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Current Vacancies

Partner or Salaried with a View to Partnership

St Stephens Gate Medical Practice in Norwich is inviting applications for a full-time or three-quarter time GP to join us.

We are a high calibre practice with an excellent support team. We currently teach Year 2 and Year 5 Medical students, and are a full-accredited training and research practice.

We have a strong Nursing team with four independent prescribing Nurse Practitioners, four Practice Nurses and three Health Care Assistants. Two of our Nurse Practitioners are Queen’s Medal holders. As well as chronic disease management, Nurse Practitioners also provide a number of same-day appointments.

We offer patients 15-minute appointments and GPs are supported in their work by a proactive admin team, including a highly skilled prescription request team.

We record excellent QoF achievements, and are considered a proactive and dynamic practice engaging fully with OneNorwich and the Five Year Forward View.

We operate out of two premises. We offer a modern building conveniently located by the inner ring-road in the Chapelfield area of Norwich as well as a more traditional smaller building a short distance away.

We are looking for a GP who wishes to join a robust and successful Practice offering the chance to develop a fully-rounded career in Primary Care.

We welcome all enquiries and can arrange informal tours for candidates wishing to find out more about the Practice.

We welcome informal contact as well as formal applications and we can arrange any tour or visit as you wish. Please get in touch with James Foster, Executive Manager, St Stephens Gate Medical Practice, 55 Wessex Street, Norwich, NR2 2TJ. Telephone: 01603 228682 or

We can supply a practice profile pack if required.

The closing date is 28 February 2018.


Dr Frances Scouller


MBBS MRCP (UK) DCH (Registered London 1982)

I qualified from University College, London in 1982 and after some years working in hospital paediatrics, became a GP in 1990.

I have been a Partner since 1998 now working 3/4 time. My particular interests within General Practice includes Paediatrics and Gynaecological problems - I am trained in coil insertion (IUCD's) and contraceptive implant insertion and removal.

I have been involved with the new medical school for over 4 years, helping develop and deliver the Paediatric curriculum, and teaching medical students within the practice.

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 Richard Larsson


MBBS FRCSEd DRCOG PGCert (Registered London 1981)

I qualified from St George's Medical School in London in 1981. I spent seven years in Surgical training and am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

I decided to enter General Practice and have been in practice in Norwich since 1990 and am an approved teacher with UEA Medical School. I perform minor surgery for the practice and my interests include care of the elderly and musculoskeletal problems.

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. 

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