Our Staff

PARTNERS

Dr Will Sherlock

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.

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 Deepun Gosrani

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 Matt Owen

Peninsula (2008) BM, BS

Dr Owen graduated from the Peninsula Medical School in 2008. He worked in the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital for 2 years then moved to North Devon in 2010 to complete his GP training. In 2017 he took the opportunity to spend a year working as a Remote Rural Fellow on the Isle of Arran, Scotland before returning to North Devon to join the Wallingbrook team at the end of July 2018. Prior to studying medicine Dr Owen completed an Archaeology and History degree. He enjoys living and working in Devon with his wife and 3 children.

Lucy Harris

Managing Partner

SALARIED GP

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.

CLINICAL PHARMACIST

Joanna Hicks

Clinical Pharmacist, Mid Devon Primary Care Network

NURSE PRACTITIONERS

Tom Humphreys

Nurse Practitioner RN1993, RHV 1997, NP 2015

Tom trained in Bristol and qualified as a Staff Nurse in 1993, working at Bristol Children’s Hospital for 5 years, mainly in Oncology, also in all areas of children’s care. Tom then went on to qualify as a Health Visitor in 1997, working in the community in Bristol, Exeter and then North Devon. During his time in North Devon, he worked as a Team Lead and Practice Teacher supporting Student Nurses and Student Health Visitors. In 2015 he trained as a Nurse Practitioner, and started to work in this role here at Wallingbrook in August 2018. Tom is married, enjoys swimming and running around after his 4 children who enjoy many activities – horse, rugby, football, swimming and athletics.

NURSING TEAM

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.

Sophie Dixon

Karen Robinson

Practice Nurse Lead

Sandi Robinson

Karen Short

HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS

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.

Caroline Stapleton

Debbie Clarke

Alison Wood

PATIENT SERVICES TEAM

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.

Lizzie Scott

Patient Services Lead & Patient Care Coordinator

Sarah Rowley

Patient Services Lead & Patient Care Coordinator

Jill Letheren

Patient Service Advisor

Jess Powell

Patient Service Advisor

Amy Rose

Patient Care Coordinator

Karen Povey

Patient Service Advisor

Linsie Guard

Patient Service Advisor

Amber Snell

Patient Service Advisor

Emily Cann

Patient Service Advisor

Caitlin Talbot

Patient Services Advisor

Philippa Watson

Patient Services Advisor

ADMINISTRATION

Tracey Stevens

Clare Drew

Data & IT Administrator

Kate Burns

Business Services Coordinator

Rebecca Webb

Finance Administrator

DISPENSARY

Lesley Heale

Julie James

Carly Jeffery

Dispensary Team Lead

Lian Cureton

Paula Cartlidge

Tanya Godfrey