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Dr Siobhan Rowe – Female, MB BS DRCOG DCH DFFP MRCGP DPDerm (Dist)
After boarding school in North Norfolk, Dr Rowe trained at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School. She qualified in 1988. Dr Rowe has been a partner at Cringleford since 1995. She spent a year undertaking a Dermatology Diploma in which she obtained a distinction. She has three children. She was Chair of Norwich Canoe Club and in March 2020 was presented with the British Canoeing Volunteer of the year after 10 years hard work. She is the Practice lead on Covid and help set up Cringleford Surgery as the local PCN vaccination site. She lives with her Partner Tim in South Norfolk and they enjoy travel, tennis and generally keeping fit and spending time with their families.
Dr Marc Epstein – Male, MBBS MRCP MRCGP
Born and raised in North London Dr Epstein, a graduate from the Royal Free Hospital, was somewhat surprised to find himself working as a GP in rural Norfolk in 2009. He started at Cringleford Surgery in 2014 and has now fully adapted to Norfolk life, putting down his roots with his wife and children. When time allows he dabbles in a bit of photography, banjo and guitar strumming.
Dr Jocelyn Harwood – Female, MB BS DRCOG DFFP DGUM MRCGP
Dr Harwood qualified from The Royal Free Hospital Medical School in 1987. She worked in three London teaching hospitals before embarking on a career in General practice in 1990. She moved to Norfolk in 1995, joining the Humbleyard Practice in 1999 as a Partner, becoming salaried in 2019. She lives with Rob, her husband in South Norfolk and they have two grown up daughters. In her spare time she enjoys cycling & walking, tolerates gardening and is studying for a BA (Hons) in Creative Arts.
Dr Hannah Oxley – Female, MBBS BSc MRCGP
Dr Oxley qualified from The Royal Free and University College Medical School and initially remained in London to work before returning to her native Norfolk to complete her GP training. She joined the Humbleyard Practice in 2017. Dr Oxley lives in rural South Norfolk with her young family and enjoys painting and gardening when time allows.
Dr Ed Turnham – Male, PhD MBBS MRCGP
Dr Turnham grew up in Bedford and studied at Cambridge University. After qualifying as a doctor he practiced for two years in Oxford before training as a GP in Norfolk. Dr Turnham joined the Practice in September 2019. He also serves as Clinical Advisor for Digital Strategy to Norfolk & Waveney CCG. His wife Dominique is a priest in the Church of England. They live in Norwich with their two small children and two dogs. He enjoys cycling and choral singing.
Dr Katie Birks – Female
“Having been a partner with the practice for 13 years, I reduced my hours in general practice so I could have time to explore other clinical interests. I have been appointed as an honorary senior clinical lecturer at UEA and teach medical students within the practice. It is really exciting and invigorating to host these students and I am most grateful to those patients in the practice who have contributed to the development of the next generation of doctors. I also work as a speciality doctor in palliative care at Priscilla Bacon Lodge Hospice. However, I am very fortunate to be able to continue at the practice as well, doing a couple of clinical sessions a week.
When not working, I am kept busy by my 2 young sons. As a family we have continued my and my husband’s love of worldwide travel, being very fortunate to spend 6 weeks in Borneo in 2019. However, just as special are the weekends in our dilapidated caravan exploring the beautiful North Norfolk coast. Running is an essential way for me to maintain a little ‘headspace’ as well as balancing my love of chocolate or cake with a cup of coffee!”
Dr Murugappan – Female, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP
Dr Muru (as she likes to be known) completed her Undergraduate training in Newcastle and her GP training in the North East too. Dr Muru became a partner at Hethersett in 2012. Her interests include Women’s Health, Contraception and Dermatology. Dr Muru also works as an examiner at the UEA Medical School. Her husband is an Oncologist at the Norfolk and Norwich and they have two children. In her spare time, Dr Muru enjoys swimming, cooking and travelling.
Dr Bhavesh Dhorajwala – Male, MBBS (UEA 2008) MRCGP
Dr Bav grew up in beautiful Derbyshire and the peak district but came to Norfolk when he started his medical degree at UEA. The charms of the region were too strong and having completed various hospital jobs in the region ranging from Cambridgeshire to Great Yarmouth, he decided to become a GP. He joined the practice in December 2013 as a partner, after having taken 5 months off to travel across America, Africa and India. Travelling is a real passion of his.He has also managed to visit Australia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore with a quick stop in New Zealand. He lives with his wife Louise, who is a pharmacist at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and they have two very active little boys and a tabby cat.
Dr Bav likes to keep close links with UEA and is a regular examiner for the medical school. He has a particular interest in minor surgery, cryotherapy, joint injections and ophthalmology. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and has just taken up making his own pasta. He is also a keen runner.
Dr Dovile Garaleviciene – Female
Dr Dovile joined the practice in November 2019. Dr Dovile is based at the Hethersett Surgery.
Dr Holly Abbot – Female MBBS, BSc,MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Originally from Norfolk, Dr Abbot moved to London to study medicine, graduating from King’s College London in 2009. She completed foundation training in Brighton and South London. She then completed GP training in South London. Having finished GP training she moved with her husband to work in a rural hospital in South Africa for two years. She then moved back home to Norfolk to start a family and work as a salaried GP at the Humbleyard practice. Since moving back to Norfolk she enjoys running with her dog Baloo, family time with her husband and toddler, travelling to new places and gardening.
Dr Punit Makwana
Dr Makwana grew up in South London and studied at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools in London. After qualifying in 2010 he did his medical placements across the South-East of England as well as a year in Perth, Western Australia before starting GP training in Surrey. Dr Makwana joined the practice in May 2020. His interests involve ophthalmology, dermatology, joint injections and minor surgery. He came to the area after being introduced to the wonders of Norfolk life through his wife who was born and raised here. He spends his spare time chasing after his two young children and enjoys playing cricket, tennis and brewing fine coffee.
Dr Zoe Smith – Female
Dr Smith was born in North Wales but at an early age she moved to Nottingham with her family where she grew up. After studying at UEA she fell in love with Norwich where she met her husband and soon settled as a “Norfolk girl.” Prior to joining the Humbleyard practice she has worked in Bungay for six years. Her professional passion is mental health, and she now works for the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service for three days a week, alongside her job in this general practice. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, being creative, and going for walks with her husband and two young children, as well as spending time with her extended family and friends.
Emergency Care Practitioner
Emergency care practitioners (ECPs) provide the Practice with an extended range of Paramedic skills. An ECP can deal with advanced patient assessment for first presentation of majority of medical presentations including minor injury/illness with referral rights to hospital to all specialities.
John Bakewell – Male, Emergency Care Practitioner
John joined the East of England Ambulance Service as a Paramedic after a previous career as Helicopter Observer/Navigator in the Royal Navy. After 6 years front line he studied at the UEA to become an Emergency Care Practitioner. He was mentored at Hethersett by Dr Press during this training. For a while he was a clinical operations manager for the Out of Hours in Norfolk before joining general practice in 2015. He continues to work in the OOH arena in Suffolk at the weekends. Married with 4 children, he divides his spare time between the family and cycling. He recently cycled non-stop from Aberystwyth to Lowestoft in a day.
Dr Tom Markham – Male, MBBS MRCGP
Dr Markham was born in Norfolk and went to school in Norwich. He qualified from University College London in 2006 and completed his hospital jobs in Norfolk. He then commenced GP training after a year of surgical speciality training at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He worked initially as a salaried GP at Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre, before joining the practice as a full time partner.
Dr Markham is a very keen sportsman and enjoys various hobbies to stay fit including cycling, running and kitesurfing. He also has 3 labradors and very much enjoys working with them. He has a very productive smallholding growing fruit and veg.
Dr Hayley Bowron – Female, BSc OT, MBBS, MRCGP
Born and raised in South Africa, Dr Bowron worked as an Occupational therapist in South Africa and London before she came to study medicine in Norwich. She graduated from UEA medical School in 2011.
Prior to starting at the Humbleyard Surgeries in October 2020 she spent several years as a doctor at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, James Paget Hospital and other local GP practices in Norfolk.
She loves living in Norfolk and has settled well here in this beautiful part of the country with her husband and 2 daughters. She enjoys playing tennis, doing outdoor activities and spending time with her family here and in South Africa.
Dr Katie Cohen – Female, MBBS Bsc MRCGP
Originally from Norfolk, Dr Cohen trained at Kings College London Medical School, returning to Norfolk in 2008 to complete her GP training. She joined the practice in August 2014. She lives with her husband and growing family and loves family days out exploring the Norfolk countryside with them.
Dr Asha James – Female, MD, MRCP, MRCGP, Dip Dermatology, Sp Cert in Dermatology
Originally from India, Dr James moved to England 22 years ago and has been living in Norfolk for 16 years.She initially worked in Dermatology for 10 years abroad as well as in the U.K before deciding to become a GP. She worked as a GP locum prior to becoming a partner in 2019. Dr James works 3 days a week at the practice and 3 clinical sessions in dermatology. Her husband is a Rheumatologist and they have 1 daughter. In her spare time she enjoys baking, gardening and classical Indian dancing.
Dr Samuel Martin – Male, MBChB MRCGP
Dr Martin completed his medical school training (2009) and foundation jobs in Sheffield. After taking time out in 2012 to do medical work in New Zealand and Latin America, he then returned to Sheffield to complete his GP training. In 2017 he moved back to Norfolk to be closer to family, and in the same year got married and joined the Humbleyard Practice. He and his wife have a young son. When not working or chasing after his toddler he enjoys reading, music, sport, languages, attempting jazz guitar and exploring the Norfolk coast.