GPs & Nurse Practitioners

Both our GP’s (General Practitioners) and NP’s (Nurse Practitioners) work here as a team and communicate regularly to ensure good clinical care and offering continuity of care to our patients.

Members of the team are:

Nurse Practitioners

These are trained nurses who have completed a specific degree course to extend their role to include examining, diagnosing and treating, including prescribing, for a wide range of common health conditions. More advanced care of long term health conditions e.g. diabetes, prevention of coronary heart disease and referring to hospitals and specialists.

 Carol Sears BSc NP Dip, RN, RM, OND NMC-77Y1268E

Carol trained at the Middlesex Hospital. She has worked in general practice nursing for more than 20 years, prior to that as a midwife. She was one of the first nurses in the UK to undertake the extended nurse prescribing course. She has a special interest in all aspects of primary care and hypertension management. She is a Queens Nurse and also the clinical director of the practice.

Julie Belton MSc BSc NP dip, RN, RM NMC-83J1886E

Julie trained at Kent and Canterbury hospital as an RGN in 1983.  She has extensive experience in primary care working as a Nurse Practitioner. She spent 11 years working in quality and practice development, improving service Provision for patients and public.

She is a the Operational Director of the practice.

Joanne Robinson BSc (Hons) NP, RN NMC-89E0989E

Jo trained at Dorset & Salisbury College of Nursing and initially specialised in Burns and Plastics. She has worked in General Practice in Buckinghamshire for 8 years as a  practice Nurse and as a Nurse Practitioner since 2006. She is an independent and supplementary prescriber. She is also our safeguarding lead and on the senior management team.

Maria Yates NMC- 79Y2246E

Maria has worked at Cuckoo Lane previously on a Friday afternoon only. Since she stopped  being a Community Matron in Ealing she has been doing a few more clinics.

Karen Taylor M.A, PgDip Law, PgDip ANP, Dip Professional Studies in Nursing, RGN  NMC- 82Y1098E

Karen trained in Devon and qualified in 1985.  She has worked in many locations delivering nursing services in primary care. Now qualified as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and is enjoying this role immensely.

Stephen Ward RN(A) DipN (Lond) MFEN  NMC 06i0195e

Stephen undertook his nurse training at St Bartholomew School of Nursing, City University, London qualifying in 2006. Stephens early background is in Emergency Nursing however has worked across several areas including ENT, Care of the elderly and the Prison Service.

Special interests are in Care of Older Person, Palliative care and Mental Health. Stephen is a Supplementary / Independent Prescriber.

Helen Ward MSc,BSc Hons,RGN,RCN NP Diploma, PGCEA, PG Cert NMC-85C1610E

Helen trained at Barts Hospital in London and has previously worked in a Chiswick Practice and a Walk-In centre for Minor Illnesses. She is also currently working as a principal lecturer in advanced nursing and prescribing at London’s South Bank University.



Our GPs compliment the Nurse Practitioners with their own clinical interests, expanding the skill mix of the team. They work a dedicated number of sessions a week.

Dr Adebowale Adesanoye GMC-5204469

Dr Adesanoye trained in Nigeria then as a GP in UK. He has been a valuable member of the team at Cuckoo Lane since 2008.

Dr Christina Lucas GMC-2580625

Dr Lucas has been working at Cuckoo Lane since 2014 and has previously worked for many years in other local surgeries.