Our Practice Team

GP with Extended Role

Dr Maria Martin

GPwER Dermatology - Salaried GPMB ChB, MRCGP, Dip. Faculty Family Planning, Dip Practical Dermatology

I grew up in South Africa, and studied medicine at the University of Cape Town. I then moved to the UK and did my GP training in South West Wales. Following the completion of my training I moved to the beautiful Lake District where I joined The James Cochrane Practice as a Partner in 2001. I have been so fortunate to have been with the James Cochrane Practice since the start of my career as a GP. The practice has given me many opportunities to build on my clinical and consultation skills, however, the time has come for me to make a change and from June 2019 I shall no longer be a GP at the practice.  I will continue to be involved in the South Lakes GPwER Dermatology service, which is run by the practice. I continue to have a keen interest in Dermatology and I have also spent many years working in this area for the Westmorland General Hospital.

Dr Maria Martin, GPwER Dermatology - Salaried GP

Dr Jennifer Smith

GPwER Dermatology - Salaried GP

Jen hails from Lancashire and did her Medical Degree in Glasgow graduating in 1991 which resulted in her love of Scotland.  She spent a year abroad working in Australia and completed her GP training in Lanarkshire. Jen did locums for a few years in the North West and was a GP partner near Preston for 9 years.  She has been working in dermatology since 1999, as a clinical assistant and then as a GPSI since 2002 and decided to fully embrace this role in 2009, leaving her practice. She did the Cardiff Diploma in 1995 and was one of very few to gain a Distinction in this. She joined South Lakes Dermatology in 2017 and also works for a similar service in the North of the County. She remains a GP close to home and has a special interest in gynae dermatology and works at the local hospital in Preston. She is a mad animal lover and enjoys walking, family time and anything to do with dogs! She loves to travel and is a bit of a thrill seeker having jumped out of a plane twice!!

Dr Jennifer Smith, GPwER Dermatology - Salaried GP

Dr Ross Anderson

GPwER ENT - Salaried GPBachelor of Medicine, MRCS, MRCGP

I am originally from Cheshire and went to medical school in Leeds. I then moved to Cumbria after training in ENT surgery. I completed my GP training in Carlisle, which is where I met my wife. Before joining South Lakes ENT, I was a partner in a large practice in the west of Cumbria.  My professional interests include ENT, primary care research and aspects of travel medicine.  Outside of work I enjoy walking in the hills, travelling abroad, photography, cycling and swimming.

Dr Ross Anderson, GPwER ENT - Salaried GP

Dr Nick Howlett

GPwER Dermatology - Salaried GP

Dr Nick Howlett has been a GP Partner at Bentham Medical Practice since 2000. He has many years of Dermatology experience, having worked in the Dermatology department at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for several years. He has recently been accredited as a GP with Special Interest in Dermatology. He holds an external post as an honorary tutor in the Department of Dermatology at Cardiff University. He is a GP trainer and holds the Diploma in General Practice Education from Manchester University. His other unusual role is as team doctor for the Cave Rescue Organisation.


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