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Coleridge Medical Centre, Canaan Way, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1EQTel: 01404 814447
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.
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.
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.
BA MB ChB (Dublin, 1990) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
Dr de Sousa trained at Trinity College in Dublin. He enjoys the wide clinical scope of General practice, particularly enjoying Child Health, Dermatology and teaching medical students.
He is married to a local GP and has two great children.
His main hobbies centre on sport, especially squash and cycling. One day he will make it to the top of Peak Hill without having to stop!
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.
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.
MB BcH(Hons) MRCGP
Dr Skene joined us in September 2019. He and his young family enjoy the wonderful countryside and coastline that the South West offers. When time allows he can also be found out on his road bike or running up hills!
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.
BSC MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Dr Caswell moved to Devon in 2009 having previous been a GP partner in
She enjoys skiing, walking and outdoor activities with her 4 boys.
MB ChB MRCGP DTM&HDr 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.
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.
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.
MRCP 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.
From Left to Right: Tanya Cannon, Philly Evans (Nurse Manager) and Pip Hynam
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.
"I joined the Coleridge Medical Centre in December 2005 as Assistant Practice Manager and have been in post as Practice Manager since June 2010.
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.
I live locally and spend time enjoying the amenities this beautiful part of the world has to offer."
The practice manager and her assistants are 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 management team supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Assistant Practice Manager - Mel Gooding
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.
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.
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.
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