Our GPs are required to see our patients with complex health care needs and ongoing un-resolving problems. They work closely with all the other Health Professional teams. Each patient has an allocated named GP, this GP will support in coordinating patients’ care if they have a significant health care requirement. We would encourage you to remain with an individual GP, if possible, for continuity of care. Our GPs also carry out postnatal checks, baby checks, medicals, minor operations, joint injections, contraceptive coils and implants. We are also a Training Practice and regularly have fully qualified doctors who are training to be General Practitioners.
Dr David Lonsdale-EcclesPrincipal General Practitioner
I went to Medical School in Leeds and after a brief spell abroad settled in the South West. My initial GP training was in Taunton and North Somerset and I have been at Castle Place since 2011. Apart from a busy family life, I enjoy outdoor pursuits including running and sailing.
Dr Jane PhillipsPrincipal General Practitioner
MBCHB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
I studied at Leicester University where I stayed to complete my GP training. I worked in Sydney Australia and Oxfordshire before settling in Devon joining the Castle Place team in 2012. I enjoy crochet, live music and coastal walking.
Dr Megan ParkinPrincipal General Practitioner
I trained to be a GP in Sheffield and have been living and working in mid Devon for the last 12 years. I love gardening, playing netball, spending time in the sea and walking with my family.
Dr James SquirePrincipal General Practitioner
Devon has always been my home, however I trained in London and I have been a Doctor since 2002 and a GP since 2009. Weekends are busy taking my sons to football, walking our labradoodle, keeping fit and taking photographs in the countryside.
Our associate doctors are employed to work part-time and offer a variety of surgery times throughout the week. They offer a full range of general practice care to patients registered with the Practice.
Dr Sureka KhanAssociate General Practitioner
MbChb, DRCOG, DFSRH, MRCGP
Dr Georgia CameronAssociate General Practitioner
MBBS, BSc, DFFFP, MRCGP
I completed my medical training in London and my GP training in Cornwall. I have worked in the South West since becoming a GP and have lived in Devon for the last 10 years. I joined Castle Place Practice in 2018. When I am not at work I enjoy exploring the moors and the coast and spending time with my family.
Dr Kevin BruceAssociate General Practitioner
MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, BSc (Hons), MSc, DipHE (Ther.), CertHE
I have worked in the NHS, in various roles, since 1982. I attended Leicester Medical School, worked as a Junior Doctor in Manchester and completed my training to be a GP in Devon, where I have worked ever since.
Dr David de KlerkAssociate General Practitioner
I have worked in the NHS since 2001 and moved to Devon in 2021. I have previously been a GP in the South East of England. I love walking with my dog, running, gardening and travel.
Dr Helen CatterickAssociate General Practitioner
I grew up in the Exeter area before moving to study at Leicester Medical School, graduating in 2001. I started my GP training in Northamptonshire before moving back home to Devon in 2006. I joined Castle Place Practice in 2019. I have three daughters and a Labrador, we all enjoy walking and spending time in the countryside.
Dr Teresa AbbottAssociate General Practitioner
Dr Rachel LuceyAssociate General Practitioner
Dr Adithya RamachandranAssociate General Practitioner
I completed my undergraduate medical training in India and my GP training in Exeter and East Devon. Outside of medicine I enjoy playing cricket, supporting the Exeter Chiefs, playing the guitar and attending live music events.