Meet the Team


Dr Kirsten J Bolsher (f)

General Practitioner (GP)

MB ChB (Leicester 1993). MRCGP, Family Planning Certificate

Dr Bolsher has been a GP at Rainworth Surgery since 1997.
Dr Bolsher is Clinical Lead in the following areas: Diabetes, Learning Disabilities, Dementia & Mental Health & Safeguarding, she also carries out Joint Injections on knees, shoulders, heels and elbows. 

Her days of work are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Kerrie Wilkins (f)

General Practitioner (GP)

MB BS (Newcastle 1995). DRCOG Family Planning Certificate

Dr Wilkins began working at Rainworth Surgery in January 2001.
Dr Wilkins is Clinical Lead for: Respiratory i.e COPD and Asthma and Chronic Kidney Disease, she also carries out Joint Injections on the knees and shoulders.

Her days of work are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Dr Phil Parker (m)

General Practitioner (GP).

MB CHB Birmingham 1991, MRCGP Royal College 1995, DCH 1994

Dr Phil Parker joined the surgery at the beginning of April 2019.

His days of work are: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Nursing Staff

The practice nurses offer advice and screening to patients on health promotion. They see patients with minor injuries, minor illnesses, run child vaccination clinics; provide cervical smears, travel vaccinations, contraceptive injections and offer reviews for patients with long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes, as well as a number of other services.

Mrs Nastasha Langton (f)

Practice Nurse

Natasha works part time at the surgery.

Natasha provides nursing services for treatment room, vaccinations & immunisations, cervical smears, pill checks, health promotion & long term condition review.

Mrs Vicky Sims (f)

Practice Nurse

Mrs Sally Storey (f)

Practice Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

Our HCA’s work with the practice nurses. Their duties include taking bloods, well man and well woman checks, NHS Health Checks, blood pressures, suture removal and dressings, smoking cessation advisor, diet advice and Flu, B12 and Pneumonia vaccinations. They also do home visits to assist the nurses with annual reviews of housebound patients with chronic diseases and assist GPs in minor surgery and other procedures.

Mrs Caroline Valentine (f)

Healthcare Assistant

Caroline assists the nursing team by undertaking simple procedures eg venepuncture (blood tests), blood pressure checks, ECGs, pre diabetic appointment checks etc following strict protocols. We also provide a service for taking blood tests so that on the majority of occasions the patient can have their blood test done very shortly after seeing a doctor, negating the need to return another day for a further appointment.

Caroline works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday


A phlebotomist performs blood tests and may be training to perform some of the other tasks carried out by healthcare assistants.

Miss Alisha Nana (f)


Mrs Susan Berry (f)


Practice Team

Practice Management

The Practice Manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Miss Emma James (f)

Practice Manager

Emma joined the practice in April 2021 and is responsible for managing all aspects of the business alongside the Partners.

Responsibilities include business management, finance management, resource management, looking after premises and equipment and procuring IT and other technologies.

Practice managers are integral in making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care. They support the whole team in delivering patients services.

Mrs Laura Baker (f)

Reception Manager

Laura joined Rainworth Surgery in July 2021. She is responsible for the management of reception staff, ensuring they are confident, well informed and patient focussed in order to provide an excellent service to all our patients.

Laura is also responsible for the day to day operations of the practice. This includes appointment management, service delivery, dealing with complaints, staff training and ensuring a safe environment for patients and staff within the Practice. She also supports the Practice Manager and Clinicians as required.


Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as dealing with prescription enquiries and issuing some repeat prescriptions.

All the reception team carry out numerous tasks during the course of the day, all play an important part at Rainworth Surgery, some have particular areas of interest as well as the day to running of the surgery.

Attached Staff

Community Midwives

The midwife provides care for expectant mothers and works with the doctors during antenatal clinics. An antenatal clinic is held by the midwife on Thursday afternoons, additional clinics will be put on if required. Home deliveries may be possible in suitable cases.

Community Nurses

The community nurses are based at Rainworth Primary Care Centre. They work closely with the Practice Team regarding patients and their requirements. They work as a team covering a large area. If you are known to them and you wish to contact them they can be contacted on 01623 791035, if you are not known you will need a referral either from us or hospital.

Health Visitors

They can be contacted on the advice line – 01623 791025A health visitor is concerned for the health of the whole community, offering particular attention to those with special needs children and the elderly. Health visitors run their own clinics and support parents and carers with problems which arise as a result of bringing up children. Information can also be supplied to clients on ways of maintaining and improving health both individually and to groups.


We have a counsellor who comes into the practice, please feel free to discuss your case with your GP if you feel that you would benefit from seeing a counsellor.  You may either be referred, or you can self-refer. Your GP will advise you.