Meet the Team

Our Doctors

The Doctors are available Monday-Friday for appointments, or advice by telephone (according to availability). The doctors are also actively involved with  Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Fownhope Medical Centre is also committed to training qualified doctors to specialise in becoming General Practitioners. We regularly have doctors working here on this basis who are overseen by the partners.

Dr Michael Hearne

MB.Ch (Cardiff) MRCGP Dip. Derm. DRCOG DFFP

Dr Hearne started work as a GP in 1997 & joined the team in 2000. He is also Clinical Director of Taurus Healthcare Ltd.

Dr Dinah Hawkyard


Dr Hawkyard started work as a GP in 2005 and joined the team in 2010. She joined the Fownhope partnership in July 2014. She lives in Lugwardine with her family.

Dr Richard Kippax


Dr Kippax has worked at a Hereford City Practice for 20 years and joined the Fownhope partnership in July 2014. 

Dr Sion Gibby


Dr Gibby started work as a GP in 2002. He has been a GP in London for 15 years before joining the Fownhope team in 2018. He lives on the Welsh Borders.

Dr Jennifer Jones

MBChB (Aberdeen) MRCGP

Dr Jones started work as a GP in 2017 and joins the Fownhope Team in 2021. She lives in Sutton St Nicholas with her family.

Our Nursing Team

Sister Dianne Williams R.G.N

Practice Nurse

Sister Charlene Thompson BSc

Practice Nurse

Family Planning, Coronary Heart Disease Prevention, COPD, Asthma

and Wound Management.

The practice nurse role includes; family planning, chronic disease management, travel and childhood immunisations, health care promotion and minor surgery clinics.

Julie Emery

Health Care Assistant

The Health Care Assistant’s role includes; Wound care, New patient registration checks, Cardio Vascular Health Checks, Hypertension management and immunisation.

Jackie Westwood


Jackie is trained as a Phlebotomist and has 2 sessions each week taking routine bloods for patients. She is also a member of the reception team.

Our Physicians Associate Team

Charlotte Scott-Wilson

Charlotte Scott-Wilson is our Physicians Associate at Fownhope Medical Centre. She assists GPs with assessing ‘on the day’ / Duty requests for treatment and also has routine appointments available. 

Charlotte Scott-Wilson

Physicians Associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They are medically trained to perform a number of roles including: taking medical histories, performing examinations, analysing test results, and diagnosing illnesses under the direct supervision of a doctor.

Our Practice Management Team

Su Suehr

Su is our Practice Manager and joined the Fownhope team in 2020. Su oversees the day-to-day running of the practice and is the first point of contact for our patients with non-clinical questions.

Sally Watkins

Sally is our Deputy Practice Manager and has been working in the NHS for 30 years. Sally joined the team at Fownhope in 2012 and has worked in various roles in the surgery before moving to her current position.