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Dr John Havard MBBS, FRCGP, DRCOG, FPCert

Dr John HavardI qualified from the Royal Free Hospital in London in 1982 and have been a GP in Saxmundham since 1986. My particular interest is medical innovation and have worked on projects as diverse as InstantCare to prevent hospital admissions and Facelook to try to tackle social isolation using Skype. I am currently trying to develop a new indwelling urinary catheter to replace the Foley which was designed in 1937.


Dr Mike Hamblyn MBBS, MRCGP, DFFP

Dr Mike HamblynAfter an extended educational pre-amble gaining a BA in Geography at Hull University in 1992 (one of  England’s three greatest Universities alongside Oxford and Cambridge), I qualified in Medicine from University College London Medical School in 1998. I joined Saxmundham Health in 2002. Beyond my Medical role at Saxmundham I am also Safeguarding Lead for both children and adults. I also have an interest in Medical Education having trained Medical Students and Doctors.

Outside of work I have a busy family life which doesn’t leave much time for anything else.

Sadly my Geography knowledge is relegated to being a specialist subject on Quiz Night which, as Dr Havard will attest, usually goes very badly!


Dr Adam Mowles BMedSci BMBS MRCGP

Dr Adam MowlesI qualified at the University of Nottingham in 1992. I moved back to my home county of Suffolk for my GP training based at Ipswich Hospital. After 15 years as a Partner at an Ipswich surgery, I joined the team at Saxmundham Health in 2015.

Away from the job, I enjoy spending time on the Suffolk coast with my family. I spend (too much) time listening to music, at Snape and elsewhere.


Dr Jessica Milton MBBS MBChB BSc DRCOG DFFP

Dr Jessica MiltonI qualified in 2000 at Liverpool University medical school.

I joined Saxmundham surgery in 2015. Prior to this I worked in Ipswich.

I have special interests in Womens health, family planning, paediatrics and Dermatology.

Outside of work I am a mum to 3 young children and and I enjoy running, cycling and cooking for my friends and family.


Dr Andrew Savage MBBS

Dr Andrew SavageI qualified in medicine at the Middlesex Hospital in London and spent 25 years as a GP Partner in Hertfordshire.

One of the newer recruits to the GP Team in Saxmundham I thoroughly enjoy practicing medicine in a rural environment as well as embracing all that Suffolk has to offer.


Dr Darren West

Dr Darren WestI qualified from Barts and The London medical school in 2001 and moved to Ipswich in 2002 to begin my GP training.

After completing my training I worked in a central Ipswich practice until 2022. During my time there I was involved in training medical students, trainee GPs and a Physician Associate. In 2022 I joined the team at Saxmundham as a full time GP.


Dr Clare Craik

Dr Claire CraikAfter qualifying from Oxford University in 1992 I completed my GP training in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire before becoming a Partner in Henley-on-Thames.

With our young family we moved back to my home county of Suffolk where I worked as a Partner in Halesworth before joining the team in Saxmundham. My medical interests include Ear Nose and Throat and medical education, and outside of work I enjoy the challenges of gardening alongside rabbits and home baking.


Dr Charlotte Ridout

Dr Charlotte RidoutDr Charlotte Ridout joined us in 2021. She is an experienced doctor having trained at Guy's Kings and St Thomas' Hospitals Medical School and graduating in 2007. She completed her GP training in 2013 and moved to Suffolk, where she grew up, and has worked as a GP ever since.

Charlotte prides herself in putting her patients first and practices in a holistic manner.

Her area of special interest is in children's health but she is proud to call herself a family doctor.