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Maywood Partners

Dr Alison Esslemont

GP Partner

MB ChB 1990 University of Bristol, MRCGP, DRCOGAlison Esslemont

Special Interests - Women's and Children's Health

I am a Bristol graduate and completed my training in Sussex where I have remained and enjoyed General Practice for over 20 years, the majority of which have been spent at Maywood.  The has been a rewarding journey enriched by wonderful colleagues and a very committed team.

I enjoy the full breadth of general practice and am involved in training final year Medical Students and newly qualified doctors.  I also have a particular interest in women’s health, dementia and end of life care.

I am married to a local urologist and we have 4 children moving through teenage years.  I enjoy exploring the countryside running (recently running my first marathon) and for brain training a bit of bridge!

Dr Graham Goodband

Dr GrahamGP Partner

BM MRCGP BSc (Southampton 1999) DRCOP

Special Interests - Dermatology and Minor Operations


I trained at Southampton University Medical School qualifying in 1999, following which, I did a variety of jobs in the South and South West including orthopaedics, colorectal surgery, gastroenterology, elderly care, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and A+E. During my time in hospital I achieved a diploma from the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and was lucky enough to be able to work with a dermatologist seeing outpatients and gained valuable experience in a variety of skin problems. I became a GP trainee at Maywood in 2003 and gained my Membership of the Royal College of General Practice. As well as being a full time GP, I have an active role in teaching both hospital junior doctors during their placements in general practice and also GP trainees in their final year of training.


I am married to a heart failure nurse specialist and we live in a village to the north of Chichester with our 3 children. I enjoy walking, photography, playing the guitar (badly) and all sports, especially golf although making the time to “get out there” is always a challenge.

Dr Nick Sheppard

Dr NickGP Partner


Having grown up in Chichester I went to university at St George's Hospital in London. Following qualification from medical school in 2010 I worked at St Thomas' Hospital also in London.

I then Started my GP training in 2012 at St Richard's in Chichester and worked for a year at Southbourne Surgery before joining Maywood in 2015 as a GP.

I have an interest in training and often supervise the medical students and junior doctors at the surgery.

Outside of work I am married and have two children who keep me busy and have a keen interest in sport.

Maywood GP's

Dr Sally Coe


I completed my medical training at St Georges University of London, and graduated in 2005. My junior doctor rotations bought me to West Sussex in 2007, with the intention of returning to London after a year. However I rapidly realised life was infinitely better by the coast and decided to stay for my GP training. I joined the Maywood team in 2010 as a registrar, and at the end of my year long training post I never left!

I enjoy the variety of general practice, but have a particular interest in the areas of women's health, family planning and mental health.  Away from the surgery I am kept busy by my little boy, and enjoy family walks in our beautiful local countryside as well as having a passion for music festivals!

Dr Sarah Martindale


I graduated from Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London in 2007.

During my final year as a medical student I spent 4 months in St. Richards Hospital and fell in love with Chichester and the surrounding area.  After working as a junior doctor in London for a year I moved down to West Sussex to continue my training to become a GP.

I joined the team at Maywood in 2013 and thoroughly enjoy the diversity that general practice offers.

I have a particular interest in women’s health and hold a diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology.  I am currently working to further this by completing a diploma in sexual health and family planning.

Dr Emily McKitterick

Dr EmilyMB BS 1993 University of Newcastle upon Tyne

I qualified from Newcastle University in 1993.

 I spent a number of years working in hospitals throughout the country before choosing to become a GP in 2000.

Because of my hospital experience, I have an interest in General Medicine but also in the areas of mental health and the management of chronic pain.

Dr Sandhia Joseph

Dr SandhiaMB BS 1999 University of Kerala

Qualified as a doctor from Kerala university, India  in 1997. I then worked in Paediatric for 3 years and completed membership and diploma examination from Royal college of Paediatrics London. Trained as a GP under London deanery, completed membership examination in general practice in 2007. I have completed the diploma in family planning and sexual health. My special interests are in Paediatrics and women’s health.

I live with husband and 3 children in Chichester and enjoy spending time with family, reading, baking and travelling. I love and enjoy being part of the wonderful team in Maywood.

Outside work, I spend most of my spare time running around after my three delightful, but active, children and socialising.

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