Medical Students

Medical students and Nursing students attend the practice from time to time. We hope that you will co-operate with us and help the students to learn about general practice. However, you will be informed of their presence in advance, and if you do not want them to be present at a consultation, your wishes will be respected. This will not affect your treatment in any way.


Dr Catherine OldershawDr Catherine Oldershaw

Catherine is the Senior Partner at the practice and qualified in 1984 from Bristol. She has worked in A&E, ENT, Obstetrics & Gynaecology & Care of the Elderly. Cathy did her GP training in Ivybridge before becoming a principal at South Brent in 1990, working half time. She is also involved with teaching Medical Students who spend time at the practice periodically.

Dr Tony BornDr Tony Born

Tony graduated from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London in 1986. He spent 9 years working in a variety of hospital based specialities, including General Medicine, Paediatrics, Anaesthetics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology plus A&E medicine. He did his GP training here in South Brent in 1995 and became a GP principal in Totnes for five and a half years before returning to South Brent. Tony has an interest in dermatology and spent five years as a clinical assistant in the Dermatology Department at Torbay Hospital. Tony is also involved in the training of GP's.  He is happily married to Sian and they have two children, Seb and Hannah.

Dr Sarah GallowayDr Sarah Galloway

Sarah qualified in medicine in 1992 and did her GP training in Devon. She has worked in A&E, ENT, General Medicine, Psychiatry, Obstetrics & Gynaecology as well as running a hospital in the Himalayas. Sarah works part time at the practice and although consulting in all conditions, she has a particular interest in Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. She is involved with the teaching of Medical Students at the Practice and also teaches at the Peninsula Medical School and is involved in the training of GP's.

Dr William Kumar (m)

Dr Will Kumar joined the practice in Autumn 2013 as one of the partners. Dr Kumar previously worked in a Tavistock Practice, he has experience in a wide range of medical specialities & has been working in the South West since 2004.DSCF0202 Will is also involved in the training of Medical Students at the practice.

Dr Sofka Morris (f)

Dr Sofka Morris joined us on the 3rd of May 2019. She will be working here as a GP Retainer for two days per week (Tuesdays & Fridays)

GP Registrars

We have a GP registrar working here at South Brent Health Centre Dr Ruth Laurence-King will be with us until August 2021.

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