Our Staff at Lydden Surgery
Dr. Darren P. Cocker, MBBS DRCOG MRCGP
The senior partner. Dr. Darren P. Cocker trained at Guy’s & St. Thomas’s. Prior to joining us in October 2005 he was a GP in Weybridge for eight years.
Dr. Tamsin Fordham, BSc (Hons) MBBS DRCOG MRCGP
Dr. Tamsin Fordham attended medical school in Nottingham and trained locally as a GP. She joined the practice in January 2019 and became a partner in July 2019.
Dr. Sara Nasir, MRCGP MBBS
Dr. Sara Nasir completed her MBBS in Pakistan in 2002 and came to the UK in 2005. She completed her GP training in East Kent in 2016 and worked as a GP in Ashford prior to joining us in November 2020.
Mrs. Wendy Yambo
Mrs. Wendy Yambo is the Practice Manager having joined us from Wye Surgery in December 2012. Wendy has worked in General Practice since 2000 and as a Manager within the NHS for over 18 years. Wendy served as the Practice Manager Representative for South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group for 18 months, has completed the Practice Managers Diploma, is AAT qualified and has completed the NHS England General Practice Improvement Leaders Programme. Wendy assisted in the development of a local GP federation and worked as their General Manager alongside her Practice Management role until deciding to focus on the Practice. Wendy is currently the Finance Lead Manager for the Primary Care Network in which Lydden Surgery is a member. Wendy has a keen interest in patient satisfaction, training and development.
Mrs. Liane Danson, RGN Level 1, Dip.N. Nurse Prescriber
Mrs. Liane Danson has been our Senior Practice Nurse/Nurse Prescriber since 2001. Prior to joining us Liane was a Nurse Prescriber at Buckland Hospital. Liane is expanding her role and has completed her Advanced Clinical Assessment and Examination Qualification. From January 2018 she will be assessing patients in Open Surgery.
Senior Practice Nurse
Mrs. Lynne Smythe, RGN Level 2
Mrs. Lynne Smythe joined us as our second Practice Nurse in June 2006. Prior to that Lynne was a nurse in the Day Hospital at Buckland Hospital.
Mrs. Ann Harkett, RGN Level 1
Mrs. Ann Harkett joined us as our third Practice Nurse in January 2018. She is in charge of chronic disease management and infection control.
Jayne qualified as a HCA in 2016.
Our practice secretary is Niki and she is supported by Nicola, our administrator.
Victoria is our Reception Supervisor and the reception team are Helen, Deborah, Ruth, Alice and Stella.
All our admin staff have previous experience working in Primary Care and/or Secondary Care.
Lisa Harrison is our Dispensary Manager and Sophie, Lucy and Sebastian are our dispensers.