Mayfield Medical Centres

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Meet the team

  • Doctors

    Dr Trevor Avis   
    MB.BS, FPCert, MRCGP

    Dr Avis qualified from St Georges Hospital Medical School in 1988, initially training in Paediatrics in West London including Queen Charlottes and the Hammersmith before completing GP training. He became a GP Partner in Richmond, Surrey in 1994, where he was also Medical Officer for the Royal Star and Garter home for Disabled Servicemen and women and for the Royal Ballet School. He moved to sunny Devon in 1999 and became a Partner at Mayfield in 2001. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice with interests in Paediatrics, Care of Elderly and Psychiatry. He is married to Dr Lisa Bocking and has five children. He enjoys music, travel, family and outdoors. He is elected member of Devon LMC’s Torbay and South Devon Sub-Committee and is the Chair of Brixham and Paignton Medical Alliance (BPMA). In 2016 he helped set up the Southern Primary Care Collaborative Board (SPCCB) made up of elected GP and PM representatives from all practices and federations in South Devon and Torbay and is the current elected Chair.

    Dr Gib Eykyn

    Dr Eykyn qualified from St Andrews University in 1998. He completed his membership to the Royal college of Surgeons in 2003 and then achieved the Diploma in Otorhinolaringology and Head and neck Surgery in 2005. He has a specialist interest in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), minor surgery and at the moment spends most of his free time enjoying his young family.

    Dr Stuart Crowe

    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  

    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 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 is married to Dr Trevor Avis and they have five children. She enjoys family, travel and the outdoors, and plays the saxophone, clarinet and piano. 

    Dr Susanna Pike

    Susanna trained in Cardiff where she worked as a GP for several years. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a special interest in Dermatology. She is a keen sportsperson and particularly enjoys tennis. 

    Dr Julia Tysoe 

    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 Sasche Lee 

    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 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.



  • Nursing team

    Sally King 

    Sally is the nurse manager, responsible for the nurse team. She qualified in 1983 as an RGN, then achieved BSc(hons) and A51 Specialist Practitioner. Sally has been a practice nurse since 1987 working in Brixham and Paignton. She has also worked in Minor injuries at Brixham hospital.
    Prior to working general practice Sally set up the colposcopy service at Torbay Hospital whilst working in Gynae OPD and Family planning. Her work interests are women's health and long-term illness. She has 4 grandchildren and enjoys motorcycling holidays.

    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.

    Joanna Warren

    Joanna qualified as a nurse in 2008 at Brighton University, Sussex. In 2011 she moved to Devon with her family to join Mayfield Medical Centre as a Practice Nurse and covering Cherrybrook and St Lukes surgeries. Her special interests are Diabetes, Womens Health and Tissue Viability. In her spare time she likes to cycle.   

    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 circlet. ​

    Sam Raven

    Sabine Frost

    Cassie Potter 

    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.

    Maisie Perry

    Suzie Hammersley

    Sam Power

    Laura Crawley

    Laura is an Assistant Practitioner who graduated with a FdSc in 2017 from South Devon College and Plymouth University. She went on to complete a BSc in 2018. She recently joined Mayfield Medical Centres in February 2020. Whilst working in Healthcare for nearly 20 years she previously worked in Acute and Community Hospitals, Theatres and with the District Nurses. Her main passion in General Practice is wound care. She enjoys spending time with her son and family, movies and walks.   

    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 and is now completing her degree to become an Assistant Practitioner. 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 Love

    Joanna has been part of our nursing team since September 2015. Jo currently works as a phlebotomist but is enhancing her skills by training to some of the tasks linked to the Health Care Assistants role. When she is not working she is either entertaining her 5 children or enjoying swimming, walking, wine tasting and socialising.

    Nicola Harris

    Abbie Baker


  • 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 and Lead Nurse Sally King.

    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 is helped by John Westerman who works hard ensuring we have enough stocks and supplies and that the surgery runs smoothly.

    Reception 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 Reception Manager, looking after a team of reception/telephonists managing a very busy and demanding telephone service. Sam also manages the complaints that we are occasionally faced with on behalf of the Doctors and staff. Sam enjoys spending time outdoors with her young daughter, live musical entertainment events and socialising with her friends. 

    Office Manager: Sarah Medd

    Sarah has worked in General Practice for four years bringing with her a wealth of management and office experience from her previous role.  Sarah is our Office Manager who oversees the administration team, premises issues and works closely with the Practice Manager and lead clinicians producing the rotas for the clinical team.  Sarah also works closely with our Reception Manager, Sam Vernon. Outside of work Sarah enjoys photography and walking, especially on the beach/coast path.