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Dr Mark Thompson MBChB MRCGP DRCOG: Dr Mark Thompson was brought up in Wolverhampton and went on to study at Bristol University qualifying in 1994. He is a GP trainer and an academic tutor and examiner at the Peninsula Medical School. He's a Wolves fan (a Premier League club folks!), has two sets of twins, enjoys camping, musical direction, cycling and rides a Suzuki Bandit.
Dr Claire Graham BMBS, MRCGP, MRCPCH, DRCOG, DPD: Dr Claire Graham grew up in Cornwall, trained at Nottingham, qualifying in 2001. She spent a couple of years working in New Zealand then came back to Bristol where she completed her GP training. She moved to Torbay in 2013, has two young children and enjoys running, racquet sports and baking!
Dr David Attwood BSc BM MRCP CME DGM MRCGP: Dr David Attwood studied at Southampton University, qualifying in 2006. He trained in the South Devon area, finishing his training in July 2016. David's area of interest is in the care of older people. He has two children, and enjoys camping, canoeing, and fly fishing.
Dr Patrick Wassell (GP Registrar) MBCHB: Dr Patrick Wassell grew up in Scotland and qualified from the University of Aberdeen in 2013, following which he worked in the North East of Scotland for a couple of years before deciding to move down to the warmer Devon climate. He enjoys running, stand up paddle boarding (Although this often results in him falling into the sea) and all things mechanical. He's just completed his training, passed ecerythign and you'll see him in the future as a Locum GP!
Practice Nurses: Liz, Rhianydd & Anne
Health Care Assistant: Sharon (aka Shaz)
Phlebotomist: Emma Hodges
Practice Manager: Colin Whitford
Operations Manager: Sam
Reception, Administration & Secretarial Team: Jackie, Bev, Tracy, Nicki, Kathy, Jane and Amanda
Health Visitors: Tiffany
Community Nursery Nurse: Sue
Health Trainer: Davinia (Healthy Lifestyles Team)
Mental Health: Paul Ford (CBT Therapist) & Tom Wilkinson (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner)
Patient Participation and Self Care: Currently in process of change
District Nurses: Sandra, Rachel and loads of others!
Midwife: Wendy (Coastal team)
Carer's Support Worker: Ros
Smoking Adviser: Sarah
Community Builder: Nina
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Watch out for the Ageing Well in Torbay Fesitival - Saturday 20th October 2018, 10-6 @ Paignton Community & Sports Academy. Includes 1970's rock band and activities - and it's FREE!! Click here for more info
Posted at 08:33 on 20/09/2018
We have been working closely with Mayfield Medical Centre just down the road for over a year now, in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of General Practice in this area. We share a Paramedic who helps with visits, a Pharmacist, a Practice Manager as well as some GP, Nurse and administrative resources. Hurrah! We are now proposing a formal merger.
Posted at 17:02 on 31/07/2018
We are pleased to let you know that we are working closely with the Mayfield Medical Centre just down the road, in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of General Practice in this area. For example, we are sharing a Paramedic who is helping with visits, as well as sharing some GP and Nurse resources, and some management and administrative support. Hurrah!
Posted at 15:36 on 09/05/2018
Obesity is a cause of cancer!! There's lots in the news about this. Contact our lifestyles team for support (0300 4561006) or click on the green weight button for lots of tips to help you lose weight and reduce your chance of getting Cancer.
Posted at 14:59 on 12/04/2018
The new shiny Old Farm Surgery website will soon be live!
Posted at 11:42 on 16/12/2017
Phone the surgery on 01803 556403