Management & Supervising Team

Paula Martin

Days at Practice:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays

Date Joined

December 2014

Special Responsibilities
  • Practice Manager
Additional Details

I am responsible for the day to day operational running of the Practice. I also ensure that practice resources are fully optimised and that the administrative systems for the practice operate effectively and efficiently.

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Jackie Holyoake

Days at Practice:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday mornings and Fridays

Date Joined

January 2003

Special Responsibilities
  • IT Manager
Additional Details

I originally joined the practice in 1985 and after 16 years left in 2001 to join an IT company as a Systems Trainer. I returned to Poplar Grove Practice in 2003 as the IT Manager and am responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of IT, data quality of medical records, and procurement of IT software and hardware. I am also responsible for training all staff on the effective use of the computer systems. I live in Aylesbury with my daughter and my hobbies include trips to the theatre, eating out and DIY.

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Debbie Midgely

Days at Practice:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Date Joined

January 1995

Special Responsibilities
  • Buildings Facilities Manager
Additional Details

I am responsible for the day to day supervision and management of our building and grounds on behalf of the Partners and Landlord.

I ensure that the practice is fit for purpose in accordance with agreed rules and regulations. We are extremely lucky to have a purpose built health care facility and a safe place to work and visit.

I report directly to the Landlord, Partners and Practice Manager.

When I am not at work I live in Granborough and have done so for the last 6 years. I love the countryside especially as I have dogs. My hobbies are walking, volunteering for the BTO (British Trust of Ornithology) by ringing birds and surveying nests, knitting and watercolour painting.

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Sue Thomson

Days at Practice:

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Date Joined

December 2014

Special Responsibilities
  • HR Manager
Additional Details

I am responsible for HR within the practice, reporting to the Practice Manager as necessary.

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Michelle James

Days at Practice:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Date Joined

February 2020

Special Responsibilities
  • Finance Manager

Processing, reviewing and keeping track of the Practice finances and budgets for the GP Partners. Payroll and pensions administration. Mentoring 1 HCA staff member who is also finance trained.

Additional Details

I have worked within Finance for over 20 years, since leaving school in the late 90’s. I am thoroughly enjoying working for and learning about how the NHS operates. My personal interests include eating out, shopping and watching true crime documentaries. I also have a keen interest in interior design. Badminton, cycling and roller skating with my 3 children are some of my favourite activities.

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Vicki Parker

Days at Practice:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Date Joined

November 2020

Special Responsibilities
  • Primary Care Network & Strategy Manager

My role is split over 5 days. 3 days will be managing the requirements of the Primary Care Network (PCN) contracts and 2 days working for Poplar Grove Practice on long, medium & short term strategic plans (this includes things like; the Covid-19 vaccination programme & future planning for population growth).

Additional Details

I have now worked for the NHS for 6 years and live in Aylesbury with my partner Andy. In my spare time I enjoy walking, socialising and going to the gym.

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Fiona Taylor

Days at Practice:

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

Date Joined

November 2010

Special Responsibilities
  • IT Deputy Support
  • Admin Supervisor 
Additional Details

I have worked at Poplar Grove Practice for 10 years, originally starting as a part-time receptionist, moving into a secretarial role and the last few years becoming a supervisor in both Reception & upstairs with the secretaries. Having been off for 9 months I am now currently in training with the IT Manager.

When I am not at work, I live with my partner and our daughter in Oxfordshire. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and getting creative in Graphic Design & Spatial Design.

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Jan Spacagna

Days at Practice:

Monday to Friday afternoons

Date Joined

August 2014

Special Responsibilities
  • Reception Supervisor (Mon - Fri PM)
Additional Details

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Dawn Tipping

Days at Practice:

Monday to Friday

Date Joined

August 2012

Special Responsibilities
  • Secretary Supervisor
  • Reception Supervisor (Tuesday AM) 
Additional Details

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