Church Walk Surgery

Church Walk Surgery

Drury Street, Metheringham, Lincoln, LN4 3EZ

Current time is 08:39 - We're open


Telephone: 01526 320522

Out of Hours: 111

Practice Staff


Dr Andrew Buffey (m)

I trained at University College Medical School in London and qualified in 1993, being awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS.

My early career was spent gaining experience and knowledge in specialities at London hospitals such as the Royal Free and St. Bartholomews. Initially I trained as a surgeon for several years .At this time I developed an interest in orthopaedics and sports injuries.

Extensive training and experience in A&E medicine allowed me to gain a broad knowledge base and ability to confidently manage medical emergencies in hospitals and in the community.

During my general practice training, I was fortunate enough to gain experience in dermatology; genito- urinary medicine; obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatrics and psychiatry, culminating in my final year on the Cambridge GP Vocational Training Scheme (Addenbrookes Hospital).

During my career, I have gained further specialist qualifications in family planning and currently hold the DFFP (Diploma in the Faculty of Family Planning) and the DRCOG (Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology). In addition, I also hold the MRCGP (Membership of the Royal College of General Practice (England).

I have worked at many practices in the Lincoln and Grantham areas until I became a partner at Church Walk Surgery in April 2011.

Dr Cheryl Mensah (f)

Trained & Qualified from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) in 2008 and awarded Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBChB.

My early career was spent practicing medicine across South Africa including hospital settings in both Cape Town & East London, then in both a Community Health setting and  Psychiatric hospital.

In 2013 I decided to  bring my extensive A&E experience to  Abergavenny (Wales), after which I was a Resident Medical Officer for Nuffield Hospital in Derby. During this time I obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in International Health Management from the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management May 2015.

Desiring a shift towards practicing family medicine I began GP Training in July 2015 through the Lincolnshire GP Vocational Training Scheme which afforded me a wide range of placements as a registrar, gaining experience in, but not limited to obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatrics, psychiatry & general medicine.

Upon completion of my training as a GP, I Graduated MRCGP in 2018 (Membership of the Royal College of General Practice, England), going on to practice in multiple practices & clinics in Lincolnshire. I became a part of the Church Walk Surgery team in 2019.

Nursing Team

Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Julia Mannion (f)
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

I qualifed as a Registered General Nurse in 1992 and worked mainly in acute medicine until joining the Royal Air Force in 1993. During my time in the RAF, I worked in acute medicine, coronary care and oncology before moving into primary care in 1995. I gained several post graduate qualifications including asthma and allergy management, family planning, coronary heart disease management, aeromedical evacuation and gained the title of specialist practitioner in primary care. In 2005 I also qualified as an independant nurse prescriber. In 2008 I was awared a BSc hons degree from City University London. In 2016 I was awarded MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice from Lincoln University.

I have worked at Church Walk Surgery since 2007 and my current role is Advanced Nurse Practitioner involves dealing with acute illnesses, chronic diseases and I also have a special interest in women’s health.


Sister Vicky Arch (f)
Specialist Practice Nurse

I completed my nurse training at Sir Gordon Roberts’s school of Nursing in Northampton and qualified as an RGN in 1995, following which I worked in General Surgery at Kettering General Hospital. In 1997 I moved to Germany and worked for the British Army in general practice, obtaining a diploma in Asthma management in 1998.

After moving back to the UK I continued working in General Practice in both military and civilian medical centres, during which time I further trained to obtain diplomas, in Diabetic management (2000) Coronary Care and Heart disease (2004) and COPD management (2010).
Additionally, in 2009 I completed an honours degree in health studies with a Specialist Award in General Practice at Bangor University.
In 2013 I became a Non-Medical prescriber.

My current role involves managing patients with Diabetes. Also, I manage patients who have had a cardiac event in the past, along with supporting colleagues in managing COPD/CKD.  I also see patients with minor illness along with some treatment room duties including cervical cytology, wounds and Spirometry testing (ARTP qualification 2018).

Nurse Lace Darke (f)
Practice Nurse

I studied Adult Nursing through the University of Nottingham and qualified in 2014, I have worked in primary care ever since. My current role includes; cervical smears, wound management, childhood immunisation, travel health, contraception, hormone therapy, spirometry testing and management of long term conditions.

Mrs Gaynor Corbett

Healthcare Assistant

Admin Team

Miss Kari Tatton

Practice Manager

Mrs Helen Bruten

Practice Manager

Emma Hopkins


Dawn Eustace