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Doctors

Partners

Dr Margaret A Scargill

BSc (hons), MPhil, MBChB (London/Leeds) MRCGP (96), Cert Palliative Care.

Dr Scargill was born and raised in Barnsley. She attended Bank End Primary School and Worsbrough High School, Ardsley Road. After leaving school she attended Sheffield Polytechnic (now Sheffield Hallam) and gained her first degree BSc. (hons) in Applied Sciences. Her postgraduate Masters degree (by research) was taken at Sheffield University.

She attended St Bartholomew’s medical college in London for her pre-clinical years and completed her clinical training in Leeds. Dr Scargill trained to be a GP on the Barnsley Vocational Training scheme and joined Ashville as a partner in 1996.

She lives locally and is married to a Barnsley man and they have twin sons.

Dr Scargills interests are dermatology, minor surgery and she is the lead palliative care doctor for the practice.

Dr Helen Rainford

MBChB(Sheffield), nMRCGP (2008), DRCOG (2008), PGCME, FHEA (2012) Part 1 Cert Sub misuse

Dr Rainford was born in Preston, Lancashire and attended her local primary and comprehensive school. After doing well at school she surprised her parents and attended Sheffield Medical School graduating in 2003. She initially started out in a career in surgery but then changed direction and joined the vocational training scheme in Sheffield to qualify as a General Practioner. She joined Ashville in 2008 shortly after qualification, initially as a salaried doctor, and then became a partner in March 2010.

Dr Rainford is a GP Trainer. She also looks after patients with substance misuse issues and is lead in the practice in this area. Her other interests include minor surgery, weight loss management and palliative care.

Dr Debra Ainsworth

BSc(hons), MBChB with honours (Sheffield 2002), MRCS (2006), DFSRH (2008), nMRCGP (2009)

Dr Ainsworth was born and raised in Bolton, Lancashire and attended her local primary and comprehensive schools. After leaving school she attended Leeds University and gained her first degree BSc (hons) in Microbiology and Zoology. She then attended Sheffield Medical School graduating in 2002. 

She initially pursued a career in surgery obtaining MRCS in 2006. However her interests changed and she joined the Rotherham vocational training scheme and qualified as a GP in 2009. She has worked as a salaried GP in the Barnsley area since qualification and joined Ashville in 2011 as a partner.

Dr Ainsworth is a GP Trainer. Her other interests include minor surgery, joint injections, women’s health and family planning. She is qualified to fit and remove contraceptive implants and coils. She also has an interest in paediatrics and palliative care.

Dr Andrew Mills

MB, BChir, MA, MRCGP, MRCS, DRCOG

Dr Mills was born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland and grew up as the youngest of six children. In 2001 he moved to England to study medicine at Cambridge, where he married Meera. They moved to Kendray in 2010 and are members of St Andrew’s church on Gerald Road where he helps with youth work and preaching.

He joined Ashville Medical Practice as a registrar in August 2012 and then became a partner in August 2013.

Dr Mills enjoys the variety of general practice and he has particular interests in men’s health, adolescent health, dementia care, respiratory medicine and paediatrics. He has extra qualifications in surgery and substance misuse and has worked in the local hospice.

Dr James Pringle

Dr Pringle was born in Stafford. He studied medicine at Sheffield University where he met his wife who was studying on the same course. He joined the Barnsley Vocational training scheme in 2011 and after completing his training he joined Ashville Medical Practice in August 2014 as a salaried GP. Dr Pringle became a GP Partner on 1st August 2015.

Dr George Cooke

MBChB, MRCGP, BSC                                                                                                             

Dr Cooke grew up and attended high school in Liverpool. Having headed over the Snake Pass in 2001 to complete his degree in Physiotherapy in Sheffield, he hasn't looked back. He stayed in Sheffield to study medicine, graduating in 2010. His professional life drew him to Barnsley, and having developed a fondness for her folk, he decided to base his career here as a GP partner at Ashville. He lives in Sheffield with his wife and two boys where he enjoys just being a dad.

Dr Cooke

Dr Alexander Gibbins

MBChB, MRCGP
Dr Gibbins graduated from The University of Sheffield in 2011. After enjoying his Barnsley based GP training with the final year at Ashville, he joined as a Partner in September 2016.  Originally from Lancashire, with strong family roots in Yorkshire, he enjoys living in Sheffield.

His interests include Cardiovascular and Men's Health, Elderly Care Medicine and Palliative Care.

Dr Gibbins

Dr Gregory Leary

Dr Leary

GP Registrars

Dr Mohammad Afzal
Dr Christine Woodward
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