Our Staff


Dr Carmel Boyhan Irvine


Full time partner, joined the practice in 1993. Practice lead for clinical protocols and chronic disease management. GP trainer and undergraduate programme lead.

Dr Andrew Potter


Full time partner at the surgery and joined in 1996. Studied medicine in Bristol before completing his GP training in Plymouth. GP trainer. Practice lead for the treatment of drug addiction.

Dr Tiffany Hamley


3/8 Time Salaried GP. Joined the surgery in May 2016. Interest in Minor Surgery.

Dr Laura Dunn


2/3 Time Salaried GP. Joined the Practice in September 2016.

Dr Josie Rosser


2/3 Time Salaried GP. Joined the Surgery in December 2016. Studied medicine at Newcastle, completed GP training in Plymouth. GP trainer and has special interest in Women's Health and Medical Education

Dr James Powell


1/2 Time Salaried GP. Joined the Surgery in Aug 2017 after finishing his training here.

Dr Ewan McConnell


Six Session Salaried GP. Studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh before completing GP training in Plymouth. Joined the Surgery in August 2020 having finishing training here. Interest in chemical dependence.

Visiting Doctors and Students

Other doctors join us for advanced training to become family doctors – they are fully qualified and already have extensive experience of hospital work. They usually spend a year in the practice. We also help to train medical students and you might meet nurses and health visitors who are under supervised training. You may see the doctor or nurse alone if you wish – just ask!

Nurse Practitioners

Carol Howard

RGN, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, BSC (Hons) 2007

Joined the practice team in September 2016. Provides telephone triage consultations and same-day appointments for acute minor illness or injury, to complement those offered by the doctors.


Dawn Ward

Dip HE Nursing Studies. BSc Professional Development in Health and Social care.Diabetes Degree Module. Asthma/COPD Degree Module. Family Planning and Women's Health Degree Module. Non-Medical Prescriber Masters Module.

Dawn joined us in May 2015. She trained in the Army and qualified in 2001. After leaving the Army in 2004 she then worked predominantly in Accident and Emergency for 8 years.

Hannah Akred

Hannah joined us in April 2019.

Health Practitioners

Elizabeth Griffiths

Beth joined us in October 2018 and is a Primary Care Paramedic Practitioner.

Anna Lapacz

Physiotherapist MCSP

Joined the practice in August 2017.

Healthcare Assistants

Angela Maguire

Joined North Road West in January 2011, from a background of working in clinical research. Angie is a trained smoking cessation advisor.

Sharon George

Qualified to NVQ3 and joined us in November 2014 from a clinical research and previous GP surgery background.

Community Nurses

Community nurses provide nursing care for the housebound and those recently discharged from hospital. You can phone them on 01752 434851 between 14:00 – 14:30 from Monday to Friday or contact them via the surgery.

Eileen Gill

District Nurse Lead

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. If you need to contact them, please ring 01752 434008.

Grace Sayer

Practice Management

Allan Stibbs

Joined the practice in April 2017. Allan has 30 years’ experience working in practices and Primary Care organisations and is responsible for overseeing the administration of the practice. If you have any concerns about the practice or wish to contact us about non-clinical matters, Allan and the management team can be contacted at nrw.practicemanager@nhs.net