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Sept-17: 203 people failed to attend their GP/nurse appointment!  This is equal to 34 hours of wasted appointments!  With increased demand for GP and nursing services and very little extra funding to facilitate this rise, reducing the DNA (did not attend) rate could make a significant difference to appointment availability.  PLEASE...if you cannot make your appointment, let us know ASAP so we can offer it to someone else.

Hepatitis B vaccine shortage There is currently a Global shortage of both Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines which is expected to last until early 2018. Because of this, in line with the recommendations from Public Health England, we are currently unable to offer these vaccines.

All patients are required to have a named GP (doctor) who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to them.

Having a named GP does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice, but we would encourage you to see this GP where possible if you are likely to require regular appointments for ongoing issues.  You can see below our current list of doctors and how many sessions they work each week. 

1 session = 1/2 day of appointments



Dr Fran Sargen (f)
Number of sessions per week = 4
Dr Sargen graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1994.  She trained in various specialities in Southampton, Chichester, Eastbourne and Bath before qualifying as a GP in 2000.  Having worked as a GP in Brighton, Worthing and Australia, Dr Sargen came to Norfolk in 2008 and has been a partner at the UEA medical centre since 2011.  Dr Sargen enjoys all aspects of General Practice, but is particularly interested in contraception, sexual health and dermatology.  Fits contraceptive IUDs (coils) and implants, and also performs dermoscopy - a technique that aids the diagnosis of skin lesions including melanoma.
Dr Matthew Green (m)
MB BS (London 1997) MRCSEd, MRCGP, DOccMed
Number of sessions per week = 6
Dr Green qualified in 1997 from St Bartholomew's Hospital in London.  Following qualification, he spent 17 years in the Army, serving in the UK and abroad, before returning to the NHS.  Before switching to General Practice, he spent a number of years in Surgical training.  Dr Green maintains an interest in Minor Surgery and Occupational Health. 
Dr Rachel McShane (f)

BSc MB ChB (Bristol 1989) DCH JCPTGP DFFP

Number of sessions per week = 4
Dr McShane graduated from Bristol University in 1989 and then trained in specialities including Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Obstetrics in Hackney, before moving to Norfolk in 1992.  Dr McShane has worked as a GP in Norfolk for 20 years, 15 of which have been at the UEA Medical Centre. She enjoys a broad range of clinical challenges in General Practice. She has also worked as a Lecturer in the UEA School of Medicine, teaching consultation skills to undergraduates using a patient centred approach.  Dr McShane became a GP Partner in 2014.
Dr Clare Shephard (f)
MB ChB (Sheffield 1996) MRCGP DRCOG
Number of sessions per week = 4
Dr Shephard graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1995 and trained as a GP in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.  She has worked in various parts of England, and was a partner at a practice in Hertfordshire before moving to Norfolk in 2013.  Dr Shephard joined the UEA medical centre as a locum GP in 2013, and became a partner in 2014.  She is interested in all aspects of general practice. 
Dr Roohi Singh (m)

MB BChir (Cambridge 2004) MA Anthropology, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, PGCertClinEd
Number of sessions per week = 4
Dr Singh graduated from Cambridge in 2004 and did his GP training in London.  He stayed in London doing various GP jobs for a year before moving to Malawi in 2009 where he worked with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) for a year at Trinity Hospital in Muona, a rural part of southern Malawi.  Upon returning to the UK, he took a job at Coastal Partnership and was there until October 2015 when he joined the UEA Medical Centre as a GP Partner.  Dr Singh enjoys all aspects of general practice and has also been a GP Trainer since 2012.  In March 2015, he joined the UEA Medical School as an Associate Tutor. 

Dr Jules Harris (f)

MB ChB (Leicester 1987) MRCGP, DipFSRH, PGCertMedEd, JCPTGP

Number of sessions per week = 4
Dr Harris graduated from Leicester university in 1987 and after speciality training including obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry and accident and emergency medicine, she qualified as a GP in 1992.  She was  GP in Lincolnshire for 25 years before moving in Norfolk in 2017.  She has been a GP trainer since 2008 and enjoys all aspects of general practice with experience in womens health including contraception and coil fitting, and also has an interest in musculoskeletal medicine.
Dr Helen Tabberer (f)
Number of sessions per week = 2
Dr Tabberer graduated from Charing Cross Hospital in 1984.  She trained as a GP in Great Yarmouth, then worked in Lowestoft for over 10 years before joining the UEA Medical Centre in 2003.  Originally from London, she is very happy to now be based in East Anglia.  Dr Tabberer is interested in all aspects of General Practice, and is trained in fitting/removing contraceptive implants. 
Dr Charlotte Turner (f)

BM BCh (Oxford 1988) MSc FRCGP SFHEA MMEd

Number of sessions per week = 2
Dr Turner graduated from the University of Oxford in 1988.  She trained to be a GP in the South West of England, and held various posts before joining the UEA medical centre in 2003.  Dr Turner is interested in all aspects of General Practice.  She has a specialist interest in Medical Education and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and Practice Development Tutor for Norwich Medical School.  Dr Turner also works as an NHS Appraiser. 
Dr Angela Gillibrand (f)

MB BS (London, 1993) MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP
Number of sessions per week = 4

Dr Gillibrand graduated from St Mary's Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1993.  Dr Gillibrand trained in various specialities in west London.  She worked at the University of London Student Health service, then moved to Cambridge, again working in Student Health.  Following that, she spent 7 years in Bury St Edmunds as a GP.  Dr Gillibrand moved to Norwich in 2010, and has worked at the UEA Medical Centre since 2012.   Her particular interests include contraception, gynaecology and sexual health.  She fits IUDs (coils).

Dr Jane Calne (f)
MB BS (London 1982) DRCOG, DCH

Number of sessions per week = 4

Dr Jane Calne qualified from Cambridge and Kings College Medical School in 1982.  Following this, she did her GP training in Norwich.  After a period of working in various hospital posts in Australia, Dr Calne returned to the UK and was involved in setting up a new practice in Wymondham where she worked for 15 years.  Over the last few years, Dr Calne has worked as a locum GP and Hospital Trust Practitioner in Rheumatology at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.  Dr Calne joined the UEA Medical Centre in 2012 as a locum GP, and became a salaried GP in 2014.   Dr Calne enjoys all aspects of General Practice.  She is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School and GP Appraiser. 
Dr Louise Francis (f)

MB ChB (Sheffield 2002) DFSRH, MRCGP, Dip Child Health
Number of sessions per week = 5
Dr Francis graduated from University of Medical School in 2002 and did her GP training in Sheffield and South London, qualifying as a GP in 2008.  Dr Francis has worked in various specialities including Paediatrics, Oncology, A&E, Care of the Elderly and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She moved to Cambridgeshire due to my husband’s job in 2007 and worked at a practice there as a maternity locum in beween having her own children.  Dr Francis then relocated to Norwich in 2013 where she worked as a salaried GP for 2 years before joining UEA Medical Centre in 2015.  Dr Francis enjoy all aspects of General Practice.

Dr Claire Hughes (f)

MB ChB (Sheffield 2005) MRCGP DRCOG DCH
Number of sessions per week = 6
Dr Hughes grew up in Norfolk, then attended the University of Sheffield, graduating in 2005.  She moved to Buckinghamshire and completed GP training in 2010.  Dr Hughes has worked in various settings including Stoke Mandeville and Sheffield Children's Hospitals, covering specialities such as paediatrics, A&E, obstetrics & gynaecology and palliative care.  She worked in the Aylesbury area as a GP and provided out of hours cover for Florence Nightingale Hospice, before moving back to Norfolk in 2012.  Dr Hughes has enjoyed a previous role as Honorary Senior Lecturer, training medical students from the UEA in a general practice setting.  Other than teaching, she has interests in paediatrics and minor surgery.

Dr Henry Jones (m)

MBBS (London 2009) BSc MSc MRCGP
Number of sessions per week = 3
Dr Jones trained at UCL and did his foundation jobs in London, before moving to Norwich for his GP training.  He has a BSc in Anthropology from UCL and an MSc in the Philosophy of Mental Disorder from the Institute of Psychiatry.  In addition to his UEA job, he works in an innovative GP practice in the city centre providing primary health care for the homeless, asylum seekers and sex workers.  Outside work, Dr Jones enjoys cycling and music, having played jazz guitar for over 20 years, as well as having taken extended trips to West Africa and South Asia to study percussion.

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