Doctors

  • Dr Tess CaffertyFemale, MBBS Registered London MBBS Registered London 1985, DRCOG (Registered London 1988)
    I have been working in the medical profession for over thirty 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.
  • Dr Imogen ChurchmanFemale, BMBCh Oxford 1992, MRCGP, MRCOG, DFSRH
    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 Female, MBBS DCH DFFP DRCOG (Registered London 1987)
    I trained at London Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1987. I did my GP training in London where I 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 and mental health. I can speak French and Farsi fluently. I am involved in the service provision aspects of the practice, business and finance. I have been a GP trainer since 1994 and have had involvement in medical student teaching. I work part-time at the practice since I have additional roles within our Clinical Commissioning Group and as the clinical director for Norwich Primary Care Network.
  • Dr John KeepMale, 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 Stephen’s 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. I am heavily involved in teaching and work with the UEA providing training for final year medical students, GP registrars as well as supervising undergraduate work experience placements. I also have a special interest in ENT and Aesthetics.
  • Dr Thomas CaseyMale, 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 – Male, 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 participant. He is married with three children. He is a partner in the practice and is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Dr Tim Bosworth – Male, 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 been a GP in Wymondham. He is a part-time Partner, with surgeries running on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. He remains interested in research, and currently heads up the research projects that take place within the Practice. Dr Bosworth is a lapsed rower. After enjoying the sport for almost 20 years, he stopped as he is married and has four children, and rowing is very time-demanding. He hopes one day to restart rowing, but in the meantime keeps fit by cycling to work, and by swimming.
  • Dr Alexandra BakerFemale, 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 Stephen’s 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 six 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 – Female, 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 Stephen’s 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 CourtenayMale, 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 Stephen’s 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 BowronFemale, 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 – Female
    I qualified as a doctor in 1991 from University College London Medical School and spent many years as an inner city London GP and also as a lecturer at University College London. I escaped to lovely leafy Norwich in 2007. I have been working in Newmarket Road/ SSG since 2007. I also work at the Norwich Medical School where I teach the medical students. I am married to Ben, who is an Ophthalmologist. We are kept busy by our four children and pets; 3 hens, 2 dogs, 1 hamster and some fish.
  • Dr Melissa Korn – Female, MBBS UEA 2014
    I initially came to St Stephen’s Gate as a medical student and subsequently worked at the James Paget and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals as well as at GP surgeries in Martham and Holt and at Priscilla Bacon Lodge. I am happy to be back at St Stephen’s Gate in my final year of GP training. Before studying medicine I worked as a health service manager. I grew up in Norfolk and am married with 3 children.
  • Dr Adam HillMale, MBBS – Exeter and Plymouth 2014
    I was born in Norwich and studied medicine at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in Devon. After completing my undergraduate studies I returned to Norwich to complete both my foundation training course and GP speciality training. I have recently started working as a salaried GP at St Stephens Gate Medical Practice and look forward to a career working in Norwich. Outside of work my wife and I are kept busy caring for our young daughter and King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.
  • Dr David Greenwood – Male
    I was educated in Norwich and spent most of my early years in Norfolk. I graduated from Norwich medical school in 2013. I worked as a junior doctor in the West Midlands before refuting to Norfolk. I after completing my GP training at St Stephens Gate I joined the practice as a salaried GP.