Meet the Team

Meet Our Doctors

Dr Catherine Lewis
Principal GP – Female

Dr Catherine Lewis comes from Abertillery in South Wales. She did a degree in chemistry and business studies at Swansea University before qualifying in medicine at St Mary’s Hospital in London in 1997. She did her GP training in Northampton, and moved to Somerset in 2003. Catherine is married with two children, Miles and Amelia. She has interests in women’s and children’s health.

Dr Stephen Robson
Salaried GP – Male

Stephen Robson initially studied Neuroscience at Edinburgh University from 2001-2005 before changing to medicine and qualifying from Nottingham University in 2010. Stephen trained as a GP locally in Somerset.

Dr Valerie Sprague
Salaried GP – Female

Dr Valerie Sprague has worked in the NHS for many decades, apart from a break to work in New Zealand as a GP.
Her career has been interesting and she have met some lovely people and patients during this time.
She may not always keep to appointment time, but she believes in giving patients the time that they need for their medical problems.  She hopes patients will understand her ethos.
Outside of work she enjoys looking after her large group of cats, dogs and guinea pigs as well as her family.
She is trying to learn Tai Chi and yoga and enjoys a good dog walk, preferably with a café or a pub at the end!

Dr Martin Newbury
GP – Male

Dr Newbury has practised for 20 years, and still only has about 20 grey hairs in spite of this. He believes that prevention is better than cure, and tries to encourage everyone to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

Meet Our Nursing Team

Julie Ratcliff
Nurse Practitioner – Female

Julie has been working at Victoria Park Medical centre for four years. She began her role as Lead Practice Nurse and in 2019 became Nurse Practitioner.
She lives in Bridgwater with her family – she has three children, a dog and two hamsters. In her spare time she is a volunteer youth worker and likes to bake – but not quite up to the standard of Bake Off just yet!

Katie Cresswell
Health Care Assistant – Female

Katie joined the practice in September 2017 as a receptionist but was given the opportunity to retrain and move over to become a HCA in 2018. She is really enjoying her new role within the practice and looks forward to developing her career as much as she can.
In her spare time Katie has 2 young boys keeping her busy, where they love being outside exploring and spending time with their big family.

Lisa Pike
Health Care Assistant – Female

Lisa joined the team early in 2019, having moved to the area from Carmarthenshire, West Wales.
She has been working as a healthcare assistant for almost 12 years now. She has worked primarily for the NHS in various parts of the country, having worked in rehabilitation, palliative care and with dementia, but primarily has worked in district nursing.
She is settling within the team and enjoying meeting the patients, learning all the new procedures and demands of general practice.
In her spare time she enjoys many forms of arts and crafts, live music and being out in nature and one day, dreams of becoming a unicorn.

Jackie Ostle
Practice Nurse – Female

Jackie joined the surgery in February 2018, having worked for 4 years as a Practice Nurse in Taunton.
She has been nursing in the NHS for 32 years, starting at Southampton General, and going back nearer to
childhood home of Chichester St Richards and then Worthing. When she moved to Taunton in 1994 she worked in
Musgrove Park hospital for 19 years before venturing into Practice Nursing.
Jackie is qualified in Diabetes and COPD, along with a multitude of other clinical specialties. Thrives on learning
over the years, which is a must to give accurate research based information to everyone, not just patients and
families but staff also.
In July 2018, Jackie was promoted to Lead Practice Nurse and has aspired to improve patient care and staff
training. Every day is different, Jackie believes treating everyone as individuals and empowering them to take
control of their conditions, which means they can make even a small change to benefit their lives hugely.
Jackie lives in Taunton and is married with 2 children and has a very daft black Labrador named Dave.

Sarah
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Sarah joined the surgery in February 2020 as the Nurse Practitioner in Mental Health. Sarah has been a mental health nurse for the past 11 years and prior to starting at the surgery, she worked for as a nurse within CAMHS. Sarah is looking forward to expanding her physical health knowledge as well as continuing to offer the best care possible to those needing support for their mental health and wellbeing. When not working or with her face in the books studying, Sarah enjoys time with her 2 boys, partner and menagerie of pets. Sarah is also a keen crafter (mainly knitting and crocheting) and baker.

Meet Our Reception Team

Elaine Molyneux
Receptionist – Female

Elaine joined the practice 9 years ago as a receptionist. She now works as a Prescription Clerk and part time Receptionist.
When not working she enjoys gardening and reading.

Sharon Biddiscombe
Receptionist – Female

Sharon joined the practice team in 2016 as a receptionist.
In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs and going on day trips and holidays, and also likes visiting National Trust Houses.

Dianne Cooke
Receptionist – Female

Ann-Marie Gould
Receptionist – Female

Ann- Marie Gould joined the practice in 2019 as a receptionist. In her free time she likes to eat chocolate and watch Netflix.

Vivien Brammall
Receptionist – Female

Our newest member of the team Viv, joined the practice as a Receptionist in March 2020. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends, arts and crafts, upcycling furniture, TV quiz shows and reading.’

Laura Moore
Receptionist – Female


Meet Our Administration Team

Romy Stanton
Practice Manager – Female

Romy joined us in September 2018 having managed a Practice in South Bristol before coming back to Somerset to work closer to home.
She completed 25 years service in the NHS locally prior to this in a variety of roles including GP Contracts Administrator, Payments Manager, Clinical Governance Manager, KSF & Appraisal Lead before becoming Somerset Partnership’s Operational Lead for Mandatory Training!
Romy is a qualified Trainer, Coach and Coach Supervisor and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Management.
The role of the Practice Manager is varied and every day is different. Romy’s ethos is that her role is a fine balance between ensuring patient needs are met and supporting the staff in delivering those needs, whilst making sure the building is safe, equipment is working and staff and invoices are paid on time!
Romy lives in Taunton. She has 5 children and a slightly bonkers Staffordshire Bull Terrier by the name of Marley! In her spare time she volunteers for a local Scout Group as a Beaver Scout Leader and spends as much time as possible heading off in her rather dated camper van.

Teresa Griffiths
Office Manager – Female

Teresa joined the practice in July 2017 as a receptionist working her way up to Office Manager from July 2019. As an Office Manager, she oversees the busy day-to-today management of reception and administration. Patients and staff alike say you can often hear the sound of her hurried footsteps echoing throughout the building even when she isn’t here…
Teresa lives locally, has 3 children and a dog and enjoys camping by the beach, shopping and spending time in her hot tub.

Jessica Hall
IT Lead – Female

Jess began her time at the surgery as an administrative apprentice in November 2009. Over the following years she dedicated herself to the role and earned the position of Reception Supervisor in January 2017. She provided administration support to the practice manager, secretary and all other colleagues and worked her way up to a level 3 NVQ Business and Administration qualification. In addition to the above, she began to complete training courses to allow her to fulfil some of the duties performed by the HCA’s such as phlebotomy.
Jess left the Medical Centre in July 2017 and took on an admin role for an air conditioning company in Bridgwater.
With a lot of thought and persuasion from previous colleagues Jess has now re-joined Victoria Park and has taken on the IT Lead role, overseeing all IT based systems within the practice, ranging from the essential day-to-day systems to website maintenance.

Helen Griffiths
Medical Secretary – Female

Helen joined the practice in 2005 as a receptionist and became medical secretary in 2012.
When not working, she prefers to be outdoors gardening or visiting nature reserves.

Danielle Print
Prescription Manager – Female

Danielle joined the practice as a receptionist/medical secretary nearly twenty years ago when it was Church Street Surgery. She became Prescription Manager soon after the move to Victoria Park. When not working she enjoys training and competing her dogs in working tests and field trials, gardening and walking.

Chelsea Cudworth-Jones
Administration Apprentice – Female

Chelsea joined in January 2017 as a business administration apprentice, completing the qualification in March 2019 and is currently training for a brand new role, looking to qualify in January 2020 as a General Practitioners Assistant (GPA).
Chelsea’s relentless optimism has gained her a second, unofficial role of Morale Marshal, sheltering us from the gloom of those grey, rainy days.
When she is not in work she expertly juggles two children and studies for her new GPA role.