In The Beginning
The practice started at the end of Rotherham Road in Dr White’s garage (now a dental surgery). We moved to Holbrooks Medical Centre (part of the Holbrooks Health Centre) in 1980 before moving to a purpose built site in 1997 (former St Johns Ambulance HQ). In 2011 the practice underwent extensive renovations with the practice divided between 2 buildings.
Holbrooks comprises a Council housing estate to the North, an area of small terraces built by German Prisoners of war in the middle and a newer development on the site of the old dog track to the South. Monks Park comprises council flats for the most part with some newer semi-detached private housing to the West. Whitmore Park comprises larger pre-war terraces and post-war semi-detached houses. Nunts Park comprises mainly semi-detached houses with four streets of smaller terraces. Keresley is a large neighbourhood but the part which is in the practice area is mainly larger semi-detached and recent detached housing. Longford and Foleshill comprise some of the oldest industrial terraced housing in the city.
Holbrooks Health team understands the traditional model of care is changing. We understand patient’s needs are changing and this will mean more care needs to be delivered by health care professionals who are not GPs. NHS England-Health Education England are promoting a new kind of multi-skilled team delivering high quality care to patients from their GP practices. Holbrooks Health team is pleased to be developing a "Workforce Transformation" team working with health sector partners to promote up-skilling and diversity of skill within the practice.
Patients will be ‘signposted’ to other health care professionals, such as Clinical Pharmacists and Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) who are highly skilled and have more time to help patients manage their health. We have extended our team further with the introduction of Paramedic Practitioners who support the NP/ANPs in Acute Illness Clinics and the GPs with Home Visiting.
Partnership of HHT
Dr David Evans was born in 1957 and is male, British, and qualified in 1980 with Batchelor degrees in medicine and surgery from London University. Before entering general practice he worked for three years in training posts for general practice gaining the MRCGP and DRCOG qualifications in 1984. he has a specialist interest in Diabetes Mellitus and COPD.
Dr Evans is the clinical lead for Adult Protection and Safeguarding at the practice and is supported by Skylar Crutchlow (Trainee ANP). He is also the Complaints Manager for the practice.
Dr Evans has been Senior Partner since 1 January 2015.
Dr Bettina Kleine was born in 1959 and is female, and has duel nationality (British and German). She qualified in 1984 and obtained the German postgraduate qualification, equivalent to the British MRCGP in 1990. She has extensive experience in most sub-specialities of Medicine. Her personal interest lies in women’s health, dermatology and paediatrics. Dr Kleine is a GP Trainer supporting GP Registrars and medical students in the practice.
Dr Kleine gained a post-graduate diploma in Medical Ultrasound, DMU, from the University of Central England, Birmingham in 2005 and is the clinical lead for the primary care based diagnostic ultrasound service at the practice (Diagnostic Ultrasound Coventry). She speaks German and some French.
Dr Kleine is the clinical lead for Child Protection and Safeguarding at the practice and is supported by Sally-Anne Adeyemi, Vulnerable Families Navigator. She is also the GP Veteran Lead supporting primary health care services for veterans.
Dr Ken Holton retired as a GP and Senior Partner at the end of December 2014. He is now an Executive Partner working in a leadership and management capacity.
Kerry joined the practice in 1992 and is now an Executive Partner. She oversees corporate and operational areas and is responsible for governance and legal aspects.
Salaried and Locum GPs
Dr Preetha Thulasidasan was born in 1971 and is female. She qualified at the University of Kerala in 1994 with MBBS and joined the practice as a salaried GP in 2012. Dr Thulasidasan has interests in sexual health and family planning. She speaks Malayalam.
Dr Ramamoorthy is male and joined the practice in September 2015. Dr Ramamoorthy is currently on a period of extended leave.
Dr Alison Smith is female and joined the practice in October 2015. She is a GP Trainer supporting GP Registrars and medical students in the practice.
Dr Stephen Quelch was born in 1970 and is male. His interests include Diabetes. Palliative Care and Medical Education.
Dr Chitra Swayamprakasam is female and qualified in 2017. She is interested in Medical Teaching and Dermatology. Dr Swayamprakasam can also speak Tamil.
Dr Ivy Wilson is female and a long term locum who has been working at the practice since 2011.
Dr Gail Young is female and has been a GP in Coventry for many years. She is currently working as a locum and has been with the practice since the summer of 2017.
Dr Prajan Rai is male and qualified in 2018. After gaining the CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) in General Practice he is now undertaking a Post-CCT GP Fellowship in Dermatology. Dr Rai’s interests include Dermatology and Palliative care. He speaks English, Nepali, Hindi and Urdu.
Students - Medical Students
We routinely facilitate students from Warwick Medical School. Placements differ in duration depending on the year of study.
Our current students are:
- Medical Officer (Data)
We have a nursing team of 5, comprising of Nurse Practitioner (Trainee ANP), General Practice Nurse, Trainee Nursing Associate, Health Care Assistant and Phlebotomist. The team’s responsibilities include a range of general and extended skills including immunisations and vaccinations, children’s health clinics, health and well-being clinics including weight management, dressings, women’s health, ECGs, Phlebotomy and helping patients manage long term conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Heart Disease and Hypertension.
The nurse team participate in the Advance Training Practice programme which facilitates the placement of Student Nurses (in partnership with Birmingham City University) in the practice.
- Skylar Rachel Crutchlow (NP/Trainee ANP and Student Nurse Mentor). Interests include Respiratory Diseases (COPD & Asthma), and Acute Illness Clinics
- Kerrie McCrystal (GPN and Student Nurse Mentor) Interests include Sexual Health, Hypertension and Healthy Lifestyles and Cancer Care
- Judy Shaw (Trainee Nursing Associate) Interests include elderly care
- Di Harrison (Healthcare Assistant)
- Avril Howlett (Phlebotomist)
Students - Nurses and Nursing Associates
We routinely facilitate students from Birmingham City and Coventry University. Nursing school students may be on formal placements or smaller ‘spoke’ visits, from one week to ten weeks in duration.
Our current students are:
Afshan Ghaffar is a Clinical Pharmacist who will see and treat patients with minor medical problems or for those with long term or chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma, COPD and Heart Disease.
Bal Chagger is a Clinical Pharmacist offering Saturday morning clinic for Diabetic patients.
Neeraja Mandava is a Clinical Pharmacist who will see and treat patients with minor medical problems or for those with long term or chronic conditions
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Melissa Keeshan specialises in the care of elderly and frail patients, particularly those in care/nursing homes. She has an interest in Palliative and End of Life Care. Melissa is also a Nurse Mentor.
Irene Martin specialises in the care of elderly and frail patients, particularly those in care/nursing homes.
Acute Illness Clinics Team
- Skylar Crutchlow
Paramedic Practitioners - Home Visiting Team
- Kathryn Veasey
- Nicola Bromell-Pitter
Kerry Jane Crutchlow BA (Hons), MA, Chartered FCIPD, FCMI
Julie Hadley MCIPD
Mary Newbold (Full details of this service can be found at Diagnostic Ultrasound Coventry)
- Isabel Felix
Full Practice Team
- Sarah Ross
- Hayley Charley
- Alison Salzman
- Dermot Barnes
- Irena Johnson
- Lisa Astell
- Terri Peebles
- Abby Jackson
- Sylvia Boulton
- Sally-Anne Adeyemi
- Shania Kimberley
- Tracy Brannan
- Zsuzsanna Kovacs
- Jackie Townsley
- Caroline Woan
Patient Participation Group
We have a small but active team of patients who help us deliver a quality service. They provide their views and ideas to ensure patients are given a voice.
- Mrs Pip Margerrison
- Mr Andrew Crutchlow
Holbrooks Pharmacy is an independent business and is accessible from the practice waiting room. Bal Chaggar is an experienced Pharmacist and also manager of the service. Patients are under no obligation to use the Pharmacy though many choose to do so. Holbrooks Pharmacy can order your repeat prescriptions from the practice at any time. They will also arrange home deliveries on request.
Diagnostic Ultrasound Coventry Team
- Dr Bettina Kleine (Clinical Lead)
- Mr Archie Mafusire
- Ms Balbir Bhandal
- Ms Elizabeth Mulrey
- Ms Erica Roseblade
- Ms Julie Broughton
- Mr Khawar Ali
- Ms Lynn Bradley
- Ms Nicole Spry
- Ms Sally Grainger
- Mr Stephen Kletzenbauer
- Aimee Richardson
- Emma Arrowsmith
- Hayley Miles
- Karen Knight
- Laura Khan
- Lindsey Barnett
- Mary Newbold (Ultrasound Support Manager)
- Sharon Billingham
- Sukki Kaur
- Tracey Wallace