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  • Dr Tim Watson

    GP Trainer

    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

    GP Trainer

    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

    MB ChB

    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

    MB BCh

    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

    Locum GP

    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.

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