|Dr Tim Chesworth - Partner|
(MB ChB MRCS MRCGP)
GMC Number 4500092
After graduating from Bristol University in 1998, Tim initially trained in general surgery before finally seeing the light, and changing to general practice. He is still interested in surgical problems and is the practice lead for diabetes. Tim is currently the executive or managing partner, supporting our practice manager in strategic planning and the day to day running of the practice. He also represents the practice and the Barnstaple Alliance on the Northern Devon GP collaborative board and the North and East Devon Local Medical Committee. Tim is supported by his receptionists Corinne and Kerry.
Outside of work Tim enjoys keeping fit by swimming, cycling and running.
|Dr Melanie Deacon - Partner|
(MB MRCP DRCOG DFSRH)
GMC Number 6051351
After graduating from Southampton in 2002, Mel embarked on her GP training, working in the Southwest of England and Australia. She joined Brannam in 2008 for her registrar year and continued with the team becoming a salaried doctor. In September 2010 she started a partnership as a job share with Dr Ben Waterfall. As research lead for the practice Mel supports the involvement of patient and staff in multiple studies via the National Institute for Health Research and Clinical Research Network. Both Dr Deacon and Dr Waterfall are both supported by their part time receptionists Steph and Julia.
Outside of work Mel enjoys surfing, cycling and spending time with her husband and young daughters.
|Dr Oliver Hassall - Partner|
(MA MPH PhD MRCGP)
GMC Number 4331672
Oliver did a zoology degree before studying medicine and trained as a GP in Liverpool and South Molton. He has worked overseas and most recently he and his family lived in Kenya for 3 years while he was doing a PhD. Oliver maintains his interests in public health and research and is still involved in research projects in Africa. He is an honorary Senior Lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Oliver became a partner at the Practice in 2014 and has his own patient list. He is supported by his receptionist Izzy.
Outside of work, Oliver enjoys doing active things outdoors.
|Dr Anna Marquiss - Partner|
(MA MPH PhD MRCGP)
GMC Number 7013710
Dr Anna Marquiss
|Dr Edward Matthews - Partner|
(MB BS BSc MRCGP)
GMC Number 6130011
Ed graduated from London in 2005 and joined the practice in September 2010 providing locum cover. He has since become a partner at Brannam, taking the clinical lead for Mental Health problems and Learning Disabilities. Ed is supported by Susie his receptionist.
Outside of work Ed is never happier than when demolishing and rebuilding part of his home. He enjoys cooking for his hungry family, often having just marched them about the beautiful North Devon countryside. The household has recently been joined by three exceptionally demanding and spoilt ex-battery chickens.
|Dr Amy Parkinson - Partner|
(MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG DCH PGCertClinEd MAcadMedEd HEA)
GMC Number 7130345
After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2011, Amy worked as an A&E registrar in Australia for a couple of years. Amy then completed her GP training in North Devon, and has additional postgraduate qualifications in Paediatrics, Teaching and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Amy has an interest in Paediatrics and Medical Education, and teaches Medical students at the University of Exeter. She joined Brannam in 2017 for her registrar year, and was employed as a Partner in 2018. Amy is supported by her full time receptionist Sue.
Outside of work Amy enjoys travelling, swimming, reading, Crossfit, kayaking and walking through the Devonshire countryside. She can often be found on the beach, cycling along the Tarka trail, in the gym with some weights or in her library with the cat!
|Dr Suzanne Smit - Partner|
(MB ChB DRCOG DFFP MRCS MRCGP)
GMC Number 4582296
Suzanne graduated from university in South Africa in 1998 and joined our busy team in October 2010. She job shares with Dr Louise Bond and is supported by part time receptionists Julie and Tracey. Suzanne specialises in women’s health, obesity and ENT.
Outside of work Suzanne enjoys running, hiking, reading and watching rugby. She is married to a GP and they have two children.
|Dr Iain Stewart- Partner|
(MB CH.B DRCOG FRCS MRCGP)
GMC Number 3453388
Iain graduated from Glasgow in 1990 and specialises in Dementia, COPD and Palliative care, and is also a GP trainer. He is supported in his role by his full time receptionist Rebecca.
Outside of work Iain is our very own 'marathon man' frequently disappearing to compete in a cast of thousands in London or New York.
|Dr Sarah Street - Partner|
(BSc MB/BChir MRCGP)
GMC Number 6163124
Sarah was brought up in Barnstaple and went on to study Biochemistry at Sheffield University. She then worked in the pharmaceutical Industry for 4 years before deciding on a career change into medicine. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2007 and completed her GP training in the Bath area. Now married with 2 young children she has made the move back to North Devon to be nearer family and the sea.
Sarah has an interest in joint injections, women's health and family planning. Sarah job shares with Dr Jackie Tolhurst and both are supported by their receptionist Amanda.
Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and children as well as trying to keep fit through surfing and running with her dog.
|Dr Jackie Tolhurst - Partner|
(MB ChB DCH MRCGP)
GMC Number 3139635
Jackie graduated from Edinburgh in 1986, then worked in Scotland for 4 years before taking a career break to have her children. Jackie went on to train as a GP, qualifying in 1996, and was a full-time GP Partner for 16 years in South East London. She was also a GP Trainer and Family Planning Trainer.
Jackie joined Brannams in 2014 and became a Partner in 2016. She job-shares with Dr Sarah Street. Jackie is supported by her receptionist, Amanda. Jackie's professional interests include family planning, women and children's health, mental health and education. She enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, gardening, walking and playing her guitar.
|Dr B Waterfall - Partner|
(BMediSci BMBS MRCGP DipPractDerm)
GMC Number 4717621
Ben graduated from Nottingham in 2000 and joined our team as a locum in 2008. He began one of the GP Partners in 2010. Ben specialises in Minor Surgery and Dermatology, a speciality in which he also works for North Devon District Hospital. He is the chair of the practice's IM&T group dealing with all things technical. Ben job shares his role with Dr Melanie Deacon and are both supported by Steph and Julia, their part-time receptionists.
Outside of work Ben enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and three children. When not engaged in family life he remains a keen rock climber, squash player and cyclist.
|Dr Fiona Duncan - GP Retainer|
(MRCGP MBBCh DFSRH)
GMC Number 6156736
Fiona graduated from Cardiff in 2007 and joined Brannams in March 2016 working with us as a GP Retainer.
|Dr Clare Hollister -GP Retainer|
(MBChB MRCGP DFFP DCH DRCOG)
GMC Number 6102905
Clare graduated from Bristol Medical School in 2004 and has postgraduate diplomas in Family planning, Paediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She worked abroad in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa before qualifying as a GP in 2013 and settling down in North Devon with her young family.
|Dr Zoe Carlino - Salaried GP|
(MBChB MRCGP DFFP DCH DRCOG)
GMC Number 6159127
Zoe graduated from Sheffield University in 2007 and joined Brannam Medical Centre in August 2018 working as a Salaried GP.