield before completing my GP training in Rotherham. Prior to taking up my position at Ashgate in November 2021 I had been a GP at a similarly sized practice in Swallownest for 18 years.

I am interested in all aspects of medicine which is why I was drawn to general practice. Having worked for many years in general practice I have become a big advocate of the family doctor role and the continuity of care that can be provided to patients from childhood to older age.

Over recent years I have developed a particular interest in how lifestyle has an impact on general health and well-being. I try to practice what I preach on this front, enjoying swimming, cycling and running and taking part in the odd triathlon.

Dr Olatunji Olalere

Dr Ahmed Mohammed


Works Thursday and Friday at Rectory Road and some Tuesdays.  

I graduated from Leeds University in 2002, initially training in Emergency Medicine before deciding to pursue a career in General Practice. I completed my GP training in 2010 and worked across various GP practices in South Yorkshire before moving to Derbyshire to join Royal Primary Care in 2021.

I am very involved in medical education having been a GP trainer since 2005. I am one of the Training Programme Directors of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Dales GP training scheme. I supervise medical students and clinical pharmacists at the surgery. I am also a GP appraiser and do some coaching / mentoring with newly qualified GPs.

My clinical interests are diabetes, joint injections and minor surgery.

Outside of work I am keen cyclist and runner, having completed several marathons and cycling sportives.


Dr Sarah Bruins


Works Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays at Ashgate & Whittington

I trained at Liverpool Medical School and have been a GP since 2004. I have worked in Surrey and Kingston, and moved to Chesterfield in 2018.

Dr Jenny Burgess

MBChB, Bmedsci, MRCGP
Works Wednesday and Thursday at Ashgate surgery
I graduated from Sheffield Medical School in 2012. After completing my foundation training I decided to explore further afield and moved to Australia for 2 years. Here I worked in A&E in a rural town in New South Wales which was a fantastic experience. I travelled around Australia and New Zealand before returning to Sheffield to complete my GP training. I crossed the border into Derbyshire to start working at Ashgate surgery in 2019.
I enjoy the wide variety that General Practice brings but I am particularly interested in paediatrics. I also have an interest in training junior doctors and GP registrars. Outside of work I enjoy walking in the Peak District, and travelling. 

Dr Laurence O'Connor-Read

Works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at Grangewood and Grassmoor.

I am a General Practitioner and originally qualified from London University.

I enjoy the diversity and the potential for continuity of care in General Practice. I have a special interest in neurological and musculoskeletal medicine.

I am the Primary Care Staff Governor at the Trust and I am particularly interested in how Primary Care Services can benefit patients by evolving and integrating more effectively with larger NHS organisations such as Hospital Foundation Trusts.

Dr Mandy Dhillon


I graduated from Newcastle University in 2005 and completed my foundations and GP VTS training in the Northern Dearnery. I moved to Sheffield and worked there for a couple of years before moving to Chesterfield Medical Partnership now Royal Primary Care in 2015.

I have an interest in teaching junior doctors and GP trainees.

Dr Samuel Lassa

Works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday at Ashgate

Before I joined Royal Primary Care as General Practitioner, I was with the Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care, University of Sheffield in 2019 as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow under the Dementia theme. Prior to joining AUPMC I graduated with an MB, BS (2008) from Nigeria with 3 years of clinical experience in various roles and over 10 years of experience in the field of Public Health with a Masters in Public Health (2009) and a PhD in Global Health (2016).

I have worked in different roles and organizations including the National Agency for HIV/AIDS (NACA, Nigeria), University of Jos, Nigeria, The University of Sheffield, UK and NHS England in various Trusts. I am currently an Honorary Global Health Lecturer in ScHARR  and an active member of the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID).

In addition to my clinical role as a GP in RPC, I am part of the research team in Royal Primary Care and my personal research interests are in the areas of global health, health policy and systems research and Primary Care research. My focus is on understanding how complex healthy systems work with a focus on Primary Care using a qualitative and mixed methods approach. I am currently focusing on how to use complex interventions to improve health in primary care.

I currently teach Global Health on the Master of Public Health course both the face-to-face and the distance learning programme. In addition, I teach Phase 1 medical students sexual and reproductive health in the Medical school of the University of Sheffield and a visiting facilitator at Imperial College, London contributing to the global health governance lectures on their MPH course.