Cricketfield Surgery

Cricketfield Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AS

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Dr Andrew Venning
GP Partner - MB Ch.B (1999 Stellenbosch) DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Emma Palmer
GP Partner - MB CHb 1995 University of Leeds

Dr Louise Pealing
GP Partner - MB BS 2003 University of London, Postgraduate Certificate in General Practice

Dr Kate Barnett
MBBS (Newcastle 1999) MRCPG

Dr Jennifer Gray

Dr Katie Henshaw
BM BS (2011 Universities of Exeter and Plymouth)

Dr Juliet Bailey
BM BS (2012 Peninsular College of Medicine and Dentistry)

Dr Sally Kidner
GP - MB BS (1992 London)

Dr Alex McLaren

Dr Lucy Charlwood
Regular Locum

Dr Jo Howell

Dr Ndubisi Obasi

Triage Team

Clare Humphrey:
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Diploma in Nursing and Health Studies (1998 Plymouth), MSc/PgDip/PgCert Advanced Healthcare Practice (2009 Plymouth), PgCert Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (2010 Plymouth)

Katherine Bishop:
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - BSc in Adult Nursing (2008 Bournemouth University), Sexual Health and Contraception, Minor Illness, Minor Injury Care, Non-Medical Prescribing

Hollie Barner:
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Diploma of Higher Education in Adult Nursing (2008 University of Plymouth), BSc in Professional Health and Social Care (2018 University of Plymouth), MSc Advanced Assessment for Clinical Practice (2018 University of Plymouth). Minor Illness. Minor Injury Skills. Non-medical Prescribing. Advance Level Nursing Practice

Josie Williams

Janette Wilton

Nursing Team


Joyce Pickering
Strategic Nurse Partner - (1985) Registered General Nurse South Lothian College Edinburgh, (2005) Asthma Diploma Module Stirling, (2006) Cardiovascular Diploma Module Warwick, (2007) Allergy in Practice Diploma Module Warwick, (2007) Extended Nurse Prescribing Degree Level Aberdeen University, (2008) Primary Care Diabetes Diploma Leeds, (2011) Respiratory Disease Management Primary Care Degree Module Leeds, (2016) Mentorship Degree Module Plymouth University, (2017) Leadership and Innovation Degree Module Plymouth University, (2018) RCN GPN Forum member

Ruth Christophers
Nurse Manager - Adult Nursing (1997 Plymouth), Non Medical prescribing Modules in -Asthma/COPD -Diabetes -Stroke prevention

Sally Beck
Practice Nurse - Adult Nursing (1989 Kingston upon Thames), Modules in Family planning and Women's Health ( 2019 Plymouth University ), Smear Assessor (Devon Training hub  2021)

Maria Coombes
Practice Nurse - BSc (hons)  Adult Nursing (2020 Plymouth), Diabetes Masters Module ( 2022 Plymouth), Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management in Primary Care Degree Module (2023 Plymouth)

Liz Spurrell 
Practice Nurse

Sharon Allison
HCA Coordinator and Social Prescriber

Marie Crowhurst
Healthcare Assistant

Rebecca McCabe
Healthcare Assistant

Tiree Klinkenberg
Trainee Nurse Associate

Wellbeing Team

Dr Bronwen Kite
Clinical Psychologist - Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Mental Health

Debbie Holman

Nadine Freestone
Social Prescriber

Practice Management

Jennifer Wain - Strategic Business Manager and SIRO (Senior Information Risk Owner) - responsible for the strategic direction, finance, data governance, health and safety and all other compliance matters of the business as well as the surgery’s place in the wider locality healthcare strategy.

Amy Baker - Operations Manager, Complaints Coordinator and Caldicott Guardian -  responsible for the day to day operations of the business and supporting patients with any concerns they may have in relation to this.

Practice Operations and Administration

Kelsey Wilson - Compliance Coordinator

Lucy O'Connell - Medical Reports and Patient Data Coordinator (Information Governance Lead)

Nina - Same Day Care Coordinator

Poppy - Same Day Care Coordinator

Alison - Same Day Care Coordinator

Patient Services Advisors

Our Patient Services Advisors work on reception and behind the scenes answering calls and working through a wide range of administrative tasks.

All our Patient Services Team are specially trained and are here to help you. They will be happy to assist you with any information about the services offered by our Practice and enquiries relating to your healthcare.

They will assist with directing you to the appropriate pathway for your health and wellbeing needs, booking appointments, subject access requests and medical report requests. They process registration forms, consent forms and assist with keeping your medical records up to date and accurate.

Jacky - Clinical Administration Coordinator

Sue - Senior Patients Services Advisor

Sandra - Senior Patient Services Advisor

Suzette - Patient Services Advisor

Kaye - Patient Services Advisor

Jane - Patient Services Advisor

Amanda - Patient Services Advisor

Julie - Patient Services Advisor

Letitia - Patient Services Advisor

Prescribing Team

Amy Towler – Clinical Pharmacist

Marie Mayne – Senior Pharmacy Technician

Lindsay – Apprentice Pharmacy Technician

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