Cricketfield Surgery

Cricketfield Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AS

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Practice Staff


Dr Andrew Venning

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

Dr Emma Palmer

GP Partner - MB CHb 1995 University of Leeds

Dr Emma Stubbs

GP Partner - MBBS Bsc Hons MRCGP

Dr Kate Barnett

MBBS (Newcastle 1999) MRCPG

Dr Katie Henshaw

BM BS (2011 Universities of Exeter and Plymouth)

Dr Derek Greatorex

MB Ch.B BS (1989 Bristol)

Dr Jennifer Gray


Nursing Team

Triage Team

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Clare Humphrey:     Diploma in Nursing and Health Studies (1998 Plymouth)

MSc/PgDip/PgCert Advanced Healthcare Practice (2009 Plymouth)

PgCert Nurse Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (2010 Plymouth)


Nurse Team

Nurse Manager

Joyce Pickering: Extended Nurse Prescribing (2007 Shetland)

Practice Nurses

Louise Beams:

  • General Adult Nursing (1988 London)
  • Critical Skills for Community & Practice Nurses (2016 Plymouth)
  • Mentorship (2017 Plymouth)
  • BSc in Health Studies (2017 Plymouth)

Sally Beck:

  • RGN (1989 Surrey)
  • Family Planning and Women’s Health Specialist Nurse (2019 Plymouth Uni )

Ruth Christophers – Adult Nursing (1997 Plymouth)


Sharon Allison

Senior HCA

Carole Peters

Senior HCA

Maria Coombes

Healthcare Assistant

Marie Crowhurst

Healthcare Assistant

Kelly Loney

Healthcare Assistant

Mel Passmore

Healthcare Assistant

Admin Team

Practice Management

Practice Manager

Jennifer Wain

Practice Operations and Administration

Amy Baker – Operations Manager

Kelsey Wilson – Operations Administrator

Harriet Walker – Medical Reports and Data Coordinator

Charlotte Harrison – Communications Coordinator

Sue – Patient Services Coordinator

Jacky – Patient Services 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.

Marie M

Senior Pharmacy Technician


Senior Patient Services Advisor


Reception Lead


Patient Services Advisor


Patient Services Advisor


Patient Services Advisor


Patient Services Advisor


Patient Services Advisor


Patient Services Advisor


Patient Services Advisor


Patient Services Advisor & Prescribing Clerk


Prescribing Clerk


Prescribing Clerk


Prescribing Clerk

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    Pre-booked Appointments with Improved Access Service ran by SPCCB
  • Sunday
    Pre-booked Appointments with Improved Access Service ran by SPCCB