Nursing Team

  • Lisa Stoddart (Head Nurse)
    I have been a nurse for 30 years. My background is Diabetes Nursing and I have been at Aspen as a practice nurse for four years. I have recently taken on the Head Nurse role, managing a great team of nurses.
  • Debra Sibley (Deputy Head Nurse)
    I’ve been nursing for 37 years. My back ground was as a District Nurse for 29 years . I joined the team at Aspen 18 months ago . I am a deputy head nurse supporting Lisa and our great team of Nurses .
  • Tracy Williams (Deputy Head Nurse)
    I qualified as a registered nurse at Gloucestershire School of Nursing in 1989 and I’ve been a practice nurse since 1998. I have a special interest in respiratory and cardiovascular disease and travel health. Outside of work  I enjoy entertaining family and friends, travel and looking after my pets.
  • Donna Griffin
    I am passionate about nursing and providing the best care for my patients. I have an interest in diabetes and participate in Aspens Eat Real Food educational sessions. I love seeing the fantastic results achieved from this resource. I have a background in community nursing and elderly care. I am married with five sons and will be welcoming our 10th and 11th grandchild later this year. I am one of our Results Nurses.
  •  Geraldine Lane
    I qualified as an Adult Nurse in 2017 joining the team at London Medical Practice prior to the merge. I am married with two girls and work full time. I belong to a local community choir and enjoy spending quality time with family both here and in Ireland.
  • Sharon Cann
    After qualifying as an adult nurse in 1985, I worked for several years on children’s wards. I moved into practice nursing 13 years ago and have enjoyed running the childhood immunisation clinics, as well as taking on more general nursing duties. I have two daughters, the eldest is training to be a children’s nurse and her youngest will be starting university in September.
  • Beverley Thorpe
    I came into Practice Nursing in 2015. I really enjoy the variety of care. I also enjoy the continuity of seeing patients regularly. It’s a challenging time for the NHS but I am proud to be a small part of it.
  • Lana Gorospe
    I have been a qualified nurse for nearly six years. I previously worked for the Aspen centre as a District nurse and I have now changed roles and work as a Practice nurse. I also work part time in a Rudolf Steiner college in Nailsworth as a college nurse.
  • Samira Limbada
    I was born and raised in Manchester, with a northern accent to go with! I graduated in Nursing in 2008 from The University of Manchester, before relocating to Gloucester. I am a generalist covering most aspects of Practice Nursing and specialising in Respiratory chronic disease.I love being a practice nurse and have worked under Aspen and formally Barnwood for 7 years now and it’s been an extraordinary journey. When I am not  at work I am a mum of three, which keeps me entertained. I have a huge passion for gardening and food, which I try to squeeze in where I can. I am one of our Results Nurses.
  • Ewa Hazizi
    I have been a practice nurse for 11 years. My main speciality is Asthma and COPD but I enjoy and can do all the other practice nurse duties.
  • Angela Wixey
    I am a  Respiratory Nurse with experience in acute and chronic respiratory management. I worked as a Hospital Respiratory Nurse specialist with special interest in difficult to treat asthma, also COPD and interstitial lung disease, and until joining Aspen medical Practice in October 2019 was leading the home oxygen service. Professional qualifications include RGN, BSc (Hons) in Respiratory management, ARTP spirometry and non-medical prescribing. A member of the Association of Respiratory Nurses (ARN) and a supporter of the British Lung Foundation, Pulmonary Fibrosis society and local respiratory support groups.
  • Morag Brown
    I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1992 at East Hertfordshire School of Nursing. My background has mainly been in surgical nursing before specialising in Anticoagulation. I joined Aspen Medical Practice in August 2019 to take on a new role in the Practice a Results Nurse Team Leader, I have also been able to continue my passion caring for patients on Anticoagulant medication. I was brought up in Stroud and relocated back to Gloucestershire in 2018. I now enjoy exploring the area this time with my rescue dog Tilly and have a large garden with plans to grow my own fruit and vegetables.
  • Catherine Peate
    I qualified as a nurse in 2009. After working in acute care I spent a number of years working as a research nurse, firstly working with patients with multiple sclerosis, then dementia. I am new to primary care and enjoying my new role as results nurse. I continue to be interested in research and hope to help get Aspen patients involved in research in the future. I’m also interested in improving health through lifestyle changes. Outside of work my two young children keep me busy, and I teach yoga.
  • Jessica White
    I qualified as a Registered nurse in 2009 from the University of the West of England. My background is in elderly care working in the private sector. I am new to primary care, joining the practice at the end of 2019 and am enjoying my new role as a Practice Nurse.
  • Picture of Hazel NewmanHazel Newman
    I have recently joined the team at Aspen Medical Practice. My background is mostly in elderly care in the private sector and most recently as a Community Nurse. I am looking forward to gaining new skills and knowledge as part of the caring Practice Nurse Team.

Healthcare Assistants



  •  Helen Cook
    After working as a hairdresser for 12 years I decided I wanted a carer change and went into care. I worked in a Nursing home for six years before joining Heathville Medical Practice as HCA. Four years on I still love my job and now working as part of the Aspen team. I enjoy most aspects of my job especially wound care and leg ulcers. When I am not at work I am spending time with my husband, three boys and our Cockapoo Maisie.
  • Kay Confaloni
    I have worked for the NHS for over 30 years, starting my career at Cheltenham General Hospital working as a Health Care Assistant on the cardiac unit. I spent 17 very happy years there and coronary care became my passion. I then moved to Barnwood Medical Practice and have been with them since 2004. I love my holidays with my husband and family. We have two sons and three beautiful grandchildren. I particularly enjoy minor operations clinics which we do every Monday at the Aspen Centre. I’m very fortunate to work with a great team of nurses.
  • Karen Wilkins
    I have worked as a HCA at Saintbridge Surgery since 2004.My role as HCA includes taking blood, chronic disease checks, dressings, INR testing , assisting with minor operations and women’s health clinics.I cycle to work and enjoy spending time with my grandchildren
  • Kim Peacey
    I have worked as a HCA for 14 years. Working at Aspen Medical Centre since it first opened as part of a brilliant nursing team. I have one son who loves sports. I have one cat and enjoy walking my dog.
  • Sarah Hewlett
    I have worked with adults with learning disabilities for 15 years. I worked on the wards as an HCA and phlebotomist previously. I have worked with Saintbridge Surgery and now Aspen Medical Practice for the past two years.
  • Magrietha Cooper
    I am originally from South Africa, been in the UK for 15 years. I live here with my husband and two sons. I’ve been in the nursing profession since 1992, working in the UK as a Healthcare Assistant. In my spare time, I like to go for long walks with my dogs. Going on charity rides with my husband on the back of his motorcycle.
  • Rebecca Pearce
    I have worked in the care sector for 17 years, firstly working with service users with both physical and learning difficulties. I had my Daughter and took a couple of years out enjoying precious time with her before getting a job in childcare, working at her playgroup. I then worked in a residential home for the elderly for 9 years before starting at the Aspen Medical Practice. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.