Our Doctors

Co-operative Medical Care offers patients and members access to a team of highly trained and experienced healthcare professionals.

Meet our team:

Dr Overton 

Dr. Michael A. Overton

(M.B., Ch.B., DRCOG) 

School & University 

Stockport Grammar School
Manchester University

Qualification year

1981

Work history (chronological)

Doctor Overton qualified as a doctor from Manchester University in 1981. His first post was at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, and from there he went on to complete his GP training at Gorton Medical Centre in Manchester. After several more years working in the UK, Dr. Overton moved to Jersey, to set up a practice at 41 David Place in St Helier. 

Medical Specialisms or areas of interest

General Practice
Family Medicine 

Family

Dr. Overton is married and has two grownup children.

Hobbies & Interests

In his spare time Dr. Overton enjoys learning more about computing and the latest technological breakthroughs. He also has a keen interest in photography and enjoys planning his next travel adventure to far-flung places (or closer to home!)

 

Dr. Sykes

Dr. Jennifer Sykes

School & University 

Jersey College for Girls (1987-2001)
Nottingham University (2001-2006)

Qualification year

MRCGP 2011
MBBS, July 2006
BMedSci Dec 2004

Work history (chronological)

Dr. Sykes qualified as a doctor from Nottingham University in 2006 and moved to Gloucester to take up a post as a junior doctor in Gloucester Royal Hospital. From there she gained a wide range of experience at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, the Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital. Dr. Sykes completed her GP training in 2011 and spent several years working at NHS practices in Leicestershire. Dr. Sykes returned to her home-island of Jersey in 2013 where she joined a local GP practice. 

Other achievements

DFSRH Sept 2012
DRCOG April 2010
Basic surgical skills March 2011
British sign language level 1 July 2006

Medical Specialisms or areas of interest

dermoscopy (mole checks),
dermatology,
Sexual health and Contraception
Womens Health.

Dr. Sykes has a diploma with the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and a diploma with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. 

Family

Dr. Sykes recently got married. Her husband works locally as a mechanical engineer. She enjoys spending time with family and friends who live locally, in the UK and Southern Ireland.

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. Sykes is a keen sportswoman. She has played badminton competitively since childhood and has represented Jersey. She also enjoys walking and cycling across the many beautiful landscapes Jersey has to offer. In her spare time Dr. Sykes can be found learning new creative skills in evening classes, including pottery, woodwork and rock and roll dancing! Dr. Sykes also has a love of the natural world and conservation. She has previously volunteered with the RSPCA and would like to get more involved in Jersey.



 

Dr. Ellis

Dr. Brian Ellis

School & University 

Lampeter County Secondary School 1966 to 1973 
University of Wales Institute of Technology, Cardiff 1973 to 1976 
St Thomas' Hospital, London 1979 to 1984

Qualification year

Bachelor of Pharmacy(Hons.) ; Class 2;Division1 1976
Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery 1984

Work history (chronological)

Dr. Ellis initially qualified as a pharmacist in 1976 at the University of Wales Institute of Technology in Cardiff and spent several years as pharmacist across the south of England (with a brief spell in Jersey). In 1979 Dr. Ellis began his medical training at St Thomas’ Hospital London, during which time he also completed four years as a locum Chief Pharmacist in the UAE. He qualified as a doctor in 1984 and spent several years working as a Senior House Officer in hospitals around Bristol, where he gained experience across a wide range of specialisms. Dr. Ellis began his GP training in Keynsham in 1987. After completing his training, Dr. Ellis came to Jersey in 1988 and joined the GP practice at 41 David Place.

Other achievements:

Member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain 1977
Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners 1988

Medical Specialisms or areas of interest

General Medical Practice
Family medicine
Paediatrics
Dermatology
Sports Medicine
Travel Medicine 

Family:

Dr. Ellis is married and has three grown up children.

Hobbies & Interests

In his spare time Dr. Ellis is a keen cyclist and also enjoys going boating. Like all Welshmen he can often be found watching rugby and cheering on the Welsh Team. If he’s not playing or watching sport, Dr. Ellis can be found whipping up something special in the kitchen as he also enjoys a spot of cooking. 

  

Dr. Clynes

Dr. Lisa Clynes

School & University 

Bel Royal
Jersey College for Girls
University of Nottingham

Qualification year

2003

Work history (chronological)

Dr. Clynes qualified as a doctor in 2003.  Following her qualification she was based in hospitals acrossNottingham and Derby and gained experience acrossMedicine, Surgery, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Psychiatry. 

Dr. Clynes became a fully qualified GP in 2008 and worked for several years in General Practice for the NHS.  More recently Dr. Clynes worked as a locum GP for local GP practices in Jersey.

Other achievements:

Distinction in membership examinations for The Royal College of General Practitioners.
Diploma of the Royal College Of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 
Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare.

Medical Specialisms or areas of interest

General Medicine
Family Medicine
Women's Health
Menopause
Family Planning. 

Family:

Dr. Clynes is married with two young children. 

Hobbies & Interests

In her free time, Dr. Clynes spends her time appreciating the beautiful natural environment of Jersey which includes spending time on the beach with her family, outdoor barbeques and taking long walks. Dr. Clynes also has a passion for food -  growing it, cooking it, sharing it and eating it! She also loves to travel and to exploredifferent cultures, her favourite destinations include Central and South America, Africa and South East Asia. 

 

Dr. Loane

Dr. Brendan J Loane

School & University 

Queen's University Belfast

Qualification year

1995

Work history (chronological)

Dr. Loane qualified as a GP in 1995 and has 20 years experience in General Medicine.  Before moving to Jersey in 2002, Dr. Loane was the GP Principal in a practice in Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland.   Following more than 15 years of practice in Northern Ireland, Dr. Loane and his family moved to Jersey where he joined a local GP practice in 2002.

Other achievements:

Dr. Loane acts as an Occupational Health advisor for several local companies and holds a Diploma in Occupational Medicine. Currently Dr. Loane is the only GP in Jersey to hold this qualification.

Medical Specialisms or areas of interest

General Medicine
Family Medicine
Dermatology
Paediatrics
Occupational Medicine

Family:

Dr. Loane is married and is blessed with four splendid teenage children. 

Hobbies & Interests

Dr. Loane is an avid sports fan and has a particular passion for tennis and golf. When he is not playing or watching sport, he likes to settle down with a good novel or to spend time fishing in beautiful St Brelade's Bay.  Dr. Loane also has a keen interest in promoting social justice. 

 

Dr. Naidoo

Dr. Yarvashi Naidoo

School & University 

Buffelsdale Secondary School

St George’s University School of Medicine

Qualification year

2006

Work history (chronological)

Dr Naidoo qualified as a doctor from St George’s University in 2006, having undertaken training in the Caribbean and England. She then moved to Yorkshire for her junior doctor training. Dr Naidoo completed her GP training across a variety of specialties in South Somerset. Thereafter, she worked at GP surgeries in South Somerset and Cambridgeshire. She moved to Jersey with her family in February 2016.

Medical Specialisms or areas of interest

General Medicine
Family Medicine
Women’s Health
Palliative Care

Family:

Dr Naidoo is married and has a young daughter. Between Dr Naidoo and her husband, their siblings are spread over 5 continents; this makes time with family extra special. 

Hobbies & Interests

Although most of her spare time is devoted to her boisterous and inquisitive little daughter, Dr Naidoo is very much a homebody and enjoys baking as her main avenue of de-stressing. She can often be found on the beach with her family, on days out exploring and discovering Jersey or catching up on new film releases with her husband. Originally from South Africa, Dr Naidoo travels to South Africa on a regular basis, but also enjoys travelling to new destinations to learn about other cultures. When she does find some quiet time to herself, Dr Naidoo enjoys tucking into a good book.

 

 DrButure

Dr. Marcelle Buture

School & University 

Secondary school: Montana High, Worcester, South Africa
University of Stellenbosch - B.Sc. (1984 - 1986)
University of Pretoria - BA Hons. Biokinetics (1988)
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg - MBBCh (1993 - 1998)
University of South Wales, Cardiff - PG Dip Sport & Exercise Medicine (2016-2017)

A bit about me

Dr Buture graduated as a doctor in Johannesburg, South Africa, in December 1998. The next year she relocated to the UK, where she completed her post-graduate training in General Practice in the Oxford Deanery. On completion of her Joint Committee Training for General Practitioners, she relocated to Jersey in 2004.

She worked as a self-employed GP in private practice for 11 years before deciding to pursue a further academic qualification in her special field of interest, and commenced her MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2016 through the University of South Wales in Cardiff.

Dr Buture was a Gamesmaker at the London 2012 Olympics and was a member of the Medical Team at the Island Games in Jersey in 2015 and the European Touch Rugby Championships in 2016.

When she is not transporting her 2 teenagers around the island, you may find her in the cinema with her husband, enjoying the latest film on the big screen. Otherwise she regularly walks her little Pomeranian dog in the park or along the seafront.