The Burnhams Surgery

The Burnhams Surgery

Drs Gorrod, Brudenell, Caswell and Ince

Practice Manager: Mrs Tania Goodliffe

Church Walk
Burnham Market
Norfolk, PE31 8DH
Reception: 01328 737000
Dispensary: 01328 737002
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The Practice Personnel

This Practice aims to provide quality healthcare to our Patients in the communities around Burnham Market.

The General Practitioners

We have four GPs working in partnership

In addition we are a training practice and have qualified doctors who are completing their specialist training within general practice working within the practice (see below)

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Dr. Sarah Gorrod

Dr. Sarah Gorrod MB BS (1987) Royal Free Hospital London Responsibility for the Asthma Clinic, Cardiac Clinic and Family Planning

Dr. Marcus Brudenell

Dr. Marcus Brudenell MB BS FRCS (1990) University College Middx. Responsibility for Men's Health and Minor Ops.

Dr. Helen Caswell

Dr. Helen Caswell MB BS MRCGP (1986) Royal Free Hospital, London Specialises: Children, Maternity and Contraception

Dr. David Ince

Dr David Ince MB BS (1998) MRCGP DRCOG Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London. GP Trainer.


The Practice Nurses

Sister in Charge Carole Ransom Sister in Charge Carole RansomSenior Sister Carole Ransom (left). Our Practice Nurses are available, by appointment, for Surgery nursing/care procedures such as treatments and dressings, ear syringing, vaccinations and immunisations, blood pressure readings, cervical smears and advice on minor illness. They will also give advice on preventative health care and are involved in the various Clinics run by The Practice. You do not need a referral by the Doctor to see a Practice Nurse.

Nursing Team

  • Sister Carole Ransom
  • Sister Alison Freeland
  • Sister Gill Beauchamp
  • Sister Holly Allen

Working alongside our nurses is our phlebotomist, Alison Harrowing 'Playford'. She is available to take blood weekday mornings, Monday to Thursday and also carries out new patient checks, blood pressure checks and ECGs under the supervision of the nursing staff.

The Community Nurses

Lead District Nurse Helene Sullivan Lead District Nurse Helene Sullivan Lead nurse is Sister Helene Sullivan. The Community Nursing Team can be contacted at the surgery and there is no need for patients to be referred by a Doctor. If you, a relative or friend, need the services of the Nursing Team at home, please contact the Nurses through Reception at the Surgery during opening hours and arrangements can be made to visit. Services provided by the Team are home treatments, health promotion, advice, elderly assessments, falls assessments and presentations, referrals to other medical professionals when needed.

Community Nursing Team

  • Sister Helene Sullivan 
  • Community Matron Annette Powell 

Health Visitor

The Health Visitor is a registered general nurse with specialist training in family health needs. A Health Visitor provides house visits ante-natally and after the birth of the baby to offer support around re-adjustment to parenthood, feeding, weening and any other issues arising. In addition, support is available for contraception, bereavement, smoking cessation, relationship issues, depression and benefit claims to name but a few. The Health Visitor also provides on-going support and co-ordination of services for a child with special needs.  She can be contacted through reception on 01328 737000.



Podiatry is treatment of the lower limb and includes bio-mechanical gait analysis, nail surgery and specialist foot care. Referral to see our Podiatrist, can be through your GP or the Nursing Staff. 

General Practice Training

The surgery is approved by the East of England Postgraduate Deanery to train general practitioners.  Dr Ince is the approved trainer and our GP Registrars work under his and the other GPs direct supervision.

All our registrars are qualified doctors often with a large amount of experience both in hospital and GP settings who are completing their final postgraduate training in general practice before being licenced to practice independently.

Our current registrar is Dr Sakir Ahmed who will be with us from December 2015 until June 2016.


The team is led by our Practice Manager, Mrs Tania Goodliffe, who is assisted by her PA/Medical Secretary Philippa Arnold and Ronny Paine as Medical Secretary.

The Practice Administration Team is involved in all aspects of keeping the Practice running smoothly, dealing with its financial affairs, looking after the Partners' administration needs and helping patients with all non-medical aspects of their care. You can contact, through Reception, members of the Administration Team for matters to do with business, the administration, or any problem you may encounter at the Surgery. There is a complaints procedure in place upon which the Team will give advice. A request to view your Patient Record should also be made through this Office.

The Team also liaises with the Clinical Commissioning Group, Hospital Consultants, Social Services, Local Councils and Insurance Companies on behalf of the Practice, the Doctors and the Patients.


The Reception Team are available during opening hours and initially deal with all appointments and enquiries whether by 'phone or letter before referring to the appropriate medical professional or member of the administrative staff. They receive and collate all hospital tests and keep record systems up-to-date. You can, if you wish, ask Reception for results of any test you might have had before seeing your Doctor. They can also explain to you the systems of care/treatment in place at the Surgery and they keep you informed of your regular appointments (if any) at the clinics. Our Team, led by Receptionist Manager Sharon Wagg are dedicated professionals who receive training in their chosen field.

 Reception Team

  • Sharon Wagg - Reception Manager
  • Laura Buchanan
  • Lindsey Watson



The Dispensary Department is led by Dispensary Manager Rowena Bix, the trained Dispensary Team will, if you wish, supply the medicines prescribed to you by your Doctor (see Prescriptions). This service is provided to Patients living more than 1 mile from Burnham Market. Those within this limit have the services of Sands Pharmacy in Burnham Market.

Dispensing Team

  • Rowena Bix- Manager
  • Amanda Dodman
  • Naomi Walden
  • Sarah Rich 
  • Charlotte Harris
  • Claire Speirs
  • Amber Johnston

Other Staff

Brenda Curl - Cleaner

Stephen Bradford - Cleaner

Barry Shaw - Gardener/handyman


Patients Participation Group

We also have a Patients Participation Group chaired by Mike Strong. It's aims are to give support to the Practice and promote Patient's needs and interests. Anyone wishing to make an approach to the Group should do so through Mike Strong(seen left) through the surgery management team.