Meet the Team


Dr John Martin


Dr Tom Eve

MB ChB MRCGP (Birmingham 2003)

Dr Tom Herdman

MB BS DCH MRCGP (Birmingham 2003)

Dr Olivia Mort

BSc (Hons) MBChB DRCOG (Liverpool 2008)

Dr Jonathan Upton


Dr Olivia Baker

MB ChB MRCGP (Birmingham 2016) DRCOG

Dr Garret Stott

MBChB (Warwick 2015)

Dr David Powell

MBBCH, DRCOG, MRCGP (Cardiff 2007)

Dr Sarah Pearce

MB ChB (Bristol 1994)

Dr Eamon Barthakur

MBBS (London 2019)

GP Registrar and F2 Doctors

GP Registrar

We are a designated GP Training Practice and usually employ two GP Registrars on either 6 or 12 months’ placements. The Registrars are qualified doctors undergoing postgraduate GP education whilst gaining experience of working in General Practice. They have their own surgery sessions and regularly hold joint surgeries with a training Partner and you will be informed when this is the case.

F2 Doctors

The Practice provides training placements for hospital doctors (known as F2s) to spend time working in General Practice. They hold their own surgeries and they are supervised by a training Partner. These placements last for four months

Advanced Care Practitioners and Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Our Care and Nurse Practitioners are available to see patients with long term conditions and minor illnesses – see Clinics & Services.

Advance Care and Nurse Practitioners assist our doctors by handling a large number of the incoming acute problems and minor illnesses.

Our Advance Care and Nurse Practitioners team includes:

Mark Woolgar

Advance Care Practitioner

Suzy Nickols

Advance Care Practitioner

Julian Thresher

Advance Nurse Practitioner

Tonicha Lee

Development Paramedic Practitioner

Practice Nursing Staff

Helen Green is our Lead Practice Nurse for a team of six Practice Nurses and four Health Care Assistants, the team supports the doctors in all aspects of healthcare and chronic diseases.

The Practice Nursing team is available for a range of services – see Clinics & Services.

Practice Team

Practice Manager

Tracey Pike is the Practice Manager who has responsibility for the overall management of the Practice including finance, human resources, practice development, governance, health and safety, regulatory requirements, estates, training and development, data protection etc.

Operations Support & Regulations Manager

Janice Weetch is responsible for the efficient running of the Practice’s front-line Operations, and is the focal point for Partner/Staff troubleshooting.

Janice is available to discuss any queries, grievances or constructive suggestions from patients and family members, she also overseas the Practice Regulatory and Governance Obligations.

Patient Services Assistants (PSA’s)

Dawn Mancini is responsible for the management of our patient services team. We have a large team of PSA’s that are the first point of contact for patients. They are able to help you with a wide range of requests and queries, including the booking and cancelling of appointments. They are working on behalf of the GP’s to direct enquiries to the most appropriate healthcare professional which in many cases may not be a doctor. The GP’s have instructed that they obtain a brief reason for your request.

Medical Secretaries

Sue Phillips is responsible for the management of our secretarial team. We have a team of dedicated part-time secretaries who operate in a Personal Assistant role to the GP’s and will be able to help you with many of your queries relating to referral and hospital treatments, request for medical reports, progress chasing etc.You may also be called by a Secretary under the instruction of the GP to help with your query.

Other Clinical Staff


St James Medical centre no longer has midwives at the practice but you can self-refer for a new pregnancy here.

Shared Care Drug Worker

This service is for patients with substance abuse addictions who are committed to actively managing their condition.


This service is provided by the Somerset Partnership NHS Trust known as ‘Somerset Talking Therapies’. Referral are made either by the GP or patients can self-refer.

Community Nurses

This comprises of District Nurses and Health Visitors.

Both services are managed by Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust and operate from a centralised office, they also contact the practice daily basis.

District Nursing Service, call 0300 323 0026

Health Visiting Service, call 0300 323 0115

Taunton Central PCN

St James Medical Centre and its branch surgery Orchard Medical Centre is part of Taunton Central Primary Care Network. St James Medical Centre works in partnership with French Weir Surgery, Quantock Vale Surgery, College Way Surgery and the Crown Medical Centre.

These networks were created to ensure we all maintain the highest quality of patient care by collaborating and supporting each other. By collaborating we are also aiming to find new ways of working. It will help practices to be more sustainable in the future. We aim to incorporate different practitioners (such as well being advisors, physiotherapists and clinical pharmacists) to complement our current GP practice staff.