Hobs Moat Medical Centre
Ulleries Road, Solihull, B92 8ED
Tel: 0121 742 5211     Fax: 0121 722 8000     Out of Hours: 111
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Meet The Practice Team  

Dr Stephen Cowles MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Stephen Cowles MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP

General Medical Council Number – 2732996

I have been at the practice since November 1987 having qualified at Birmingham University Medical school in 1981. I then worked in hospitals around Birmingham before coming to Hobs Moat after working for a time in Australia.

I am a GP trainer, helping to teach newly qualified GP registrars. Whilst enjoying the whole breadth of General Practice I have specialist interests in child health and development (and am a child health surveillance trainer), asthma and chest medicine and minor surgery. 

When I can escape my wife and children I’m afraid you will find me on the golf course or at Villa Park!

Dr Brian Crichton B.Sc(Hons), MBChB, FRCGP, Cert DC
Dr Brian Crichton B.Sc(Hons), MBChB, FRCGP, Cert DC

General Medical Council Number – 3360042

I started in General Practice in 1991, after qualifying in Biochemistry and Chemistry at Manchester University (1st class hons) and then going on to qualify in Medicine at Birmingham University. I undertook my postgraduate training in West Midlands, having worked in Sutton Coldfield, Kidderminster and Queen Elizabeth / Selly Oak Hospitals.

I am enthusiastic and forward-looking regarding all fields of General Practice, but my particular interests lie in prescribing, research and GP training, having been a trainer in this practice since 1998. My interest in research entails work with patients in several areas of study, and I run the diabetic clinic at this surgery.

On the domestic front, I am married with four children, including twins and am keen on outdoor pursuits, particularly cycling, running and skiing.

Dr Alison Matthews BM BS BMedSci
Dr Alison Matthews BM BS BMedSci

General Medical Council Number – 3341719

I joined Hobs Moat Medical Centre in 1993 having qualified from Nottingham university in 1989. I did hospital jobs in medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and psychiatry in the Redditch area to prepare for general practice.

I enjoy all aspects of being a GP, but have a particular interest in women and childrens’ health.

Outside work, my time is largely taken up with family and friends although I do find time to go to the gym, read and travel.

Dr Nick Ridge
Dr Nick Ridge
GMC Number -7072162
Dr Ridge joined the partnership in January 2017 and looks after patients diagnosed with dementia
Dr Amit Banerjee
Dr Amit Banerjee

Dr Amit Banerjee MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH, DRCOG, PG Cert Clinical Education GMC Number. 6096580

I joined the Practice as a Partner in January 2019. I am self-driven and feel passionate about General Practice.

I have a special interest in Medical Education and Research in Primary Care. I am the lead clinician in the Practice for Mental Health and Wellbeing.I am married to a Psychiatrist and have a daughter, who is an avid baker. I love reading books on psychological therapies and healthy lifestyle. I find the principles behind these invigorating and relaxing.

Outside work, I like to help my wife with her delicious range of cuisines spreading from Oriental to Continental and feel proud to be the smiley Butler when it comes to serving the food on the table.

Dr Shruthi Gowda
Dr Vandna Sharma
Dr Vandna Sharma
GMC No - 6041340
Qualification - MBBS (2001), MRCP (2005), MRCGP(2011) , Diploma in practical Dermatology, Cardiff, (2016)
Specialist  interest - Dermatology
I have come from a medical background and have worked in hospital for few years before I joined general practice.  I joined the practice  in 2012.
I enjoy general practice and  have got a specialist interest in Dermatology.
 I also do hospital clinics in Dermatology.
I think it is important to stay fit. I enjoy zumba and practice yoga regularly.
Dr Saeed Malik
Dr Anant Malde
Dr Anant Malde
Dr Malde is our current GP Registrar which means he is coming to the end of his long period of additional training to become a GP. From late September he will become a permanent member of our team having accepted a job role with us. He will work all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
I was born and brought up in London; and graduated from Imperial College London in 2013. I subsequently moved up to Birmingham to undertake my specialist training as a GP. I spent my final year at the practice and I feel very excited to stay with the team and my patients. 
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and son. My hobbies include playing chess and classical Indian musical instruments. 
Dr Ingeborg Hartman GMC 7612161
Dr Ingeborg Hartman GMC 7612161
 I went to medical school and GP training at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. In January 2018 my family and I moved to the United Kingdom for my husband his company and I was able to get my registration as a GP in the UK. I like to combine the medical knowledge from both countries even though they are very similar. I will be working at the Practice from May to end of September 2019

Outside work, I like to cook and, now that we live here, enjoy exploring the beautiful landscapes of the UK.
Practice Nurses

Our practice nurses Caroline, Liz,Sam and Kathy carry out a full range of nursing procedures including dressings, removal of stitches, ear syringing, immunisations and hearing tests. They run well-person clinics, travel clinics and are available for health education, including dietary advice and help with stopping smoking. They also give advice on treating minor ailments. All our nurses have advanced qualifications in asthma, diabetic care, spirometry and offer clinic appointments for patients with these long term conditions who need reviews or advice.

Health Visitor

The Health visiting team are based at Grove Road clininc and can be contacted on 0121 704 3405. Health visitors are experienced, specialist nurses who offer help, information, support and advice to families with young children.

Well Child clinics are run at:

Grove Road Clinic, Grove Road, Solihull, B91 2AQ
Tuesdays 9 – 11.00am

Garretts Green Children Centre, 117 Garretts Green Lane, Garretts Green, Birmingham, B26 2JL
Tuesday 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Ulverley Children’s Centre, Ulverly School, Rodney Road, Solihull, B92 8RZ
Thursday 12:30 – 2:30pm 

District Nurses

We have district nurses attached to the practice. They provide nursing care to patients in their own homes. They can also teach and provide support to carers who look after elderly and disabled people.


If you are expecting a baby, your care before and after the baby is born will be provided by both the doctor and our midwife. The midwife runs an antenatal clinic at the surgery, as well as seeing patients in their own homes.

Pick up a maternity pack at reception after your first visit.


We are a full pysiotherapist service based at the centre, their proper title is the Musculoskeletal Service as they deal with much more than just providing physiotherapy. They can send you for X rays and scans as well as providing joint injections.

If you wish to self refer you can pick up a form from recpetion.

Practice Manager: Mrs Sandra Reynolds

E-mail: sandra.reynolds@nhs.net

Mrs Reynolds is responsible for the smooth running of the practice. She is available to help you with administrative or non-medical aspects of your healthcare. She is happy to receive your suggestions as to how we can improve the service and will deal promptly with any complaint.

Practice Secretary

The Practice secretary is available to help you with any queries regarding hospital referrals, self-help groups or other secretarial matters.

The Receptionists

The receptionists are your link with the rest of the practice and will help you in every way they can. They are available every weekday from 8.00am to 6.30pm to make appointments, receive prescription and deal with any general enquiries.

Unpredictability is the nature of our work please bear in mind that delays are sometimes unavoidable.

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