Meet The Team


Dr Yellop

Dr Lisa Yellop

BMedSci, BM BS, MRCGP, DFFP, DRCOG, Dip Practical Dermatology, Dip Cardiology (Senior Partner)

Dr Yellop qualified from Nottingham University in 1994, aged 23. She spent 6 years working in hospital medicine both in Nottingham and Sheffield.

She then decided to train as a GP, completing this in 1999, when she initially joined College Lane Surgery as a salaried GP. She became a full time partner in November 2000. In recent years she has achieved diploma qualifications in Dermatology and Cardiology. 

Dr Yellop now works part time to fulfill her non medical duties as wife and mother.

Dr Myerscough

Dr Jordache Myerscough

BSc, MBChB (Leeds), PGDip (Urol), PGCert (Pall Care), PGCE (MedEd), MRCGP (Partner)

Dr Myerscough completed his medical degree at The University of Leeds in 2007. After working in Australia soon after qualification he completed his junior doctor training posts in West Yorkshire before entering the local GP training scheme, with his final year of GP training at College Lane Surgery in 2013-14.

He joined the surgery as a Salaried GP after completing his training and became a Partner in February 2015.

Dr Myerscough is Clinical Director of Wakefield Health Alliance South PCN encompassing six Practices in the south of Wakefield District.

He is a GP trainer and has postgraduate qualifications in Palliative Care, Urology and Education.

Outside of work, he enjoys food, drink, travel, enjoying the outdoors with his dog and dusts off the rugby boots once a year as Vice President of Leeds Medic and Dentists Rugby Club.

Dr Platford

Dr Edward Platford

MB ChB, BSc Pharm, PGCert (EDPC), MRCGP Leeds, 2007 (Partner)

Dr Platford became a partner in April 2016. He worked initially as a Salaried GP from May 2015. Dr Platford has special interests in Minor Surgery, Musculoskeletal Medicine and Joint Injections. He is also the lead for learning disabilities and mental health.

Dr Platford is a GP Trainer at the practice and takes an active role in training GP registrars outside the practice. He is also the lead for our 1st and 2nd Year medical students. Outside of work he is an accomplished pianist and enjoys reading, gardening, golf, rugby and spending time with his family. 

Dr Richardson

Dr Adam Richardson

MBChB (Birmingham 2010), PgDip ENT, MRCGP (Partner)

Dr Richardson completed his medical degree at The University of Birmingham in 2010. He completed his junior doctor training posts in West Yorkshire before entering the local GP training scheme, with his final year of GP training at College Lane Surgery.

He joined the surgery as a Salaried GP in August 2015.

Dr Richardson is the Child Safeguarding Lead for the practice and is involved in undergraduate medial and nursing education. He assists in the training of the FY2 doctors and GP Registrars during their placements with us. 

Dr Richardson has a postgraduate diploma in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) and this is one of his special interests.

Dr Richardson became a partner on the 1st September 2018.

Dr Farrelly

Dr Rebecca Farrelly

BSc, MBChB, MRCGP (Partner)

Dr Farrelly graduated from the University of Leeds in 2009, and completed her GP training in Wakefield and Pontefract in 2014. She joined College Lane Surgery as a salaried GP in March 2020.

She has an interest in Respiratory Medicine, and is training to be a GP trainer.

Outside of work she enjoys the cinema, bellringing, running and singing in a choir.

Dr Farrelly became a partner on the 1st April 2021. 

Dr Dee Pollard

Dr Dee Pollard

MBBS, MRCGP (Salaried GP)

Dr Pollard graduated from Hull York Medical School in 2012 and completed her GP training in the Dewsbury, Wakefield and Pontefract area in 2018. She joined College Lane Surgery as a Salaried GP in January 2022.

Outside of work, Dr Pollard enjoys cooking, gardening, practising yoga and meditation, and spending time with her family.

Dr Bethanie Ragsdell

Dr Bethanie Ragsdell

Dr Bethanie Ragsdell

MBChB, MRCGP (Salaried GP)

Dr Ragsdell is a Salaried GP and started working at College Lane Surgery in February 2022. She also spent some of her time training at College Lane Surgery.

Dr Ragsdell graduated from the University of Manchester in 2015 and completed her foundation training in Oldham in 2017.

She moved to the Wakefield area to work at The Prince of Wales Hospice for 18 months and this was the start of her love for the area.

She completed GP training in the Dewsbury, Wakefield and Pontefract scheme in February 2022.

Dr Ragsdell also works two days a week as a Clinical Educational Facilitator at Hull University for Hull York Medical School.

In her spare time Dr Ragsdell enjoys playing badminton, dance and enjoys good food with friends and family.

Dr Bethany Miller

Dr Bethany Miller

Dr Bethany Miller

Dr Matthew Rodway

Dr Matthew Roday

Dr Matthew Rodway

MBChB, MRCGP (Salaried GP)

Dr Rodway graduated from Leeds Medical School in 2012 and completed his GP training in the Dewsbury, Wakefield and Pontefract scheme in 2017.  He worked for a short spell at College Lane Surgery in 2013 as part of his training and returned as a salaried GP in August 2023.  

Dr Rodway has an additional interest in joint injections.

Outside of work he enjoys many sports including mountain biking, football, golf, as well as spending his spare time with his family and undertaking DIY projects.  He also volunteers at a church local to him in Bradford.

Dr Alekhya Mamidanna

GP Registrar - Started August 2022

Dr Malik Zohaib Ahmad

GP Registrar - Started February 2023

Dr Fadi Gasmi

GP Registrar - Started September 2023

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Sara Hafidh

Mrs Sara Hafidh

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Sara graduated in 2013 from Hertfordshire University with a masters in pharmacy, worked in community pharmacy as a superintendent pharmacist and was also a part owner of another pharmacy.

In September 2016 she began to work part time in general practice and then became a non medical prescriber in 2017.

She became an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in November 2019 and is currently completing her second masters in advanced clinical practice at Huddersfield University.

Outside work, she is a mum of two, enjoys swimming, socialising with family and friends and cooking.


Our Practice Nurse team provide care and advice for a range of health issues such as family planning, immunisations, cervical smear tests, medication reviews, cardiovascular and healthy living advice, blood pressure checks, heart disease monitoring, prostate therapy injections, dressings and suture removal and ear care. 

The practice nurses review and monitor all long-term conditions. 

Beverley Patrick-Booth

Mrs Beverley Patrick-Booth

Practice Nurse Manager

Jane Diggle

Jane Diggle

Mrs Jane Diggle

BSc (Hons) RGN

Specialist Diabetes Nurse Practitioner 

She is Editor-in-Chief for Diabetes and Primary Care Journal and a committee member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society. She writes articles on practical aspects of diabetes care for health care colleagues as well as speaking regularly at national conferences on aspects of diabetes management.

In her spare time her hobbies include cooking, spending time with her family and walking her rather hungry but lazy cocker spaniel!

Zoie Caudle

Miss Zoie Caudle

Practice Nurse

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare Assistants may provide a range of services for our patients including, phlebotomy (blood sampling), BP monitoring, 24 hour BP equipment monitoring, new patient health checks, cardiovascular health checks, ECG heart tracing tests, spirometry and minor surgery sssisting with a Doctor.

Healthcare Assistants who have had extended training can also give pneumonia, flu vaccinations, B12 injections and undertake ear syringing plus dressings and suture removal.

Hannah Hunter

Mrs Hannah Hunter

Healthcare Assistant

Kirsty Ward

Miss Kirsty Ward

Healthcare Assistant

Donna Thomas

Mrs Donna Harling

Healthcare Assistant

Louise Mills

Mrs Louise Mills


Practice Management

Kirsty Farrar

Mrs Kirsty Farrar

PgDip, Dip (HR), Dip (Ops), MIHM

Practice Manager

I work closely with the partners in the strategic development of the practice. My role includes all aspects of the business including finance, human resources, estates, complaints and service development. 

I provide an interface between partners, clinical and non-clinical staff, patients and NHS Wakefield in delivering excellence in primary care. 

If you would like to comment on any aspect of our services or practice please contact me.

Emma Woodall

Mrs Emma Woodall

Deputy Practice Manager

Sara Thackray

Ms Sara Thackray

Education & Estates Manager

Administration Lead, Wakefield Primary Care Workforce & Training HUB

Sara is the lead person for all education and development at College Lane Surgery. Coordinating a huge number of learners who include:

Advanced Training Practice, Student Nursing, GP Nurse Ready, Apprentice HCA placements and administration with Health Education England and Wakefield General Practices.

Sara organises the Mentorship training and development of practices in Wakefield for all these schemes.

GP Registrar, Foundation Doctors, Undergraduate Medical Student Doctors.

Sara is an excellent administrator and ensures everyone is in the right place at the right time with the right people.

Staff Development.

Coordinating all employees training and development to ensure we meet our mandatory training and organising outside training.


The reception team leaders coordinate the activities of the reception team, patient services and clinical appointment organisation. They are a resource to support both the patients and staff here at the Practice. 

The reception team includes 10 members of staff working at both Ackworth and Thorpe Audlin. Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries.

Receptionists will assist in dealing with any queries or re-directing these to the appropriate person. Receptionists coordinate requests for home visits, appointments and telephone consultations. 

They also perform other important tasks such as processing repeat prescriptions and prescription enquiries and results information. They administer all incoming correspondence. In addition they arrange ambulance transportation, deal with insurance reports, patient records and practice audits. 

Jill Nicholls

Mrs Jill Nicholls

Reception Manager

The General Practice Awards GP Receptionist of the Year 2021

Lindsey Gittins

Mrs Lindsey Gittins

Deputy Reception Team Leader

The General Practice Awards Receptionist of the Year 2021 - Jill Nicholls
Jill Nicholls
College Lane Surgery at The General Practice Awards 2021

Team Activities

Park Run
Park Run 2
3 Peaks Challenge
Scarecrow Festival
Hannah Hunter Nursing Award
Health Promotion Open Day - Mental Health