Mayfield Medical Centres

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Meet the team

  • Doctors

    Dr Stuart Crowe
    MBChB

    Qualified in 1991 from Bristol University he is married with one son. His special interests are ENT and prescribing within the practice, but is very much a generalist. He loves long distance walking and regularly walk sections of the South West Coast Path. He has a dog called Bubbles (don’t ask) who keeps him out of mischief!

    Dr Carly Gurr
    BSc (Hons) BMBS MRCGP

    Dr Gurr grew up in Devon and trained locally, graduating from Peninsula Medical School in 2010. During her time as part of a research team at the University of Exeter she developed a specialist interest in Rheumatology. She has a young family and in her spare time enjoys dinghy sailing and baking cakes.

    Dr Rya Symonds  
    MBChB

    Rya studied Medicine at Birmingham University, qualifying in 2006, then went on to complete my GP training in Torbay. She is particularly enthusiastic about preventative and lifestyle medicine. She enjoys long walks with her dog, rock climbing and bouldering and growing exotic veg in the greenhouse.

    Dr Sascha Lee 
    MBChB

    Dr Lee qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2009. She has worked locally for over 10 years before joining the Mayfield Medical Centre in 2019. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice with a particular interest in women's and child health and dermatology. When not being a GP she likes to spend time with her young family, enjoying the outdoors and playing the piano. 

    Dr Lisa Bocking 
    MB.BS, FPCert, DCH

    Dr Bocking qualified from Charing Cross Hospital in 1989, initially training at Westminister Children's Hospital and then the Hammersmith. She completed her General Practice training before becoming a partner in a practice in West London. She enjoys all aspects of general practice with particular interest in paediatrics, gynaecology and contraception. She enjoys family, travel and the outdoors, and plays the saxophone, clarinet and piano. 

    Dr Julia Tysoe 
    MB ChB MRCGP

    Dr Tysoe qualified in 1992 at Birmingham University Medical school and worked around the UK before marrying  into the Army. After a few years away off work due to having children and changing postings several times, she restarted GP training in 2007 in Torbay Hospital and started at Mayfield Medical Centre soon after qualifying in 2012. She lives in Totnes with her husband, dog, and grown up children when they are home. She loves being outdoors, walking her dog and running. 

    Dr Rowan Lepley 
    MRCGP, MBChB, MA (Cantab), DRCOG

    Dr Lepley graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2010 and spent a few years working as a junior doctor in the city. She moved to Devon in 2012 to complete her GP training locally in Torbay. She joined Mayfield as a salaried GP in September 2019 and enjoys all aspects of general practice. She has two young children and enjoys spending time with her family, walking, camping and spending time with friends.

    Dr Hayley Sherratt
    MBBS, iBSc, DRCOG, MRCGP

    Dr Sherratt qualified from University College London in 2012, completed GP training in London and then moved back to Devon to work at Mayfield, her childhood practice. She has an interest in palliative care and mental health, in particular trauma-informed care.  When not working she enjoys spending time with her young family, keeping fit and travelling.

    Dr Jenny Tucker
    BSc (Hons) MBChB MRCGP

    Dr Tucker qualified from Bristol Medical School in 2013 and completed General Practice training in Gloucestershire. After working within the area for a number of years she decided to relocate to Devon to be closer to friends and family and joined Mayfield Medical Centre in 2021 as a salaried GP. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has particular interests in women’s health and palliative care. She has a young family and enjoys spending time outdoors walking their dog, paddleboarding and exploring the countryside.

    Dr Rory Honney

    Rory qualified from Oxford University in 2009. Having then trained in Dorset and Hampshire, where he worked as a GP partner in Hampshire for the last five years, he recently moved to Devon to be closer to family. Alongside being a GP, Rory is dual trained in Public Health Medicine focusing on the role of health care systems in preventing disease and ensuring fair outcomes for all. Clinically he has a particular interest in Cardiovascular Disease. In his spare time he can be found with his wife and young children exploring the beautiful coast line and moor of South Devon.

    Dr Esther Trafford
    BA (Hons), BMBCh, MRCGP

    Dr Trafford graduated from the University of Oxford in 2011. She undertook GP training in the Oxford and Bristol areas. After moving to Devon, she joined Mayfield Medical Centre in 2021. She has a young family with whom she is enjoying exploring all that Torbay has to offer. Outside of work, Dr Trafford is a keen musician, playing the violin and piano, and an enthusiastic home sewer.

    Dr Veeram Mahadea

    Dr Mahadea is a half Polish - half Mauritian citizen who grew up in Mauritius, graduated in PUMS in Poland and did his foundation and specialty training in Oxford and Torbay respectively. A young father and an adept of coaching a youth football team in Stoke Gabriel, he enjoys all aspect of General Practice, with a special interest in minor surgery.

    Dr Zara Murphy

    Dr Murphy qualified from King’s College London in 2017, before training in Torbay and Plymouth. She joined Mayfield Medical Centre in 2023 as her first salaried GP role. In her spare time, she likes to read fiction, and spend time with her rescue cat.

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners

    Helen Couch

    I qualified in 1987 as a RGN.  I travelled and work for many years in the USA with a background in ITU and A&E.  I went onto complete my Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus Family Nurse Practitioner.  Upon qualification I then returned to live and work in the UK. I joined Mayfield Medical Centre in 2015 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. I really enjoy the outdoors & cycling.

    Tracy Evry

    I qualified in 1990 and worked in various roles in and around Bath and Bristol before moving to Devon in 2003 with my family. My experience is predominantly in cardiology and Intensive care settings. For 10 years I was the Torbay ‘Hospital at night’ Sister and worked for the Critical care outreach team. I moved to primary care in 2018 and worked in a Torquay GP surgery for nearly 5 years as an Advanced level nurse practitioner before moving onto Mayfield Medical Centre in 2023.

  • Paramedics

    Ryan Bishop

    Ryan graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2014 with BSC (hons) in Paramedic Science, after gaining experience on the road. He then went on to work as a clinical advisor for the 111 service, which he continues to do alongside his current role at Mayfield Medical Centre, where he has been a paramedic practitioner since 2017. In 2018, he went on to study at UWE, as an Emergency Care Practitioner, completing at masters level. To continue to expand his lnowledge and skills he is currently undertaking his non-medical prescribing with UWE.  His long term goal is to gain his full Masters. When not working, Ryan enjoys his young family, watching rugby and going to the gym.

    Russel Joynt

    Russel started his medical career working for the London Ambulance Service in 2014. He then transferred to sunny Devon in 2017, working for the South Western Ambulance Service. Russel then decided to expand his skill set and enrolled for his paramedic training through the University of the West of England and completed this in 2020. Russel made the move to primary care in 2021, joining Mayfield Medical Centre. Other interests outside of work are coaching and watching his 3 boys playing their various sports. He also enjoys spending time on the beach or the moors and relaxing with family and friends

    Lucy Kelly

    Lucy graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2018 with a BSC (hons) degree in Paramedic Science. After qualifying, she worked as a front line Paramedic with South Western Ambulance Service in the local area. While pursuing this career path Lucy found a passion for Primary Care and in 2022 joined the team at Mayfield. Outside of work Lucy loves water sports, socialising and relaxing with friends and family.

  • Nursing team

    Sue Vaughton

    Sue studied in Canterbury Christ Church University and spent 10 years working in an acute setting in different hospitals over the UK. She has been working in Primary Care for 9 years, five of them at Mayfield, and covers chronic disease management, womens health and general treatment room nursing. She enjoys keeping active, loves the outdoors and has a young family, 3 dogs, 2 rabbits, 2 cats, oh and a husband! Never a dull moment...

    Lisa Teesdale

    Lisa qualified in Adult Nursing in 2003 and spent 5 years working as a Staff Nurse on various wards at The North Devon District Hospital. These included Orthopaedics and Trauma, Emergency and Elective General, Vascular, Urological and ENT Surgery, Medicine and Care of The Elderly. She joined Mayfield Medical Centre as a Practice Nurse in 2008. She loves all aspects of General Practice Nursing, particular interests are Respiratory and Wound Care. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, cycling and going to the zoo and to the beach with her 2 young children.

    Aaron Chandler  

    Aaron qualified in 2016 from Plymouth University, Bachelors of Science Adult Nursing. He previously worked in Intermediate Care team for Paignton and Brixham area. Special interests - Acute visits at home, and general practice. He enjoys spending time with his young family and all sports particularly cricket.‚Äč

    Cassie Tilling

    Cassie studied Nursing at Plymouth University, qualifying in 2019. During her training she experienced many different aspects of nursing within the local area, primarily at Torbay Hospital, but have always had a special interest in General Practice. She has previously worked as an Acupuncturist, and in her spare time enjoys sewing, reading and time outdoors.

    Chloe Whitford

    Chloe first started working with us in the reception team whilst she was still studying at school and then became employed in May 2013. Chloe started as a receptionist, then became a phlebotomist, then a Health Care Assistant. Completed her degree to become an Assistant Practitioner in 2019. She is now completing a Registered Nursing degree on a part-time basis, studying and working at the same time. She enjoys socialising, walking, exercising and having fun.

    Nikky Patrick

    Nikky is a Health Care Assistant and achieved her NVQ qualification July 2007. She has been at Mayfield for over 17 years and enjoys travel, reading and socialising with family and friends.    

    Michelle Turner

    Michelle started at St Lukes as a receptionist 16 years ago, trained to be Phlebtomist and then did NVQ3 in 2010.

    Debbie Young

    Debbie is a Health Care Assistant and worked at St Lukes for 16 years. Her special interests include leg ulcers and compression bandaging. Her hobbies include boating and holidays.

    Joanna Hillier

    Nicola Harris

    Nicola is a phlebotomist and trained at St James University Hospital in Leeds

    Abbie Baker
    After working at Torbay Hospital as a Department Secretary, I wanted to seek a career in Phlebotomy, which is something I have always wanted to do. After completing my Level 3 Phlebotomy Qualification in May 2019, I joined Mayfield in August 2019. You may also see me working on Reception, as I work between both teams. As well as working on reception and my phlebotomy clinics, I also help with any nurse admin. Outside of work I enjoy seeing friends, doing adventure activities and weekends away.

     

  • Administrative team

    Practice Manager: Colin Whitford

    Colin joined the surgery on 5th July 2004. He is married with two children, enjoys socialising with friends and family and enjoys Rugby and Golf.He had a long career with NatWest Bank as a Branch Manager, Business Manager, Mortgage Adviser, Premium Banking Manager and Financial Planning Manager. The traditional role of the Practice Manager has evolved since merging and taking on two additional surgeries. Colin now has more of a strategic role whilst continuing to support the Financial, Business, General Administration and Staffing working with his management team of Dawn Hart, Sam Vernon, Sarah Medd, Kirsty Brady, Claire Peplow and Lead Nurse Sue Vaughton

    Business Manager: Dawn Hart

    Dawn is our main administrator responsible for  the smooth running of the surgery both from a business aspect as well as clinical. She has considerable IT skills which make her a much valued asset to Mayfield. She works hard ensuring we have enough stocks and supplies and that the surgery runs smoothly.

    Patient Services Manager: Sam Vernon

    Sam joined the surgery in July 2006. Sam came from the hospitality industry and started with us as a receptionist. Sam is now our Patient Services Manager, looking after a team of reception/telephonists managing a very busy and demanding telephone service. Sam also manages the administration team who process referrals, clinical correspondence and third party requests. Sam enjoys spending time outdoors with her young daughter, live musical entertainment events and socialising with her friends.

    Operations Manager: Sarah Medd

    Sarah has worked in General Practice since 2016 bringing with her a wealth of management and office experience from her previous role. Sarah is our Operations Manager who oversees premises issues, ensures we comply with health and safety requirements and works closely with the Practice Manager and lead clinicians producing the rotas for the clinical team. Outside of work Sarah enjoys photography and walking, especially on the beach/coast path.

    HR and Compliance Manager: Claire Peplow

    Claire has worked in within the General Practice for 21 years in various roles and is now responsible for HR and Compliance at Mayfield. Claire works closely with the management team to ensure the practice is compliant with all the latest legislations and manages any complaints that we occasionally are faced with on behalf of the practice. Outside of work, Claire enjoys socialising with friends, walking her dogs and spending time taking advantage of living so close to the sea.