Our Team


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Dr Jonathan H Richold


GP Partner, GP Trainer and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Trainer

Dr Richold qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1990.He worked as a hospital doctor in Birmingham and Worcester before travelling to New Zealand.  He gained further invaluable experience in paediatrics, … [continue] Dr Jonathan H Richold

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Dr Phillip Annetts

BMBS MRCGP q. 2007.

GP Partner, GP Trainer

Dr Annetts moved to Exeter in 2002 from North Devon to study at Peninsula Medical School. After qualifying as a doctor he worked in Exeter and Torbay before completing his … [continue] Dr Phillip Annetts

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Dr Zara Taylor


GP Partner

Dr Taylor will be taking maternity leave from the start of July 2023.  Dr Nicola Scott will be with us looking after her patients whilst she is away. Dr Taylor … [continue] Dr Zara Taylor

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Dr Lucy Spriggs


GP Partner

Dr Spriggs qualified from the Peninsula Medical School in 2008, and since then has worked in the Exeter area – initially at the RD&E hospital and then in Crediton area … [continue] Dr Lucy Spriggs

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Dr Catherine Nicholls

GP Partner, GP Trainer

Dr Nicholls qualified from Peninsula Medical School in 2010. Since then, she has been working in and around Exeter, most recently as a GP in Crediton. She has an interest in education. She … [continue] Dr Catherine Nicholls

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Dr Tom Lee


GP Partner

Dr Lee studied Medicine at Bristol University, attaining an MBChB in 2013 and completed his vocational training in Oxford. He spent several years gaining international experience working in Australia before … [continue] Dr Tom Lee

Locum Doctors

On occasions such as absences due to holiday, training or sickness a locum Doctor is employed by the Practice. Locum Doctors are fully trained and experienced general practitioners.

Practice nurses

Becky Clarke

Lead Practice Nurse

Previously specialized in Acute, Trauma and Emergency nursing, Becky has moved to Devon in 2019 and moved to General Practice in 2021. She lives in Exeter with her husband, kids, … [continue] Becky Clarke

Julie Howarth

Practice Nurse

Julie has been nursing for 36 years and will be celebrating 20 years of Practice Nursing later in the year. She has a particular interest in Women’s Health and childhood … [continue] Julie Howarth

Alison Smith

Healthcare Assistant

Alison is our senior HCA and has dedicated 20 years supporting the registered nurses

Emily Ashplant

Healthcare Assistant

Emily has worked at the practice as a HCA for 10 years. She has now started her Nursing Associate Training to expand her skillset. She is from Exeter and lives … [continue] Emily Ashplant

Additional healthcare staff

Community midwives

Amy Luke is the Midwife for The South Lawn Medical Practice – she can be contacted on the main hospital switchboard number 01392 411611. The midwife team normally run clinics … [continue] Community midwives

Community nurses

Community (District) Nurses attend patients who need nursing care at home. To contact them please telephone 01392 211917, and Out of Hours Community Nurse number is 0845 6710 270.


Our First Contact Practitioner, Adam, is based at the Practice one day a week.   Patients can book in to see Adam directly, without needing to speak to a GP. For … [continue] Physiotherapy

Practice manager

Travis MacFarlane

Practice Manager

Travis enjoys living an active, healthy lifestyle by visiting the gym.
He also enjoys cooking, walking and listening to audiobooks.
When he is not at work he volunteers as a youth football and rugby coach in his spare time.

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Erica-Jane Duke

Deputy Practice Manager

Supervises day to day running of reception, the receptionists and administrative staff.