Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Dr Rianne Sewell

MRCGP DRCOG DFFP (Amsterdam 1993)

Dr Sewell works full time in the practice. She takes a special interest in heart disease and women’s health and is the Child Protection lead for the practice. She takes responsibility in the practice for clinical governance, staff issues and is the Practice representative for the Taunton Central Primary Care Network.

Dr David Yick

B Med Sci BM BS (Nottingham 1996) DFFP MRCP MRCGP

Dr Yick works full time in the practice and takes a special interest in diabetes and psychiatry. He is the practice lead for information technology and information governance.

Dr Paulomi Talapatra MBBS MD (India)

Dr Talapatra has been working at Quantock vale surgery since August 2023. Dr Talapatra qualified as a doctor in India and undertook her specialist GP training in Wells (Somerset). She has a specialist interest in rheumatology and works one day in Musgrove park hospital in the rheumatology department.

Our Nursing Staff

Chris Gregory

Advanced Paramedic

Chris joined our surgery in May having worked in A&E and also Taunton Vale surgery. Chris sees patients in his minor illness clinics and is able to refer and prescribe.

Lynn Carey

Sister Lynne maintains the health of our respiratory patients as well as being involved in all aspects of general practice nursing. Lynne is also a key member of the local symphony project empowering and helping patients to manage their long term chronic medical conditions.

Gill Robinson

Sister Gill maintains the health of our diabetic patients as well as being involved in all aspects of general practice nursing. Gill previously has experience in general practice having previously worked at the French Weir GP practice.

Sue Hawthorne

Sister Sue joined in 2015 and is involved in all aspects of general practice nursing. Sue performs the NHS health checks and also specialises in respiratory medicine.

Samantha Searle
Phlebotomist Plus

Sam joined the team in 2021 and is a phlebotomist. She has worked mainly in Musgrove park hospital prior to moving to general practice. Sam is responsible for phlebotomy but is also expanding her skills in performing ECGs and blood pressure checks within the surgery.

Associated Staff

Associated staff are not employed by the practice but are based in the surgery to provide care for our patients.

Musculoskeletal practitioner

Chris Edwards and Megan Adcock are a musculoskeletal practitioners whom are working at the surgery as a result of funding from the Taunton central primary care network. Chris and Megan are able to help patients with their orthopaedic problems on a Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

District Nursing team 0300 124 5606

Please contact the District Nursing team if you require community nursing input especially if you are housebound. If you are new to the District Nursing team then you may need a referral from your GP.

Health Visitor 0300 3230115 or 07775031705

Claire Sibley is the Health Visitor who covers our practice area and works with children under five and their parents.


Emma Bretherton is the Midwifery Community Nurse who provides antenatal care in the practice.

Our Management Team

Practice Manager – Mr Andy Adams

The Practice Manager is responsible for the management of Quantock Vale Surgery. If you have any queries or suggestions to improve our services, he will be pleased to help.

Operations & Patient Services Manager

Martha Stuart


Sarah Russell

Practice Administrator

Helen Farmer

Medical Receptionists

  • Amanda Blanden
  • Julie Bruce
  • Laura Hills
  • Kelly Swann
  • Lauren Brown
  • Erin Dobel
  • Melissa Picard-Edwards
  • Gail Marsden


  • Joy Winterbottom
  • Siobhan Sanderson