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Doctors and Staff
Rachael 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.
Dr Sue Smout (Doctor in Partnership)
MBBS MRCGP DFSRH
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, Staff Lead and PPG Lead for the practice. Dr Smout is our GP that is trained to fit coils here at Albany.
Dr Jocelyn Glenton (Doctor in Partnership)
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 joint Research Lead for the practice.
Dr Chay Thomas (Doctor in Partnership)
MBBS BSc MRCGP DCH DRCOG DFSRH
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 and our Executive GP Partner, Dr Thomas is also the lead GP in our skin surgery service and fits/removes contraceptive implants.
Dr Julia Gaffney (Doctor in Partnership)
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 2012. Medical Student Lead for the practice, Co Clinical director of Newton Abbot West Primary care network.
Dr Vikki Taylor - St Ruth (Doctor in Partnership)
BScEcon MBBS AKC MRCGP
Dr Katie Lambert (Salaried GP)
BSc MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
Qualified at Warwick Medical School in 2007. Has diplomas in women's health and reproductive health, as well as a BSc in Biochemistry Science from University of Bath. Joint Research Lead for the practice.
Dr Laura Nutt (Salaried GP)
Dr Kaarthiga Suresh (Salaried GP)
Studied at the University of Bristol, qualified in 2011.
Dr Theresa Wightman (GP Registrar)
Qualified at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2014.
Dr Steve Gracie (Salaried GP)
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG
Qualifications: RGN, Non medical Prescriber.
Qualified as a registered nurse in 1990, Various job roles in cardiac & respiratory nursing in Leicester Hospitals before moving to primary care in Devon in 2016 working as a Nurse Practitioner.
Dip Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) Nurse Prescriber
Trained at St Bartholmews School of Nursing and Midwifery on 2000. Isobel has a Diploma in Adult Nursing and also studied at Plymouth University in 2014. She is interested in chronic disease management and minor illness, currently completing a masters in Advanced Clinical Practice.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Dip Adult Nursing BSc (Hons) Emergency Care Non-Medical Prescriber
Julie worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Royal Devon Exeter hospital for 10 years before moving into primary care.
Nurse Team Leader
Dip HE Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) Nurse Prescriber
Trained at the University of Surrey, qualified as a registered nurse in 2001 and as a registered midwife in 2003. Catherine has a special interest in Asthma and COPD management, and women's health. Nurse research lead for the surgery.
Ms Rosemary Hooper
Qualified from Bath University in 2008 having completed a masters degree in Pharmacy, then completed her training, her final year in a local pharmacy in Paignton. Rosie has run several different local community pharmacies.
Medical Reception and Administration Teams
All our receptionists and admin team members are here to help you, but as you may notice their job is very often very demanding. They answer the telephones, deal with enquiries from all directions, and cope with an immense number of clerical tasks. Often all at the same time that are urgent for the GP's and patient's.
So please be patient.
We have a large medical reception team of 14 staff members, some working full time hours and others part time. All of the team have received comprehensive training in the various aspects of their work to support our patients appropriately. We also have a smaller medical administration team of 5 members, whom perform a variety of clerical duties for all our patients and staff members at Albany. They also support the practice with IT and finances.