Our Staff

For Doctors working days please see the Practice Booklet under new patients



Senior Partner

Martin Writer qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, in 1991. He completed his General Practice training in Somerset and worked in Australia, before coming to work in Eastbourne, at Park Practice, in 1997. He is married with two boys, one dog, three guinea pigs, six fish (at the last count), and twenty-two chickens! His interests include child health and psychiatry, as well as developing health services in the area, and work as a practice quality assessor. His spare time is spent trying to train both dogs and children, as well as renovating an old house and garden.



Dave Thomas trained at Southampton Medical School and Eastbourne District General Hospital, and joined Park Practice on completion of his GP Training in 2003. Married with three children, Dave enjoys playing and watching most sports.



David Price trained in Sheffield and qualified in 2009. He joined us at Park Practice in 2014 and has a special interest in dermatology. Married with two young children, David is an ex rugby player who now enjoys watching and coaching the sport.



Dr Nick Harvey was born and bred on the island of Guernsey and left to go to Medical School in Southampton, qualifying in 2003. He has gradually migrated east having spent time working in the surgical field in the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Brighton with a stint in New Zealand. He eventually chose a career in General Practice and completed this specialty training in Brighton and Seaford and joined Park Practice in 2011. His main professional interests include minor surgery and education. Being married with four young children keeps him busy enough but when he has time he enjoys the outdoors, namely running and cycling. Other passions which he hopes to indulge in again soon include sailing, skiing and expedition medicine.



Ric trained at St George's Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 2001. He undertook his GP training in Eastbourne before becoming a Partner at a practice in Polegate for nearly 7 years. After a brief spell in the Midlands the lure of the Sunshine Coast brought him and his family back to East Sussex, joining Park Practice in 2015. Married with three children, Ric enjoys playing squash and geocaching when time permits!



Jemma studied medicine in Southampton and qualified in 2004. She has always worked by the sea including places such as Poole, Worthing and a stint on the coast with her husband in New Zealand for their honeymoon. On return from her Antipodean adventure she decided to pursue a career in general practice and trained in Brighton, Buxted and Seaford (interrupted periodically by the birth of children.). Jemma joined Park Practice in 2011. In her spare time she likes to run, cycle, draw, sing and bake, not necessarily in that order. And if that doesn't wear her out it’s over to the children - all four of them. Jemma became a Partner in April 2018.



Rachel qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School, London, in 2001 and came to Eastbourne to train as a GP. She worked as a salaried GP in another Eastbourne practice for 8 years during which time she married and had 2 children. She has returned to the area following two years working in the Midlands and joined Park Practice in 2015. Most of Rachel's spare time is spent with her young family but when time permits she enjoys using her gym membership to drink coffee, and socialising with friends. Rachel became a Partner in June 2018.


Salaried GP

Dr McCready trained in Eastbourne in the mid 1990s and then spent nearly 15 years working as a civilian doctor for the RAF at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley court, Surrey and then at various bases in Lincolnshire. Dr McCready moved back to Eastbourne in 2015 to be nearer family. She has special interests in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, Veteran healthcare and Aviation medicine.


Salaried GP

Nicola Dorling was born and brought up in Eastbourne. She graduated from Southampton Medical School in 2002, and qualified as a GP in 2007. Nicola is a Part Time Associate Doctor, currently working Monday, Wednesday & Thursday each week. Nicola is married with two children and enjoys walking, cooking and travelling.


Qualifications: BSc MBBS DCH DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Barnes originally studied psychology and worked in mental health services prior to studying medicine at St George's Hospital Medical School, London. She qualified in 2012 and has since worked in GP practices in Worthing, Brighton and now Eastbourne. She has an interest in women's health, paediatrics and mental health.


Salaried GP

Dr Kirti qualified from Kathmandu University (Nepal) in 2006 and worked as an emergency doctor in a private hospital in Delhi NCR. Dr Kirti pursued MRCEM and completed it in 2015. Dr Kirti joined the NHS as an emergency speciality doctor at East Surrey hospital in 2016 and later joined completed her GP training at an Eastbourne surgery, qualifying in 2021. Qualifications: MBBS MRCEM MRCGP. Dr Kirti Mahajan started working at Park Practice in February 2022, to originally cover Dr Harvey’s sabbatical for six months. She has continued to work two days a week since then and we are pleased to announce in March 2023, she become a salaried GP with us. New patients to the practice can now be registered with her. In her spare time, Kirti enjoys being by the water, acrylic painting and is a keen amateur gardener. She also enjoys travelling and trying different cuisines. Her usual working days at Park Practice will be Mondays and Tuesdays.

Nurse Practitioners


Jess joined our team in 2017 and has been working as a Nurse Practitioner since 2019. Jess specialises in Contraception, Sexual Health and the Menopause. She is also competent in assessing acute illness in children and adults and the management of long term conditions. In her spare time enjoys sea swimming, yoga, running and spending time with her two boys. Qualifications: BSc Hons European Nursing UoB (2008). BSc Nurse Practitioner UoB (2019) Working days Tuesday-Friday



Niki qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London in 1990 and gained a BSc (hons) in Nursing Studies in 1998. She spent time working in London and Oxford before moving to Eastbourne to work for ten years in the urology department at the District General Hospital. Niki joined Park Practice in 2002 working part -time and combining this with school nursing. Niki is the Lead Nurse for Park Practice and is also a Nurse Prescriber.


Rebecca qualified as a registered nurse in February 2014. Since then Rebecca has worked as a community nurse, and has been the wound lead working closely with Tissue viability since July 2014


Michelle qualified as a nurse in 1994. She has had a varied career as a nurse ,working in A&E, emergency medicine, St Wilfrids Hospice and Community Nursing. Michelle has worked as a practice Nurse since 2010, and has a special interest in Diabetes and Respiratory. She joined Park Practice in February 2023.


Caroline qualified as a registered nurse in1991 and worked at Eastbourne DGH gaining experience on a variety of wards. In 2005 she started work as a Practice Nurse in Eastbourne and joined Park Practice in November 2023.


Marta qualified as a registered nurse in Poland in 2014. She worked at Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Eastbourne DGH gaining experience in elderly and urology wards. In 2016 she started work at Milton Grange in Eastbourne providing care in rehabilitation units. Marta joined Park Practice In November 2023.

Health Practitioners


Practice Employed Paramedic Practitioner

David joined the surgery in 2016 working for South East Coast Ambulance Service as a Specialist Paramedic in Urgent and Emergency Care. He qualified as a Paramedic in 2009 and after 3 years went on to graduate from St Georges University as a Specialist Paramedic/Paramedic Practitioner. As a Paramedic Practitioner he is qualified in managing acute minor health conditions and minor injuries and is developing the provision of care plans and hospital avoidance in the surgery. David is also involved in monitoring and managing some long term conditions and social issues in our housebound patients. David works closely with the GP team and will support the duty Doctor with home visiting capacity and Urgent clinic appointments as well as more routing visits and clinics.


Adam studied for a BSc (Hons) at Plymouth university qualifying as a paramedic practitioner in 2012. He spent a few years working for the West Midlands Ambulance Service but the pull of the sea brought him back to the coast in 2015. Alongside working at the surgery, Adam still undertakes regular shifts as a paramedic practitioner with South East Coast Ambulance service. Along the way Adam has been back to university, completing an MSc and a PGCert. When he isn’t working, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children.

Assistant Practitioner


Claire joined the practice in 2022 and is a qualified Assistant Practitioner

Healthcare Assistants

Vicki is specially trained in wound care having undertaken a 4 month diploma in Tissue Viability. As well as wound care our Healthcare assistants carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure checks, NHS Health Checks, pill and HRT checks and ECGs. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one and also assist Dr Harvey and Dr Price in minor surgery.


Vicki joined us in February 2012 having previously worked for the District Nursing Team.She has gained a Level 3 in Health and Social Care.


Katie joined Park Practice in 2015. Katie is a qualified Health Care Assistant.



Angela is a qualified Phlebotomist and joined the practice in 2021.

Practice Management


Practice Manager

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. Kelly Flynn is the Practice Manager, with Natalie providing support. They can help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of the Practice.


Deputy Practice Manager


Patient Services Administrators 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 issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.


Our secretaries are responsible for typing all patient letters, dealing with reports and coordinating correspondence between funeral directors and families at times of bereavement.

Community Nurses

ATTACHED TEAM - NOT EMPLOYED BY PARK PRACTICE To contact the District Nursing team telephone 01323 432520, an answering machine will normally be in operation. If you leave your name and telephone number you will receive a call back from them when the next available nurse is on the premises.

Health Visitors

ATTACHED TEAM - NOT EMPLOYED BY PARK PRACTICE A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. The Health Visitors are based at Ground Floor, St Marks House, 14 Upperton Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1EP. Tel: 01323 432300