About Us

The Doctors

Dr. Mark Howarth Dr Mark Howarth MB ChB DFFP trained at Bristol and qualified in 1975. As well as working in hospitals in England,he has worked in Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Sudan. He is an enthusiastic tennis player and mountaineer. He has been on several expeditions to the Himalaya and done research into the medical effects of high altitude. He has a particular interest in ophthal mology and diabetes. Every Tuesday afternoon he spends working in the eye Clinic at St Richards Hospital.

Dr. Hilary Platts Dr Hilary Platts BSc (Hons) MB ChB DRCOG DFFP graduated in 1982. Coming from Yorkshire via Leicester University she has lived in Selsey since 1990 and loves being near the sea (as does her dog). As well as her duties in the practice she works at St Richards Hospital in the breast clinic and as a family planning doctor in Bognor Regis where she trains other doctors.

She enjoys singing and can be seen performing with the "Off Centre" choir. She is married and gained two children with her husband so she knows about the trials, tribulations and joys of child rearing!

Dr. Katherine Miller Dr Katherine Miller MB ChB MRCOG DRCOG DFFP. Qualified in 1988 at Manchester University. She has worked in a variety of locations in England including Blackpool and Penzance and also two years in New Zealand. Having a preference for coastal areas she settled in West Sussex in 1994 working as a GP and also at St Richards Hospital in the Department of Sexual Health. She joined the practice in 1996 and became a partner in 1999 whilst still retaining her hospital position. She has a wide ranging experience in all areas of medicine, especially women's and children's health, including maternity and family planning. Dr Miller was married in 1998, her husband being in the computer business. Her many interests include travel, reading, swimming and skiing. She is a keen walker, south coast weather permitting!

Dr Jennifer Fleetcroft - MB BS, MRCGP, DFFP, joined the practice on the 4th August 2004. Dr Fleetcroft trained at St George's Hospital, London and qualified in 1998. After this she spent a few years working as a locum and a salaried GP in Surrey.

Business Manager

Gail Isted is our business manager. She has responsibility for providing the strategic management of the practice, she manages the practices financial matters and liaises with NHS organisations and healthcare providers to ensure our patients have access to high quality services maximising the effectiveness of the practice.

Practice Manager

Amanda Oliver is our practice manager. She is responsible for the day to day smooth running of the practice by ensuring that patients are dealt with appropriately, and that doctors and staff are managed and supported effectively. She will be able to assist you with any suggestions about our service or to help with any complaints. We will ensure that any comment or complaint is taken seriously and fully investigated in strict confidence.

Reception and Administration Staff

Our fully trained reception and administration staff are a highly professional team who are your first point of contact with the practice either in person or over the telephone, they have a difficult job to do, and they appreciate your co-operation. They will try not to keep you waiting. Sometimes the receptionists will ask for some brief information on your current needs, particularly in urgent situations. Please help them by explaining your needs and they will endeavor to find the best solution to your problem. It is a legal requirement that confidentiality of patients' records is maintained at the highest level by all staff. All our staff provides a warm welcome to patients and aim to be as helpful as possible.