Dr Tom Fry – GP
I spent most of my childhood in East Anglia. I graduated in London and then trained to be a GP in Suffolk, before joining Attleborough Surgeries in 2001. I have a particular clinical interest in minor surgery and dermoscopy. I am the main tutor responsible for teaching our medical students and also am one of two of the GPs providing medical officer care to the children of Quidenham Hospice.
I fancy myself as a bit of a film buff, and I’m a keen walker. I live in Norwich, and enjoy its entertainments when I can, although most of my spare time is spent with our young family.
Dr Hilary Byrne – GP
I was born & grew up in Lancashire, moved to Scotland to the University of St Andrews and then back to Manchester University medical school from where I qualified in 1993. I then spent a long time in hospital medicine before becoming a GP, working initially in the North West. I moved to Norfolk and joined Attleborough Surgeries in 2001.
In addition to the wide range of normal general practice work, I am involved in working with other local practices to improve the effectiveness of integrated work arrangements. I am also one of two GPs providing medical officer services to the children of Quidenham Hospital.
We are also looking at which services can be provided closer to patients homes and working with community services and local councils to achieve this.
Dr Peter Read – GP
I first lived in Norwich as a teenager before going to university in Cambridge and Nottingham. I qualified as a doctor in 2002 and worked for several years in hospital medicine before training to become a GP. I joined Attleborough Surgeries as a GP Partner in 2012.
As well as the full range of general practice services I am also interested in teaching, family planning and minor surgery.
My wife and I decided to move our young family back to Norfolk in 2010 and are very happy we have. We spend our free time exploring the countryside and coastline with our two young children.
Dr Paul Roebuck – GP
I am a graduate of the University of Glasgow Medical School and have worked as a partner in General Practice at Sheringham for some 19 years prior to moving to Attleborough Surgeries in 2013.
My primary interests are in general medicine and I have specific expertise and training in sport and exercise medicine. I hope to expand services at Attleborough and innovate to meet the challenges we currently face in primary care.
Outside of work I am a keen sportsman, injuries allowing, and play tennis regularly. I still aspire to multi-sport events, having been a triathlete whilst living and working in Australia some 20 years and two stone ago!
I am a devotee of, and season ticket holder at, Northampton Saints RFC and follow Manchester United keenly, attending matches when I can. I am more than happy to engage in debate in these areas but would suggest a longer appointment!
Dr Simon Vavasour – GP
Having spent my formative years in Kent, I qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and moved to Norwich for my GP training. I then became a partner in North Walsham and after 17 years decided it was time for a change. I moved down to a practice in West Sussex but found the pull of Norfolk too strong and after 2 years could no longer resist it and joined Attleborough Surgery in January 2015.
I love general practice for all the different challenges it presents which makes each day different. I also have a special interest in urology and work in the urology department at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital once a week. My other interests include diabetes, minor surgery and paediatrics as well as teaching and training junior doctors.
Outside of work I still play the occasional game of rugby and will participate in any sport if asked. I also play the saxophone and follow the exploits of Leicester Tigers RFC and Norwich City with enthusiasm. I have a large family who keep me busy at weekends.
Dr Maria Chriba – GP
I completed my training in Norfolk and qualified as a GP in 2015. After working in various Norfolk practices for 2 years, I decided to join Attleborough Surgeries in 2017.
My special interests are skin diseases and minor surgery. I had the opportunity to train and work in dermatology for several years before joining general practice.
My young family keeps me busy and currently I work part time and try hard to balance my work commitment with my family life.
Outside work, my interests include, experimental cooking and baking. I also enjoy light sports like jogging, aerobics and zumba.
Dr Laura Chambers – GP
I qualified as a doctor in 2009 at the University of Sheffield and completed my GP training in Rotherham in 2014. I worked in Rotherham and Sheffield until March 2020 when my husband and I decided to relocate to Norfolk to be closer to family.
My special interest is women’s health and I have completed additional training to fit contraceptive implants and coils.
My young family and our 2 Labradors, Jeff and Winnie, keep me busy outside of work but if I do get any spare time I love being outdoors cycling and running.
Dr Laurar Hems – GP