Our Staff


Dr Ruwani Siriwardena

Dr Siriwardena qualified at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She also holds the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Diploma of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Masters in Public Health from University College Dublin. She is the practice clinical lead for older people.

GP Partner

Dr Samantha Cowee

Dr Samantha A Plagaro Cowee. MBBS equiv; FRCS Edinburgh; MRCGP; Diploma in Sports Medicine Bath University. After qualifying as a doctor in Tenerife in 1993, Dr Cowee came over to the UK and has been working in the NHS since. She spent many years in hospital medicine, in particular A&E medicine. It was back in 2003 that she made the change into General practice and has remained in this field since. Her specialist interests are the musculoskeletal system, sport injuries and more recently acupuncture specially for musculoskeletal problems.

GP Partner

Dr Paul Cairns

Dr Cairns grew up in Cambridge and went to Birmingham University Medical School. He did a series of A+E and surgical jobs in the West Midlands, North Wales, and Cambridge, before commencing GP training in Bury St Edmunds. Dr Cairnsqualified as a GP in 2010. He is a Recognised Clinical Teacher at Cambridge University and has been actively involved with the teaching of Graduate Students. He continues to enjoy performing Minor Surgery at MMP.

Dr Richard Wilson

Graduated from Glasgow University 1985. Dr Wilson worked as GP partner in North East Essex for 27 years and moved to the Cambridge area as his wife, and children work here. In Essex Dr Wilson was a GP trainer and Programme Director for Specialist Training of Junior Doctors on the GP training scheme in Colchester. He took partial retirement this year, but continues to enjoy working as a GP two days per week at Monkfield Medical Practice.

Dr Madeleine Lameris

Dr Lameris qualified from Norwich Medical School in 2007. She worked in hospital medicine and qualified with Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2011 before completing the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2014. She has an interest in Women's healthcare, and has a Diploma with the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive healthcare, acting as the Contraception and Menopause lead at the Practice. She works part time as the Curriculum lead for the General Practice component of Cambridge University's Medical Degree and is in the process of completing her Masters in Medical Education.

Currently on Maternity Leave

Dr Amber Ali

Dr Ali graduated from King Edward Medical University,Pakistan. After her graduation, she moved to UK and has been working in NHS since. She became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2018 and holds a Diploma (DFSRH) in sexual and reproductive health. Her other area of interest is managing patients with Diabetes and she works part time at West Suffolk Hospital diabetes department. Outside her work, she enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.

Dr Janani Jayawardena

Started at the practice on 30th April 2019.

Dr Syeda Robbani

Joined the practice in July 2020

Nurse Practitioners

Ruth Dean


Alison Hutchcraft

I qualified as a nurse in 2000 and since then have worked in a number of a clinical settings including the hospital, community and I have been a practice nurse for nearly 7 years now. I enjoy all aspects of primary care.

Paula Shaw

Paula has been registered as a nurse since 1988, a practice nurse for the past 9 years and she has additional qualifications in contraception and sexual health and diabetes.

Barbara Sardu

Joined the practice in June 2020

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Practice Management

Hannah Crisford

Practice Management - Hannah has been with the Surgery since 2016 having spent 14 years with a local Police Force, where she managed Reception Services, and then moved on to and qualified in Human Resources, Health & Safety and also Occupational Health Management. She is responsible for and developing the work of a GP surgery, ensuring that the practice runs efficiently for patients, and staff. This involves managing Finance, IT, H&S, Staff, Contracts Communications, Service Delivery, and also developing the practice according to local need.

Debbie Hoy

Assistant Practice Manager

I joined the practice at the very beginning in 2001. I have seen many changes over the years and quite a lot of new faces. I have done most jobs within the practice but have specialised in dealing with the accounts/finance and scheduling of the clinical staff.

Shilpa Eshwaraiah

Assistant Practice Manager

Patient Services Team

Nicola, Diane, Linda, Carole, Katie, Sarah, Fiona, Dawn

Note Summarisers

Bridget, Alison

Practice Management

Carol Lythell

Business Administration Assistant