The Doctors

  Dr David Stainthorp, BM, MRCGP, MRCPsych
GMC no. 2823553
Senior Partner

Dr Stainthorp qualified at Southampton University in 1983. He specialises in diabetic care.

Dr Stainthorp took over as Senior Partner in November 2017.
  Dr Caroline Yorston, MBChB, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP
GMC no. 3194450

Dr Yorston qualified from the University of Bristol in 1988. She entered general practice in 1993 when she started at Didcot Health Centre as a Registrar. In 1995 she joined the practice as a full time partner. Dr Yorston now works three days per week. She enjoys all aspects of general practice but her particular interests are dementia and women's health. Dr Yorston is married to a schoolmaster and has two teenage children.  


Dr Rachel Starer, MBChB, DFFP
GMC no. 3120172

Dr Starer studied Medicine at the University of Manchester, qualifying in 1986.
  Dr Angela Anderson
GMC no. 2782427
Salaried GP

Dr Anderson qualified at Cambridge University in 1982. After working for some years in a partnership in Hertfordshire, she came to Didcot Health Centre in 2005.  Her special interests are dermatology (skin diseases) and teaching. She is one of the trainers at the practice, teaching those junior doctors who want to specialise in hospital medicine and those who want to become GPs.

  Dr Iveta Southwood, MUDr
GMC no.5150697

Dr Southwood qualified as medical doctor at Charles University in Prague in 1987. She worked as an Ophthalmologist there before moving to the UK. When she arrived in the UK Dr Southwood changed her career path to General Practice, but still keeps an interest in Ophthalmology.

  Dr Victoria Telford, BA BM BCh DRCOG MRCGP
GMC no.6144416

Dr Telford qualified from the University of Oxford in 2006. She moved into general practice in 2010 when she started at Didcot Health Centre as a Registrar. In 2011 she joined the practice as a part time partner in 2011. Dr Telford works three full days per week. She enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a particular interest in women's health.
  Dr Alexandra Slade, MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
GMC no. 6128357

Dr Slade qualified at Leeds University in 2005 and worked as a salaried GP before joining the practice in 2014. She is interested in a wide range of general medical problems and has a particular interest in sexual health and family planning.

  Dr. Mark Olavesen, BA DPhil MBChB MRCGP
GMC no. 7013997

Dr Olavesen studied Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics in Oxford & London before qualifying from Warwick Medical School in 2008. He completed GP training and worked in Buckinghamshire before joining Didcot Health Centre in 2014.

  Dr Louise Reed, MBBS
GMC no. 6104537

Dr Reed trained at Kings College London, graduating in 2004. She completed an obstetrics and gynaecology placement at Lille University in France, and speaks French and Russian.  Dr Reed enjoys spending time with her family and discovering new and exciting places.