The Ball Tree Surgery 

01903 752200
Western Road North, Sompting, BN15 9UX

GP Team

Ball Tree Partners

                                   Partners: David Hobson, Joshua Ellwood, Sunil Emmanuel, Shuaib Chowdhury, Shona Schofield

Dr David Hobson (Senior Partner - 3 days per week) (Male)

Qualified at Cambridge and then Charing Cross Hospital, London in 1982
GMC Reference: 2618919

I trained in General Practice in the local Worthing GP training scheme 1984-86 and have worked at Ball Tree ever since.
I have an interest in GP Education and have worked as tutor on the local GP training scheme, Educator for established GPs and also supervise trainee GPs (GP Registrars) in the practice.   I have a particular interest in mental health but love the breadth of general practice.
Having been at the practice for quite a while, I find it rewarding to meet new mothers whom I remember being born themselves!

On Tuesdays, I currently work as the Educational Lead for our local NHS Coastal West Sussex Clincial Commissioning Group (CWS CCG) that organises health care in West Sussex.  (See our main menu under our Local NHS)
I enjoy sailing in my spare time and in 2012 I took a 6-month sabbatical to sail round the UK. We arrived back happy and in one piece!

Dr Shona Schofield (Partner - 3 days per week) (Female)

Qualified at University of Wales, Cardiff in 1996
GMC Reference: 4326728

Having qualified from Cardiff University in 1996, I spent 3 years working in New Zealand. 

I returned and settled in the southeast where I have worked in a variety of practices and also took my post graduate certificate in Medical education and taught at the Brighton Medical School. 

I Joined the Ball Tree in 2009 and have greatly enjoyed working with our patients and the whole team while facing many changes and looking constantly to improve the service we provide. At home I have 3 young boys and a husband who keep me very active and fit as I juggle my many commitments. Together we enjoy camping, cycling and anything that involves the great outdoors

Dr Shuaib Chowdhury (Partner - 4 days per week) (Male)
MB ChB University of Bristol
GMC Reference: 4638719

Dr Sunil Emmanuel (Partner - 4 days per week) (Male)

Qualified University of Punjab, India, 1989.
GMC Reference: 3648856

I work 4 days at Ball Tree and take a particular interest in supporting our Patient Participation Group.

I have a keen in interest in gardening and watching sport.

Bsc (Hons), MBBS, MRCS LRCP, DRCOG, MRCGP Qualified University of Punjab, India, 1989.

Dr Joshua Ellwood (Partner - 4 days per week) (Male)
BM University of Southampton
GMC Reference: 3544574

Dr Amaryllis Campbell (Salaried GP - 2 days per week) (Female)

MB BS University of London
GMC Reference: 2951579