Our Staff

Doctors

Dr Chris Dilley

Senior GP Partner - MBBS(Lond,1984) MRCGP DCH DRGOG DOccMed

Dr Dilley has special interests in Child Development, Occupational Health and is a GP Trainer. His interest in Occupational Health started whilst looking after the staff at Ottermill Switchgear. This local factory has since closed but used to produce electronics for international industrial and defence markets. He is proud to maintain our long established and excellent reputation as a training practice, which has now expanded to encompass undergraduates too. When not at work Dr Dilley can often be found out sailing.

Dr Simon Kerr

GP Partner - MB BS BSc MRCGP DRCOG DGM DFFP

Dr Kerr has spent many contented and busy years at the Coleridge Medical Centre, including twelve years as a clinical assistant in older peoples mental health as well as Clinical lead for Carers in Devon. He is now Chair of the Eastern Devon Locality, the largest sub division of the largest Clinical Commissioning Group in the Country. Dr Kerr is married with three sons, and is probably happiest singing and creating the practice partner's cabarets & has been known to dabble in a touch of karaoke from time to time. Tropical plants, soft fruit & palm trees are amongst his non clinical interests.

Dr Katharine Gurney

GP Partner - MA (Cantab) MB B Chir 1998 MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Dr Gurney has been a GP partner since 1994, working half time since 2004. She was previously GP Registrar in the practice, and is now involved in GP training for the Peninsula Deanery. In addition to this, she is actively involved in Devon LMC as a Representative for East Devon, sitting on the LMC Board and working as safeguarding lead. Last but not least she is also a busy mother, and wife to a local consultant orthopaedic surgeon.

Dr Nigel deSousa

GP Partner - BA MB ChB (Dublin, 1990) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Dr de Sousa is a nomad who trained at Trinity College in Dublin. He enjoys the wide scope of General Practice, particularly enjoying Child Health, Dermatology and teaching medical students. He is married to a local GP and has two (adult) children. His main hobbies centre on sport. He is an unashamed MAML who enjoys exploring East Devon and beyond on two wheels looking for new routes, coffee shops and cake! He also loves squash, tennis, gardening, film, beer and travel.

Dr Emma Stuart

GP Partner - MA (Cantab) BM BCh (oxon) MRCGP FRACGP DFFP

Dr Stuart initially trained as a urogyneacologist before becoming a GP. Her areas of special interest are urology, gynaecology and women's health. She also has an interest in teenage health. and helped to set up the Teen Health Group and Teen Health Website at King's School Ottery. When not at work she spends time with her three children enjoying all Devon has to offer.

Dr Juliet Nelson

GP Partner - MB Bch BSc MRCP MRCGP

Dr Nelson qualified in Bristol in 1988 and has a BSc in Psychology. Dr Nelson practised general medicine and achieved MRCGP before working overseas and returning to GP training in London. She also completed an academic post in the Department of General Practice, St Georges Tooting before becoming a partner in a 5 doctor urban practice in Wimbledon 1998-2005. She has been involved in teaching ever since. Dr Nelson moved to a GP practice in Cullompton in 2005 before joining the Coleridge Medical Centre in 2016. She is married to a local hospital doctor and, with her dogs and children, they love to explore the Devon countryside on foot or by bicycle. They have lived locally since 2005 and love the town and surroundings.

Dr Craig Thompson

GP Partner - BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCGP

Dr Thompson joined us in October 2019. He was born and grew up in Devon and returned here after medical school. He enjoys spending time with his young family and their golden retriever. His hobbies include gardening and travel.

Dr Sarah Fletcher

GP - MB ChB MRCGP DTM&H

Dr Fletcher trained in Leicester, qualified in 1995 and after working overseas qualified as a GP in 2002. She has been with the practice since 2015. She enjoys skiing, sailing and walking with her family when she gets the opportunity.

Dr Sally Caswell

GP - BSC MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

Dr Caswell moved to Devon in 2009 having previous been a GP partner in Canterbury, Kent. She enjoys skiing, walking and outdoor activities with her 4 boys.

Dr Louise Knight

GP - MBChB (Distinction)

Dr Knight trained in Bristol and qualified as a GP in 2002 , since when she has been working as a GP in the South West. She has an interest in elderly care and is a trustee of the Sid Valley Memory Café and the Admiral nurse campaign. She enjoys long walks, cooking , spending time with her family , book club , rock choir and supporting the Exeter Chiefs.

Dr Alex Werhun

GP - MBBCh MRCGP BSc (Hons) MRes

Qualified from Cardiff University in 2006. After working in hospitals in U.K. and Australia qualified as a general practitioner in 2014 in Exeter. Dr Werhun joined us in March 2017 after being a locum for two years prior. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, especially where scuba diving is involved, in the gym and following West Bromwich Albion.

Dr Angharad Jones

GP - BMBS, DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Jones moved to Devon to study medicine. She completed her GP training with us before taking up a permanent GP post with the practice.

Nurse Practitioners

Advanced nurse practitioners are highly experienced and educated members of the care team who are able to diagnose and treat your healthcare needs or refer you to an appropriate specialist if needed.

Tanya Cannon

Jules Anderson

Pip Hynam

Nurses

Nurses plan and provide medical and nursing care to patients in hospital, at home or in other settings who are suffering from chronic or acute physical or mental ill health.

Emma Blake

Helen Carden

Jean Coombes

Natalie Henderson

Treatment Room Nurses

Treatment Room Nurses use effective clinical and communication skills in the assessment and management of patients in GP settings, ensuring that care is planned in partnership with patients, and their families / carers.

Penelope Brown

Helen Wakelin

Claire Crabb

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Emma Snow

Vikki Bowes

Research

Clinical research is vital for finding new treatments and improving patient care. Research nurses are at the forefront of this process. Research nurses need a thorough understanding of the research process and terminology, and in-depth knowledge of the specialty under investigation.

Christine Wright

Research Nurse

Pharmacists

Clinical pharmacists are increasingly working as part of general practice teams. They are highly qualified experts in medicines and can help people in a range of ways. This includes carrying out structured medication reviews for patients with ongoing health problems and improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach.

Gail Foreshew

Gail qualified as a pharmacist in 1998 working at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust for 14 years before moving to Devon. During this time she qualified as a prescriber working in the Emergency Department and acute medicine. She worked for NEW Devon CCG as their patient safety pharmacist for 7 years where her special interest was medicines in care homes. Gail is married with 2 young boys who she enjoys bringing up in the Devon Countryside.

Debbie Marriott

Pharmacist

Practice Management

The practice manager and her assistants are involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice. The management team supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Sue Stokes

Practice Manager

Sue joined the Coleridge Medical Centre in December 2005 as Assistant Practice Manager and has been in post as Practice Manager since June 2010. Sue describes her role as, "Our challenge is to work with colleagues in health and social care, other practices, and patients, to find innovative and sustainable ways to maintain our high standards of care, within the financial constraints of the ever changing National Health Service". Sue lives locally and spends time enjoying the amenities this beautiful part of the world has to offer.

Assistant Practice Management

The assistant practice managers roles are divided between administration and clinical management within 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.

Mel Gooding

Assistant Practice Manager/ Administration

Claire Hobbs

Assistant Practice Manager/ Administration Clinical

Reception / Admin

Patient Services Advisors provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. They do not wish to know the specific details of your illness but sometimes an indication of your problems can help in giving a prompt answer and directing you to the most appropriate health professional. They are trained to be discreet and maintain confidentiality at all times. Patient Services Advisors make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, calling patients in for routine checks, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Secretaries

Our medical secretaries are experienced in their role and specifically trained in medical terminology. They facilitate referrals from your doctor to hospitals and other healthcare professionals. They work with your GP and on your behalf to make sure you are referred to the right place for your medical condition.