Dr Kevin Douglas
BM BA BCh Oxon 1985 DA DRCOG MRCGP MSc
Dr Jim Forrer
Dr Kerry Boyle
BSc MBChB MRCGP DFFP
Dr Joseph Mays
BSc MBChB Bristol 1998 MRCSEd MRCGP
Dr Barry Coakley
Dr Lisa Gibbons
MBChB(Hons) Edinburgh 1998, MA(Cantab) Cambridge 1995, MRCP, MRCGP, DTM&H, DFFP, DRCOG.
Dr Jane Aitken
MBBS St Mary’s London 1995 DRCOG DFSRM
Dr Kate Lippett
Dr Tessa Phillp
Assistant Practice Manager
The Practice Nursing Team
RGN BSc (Hons) NP Asthma Dip CHD Dip
Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Prescriber
Senior Practice Nurses
RN Dip HE (Adult) Nursing
RGN Dip HE (Nursing) Adult
RGN Dip HE (Nursing) Adult
Healthcare Assistants (HCA)
Senior HCA, NVQ Level 3, Smoking Cessation Advisor
About The Practice Staff
Debbie Sargeant is our Practice Manager and is responsible for the management and smooth running of the Practice.
The community and practice-based nursing team work closely together to manage the health needs of all the practice population. They have specialist expertise in diabetes, respiratory disease and leg-ulcer management.
The Community Matron works closely with the Practice to manage patients with complex needs in the community.
Our Healthcare Assistants have been trained to take samples of blood and to perform ECGs, blood pressure readings, some dressings and record new patient health check information.
Also our Senior Healthcare Assistants carry out smoking cessation checks and NHS health checks for eligible patients.
Our team of Receptionists and Secretaries have been specifically trained to deal with your enquiries. All our staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and Nurses.
We have two Dispensers at our branch surgery, Underhill Surgery, Lympstone. This is a dispensing surgery for those patients registered at Underhill Surgery only.
Data Protection Act and Confidentiality
Patients' records are held on computer in accordance with the guidelines of the Data Protection Act and strict confidentiality is maintained.
All our staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and Nurses.
Other Members Of The Team
District Nurses Tel no. 274825
Midwives Tel no. 226727
The Practice also works closely with Hospiscare, Community Mental Health Nurses, Counsellors, Chiropodists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Audiologists, Speech Therapists and also Social Services.
Treatment Centre (Minor Injuries Unit)
We help to cover the Treatment Centre for minor injuries with other Doctors on a rota basis. Although this may sometimes interrupt Surgery appointment times, it does mean that we can offer you an emergency service locally out of hours, with suitable back-up and nursing help. Telephone 282001. The treatment centre is open 8.00am - 10.00pm.
We are a training Practice. You may be offered an appointment with a qualified Doctor gaining experience in General Practice, or asked if one may be present while you consult your own Doctor. If you prefer to see your own Doctor in private, please say so. No-one will be offended. Dr Kevin Douglas, Dr Jim Forrer, Dr Kerry Boyle and Dr Joseph Mays are the approved trainers.
We are also involved with the Peninsula Medical School and provide training from time to time for Medical Students.
Violence and Abuse
We aim to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similarly respectful way. We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour against any of our staff or patients. If a patient is violent or abusive, they will be warned to stop their behaviour. If they persist, we may exercise our right to take action to have them removed, immediately if necessary, from our list of patients.