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This is to inform you that the Surgery will be closed this Friday the 23rd February.  Everything will be available from the Healthy Living Centre instead that day such as sick notes and prescriptions.  The phones will still be operational so please do not hesitate to contact us.


Dr Martin Hadley-Brown (m)

Dr_Hadley_Brown.jpgMBBS, FRCGP, FPCert

Martin Hadley-Brown joined the partnership in 1989 having qualified from St.Thomas's in 1983. His clinical 'sub-speciality' is the management of diabetes. He held a Hospital Practitioner post in the Diabetes Centre at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital until 2005, was on the Professional Advisory Council at Diabetes UK until 2006 and was Chairman of the Primary Care Diabetes Society from 2005-12. From September 2001 he has been a tutor for the Cambridge Graduate Course, based at Hughes Hall Cambridge and at West Suffolk Hospital. Married to Muriel, has a son and daughter which he occasionally escapes from to indulge in choral singing and offshore yachting.

Dr Martin Belsham (m)

Dr_Belsham.jpgMBBS, MRCGP, FPCert

Martin Belsham came to Thetford in 1991. Another of our "early 50's" partners, he is married to Catrina, a nurse.

Martin's other interests are musical (he is an accomplished instrumentalist), and Norwich City FC. Professionally he prides himself on remaining a 'generalist', but gained the postgraduate qualification in the management of substance misuse, and has now set up a quality service inThetford under a contract with Norfolk PCT. He is our local LMC representative and within the practice his responsibilities include governance and prescribing.

Dr Jon Bryson (m)

Dr_Bryson.jpgMBBS, MRCGP, FPCert

Born in Liverpool and qualifying from Westminster Medical School, London, in 1985.

I have always been interested in general practice, but completed further training in obstetrics, paediatrics and cardiology before deciding to move permanently to Norfolk in 1992. East Anglia is a delightful place to live, and Thetford is a constantly changing, sometimes challenging but always a rewarding community to work within.

At School Lane Surgery we try to remain true to the values of family practice whilst adapting to the real and diverse pressures that shape change within our society.  It is these changes and the need to improve with them that have nurtured an interest in primary care development, practice Based Commissioning and involvement with Primary Care Trusts.  I still believe we can work better within the NHS and want to develop improved care specific to our local community.

Liz and I married just before moving to Thetford.  We have two children, born bred and educated locally.  We all enjoy a quieter, more rural, outdoors living, but are able to escape to the “big city” when desired.  This helps to confirm the reason for our move to East Anglia, whilst ensuring that we still do understand and appreciate the more cosmopolitan.

Dr Meriel Overy (f)

Dr_Overy.jpgBMedSci, BM, BS, MRCGP

Meriel Overy qualified from Nottingham University Medical in 1991 and, after a short return to her native Kent, completed training in General practice in Stroke-on-Trent. There she built on her student interests in Dermatology and in Infectious Diseases. In 1995 she travelled to Australia with her husband and worked as a GP both in Queensland and in Western Australia. Resisting temptation to stay, they returned to the UK and meriel took up a partnership at School Lane in 1998.

Meriel currently works three-quarters time within the practice. Her main clinical interest remains in Dermatology and in 2007 she gained the Diploma in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University. She works at the West Suffolk Hospital one half-day per week performing dermatological minor surgery. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education and is registered GP trainer.

Meriel is married with two children, two dogs, two rabbits, a cat and numerous fish. On the rare occasions when time permits she enjoys scuba diving, skiing and a pint or two of real ale.

GP Associates

Dr Kim Tomlinson (f)

PHD, MB, BS, MRCGP                                                                                                    

Kim joined the team in March 2014 on completion of her GP training. She prides herself on being a generalist.


Dr Laura Smart (f)

Dr Aderinsola Aminu (f)

Dr Aminu

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