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Dr Karoline Weir (f)

MB, ChB, FRCGPDr_weir

First registration 1984 Liverpool

After qualifying I spent 5 years in the RAMC (army doctor looking after troops and their families). Although I didn't see any active service I witnessed the results of troops returning from war zones. I also took part in all military exercises.

I worked as a locum GP before joining Elmwood Medical Centre (initially at 3 The Square) in August 1992.

I am the nominated partner in the practice doing minor surgery (lumps and bumps) and also contraceptive implants and removals.

I otherwise am a generalist clinically, and, along with the other partners in the practice deal with issues relating to the functioning of the practice and partnership.

In my spare time I enjoy cycling and trekking.

Dr Tim Hodgkinson (m)

MB, ChB, MRCGPDr_hodgkinson

First registration 1987 Sheffield

Along side my role as a full time GP I am the GP practice prescribing lead and representative on the Elmwood Patient Participation Group. I also attend local community meetings.

I do occasional weekend GP shifts for Derbyshire Health United out of hours service and with the other partners in the practice provide GP cover for Fenton and Spencer Wards at the Cavendish Hospital here in Buxton.

I don't have a lot of spare time for hobbies (!) but enjoy 'Warhammer' gaming, cooking/barbecuing and spending family time with my two sons and their various sporting and performing arts activities.

Dr Rachel Dullehan (f)

MB, ChB, BSc, DRCOG, DFFPDr_Dullehan

First registration 1992 Birmingham

After qualifying as a doctor in 1992 I worked in hospitals in the Midlands in A&E, paediatrics, psychiatry and obstetrics and gynaecology before specialising in general practice. I have been a partner at Elmwood since January 1998.

I work part time (3 days a week) and am particularly interested in caring for patients of all ages with many types of chronic illnesses such as heart and chest diseases, rheumatology (joint conditions) and memory problems. I carry out audits to help our practice meet patient needs and to optimise health improvements.

I also regularly work at the weekends for Derbyshire Health United out of hours service.

I have 3 teenage children, one of which is at university. In my free time I enjoy mountain biking and hill walking and recently ran the Manchester 10km and Colour Run in aid of Cancer UK.

Dr Ash Dawson (m)

MB ChB, BSc Hons, MRCGP, PG Cert Palliative CareDr_Dawson

First registration 2001 Leeds

Graduating from Leeds Medical School in 2001 with degrees in Medicine, Surgery and Pharmacology. As a doctor I have worked in cardiology, general surgery, vascular surgery, adult and paediatric emergency medicine, orthopaedic surgery, gynaecology, elderly medicine and palliative care.

Further afield I have worked as an expedition doctor in the jungles of Central America managing tropical disease and as an expedition leader in South East Asia.

Having completing specialist training, I started work as a GP in 2007. My areas of particular interest are musculoskeletal medicine, acute medicine and palliative care but consider myself to be very much a generalist who enjoys unpicking new problems from all areas of medicine and surgery.

I live in Buxton with my wife, Jennie, and daughters Prudence and Verity, and when not at work I am either asleep, hanging out with the family, knocking out pizza dough or doing DIY. 'Me' time is few and far between but whenever possible I like to sail, and go for the occasional run if under duress from my marathon-running better half!


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