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 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.