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Doctors and Staff


Dr Andrew Robinson BSc PhD MB ChB MRCP MRCGP Qualified at Bristol in 1988 and joined the practice in 1994. He is the Clinical Governance Lead for the practice.

Dr Sue Smout MBBS MRCGP DFRSH Qualified at St. George's Hospital Medical School, London in 1987. She has particular experience of the health of young people. She is also an appraiser of other GPs, GP Trainer and Staff Lead for the practice.

Dr Jocelyn Glenton BSc MB ChB MRCGP DCH  Qualified at Leeds Medical School in 2000. She has a particular interest in education and child health. GP Trainer and PPG Lead for the practice. 

Dr Chay Thomas MBBS BSc MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFRSH Qualified at Imperial College, London in 2001. He is a GP trainer and has an interest in child health and women's health but loves being a generalist. Joint Research Lead for the practice.

Dr Rachel Cooksley MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFRSH Qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Hospital, London in 1991. She has an interest in women's health. Joint Medical Student Lead. 

Dr Julia Gaffney BMedSci MB BS MRCP MRCGP Qualified at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospital School of Medicine in 2002. Had experience in acute hospital medicine prior to becoming a GP, and joining the Practice in 2002. Joint Medical Student Lead and Exective Partner for the practice.

Dr Colin Roberts BA MBChB DRCOG MRCGP Qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Hospital, London in 1991.  He has an interest in minor surgery and teaching.  Joint Medical Student Lead for the practice.


Dr Katie Lambert BSC MBCHB MRCGP DFSRH DRCOG - Joint Research Lead for the practice.

Dr Vikki Taylor-St.Ruth BScEcon MBBS AKC MRCGP

PHARMACIST - Ann Smith BPharm, GPLC, DipClinPharm 


Dawn Buchanan is responsible for the operational and strategic management of the practice and  works closely with the GP team to develop services and manage the changes, opportunities and challenges currently facing primary care.


Sue Howard is responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice.


We have a team of four practice nurses who provide a wide range of treatment and health advice. They are:

Rachel Ludlam RGN BSc - Nurse Team Leader  Nurse Prescriber

Catherine Wilson Dip HE Nursing Studies, BSc  Nurse Prescriber

Isobel Cooper Dip Adult Nursing, BSc (Hons)  Nurse Prescriber           

Joanna James Dip HE Nursing Studies, BSc (Hons)

 HEALTHCARE ASSISTANTS - Susie O’Brien and Vicki Cann

 PHLEBOTOMIST - Sarah Crosbie


Our patients are served by the Newton Abbot Locality Community Nursing team who work for the Torbay & Southern Devon Healthcare Trust. The team have specialist skills in the delivery of general nursing and healthcare to patients who are housebound. Some of these patients are terminally ill and the team have access to the Palliative Nursing Service who specialise in end of life care. By the very nature of their job the nurses are mobile in the community and if you need to speak or get a message to them they have a landline - 01626 358666.

HEALTH VISITOR - Mrs Rachel Brooks - 01626 324526 

MIDWIFE - Tor View Midwives - 01626 324530

Grace House, Scott Close, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1GJ
  • Telephone 01626 334411
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