Dr Crispin Fisher (m)

Dr Crispin Fisher

Crispin Fisher trained at Cambridge University & St Thomas' Hospital, London.  After hospital posts in London, Hereford & Middlesbrough he completed his GP training locally.  He worked for two years as a GP in the Falkland Islands, before starting here at The Marches Surgery in 1998.  He has a special interest in drug dependency problems, and worked one session per week at DASH (the local drug clinic) in Hereford for about ten years.

Crispin was actively involved in commissioning of local NHS services when he served with the CCG as a Board Member and Primary Care Lead for two years.

BA (Cantab), MBBS (London), DRCOG, MRCP, FRCGP 


Dr Judith Johnson (f)

Dr Judith Johnson

Judith Johnson qualified from Oxford University in 1995. She trained as a GP on the Oxford VTS & worked there until 2002 when she moved with her family to Hereford.  She has always been involved in sport & has developed an interest in Sports Medicine.  In 2009 she started studying for the Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine which she gained in 2012.  She is also interested in Women's Health & fits coils and contraceptive implants at the practice.

Oustide of General Practice Judith regularly competes on her horses and works for British Eventing in a medical capacity. 

MA (Oxon), Bm.BCh, MRCGP, DFSRH, CME, DipSEM (Bath)


Dr Peter McKay (m)

Dr Peter McKay

Peter Mckay qualified in medicine from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1988 and has lived and worked in Herefordshire since 2005. Prior to this Peter worked as a GP in East Anglia and New Zealand. He is married with four teenage children and spends his spare time reading and gardening.


Dr Rachel Boughen (f)

Dr Rachel Boughen

Rachel Boughen trained at Bristol Medical School and qualified in 2009. She has worked in both the County Hospital in Hereford and most recently completed her GP training in one of the city practices. She has an interest in women’s health and completed her family planning diploma during the course of her GP training.

Outside of medicine, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, walking in the Malverns and making music. 


Dr Sophie Whittall (f)

Dr Sophie Whittall

Sophie Whittall originally studied geography at Leeds University before starting a career in marketing. A few years later she retained to study medicine as a post graduate at Swansea University fulfilling a lifelong ambition. After graduating she trained in London and Swindon before transferring to Hereford for her final year as a GP registrar where she worked at The Marches Surgery. She decided to stay on at The Marches after qualifying and is currently on maternity leave due to return in August 2018.

In her spare time Sophie enjoys spending time with her young family as well as competing in triathlons and keeping fit.


Dr Catherine Boyce (f)

Dr Catherine Boyce

Dr Catherine Boyce MBChB, DTMH, PG Cert Med Ed, MRCGP

Cathy studied medicine at Bristol University. As a junior doctor she completed the diploma in tropical medicine in Liverpool before working in a rural community in Nanyuki, Kenya. During her time in Kenya she ran the Lewa marathon, an endurance race in a wildlife conservancy at 5,500 feet, within 100 miles of the equator.

She has worked as a doctor all over the south west, mostly in Bristol, before more recently moving to be nearer family in Herefordshire.

A keen triathlete she can usually be found swimming or running up a hill. She is happiest when camping by the sea with her husband and two young children. ​


Dr Isabel Lane (f)

Izzy studied medicine at Cardiff University and qualified in 2011. She developed an interest in research undertaking a research masters at Imperial College and completing an Academic Clinical Fellowship during her GP training. After graduating she trained in Bath, Swindon and Bristol before moving to London to work for several years. She has now returned to Herefordshire where she grew up and is enjoying setting up a smallholding with her partner. 


All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (eg. Average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. This is required in the interests of the greater public accountability recognising GP pay is ultimately funded from tax paid by the public.

The average pay for GPs working in The Marches Surgery in the last financial year was £61729 before tax and national insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs, 3 part time GPs and 2 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.

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