Dr Stevens is the Clinical Director of South Hams Primary Care Networks (PCN).
David enjoys facilitating the good work that goes on within the various teams. He encourages ideas and implementation of those ideas through team effort. He is here to listen and take an overview. He looks to the future and plans for our network to be successful and sustainable in the long-term. His vision is that built from the network members and includes maintaining a strong market town, individual ethos of our practices while providing mutual support as we strive to provide the highest quality of care for all our residents.
Graham is the PCN Finance and Account Officer for both the South Hams and South Dartmoor & Totnes Primary Care Networks. Graham is also the practice manager at Buckfastleigh Medical Centre.
Hazel is our South Hams PCN Care Co-Ordinator. This role is an evolving role and at present she is involved with supporting GP practices with projects to enhance care in the community and supporting Residential Homes. Hazel’s background within the NHS has been providing vital administrative support to the Community Nurses, Community Therapy Teams and Intermediate Care Team. Hazel is always happy to help out in any way she can and tries to look for innovative ways to do things.
Mark is our South Hams PCN First Contact Practitioner (FCP) Physiotherapist. Mark has been working as a Physio in the NHS for 20 years. Since completing Junior Rotations in Southampton, he has spent the last 17 years working in South Devon and has covered most of the community hospitals and physiotherapy outpatient's clinics in the region. He has worked in Pain Clinic, Rheumatology, Shoulder Clinic, Lower Limb Rehab, Specialist Spinal clinic and even done a stint as a Therapy Manager along the way. Mark has a master's qualification in Injection Therapy and a keen interest in sports injuries following a degree in Sports Science and work in the fitness industry before becoming a Physiotherapist.
Mark is delighted to be now working with local GP's and supporting them with the day to day demands on primary care in this new, First Contact Practitioner role. This role is designed to improve access for patients to expert musculoskeletal assessment and treatment. Seeing patients at the first point of contact, can make a real difference to people's lives by making clear, early diagnosis and initiating essential first line management whilst linking in with community Physio and other partners where necessary. He is passionate about supporting the health and happiness of people in his local community and very keen to help them to remain as fit and active as possible, living lives to the full.
Lorna is one of our two South Hams PCN Paramedics. She has been a Paramedic for 15 years, working in London for most of her career and then Scotland for the last 3 years until August 2021 when she moved to Devon. She has also done some voluntary medical work in Kenya and Madagascar over the years.
Lorna is studying for her master’s in advanced clinical practice (ACP) and is an experienced Paramedic using her assessment and diagnostic skills to deliver good patient care, working in collaboration with other members of the team.
Paramedics are very experienced in dealing with acutely unwell patients and making decisions about their care.
She undertakes same day/urgent clinics and home visits for patients that need to be seen that day as their illness or injury can’t wait for a routine appointment. She always has the support of a Doctor and will be able to see and treat an individual or refer onwards to Hospital or another healthcare service as necessary.
Claire-Louise is one of our two South Hams PCN Paramedics. Claire-Louise provides duty list assistance for patients presenting with urgent on the day problems. With the support of the duty teams they are assessing patients, treating and referring to ongoing services. They are also working towards the ACP (Advanced Care Practitioner) MSc qualification, which will enable them to add that extra skill set to the duty team and the patients they serve.
Lisa is our South Hams PCN Pharmacy Technician. Pharmacy Technicians play an important role within the PCN team, complimenting clinical pharmacists, community pharmacists and other members of the PCN multi-disciplinary team. Whilst Lisa will not prescribe or make clinical decisions, she works under supervision to ensure the effective and efficient use of medicines. Lisa’s core responsibilities will cover clinical, technical, and administrative roles.
Dr Francis Carnegy is one of our five Primary Care Network representatives at South Hams PCN. He is also a GP Partner at Chillington Health Centre.
Dr Helen Keenan is one of our five Primary Care Network representatives at South Hams PCN. She is also a GP at Modbury Health Centre.
Donna is our full time Care Co-ordinator based at Norton Brook Medical Centre. Donna has spent many years working as a Research Scientist for the Medical Research Council in Cambridge before moving to Devon. She is enjoying working with the PCN team and establishing her care co-ordinator role.
My name is Amelia Kothari, and I am the Clinical Pharmacist for the PCN.
My roles include supporting with medicines optimisation via advice about clinical medication queries, prescribing and deprescribing for patients, especially those considered to be high risk. Conducting structured medication reviews; providing advice to patients and practice teams about evidence-based and cost-effective prescribing; and supporting patient safety.
Dianne has recently joined the South Hams PCN team as a patient Care Co-ordinator covering the Salcombe and Modbury Health Centres. Dianne moved to Devon seven years ago after an extensive forty year nursing career. She is very excited to be working in a health care setting again.