Attleborough Surgeries 07th October 2015


Dr Alistair Martin - Partner

I was born and brought up in Berkshire and trained to be a doctor at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1978. I worked at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital for 5 years before completing my General Practice training. I worked as a locum for a year before joining the Attleborough Practice in 1984.

I carry out minor surgical procedures and also practice acupuncture. My interests outside medicine include watercolour painting, fishing, skiing and involvement in my daughters' equestrian pursuits!

Dr Les Cooper - Partner

I graduated from Leeds University in 1979, having spent most of my time at St. James University Hospital ("Jimmy's" of TV fame). After a further year spent working in Yorkshire I was pleased to return to Norfolk, having spent most of my early years in East Anglia. I trained for General Practice at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and at the Holt Medical Practice.

In 1985 I joined Attleborough Surgeries, initially working single-handed until Queen's Square Surgery was built. I enjoy the great variety of General Practice but currently the care of diabetic patients is something I am particularly involved in.

I feel sure we could use the telephone more effectively and I am always happy to speak to patients, but we like to minimize interruptions to consultations so please be prepared to give a number so I can ring back later. Away from work my two young sons keep me busy but sane!

Dr Tom Fry - Partner

I spent most of my childhood in East Anglia. I graduated in London and then trained to be a GP in Suffolk, before joining Attleborough Surgeries in 2001.

My clinical interests include minor surgery and women's health, including family planning. I am the main tutor responsible for teaching our medical students.

I fancy myself as a bit of a film buff, and I'm a keen walker. I live in Norwich, and enjoy its entertainments when I can, although most of my spare time is spent with our young family.

Dr Hilary Byrne - Partner

I was born & grew up in Lancashire, moved to Scotland to the University of St Andrews and then back to Manchester University medical school from where I qualified in 1993. I then spent a long time in hospital medicine before becoming a GP, working initially in the North West. I moved to Norfolk and joined Attleborough Surgeries in 2001.

In addition to the wide range of normal general practice work, I am involved in working with other local practices to improve the effectiveness of referrals between practices and other healthcare providers and to redesign patient pathways through the system.

We are also looking at which services can be provided closer to patients homes and working with community services and local councils to achieve this.

Dr Sabrina Khalaque - Partner

I was born and brought up in Surrey .  In 2003 I graduated from Imperial College . I went on to work in London for a few years before deciding to join General Practice. My GP training took place in Surrey and I completed this in 2008. I worked in London for a year before joining Attleborough Surgeries in 2009.  

I enjoy the variety of General Practice though I have a particular interest in Family Planning. I am able to offer IUD/IUS fitting and contraceptive implant fitting (and removal) at the Surgery. I organise Long Term Disease Management along side the Nursing team. I also have an interest in research and am involved in running various projects at the surgery.

In my free time I enjoy travelling with my husband, fashion and reading.

Dr Peter Read - Partner

I first lived in Norwich as a teenager before going to university in Cambridge and Nottingham. I qualified as a doctor in 2002 and worked for several years in hospital medicine before training to become a GP.

As well as the full range of general practice services I am also interested in teaching, family planning and minor surgery.

My wife and I decided to move our young family back to Norfolk in 2010 and are very happy we have.  We spend our free time exploring the countryside and coastline with our two young children.

Dr Maggie Cull - Associate



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