Barnfield Hill Surgery

01392 432761


Dr Paul McDermott

MB BS (London 1995) DRCOG MRCGP

GP Partner

Qualified from the London Hospital in 1995. Dr McDermott has three children and enjoys regular cycling and boxing. He has a particular interest in pallative care and emergency GP services … [continue] Dr Paul McDermott

Dr Penny Phillips

MB (Southampton 1991) DRCOG DCH DFFP MRCGP

GP Partner and GP Trainer

Dr Phillips has been with the surgery for 19 years. She enjoys the variety of General Practice and has an interest in contraception and fits contraceptive implants. Dr Phillips is … [continue] Dr Penny Phillips

Dr Jenny Docherty


GP Partner and GP trainer - Barnfield Hill Surgery

She qualified in 2000 from Bristol Medical School. Before becoming a GP she spent a lot of time in hospital medicine and gained her Royal College Of Physicians Membership . … [continue] Dr Jenny Docherty

Dr Neil Smallwood

MB ChB (Bristol 1985) DCH MRCGP

GP Partner

I joined Barnfield Hill Surgery as a Partner in 1991, having qualified as a Doctor from Bristol University in 1985. My aim is to provide top quality, patient focused general … [continue] Dr Neil Smallwood

Dr Omali Abeywardena

MB BS 2014 University of London

Salaried GP

Omali joined us as a trainee and has since qualified and returned to the practice. She currently works 1 day a week with Dr Penny Phillips in the Red Team.

Dr Lucy Shenton

MBChB (Bristol 2003)

Salaried GP

I am Blue Team so share a patient list with Dr Neil Smallwood.

Dr Helena Young



I qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School In 2005. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice, in particular women’s health, contraception and children’s health. I am the Learning Disability … [continue] Dr Helena Young

Practice Manager

Zoe Trevascus

BA Hons Business and HRM, Post Grad DIP Law

Practice Business Manager

Responsible for the overall running of the Practice. If you feel the Practice could improve or needs to be changed, please let her know. Zoe is always happy to hear … [continue] Zoe Trevascus


Emma Venmore

Deputy Practice Manager

Provides support to the Practice Manager

Fiona Baker

Reception Manager

Fiona is responsible for the overall running of the reception team and ensuring patients are cared for and given the right advice to support them in their health.

Practice Nurses

Elaine Smith

Practice nurse

Elaine qualified in Exeter as an RGN in 1984. After working in various departments of the hospital she decided to move into the community where she gained valuable experience working … [continue] Elaine Smith

Tania Harris

Practice nurse

– Tania trained as a Registered General Nurse at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, qualifying in 1989 from the Exeter School of Nursing. She then specialized in Orthopaedic nursing, … [continue] Tania Harris

Sarah Sparks

Practice nurse

Sarah qualified as a Nurse from University of Plymouth (Exeter) in 2003. Her career started at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where she worked in Cardiology for 6 years. … [continue] Sarah Sparks

Additional Healthcare Staff

Ruth Steer

Health Care Assistant

Seeing patients for; Blood Tests; Blood Pressure and Urine Testing Weight and Height (BMI) and lifestyle monitoring ECGs Doppler Health Reviews B12; Pneumococcal and Flu Vaccinations Assist the Registered Practices … [continue] Ruth Steer



We have two Physiotherapists working from Barnfield Hill Surgery. On a Tuesday we have First Contact Physiotherapist’s James Burton and Jayne Robinson, who see patients with MSK problems that would … [continue] Physiotherapist

Community nurses

Community nurses

When a patient is housebound the community nurses may visit the patient at home. Visits are usually arranged by your doctor or sometimes by the hospital. To leave a message … [continue] Community nurses

Practice Team


They have a very busy role and will always try to help you in person or on the telephone. The reception team can deal with all your enquiries and we … [continue] Receptionists