Dr Tim Watson
BMedSci BM BS DRCOG MRCGP
Background: Qualified from Nottingham University Medical School with a BMedSci 1992 and BM BS 1994. Passed MRCGP exam in 1996.
Interests: Messing around outside be it in a canoe, on a bike, running or climbing up something
Dr Ruth Taylor
MBBS DFFP DRCOG DCH MRCGP
Background: Trained at St Bartholomew Hospital London. Qualified 1996. Worked in Australia after house jobs. Came back to UK and moved to Devon. Spent a year working in Uganda 2002-3 at Mbarara University Medical School and also Hospice Mbarara in SW Uganda.
Interests: Not much time with 2 young twins! Gardening/ walking/cycling/playing
Dr Emma Sircar
MBBS BSc Hons MRCGP
Background: I trained at the Royal Free Hospital, London and qualified in 2000. I did my GP training in Dorset at Dorchester hospital and Poole, then completed this in Devon in 2006. I have lived locally since 2005 and love living here. I feel lucky to be part of such a friendly and thriving local community. I am passionate about working with local community partners to identify opportunities to improve existing services and develop new ones.
Interests: Gardening, walking, rowing and kayaking on Roadford lake.
Dr Charlie Hamilton
MBChB DCH MRCGP
Background: Graduated Bristol University 2004. Worked predominantly in South West since then with 9 months in Christchurch, NZ. Moved to Devon in 2006. GP Training in Torbay area, completed 2010. Married with 3 children.
Interests: The outdoors! Road cycling, walking on Dartmoor, sorting out the garden. Oh, and watching road cycling...
Dr Fiona Price
MBBS MRCGP DRCOG
Background: I graduated from Newcastle University in 2010 and then moved to the South cost, where I completed my foundation and GP training in Hampshire. I have worked as a GP in New Zealand for 6 months, and have recently moved to Devon where I am thoroughly enjoying everything that this beautiful county has to offer.
Dr Jo Hansford
Background: I qualified from the University of Bristol in 2012 and then moved to Yorkshire as a junior doctor. I missed the South West too much and came back to do my GP training in Somerset!
Interests: I enjoy being outdoors and pottering around in my garden.
Dr Waseem Malik
Background: I qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff in 2003. I started working as a GP in South Wales in 2008. I relocated to Devon, where my wife is originally from, with our 2 children.
Interests: Rugby, football, volleyball and eating out.
Dr Hannah Readman
BSc (Hons) MBBS RCGP
Background: I graduated from Imperial College in 2009 and then moved to Oxfordshire, where I completed my foundation and GP training. During my training I also worked in New Zealand and Ghana.
Interests: Although I love travelling I have now settled down in Devon with my young family and they are keeping me busy when I'm not at work.
Dr Katherine Kennedy
MBChB MRCS DTMH DFSRH DRCOG nMRCGP PGCME
Background: I qualified from Bristol University in 1999 and initially did Surgical training. I then realised that I wanted to be a GP, and in 2011 completed my training in Exeter. Since then I have worked as a Salaried GP in Torquay for 6.5 years and as a GP Locum.
Interests: I feel so lucky to live in Devon. I have 2 children and love being outdoors. I also enjoy surfing (badly!) and walking.
Dr Olivia Cameron
Background: I am delighted to have recently joined the Okehampton Medical Centre team. I studied medicine at the University of Glasgow. After graduating I came back to the south west where I grew up, and worked in Exeter, Bristol and Bath before completing my GP training in Exeter in 2021.
Interests: Outside work I enjoy pottery, music, and the great outdoors of Devon and Cornwall.
Dr Ruby Groome
Background: I graduated from UCL in 2015 and completed my GP training in Sussex in 2021. I moved to Devon with my husband to be closer to my family. I have worked as a salaried GP in Okehampton Medical Centre since summer 2022. I am part of the care home team and have an interest in elderly medicine. I love working as part of the wider multidisciplinary team in the community.
Interests: Walking on Dartmoor, live music and a spot of gardening. Since the move to Devon we have been kept busy doing up our 1930s house and we are about to start a campervan conversion for more local adventures.
Dr Michelle Doidge
BMBS MRCGP '18. RCGP cert. Drug Misuse Part 1 & Part 2.
Background: I studied locally at Peninsula Medical school, graduating in 2011 before moving to Gloucestershire. After 5 years as a GP in Gloucestershire I have made the move back to Devon to be closer to the sea and the moors! I have undertaken extra qualifications in the management of drug addiction and drug misuse and have experience in End of life care.
Interests: I have 2 children and enjoy walking and drawing.
Dr Saman Malik
Remote Locum GP
MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH Dip IBLM/BSLM
Background: Qualified from KEMC, University of Punjab, Pakistan in 2002. I completed my Vocational GP training in 2009 from Norfolk and Norwich University hospital, Norwich and then London. I am an internationally certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician through the British and International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. I have a passion for optimising health using preventative measures. I have worked in several inner city practices and rural clinics and enjoyed working remotely for local and international practices. I work as a sessional GP as I enjoy the flexibility to allow me to continue my involvement with health care projects in developing countries such as Pakistan.
Interests: Gardening, interior design and I enjoy cooking with my husband.
(Dr Saman Malik is referred to as "Dr Saman", to avoid confusion between her and one of our male GP Partners)
Dr Erum Arshad
Remote Locum GP
MB BS MRCP MRCGP
Dr Emily Brown
BM BCh BA DTMH DMCC MRCGP
Background: I qualified from the University of Oxford in 2014. I then moved back to work in the Southwest, where I grew up, and completed GP training in Exeter. Iíve worked overseas, including in Cambodia and Nepal, and as an expedition doctor. Part of the week I work as a researcher in the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol.
Interests: Anything in the great outdoors! Triathlon, travelling and cooking.
Dr Jo Kirkcaldy
Locum GP & GP Appraiser
BMedSci BMBS MRCP DipMedEd DFSRH MRCGP
Background: Dr Kirkcaldy is a Locum GP who has previously been a GP partner in Devon and Derbyshire and a hospital doctor in respiratory medicine for a number of years prior to that. When not working at the practice she is a GP Appraiser, mentors new to practice GPs and is the Deputy Director for Student Support for Exeter Medical School. She has particular interests in sexual health and respiratory medicine.
Interests: When not at work, she can often be found in the garden, baking (often with her Ukrainian lodger) or singing in a local choir.