Our Staff


Dr Kathryn Bannell

(GMC No 4021542) BM (1993 Southampton), MRCP, FRCGP, MRCPH, DCH

Kathryn qualified at Southampton in 1993 and worked extensively in paediatrics before deciding to join the local VTS scheme in order to become a GP. She finished her training in March 2005, having achieved a distinction in her RCGP exam, and is a full time partner. Having qualified as a trainer Kathryn supports the GP Registrars and F2 doctors that we have working with us at the surgery on a regular basis. Kathryn is an examiner for the RCGP for the post-graduate exam in general practice and has an interest in assessment and standards of GP training. She is also the Clinical chair of the GP federation – Southern Hampshire Primary Care Alliance and is involved in transformation of services across the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire area. She has three children and runs when she has the time!

Dr Penny Mileham

(GMC No. 3252288) MBBCh (1987 Cardiff), MRCGP, DRCOG

Penny joined the surgery in 2002 as a salaried GP, and in July 2011 became a partner in the practice. She qualified at Cardiff in 1987 and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1989, serving as a Medical Officer in the Gulf War. She married Philip (also an Army Officer) and subsequently worked as a GP locum in the Petersfield area before taking a career break in 1996 to bring up three young children now all adults! Penny is passionate about the lifestyle management of Type 2 Diabetes and has an interest in women’s health. In her spare time she enjoys the countryside, equine activities and gardening.

Dr Katie Johnson

(GMC No. 7148723) MRCGP

I graduated from Southampton Medical School in 2011. I then went on to complete my junior doctor training at North Hampshire Hospital completing rotations in Surgery, Orthopaedics, General Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, A&E and General Practice. I enjoy the diversity of General Practice and the continuity of care it offers and joined the Southampton GP training programme in 2013, finishing in 2016. I began working as a locum for the Grange in November 2017 and became a salaried GP in September 2018. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring the local countryside.

Dr Virginia Venning


Dr Stephen Chapman

(GMC No. 3322280) MRCP, MRCGP, DFFP, DRCOG, MBBS (London, 1989), BSc, DOH

Practice Management

Julieanne Page

Practice Manager

Julieanne joined the surgery in March 2019 as the deputy practice manager and became practice manager in August 2019. Julieanne has worked in a hospital environment for over 28 years during which time has developed skills in operational management, business development and has previously acted as the CQC Registered Manager. She likes to think of herself as very well organised and does have an interesting record of achievements working within NHS and private secondary healthcare settings. However she feels these skills have been easily transferable as ultimately her role is to ensure the team and patients are happy. Julieanne has made many changes to the surgery and keen to continue, with the continued support of her team, many more.

Traci Buxton

Deputy Practice Manager

Traci joined the surgery in 2013 as a Receptionist. Her background included administration and supervisory roles at IBM for over 20 years. Soon after starting, Traci was promoted to Reception Manager. Five years later She became Administration manager and is now in her current role as Deputy Practice Manager working closely with and supporting the practice Manager Julianne. Traci has an enthusiastic work ethic and is constantly striving to deliver excellent customer service to all patients.

Paula Clark

Reception Manager

Paula joined the surgery in January 2018 as a part time prescription clerk. She also took on a reception role in September 2018 and in August 2019 was promoted to reception manager. Paula's background includes working for De Beers as a rough diamond sorter and travelled to Antwerp, Russia, Siberia and Africa where she lived for nearly 5 years. Paula thoroughly enjoys her roles in the surgery and her dedicated team strive to help and support the patients and doctors in a very busy environment.


Our nurses look after most of the chronic disease management in the practice, carry out smears, give travel and lifestyle advice, administer dressings and deal with minor illness. Julie joined us with an extensive background in hospital nursing specialising in surgical care. Katy originally one of our Healthcare Assistants also specialises in contraceptive care. The team is supplemented by our Healthcare Assistants.

Julie Port

RN Adult - Clinical Nurse Manager

Healthcare Assistants

Michelle Tarling

Governance, IT and Health & Safety Lead

Zoe Armstrong


Vicky Shepherd

Practice Administrator

Serena Bicknell


Caroline Frost



Ony Rogers

Nicki Spice

Lisa Cooper

Kerry Bookham

Julia Grant

Louise Bridgett-Blake

Tina Thompson

Attached Staff

We work closely with our District Nurses, Health Visitors and Midwives. They are all based at Petersfield Hospital but come into the practice regularly and are also invited to our clinical team meetings.