Doctors

Dr Jonathan Pywell (m)

MB ChB 1989 Leicester, DFFP 1994, DPD 2013, MScPD 2016

Dr Pywell joined the Practice as a partner in 1998 and he is now the longest serving and senior partner. He obtained his medical degree in 1989 from Leicester University. Dr Pywell has specialist interests in skin conditions and skin surgery. In addition to working at the Practice, he is also involved in providing community dermatology services for other GPs in the Coventry area. He also has a specialist interest in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He is an elected member of the Coventry Local Medical Committee, the representative body for GPs in the Coventry area. Dr Pywell works clinical sessions at the Practice on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

Dr George Edzii-De Veer (m)

MB ChB 1987 Ghana, DCH 1997

Dr George De Veer joined the Practice as a partner in 2004. He obtained his medical degree in 1987 in Ghana. Dr De Veer has specialist interests in children’s health, patients who have learning disabilities and diabetes. He is involved in supervising the Practice’s diabetic clinics. He is one of the Practice’s safeguarding leads for children and adults. Dr De Veer works clinical sessions at the Practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Verity Biggs (f)

MB ChB 2006 Leicester Warwick, BSc (Hons), DFSRH 2011, MRCGP 2013

Dr Verity Biggs joined the Practice as a partner in 2014. She obtained her medical degree in 2006 from Leicester/Warwick Universities. Dr Biggs has specialist interests in women’s health including the menopause and contraception. She also has a specialist interest in diabetes. The Practice is involved in training qualified doctors who want to be GPs and she is the Practice training lead and a GP trainer. She is a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow for Warwick Medical School and an elected member of the Coventry Local Medical Committee, the representative body for GPs in the Coventry area. Dr Biggs works clinical sessions at the Practice on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Dr Maryanne Hammon (f)

MB BS 1999 King's College London, MSc 2003, DFSRH 2008, MRCGP 2009, Dip C Derm 2014, DOccMed 2017

Dr Maryanne Hammon joined the Practice as a partner in 2016. She obtained her medical degree in 1999 from King’s College London. Dr Hammon has specialist interests in mental health, skin conditions, women’s health and occupational medicine. She is involved in providing community dermatology services for other GPs in the Coventry area. She is a GP trainer at the Practice. Dr Hammon works clinical sessions at the Practice on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dr Lucy O'Flanagan (f)

BSc 2003, MB ChB 2008 Leicester, DRCOG 2011, DFSRH 2015, MRCGP 2017

Dr Lucy O’Flanagan joined the Practice as a partner in 2017. She obtained her medical degree in 2008 from Leicester University. Dr O’Flanagan has specialist interests in palliative (end of life care), children’s health and child health surveillance. She is one of the Practice’s safeguarding leads for children and adults. Dr O’Flanagan works clinical sessions at the Practice on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Sarah Owen (f)

BSc 2006, MB ChB 2011 Warwick, DFSRH 2017, MRCGP 2017

Dr Sarah Owen joined the Practice as a partner in 2017. She obtained her medical degree in 2011 from Warwick University. Dr Owen has specialist interests in emergency care, palliative (end of life) care and contraception. Dr Owen works clinical sessions at the Practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Trainee Doctors

Springfield Medical Practice is a training practice. This means that we have qualified doctors who work with us for usually between 4 to 12 months. These doctors are either in their second year after qualifying or are training to be General Practitioners. They are supervised by the GP partners within the Practice. After they have been with us for a few weeks they run their own clinics and typically have longer consultation times with their patients. Although they are seeing patients independently, they have immediate access to a supervising doctor. Not infrequently they will ask the supervising doctor for advice during a consultation, either on the telephone or by asking the supervisor to come into the consultation - this is to be expected and is an important part of how they gain informed and guided experience.

We feel that training the next generation of doctors is critical. Without this valuable work, the future of medical care in this country would be limited. Not only do we need doctors now but we will all need doctors in 10 to 20 years' time. We hope that you feel able to help in this important work. If for some reason, you would prefer not to be seen by one of these doctors, please let reception know when you book your appointment.

Locum Doctors

Occasionally you will be seen by a locum doctor. We do not often need to use external locums but sometimes, usually due to ill-health of one of the partners, it becomes necessary. Locum doctors are always fully qualified General Practitioners.

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