The Team

Meet The Team Providing Your Private Healthcare

Dr Nicholas Hillier, Medical Director and Lead GP

Dr Nicholas Hillier MA(Cantab) MBBS MRCGP DRANZCOG DOccMed studied medicine at Cambridge University (Gonville and Caius) and University College London. He is an experienced doctor, having practised in multiple areas of medicine since 2001 in both the UK and Australia, including a rather thrilling year working as a Royal Flying Doctor. Dr Hillier is consistently well regarded and much sought after by patients.

With three generations of doctors in Dr Hillier’s family, medicine is firmly in his genes. Dr Hillier grew up near Bishop’s Waltham, and has settled back to the area; he is delighted to be able to bring Private GP Services to his fellow locals in Winchester and Hampshire. Dr Hillier’s passion is the great outdoors, in particular remote wilderness. He has combined his interests in providing medical support to expeditions in Central America (Belize) and Indonesia. Back home (where he now has more sober responsibilities in the form of two young children!), he enjoys all aspects of horticulture and nature.

Dr Sharon Rachman, GP

Dr Sharon Rachman MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP studied medicine at Cape Town University in South Africa before completing her GP training in the UK. Dr Rachman has carefully built her medical expertise through practising in a wide variety of medical specialties since 1994. Most recently she has spent 11 years as a GP at Twyford Surgery.

Very knowledgeable in all areas of general practice, Dr Rachman has a particular interest in Women’s Health. She is highly regarded by her patients, and greatly values the relationship building and continuity of care which private practise allows.

When she is not running for fitness, Dr Rachman is running after her two teenage sons. She also enjoys reading and travelling.

Dr Jamie Coutts Donald, GP

Dr Jamie Coutts Donald MBBS, MRCGP studied medicine at Newcastle University. He has detailed experience of all areas of general practice, and has a particular interest in Psychiatry.

Dr Coutts Donald believes in taking the time to build a positive rapport with all of his patients and is highly regarded for the difference which this makes to their health outcomes.

Originally hailing from just outside Winchester, Dr Coutts Donald is delighted to be returning to work in the area. In his spare time, Dr Coutts Donald is an avid skier and he also enjoys motor racing, rugby, tennis, golf and travelling.

Dr Sinead Doherty, Business Director

Dr Sinead Doherty MA(Cantab) MBBS studied medicine at Cambridge University and University College London. Having practised in multiple areas of hospital medicine, Dr Doherty became increasingly interested in the business aspects of the profession. She elected to move into corporate fundraising for medical causes, working in both Australia and London with businesses ranging from small local companies to large multinationals. Her extensive experience has been gained from across the medical, charitable and corporate sectors.

Dr Doherty sets high standards and is a firm believer in outstanding customer service.

In her spare time, Dr Doherty enjoys running, hiking, travelling and singing alto in choirs.

Ms Angela Ward, Practice Manager

Ms Angela Ward qualified in Leadership and Management from the Institute of Learning and Management. She has over 10 years’ experience of managing private dental practices, during which time her achievements included gaining the CODE Quality Practice Scheme Certificate. Having also worked in the IT, not-for-profit, sales and marketing sectors, Angela brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role.

Outside of work, Angela enjoys baking, reading, travelling and spending time with her family.

Mrs Carmen Godfrey, Senior Practice Administrator

Mrs Carmen Godfrey enthusiastically oversees multiple areas of practice administration, ensuring that The Walcote Practice continually offers outstanding, efficient and reliable customer service to all patients.

Carmen has many years of experience working within a variety of administrative roles, as well as in healthcare. Carmen holds qualifications in both Business Administration and Clinical Healthcare.

Outside of work, Carmen enjoys reading, music, bootcamp fitness and spending time with her family.

The Walcote Practice Reception Team

The Reception Team provide an excellent, friendly and efficient reception service. They look forward to ensuring that your experience with The Walcote Practice runs smoothly.

Mrs Julia Lewis

Miss Chloë Burton

Mrs Tina Jones

Mrs Felicity Cooper