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Doctors and Staff

Staff

Rachael Hallam

Job Title
Practice Manager
Additional Notes
Rachael is responsible for the operational and strategic management of the practice and works closely with the GP team to develop services and manage the changes, opportunities and challenges currently facing primary care.

Doctors

Dr Sue Smout (Doctor in Partnership)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
MBBS MRCGP DFSRH
Additional Notes
Qualified at St. George's Hospital Medical School, London in 1987. She has particular experience of the health of young people. She is also an appraiser of other GPs, GP Trainer, Staff Lead and PPG Lead for the practice. Dr Smout is our GP that is trained to fit coils here at Albany.

Dr Jocelyn Glenton (Doctor in Partnership)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
BSc MB ChB MRCGP DCH
Additional Notes
Qualified at Leeds Medical School in 2000. She has a particular interest in education and child health. GP Trainer and joint Research Lead for the practice.

Dr Chay Thomas (Doctor in Partnership)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
MBBS BSc MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFSRH
Additional Notes
Qualified at Imperial College, London in 2001. He is a GP trainer and has an interest in child health and women's health but loves being a generalist. Joint Research Lead for the practice and our Executive GP Partner, Dr Thomas is also the lead GP in our skin surgery service and fits/removes contraceptive implants.

Dr Julia Gaffney (Doctor in Partnership)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
BMedSci MB BS MRCP MRCGP
Additional Notes
Qualified at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine in 2002. Had experience in acute hospital medicine prior to becoming a GP, and joining the Practice in 2012. Medical Student Lead for the practice, Co Clinical director of Newton Abbot West Primary care network.

Dr Vikki Taylor - St Ruth (Doctor in Partnership)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
BScEcon MBBS AKC MRCGP

Dr Katie Lambert (Salaried GP)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
BSc MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
Additional Notes
Qualified at Warwick Medical School in 2007. Has diplomas in women's health and reproductive health, as well as a BSc in Biochemistry Science from University of Bath. Joint Research Lead for the practice.

Dr Laura Nutt (Salaried GP)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
BMBS MRCGP

Dr Kaarthiga Suresh (Salaried GP)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
MBChB MRCGP
Additional Notes
Studied at the University of Bristol, qualified in 2011.

Dr Theresa Wightman (GP Registrar)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
BSc MBBS
Additional Notes
Qualified at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2014.

Dr Steve Gracie (Salaried GP)

Job Title
General Practitioner
Qualifications
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG

Nursing Team

Helen Kika

Job Title
Nurse Practitioner
Additional Notes
Qualifications: RGN, Non medical Prescriber.
Qualified as a registered nurse in 1990, Various job roles in cardiac & respiratory nursing in Leicester Hospitals before moving to primary care in Devon in 2016 working as a Nurse Practitioner.

Isobel Cooper

Job Title
Nurse Practitioner
Qualifications
Dip Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) Nurse Prescriber
Additional Notes
Trained at St Bartholmews School of Nursing and Midwifery on 2000. Isobel has a Diploma in Adult Nursing and also studied at Plymouth University in 2014. She is interested in chronic disease management and minor illness, currently completing a masters in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Julie Short

Job Title
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Qualifications
Dip Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) Emergency Care Non-Medical Prescriber
Additional Notes
Julie worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Royal Devon Exeter hospital for 10 years before moving into primary care.

Rachel Ludlam

Job Title
Nurse Prescriber
Qualifications
RGN BSc
Additional Notes
Nurse Team Leader

Catherine Wilson

Job Title
Nurse Prescriber
Qualifications
Dip HE Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) Nurse Prescriber
Additional Notes
Trained at the University of Surrey, qualified as a registered nurse in 2001 and as a registered midwife in 2003. Catherine has a special interest  in Asthma and COPD management, and women's health. Nurse research lead for the surgery.

Vicki Cann

Job Title
Healthcare Assistant

Kelly Critchlow

Job Title
Healthcare Assistant

Laura Leaman

Job Title
Phlebotomist

Community Healthcare

Ms Rosemary Hooper

Job Title
Community Pharmacist
Additional Notes
Qualified from Bath University in 2008 having completed a masters degree in Pharmacy, then completed her training, her final year in a local pharmacy in Paignton. Rosie has run several different local community pharmacies.

Administrative

Medical Reception and Administration Teams

Job Title
Reception Staff
Additional Notes
All our receptionists and admin team members are here to help you, but as you may notice their job is very often very demanding. They answer the telephones, deal with enquiries from all directions, and cope with an immense number of clerical tasks. Often all at the same time that are urgent for the GP's and patient's.

So please be patient.

We have a large medical reception team of 14 staff members, some working full time hours and others part time. All of the team have received comprehensive training in the various aspects of their work to support our patients appropriately. We also have a smaller medical administration team of 5 members, whom perform a variety of clerical duties for all our patients and staff members at Albany. They also support the practice with IT and finances.