NextGen Devon & Cornwall

In 2019 we ran our first Next Generation GP programme covering Devon and Cornwall..

After a fantastic first cohort we are now planning a second programme starting in Autumn 2020. 

In the meantime we have a number of single 'pop up' events - the first of these is in Plymouth on 4th March 2020 at 7pm and will be featuring an interview with Dr Nikki Kanani. If you are interested in attending (either to whet your appetite for Next Gen or to reconnect with the previous cohort) please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can find out more about what Next Generation GP are up to via our national monthly bulletin and our twitter feed (@NextGGP). 

The Devon and Cornwall Team

Ben Morris
I had the pleasure of running the first programme locally last year. Since then I have joined a local rural moorland practice as a Partner and support the LEETs (GP ST4s) as the Training Programme Director. I live and work on Dartmoor and enjoy all it has to offer; I run most days with my dog, Tui, or walk across the moors with my wife, Hannah and sons, Rupert and Ernest. I derive enormous pleasure from caring for our chickens and looking after my elderly horse, Fred. Although we have only recently moved to Dartmoor I feel embedded in our community, volunteering for North Dartmoor Search and Rescue which has allowed me to develop a different skills-set which complements my clinical work well and provide balance to my life. My core values are: Balance, Authenticity, Flexibility, Perseverance.
Sian Barry
Hello and welcome to the Devon and Cornwall Next Generation GP Programme. I was part of the first Devon and Cornwall NextGenGP cohort and loved it so much I didn’t want to move on! I’m excited to be running the next programme with Lucy and hope to build on the fantastic work already done. I’m originally from county Cork, Ireland and studied medicine in Trinity College, Dublin, before moving to New Zealand, where I worked as an SHO and Public Health trainee. I completed my GP VTS in Somerset with a health inequalities scholarship and am currently a Leadership and Education Extension of Training GP in inner city Plymouth. I’m interested in public health, population health management and health inequalities. I spend my free time hiking, running, on a yoga mat or making pottery. The photo is of one of my favourite places, my home town of Kinsale.
Lucy Williamson
​I am ST4 GP Trainee at Ide Lane Practice in Alphington, Exeter. I was ST3 leadership scholar in Exeter. I live in Exeter with my husband Danny and our aging cat, and we hope to have a family one day. I play violin in Exeter Symphony Orchestra, and ran my first half marathon last year in Exeter. I grew up in Bristol, did my F1 - F3 years in Cornwall, and feel very lucky to have landed up just across the Tamar in Devon. I really enjoyed coming to hear the Next Gen speakers and workshops last year, and am really excited to be involved in continuing to organise events together with Sian and Ben in 2020.