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.

Our Current Doctor in Training:

Dr Bethan Roberts (Female)

Practice Nurses

Natalie Price (Lead Nurse)

Andrea Hitchman

Tracy Williams

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

Helen Parton

Karen Walters-Moore

RGN, Family Support Nurse

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

Practice Counsellors

Jan Brown & 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 Secretary

Johanna Silver

Audio Typist

Lorraine Loder
Anne Priddle

Administration Office

Irene Paske

Katie Sanders

Cerys Williams

Prescribing Clerk

Linzi Sanders

Senior Receptionist

Heather Williams


Barbara Turton

Joanne Lamb

Carly Davies

Angela Cross

Bethan Ferrari

Anne Priddle

Sue Newman

Irene Paske 

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