Hethersett SurgeryTel: 01603 977 477
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 moved to Norwich 3 years ago initially working as a salaried GP for the practice, and she became a part-time partner at Hethersett in July 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.
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. Dr Bav trained on the local Norwich training scheme attaining membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2013.
He joined the practice in December 2013 as a full-time partner, prior to 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. He lives with his wife Louise, who is a pharmacist at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and they have one child 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 a particular interest in minor surgery, cryotherapy, joint injections and ophthalmology. Having also worked in A+E he enjoys acute care, and has worked as an events doctor for festivals such as Latitude. In his spare time he enjoys watching movies and regularly plays football, he is also a keen runner.
MBBS (Hons) MRCGP DRCOG
Originally from Jersey, where his father is a GP, Dr Ince qualified from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. He moved to Norfolk where he completed GP training, having worked at the Norfolk & Norwich and Kings Lynn Hospitals.
His clinical interests reflect his hospital experience. He works a day a week in the oncology department at the N&N, with a particular interest in prostate cancer chemotherapy and palliative care. He also has an interest in women's health, having done a year of hospital obstetrics and gynaecology, and is an IUS/IUD (coil) and contraceptive implant fitter.
He is an Associate Tutor and examiner at the UEA, and is involved with postgraduate GP education.
He lives locally with his wife (also a GP) and child together with their menagerie of animals, including Bertie, their chocolate Labrador (pictured). Dr Ince enjoys travel, playing low-quality but passable squash, country walks and low quality but passable cooking.
MBChB DCH MRCGP MSC
Married to a journalist, Dr Morris has 2 children. Dr Morris was a GP trainee at Mulbarton Surgery and joined the practice as a part-time partner in 1995. She is a member of the practice Formulary Committee and Virtual Patient Participation Group. Her clinical interests are osteoporosis and (in)continence. Dr Morris also enjoys academic medicine and has been involved with the Norwich Medical School, examining and teaching the students. In her spare time she likes to garden and keep fit!
MBBS BSc MRCGP DFSRH DRCOG
Born in Norfolk, Dr Abbot attended Norwich School. She completed her undergraduate training at Kings College London and Foundation and GP training in London and Brighton. Following completion of GP training, Dr Abbot was a locum for two months at Burrel St. Sexual Health Clinic and St Thomas’ Hospital before going to South Africa to work as a medical officer in Settlers Hospital Grahamstown.
Since returning to England Dr Abbot has settled locally with her husband and very well travelled cat Titus. In her free time she enjoys seeing friends, countryside walks and travelling.
MRCGP MBChB BSc
New to Norfolk, Beth has settled into village life with her husband and 2 young children, after 18 months of working in Malawi. Beth too a circuitous route to medicine having studied biological sciences initially, she worked with the military for 4 years then chose to study medicine and qualified from Liverpool University in 2003.
Since then Beth has mixed her passion for mountains, cold places, travel and tropical medicine, alongside training as a general practitioner in the Lake District.
Dr Asseman joined the practice in November 2017. Her initial training was in medical research gaining a PhD in France, followed by post-doctoral fellowships in Oxford and San Diego CA. Dr Asseman attended the Norwich Medical School and completed her training here. Her husband is Head of Department for Crops Genetics at the John Innes Centre. They have one child.
Practice Business Manager
Tracey, Karen, Lisa, Nathan & Corinne
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They may need to ask you information in order to provide you with the appropriate consultation and to assess the degree of urgency. Please do not be offended - they are subject to the same confidentiality rules as the clinicians.
Maternity care is provided by the Breckland Team of midwives who are based at Wymondham Health Centre. There are currently eight members of the team and the 'named' midwife for Hethersett surgery is Lesley Coulthard. At present, antenatal clinics at Hethersett surgery are held every Thursday afternoon.
The team have an answerphone service where non-urgent messages can be left - 01953 600155. Urgent enquiries should be directed via Medicom - 01603 481222. Requests for clinic appointments should be directed to the surgery.
The midwifery team provide antenatal and postnatal care for you and your baby, and also offer a home birth service for our low-risk women (even for first-time mums!)
We would recommend that you contact your doctor’s surgery as soon as you think you are pregnant. We can then arrange for you to be seen at the midwives' clinic when you are approximately 8 weeks pregnant.
The Health Visitors for the Cringleford, Hethersett and Mulbarton area are based in Long Stratton
Tel 01508 535375
At present they are;
Cringleford Surgery - Julia Hill
Hethersett Surgery - Cheryl Chalk
Mulbarton Surgery - Liz Marshall
Clinics are held as follows:
Eaton Church Hall
1st Thursdays of the month. 1.30-3.00pm
This is run by the Norwich Health Visiting Team.
Wymondham Health Centre
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 1.30-3pm
Mulbarton Village Hall
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 1.30-3pm
Hethersett Methodist Church Hall
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 1.30-3pm
Cringleford Pavillion Oakfields Rd
2nd Monday of the month 1-2.30pm
Health Visitors for Eaton Patients are based at West Pottergate Health Centre.
Julie Woodcock and Jane Davey
01603 877581 or 01603 877583
Health Visitors for Patients living on the Ipswich Road are based at Lakenham Surgery
Sue Johnson and team.
01603 766467 or 01603 761054
New Parents Group (for babies up to 6 months only)
The Town Green Centre Wymondham
Monday morning 11.30-12.45
Breast Feeding Café
Monday (excluding Bank holidays) 10am-11.15am, The Town Green Centre, Wymondham.
Referral to local Mental Health Services is available via your doctor or nurse practitioner. Alternatively you can self refer. You can get support and advice from Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust Wellbeing Service by clicking on this link
The Book Prescription Scheme
This is a collaboration between Norfolk & Waveney Health Partnership and Norfolk Library and Information Service.
These are just some of the issues the books cover:
If you feel you would benefit from having access to books covering these and many other mental health issues, please speak to your doctor or practice nurse who will arrange a prescription for you. The prescription can be used at Hethersett Library, who participate in this scheme, to borrow the appropriate book for your needs.
Vicky, Sally and Annie
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