Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Andrew Hopwood (M)

GP Partner

MBChB, MA, MRCGP – GMC No 4584030

Dr Hopwood Studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, before moving to Nottingham to train as a GP. He has been a GP since 2004.

In 2005-6 Dr Hopwood trained to do vasectomies in Derbyshire and since 2006 has performed approximately 70 vasectomies per year at his practice in Bramcote. He also has experience in minor surgery operations including excisions of lumps and bumps and steroid injections.

Dr Munish Bhuchar(M)

GP Partner

GMC- 6166408
MB ChB 2008 University of Birmingham 
MB ChB 2008 University of Birmingham 

Dr Nafisa Chowdhury (F)

GMC- 7051201
MB BS 2003 Dhaka University – GMC

Dr Chowdury joined the Bramcote team as a salaried GP in 2021.

Our Nursing Team


Practice Nurse


Healthcare Assistant


Healthcare Assistant

Our Practice Team

Pam Husband

Practice Manager

Lorraine Oakden

Reception Manager


Reception/Admin Staff


Reception/Admin Staff


Reception/Admin Staff


Reception/Admin Staff


Reception/Admin Staff 

Bramcote Surgery is part of the Nottingham West PCN

Primary Care Networks are focused on services within neighbourhoods. Together GP’s work with social care, pharmacists, mental health and other local health and care providers to deliver local services to the local population.

We have access to these staff who work for the PCN to support Bramcote Patients:

  • Mental Health Occupational Therapist, Amelia Thayer, works here on a Wednesday Morning.
  • Louis Minney is our Mental Health wellbeing coach, here on a Wednesday afternoon.
  • Lynette Worrall is our social prescriber, she will be working alongside other staff members to help patients.
  • We have a phlebotomist that is available for appointments every Tuesday and Friday for blood tests.
  • Cherendeep Sandhu is our Clinical Pharmacist and Leoni Mee works alongside her to help you with your medication needs.

We can refer to other local teams who are employed by the PCN.

Social Prescribing Link Workers and Health and Wellbeing Coaches take time to motivate and support people to make a change so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. Social Prescribers help with issues that cause strain, worry and low mood by listening to what’s important to the patient, helping explore solutions and agreeing an achievable plan. It makes a big difference to talk through goals with someone supportive and who is able to link with organisations that can help. Their practical and emotional support has helped hundreds of people in our communities increase their confidence and self-esteem by connecting them with other people, places and activities.

Wellness Coaches provide classes and one-to-one support for patients who want to be more active and explore new ways to they take care of themselves. Professional and experienced coaches focus on empowering people to be more mindful of the decisions they make and feel more control of their bodies.

Who are the Services for?

Social prescribers work with a wide range of people, from teenagers and independent retirees to working parents and residents of care homes.

The services are designed to ease those with complex social needs which affect their wellbeing, such as:

  • Families or patients who visit their GP and hospital very frequently.
  • People whose long-term health conditions aren’t being managed holistically.
  • Those who are not confident to manage their own health and need support to activate a more comfortable way of living.
  • Some with mild to moderate mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and low mood.
  • Any who would benefit from coaching to help change an element of their self-care behaviour.
  • Members of the community who are socially isolated, lonely or disconnected.
  • Anyone who is looking for support, guidance and motivation to make lifestyle changes.

How do the Services Work?

GPs, Nurses and Practice staff can refer people to this free and confidential service. A Social Prescriber will then arrange a time with the patient for a conversation. The Link Workers offer support ranging from 6 to 12 interventions over a 3 month period.

Patients can also ask to sign up to group classes and exercise sessions.

Health and Wellbeing Coaches particularly work with patients with Diabetes or pre-Diabetes and respiratory conditions. They provide structured coaching sessions during one-to-one and group classes to help people take a more active role in their own health.

This can help patients to:

  • Reduce their risk of becoming ill.
  • Improve how they manage their chronic conditions.
  • Feel empowered to make positive decisions.
  • Help their body to use insulin better.
  • Improve their blood glucose and lower their blood pressure.