Meet the team

  • Doctors

    Dr Dylan Watkins MB ChB (Leicester 1992) MRCGP

    Dr Alison Gelder B Med Sci., BM BS (Nottingham 1992) DFFP, MRCGP

    Dr Ian Morris MB BCh.(Wales 1995) MRCGP DPP

    Dr Richard Hawker MB BS (London 2000) MRCGP, DRCOG

    Dr Jon Hossack MB BS (London 2002) MRCGP, DOHNS

    Dr Jamila Groves MB BS (London 2004) BSc (Hons) - DCH, MRCGP, DFSRH, DRCOG, PGCME - Dr Groves also works as Clinical Director responsible for co-ordinating community services to our area from Torbay Hospital.

    Dr Rosanna Berryman BM BS (Exeter 2010) MRCGP, DFSRH

    Dr Abigail Fearon MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, DFSRH, DRCOG

    Dr Tristan Michell BM BS (Exeter 2009) MRCGP

  • Advanced Practitioners

    An Advanced Practitioner is a qualified registered professional who has completed extra training, usually at Masters Level. They can assess, diagnose and treat patients autonomously within their own competence. This often involves prescribing medication, referring to other specialists and offering advice.

    Steven Blakeway Advanced Nurse Practitioner RCN ALNP, RN, BSc (Hons), V300 Independent Prescriber, PGCert (Open), PGDip (Bourne). Mentorship (2012), Minor Illness and Injury (2017).

    I started working within the NHS in 2004 as a Healthcare Assistant at Torbay Hospital and graduated Bournemouth University as a Registered Nurse in 2009. During my nursing career I have worked in a number of Acute and Emergency Care environments.

    I began working in Primary Care in 2016 after obtaining Post Graduate Qualifications as I wanted to broaden my clinical horizons and understood the importance of people accessing good quality healthcare in their community, close to home. I have since gained Royal College of Nursing “Advanced Level Nursing Practice Credentialed” status. I am very proud to be an Advanced Nurse Practitioner working with the outstanding team at Leatside. I am our local Primary Care Network Lead for Advanced Clinical Practice and Allied Health Professionals and am passionate about the ever developing multi-skilled team approach to care.

    Kim Connabeer

    Val Falconer RGN, RN, PGDip(Health Science). V300 (Independent Prescriber). C@G7307.

    I started work in Primary care in 1993 after moving from the acute sector. I trained at Torbay Hospital and over the years have gained many qualifications in long term conditions and teaching. I embrace the ever changing challenge of working in primary care. I feel honoured to provide professional evidence based care to all ages of the population over the years, and  share in the deliver y of family based care.

    I enjoy women’s health, diabetes, respiratory conditions and teaching. I have worked for Plymouth University and Exeter University delivering the Practice Nurse Foundation Module working with nurses that are the workforce of the future. I am passionate about Primary care and this is my way of ensuring a sound work force of the future.

    My hobbies include reading, walking, outdoor pursuits and spending time with family and friends.

    Kevin Ashworth

    Kevin’s focus is on Chronic Disease Management, which includes reviewing patients and their medication to try to keep them healthy. He specialises in respiratory and cardiovascular medicine in particular.

  • Practice Management

    General Manager: Martin Randall
    The General Manager provides leadership and management skills to guide and develop the Practice to meet future business needs and ensure the sustainability of Leatside Surgery. The General Manager liaises with the Clinical Commissioning Group, voluntary agencies, Social Services, Local Practices and Hospitals to ensure the Practice meets the care requires of its patients.

    Operations Manager: Sophie Andrews
    The Operations Manager is responsible for the day to day operational management of the Practice and is the Team Leader for Reception, Admin Team, Secretarial and IT functions.

  • Healthcare Assistants

    Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one. 

    Bernie Hattersley  

    Tanya Lethbridge

    Natalie Fitzpatrick


    Phlebotomist

    Susie Johnson

  • Practice Nurses

    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.  

    Sister Rebecca Phelan 
    BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Plymouth University (2007), Mentorship (2012), Foundations of Practice Nursing (2015), Diabetes (2017) 

    Sister Lynn Cramer
    RGN, Chelmsford and Essex Hospital (1978) 

    Sister Ruth Tomlinson

    Sister Clare Mitchell

    Sister Nichola Rogers

    Ann Smith - Assistant Practitioner

  • Admin Team

    Admin Team

    The team support the GP, Nurse and Management functions of the surgery.  It consists of: 

    • Karen
    • Lauren
    • Sarah B
    • Sarah T
    • Stacey
    • Sophie
  • Reception Team

    Reception Team

    The Reception Team has ten members:

    • Catherine
    • Deborah
    • Hannah
    • Lauren
    • Mandy
    • Sandra
    • Mel
    • Michelle
    • Sarah
    • Sophie

    The team is managed by The Reception Team Leader Sally. 

  • Secretarial Team

    Secretarial Team

    There are three members of the Secretarial Team:

    • Julie
    • Louise
    • Sarah R