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Dr Tess Cafferty


MBBS Registered London 1985, DRCOG (Registered London 1988)

I have been working in the medical profession for over twenty years.

My initial training was completed in 1985 at Cambridge University and at the Royal London Hospital. After completing my training as a GP I gained experience in a township clinic in South Africa, working there for a period of two years.

I returned to the UK to become a partner in a North London Practice. I left the London practice in 2002 to come to Norfolk where I joined the Unthank Road Practice prior to it merging to form the St Stephen's Gate Medical Practice.

My special interest is women's health, and more recently, in the training of students who are coming into the medical profession. I have taken the opportunity to teach and train Year 3 students from the UEA at the practice for one day per week.

Dr Imogen Churchman


I qualified in medicine in 1992 from Somerville College, Oxford, and then spent several years working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I left medicine for a few years while my three children were  young, during which time we moved to Norwich in 2006. I retrained in General Practice joining the Norwich GP training scheme and spent the final year at St Stephens Gate. After completing my training I joined as a partner in 2013. I have maintained a special interest in Gynaecology and am able to fit and remove both coils and implants.

Dr Jeanine Smirl


MBBS DCH DFFP DRCOG (Registered London 1987)

I trained at London Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1987. I did accident & emergency, paediatrics, neonatology, obstetrics and gynaecology in East London. I have diplomas in child health and women's health. I did my GP training year in Islington where I then joined a partnership in 1991. I moved to Norwich with my family in 2004 and joined St Stephen's Gate Medical Practice as a partner. I enjoy all aspects of general practice with a special interest in paediatrics. I like being involved in the running of the practice and currently have the responsibility of overviewing our appointment provision and practice finance.

I have been a GP trainer since 1994 and have had involvement in medical student teaching at the UEA. I work for Norwich CPT as a GP appraiser.

Dr John Keep

MBBS Norwich 2010, MRCGP, BSc (Hons)

I qualified from the University of East Anglia Medical School in 2010 after moving to Norfolk in 2004. I have worked in a number of hospitals across Norfolk before joining St Stephens Gate Medical Practice as a registrar in 2014.

Prior to studying medicine I spent three years in London reading for a BSc in Forensic Science and Criminology.

Dr Thomas Casey

MBBS Norwich 2010, MRCGP, DRCOG

 I graduated from Norwich Medical School in 2010 after moving to the area in 2005. I spent my Junior doctor years working in various hospitals and GP practices across Norfolk, before joining St Stephens Gate Medical Practice in 2015 as a partner. Professionally my interests include dermatology, palliative care and medical education. I am a Honorary Senior lecturer for the Norwich medical school and I am currently involved in teaching second year medical students from the university. 

Dr Steven Copson (m)


MB ChB(Leicester 1985) Originally from Suffolk, Dr Copson trained at the University of Leicester Medical School. He moved to Norfolk in 1986, joining the Great Yarmouth and Waveney GP training scheme. He qualified in 1989 and joined the practice the same year. He is a keen sports fan and a very average partcipant. He is married with three children.  He is a full time partner in the practice and available daily.

Dr Tim Bosworth (m)


MB/BS (Norwich 2008) BSc (Hons) MRCGP

Dr Bosworth moved to Norfolk in 2003 to train in medicine, from his previous career in medical research in Cambridge. He soon decided to settle in the area and completed his GP specialty training in the Norwich Scheme. He joined the practice in 2015, having previously worked in Wymondham. He is a full-time partner, with surgeries daily. Dr Bosworth has an interest in medical education and is currently one of the Programme Directors for the GP training scheme from which he qualified. Outside work, he is married and has four children. He is also a keen rower, but doesn't spend as much time on the water as he would like.

Dr Alexandra Baker

Dr Alexandra Baker

MBBS Norwich Medical School 2012, DRCOG, DFSRH, MRCGP

I joined St Stephens Gate and Newmarket Road as a registrar having spent several years as a doctor at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, James Paget hospital and local practices.

I thoroughly enjoy my time at St Stephens Gate and Newmarket Road, working within a fantastic team with a lovely patient community. I look forward to many happy and fulfilling years ahead.

I work 6 sessions a week and have a special interest in reproductive and sexual health. I am able to insert and remove contraceptive coils and implants. When not at work I spend most of my time looking after my family, who keep me on my toes.


Dr Chrystelle Asseman

Dr Chrystelle Asseman

MBBS Norwich 2011

I graduated from Norwich Medical School in 2011 and completed my GP training in 2017. 

I have worked in various hospitals and GP practices across Norfolk, before joining St Stephens Gate & Newmarket Road Medical Practices in 2016.

Prior to studying medicine ​I worked as a research fellow in Lille (France), Oxford and San Diego.  We moved to Norwich in 2005 and have happily settled in this beautiful part of the country. 


Dr James Courtenay

Dr James Courtenay

MBBS BSc London 2013, MRCGP

Growing up in the London borough of Waltham Forest, I graduated from University College London Medical School, having also completed an undergraduate intercalated degree in International Health & Development.

I am glad to have settled in Norwich, via various speciality training jobs at the Ipswich and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, and began working as a salaried GP at St Stephens Gate Medical Practice after completing the final year of my GP training programme here as a registrar.

Alongside my work in General Practice, I have started a novel role working within the community paediatric ADHD service.

Dr Hayley Bowron

MBBS Norwich 2011

I joined Stephen’s Gate and Newmarket Road as a registrar in February 2019 having spent several years as a doctor at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, James Paget Hospital and other local practices in Norfolk.

I graduated from Norwich Medical School in 2011 and before coming to Norfolk to study, I worked as an Occupational Therapist in South Africa and London. My family and I love living in Norfolk and have settled well here in this beautiful part of the country.

Dr Pauline Bryant

Pauline Bryant

I went to University College London Medical School and qualified as a doctor in 1991. I spent my junior doctor years in London and worked as an inner city GP while also working as a lecturer at University College London.

I escaped to lovely leafy Norwich in 2007. I have been working part time at the Newmarket Road Surgery for the last 10 years and I am happy to continue in the now much larger practice. When not in the practice, I work at the Norwich Medical School where I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Head of Year 2.

I am married to an Ophthalmologist. We are kept busy by our 4 children, 2 dogs, 3 hens and a hamster - at the last count. 

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