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|Dr Cathryn J. Lay MA, BM BCh, FRCGP, DRCGP, FFPC, PGCE|
I qualified in Oxford in 1985 with two sporting but no medical distinctions. I have been in Partnership at the Amherst Medical Practice since 1992. My special interest is in GP education and I was an examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners, and Programme Director on the Tunbridge Wells Vocational Training Scheme between 1999 and 2005. I currently train GPs in the practice and completed a PGCE in Medical Education and Leadership in 2013. I was awarded Fellowship of the RCGP in 2018.
I am married to a now retired Gynaecologist and have 3 adult children, all still financially dependent for the next few years so I won't be hanging up my stethoscope any time soon.
I keep up my telephone triage skills working for NHS111 and London Ambulance Service in Croydon and I also work for the weekend hub with West Kent GP Federation. I don't find much time for my sporting passions, but continue to swim and walk regularly and ski ski with the family whenever possilbe.
|Dr Andrew C. Roxburgh MA, MBBS|
I come from a Medical family where my father, grandfather and two uncles were all in differing areas of practice. I went to Trinity College, Cambridge and then St. Bartholomew’s in London where I qualified in 1984. I spent the following six years in London training in hospital general medicine. I married in 1991 to Roz, who has no medical relatives although she read physiology at Bristol. We have three daughters.
I joined the Amherst Medical Practice in 1995, taking over Dr. Anthony Archers’ list of patients. I bring to the Amherst interest and experience in general medicine. I have also an interest in computing and created the first Amherst website together with a medical intranet in the practice.
I am chairing the Sevenoaks locality CCG. And represent Sevenoaks on the CCG Board. I am out of the practice every Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning for my CCG activity.
|Dr Françoise Lyons MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, LoC-IUT|
I have been at the Amherst as a job-sharing partner with Dr Fenella Larchet since 2002. Having qualified from University College Hospital, London in 1981. I become a partner in a London Practice. My husband’s long surgical training meant we had to move around, so I worked in Practices in Poole and in Orpington before moving to Kent.
I have a particular interest in Cancer Care and Palliative Care, in Women’s Health, Preventive Medicine and Psychological problems, but enjoy all that General Practice entails.
When Dr Arnott retired in September 2012, I became the Medical Officer at Sevenoaks School where I hold surgeries three times a week and I am assisted in this role by my Partners Dr Richard Tosh and Dr Lindsey Thompson.
I occasionally train medical students .I sit as a Council Member of the Section of General Practice with Primary Healthcare and also Oncology at the Royal Society of Medicine in London where I organise clinical meetings and courses for other doctors. I also sit on the Academic Board of the RSM. During the Academic year 2012-13 I was president of the Oncology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2016 I will be on the Council of the Medical Officer of Schools Association.
I am married to Andrew who is consultant Maxillo-Facial Surgeon at Guy’s Hospital with a special interest in Head and Neck Cancer. We have two adult children, and we live in Sevenoaks with our three cats. Whilst not working I enjoy reading, gardening, travelling and keeping fit. I speak fluent trench as my parents are French and English.
|Dr Fenella L. Larchet MBBS, MRCGP, DFFP|
I qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1997. I joined the Tunbridge Wells General Practitioner Vocational Training Scheme in 1999.
I spent eighteen months in training jobs at local hospitals before becoming the Registrar at Amherst Medical Practice for one year. Dr Françoise Lyons and I were appointed job-sharing partners in December 2002.
I lead on Complaints and Significant Events and Medicines Management and am also involved in Medical Student Teaching.
I live in Wateringbury with my husband Paul (who is also a local GP). When I am not working I am busy being a Mum to our 2 young children. I enjoy all aspects of keeping fit - running, cycling, swimming and I also play Badminton in the Tunbridge Wells league.
|Dr Richard Tosh BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCS, MRCGP|
I am originally from Northern Ireland where I received my early education.
Subsequently I attended St Mary's Hospital Medical School in London where I trained as a doctor, graduating in 2001.
Having qualified, I initially undertook Surgical Training in London and the South East of England.
In 2007 I decided to make the switch to General Practice and in 2012 was invited to join the Amherst Medical Practice as a partner.
I live locally, in Sevenoaks, with my wife and three young children.
|Dr Lindsey Thompson MA, MRCGP, MBBS, BSc, DRCOG, DFFP|
After qualifying from Kings College London in 1995, I spent time working in Tanzania and South Africa, before returning to London to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Having started my own family, and spent time working in the community I decided that I would like to become a GP. I have still maintained an interest in women and children's health, and work as a forensic gynaecologist at the Haven, Kings College Hospital.
I have worked at the Amherst since 2005 first as the registrar and more recently as a retained doctor working part-time.
I have four young children, which means life is constantly busy and full of surprises. I love keeping fit, enjoying running, netball, tennis and swimming, and still have a passion for travel.
|Dr Anjali Melethil MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP|
I am from Kerala in South India although I grew up in Dubai. I continued my globe-trotting to Bulgaria where I did my Medical graduation. I subsequently came to the UK in 2005 and my tryst with destiny brought me straight to Tunbridge Wells where I got into the General Practice vocational training and so began my affiliation with Amherst under the tutelage of Dr Arnott.
I qualified as a GP in 2010 and have ever since enjoyed continuing working at Amherst.
I have a special interest in GP education and I am currently a clinical supervisor for newly qualified doctors. I am also interested in palliative care and work at the Hospice in the Weald, when time permits.
My husband is a Consultant Radiologist and we have 3 young children.
|Dr Esther Cheesman MBBS, BSc, MRCGP|
I am originally from Australia. I was born in Sydney but spent much of my childhood in Nigeria, Africa. My family moved to the UK when I was 13 and I completed my secondary education here.
I trained at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ school of medicine and graduated in 2010. I worked in Surrey and East Sussex before joining the General Practice training scheme at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
I qualified as a GP in 2015, completing the last year of my training here at the Amherst Medical Practice. I worked at surgeries near Maidstone and here in Sevenoaks before happily returning to Amherst.
I am married to John who is a solicitor and we live in Hildenborough.
|Dr Alexandra A Barrett BSc, MB CHB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP|
I qualified in 1997 from the Universities of Manchester and St. Andrews. I then returned to Scotland to do my General Practice training in Dundee.
I spent time in Sydney, Australia before coming to London in 2001 with my husband's job and completed my GP training in Hackney. From 2002 until 2006 I was a salaried partner in Essex.
I moved to Sevenoaks in 2006 and I work at the Amherst Medical Practice 2 days per week.
I am married with three young children.
|Dr Martin Owen MBBCh (Hons) and MRCGP|
I studied medicine at Cardiff University and graduated in 2010. After initially spending five years working within Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, I decided to return to Kent to train as a general practitioner, qualifying in July 2018. I still maintain an interest in acute care and work within Emergency Medicine two days per week, while working as a GP at Amherst three days per week.
I grew up in the Westerham/Sevenoaks area and was educated locally too. I look forward to being able to give something back to the local community that I know so well.
Outside of work I do my best to “practice what I preach” by running to keep fit. The rest of my time is spent playing with my new rescue dog and planning my wedding in 2019!
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