Dr Alasdair Duthrie – Male, GP (B.Sc., M.B, Ch.B. (Liverpool), F.P.Cert., D.R.C.O.G., D.C.H., F.R.C.G.P).
General practice has been my career for 26 years. The last 17 happy years have been at Loddon as a full time partner involved in training GPs, general practice research and the Patient Participation Group. I am currently practice Trainer and course organiser for the Norwich Scheme. Clinical interests are musculoskeletal problems, joint injections and acupuncture.
Outside of work, I have loads of children and dogs who enjoy canoeing and fishing, preferably in wild, wet places.
Dr Linda Isherwood – Female, M.B., Ch.B.(Leeds), D.R.C.O.G., D>C.H., F.P.Cert.
I have been working in Loddon since 1997 initially as a GP Assistant until becoming a Partner in 2003. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice especially women’s health, but one of the major pressures is the breadth of work that we manage. I have been the Clinical Governance Lead for the Practice for several years.
My husband and I together have a large and expanding family to keep us busy.
My spare time is usually spent outdoors. I enjoy gardening and walking. I also enjoy sewing, reading and like to keep fit by attending exercise classes.
Dr John Morgan – Male, GP (M.B., B.S., (Newcastle), D.R.C.O.G., M.R.C.G.P)(Honorary senior lecturer at Norwich Medical School, UEA)
I joined the Loddon practice as a partner in 2006. I enjoy all aspects of general practice, and have a special interest in emergency medicine, skin disease and women’s and children’s health. I have been a senior clinical tutor for Norwich Medical School students for some years and volunteer as a doctor for the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service.
When not working I enjoy spending time with my family on and around the Norfolk Broads.
Dr Sharon Phillips – Female, GP (M.B., B.S., B.Sc., D.R.C.O.G., D.C.H., M.R.C.G.P).
I joined the the Loddon Practice in August 2003 having moved out of London with my husband and three children. I qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School London in 1994. I work two days a week at the practice and have a special interest in women’s and children’s health.
Outside of work I enjoy a busy family life and our dog.
Dr Simon Hofmann – Male, GP (UEA), BSc (Hons), MRCGP
I joined Chet Valley Medical Practice in October 2015 after completing my GP training in Norfolk. I studied biomechanical science and pharmacology before completing my medical training at the UEA. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice and teach haematology and cardiology to medical students.
Outside of work my wife and I enjoy walking and canoeing around the Norfolk broads and coastline. Our two daughters keep us busy, but if there is spare time I enjoy carpentry and DIY projects.
Dr Judy McConnell – Female, GP (M.B., B.Sc. (hons) (UEA)., Ch.B. (Warwick) M.R.C.G.P).
I joined Chet Valley Medical Practice in October 2016, working three days a week. I am originally from Suffolk and studied Biomedical Sciences at the UEA and then medicine at Warwick University.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my six year old daughter Rose – my favourite travel buddy. We love to explore different countries and both love the ocean, especially snorkelling. I also love diving and spent time in Thailand studying dive medicine. We have two extra family members – Sparkles and Star (both male Guinea Pigs!) who also like to go on adventures. In my spare time I enjoy practising yoga and socialising with friends and family.
Dr Richard Draeger – Male, GP (BSc.(Hons), PhD., PGCE., NMBS., MRCGP).
I qualified as a GP in 2018 having spent much of my life as a perpetual student gaining qualifications of various types. Initially, I took a degree in applied genetics followed by a PGCE in secondary science and a PhD at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. My medical training was completed at the U.E.A.
As a result of my educational background it will be no surprise that I have an interest in teaching medical students and post graduate students alike. In my spare time I can usually be found doing something practical like DIY, with a never ending list of projects or spending time with my wife and children.
Dr Lucy Greenhalgh – Female, GP Registrar
I started my training down on the South coast – first studying at the University of Southampton where I qualified in 2014. I lived and worked on the Isle of Wight for my first year as a junior doctor and loved the seaside and outdoor life. I moved to Norfolk in 2017 to commence my GP training and I am excited to be spending the last year of my training at Chet Valley Medical Practice.
My love of being outside and travelling continues to fill most of my spare time – I am always planning my next adventure! I also enjoy yoga, tennis, baking and spending time with family and friends.