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Three Valleys Health Primary Care Network
Physician Associates


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Physician Associate

Richard Chalke

Richard became a physician associate in 2019, initially working for a large practice in Birmingham as part of an internship programme before taking up a job at Somerton House surgery. Prior to this he worked for over ten years in social care, specifically supporting adults with learning difficulties in the community. 


As the physician associate programme trains individuals to become generalists, the role is very transferable to general practice. Richard enjoys most aspects of his work, and has an interest in mental health. He is also keen to develop skills and special interests in other aspects of general practice as he gains more experience. 


In his spare time Richard likes to dine out and travel. He is currently renovating an old barn with his partner which takes up many a weekend. 

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Physician Associate

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Physician Associate

Catherine Atkinson

Catherine qualified as a Physician Associate (PA) in 2020 from Newcastle University, and joined the PCN in September 2022. Prior to completing her PA training, Catherine worked for five years in acute stroke, and for three years with the Falls and Parkinson's Disease clinic. Care of the elderly is one of her specialist interests, along with general neurology, chronic disease management, and dermatology.


In her spare time, Catherine enjoys roller skating, outdoor swimming, paddleboarding, and walking her two Pugs, Magnus and Rosie.

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