Practice Team

The Doctors

Diane M Edwards (Female)
BSc ( Hons) MBBS MRCGP DCH DRCOG ( London 1989)

Francisco R Machado (Male)
BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCP DCH DRCOG FRCGP Dip.Med. Ed ( London 1987)

Stephanie Balboa (Female)
MB BS DCH MRCGP ( London 1991)

Geraint Jenkins (Male)
MB Ch.B DRCOG DFFP MRCGP ( Leeds 1995)

Deborah Evans (Female)
MBBCh MRCGP DCH DFFP ( Cardiff 1995)

Sian Eleri Roberts (Female)
MBBch BSc(Hons) MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFFP ( Cardiff 1996)

Reji Paul (Male)
MB BS MD ( General medicine ) MRCP (UK) MRCGP DFSRH ( India 1998)

Vigneswari Palaniswamy (Female)
MBBS MRCS MRCGP ( India 1996)

Tanya Beer (Female)

We are a GP training practice. Each year a fully qualified doctor with experience in hospital medicine who is preparing to become a general practitioner joins the practice and spends up to a year working with us, sharing all aspects of medical care with the partners. We welcome the fresh ideas and the enthusiasm they bring to our team.

Occasionally, medical students or nurses training to become district nurses, health visitors or community midwives may also spend time with the practice.

GP Retainer Scheme:

Dr Gillian Kirkman (Female)

Our Current Doctor in Training:

Dr Olivia Roberts (Female)

Practice Nurses

Natalie Price (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Tracy Williams

Megan Lewis

Cheryl Doyle
Locum Nurse

Our practice nurses see patients by appointment. They are involved in all the screening programmes as well as taking blood samples, ear syringing, routine blood pressure checks, undertaking cardiograms and cervical smears. They can offer advice on numerous health topics. They also assist in all the chronic disease and health promotion clinics that are run, and are competent at carrying out general health checks .

District Nurses

The district nurses care for patients who need nursing at home and are based at Blaenavon Health Centre.

They can be contacted by leaving a message at reception or by telephone on: 01495 – 773298.

Out of hours telephone number: 01633 – 623636.

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors have special responsibilities to mothers and children and are based at Garndiffaith Health Centre.

They can be contacted by leaving a message at reception or by telephone on: 01495 – 772056


Rhiann Jones

Heather Williams

Shiree Jones

Carly Davies

Joanne Newman

Practice Counsellor

Emma Cranshaw

The counselling service can help with a range of problems including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, family and relationship difficulties, problems at work or worries about illness. The service can be accessed by GP referral.

Practice Manager

Ian McLeish

Our Practice Manager oversees the day-to-day administration and smooth running of the practice.

Assistant Practice Manager

Karen Martin

Medical Secretaries

Lorraine Loder

Lisa Hale

Administration Office

Katie Sanders (Head of Admin)

Bethan Ferrari

Rachael Morris-Creese

Prescribing Clerks

Linzi Sanders (Head of Department)

Irene Paske

Emma Davies

Senior Receptionist

Heather Williams


Jodie Jenkins

Angela Cross

Sue Newman

Irene Paske 

Emma Davies

Natalie Bennett

The practice employ receptionists and secretaries to deal with your enquiries and requests as efficiently as possible whilst respecting your confidentiality.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.

In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.

In Northern Ireland call 111.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on