Derwent Valley Medical Practice

20 St Marks Road, Derby DE21 6AT
81 Sitwell Street, Spondon, Derby DE21 7FH

Practice Staff


Dr John PJ Frain (m)
(GMC no 3351668)

MB ChB, MSc, FRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, DGM, PgDip Cardiology (Bristol,1989)

Director of Clinical Skills and Clinical Associate Professor , Division of Health Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine, University of Nottingham.

Special Interests – Cardiology, Evidence-Based Medicine, Clinical Skills


Dr Anna E Frain (f)
(GMC no 3195808)

MB ChB, MRCGP, Pg Cert Med Ed (Bristol, 1988)

GP Teaching Fellow, School of Graduate Entry Medicine and Health, University of Nottingham. Assistant Clinical Sub-Dean (Community) Royal Derby Hospital NHS Trust

Special Interests: Medical Education and Training

Dr Mindaugas Zilinskas (m)
(GMC no 6129012)

PhD Diploma, GP, GMD (University of Medicine, Lithuania)

Dr Algimantas Lukas (m) (GMC no 6123812)

PhD Diploma, GP, GMD (University of Medicine, Lithuania)

Dr Peter Champion (m) (GMC no 7083042)

BM BS, MRCGP (Nottingham, 2010)

Gemma Baines

Practice Manager

Kaye Purkis

HR Assistant

Our Management Team may be able to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health and treatment.  They are available also to discuss any suggestions or complaints.

Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs)

Mrs Rebecca Jordison (f)

Mrs Jacqui Bugg-Burke (f)


Karen Hibbs RGN, Samantha Walker RGN and Jennifer Kolodynski RGN Corinne Waters RGN

Our nurses are available by appointment for various treatments, health promotion advice and screening, including smears and immunisations.  They can offer contracpetive advice, emergency contraception and review your medication.

The nurses are qualified to advise and treat many minor conditions and it may prove quicker to see a Practice Nurse than wait for a consultation with your doctor, who is always available if you have any cause for concern.

When booking an appointment with the Advanced Nurse Practitioner or a Practice Nurse, our Reception Staff may need to ask you the reason for an appointment in order to determine how much time to allocate for you and to ensure your are being seen by the appropriate person.  Consultations are by appointment only.

Healthcare Assistants

Tracey Danby, Carly O’Donnell and Linda Hunt (Relief)

Healthcare Assistants are not qualified as nurses, but have undergone training to enable them to take bloods, blood pressure, assist with minor surgery, ear syringing and new patient checks that do not involve medication and to do ECGs (heart tracings).

All requests for blood tests must be made through one of the doctors or nurses.


Our Administrative staff are responsible for the efficient running of our Practice each day. They include:

Secretaries: Beverley Jackson AMMS, Karen Edwards and Susan Penman-Butler

Data Team: Sally Whittaker and Linda Bellfield

Data Administrator: Liane

Notes Summariser: Liane;

Senior Receptionists: Angie AMMS, Anne

Office Supervisor: Santayne Bird

Receptionists: Annie, Denise, Denise, Debbie, Natalie, Margaret,  Beth,  Conchita, Georgia, Sony,

Medical Reports + Insurances: Margaret and Debbie

Our Reception and Administrative Staff are here to help you.  We ask you to treat all of them with respect.  When telephoning for medical attention our Reception Staff may ask you for a few details.  The doctors have asked them to make these enquiries so that they can help you in the most appropriate way.  Our Reception Staff have undertaken special training and always respect patient confidentiality.


Mrs Lorna Smalley (f)
Lorna was one of the first Prescribing Pharmacists in the United Kingdom and completed part of her training with the Practice.  Lorna works with the Partners and Management to advise on issues of prescribing and to help audit the quality of the clinical care provided by the Practice.

Community Midwives

Your midwives are Amy-Lee. Contact number for Midwives between 9am – 10am 01332 861192 For urgent calls ring 01332 785796

Community Nurses

We are very fortunate to have an excellent team of District Nurses attached to our practice. The District Nurses can be contacted either by leaving a message with the Reception staff or by ringing the District Nursing Liaison Office on 01332 366717 (24 hours). Any requests made to reception staff for a District Nurse to visit will be passed on for the District Nurse to assess further.