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 Catherine Ashdown -Nichol BSc (Hons) MB., BS., PGDip., MRCGP
I was bought up in South Norfolk from a young age and attended Norwich High School. I trained in medicine as a mature student studying at UEA with post-graduate training at Norfolk and Norwich and James Paget Hospitals. Following completion of my general practice training I went on to complete a post graduate diploma in Palliative Medicine working for the Specialist Palliative Care team at JPUH.
My interests out of work include skiing, walking the dog and spending time with family and friends.
Dr Karolina Debska – Female, GP Registrar
I joined the Chet Valley Practice in August this year and I will be working in General Practice for 6 months. I qualified from Jagiellonian University in Cracow, which is one of the oldest universities in the world. Working in General Practice is a part of my ongoing training. I enjoy all aspects of general practice and I would like to further subspecialise in skin diseases, however I have found acute medicine also interesting. Outside of work, I enjoy my family life and I love to spend time with my husband, son and daughter. We have just moved to Norfolk so we are exploring the beauty of fields, forests and coasts.