The Doctors



Dr Alex Hart 
MA(Oxon) MBBS MRCGP DCH DRCOG  DFFP DipOccMed - St. Bartholomew's, London, 1999

Dr Hart joined Woodlands Medical Centre in March 2005.

He initially studied psychology in Oxford and then went on to study medicine.  He remains interested in all areas of General practice, and provides joint injections for shoulders, knees and elbows. He is generally available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Dr Adam Jones 
MBBS BSc MRCGP DFSRH DGM GPwSI Dermatology - Imperial College of Medicine, London, 2005

Dr Jones joined Woodlands Medical Centre in 2013. He has an interest in all aspects of general practice but has specialised as a GP with an extended role in Skin cancer and skin surgery. He runs a community clinic at Woodlands for patients in South Oxfordshire providing diagnostic and surgical treatments for skin lesions as well as working at the Churchill Dermatology Department on Fridays. Dr Jones is a GP trainer and a clinical supervisor for Foundation year 2 doctors. Dr Jones provides a range of joint injection procedures. He is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


Dr Helen Miles 
MBChB MRCPCH MRCGP - Bristol 2000

Having started her medical career in Paediatrics, Helen has been a GP since 2008 and joined Woodlands in 2013. Helen has a strong belief in the importance of generalists and is passionate about personal development. This fits with her additional role as a GP Trainer. She works at Woodlands on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Outside of the practice she is a Senior Appraiser for NHS England.


Dr Lucy Wilson 
MBCHB Manchester, BSC Hons - St Andrews, 1998

Dr Wilson did 7 years of surgical specialities followed by a year of paediatrics and a year of accident and emergency medicine before becoming a GP. She worked in Northampton for 7 years before coming to Woodlands after relocating to the Oxford area.  She is a generalist but has an interest in minor surgery, joint injections and bowel problems.  She is generally available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.   


Dr Natasha Pomery 
BM BCh  MA(Cantab) MRCP MRCGP DFSRH - Oxford 2002

Dr Pomery studied Medicine as a mature student in Oxford following a science degree in Cambridge. She obtained wide-ranging hospital experience in London and Oxford in paediatrics, psychiatry, women's health and all aspects of internal medicine before specialising as a GP. Since joining the partnership at Woodlands she has retained this scope as a true generalist. She is passionate about holistic care and the interface between physical, mental and social wellbeing. She is generally available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. 


Dr Rachel Ward 
MA (Cantab) MBChB MRCS MRCGP DRCOG - Edinburgh 2005

Dr Ward qualified in Edinburgh and worked in Scotland for 2 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia for 18 months where she pursued her interest in cancer surgery at Peter MacCallum Cancer centre. In 2009 she moved to Oxfordshire and in 2010 started to work in General Practice.  She has a special interest in Breast Disease and is the Practice lead for social prescribing. She performs joint injections and minor surgery at Woodlands. She is a Medical student tutor for the University of Oxford and supervises 4th,5th and 6th Year students and Foundation Doctors at the practice.   She is generally available on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 


Dr Cheryl Heng 
MBBS MRCGP DRCOG - St George's Hospital Medical School, London, 2007

Originally from Singapore Dr Heng trained in the UK and first worked as a junior doctor in Brighton, South and West London. She moved to Reading in 2010 to complete her GP training and is now settled with her family in South Oxfordshire.  She is generally available Monday, Thursday and Friday.  


Dr Ben Soukup 
MBBS BSc MRCS MRCGP DCH PGCert HealthRes - London 2011

Dr Soukup has previously spent time training in general and paediatric surgery. He has spent time in clinical research and training based at the University of Oxford. Dr Soukup joined Woodlands in 2019. He has wide interest in all aspects of general practice, in particular he is interested in musculoskeletal problems, including joint injections, children’s health and chronic illnesses.

He is generally available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday


Dr Joshua Pincombe 
BMBS BMedSci DRCOG MRCGP - Nottingham 2014

Dr Pincombe joined Woodlands Medical Centre in August 2020. He worked as a junior doctor in Nottingham before moving to Oxford to complete his GP training, after spending 12 months pursuing an interest in musculoskeletal medicine. He is generally available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


Salaried GPs

Dr Dona Pathinayake 
MBBS MRCP (UK) 1994 MRCGP - Sri Lanka, 1986

Dr Pathinayake is a part time salaried GP. Dr Pathinayake is married with one son and is generally available Tuesday - Thursday.


Dr Jane Capo-Bianco 
MBChB BSc DRCOG DFSRH - Leeds, 2005

Moved to the area to complete GP training at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading.  Having locumed at a number of practices in South Oxfordshire Jane joined the practice in December 2014 as a Salaried GP.  She is generally available Wednesday and Thursday.


Dr Chris Leach 
BSc MBChB MRCGP - Keele University, Medical School (2013)- Kingston University (2005)

Dr Leach joined Woodlands surgery as a salaried GP in August 2018. He completed his GP training in Oxford and has now settled in the Didcot area. Dr Leach has a personal interest in microbiology having previously worked as a biomedical scientist in microbiology for several years, prior to his medical degree. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, playing ice/inline hockey, mountain biking and playing electric guitar. He is generally available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.


Dr Sally Turcato 
BSc, PhD, MbChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, Warwick Medical School 2011

Dr Sally Turcato studied Medicine as a mature student at Warwick Medical School following 15 years of academic research which allowed her to work in both Canada and America for many years. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, walking, reading bad science fiction/fantasy and looking after her two small children. She is generally available on Wednesday's, Thursdays and Fridays.


Dr Harriet Dewhurst
MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCGP DRCOG - St George's Hospital Medical School, 2014

Dr Dewhurst joined Woodlands as a salaried GP in 2022 having moved from Hampshire where she previously worked and lived. She is undertaking a fellowship and is developing her interest in medical education. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and walking her dog in the countryside. She is generally available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Dr Stacie-Jo Richards
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG – University of Birmingham, 2010

Dr Richards previously trained in General Hospital Medicine before switching to General Practice in South Birmingham in 2015. After moving from Worcestershire, she now lives locally with her husband, 3 children and spaniel. She enjoys keeping fit by running, cycling and gym classes. She is generally available Mondays and Thursdays.


Dr Tamara Cunningham
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG PGCME - University of Cape Town, 1993

Dr Cunningham qualified in South Africa before joining the Oxford GP training scheme. She has spent the last 25 years working as a GP in Oxfordshire. She is married with three daughters. She enjoys yoga and walking her dog to keep fit. She is available on Friday afternoons and some Monday afternoons.


Trainee Doctors

Woodlands is a GP training practice and we have a number of students who will be working in the practice at various times.  Our trainees are always supervised by an experienced GP who is available to review patients during appointments with the trainee if necessary. 

We value the opportunity of helping to develop the doctors of the future.  We also teach Oxford University medical students and they may occasionally sit in during consultations – we always ask your permission before allowing them to see you, so if you would rather see the doctor alone, please feel free to decline. Additionally, doctors occasionally video their consultations for teaching and examination purposes.  You will always be asked for consent before this and we completely understand if you would rather not take part in this.