Blog Archive


Dr Joanne Brocklebank

Dr Brocklebank qualified from Liverpool in 2003. She worked at Leighton and Macclesfield, doing training jobs in general medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, pyschiatry and A&E. She joined Ashfields as a registrar in 2006 and became an associate doctor in 2007.


Dr Delon Bengtson

Dr Bengtson graduated in 1999 from the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.  He successfully completed his National Service where he worked within a small team of doctors providing essential medical care for surgical, medical and obstetric patients in a rural South African hospital.

In 2001, he emigrated to the UK and gained extensive experience in multiple specialities including medicine, surgery, A&E and psychiatry before settling into a staff grade post in psychiatry at Leighton Hospital in 2004.

His varied clinical practice made him ideally suited to enter the GP training programme in 2007 where he rotated through attachments in A&E, cardiology, obstetrics, paediatrics and urology.  Following successful completion of his training, he obtained a GP partnership in Crewe where he worked for five years before joint Ashfields in 2016.

His interest are in psychiatry, joint injection and musculoskeletal medicine.


Dr Linda Dickinson

Dr Dickinson qualified in Leeds in 1991.  Her training posts were in geriatrics, dermatology, obstetrics, gynaecology, paediatrics and casualty.  After completing her GP training in Huddersfield, she worked as a GP Partner in Leicestershire for 15 years before relocating to Cheshire with her family, where she worked in Crewe for four years.


Dr Simon Gowda

Dr Gowda qualified from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff. After spending time in hospital posts he enrolled on the GP training scheme and joined Ashfields as a full time salaried doctor in 2009. His interests include joint injections, community surgery including vasectomy, cancer and medical education.

He is the organiser of evening educational meetings at Ashfields. He is a GP tutor and mentor for medical students on placement at the practice as well as an OSCE and FPO examiner for the University of Manchester. He contributes clinical articles to GP magazine and is the author of  iMCQs in General Surgery, a  downloadable educational app which is aimed at medical students and junior doctors.  In 2019, Dr Gowda became the CQC registered manager for the practice.


Dr Stephanie Kelsall

Dr Kelsall qualified from Aberdeen University in June 2002.  She worked in hospitals in Inverness and Macclesfield before joining Ashfields in 2007.


Dr Sally Whittaker

Dr Whittaker qualified from Sheffield University Medical School in 2001. She worked in a number of hospitals in Sheffield, the last being Sheffield Children’s Hospital, before joining Ashfields in 2007.