The Practice is undergoing a restructure and, as a result of this, some of our partners are reducing the number of sessions that they are currently working within the practice.

This means that their corresponding list sizes need to be reduced and we have recruited a new partner to take on this workload.

From July 2022 we are welcoming our new GP Partner, Dr Catherine Nicholls. She is a very enthusiastic and committed GP who has most recently been working in Crediton as a list holding salaried GP.

The existing partners would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your understanding and for supporting Dr Nicholls as she settles into her partnership role.

Bearing this in mind, we won’t be handling any requests to move to other GP’s for a minimum of 6 months.

However, should you have any particular concerns or queries regarding these changes then please do not hesitate to contact the Practice Manager, Sam McMillan


Dr Jonathan H Richold

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Dr Richold qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1990.He worked as a hospital doctor in Birmingham and Worcester before travelling to New Zealand.  He gained further invaluable experience in paediatrics, emergency medicine, orthopaedics and palliative care medicine in Christchurch and Tauranga before returning to Exeter in order to complete his training in General Practice.  He enjoys all aspects of General Practice and is both a GP Trainer and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Trainer. He fits and removes contraceptive coils and implants as well as training other doctors in these procedures.

Dr Phillip Annetts


BMBS MRCGP q. 2007.

Dr Annetts moved to Exeter in 2002 from North Devon to study at Peninsula Medical School. After qualifying as a doctor he worked in Exeter and Torbay before completing his GP training in Exeter and joining the practice as a partner in 2013. He lives in Exeter with his wife and four young children. He has a particular interest in child health, diabetes and allergy. He loves Exeter and being part of the community in this wonderful city. He works full time at the surgery and also enjoys training medical students at the University of Exeter Medical School. He is also a shared care prescriber for patients with substance misuse.

Dr Katherine Wood



Qualified from King's College Hospital London in 1988. After qualifying Dr Wood worked in Somerset and New Zealand for 2 years before commencing her GP training, which she completed whilst working in the West Midlands. She then worked part time as a salaried GP both in the Midlands and then also latterly in Devon, at the South Lawn medical Practice and also at Chapel Platt surgery in Topsham, whilst her family was younger. She became a partner at the practice here in April 2013. She has an interest in women's health and contraception and is trained in fitting and removing contraceptive implants and coils. She is also involved in teaching medical students both at the practice and also at the medical school in Exeter.

Dr Zara Taylor


Dr Taylor moved to the UK from South Africa in 2013. She qualified at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2012. On moving to the UK she then worked at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital, before starting her GP training in 2015. Since completing her GP training, she has been working in various practices around Exeter. Dr Taylor has an interest in Children’s Health, Women’s health, and is trained in fitting and removing contraceptive implants.   She lives in Exeter with her husband and two cats, and enjoys baking, cooking and travelling.


Dr Lucy Spriggs



Dr Spriggs qualified from the Peninsula Medical School in 2008, and since then has worked in the Exeter area - initially at the RD&E hospital and then in Crediton area as a GP. She is interested in elderly care, women's health and contraception and is trained in fitting and removing contraceptive implants. She is also involved in teaching medical students at the medical school in Exeter. She lives locally with her husband and 2 young boys.

Locum Doctors

On occasions such as absences due to holiday, training or sickness a locum Doctor is employed by the Practice. Locum Doctors are fully trained and experienced general practitioners.

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