Dr Pankaj Mohanlal Thakrar

General Practitioner

Dr P M Thakrar qualified in 1987 from Southampton University. He joined The Village Practice in September 2003 after twelve years at Havant Health Centre. He graduated from Southampton University with a BM in 1987.

GMC number 3253038

Dr Tharanney Sarma

General Practitioner

Dr T. Sarma Graduated with MBBS in Sri Lanka in 2007 and completed her training as a General Practitioner in Portsmouth in 2016 having worked in various places in England and Wales whilst studying and in Practice.
She joined The Village Practice as a salaried GP in June 2018.

Practice Nursing Team

Ms Alison Barnes

Nurse Prescriber/Practice Nurse

RGN/IIHHT/Bsc(Hon). Alison completed her RGN training in 1992 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. She joined our Practice in 2003 from Portsmouth City Primary Care Trust. She specialises in managing long term medical conditions such as diabetes.

Ms Sharon Hughes

Practice Nurse

Sharon joined our surgery in 2011. She started her nursing career in the Army serving in Catterick and Colchester and previously worked at a private hospital in Havant. Her interests are childhood immunisations and women’s health.

Mrs Maria Collins

Healthcare Assistant

Maria provides an essential support service to the nursing team. Graduating from the University of Greenwich in 2005 as a Health Care Assistant with NVQ qualifications. Her role includes: blood pressure monitoring, ECG’s, Health Checks, Hypertension reviews and doppler studies, seasonal immunisations, ear syringing, and B12 and Pneumonia Vaccinations injections.
She also performs spirometry testing on our respiratory patients.

Cara Tompkins


Cara Works as our Phlebotomist running clinics taking bloods on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the mornings

Reception & administration staff

Mrs Mikala Millard

Practice Manager

Mikala oversees the administrative running of the Practice. If you have any queries or enquiries please contact her at:

The Village Practice
133 London Road
Cowplain, Hants PO8 8XL

Telephone: 02392 242960

Attached Staff

*The doctors work in close contact with District Nurses based at Waterlooville Health Centre,
Midwives based at QA Hospital and St Richards Hospital in Chichester and Health Visitors based at Fort Southwick Office . If you think you need home nursing care, please ask your doctor. In addition to these staff a wide range of other health care professionals contribute to the services provided at The Village Practice and the community.*