All patients registered at Parklands have a named accountable GP who has overall responsibility for the care and support our practice gives you.  If you want to know your Named GP, please ask at the surgery.  If you wish to change your Named GP, please put your request in writing to the General Manager.  Whilst we will always try to accommodate your request, there may be occasions where we are unable to do so.  We will not write to confirm that a request has been carried out but we will write if we are unable to fulfil the request; you may therefore assume that your request is successful unless you hear otherwise.  If you require written confirmation, please provide a Stamped Addressed Envelope.


Dr David Patient (m)


Dr Patient has been a Partner at Parklands since 1996 with an interest in remaining a generalist rather than sub-specialising. His broad and varied medical background includes A&E, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Hospital General Medicine before completing General Practice training.

His outside interests are varied and include dinghy racing, music and wine appreciation.

Dr Eric Clarke (m)


Dr Clarke qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 1996 after which he worked for a number of years in Hospital Medicine, in particular in Cardiology, before entering General Practice. He became a Partner at Parklands in 2007.

He is qualified as a GP trainer and is involved in teaching hospital doctors during their GP attachments, as well as registrars for their final three years of training to become GP's.

His hobbies include sailing and rock climbing. He is married, his wife also being a GP, and has two children.

Dr Sandeep Mtharu (m)


Dr Mtharu joined Parklands in 2011 after relocating from London. He graduated from Liverpool medical school and went on, after working in London hospitals, to complete his GP training in Surrey.

He is the locality director for Chichester a role in which he represents the local surgeries at the Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups Board.

Dr Simon Ralfe (m)


Dr Ralfe joined the practice in 2014.  He trained in Birmingham and qualified in 1996 after which he worked in hospital medicine in the UK, Australia and New Zealand with an interest in Neurology and Cardiology.  He became a GP in 2004 working for many years in West Sussex, Hampshire and Wiltshire, before becoming a partner at Parklands.

Married with two children, his hobbies include cricket and painting.

Dr Charlotte Jameson (f)


Dr Jameson is our newest partner having joined the practice in 2018. She qualified from the University of Bristol in 2012, then trained in South London, Tunbridge Wells and West Sussex.

She lives locally in Chichester and enjoys running, gymnastics, climbing and drawing.

Our Other Doctors

Dr Erin Barnes (f)


Dr Barnes qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 2005 before undertaking her GP training in Derbyshire.   With her husband in the army, she moved to Wiltshire for two years, working as a GP.  They have now settled locally, allowing Dr Barnes to join the practice as a Salaried GP in October 2018.

She has an interest in elderly medicine, dementia and child health although she enjoys all aspects of general practice. 

With three boys, she enjoys keeping fit, whenever they allow her the time!

Dr Kerry Smith (f)


Dr Smith joined Parklands Surgery in November 2019.  A full introduction will follow shortly.

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