Dr Stephanie Bowler
MB BCH (Cardiff) DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Stephanie Bowler works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and is based mainly at our Babbacombe branch.
Dr Andy Vian
MB BCH (Cardiff) MRCGP DRCOG Dip Therap
Dr Andy Vian works Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and is mainly based at our St Marychurch branch.
Dr Rayindra Naidoo
MB Chb (South Africa 1989), DFMB, MFFLM (RCP), MRCGP
Dr Ray Naidoo works Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and is based at our Babbacombe branch.
Dr Richard Veale
MBBS Lond. BSc (Hons) MRCSEd MRCGP DPD
Dr Richard Veale works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and is based mainly at our St Marychurch branch.
Dr Alice Eccles
Dr Alice Eccles works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and is mainly based at our Babbacombe Branch.
Dr Alexandra Stevens
BMBS (Nottingham 2009) MRCGP
Dr Stevens works on Thursdays and Friday, mainly at St Marychurch
Dr Heather Pyne
BSc (Hons), MBBS, DRCOG
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Carer Support Worker
Social Prescribing Link Worker
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Lisa Van Kuyk
Lead Practice Nurse/Research Nurse
Lead Practice Nurse
Health Care Assistants play an important role in general practice. They provide valuable assistance to GPs and Practice Nurses. All the HCA's at the practice are phlebotomists and are qualified to NVQ Level 3. HCA's carry out many procedures including phlebotomy, ECGs, wound care management, ear checks and irrigation, administering injections (including flu and pneumonia vaccinations and B12 injections). They also carry out annual health checks and blood pressure monitoring.
The practice management team is involved in managing all business aspects of the practice, making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care. The team also has responsibility for 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.
Business & Finance Lead
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
Midwives hold weekly ante-natal clinics at our surgeries in conjunction with the doctors. They can be contacted on 01803 654615 or by leaving a message with our receptionists.
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.
They can be contacted on 01803 321105 from Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 10:00 and 16:00 - 17:00.