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GP Principal - Male
Dr Anderson is our senior partner. He is the ENT specialist GP in our practice and holds clinics in Dartmouth seeing a wide range of patients living within South Devon.
GP - Male
Dr Bell completed his registrar training in Dartmouth and went on to join the team as a full time GP with us. He enjoys spending time with his young family.
GP - Female
Dr Chopin's particular interests are Women's Health, Care of the Elderly and End of Life Care. She read medicine in Bristol, did her GP training in Bath and Swindon and came to Dartmouth Medical Practice in 1998. Karin and her husband run an organic farm in Slapton.
GP - Female
Dr Cotton has joined us after moving to Devon with her husband and young family.
GP Principal - Male
Dr Eynon-Lewis is married to Kate (currently working as an HCA in the practice), we have five children; four boys and a girl. Interests are varied and include walking, reading, gardening, tennis and shooting.
GP Principal - Male
I consider myself fortunate to have such an interesting, varied job in which two days are never the same. My experience of Primary Care has cemented my desire to be a true generalist, but within that I have some specific areas of interests: I perform a wide array of steroid injections as a treatment modality in musculoskeletal disease; dermatology; prostatic disease and end-of-life care. I also work as a GP Appraiser, help to train medical students and have worked closely with GPs from other practices to assess areas of best practice. These are interesting times for the NHS, and I welcome the opportunity to attract better services for the people of Dartmouth.
GP - Female
Dr Grey has joined us after completing her final year as a registrar with the Practice.
GP Principal - Female
Sister K Ethertington
Sister A Osborne
Sister K Peters
Gavin is the lead nurse of the team. He also forms part of the urgent care team.
What is a GP Registrar?
We are a training Practice, which means that fully-qualified doctors, who have usually completed their training in hospital medicine and then spend up to eighteen months working in a practice to develop their skills in general practice.
We usually have at least one GP Registrar and you may be offered an appointment with him/her at the surgery.
By the time you see a GP registrar they will have spent time at a medical school to qualify as a doctor. They will then have completed 2 years working in hospitals (previously known as “house jobs”. They will then start a 3-year training programme to become a GP, during which they will spend 18 months in a training practice.
GP Registrars work alongside the GPs in the practice and will always have a GP on hand should they feel they require a second opinion.
Medical Students usually spend 6-8 weeks at the surgery. These students are at the early stage of medical training and do not all go on to become GPs. Some will go on to become surgeons or other specialist clinicians. The time they spend in the surgery allows skills to be taught such as examination and history taking skills.
Students spend a lot of their time sitting in on patient consultations with a GP. You will always be told when you arrive at the surgery that a Medical Student will be present in your consultation. You can, of course if you prefer, ask that the Medical Student is excused while you undergo your consultation if you should wish to. As a teaching practice we believe that having Medical Students on site is a benefit not only to the student, but the wider population who may go on to need the skills of the Medical Student in the future.
Business Manager: Graham Ray
Graham's role is to keep the whole surgery running smoothly, whether it be a financial or clinical matter, while focusing on strategic and clinical planning. You may contact Graham about non-clinical aspects of your healthcare or a matter involving the surgery if you wish to make a comment on your experience in the surgery.
Operations Manager: Hannah Williams
Hannah is responsible for a wide ranging number or roles, from rota planning to ensuring services are running appropriately.
Reception Manager: Sam Lumley
Our receptionists are a pivitol part of the team. They are the members of staff every patient will interact with and who deal with a wide range of queries; not only from patients but from colleagues in other areas of the NHS, such as district nurses and hospitals. They work tirelessly each day taking up to 250 phone calls in any single day and dealing with sometimes 300 members of the public on the front desk.
Please bear in mind that receptionists are carrying out their duties as per their contract with the surgery. If a receptionist advises that she cannot help any further with your query, this is not because he/she does not want to, but because they are not allowed or do not have the means to help you any further. Receptionists, although having basic medical training, are not doctors and cannot tell you exactly what your blood test result means unless a GP has instructed them to do so.
Our Admin Team is made up of Clerical, Secretarial & Administrative staff. Based in the building opposite the main surgery you will find them working behind the scenes, keeping everything running smoothly. From typing letters, to entering clinical data, organising the doctors schedules to sending out the letters you receive.
Our Secretaries will deal with referrals, not only typing the letters from the doctors dictation, but also completing the referral pathways. They also deal with insurance companies, solicitors and courts alongside a huge variety of forms.
In some cases the secretaries are responsible for organising external clinics which are run by our doctors with a specialist interest.
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NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.