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PATIENT NOTICE

Retirement of Dr Diana Wielink

As many of you may be aware, Dr Wielink has been off work since April 2018 due to a serious illness.   It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Dr Wielink has decided to retire from Wallingbrook, earlier than planned, due to her on-going health issues.

Dr Wielink joined Chulmleigh Health Centre in 1994 and has seen the group through many changes. Over the last 24 years Dr Wielink has made an immense contribution to the practice; she has been passionate about rural healthcare and instrumental in shaping and expanding the service, including the opening of the new practice in 2003. Dr Wielink has always been a true patient advocate and we know her patients will be devastated with this news.

We all send her our very best wishes for the future and that she takes this time to rest and recover.

We will be reallocating Dr Wielink’s patient list over the next month.

Please DO NOT ring up just to find out who your GP is.  We request that you ask the Patient Services Team when you next contact the surgery.

We would like to thank Dr Wielink’s patients for their understanding during this period.

Extended Opening Hours - 1 October 2018

As of 1 October 2018 Wallingbrook Health Group will be extending their opening hours .

Chulmleigh Reception will now open from 8.00am to 6.30pm, the telephone lines will be open from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

Chulmleigh Dispensary will be open from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

*Please note: Chulmleigh Dispensary will be closed on the 3rd Monday of each month between 1.00pm and 2.00pm for staff training.

Winkleigh Surgery opening hours remain as 8.30am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 6.00pm

 

 

Doctors

Partners

Dr Diana Wielink

Utrecht (1988) ARTS, DRS, DPDDr Wielink

Dr Wielink trained in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and qualified in 1988. After qualifying, she worked for Bristol Myers Squibb, a pharmaceutical company, in Holland.  In 1990 she came to England to do her vocational training and became a GP in 1993.  She joined Chulmleigh Health Centre in 1995 as a GP assistant and became a partner in 1996.  Dr Wielink has a special interest in dermatology and ophthalmology (having worked at the North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple as a clinical assistant for many years). 

Dr Wielink is married and enjoys walking, photography and holidays on the Isles of Scilly. Dr Wielink and her husband are keen choristers. They also have a little smallholding. 

Dr Wielink will not be available for the remainder of the year due to a serious illness.  We wish her well and know you will all be thinking of her.


Dr Will Sherlock

Sheffield (1995) Mb.ChBDr Sherlock

Dr Sherlock, graduated from University of Sheffield 1995. He worked as a junior doctor in Barnsley, Rotherham and Chesterfield and saw a lot of mining related lung disease. His first taste of general practice was working in Christchurch, New Zealand serving a deprived community. Dr Sherlock then returned to the UK to complete his GP training in Ross-on-Wye. Canoeing on the River Wye was great fun!

In 2002 he joined the Chulmleigh partnership after having worked as a locum GP in many of the North Devon practices. He likes evidence based medicine and one of his drivers is to minimise unnecessary and possibly harmful medicalisation. In many cases drugs aren't as good as making positive healthy lifestyle changes, it's cardiovascular exercise that keeps diabetes, depression and dementia at bay.

Dr Sherlock lives near Bideford with his partner and two children. He enjoys running, walking, gardening and housework.

Karen Acott

(Executive Partner) BPharm (London 1989) MSc (Liverpool 2003)Karen Acott

IP (Bath 2004) FFRPS, FRPharmS, MIoD

Karen qualified as a pharmacist in 1989 from Kings College, London. She has worked in various industrial, hospital and community pharmacy positions including being an area manager for a large multiple. Karen joined the NHS as Pharmaceutical Adviser in 1998. In 2004 she joined Wallingbrook as the first pharmacist partner in general practice and made headlines nationally. She since pioneered the role of a prescribing practice pharmacist and was profiled by Guardian in 2006.

She believes in delivering a high quality personal and professional service. In 2007, she was awarded 'Pharmacy Professional of the Year' and was also given a special award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Primary and Community Care' by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. This role is now being funded nationally by NHS England to ensure other practices have a practice pharmacist in their team.

Karen was appointed Executive Partner in 2010 in recognition of her business and organisational development skills to ensure Wallingbrook continues to flourish through challenging times ahead.

Karen is married and enjoys the pandemonium of living with her blended family.   

Dr Deepun Gosrani

Cardiff (2003) MRCGP DCH DSMDr Gosrani

Dr Gosrani graduated from Cardiff University in 2003.  He worked around the UK doing emergency medicine and later Ophthalmology.  He worked in New Zealand in 2005 and stumbled upon North Devon upon his return in 2006.  Dr Gosrani enjoyed the area so much that he decided to do his GP training here in 2007.  In 2011 he did research and worked in a rural South African Hospital.

He enjoys the beauty of North Devon and loves surfing and walking.  He has worked in Wallingbrook Health Centre since November 2011.

Dr James Jarvie

Dr James JarvieBristol (2002) MBChB MRCGP

Dr Jarvie qualified from Bristol University in 2002, and trained as a GP in the North Devon area after a brief spell working in Western Australia.

He is interested in all areas of General Practice and has particular interest in medical education, working part time at University of Exeter Medical School.

Dr Jarvie recently moved from North Devon to Exeter and is married with 3 children.

 

Dr Owen

Peninsula (2008) BM, BSMatt Owen

Dr Owen graduated from the Peninsula Medical School in 2008. He worked in the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital for 2 years then moved to North Devon in 2010  to complete his GP training. In 2017 he took the opportunity to spend a year working as a Remote Rural Fellow on the Isle of Arran, Scotland before returning to North Devon to join the Wallingbrook team at the end of July 2018. Prior to studying medicine Dr Owen completed an Archaeology and History degree.

He enjoys living and working in Devon with his wife and 3 children.

Salaried GP

Dr Clare Dawson

Dr Clare Dawson

Cardiff  (1998) MB Bch MRCGP

Dr Dawson graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1998.  She completed her GP training in Abergavenny and started work as a GP in the Welsh Valleys.

Dr Dawson moved to Devon in 2010 and after a period of locum work became a GP partner in Barnstaple.  She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has an interest in the management of substance misuse and prescribing.

She joined the team at Wallingbrook in 2017 to work closer to home.  She lives in Chulmleigh with her 3 children and can be often found early in the morning out running with her dog.

 

 
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