The practice has 8 partners and several experienced staff doctors, all of whom are fully licensed general practitioners. The doctors hold clinical and non-clinical roles and are only available for consultations on certain days. Details of their special interests are outlined below.
Dr Chris Kenyon
MB ChB MRCP MRCGP (Senior Partner)
Dr Kenyon works in the practice two full days (usually Tuesday and Wednesday) and one half day (usually Friday morning). He has been with the practice since 1989 and has wide experience of General Practice. He believes in “Evidence Informed” medicine which takes the patient’s context into account. Dr Kenyon particularly enjoys joint injections and minor surgery. He represents the practice at the Oxford City Clinical Commissioning Group meetings. Outside medicine he is a keen cyclist and also an orchestral violinist.
Dr Deborah Waller
MBBCHIR MRCGP DCH
Dr Waller works on Thursday morning in the Practice. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and is the doctor for a number of Oxford colleges. She has special interests in women’s health, student health, eating disorders and tropical medicine. Dr Waller spent some years doing malaria research in the Gambia and Vietnam before joining the Practice as a partner in 1992. Over the years she has been involved in the research and treatment of eating disorders.
Dr Richard Silvester
MA (Cantab) MB BChir MRCGP DRCOG (Partner)
Dr Silvester works in the practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, enjoying all aspects of general medical practice, but in particular care of the elderly. He holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Education and is the practice lead for the vocational training and supervision of our GP Registrars. Dr Silvester is a Clinical Tutor in the University of Oxford Medical School, teaching first and second year undergraduate medical students within the practice.
Dr Meriel Raine
MA (Oxon) MBBS FRCS DFSRH MRCGP (Partner)
Dr Raine works in the practice on Mondays and Fridays. She enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a particular interest in skin problems and in women’s health and she also provides an intrauterine contraceptive fitting service. She holds the Cardiff Diploma in Dermatology. She also works two sessions a week for Oxford Clinical Commissioning Group as Named GP for Safeguarding. When not at work, she reads, cycles, gardens and likes Venetian rowing.
Dr Andrew Schuman
BSc MB BS DRCOG MRCGP (Partner)
Dr Schuman is available for booked consultations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. He enjoys all aspects of general practice, and also specialises in men’s health and diabetes. He is a Clinical Tutor at the University, teaching undergraduate medical students. Dr Schuman has a particular interest in the role of literature and the humanities in medical training. In 2012, he co-founded the Poetry of Medicine, which runs workshops for those working in the NHS, aimed at facilitating the discussion and illumination of the experience of medicine through literary texts. He writes poetry, and was shortlisted for the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. He also acts as the lead medical consultant for the mental wellbeing charity ReLit:The Bibliotherapy Foundation, and co-edited the poetry anthology Stressed Unstressed: Classic Poems to Ease the Mind (Harper Collins, 2016).
Dr Jayne Haynes
MA (Cantab) BM BCh, DRCOG MRCGP (Partner)
Dr Haynes is a half time GP whose usual working days are Tuesday morning, all day Wednesday, and Friday morning. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a particular interest in diabetes and kidney problems. In addition to her work at 19 Beaumont Street, Dr Haynes also works on curriculum development for the Royal College of GPs. Outside of work Dr Haynes enjoys a variety of sports as well as gardening and spending time with her young family. She is actively involved in her local church.
Dr Simon Curtis
MBBS, MRCP, FRCGP (Partner)
Dr Curtis is in the practice on Mondays and Thursdays most weeks, although these days do sometimes change. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice. Outside of the practice, he works extensively in undergraduate and postgraduate education. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in General Practice at Oxford University and works as a GP educator nationally and internationally for NB Medical Education. Outside of work he loves cycling, keeping fit and music.
Dr Rachel Hardwick
MA MBBS MRCP MRCGP (Partner)
Dr Hardwick is currently on sabbatical and will return early Autumn 2020. She enjoys the whole breadth of general practice but has a special interest in managing long term conditions, cardiology and travel medicine. She has previously worked in Nigeria and Afghanistan. She also works for two sessions a week with OxFed as their clinical lead for the College Nursing service and with the frailty service. When not at work she runs, reads, gardens and does the occasional triathlon.
Dr Ben Riley
MA (Oxon) BM BCh DRCOG FRCGP (Partner)
Dr Riley is available in the practice for consultations on Monday. He is a Director and the Chief Clinical Officer for OxFed, the Oxford Federation of General Practice and Primary Care, a city-wide health organisation linking up all the NHS general practices in Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a former Trustee of Lymphoma Action, a national charity for people with cancer. He has published a number of books, journal articles and e-learning programmes for healthcare professionals and has been awarded a special commendation from the Royal College of General Practitioners for his contributions to general practice and primary care.
Dr Jenny Sanderson
BSc MBBS MRCGP DFSRH
Dr Sanderson is available for appointments on Mondays, Thursdays and Friday morning. She enjoys the whole range of general practice with a focus on holistic care and has particular interests in mental health, women’s health, family planning and addictions. She is also involved in teaching medical students. Outside the practice she enjoys music, swimming, hiking and is learning to play the trumpet.
Dr Neal Tucker
Dr Tucker works at the practice on Mondays and Thursdays. He enjoys all aspects of general practice including practical procedures such as joint injections. He is also involved in medical education nationally and provides training for GPs across the UK. He is a keen cyclist.
Dr Helen Ashdown
BMBCh MA (Cantab) MRCP MRCGP DCH PGDip (Health Research)
Dr Ashdown works in the practice on Thursdays and has clinical interests in respiratory disease and child health. She also runs the clinical research studies in the practice and teaches basic life support to the team. Dr Ashdown is an academic GP and spends most of her time as a clinical researcher at the University of Oxford where she is carrying out research into the primary care management of COPD. She is Tutor at Somerville College and Research Lead for the Primary Care Respiratory Society. She enjoys hillwalking (now with toddler in tow) and her claim to fame is winning an IgNobel prize for her research on speed bumps in the diagnosis of appendicitis!
Dr Nick Jones
MBBS MRCGP Msc MClinEd FHEA
Dr Jones works two days a week at the practice – usually Thursday and Friday. His clinical interests are in heart and kidney disease. Dr Jones works the rest of the week doing medical research with a focus on people with heart failure, atrial fibrillation and high blood pressure. He works for the Royal College of GPs creating online learning modules and is an Oxford University Medical Education Fellow. Outside of work he loves sport, travel and climbing – if possible all together.
Dr Emma Jones
Dr Jones works in the practice on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and enjoys all aspects of general practice. She enjoys baking and running in her spare time.
Dr Louisa Gill
Dr Gill works in the practice on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings and enjoys all aspects of general practice.