• Dr Martin Belsham – Male, MBBS, DA (UK) DCB, FPCert
      Martin came to Thetford in 1991. His wife Catrina is a nursing sister at West Suffolk Hospital and they have five children. He likes to think he is an old-fashioned generalist with interests in family medicine. He gained the post grad cert in substance misuse and after running the specialist service for 15 years now cares for those patients in the practice. He now sits on the LMC and chairs Breckland Alliance Commissioning Group. His interests are eclectic and centred on music and sport, a good book and a pint of home brew.
    • Dr Jon Bryson – Male, MBBS, MRCGP, FPCert
      Born in Liverpool and qualifying from Westminster Medical School, London, in 1985. Jon has always been interested in general practice, but completed further training in obstetrics, paediatrics and cardiology before deciding to move permanently to Norfolk in 1992. He describes East Anglia as 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, he believes we can work better within the NHS and wants to develop improved care specific to our local community.
      Liz and Jon married just before moving to Thetford. They have two children, born bred and educated locally that have now flown the nest. They 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 their move to East Anglia, whilst ensuring that they still do understand and appreciate the more cosmopolitan.
    • Dr Meriel Overy – Female , BMedSci, BM, BS, FRCGP

      Meriel Overy qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1991 and, after a short return to her native Kent, completed training in general practice in Stoke-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 Surgery in 1998.Meriel currently works full-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 worked at the West Suffolk Hospital one half-day per week for several years performing dermatological minor surgery. She also has a Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education and is registered GP trainer. In 2019 she was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.Meriel is married with two children, a dog, seven cats and a tortoise.On the rare occasions when time permits, she enjoys scuba diving, skiing, and a pint or two of real ale.

    • Dr Ge Yu – Male, MRCGP MBChB BSc (Hons)
      I attended medical school at Edinburgh University and completed my GP training in Edinburgh. I joined School Lane Surgery in 2019. I am interested in service provision and to maximise the efficiency and capability of the health system to provide optimum patient care.

GP Associates

    • Dr Kim Tomlinson – Female, 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 Baisakhi Sengupta – Female
      Dr Sengupta joined School Lane surgery in December 2018 and has been a GP for 16 years. Graduating from India and doing her postgraduate in the UK. She is married with 2 grown up children. Her hobbies include travelling and listening to music.
    • Dr Vinaya Rajan – Female, GP
      Dr Rajan joined the practice in 2018 as a trainee and decided to stay on as an associate. She is a generalist but is interested in women’s health and has recently completed her diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
    • Dr Matthew Mailey – Male, MA MB BChir MRCGP PgCertClinicalEducation
      I studied medicine at the University of Cambridge. With an interest in communication and consultation skills I, early in my career, developed an associated interest in teaching and training. After qualifying as a GP I did my Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education. I am a GP trainer within, and a Training Program Director of, the Bury St Edmunds GP Training Scheme. Clinically I am a generalist and interested in Long Term Condition management and the associated quality outcomes.
    • Dr Oyewale – Female
    • Dr Zack Magkrachi – Male