Following Up on Hospital Appointments

To any of our patients who have been promised by the RD&E that they can expect a follow-up appointment with the hospital in a specific timeframe, please note that it is likely to be delayed to the enormous pressure the RD&E is facing due to COVID and staff absence.

Many routine workloads are on hold for most departments while they prioritise urgent or cancer-related referrals.

Please rest assured that you have not been forgotten about!


If your specific timeframe for your follow-up appointment has passed and you wish to gain further information, you can contact the department dealing with your need directly on the numbers below: 

Medical - 01392 406925

Surgical - 01392 406921

Gynae - 01392 406920

Cardiology - 01392 402769

Dermatology - 01392 405510

Respiratory - 01392 406925


There are considerable delays in receiving reports for results, echocardiograms and MRIs. The expected processing time for these reports is currently estimated to be more than 3 months.

Health Checks Provided by Thrive Tribe

Coleridge Medical Centre has partnered with Thrive Tribe to complete health checks for some some of our eligible patients.

A healthcare professional from Thrive Tribe will be attending the surgery - usually on a Tuesday - to provide these health checks.

We will be contacting eligible patients by phone, or by sending out appointment invites by text message.

This service is currently only available to patients who meet particular criteria, so please wait to be invited.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

Over the last 14 months the NHS has collectively delivered an incredible 117 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recognises that there remains considerable uncertainty with regards to the likelihood, timing and severity of any potential future wave of COVID-19 in the UK.

We would like our patients to know that the Government’s strategy is to deliver the following from April 2022:

  • a spring dose for those most at risk (over 75’s, those severely immunosuppressed aged 12 and over and residents of older people’s care homes),
  • to offer vaccinations to 5-11 year olds
  • autumn boosters for those most vulnerable/elderly (although yet to be confirmed)

GP surgeries are not being asked to provide COVID-19 vaccinations from April 2022. We expect mass vaccination sites, such as Greendale, to continue providing COVID-19 vaccinations.

Vaccine Eligibility

Working Pattern of our GPs


The Days our GPs are Working in the Surgery

Dr Chris Dilley (GP Partner)

Tuesdays * Wednesdays * Thursdays

Dr Simon Kerr (GP Partner)

Monday * Tuesday * Friday

Dr Katharine Gurney (GP Partner)

Tuesdays * Thursdays

Dr Juliet Nelson (GP Partner)

Mondays * Tuesdays * Wednesdays

Dr Sarah Fletcher 

Mondays (AM) * Tuesdays (AM) * Wednesdays * Thursdays (AM)

Dr Sally Caswell 

Wednesdays * Thursdays * Fridays (AM)

Dr Louise Knight 

Mondays * Tuesdays

Dr Alex Werhun 

Mondays * Wednesdays * Fridays

Dr Angharad Jones 

Tuesdays * Wednesdays * Thursdays (AM)

Dr Catherine Bates 

Wednesdays * Thursdays

Dr Susanna Olsen 

Out of practice until 2023

Dr Sarah Lort 

Out of practice until 2023

Dr Lucy Freyne 

Tuesdays * Fridays

Dr John Hudson 

Mondays * Wednesdays* Thursdays (AM)

Dr Matthew Vallis

Thursdays * Fridays 

Dr Harriet Roberts (GP Registrar)

Out of practice until 2023

 Dr Nada Khan (GP Registrar)

Wednesdays * Thursdays (AM)



For more information about our GPs, please visit the 'Our Staff' section of the website, by clicking HERE.

Welcome to Coleridge Medical Centre

We are a friendly and welcoming GP practice located in the historic market town of Ottery St Mary. We look after approximately 16,000 patients who live in Ottery and the surrounding villages. 

We are open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). You can speak to a Patient Services Adviser on the telephone between 08:30 to 13:30 and 14:00 to 18:00. For face to face enquiries you can call in between 08:00 and 18:30.   

Our Mission Statement

Coleridge Medical Centre – A Healthy Practice

Our Vision

We aim to provide a high quality, caring, safe and friendly atmosphere within which we help members of our community achieve and attain optimum levels of health.


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Ottery St Mary Medical Trust Fund

Established in 1990, the Ottery St Mary Medical Trust has enabled the Coleridge Medical Centre to remain at the cutting edge of general medical practice. 

As the demands on the NHS increase, the generosity of those who have donated to, fundraised for, or left a gift in their will to the Trust, has enabled the GP Partners at the Medical Centre to enhance the care provided to our patients. The Trust has invested the funds received in equipment and services which otherwise would not have been funded by the NHS.

The gifts the Trust receives are an acknowledgement of the care the practice delivers to the community. It is, therefore, fitting that the funds help us provide an even better service for Ottery St Mary and the surrounding villages.

The GP Partners, as Trustees, welcome and will consider all requests and suggestions for purchases that will benefit patients and users of the Medical Centre. The Trust is regulated by the Charity Commission and all purchases must meet the criteria set out in the Trust Deed.

Your donations have undoubtedly helped us provide reassurance, dignity and comfort to our patients, whilst potentially saving lives. From pre-birth to end of life, you have made the difference.

To DONATE to the Ottery St Mary Medical Trust Fund, please do so by following this link.