Our Staff

GP Partners


Senior GP Partner - MUDr MRCGP. PMed Education Cert Oxford University. Clinical Embryology MSc. GP Trainer and F2 Clinical Supervisor.

Dr Triona Withanage is our Senior Partner. She completed her GP training from the Pembrokeshire VTS scheme ,Wales (MRCGP) and joined us in 2012. She is a member of the Royal College of GPs and has achieved her Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (Master’s level) from Oxford University. As a GP trainer she educates qualified doctors to become GPs and is a clinical supervisor for foundation two doctors from Milton Keynes hospital during their general practice placements. She has a master’s degree in Clinical Embryology (Fertility) from Leeds University. She is our Caldicott Guardian. She has special interest in fertility. She enjoys dealing with babies, children, and general medicine.


MD (Tehran, Iran), MRCGP (London 2009), DFSRH

Dr Emambakhsh trained at Iran Medical University in Tehran, qualifying in 1997 before moving to UK. She did several years of medical training in UK before deciding to train as a GP. She has been with the practice as a partner since 2013. She is also a GP trainer, and she has a special interest in Dermatology. Dr Emambakhsh is our safeguarding lead at the practice.


MBChB Leicester 2007; MRCGP 2020

Dr Kitchingham studied in Leicester and trained there until 2015. After relocating to the MK area she worked in Northamptonshire until 2021 when she joined Walnut Tree in October that year. Dr Kitchingham became a partner in the Practice in August 2022. She has an interest in contraception and joint injections.

Associate GPs


Royal London hospital 1999, MB BS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DFSRH, Loc IUT/SDI, Loc MED, PGCME

Hayley returned to Milton Keynes in 1999 after completing her medical degree, and has worked locally ever since. Hayley joined us in 2018. She has a special interest in contraception and women’s health, including menopause and HRT as well as medical education and teaching. Nowadays she spends most of her time working at the local sexual health clinics in Milton Keynes and Bedford as the contraception lead Dr. She is a GP and Family Planning trainer and does regular teaching sessions in both contraception and Women’s Health.


BMedSci (Nottingham 2012), BMBS (Nottingham 2015), MRCGP (Nottingham 2021) Dr Charmiane Panchal graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2015. She spent a couple of years in the North of Scotland for further training, and then returned to Nottingham to undergo GP training. Charmiane moved back to Milton Keynes in 2021 and has been with us since as an associate GP.



RGN, Practice Nurse Cert., Asthma Dip, COPD Dip, Family Planning Cert, Travel Cert.

Healthcare Assistants


Senior Healthcare Assistant

Practice Management


Practice Manager


Deputy Practice Manager


Reception Manager


Reception support the majority of contact that patients have with the Practice including booking patients with the most appropriate clinician or offering information on services available, managing most repeat prescription requests, registrations, queries, test results and improving uptake of online services that are available. The team consist of Angela, Shonalee, Karen, Naomi, Kerie, Laura, Navin, Clare, Moyra (Document Workflow and Chronic Disease Recall Administrator), Laura

Patient Care Coordinators

Amanda and Lisa make up the PCC team and are in post to support administratively the GPs and clinicians within the practice. They liaise with the hospital and other healthcare providers, sending referrals and managing contact. They provide patients with support who are undergoing care with the hospital.

Care Coordinators

Marion and Sharron provide support to patients who may find accessing services more difficult, to improve proactive health care and immunisations and screening.

Allied Healthcare Professionals


Advanced MSK Practitioner - BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc Manual therapy, PG Dip SOM, Independent prescriber.