Learn about our Programme Directors and the wealth of knowledge and experience they bring to CRESH.

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Dr Mike Waldron

I have been a GP in Crawley for over twenty years. For twelve years I was a tutor for medical students from St George’s Hospital and I took my MRCGP rather late in my career in 2008! I then went on to complete my GP Trainer training in 2010.

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I had the pleasure of joining the local GP STS training team in March 2013 as a temporary position which has now been made permanent. I am based at Coachmans Practice in Broadfield Crawley which is a busy training practice.

Outside of General Practice and GP Training you will find me enjoying life with my two Rhoedsian Ridgeback dogs, riding my motorcycle or cooking. I am married to Helen, who shares my love of the dogs but not the motorcycle. We share our lives with three nearly grown children who keep us busy as a taxi service!

I look forward to working with everyone on the GP STS during the coming years.

Dr Pippa Woolner

I have been a training programme director since 2009 and do this role alongside working as a salaried GP in Crawley.

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I went to Birmingham Medical School and then trained in hospital medicine before moving into general practice. I enjoy the challenges of juggling work and family life.


Dr Terry Conaty

I have been a Programme Director since 2004. I have been involved in vocational training in East Surrey since the early 1990s as a Trainer.

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I have just retired as senior partner at my training practice in Smallfield, just to the east of Gatwick airport. I will continue to have a role in clinical practice but to a lesser degree.

Prior to my appointment as Programme Director I have been involved with the local PCG and PCT and with the InPS computer user group. I am married to Clare who has retired from her role as a teacher at a school in Reigate and have two children who have recently completed their university educations.

Dr Anita Raina

I have been a Programme Director since February 2018. I was previously a trainee on the CRESH GP Specialist Training Scheme

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I am a GP partner at Smallfield Surgery in Horley and an Appraiser for NHS England South.  I have been a Programme director since February 2018. It seems like coming home to me as I trained in the CRESH VTS scheme. Before joining this post as a PD, I was a clinical lead at the East Surrey CCG.

General Practice provides me the clinical diversity and continuity of care which I enjoy. My special interests are Diabetes, Minor Surgery with joint injections and Family planning. I am trained as a Family planning trainer. I have been involved in several community based projects like making East Surrey a dementia Friendly community,  establishing a diabetes forum for the local clinicians and  Altogether better with Practice Champions.

Education is at the core of all my activities. I am a constant learner as I continue to learn by teaching from the school students who aspire to be doctors to medical students, Physician associate students, Foundation doctors and GP trainees.

I live in Brockham with my husband, three children and a dog, Outside medicine I enjoy reading and experimenting with cooking using different gadgets with the current favourite being Thermomix.


If you have any questions, feel free to call one of the CRESH team …

01737 231722


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