Meet The Team

Dr. Simon Boyle

Training Programme Director: Rotas team, placements

Qualifications: MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, Dip FP
Medical Interests: Education - suprisingly and rheumatology
Non-medical interests: Food, sleep, exercise - the joy of children hey?
GP Practice: New Croft Surgery Horsforth Leeds LS18 4SE
GMC Number: 4312772



Dr. Simon Hall.

Training Programme Director: Trainers workshops, intending trainers

Background: I am a Leeds trainer and GP tutor. I have a specific role at the VTS supporting the Trainers with Workshops, Visits, e-mails and calls, usually on issues with the e-portfolio and Educational Supervision. As such I am in the background in terms of attending the HDR scheme.Qualifications: MBChB (Leeds) , MSc (Sport and Exercise Medicine- Bath), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, DipSportsMed (Royal Colleges Scotland)

Non-medical Interests: I am married to Kirsty, a fellow GP. We have 4 children, a border collie and a few hens. I like fine wine, hill walking and skiing when time allows. It generally doesn't.

GP Practice: Foundry Lane Surgery, 95 Moresdale Lane , Leeds LS14 6GG
GMC Number:3460492



 Dr Mike Sweeting:

Training Programme Director: Hospital posts, Rota, Website

Background: I qualified from the Leeds VTS scheme and started as a TPD in August 2010. I was a mature student who also did lots of different things before starting GP training. I am currently a partner at Laurel Bank in Headingley, Leeds.

Qualifications: BSc Hons Physiology Bristol 1994, MBChB Leeds 2000, MRCPsych 2006, M.Med.Sci Leeds 2009, nMRCGP 2010.

Medical Interests: Medical Education, Childhood Obesity, MSK, Mental health
Non-Medical Interests:I am married to Andrea and we have got 2 children. Because of this, my interests tend to be Horrid Henry reading, playing Dodge Ball, iCarly and dancing! I also do running/weights when I get the chance.

GP Practice: Laurel Bank Surgery, Leeds, LS6 3DS

GMC: 4716091




Simon O'Hara

Training Programme Director: Budgets and HDR

My main role in life is as the coach for the Under 15 team at Ilkley Cricket Club. I supplement the income from this with full time general practice. I am also involved in GP appraisal.
I am responsible for the budget and study leave at the VTS, as well as helping with HDR.
All the usual out of work interests for a doctor, including light keep fit, golf and drinking smallish quantities of real ale (weekends only).



Natalie Hodgson

Training Programme Director: HDR, Out of Hours

I am a Leeds Graduate having qualified from Leeds University in 2001. After a brief dalliance with a career in Obs and Gynae (swiftly quashed by night shifts) I embarked on a career in General Practice, and completed the Leeds VTS in 2006.

I am currently a Partner at Meanwood Practice, and I do some Out of Hours work.

Qualififcations: MBChB DRCOG MRCGP DFSRH

Medical Interests: Women's Health, Medical Education

Non-Medical Interests: My husband is also a GP and we have 3 children who keep us so busy I can't remember what my outside interests are......



Dr Clare Spencer



Training programme director

I am a partner at Meanwood Surgery having qualified from the Leeds VTS in 2010.  I qualified from Cambridge in 1995 and entered obs and gynae training.   I have spent time in Australia ,London and Nottingham as well as Yorkshire and also undertook a  fellowship in fetomaternal medicine in America. Whilst in Nottingham I undertook 2 years of research with completion of an MD thesis.

I have 3 children and am married to a surgeon at St. James’s.  I am an avid reader, enjoy piano playing, aim to keep in shape by running and making use of the Dales.  


Laura Othen

Laura currently provides our administrative support and can be contacted on: