Meet the Faculty Board
Dr Karen O'Reilly
Joint Chair & Council Representative
Current: Part time GP partner in Bishops Waltham, GP Trainer, CSA/RCA Examiner
Previous : appraiser, programme director, clinical teaching fellow Southampton University, Coach, locum, salaried doctor
Interests: Lifelong learning and all things creative.
Dr Donald Batham
Current: GP Locum, GP Appraiser, Surgeon Commander RNR, ILS Instructor
Previous: Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Advisor in General Practice to Medical Director General Royal Navy, Senior Medical Officer Operations Herrick 9 & 14, NHS and Military GP Trainer, GP Partner Andover, Ex Regular RN Doctor, Ships Divers Officer, Helicopter Controller (Transit), Physician to the Military Pack of Apes (Gibraltar),
Interests: Personal development, most things sporting and, if you ask my wife, Google and trivia.
Professor Johnny Lyon-Maris
Joint Chair & Council Representative
Current: GP retention doctor in Lyndhurst, GP Trainer, GP Associate Dean, honorary Professor in Medical Education and faculty development, International Development Advisor to Kosovo, Civilian Advisor in General Practice to the Royal Navy
Interests: Anything on the water or a horse.
Dr David Palethorpe
Honorary Treasurer & AIT Lead
GP Partner at Bishops Waltham Surgery and Palliative Care Specialty Doctor at Mountbatten Hampshire Hospice
Interests: History , Theatre, Politics
Dr Richard Weaver
Current: HEE Lead on International GP Recruitment.
Previous: Retired GP (2007), Primary Care Dean for the Wessex Health Education England.
Interests: Life long educationalist and outdoor person
Dr Pritti Aggarwal
Current: Part time GP partner at Living Well Partnership, GP Board Member for Southampton City CCG, Deputy Director PMC University of Southampton
Interests: Reading, Cooking, Streamlining pathways, recycling materials to make cards.
Dr Alexander Armstrong
As retired GP, Trainer and Course Organiser, I have been involved with our Faculty for 20 years.
I hope to provide some institutional memory, to help us to avoid falling into the same old traps.
And I look forward to the future, having become especially interested in the role of Covid prevention by Vitamin D.
Dr Sarah Burns
GP, First5, Ex-Vet
Interests: cake-loving runner, mad puppy owner
Dr Sonia Barros D'Sa
Current: salaried GP in Southampton, Primary Care tutor for Southampton University Medical School, GP Appraiser, member of Hampshire & Isle of Wight LMC, Trustee for the Wessex GP Educational Trust.
Dr Julie Chinn
Locum GP, appraisals, organising peer support meetings and other educational events as well as supporting healthcare professionals in training.
Dr Sunil Bhanot
GP exploring medical education, clinical translation and screening.
Interests: determined dancer, striving poet.
Dr Tim Cotton
Clinical Transformation Director Clinical Lead
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Sustainability & Transformation Partnership
Dr Rachel Elliott
Current: Primary Care Dean for Thames Valley and Wessex, Health Education England
Previous experience: GP (of all sorts; locum, retainer, flexible career scheme, salaried, partner), GP trainer, TPD, AD and Head of School.
Interests: Directing, writing and performing very low level pantomimes, attempting to drag along my very old chocolate Labrador in a ‘walk’, getting outside in our beautiful countryside.
Dr Ed Klaber
GP and Trainer - Jersey, channel islands.
Interest in dermatology, paeds and mental health, positive psychology and coaching
Interests: Skiing, Hockey, Triathlon
Dr Lucia Grossa di Palma
Dr Tessa Lambton
Dr Tim Howard
Retired GP (Dorset). past Trainer, and trainer of the Trainers.
Past Director, Dorset Health Authority and FHSA. Past Chair, GMC Fitness to Practice tribunals and director, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.
Dr Helena McKeown
Current: GP retainer in Gillingham, senior appraiser, BMA chief officer, Trustee Salisbury Almshouses, member Transport and Health Science Group.
Previous experience: senior partner, GP trainer, nationally elected member RCGP Council, Trustee RCGP, Member of the Standing Commission on Carers
Interests: Equality, health and climate change
Dr Hannah Morgan
GP partner on Hayling Island. Clinical Director Hayling Island Emsworth PCN. Wessex Next Gen GP. RCGP reg QI champion.
Dr Jonathan Rial
Current: GP Retainer, GP Trainer, ARCP Associate Dean, Programme Director - Southampton, RCGP Clinical Lead for Portfolio Development, WPBA Core Group, CSA/RCA Examiner
Previous experience: Wessex Faculty Treasurer, GP Locum, Salaried GP, GP Recruitment Deputy
Interests: Cycling, running and holidays.
Dr Vaishali Naik
Current role: salaried doctor at Friarsgate Surgery in Winchester, personal academic tutor for Southampton Medical students
Previous experiences: OSCE examiner for med students
Interests: cooking for friends and family, knitting and running.
Dr Sally Ross
Current: Portfolio GP with sessional NHS clinical work for PHL in Portsmouth; Clinical Advisor for NHS England; GP tutor & facilitator via HEE; GP Appraiser; presenter for GP Update ('Red Whale') and private GP sessions for Spire GP service.
Previous experience: Royal Navy Medical Officer (22 years); GP returner; GP partner; GP senior partner; employed partner (after merger); GP Trainer; (ST3/ST2, FY2, medical student teacher); CCG sessional work & LMC medical director.
Interests: Home & Health.
Dr Aigbs Ohiwerei
GP in Whitely
Dr Ben Rusholme
Current: ST3 GP trainee, co-founder GreenGP Wessex.
Previous: chair AiT sub-committee, Next Generation GP, guest editor Pulse.
Interests: sustainable healthcare.
Dr Mary Udo
GP in Whitely
Dr Nigel Watson
Doctor, CEO of Wessex Local Medical Committees
Dr Timothy Whelan
Current: GP in Newport, Isle of Wight since 1993, and elected member of CCG
Previously: RCGP Clinical Commissioning Champion and Wessex Regional Ambassador; NHS R&D GP Scheme; FY 1 and 2 and medical student teacher; Army
Interests: encouraging colleagues; veterans' health; armchair adventure.