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National Diabetes Audit (NDA): Helping to improve diabetes care

Brannam Medical Centre is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. Please click here for more information.

BLOOD PRESSURE APPOINTMENTS

Please remember to arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment to give your heart rate a chance to steady. Please wear loose clothing and refrain from Caffeine and Nicotine for at least 30 minutes prior to your Blood Pressure appointment.

 

All Dr. Bunney's patients have been transferred to his job-share partner Dr. Jackie Tolhurst. She has increased her number of surgeries per week. We are currently interviewing for his replacement at the moment and awaiting appointment. If any of Dr. Bunney's patients wish to change their doctor please speak to a member of reception. Dr. Oliver Hassall is taking on new patients.

We would like your feedback on the care or treatment we give you any time you visit your GP or have contact with the practice. Click on the Friends & Family tab on the right below Further Information for more details. If you would like to give us more detailed feedback about the services we provide you can do this by completing a review on the NHS Choices website. To view Januarys results please click here.

Doctors

Dr Louise Bond (MB BSc Hon MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFFP) - Partner

GMC Number 6029217


Louise graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London in 2001 and holds postgraduate qualifications in General Practice, Women’s Health, Family Planning and Paediatrics. Within the practice she specialises in women’s health, teaching and prescribing. Louise job shares with Dr Suzanne Smit and both are supported by Julie and Trudi, their part-time receptionists.

Outside of work Louise enjoys spending time with her husband and their three little girls in the North Devon countryside.


 

Dr Tim Chesworth (MB ChB MRCS MRCGP) - Partner

drchestworth.jpgGMC Number 4500092

After graduating from Bristol University in 1998, Tim initially trained in general surgery before finally seeing the light, and changing to general practice. He is still interested in surgical problems and has training in acupuncture. Tim is the practice lead for Stroke and Cancer care, and chairs the Practice’s IM&T group dealing with all things technical. He is also our Caldicott Guardian, charged with ensuring the highest standards of patient confidentiality and data protection within the practice. Tim is supported by his full time receptionist Corinne.

Outside of work Tim enjoys keeping fit by swimming, cycling and running.

Dr Melanie Deacon (MB MRCP DRCOG DFSRH) - Partner

GMC Number 6051351

mel.jpgAfter graduating from Southampton in 2002, Mel embarked on her GP training, working in the Southwest of England and Australia. She joined Brannam in 2008 for her registrar year and continued with the team becoming a salaried doctor. In September 2010 she started a partnership as a job share with Dr Ben Waterfall. They are both supported by their part time receptionists Steph and Julia.

Outside of work Mel enjoys surfing, cycling and spending time with her husband and young daughters.

Dr Oliver Hassall (MA MPH PhD MRCGP) - Partner

GMC Number 4331672

Oliver_Hassall.JPGOliver did a zoology degree before studying medicine and trained as a GP in Liverpool and South Molton.  He has worked overseas and most recently he and his family lived in Kenya for 3 years while he was doing a PhD. Oliver maintains his interests in public health and research and is still involved in research projects in Africa. He is an honorary Senior Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Oliver became a partner at the Practice in 2014 and has his own patient list. He is supported by his receptionist Rachel.

Outside of work, Oliver enjoys doing active things outdoors.

Dr Edward Matthews (MB BS) - Partner

GMC Number 6130011

DSCN0022_1.jpgEd graduated from London in 2005 and joined the practice in September 2010 providing locum cover. He has since become a partner at Brannam, taking the clinical lead for Mental Health problems and Learning Disabilities. Ed is supported by Susie his receptionist.

Outside of work Ed is never happier than when demolishing and rebuilding part of his home. He enjoys cooking for his hungry family, Rosi, Alex, Barnaby and Clementine, often having just marched them about the beautiful North Devon countryside. The household has recently been joined by three exceptionally demanding and spoilt ex-battery chickens.

Dr Suzanne Smit (MB ChB) - Partner

DSCN0033.jpgGMC Number 4582296

Suzanne graduated from university in South Africa in 1998 and joined our busy team in October 2010. She job shares with Dr Louise Bond and is supported by part time receptionists Julie and Trudi. Suzanne specialises in women’s health, obesity and ENT.

Outside of work Suzanne enjoys running, hiking, reading and watching rugby. She is married to a GP and they have two children.

Dr Iain Stewart (MB CH.B DRCOG FRCS MRCGP) - Partner

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GMC Number 3453388

Iain graduated from Glasgow in 1990 and specialises in Dementia, COPD and Palliative care, and is also a GP trainer. He is supported in his role by his full time receptionist Rebecca.

Outside of work Iain is our very own 'marathon man' frequently disappearing to compete in a cast of thousands in London or New York.

Dr Peter Taylor (BSc. Hon MB MBBS DCH) - Partner

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GMC Number 3137932

Peter graduated from London in 1986 and specialises in CHD, Learning Difficulties and Child Protection. He is supported by his full time receptionist Sue.

Peter divides his time off between playing cricket and carting his children around to endless swimming and surfing competitions. He loves walking, watching rugby and talking about all sports.

Dr Ben Waterfall (BMediSci BMBS MRCGP Dip Pract Derm)

GMC Number 4717621

Dr_Ben_Waterfall.jpgBen graduated from Nottingham in 2000 and joined our team as a locum in 2008. Since April 2014 he has taken on the role as Executive Partner within the Practice. Ben specialises in Minor Surgery and Dermatology, a speciality in which he also works for North Devon District Hospital. He is also an important member of the Practice’s IM&T group dealing with all things technical. Ben job shares his role with Dr Melanie Deacon and are both supported by Steph and Julia, their part-time receptionists.

Outside of work Ben enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife, young son and newborn twin babies. When not engaged in family life he remains a keen rock climber, squash player and cyclist.

Dr Jackie Tolhurst (MB ChB DCH MRCGP) - Salaried GP

GMC Number 3139635

Jackie graduated from Edinburgh in 1986, then worked in Scotland for 4 years before taking a career break to have her children. Jackie went on to train as a GP and worked as a full-time partner in South East London for 16 years and also worked as a GP Trainer and Family Planning Trainer.  Jackie joined Brannmas in 2013 as a long term locum, then stayed on as a salaried GP. Jackie was working in a job share with Dr Bunney and will continue to look after their lists of patients until a new job share appointment is made. Jackie's professional interests lie in family planning, women and children's health and teaching (medical students and GP trainees).

Jackie and her husband have 2 children, now grown-up and moved to North Devon for a lifestyle change. They both enjoy playing golf, walking, cycling and skiing.

Dr Anna Marquiss - Salaried GP

Dr Anna Marquiss

Dr Clare Hollister (MBChB MRCGP DFFP DCH DRCOG)-GP Retainer

GMC Number  6102905

Clare graduated from the University of Bristol in 2004 and joined Brannam Medical Centre in October 2013 as a GP Retainer. Clare is currently on maternity leave.

Dr Fiona Duncan (MB BCh) - GP Retainer

GMC Number  6156736

Fiona graduated from Cardiff in 2007 and joined Brannams in March 2016 working with us as a GP Retainer. Fiona is currently on maternity leave.

Dr Beth Kershaw (MB ChB) - GP Registrar

GMC Number 7265338

Beth graduated from the University of Cardiff in 2012.

 
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