Coleridge Medical Centre, Canaan Way, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1EQTel: 01404 814447
Senior GP Partner
MBBS(Lond,1984) MRCGP DCH DRGOG DOccMed
Dr Dilley has special interests in Child Development, Occupational Health and is a GP Trainer.
His interest in Occupational Health started whilst looking after the staff at Ottermill Switchgear. This local factory has since closed but used to produce electronics for international industrial and defence markets.
He is proud to maintain our long established and excellent reputation as a training practice, which has now expanded to encompass undergraduates too.
When not at work Dr Dilley can often be found out sailing.
MB BS BSc MRCGP DRCOG DGM DFFP
Simon has spent eighteen contented and busy years at the Coleridge Medical Centre, including twelve years as a clinical assistant in older peoples mental health as well as Clinical lead for Carers in Devon.
He is now interim Vice Chair of the Eastern Devon Locality, the largest sub division of the largest Clinical Commissioning Group in the Country.
Simon is married with three teenage boys, probably happiest singing and creating the practice partner's cabarets & has been known to dabble in a touch of karaoke from time to time.Tropical plants, soft fruit & palm trees are amongst his non clinical interests.
MA (Cantab) MB B Chir 1998 MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
Dr Gurney has been a GP partner since 1994, working half time since 2004. She was previously GP Registrar in the practice, and is now involved in GP training for the Peninsula Deanery.
In addition to this she is a LMC Representative for East Devon, the GP representative on Devon Safeguarding Children Board and on NHS Devon Safeguarding Children Assurance group. Kate is also a Trustee of Devon Community Foundation
Last but not least she is also a busy mother, and wife to a local consultant orthopaedic surgeon.
BA MB ChB (Dublin, 1990) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
Dr de Sousa trained at Trinity College in Dublin. He enjoys the wide clinical scope of General practice, particularly enjoying Child Health, Dermatology and teaching medical students.
He is married to a local GP and has two great teenage children.
His main hobbies centre on sport, especially squash and cycling. One day he will make it to the top of Peak Hill without having to stop!
MA (Cantab) BM BCh (oxon) MRCGP FRACGP DFFP
Dr Stuart initially trained as a urogyneacologist before becoming a GP. Her areas of special interest are urology, gynaecology and women's health.
She also has an interest in teenage health. and helped to set up the Teen Health Group and Teen Health Website at King's School Ottery.
When not at work she spends time with her three children enjoying all Devon has to offer.
MB Bch BSc MRCP MRCGP
Dr Juliet Nelson qualified in Bristol in 1988 and has a BSc in Psychology. Dr Nelson practised general medicine and achieved MRCGP before working overseas and returning to GP training in London. She also completed an academic post in the Department of General Practice, St Georges Tooting before becoming a partner in a 5 doctor urban practice in Wimbledon 1998-2005. She has been involved in teaching ever since. Dr Nelson moved to a GP practice in Cullompton in 2005 before joining the Coleridge Medical Centre in 2016.
BSC MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Dr Caswell moved to Devon in 2009 having previous been a GP partner in
She enjoys skiing, walking and outdoor activities with her 4 boys.
MB ChB MRCGP DTM&HDr Fletcher trained in Leicester, qualified in 1995 and after working overseas qualified as a GP in 2002. She has been with the practice since 2015.She enjoys skiing, sailing and walking with her family when she gets the opportunity.
BMBS, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Jones moved to Devon to study medicine. She completed her GP training with us before taking up a permanent GP post with the practice.
From Left to Right: Philly Evans (Nurse Manager), Pip Hynam and Christine Hellier
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
"I joined the Coleridge Medical Centre in December 2005 as Assistant Practice Manager and have been in post as Practice Manager since June 2010.
Our challenge is to work with colleagues in health and social care, other practices and patients to find innovative and sustainable ways to maintain our high standards of care, within the financial constraints of the ever changing National Health Service.
I live locally and spend time enjoying the amenities this beautiful part of the world has to offer."
Assistant Practice Managers
Mel Snow and Jan Moore
The practice manager and her assistants are involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The management team supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Our medical secretaries are experienced in their role and specifically trained in medical terminology. They facilitate referrals from your doctor to hospitals and other healthcare professionals. They work with your GP and on your behalf to make sure you are referred to the right place for your medical condition.
Gail qualified as a pharmacist in 1998 working at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust for 14 years before moving to Devon. During this time she qualified as a prescriber working in the Emergency Department and acute medicine.
She worked for NEW Devon CCG as their patient safety pharmacist for 7 years where her special interest was medicines in care homes.
Gail is married with 2 young boys who she enjoys bringing up in the Devon Countryside.
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.
Their telephone number is 01404 816019 and they are based at the hospital, generally available to answer calls between 09:00 and 10:00.
The community nurses and midwives work with the doctors at the surgery. They can be contacted on the medical centre number.
Your doctors may ask the help of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychologists and hospice nurses from time to time.
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