Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr. Nigel Minhane
About Dr. Nigel…

Nigel, by accident of birth, was born in Cleethorpes but his heritage is Jersey. In fact the Renoufs, from whom he is descended, can be traced back to the Viking invasions of Normandy. Maybe that’s why he enjoys practising French and is just as happy meeting newcomers to Jersey as caring for several generations of a family!

He was a pupil at De La Salle then qualified in medicine at Southampton University in 1983. He was lucky enough to be accepted to a medical rotation at the teaching hospital and was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Physicians 2 years later. During this time he gained experience in the management of general medical conditions but particularly oncology (cancer medicine), respiratory medicine and rheumatology and still specialises in providing joint and caudal (low spinal) epidural injections.

He enjoys the challenge of the unpredictability of daily general practice but remains committed to improving the early detection and management of chronic disease.

He is currently chair of the Primary Care Body (PCB) and has been instrumental in improving services in general practice in conjunction with the Health Service’s White Paper. He was the architect of the central data repository for GP’s and community care with the aim of improving access to crucial medical information. He is also the principal editor of the PCB Website. He has been and remains a strong advocate of patient involvement in care and is currently encouraging patients’ access to their own notes in a similar fashion to the way in which they can access their bank accounts.

He is married with two grown up daughters and, when he isn’t working, his interests include gardening/DIY, messing around in boats and karate.

Dr. Penny Le Bas
About Dr. Penny…

Penny was born in Jersey and grew up in St Ouen. Both sides of her family, the Le Bas and the Proutens have been in Jersey for many generations making her a good “Jersey Bean”. She was the first in her family to follow a path in Medicine; however, her Father being a Microbiologist and her Mother being a Medical Secretary must have sparked her interest. Coincidently her Mother was a secretary to Dr Bowker, one of the founders of the Practice that evolved into York House Medical Practice.

She was a pupil at Beaulieu Convent School from aged 4 to 18. She then qualified at Southampton University in 1994. Following this she was accepted on a GP training scheme at the teaching hospital and after working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Palliative Care, Radiotherapy, Old Age and Adult Psychiatry worked at Lordshill Health Centre in Southampton as a trainee.

In 1995 she was awarded her Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and in 1998 her Membership to the Royal College of General Practitioners.

She returned to Jersey in 1998 and joined the Laurels Medical Practice. She continued her interest in Child Health taking on the role as their Lead GP in Child Protection. She sits as a Medical Member on the Mental Health Review Tribunal, which draws on her Psychiatry skills. She also has an interest in Women’s Health and since being a GP for Sandybrook and The Limes Nursing Homes has gained an interest in Old Age Medicine. She also enjoys her new role as a GP to two small group homes for adults with learning disabilities.

She is married and works part-time so she can be an actively involved Mum to her two daughters. When she isn’t working or taxiing her girls to their activities she enjoys walking their dog, running and partaking in some relaxing arts and crafts activities.

Dr. Julie Le Cornu
About Dr. Julie…

Born and bred in Jersey I was educated at St Mary’s parish school and then Jersey College for Girls. I graduated from St Bartholomews Medical School in London and then worked in Australia for a year. My post graduate jobs took me to Brighton and Bath where I worked as an emergency doc, anaesthetist, paediatrician, obstetrician, gynaecologist, care of elderly doctor and then onto General Practice after an ENT job. Along the way I have taken several medical exams and am currently studying for a diploma in sexual and reproductive health.

I enjoy the challenges of Prison medicine and particularly relish caring for and treating my patients. My specialities include gynaecology and family planning as well as enjoying dermatology. I am married to another doc, Adam and have two children, Ella and Holly. I love family life, horse riding, boating, skiing and not least taking the family dogs, Alfie and Rocco, for long walks on St Ouen’s beach.

Dr. Jackie Stevenson
About Dr. Jackie…

I joined the team at Castle Quay at the start of August 2015. I grew up in Kent then attended Southampton University Medical School graduating with a BM (Hons) in 1999. This was where I met my husband and first visited (and loved!) Jersey  where he grew up. Twenty years later I am delighted to have moved here permanently as a family with our 5 year old twins.

I have worked in Bournemouth, Portsmouth QA and Salisbury Hospitals doing General Medicine, Surgery, A&E, Paediatrics, Elderly Care and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I then stayed in Salisbury to do my GP training and subsequently worked at The Barcroft Practice in Amesbury (near Stonehenge) for 10 years.

I consider myself a true generalist aspiring to keep up to date in all areas of general practice. I have an interest in Women’s Health and have worked regular sessions in the Family Planning clinic in Salisbury. I am fully trained to fit and remove contraceptive coils and implants.

Dr Felicity Tilley
About Dr Felicity…

Felicity joined the practice in 2017 after finally returning to Jersey after many years away. Felicity was born and bred in the Island and attended JCG. She then went to

Bristol University and then worked in North Devon for a couple of years before going to work in New Zealand for a year. After that Felicity went to East Africa for 6 months to study tropical medicine and travel.

On her return she also did Emergency Medicine in North Wales for 6 months before deciding GP was the career for herself and doing her 3 years of GP training in sunny Dorset.

Felicity returned to the Island with her husband (imported from Cornwall) following their wedding in Spring and are very glad to be back in the Island!

Felicity enjoys all aspects of General Practice as well as working in prison medicine. She also dabbles in Expedition Medicine when she gets a chance and has been lucky enough to accompany charity cycle rides and treks as the medic in far flung places!  When she is not working she is usually making the most of our Island life- cycling, sailing and enjoying the beaches.

Dr. Henry Paul
Dr. Nathalie Murphy
About Dr. Nathalie Murphy

Nathalie joined the team in 2020. She was born and bred in Jersey and completed her medical training at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2013. She also has a BSc degree in Pharmacological Sciences. Nathalie has gained a broad range of experience working in varied hospital specialties including Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and A&E.

Nathalie loves the diversity of a day in General Practice, working with different age groups and the relationships developed over time. She has an interest in Women’s Health and has a Diploma from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is fully trained to fit and remove contraceptive coils and implants.

She is married with a young family. When she is not at work, Nathalie enjoys making the most of Island life on our beautiful beaches, surfing and cliff-path walking. 

Dr. Nick Connell
About Dr. Nick Connell

Practice Management

Michelle Le Verdier

The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology.

The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Contact Us

Telephone No: 01534 833833 – Castle Quay Medical Practice

Our clinics are very discrete and confidentiality is guaranteed. Payment is by cash (only if correct amount), cheque, credit card or debit card. All payments are to be made on the day of treatment.