Meet the Team

Our Doctors

The Doctors are available Monday-Friday for appointments, or advice by telephone (according to availability). The doctors are involved with Herefordshire & Worcestershire Integrated Care Board. 

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 joined the Fownhope Partnership in 2014. In 2023 he retired from this role but still works at Fownhope as a GP two days a week.

Dr Amy Larkins

Dr Larkins joined the team in 2022 and joined the Partnership in 2023.

Dr Rachel Keys

Dr Keys joined the team in 2023 and joined the Partnership in 2024.

Dr Jad Siblini

Dr Siblini has been working at the Practice since early 2023 and is joining the Partnership in July 2024

Our Nursing Team

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.

Sister Charlene Thompson BSc

Practice Nurse


Laura Jeffries

Practice Nurse

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.

Beth Lewis

Health Care Assistant

Our Practice Management Team

Bethany Wright

Bethany is our Practice Manager and joined the Fownhope team in 2022. Beth oversees the day-to-day running of the practice and is the first point of contact for our patients with non-clinical questions.