Modern Premises Set In a Picturesque Location
Complementary Medicine Available To All Patients (Not NHS)
Easily Accessible and Spacious Facilities
High Quality Services Using the Latest Technology
Help and Support Available to Every Patient
Large Accommodating Car Park
Staff Dedicated to Helping Patients
A Friendly and Welcoming Reception Area
A Wide Variety of Plants and Herbs
Baby Clinic's Held Weekly
Tel: 01884 831300
Opening Times: 8.30am-6.30pm
The College Partnership Team dedicates itself to providing you with the best care. We have 12 doctors (8 Male and 4 female), and 1 salaried doctor (female), who see our patients at all of our sites. Our Practice Staff are on hand to answer any queries you may have, and assist you when you visit the Surgeries.
Michael Dixon has been a GP in Cullompton, Devon for 26 years. He has been chair of NHS Alliance, representing primary care, PCTs and practice based commissioners since 1998. His national roles also include chairing the National Life Check Board and being a member of the National Stakeholder Forum. He is a Senior Associate of the King's Fund and Honorary Senior Fellow in Public Policy at HSMC (University of Birmingham).
He was a founder member of the Mid Devon Doctors group in 1993 and was its Chair through its evolution from Locality Commissioning Group through GP Commissioning Pilot in 1998 to Primary Care Group in 1999. He was Mid Devon PCG Chair from 1999-2001 and then Professional Executive Committee Chair of the Mid Devon Primary Care Trust until September 2003.
Dr Andrew Smith has been a GP since 1997. His special interests are in urgent and emergency care and he has worked for the PCT and DDOC. Dr Smith currently works 3 days a week as a GP both at Cullompton and Uffculme and the remaining 2 days as Medical Director of South West Ambulance Service Trust.
Dr Clare Matthews works 3 days a week between Uffculme and Cullompton surgeries. She worked as a Retainer before joining the practice in 2000. Dr Matthew's main interest is women's and sexual health.
Dr Fiona Black is a part-time partner and works on a Wednesday and Thursday. She works at Willand branch surgery on Thursday mornings. Dr Black trained in Scotland, and moved to Devon 5 years ago, when she joined the practice. She specialises in women's health and fits IUDs and implanons at the surgery.
Dr Hilary Harris is a part time partner working two days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dr Harris has been a GP at College Surgery since 1998. She enjoys the variety of General Practice and has valued getting to know a group of patients over many years and seeing them through various life events and health issues. Her interests include walking, cycling, gardening and anything that involves being in the fresh air.
Dr James Rowbury has been a full time partner since 2004. He trained at UCL London qualifying in 1998. Dr Rowbury's interests include training, primary CVD prevention and general practice.
Dr Jeremy Jacob has been with the practice since 2002. He works full time at the Practice. Dr Jacob's special interests are musculoskeletal problems / injections, training, mental health and prescribing. He is also keen on cycling, music, and quizzes.
Dr Juliet Nelson qualified in Bristol in 1988 and has a BSc in Psychology. Dr Nelson did General Medicine and MRCGP before working overseas and returning to GP training in London. She also completed an academic post in the Department of General Practice, St Georges Tooting before becoming a partner in a 5 doctor urban practice in Wimbledon 1998-2005.
Dr Rushton has worked in Cullompton since 1982, and he is very involved with the local community having represented Uffculme School as a governor for 6 years. His medical interests include dermatology, joint injections, adolescent medicine and Wilderness medicine. He has recently been selected to work at the Olympic Games and Everest base camp. He is currently doing a Master's degree in Exeter in Remote and Wilderness medicine. He loves the outdoors and has 4 children.
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Dr John Kekwick was born and raised in rural mid Devon. Having left to undertake undergraduate Medical training in Liverpool, he then moved to Bristol in 2004 where he completed his training in General Practice. Having undertaken various locum positions in the area he was delighted to take up the position at College Surgery in October 2011.
Dr Jonathan Osborn qualified in 1999 from Bristol University, and underwent surgical training to registrar level in Urology, with further research in Chicago and Bristol. He passed the Vocational Training Scheme in Exeter and gained MRCGP in 2010. He spent a year as a locum GP, before coming to College Surgery as a partner. Particular interests include minor surgery and men's health.
Dr Benzimra is originally from Shropshire and studied medicine at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Medical School, qualifying in 2000. She spent several years working in London in jobs ranging from gynaecology to anaesthetics and ITU.
She is now the third generation of her family to go into General Practice. She also has 2 children and as a family they love exploring Devon, walking the dog. Her special interests include women's health and also care of the elderly.