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Community and Attached staff

The Practice is the base for many of the community care professionals.  Louise Pilch is the clinical lead with a regular team of  Community nurse, one of whom calls in every day and takes messages regularly. 

The Wherry Team of midwives hold a Tuesday clinic. Team Leader for the midwives is Sue Frost.

Karen Mc Kean is our Community Occupational Therapist and Trish Parker, Community Physiotherapist.

Michael Faithorn  Physiotherapist, holds a session at the practice on Fridays by GP referral.

Loddon and surrounding area health visiting service

The Health Visiting Team

Emma Brown - Team Leader - Health Visitors and School Nurses

Jane Crisp  - Health Visitors

Kate Ripley - Community nursery nurse

Charlotte Peck - Health Visitor Assistant

Julie Baxter - Health Visitor Administration

Health Visitor Contact Number: Telephone:  0300 300 0123  Monday - Friday  8.00 - 6pm and Saturdays 9.00 - 1pm.

Please feel free to contact us if you have concerns about your child

Health Visiting Contacts

Baby Clinic

This is held on the  FOURTH Thursday of each month at Loddon Library   between 10.00-11.00am. There will be a Health Visitor and/or nursery nurse available for weighing and advice. Please come along at any time (no appointment necessary).

Breast Feeding Support Group

Held on the FIRST Thursday of each month at Loddon Infant School in the annexe to the rear of the school between 11.00 and 12 noon. 

Post natal group

You will be invited to attend six sessions to discuss relevant topics of interest and meet other new mums. Health Visitor and /or Nursery Nurse present and weighing available.

Hearing Test

This appointment is offered when your baby is approximately eight months old. The Health Visitor no longer undertakes hearing tests at the age of 3.5 years.

Development Checks

These take place at around twelve months of age with a further development check at 2.5 years of age.  An invitation is sent along with a questionnaire on both occasions, offering a face to face appointment.


Dr Alasdair Duthie

alasdair.jpgB.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 G.Ps , General Practice Research and the Patient Participation Group. I am currently Practice Trainer and Course Organiser for the Norwich Scheme.

Outside of work, I have loads of children and dogs enjoy canoeing and fishing, preferably in wild, wet places.

Clinical Interests
Musculoskeletal Problems, Joint Injections, Acupuncture

Dr Linda Isherwood

gM.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 an Assistant until becoming a Partner in 2003. I am an Associate Trainer and am involved in Specialist Training for General Practice together with Dr Alasdair Duthie

Women’s health is of special interest to me, however, I enjoy all aspects of General Practice.

My spare time is spent outdoors if at all possible, in the garden or walking. I have two daughters to keep me busy.

Dr John Morgan

drjohnM.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

phillips1.jpgM.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

MBBS (UEA), BSc (Hons), MRCGPw

I am returning to Chet Valley Medical Practice after spending a previous happy six months as a GP Registrar in 2013.  I enjoy all aspects of General Practice and have a passion for teaching undergraduate Medical Students.

Outside of work my wife and I enjoy walking and canoeing around the Norfolk Broads and coastline.  I spend most of my free time starting and sometimes finishing "DIY" projects.

Dr Judy McConnell (f)

Dr Judy Mc ConnellM.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 Anika Reynolds

Dr ReynoldsBMBS (Dist) (Brighton and Sussex), BSc (Hons), MRCGP,DFSRH

I qualified from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2009 and then worked in Eastbourne, London, Australia and Kenya. I first joined Chet Valley Medical Practice in 2015 for the final year of my GP specialist training, this was somewhat elongated by the arrival of my two daughters.  I am now pleased to be joining the Practice as a fully fledged GP for two and a half days a week.

Outside of work, I used to have hobbies, now I have children! We do all enjoy getting outdoors, lately enjoying the Norfolk/Suffolk coast, sea swimming and finding good local food.

Dr Richard Draeger (m)

Dr Richard DraegerBSc.(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 (f)

japanI 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.

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