Cricketfield Surgery

Cricketfield Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AS

Current time is 13:56 - We're open

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 Practitioners

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)

 Katherine Bishop:


Nurse Team

Nurse Partner/ Nurse Manager

Joyce Pickering:

  • 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

Deputy Nurse Manager –

Ruth Christophers

  • Adult Nursing (1997 Plymouth)
  • Non Medical prescribing
    • Modules in Asthma/COPD
    • Diabetes
    • Stroke prevention

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 )

Maria Coombes –

  • BSc (hons)  Adult Nursing (2020 Plymouth)


Sharon Allison

HCA Coordinator

Carole Peters

Healthcare Assistant

Marie Crowhurst

Healthcare Assistant

Kelly Loney

Healthcare Assistant

Sara Hancock


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


Prescribing Clerk


Prescribing Clerk


Prescribing Clerk

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