Doctors and Allied Health Professionals


  • Dr Jacqui Orme – Female
    Dr Orme has an interest in Domestic Violence and Respiratory Conditions
    I have been a GP now for nearly four years, but graduated as a Doctor in 2007 from Cardiff University then completed further medical training before embarking on a career in general practise. In the Aspen centre I take a special interest in patient with Respiratory disease and who have been or are going through domestic violence.  On my days off I have been volunteering for a Bristol-based charity called Unseen who specialise in looking after victims of modern day slavery and increasing awareness of this topic in the UK. I live with my wonderful husband in Cheltenham where we attend and are actively involved in our local church. We enjoy time with family and friends in order to relax which often involves eating!
  • Dr Reita Kanan – Female
    I graduated from Aberdeen and slowly made my way south doing various medical hospital jobs before completing general practice training in Swindon. In my spare time I try my best to entertain my young daughter and love exploring the countryside.
  • Dr Sam Holdcroft – Female
    Dr Holdcroft has an interest in Child Health, Perinatal health and Women’s Health
    I graduated from Bristol University in 2007 and completed my GP training in Gloucestershire. I am particularly interested in paediatrics including children’s behavioural issues, perinatal mental health and palliative care. I work part time on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I spend most of my spare time running after my very energetic two boys and enjoy having a chance to sit down with a nice cup of tea!
  • Dr Mungo Morris – Male
    Dr Morris has an interest in Men’s Health
    I grew up on the seaside in Scotland where a lifelong obsession with the sea, wind and environment began. I went on to become a wind turbine consultant before realising that interacting with humans held my interest more than machines or computers. I studied medicine at Edinburgh, graduating in 2010, and have never looked back. Every day brings new challenges and I love getting to know the person behind the illness. In addition to my work at AMC I perform vasectomies one day a week for Portsmouth Sexual Health Services, and have also previously provided out-of-hours cover for a local hospice. I have a special in interest in Ear, Nose and Throat medicine having done a post-graduate diploma in this field. I have also completed post-graduate studies in palliative care and find providing care at the end of life particularly rewarding. When not working I can be found surfing, paragliding, gardening or baking…
  • Dr Indira Sabanathan – Female
    I studied Medical Biochemistry at the University of Leicester. I completed a Masters in Medical Sciences before studying medicine and graduating from the University of East Anglia in 2010. I completed GP training in 2018 in Worcester. I gained a Postgraduate Certificate at the University of Worcester during my time as a Fellow in Medical Education. In my free time, I enjoy baking and gardening with my family.
  • Dr Lana Matile – Female
    I am originally from Gloucester, having attended schools locally throughout both primary and secondary education.
    From 2000 – 2003 I studied for my degree in Psychology at The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Following this I attended the Southampton School of medicine, where I obtained my medical degree in 2009.
    I have since come full circle, returning to Gloucestershire to complete my GP training in 2018. I worked as a locum GP prior to joining Aspen in mid 2021.
    I am interested in all aspects of general practice, particularly mental health, paediatrics and women’s health.
    When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, taking long family walks in the countryside. My other hobbies include running half-marathons, reading books and baking.
  • Dr Ang Sherpa – Female

    Originally from Nepal, I graduated from China in 2004 and worked for few years in Nepal. I started working in the NHS since 2010 and have worked in different NHS trusts, predominantly in different medical specialties and A&E . I did extended GP training in Kent and West Midlands. Before completing GP training, I completed core medical training in Yorkshire and Humber Deanery (MRCP 2020). I like all aspects of General Practice. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and spending time with my family.

  • Dr Sarah Meade – Female
    Dr Meade has an interest in COPD and Asthma
    I studied at Bristol University. I enjoy most aspects of General Practice especially Women’s Health and Respiratory Medicine. My two children keep me entertained and I enjoy making music with my guitar teaching husband.
  • Dr Wuraola Ajayi – Female
    My medical training was in Nigeria, and I graduated in 2003. I took a slight break from medicine to take up studies in Accounting and Finance, becoming a Certified Chartered Accountant before going to the Middle East to gain my MBA. My GP training was in Hereford, but I moved to Gloucester because of family. I have a deep interest in dermatology and women’s health. I am also very interested in Health Inequalities and took a year of fellowship in this area.

    When I am not at work, I enjoy watching TV with my three children and husband. I also enjoy cooking and baking; thus, the kitchen is my favourite room in my house.


  • We are a training practice and enjoy the energy that trainees bring to the practice. Trainees include Foundation Year 2 doctors, GP trainees, Physician Associate Students, Pharmacist graduates and also Medical Students.

Allied Health Professionals

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  • Sarah Ron – Female
    ANP Sarah Ron has an interest in Women’s Health, COPD, Asthma and Travel Medicine Qualified as Registered General Nurse in 1986 and a Registered Midwife in 1988 where I practiced for three years. I  became interested in the newly emerging Practice Nurse role in the early ’90s, and was selected as one of five nurses to be the first in the UK to study a BA (Hons) degree in Community Health Studies and Practice Nursing. It was here that my passion for Practice Nursing began. Over the last 29 years my skills and qualifications have grown to match the development of the Practice Nurse role and, during this time, I have achieved numerous diplomas in specialised areas. In 2008 I attained my Masters as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. This allows me to independently assess, diagnose, treat or refer patients accordingly. I currently work as an autonomous Advanced Nurse Practitioner alongside fellow GP colleagues, both here at the Aspen Centre and for the last 10 years in the Out of Hours service on the weekends. My specialised areas of work are women’s health, in particular the menopause, respiratory, travel, children, young people with social problems and vulnerable adults. I am a long-term member of the Festival Medical Services charity, where I am a medical volunteer for all the large UK festival events. In the past I was a member of Gloucestershire’s SARAID search and rescue team. I currently reside up on the Cotswold hills (which is a nightmare when it snows!) with my husband, and two sons who are sadly both off to university this autumn, and ‘the love of my life’ our nine-stone Russian Black Terrier.
  • Maria Puerta Calero – Female
    I qualified in nursing in in 2006 in my home city of Granada (Spain). After that I moved to Murcia where I combined nursing with my studies in Anthropology and a Masters in Public Health. Seven years later I landed in Cambridge where I worked as Cardiothoracic Advanced Nurse Practitioner and recently I relocated with my husband to Gloucestershire. I love to travel and explore new places and cultures with Japan being my favourite. I consider myself a foodie and I really enjoy good food and drink (especially if it’s in a Michelin Star restaurant).

Paramedic Practitioner

  • Eleanor Hambidge – Female
    I qualified as a Paramedic in 2016 and worked frontline on the Ambulances within Berkshire and Oxfordshire. I then went on to complete Modules towards my Masters in Minor Injury and Illness, and worked in Minor Injury and Illness Centres in Oxfordshire as well as Out of Hours. I also worked within Oxfordshires palliative care service proving a home visits overnight to end of life and palliative patients. I have since worked within a GP surgery in Oxford and gained my Independent and Supplementary Prescribing, and now moved back to the Gloucestershire area to work at Aspen. I have clinical interests in End of Life and Palliative Care, alongside women’s and sexual health, and mental health. Outside of work I enjoy running, hiking, swimming and baking.
  • Leanne Tyler – Female
    I qualified as a Paramedic in 2012 from Coventry university and have studied further with the University of Cumbria. I have worked on the front line in Birmingham, Devon and most recently Gloucestershire. During my time in Gloucestershire, I worked as a Lead Paramedic and had a secondment as an Operations Officer responding to serious incidents. I have also served in the RAF reserve as a Paramedic. I have clinical interests in lifestyle/preventative medicine, nutrition, metabolic medicine, and mental health. Outside of work I enjoy spending time outside, exercising, meditation and yoga.

Physician Associate

  • Julian Kingscote
    I studied a Masters at Worcester University and recently completed my studies to become a Physician Associate. This relatively new profession is an exciting venture to support the diverse challenges of medicine within the NHS. It is a privilege to work as part of the dynamic, evolving medical team at Aspen Medical Centre. Prior to this I worked as an acupuncturist for almost twenty years, I did a degree in human biological sciences, I taught English as a foreign language in Bogota, Colombia, and learnt Spanish (after fiercely avoiding all languages at school). I studied osteopathy in London for two years, and even had a dabble at teaching science at secondary school. I am interested in personal growth, finding out what it means to be ‘human’, celebrating who we are, and developing a closer connection to our hearts. I also like to keep active with cycling, swimming, and hiking in the hills.
  • Karla Littleford
    I qualified as a Physician Associate in 2023, after completing a 3-year undergraduate degree in Biomedical science followed by a 2-year Masters. I am relatively new to the role and the practice but so far, I am loving the challenge as well as seeing all the familiar faces from when I completed my placement here! I previously worked as a theatre assistant in Worcester. Outside of work, I love to spend time with my friends and family. I also love to travel and spent 3 months of my gap year travelling across 5 different countries – including the incredible island of Fiji! I am interested in all areas of medicine and I am still learning, however I a clinical interest in women’s and sexual health as well as respiratory medicine and I hope to focus more on these areas in the future.