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Dr Peter Hill

Job Title
General Practitioner
Special Interests
Qualified in Cardiff in 1982 and served for 10 years as a Medical Officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps before entering General Practice on the Island in Newport following the Gulf War in 1991. He joined the practice in October 2001.
He is married with three children and his special interests are asthma, dermatology and GP Training. Dr Hill became a GP trainer in 2010 and has successfully trained four GP trainees over the past five years. Dr Hill is also a director of Lighthouse Medical Ltd which runs the Beacon OOH centre at St Marys Hospital.
Additional Notes
Qualifications: MBBCh MRCGP DRCOG FP Cert

Dr Margarita Kitova

Job Title
General Practitioner
Special Interests
Qualified at the Medical University in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2004 and entered general practice in 2011. She has worked in various departments at St Mary's Hospital and prior to joining the practice worked across the island as GP locum. She is married with three children and has a special interest in women’s health, sexual health, minor surgery and children’s care.
Additional Notes
Qualifications: MRCGP DFSRH

Dr Andrew Snow

Job Title
General Practitioner
Special Interests
Qualified from Southampton University in 2005 and entered General Practice in 2011.  Dr Snow has worked in most departments at St Mary’s Hospital, and as a Partner at a busy Ryde Practice. Dr Snow is an Islander and lives with his partner and two children.  He has interests in respiratory medicine, older persons psychiatry and child health.
Additional Notes
Qualifications: BM BSc (Hons) MRCGP

Dr Ali Azim-Araghi

Job Title
General Practitioner
Special Interests
Born in north London, Dr Ali Azim-Araghi grew up in Iran before returning to the UK when he was a teenager. Dr Ali received his BSc is Biomedical Sciences from Bradford University in 1999 before completing his PhD in Cancer Research at the University of Newcastle in 2003.  Dr Ali spent a year as a post-doctoral scientist at Leicester University before starting his medical degree.  Dr Ali completed his medical degree at Southampton University in 2009 and spent three years working at Southampton General Hospital. Dr Ali joined General Practice in 2015 after a 3-year training programme on the Isle of Wight and has been working at South Wight Medical Practice since August 2014 as a Registrar, then a locum doctor, before joining the Practice as a partner in April 2016. Dr Ali has a special interest in cancer and end of life care (palliative care), is going to be the diabetic lead for the Practice and is in the process of completing his Diabetic Diploma from Warwick University.
Additional Notes
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), PhD, BM, MRCGP

Dr Panos Rotziokos

Job Title
GP Registrar

Dr Joao Nunes

Job Title
GP Registrar

The Practice Nurses

Linda Weeks RGN
Linda works at all the surgery sites at various times in the week, but mostly at Godshill. She is very experienced in monitoring asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive airways disease), coronary heart disease and diabetes, and smear taking, as well as the general routine nursing duties.

Cathryn Richards RGN
Cathryn joined the practice in 2005 and works part time at all the surgery sites. She is an experienced registered general nurse and carries out general nursing tasks. She has recently started working at Godshill on a Monday afternoon. She also undertakes CHD and diabetes clinics, and is happy to give support and advice, and is happy to give support and advice for those wishing to lose weight.

Beverly Capon RGN
Beverly joined the practice in 2013 and works part time mainly at Brighstone. She is an experienced, registered general nurse and although she is new to working in practice, she undertakes CHD, hypertension and stroke clinics.
She also carries out general nursing duties such as ear irrigation, blood tests and childhood immunisations and ECG’s.

Wendy Stubbings RGN
Wendy joined the Practice in April 2015. She is an experienced Practice Nurse who will be working mainly at the Niton site. She has experience in respiratory conditions such as COPD and Asthma. Wendy carries out general duties including dressings, cervical smears, blood tests, liquid nitrogen, as well as offering clinics for travel, CHD, hypertension and anti-coagulation monitoring.

Kate Allen RGN
Kate joined the practice in 2018 and works mostly at Niton and Brighstone.  She is an experienced registered general nurse but has worked mostly in cardiac nursing. She undertakes CHD, hypertension and stroke clinics as well as performing general nursing duties including blood tests, dressings, ECGs, immunisations and cervical smears.

Sasha Basford - Health Care Assistant
Sasha became our Health Care Assistant in 2015 and has a Diploma in Health and Social Care. Her role includes taking blood tests, seeing new patients for Registration Health Checks, undertaking NHS 40-74 and Over 75 Health Checks. Sasha also acts as a link to other service agencies helping with the Over 75 population age group.

Other Practice Staff

Practice Manager Natalie Stevenson
Lead Dispenser Rebecca Lloyd
Dispensers Carole Pike, Jodie Lacey, Sarah Salt, Julie Noble, Johanne Cooper, Jennifer Shaw
Receptionists/Secretaries Kay Whittaker, Annie Ratsey-Woodroffe, Diana Fisher, Laura Thompson, Lindsey Sothcott, Melinda Henderson, Julie Hopkins
Administrators Anna Fraszczak, Colin Weeks
Housekeeping Team Jenny Dyer, Anna Pejas, Jane Etherton

Attached Staff

Health Visitors

The health visitors are employed by the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to care for young children in the practice. They are registered general nurses who have spent a further year training to help you and your family stay healthy and are available to offer help and advice. There are clinics for infant welfare and child development at all our surgeries on a regular basis and the health visitors may be contacted via any of our surgeries.


The midwife, with the GP and the obstetrician, looks after patients both before and after the birth of their baby, and cares for the baby for the first 10 days of life.

When pregnancy has been confirmed by the doctor, the patient is referred to the midwife for continuing care throughout. She will give information on how to contact her at any time.

Mental Health Worker

The CCG provides the services of the Primary Care Mental Health Team in the practice on a regular basis and patients may contact the team after discussion and advice from the GP. A leaflet will be given explaining their role and giving instructions on how to make an appointment with a mental health worker.


Physiotherapy is used for the treatment of most forms of pain, rehabilitation after injury or surgery, and advice on and re-education of posture. The physiotherapist can use many different treatments, which include mobilisation, manipulation, acupuncture, ultrasound, interferential and exercises. Physiotherapy services are available to our patients at St Mary's Hospital and, at certain times, in the practice. Patients must be referred by the GP.

District Nurses

A district or community nurse is a registered general nurse with a minimum of two years' experience as a qualified nurse and with a further year’s specialised training in community nursing. The team offers a 365 day service between 8.30am and 5.30pm to all age groups if there is difficulty in attending the surgery. Care is offered to the acutely ill, the long-term sick and people who wish to die at home. District nurses offer wound care, leg ulcer treatment, injections, advice on continence, diet and general health issues. Other aspects of the district nurse’s role involve teaching (patients, carers and staff), liaison with other health care professionals such as the Community Matron, referral to other agencies, and advocacy. You can contact a district nurse via any of our surgeries.


The Practice is approved by the Wessex Regional Post Graduate Medical Education Committee as a training practice for Doctors intending to become General Practitioners. These Doctors are fully qualified and we hope you will treat them as one of the team.

Medical students visit the practice from time to time. It would be appreciated if patients would consent to being seen by a student occasionally. As part of the training process, you may be asked whether you are happy for your consultation to be video-recorded. This is of great benefit to the doctor and the person being trained, but you are of course at liberty to decline if you wish.

Social Prescriber

Elisha Downes is a social prescriber working alongside our clinicians in the South Wight area helping you to improve your health and wellbeing.

If you are aged 18 or over, our social prescriber can give you time and support to listen in confidence to your needs and help you quickly access a range of local support and advice to help improve your health and wellbeing.

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