Dr Fiona Virgo
Completed GP training in Cambridge in 2011 - working at Shelford Medical Practice (and now GRANTA) ever since. Enjoys all aspects of general practice. A part-time GP. When not at work is chasing around after 3 small children.
Worked as GP in Scotland, Australia, Ireland and Shelford for past 22 years. GP interests include diabetes and all things MSK (Dip Sports Med 1990). Outside interests, currently cycling and sailing (+ the occasional pint of the black stuff)"
Qualified from Oxford University in 2003. Completed GP training in Nottingham and worked there as a Partner in a suburban practice until relocation as a family to Linton in 2016.
Enjoys the wide range of general practice but specialist interests include child and adult safeguarding, gynaecology including coil fitting, palliative care and mental health.
As a Christian and mum, interests outside work include spending time with her husband and 3 children, helping with church youth groups and women's bible studies, music and marathon training.
He was raised and completed Undergraduate education in Australia, then emigrated and completed PostGraduate training exclusively in the UK. He completed GP specialist training in Cambridge, worked locally as a locum for 18months, then as Partner at Shelford for 18 years from 2000.
He has had long term interest in Medical Student and GP Education is formerly a Program Director of Cambridge GP Training Scheme. He has been the Research Lead at Shelford and interest in Research continues to grow. He enjoys being a true generalist and a patient-centred family doctor, with specific clinical interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Minor Surgery.
Qualified from Southampton in 1999, she completed her GP training in Newmarket and worked in Huntingdon for 10 years before joining Shelford as a partner in 2014. She has a keen interest in Medical Education, and is an associate lecturer for the University of Cambridge, and teaches students and GP trainees. She is a generalist, with particular interest in women's health and family planning, and is also qualified as a trainer for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Qualified from Cambridge University in 1998 and joined Shelford Medical Practice in 2004 on completing GP training. Has an interest in Dermatology and teaches. Medical Students at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Outside work enjoys music and is a keen skier.
Qualified in Warwick on postgraduate training scheme, having already completed a science degree in Bristol. Wanting initially to train as a pathologist to become the next Home Office Pathologist a desire for family changed the course of my career. Fell in love with General Practice as it allows my chatty nature to be optimised. Moved to Cambridge for GP training (and grandparent support!) and then started working at Shelford Practice in 2016. I have a special interest in gynaecology/contraception/sexual health. Outside of work I enjoy running, gardening and a good box set.
Patrick is a Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland graduate who undertook GP training with the Trinity College Dublin GP specialist training scheme. Subsequently, he completed a PhD as part of the Health Research Board PhD Scholars Programme in Health Services Research while working as a GP and lecturer at the Department of General Practice, RCSI, Dublin, Ireland. Prior to joining Shelford Medical Practice and THIS Institute at the University of Cambridge, Patrick was an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care at the University of Western Australia.
Has been at Shelford since 1999 starting as a retainer doctor and becoming a part time partner. Special interests are gynaecology, asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease, general psychiatry and child and adolescent mental health.
Outside of work I love to garden, DIY, read and fool around with my cat.
Qualified from Bristol. He joined Shelford Medical Practice in 2014, which joined Granta in 2018. He supports junior doctors to become GPs, both as a GP Trainer in Granta and as a GP Training Programme Director in Bury St Edmunds. Clinically, he has particular interests in Psychological Health, and in Ear, Nose & Throat medicine. When not at work, he's a busy father and enjoys music.
Trained in Dundee and undertook GP training in the Highlands of Scotland, then decided to move South to Linton where has been a partner for many years cherishing the patient centred ethos, raising five children and feeling very much part of village life.
Despite many roles in the practice over the years, prides self on being a generalist with my main interest being "people" and "families".
Enjoys spending time with family, watercolour painting, windsurfing, crafts, music and DIY. Is a trustee of a local animal rescue mostly caring for rabbits, dogs and cats with the odd unusual challenge thrown in!
Trained at Guys Kings and St Thomas Medical school, London. Then moved to Cambridge for General Practice training and stayed, having qualified as a GP in 2012. Enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a specialist interest in women's health, as well as all aspects of family planning and contraception, including implant and coil fitting.
Is dedicated to work and grateful to be part of a wonderful growing practice.
Has been a GP since 2000 and a Partner in the practice since 2002. Has Spanish / Australian nationality and has lived in the UK for over 30 years. Is married with three children.
An accredited GPwSI in vasectomy, as well as being the GP lead in minor surgery and dermatology.
Hobbies include open water swimming and is a keen gardener.
Clinical areas of expertise/ interest/responsibility : Minor surgery, dermatology, musculoskeletal conditions including therapeutic steroid injections. Vasectomy GPwSI. Learning disability medicals. Sport medicals.
Minor surgery clinics designed primarily for managing infected or painful skin lesions and ingrowing toenails. Also diagnostic biopsies. (An initial appointment with a doctor, ideally Dr Arbide, Dr Morrow, Dr Clubb or Dr Wright is important to ensure surgery is the best option and covered by the NHS. We cannot perform cosmetic minor surgery on the NHS).
Qualified as a GP from the Cambridge VTS training scheme in 1996 and joined Granta Medical Practices in 1998.
Whilst work in General Practice presents an enjoyably wide range of people and problems, is one of several clinicians particularly involved in the management of diabetes and other long term medical conditions and also have a keen interest in sports medicine and mens health.
Qualified from Cambridge University in 1992 and after a year as a GP registrar in the Practice, became a Partner in 1997. He is involved in the training of GP registrars in his role as a GP trainer.
Clinical interests include paediatrics and care of the elderly although he enjoys the variety of medicine primary care offers.
Qualified from Oxford in 1990 after pre-clinical studies at Cambridge. Became a partner at the Practice in May 2007 after twelve years as a GP in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Is currently the managing partner at the practice.
Enjoys the full range of general practice but has particular interests in minor surgery, gastroenterology, men's health issues and the teaching of medical students.
Qualifed from Cambridge University and St Thomas's Hospital, London University in 1987. Did some GP training at Sawston medical practice in 1991. Has been a partner at Linton since 1998.
Enjoys the variety that General Practice offers, With an interest in womens health and the elderly. Also teaches medical students from Cambridge University and is an examiner for medical final examinations.
Qualified as a doctor in 1994. Came to Granta Medical Practices as a GP registrar in 2000. In 2002 joined as a GP retainer.
Principal interests are paediatrics, gynaecology and family planning. Undertakes childhood surveillance and supervises the childhood vaccination programme.
Has been a partner in the practice since 1993 and has special interest in the care of the elderly, dermatology and contraception.
Hobbies include sports (tennis, golf, running and cycling), pottery, reading and gardening
Did medical training in Cambridge and has been a GP at Linton since 1996.
Has a particular interest in diabetes and is a GP Trainer.
Outside of work, enjoys sailing and windsurfing. Is also passionate about classical music and plays the violin in the City of Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.
Joined Granta at the Linton site in August 2018 as a full time salaried GP. Special interests include mens health, general psychiatry, musculoskeletal issues and injections to shoulders and knees.
Outside of work I am addicted to my family, having become a new dad. Also enjoy gardening and practising Escrima, a type of Filipino martial art.
Is a full time partner in the practice. Trained at St Georges Hospital Medical School, qualified in 1989 and completed the GP VTS at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge in 1993. Medical interests include Family Medicine, dermatology and minor surgery including vasectomies.
Trained in London at Guys, Kings and St Thomas' hospitals and completed training in 2006, before heading down to the West Country for junior doctor and GP training. Moved to the area in late 2012 before becoming a partner in March 2013.
Special interests are minor injuries, minor surgery and education and is hoping to become a GP trainer for the next generation in the not too distant future.
In spare time, guilty pleasures are movies in particular Science Fiction for which we try not to judge him, sport especially rugby and socialising with friends, which quite often seem to go hand in hand.
In this ever changing world of Medicine and General Practice, looks forward to taking Granta forward for the next 30yrs, whilst always trying to maintain the traditional values of a General Practice keeping the patient as our central focus of care and being 'the family doctor'.
Qualified from Barts and the London before moving to Cambridge for General Practice Training. Has worked for Granta Medical Practices since 2008 and became a partner in 2016. Aside enjoying the broad spectrum of medicine that General Practice encompasses, particular interests include diabetes. Outside of work enjoys music and gardening.
Qualified in London and worked in general medicine and oncology before training as a GP at Sawston.
Enjoys all aspects of general practice and has particular interests in dermatology, womens health and family planning. Teaches medical students from Addenbrookes Hospital.
Trained at Birmingham University and graduated in 1992. After qualifying went initially to New Zealand, where worked doing General Medicine, and then back to the UK (Chester and Manchester) where embarked on a career in Paediatrics.
Having got MRCPCH in 2000 and MRCGP in 2001, moved to Cambridge to specialise in adult and paediatric Accident and Emergency at Addenbrooke's Hospital and was a registrar there for 2 years.
Then decided that overall General Practice was better for work/life balance, especially as has a young family and a husband who is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke's. So worked as a salaried GP for 10 years at Barley Surgery before becoming a partner at Granta in 2017.
Still does one session per week in A and E "to keep her hand in" which enjoys, but loves getting to know her GP patients and building good relationships with them.
Outside of work loves music and singing especially. Belongs to one of the many choirs in Cambridge, which she says is a great social event!
Qualified from Manchester in 2006, before moving to Cambridge to complete GP training. Has been at Granta Medical Practices since 2011, enjoying all aspects of General Practice, with a special interest in medical education for students and trainees.
Qualified in Scotland as a doctor in 2000. In 2007 came to Granta Medical Practices as a GP registrar.
Qualified from Southampton in 1997 and completed vocational GP training in Chichester, West Sussex with a focus on family planning and gynaecology. Then joined a training surgery in 2002 and independently practiced there for 8 years. Having moved with family 2010 joined Sawston to continue practice in the local community.
Enjoys all General Practice but, in particular, has an interest in Ear, Nose and Throat medicine and works closely with the ENT department at Addenbrooke's Hospital.
Having qualified from the Royal Free and University College Hospital in London in 2005, I originally trained as an ENT surgeon and moved to Cambridge in 2007.
I decided to retrain as a GP in 2013, and have been a GP registrar at Linton Health Centre for almost a year. I have been lucky enough to be offered permanent employment with Granta Medical Practices, and will be based both at Sawston and Linton.
I enjoy all aspects of general practice, but have a specialist interest in ENT and am part of our local community ENT team.
Qualified in 2011 from Nottingham University. Did GP training at Granta and became an Associate GP in the summer of 2017.
Grew up in Cambridge and qualified as a doctor from Imperial College London in 2001. Having done a variety of medical jobs around South England and a 3 month stint working in New Zealand, then qualified as a GP in 2008. At the end of 2009 moved back to the Cambridge area and joined Barley Practice as a part-time salaried doctor. When not working has a young family that takes up most of her time but not to be outdone by some of her colleagues has also recently joined a choir.
Is a part-time GP, working 3 sessions per week. After completing a psychology degree at the University of Newcastle, then went on to study medicine at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London and graduated in 2007. After working in Yorkshire as a junior doctor, moved to Cambridge to do GP training and qualified as a GP in early 2015.
Enjoys being a GP and outside of work is a keen runner, having completed various races included the London Marathon. Recently combined passion for sport and medicine by completing a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine with the University of South Wales.
Trained as a junior doctor in the South West of England and moved to Cambridge for training to be a GP. Completed final year of training based at Linton.
Special interest in care of the elderly (otherwise known as Geriatric Medicine) particularly frailty, dementia and co-morbidity. Enjoys supporting the local nursing home in providing care for older patients. Also interested in diabetes and assists Dr Head in running Granta's diabetes clinics.
Outside of medicine enjoys training horses in dressage, weight lifting and rock music.
Took a scenic route into medicine with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 2003, followed by 5 years in finance, before completing undergraduate medical training at King's College London in 2012. Moved to Oxford for foundation training and then undertook GP training in Cambridge. Having worked as a GP registrar on both Linton and Sawston sites, qualified as a GP and took up a salaried post with Granta in 2017. Away from work, is kept more than busy by two young children!
I enjoy being a generalist, sharing a common sense approach to even complex and sometime multiple medical issues.
I've been very lucky to have travelled widely in my medical practice to date and arrive at Granta in April 2019 with this experience of healthcare in several different contexts.
Outside of work I will be with my family and young children, trying not to be tempted away to far off lands.