Our Members

Dr Andrew Gammack

Dr Andrew GammackAndy is a Cambridge graduate who worked for ICI prior to doing his medical training at UWCM Cardiff, obtaining his MB BCh in 1993. He became a GP principal at St Lukes Surgery in Harrogate in 1998, and chose to leave in 2004 to become a freelance locum GP for a better work-life balance. Since that time he has also held a part-time salaried GP post at Springbank Surgery, Green Hammerton. He co-founded Sterling Medical Chambers in August 2009. He is interested in management and minor surgery, and is a keen (if inconsistent) golfer and a DIY fanatic.


Dr Sue Harrison

Dr Sue HarrisonSue is an experienced ex Principal. Her previous work has also included five years as a University Student Medical Officer, screening work for BUPA and a spell as a Researcher at the University of Nottingham Department of Surgery. She also worked as a GPwSI in Gastroenterology and did a weekly endoscopy list.

She left her full time General Practice partnership in 2005 and since then has enjoyed the autonomy and variety of working as a locum.


Dr Sarah Minty

Dr Sarah MintyHaving qualified in 1984 and completed her GP training in Birmingham Sarah and her Husband moved to Knaresborough in 1988. After working as a locum in Knaresborough and Harrogate and doing a 6 month SHO post at St.Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds she became a part-time partner at Eastgate Surgery Knaresborough in 1992. She resigned from partnership in 2003 choosing to concentrate on Palliative Medicine and has been working as a Hospice Doctor at St Michael’s Hospice in Harrogate since then. She obtained the Diploma in Palliative Medicine from Cardiff University in 2004. Sarah has also continued to work as a GP locum doing an average of two sessions per week and joined Sterling Chambers in February 2010.

Sarah is married with two children and enjoys music (singing in a community choir in Harrogate), Pilates and walking.


Dr Ellyn McCullogh

Dr Ellyn McCullochEllyn has been working as a part time partner at Grassington Medical Centre since 1999. Originally she trained in medicine at the Middlesex and UCH in London and qualified in 1989. From there she went to do house jobs in North Devon and Cumbria then decided to return to Barnstaple for her GP vocational training. Following an Obstetrics and Gynae SHO post, Ellyn started as a GP partner in Grange over Sands, and was there for a few years until she got married. She found a partnership in Carlisle to be nearer to her home, then due to her husband’s new job they relocated to the Yorkshire Dales, so her tour of the National Parks came to an end!

She has locumed for a variety of practices in the past, both single handed rural ones and in very urban settings too, and has decided to do locums again now that her 2 boys are busy at school.

Ellyn’s interests lie in the areas of women’s health and sports medicine but in her practice she has to be very versatile. Outside of medicine, she enjoys singing, folk fiddle playing, running and is also a ski instructor.


Dr Elizabeth Fox

Dr Elizabeth FoxLiz obtained her MBBS at St Thomas's Hospital in London. She joined the RAF as a university cadet in 1998 and spent 10 years as a Medical Officer within the Airforce. She completed her GP training in 1995 and after leaving the RAF has held salaried posts within the local area. She works full time as a locum GP and has a special interest in women's health. When work and motherhood allows, Liz enjoys a wide range of extra curricular activities, she is a Rainbows Guider (Girlguiding UK), holds a private pilots licence and amongst other pastimes enjoys sailing, diving, hillwalking and piano playing.


Dr Laura Longstaff

Dr Laura Longstaff

Laura qualified from Newcastle University in 2005. Following two years working in the North-East, she was delighted to return to her hometown of Harrogate to complete her GP Training. Laura is dedicated to ensuring that each of her patients is treated with a friendly and thorough approach, recognising any patient's anxieties about seeing a locum doctor. Despite being at an early stage in her career, Laura knows that working with Chambers is invaluable in strengthening her skills as an autonomous practitioner. Laura works frequently with the Harrogate and Ripon GP Out of Hours service. She has developed special interests in Women's Health and Psychiatry and is working towards completion of an Occupational Health diploma in 2012. She loves living with her doctor husband Paul in a beautiful Ripon village. She is well known for her love of shoes, enjoyment of baking and her desire to visit all fifty states in the USA. She's up to 25!


Dr Hannah Richards

Hannah Richards

Hannah trained at Newcastle University obtaining her MB BS in 1998. She completed the South London VTS in 2003 and has held 2 salaried posts since, the most recent being for 4 years at Leeds Rd Surgery in Harrogate. She also has an enduring interest in palliative medicine that she has pursued by working at St Michael's in Harrogate, initially on the day therapy unit and now on the in patient unit. Hannah very much wants to maintain her connection with general practice as a locum, it will always be close to her heart and she is determined to continue her learning and development as both a GP and Hospice Doctor. She has a special interest in the management of patients with diabetes and is also able to offer acupuncture for appropriate conditions.


Dr Deborah Lawrence

Deborah LawrenceDeb qualified from Kings College London in 2004. After completing a 2 year SHO medical rotation at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, she joined the Harrogate VTS, completing MRCGP in April 2012.

Her special interest is in General Medicine, particularly cardiology and respiratory medicine. She has also worked in Paediatrics and Women’s Health, and has obtained the DRCOG and DFSRH. She is passionate about medical education, and has published in the Oxford University Press journal InnovAIT for GP trainees, and also reviews articles regularly for their editorial office.

She is married with a 3 year old son and spends her spare time having fun as a mum, swimming, piano playing and being involved in church activities. She enjoys travelling, and has participated in voluntary trips delivering healthcare and children’s education in East Africa and South America.


Dr Andrew Kempston

Dr Andrew KempstonAndy qualified from Queen’s University of Belfast in 1993. He spent the next four years rotating in various medical specialties including Rheumatology and Cardiology before entering the VTS scheme. He achieved a diploma in child health in 1998 and membership of the royal college of General Practitioners in 1999. He then moved to Yorkshire and did a short term of locum work mainly in York and Scarborough before becoming a full time partner in 2000 at a practice near Malton.

As a partner he took the lead on various projects including information governance, Information & Technology, Dispensing, and Prescribing. He also sat on the advisory panel for the development of the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for North Yorkshire in 2010.

He has been living in Harrogate for 8 yrs and now has two young children. He decided to leave the partnership to enjoy a more flexible lifestyle with his family and is looking forward to what opportunities this might bring.


Dr Jacqueline Knight


Dr Bruce Willoughby

Dr Bruce WilloughbyBruce qualified from Newcastle University in 1993 and worked as a GP for four years up until 2002 when he joined the North East public health training scheme. He then worked as a Consutant in Public Health at North Yorsksire and York PCT for four years. Bruce enjoys all aspects of General Practice and it is the relationship with patients that he missed most and which instigated his return to General Practice. He completed a GP Refresher Scheme in February 2013. He is keen to be in a position where he can improve health and see the results of his efforts, so is trying now to do a bit of both. Bruce is interested in improving health outcomes and was the public health lead for circulatory diseases, diabetes and health inequalities within the PCT. This included leading on developing effective preventative strategies through to improving early diagnosis and ensuring clinically effective treatment at population level.

Bruce enjoys all the activities asscociated with having two children and manages to do a bit of DIY and cycling when he gets the time.


Dr James Uttley

James trained at Imperial College London, and graduated in 2007. The next 7 years were spent living and working in the Oldham area, where he completed his GP training in 2012. Since then, James has predominantly worked as a locum GP, mixing daytime & out of hours sessions.

When not working, James can often be found looking at old things, chasing after his two young children or watching football.


Dr Clare Spencer


Dr Ruth Moran

Dr Ruth MoranRuth qualified from Leeds University in 2002 and completed her GP training in Highgate, north London. She has gained DRCOG, DFSRH and the MRCGP (with merit).

Following some Deanery-approved Out of Programme Experience (travelling with her husband through Australia and New Zealand) she moved back to the north of England and hasn’t looked back!

Ruth has worked as a salaried GP in Harrogate for nine years now. In this role at a large and busy town centre practice, she was able to consolidate and really solidify her knowledge base as a generalist.

Ruth lives in Harrogate with her husband and their three young children. She has decided to leave her post to pursue a more flexible lifestyle with her young family. She feels she has gained valuable and transferable experience regarding all aspects of being a GP and that it will provide a good springboard for her future career.

Ruth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, she loves theatre and comedy and numbers amongst her hobbies cooking, reading,swimming and running - although these days she is more often found running after her children!


Dr Heather Pope

Dr Heather PopeHeather qualified from Leeds in 2008 and has worked in West and North Yorkshire since. Originally from Oxfordshire, she fell in love with Yorkshire and stayed, now living just north of Harrogate with her Dentist husband and their beagle. She completed her GP training with the Airedale Scheme in 2013 and worked as a locum for 6 months in various practices in West Yorkshire, enjoying the variety and experience this afforded her.

As well as working for the chambers, Heather works 6 session a week at a local practice in Green Hammerton, enjoying being part of the team there.

She enjoys Elderly Medicine, with experience in looking after a local care home and ongoing involvement with a frailty improvement project, and also Women's Health and Mental Health as well.


Dr Rebecca Owen


Dr Rebecca Yousefian


Imogen Moore - Chambers Manager

Imogen GilmoreImogen is the manager and co-founder of Sterling Medical Chambers.

Having qualified from Leeds University as a nurse in 1996 she worked in private nursing homes and held the position of deputy manager for the British Nursing Association. She spent 5 years as a community nurse in Harrogate before leaving nursing after the birth of her children.

She completed an accountancy course and spent a year as a self employed book keeper before taking her role within the chambers.



For Practices

Practices if you have a password please Click Here to access your booked sessions and request cover.

For Members

Members please Click Here to access your diary.