Wallingbrook Health GroupTel: 01769 580295
Winkleigh SurgeryTel: 01769 580295
Utrecht (1988) ARTS, DRS, DPD
Dr Wielink trained in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and qualified in 1988. After qualifying, she worked for Bristol Myers Squibb, a pharmaceutical company, in Holland. In 1990 she came to England to do her vocational training and became a GP in 1993. She joined Chulmleigh Health Centre in 1995 as a GP assistant and became a partner in 1996. Dr Wielink has a special interest in dermatology and ophthalmology (having worked at the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple as a clinical assistant for many years).
Dr Wielink is married and enjoys walking, photography and holidays on the Isles of Scilly. Dr Wielink and her husband are keen choristers. They also have a little smallholding.
Southampton (1981) BM, D.A.Cert.Med.Acup
Dr Burke graduated from the University of Southampton in 1981 and has experience in healthcare both in the NHS and in Canada. Initially he trained as an anaesthetist before deciding to take up General Practice and was able to combine the two areas whilst working in rural Alberta. Returning to the UK in 1996 he joined the Chulmleigh Practice in January 1997.
Dr Burke has particular interests in mental health and chronic pain problems and has been involved in local prescribing forums for the past ten years. Since 2003 Dr Burke has also been involved in local NHS Commissioning bodies, helping shape local services. He is currently Chair of Northern, Eastern & Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group.
Dr Burke is married and lives near Burrington.
Sheffield (1995) Mb.ChB
Dr Sherlock, graduated from University of Sheffield 1995. He worked as a junior doctor in Barnsley, Rotherham and Chesterfield and saw a lot of mining related lung disease. His first taste of general practice was working in Christchurch, New Zealand serving a deprived community. Dr Sherlock then returned to the UK to complete his GP training in Ross-on-Wye. Canoeing on the River Wye was great fun!
In 2002 he joined the Chulmleigh partnership after having worked as a locum GP in many of the North Devon practices. He likes evidence based medicine and one of his drivers is to minimise unnecessary and possibly harmful medicalisation. In many cases drugs aren't as good as making positive healthy lifestyle changes, it's cardiovascular exercise that keeps diabetes, depression and dementia at bay.
Dr Sherlock lives near Bideford with his partner and two children. He enjoys running, walking, gardening and housework.
(Executive Partner) BPharm (London 1989) MSc (Liverpool 2003)
IP (Bath 2004) FFRPS, FRPharmS, MIoD
Karen qualified as a pharmacist in 1989 from Kings College, London. She has worked in various industrial, hospital and community pharmacy positions including being an area manager for a large multiple. Karen joined the NHS as Pharmaceutical Adviser in 1998. In 2004 she joined Wallingbrook as the first pharmacist partner in general practice and made headlines nationally. She since pioneered the role of a prescribing practice pharmacist and was profiled by Guardian in 2006.
She believes in delivering a high quality personal and professional service. In 2007, she was awarded 'Pharmacy Professional of the Year' and was also given a special award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Primary and Community Care' by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. This role is now being funded nationally by NHS England to ensure other practices have a practice pharmacist in their team.
Karen was appointed Executive Partner in 2010 in recognition of her business and organisational development skills to ensure Wallingbrook continues to flourish through challenging times ahead.
Karen is married and enjoys the pandemonium of living with her blended family.
Cardiff (2003) MRCGP DCH DSM
Dr Gosrani graduated from Cardiff University in 2003. He worked around the UK doing emergency medicine and later Ophthalmology. He worked in New Zealand in 2005 and stumbled upon North Devon upon his return in 2006. Dr Gosrani enjoyed the area so much that he decided to do his GP training here in 2007. In 2011 he did research and worked in a rural South African Hospital.
He enjoys the beauty of North Devon and loves surfing and walking. He has worked in Wallingbrook Health Centre since November 2011.
Dr James Jarvie
Bristol (2002) MBChB MRCGP
Dr Jarvie qualified from Bristol University in 2002, and trained as a GP in the North Devon area after a brief spell working in Western Australia.
He is interested in all areas of General Practice and has particular interest in medical education, working part time at University of Exeter Medical School.
Dr Jarvie recently moved from North Devon to Exeter and is married with 3 children.
Dr Clare Dawson
Cardiff (1998) MB Bch MRCGP
Dr Dawson graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1998. She completed her GP training in Abergavenny and started work as a GP in the Welsh Valleys.
Dr Dawson moved to Devon in 2010 and after a period of locum work became a GP partner in Barnstaple. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has an interest in the management of substance misuse and prescribing.
She joined the team at Wallingbrook in 2017 to work closer to home. She lives in Chulmleigh with her 3 children and can be often found early in the morning out running with her dog.
Our practice nurses are available by appointment. The nurses undertake wound care and dressings, removal of stitches, routine immunisations, also contraceptive advice, cervical smears, blood pressure and urine checks, advice on healthy eating, smoking advice and menopausal problems.
They also perform well-person checks and run special clinics such as asthma advice and education, Cardio Vascular Disease, Diabetes and Teenage Clinic.
Provide support to the practice nurses by taking blood samples; perform new patient checks; ECGs, blood pressure and urine checks as well as simple dressings and suture removal. They also provide some health support sessions such as smoking cessation and weight loss.
The patient services team provides an important link for patients with the practice and is 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. The patient services team 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, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Sarah RowleyPatient Services Lead & Patient Care Coordinator
Jess Powell Patient Services Lead & Patient Care Coordinator
Amy BreachPatient Care Coordinator
Karen PoveyPatient Service Advisor
Jill LetherenPatient Service Advisor
Lizzie ScottPatient Service Advisor
Tegan DohooPatient Service Advisor
Victoria EastonPatient Service Advisor
Jo BerryPatient Service Advisor
Amy HowesPatient Service Advisor
Linsie GuardBusiness Services Coordinator
Kate BurnsBusiness Services Coordinator
Tracey Stevens Data and IT Administrator
NicolaData and IT Administrator
The midwife provides the full range of midwifery care, including preconception advice, antenatal (pregnancy) clinics and classes; hospitals and home births and mother & baby care at home.
Please note, this service is provided by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust. For more information please contact the patient services team at the surgery.
The community nurses provide a comprehensive nursing care service to patients of all ages in their own homes, who are unable to attend the surgery. Often care is undertaken in collaboration with other agencies.
If you wish to contact a member of the community nursing team during the week please phone the practice on 01769 580295 between 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Please advise the patient services team if your needs are urgent and they will contact the district nursing team immediately.
For other enquiries please leave a message with the patient services team and a nurse will contact you on their return to the office.
For out of hours care please telephone 111 and they will triage your call and arrange for care provision as appropriate from either a GP or nurse.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
The Health Visitors can help with the following:
The Health Visiting Team run Healthy Child Clinics the first Tuesday of each month here at Wallingbrook Health Centre, Chulmleigh. The Health Visitor and Children's Centre Staff are present to help with any questions.
The physiotherapist works with all age groups giving advice and treatment for back and neck problems, strains and sprains. Treatments are also given for chest and neurological problems.
Please note, this service is provided by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Healthcare Trust. For more information please contact the patient services team at the surgery
Carly Jeffery Dispensary Team Lead
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