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Shandon Bells Medical Centre:


Dr Martin NixonDr Martin Nixon Qualified from the Royal London Hospital Medical College, University of London in 1995. General Practice training was undertaken in Cambridge, England and following qualification in 1999, Martin moved to Cork, entering in to his current practice in 2001, initially in partnership with the now retired Dr D G Whelan.

The practices were originally located on the Well Road, Douglas and also at 122 Shandon Street. However the northside Cork city surgery at 122 Shandon Street has now moved in to the St Mary’s Primary Care Centre, off Bakers Road, Gurranabraher.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor or Surgery 1995
  • Intercalated Bachelor of Science in Neurophysiology and Exercise Physiology1992
  • Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners, MRCGP (1999)
  • Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (DRCOG) 1997
  • Diploma in Child Health (DCH) 1998
  • Diploma in Family and reproductive health (DFFP) 1998

Dr Nixon is broadly trained, and widely experienced having been a full time GP since 1999, and is involved in Medical Student education with University College Cork undergraduates.

On a more personal note, Dr Nixon is married with three children, is a keen and active sportsman, and, rightly or wrongly, supports Liverpool FC!


Sheila Rowlands, Practice Nurse
Sheila has been with the practice now for 13 years.

She initially trained in St John’s Hospital in Limerick, followed by midwifery training in the Regional Maternity Hospital, Limerick. Having worked as a staff nurse for five years in Wexford Hospital, Sheila moved to Cork where she worked between general practice and the family planning clinic gaining huge experience before joining our practice.


Edel CaulfieldEdel Caulfield
Edel is the newest member of the Team.  Edel has over 15 years of experience in the Hospitality Sector and is looking forward to getting to know our patients.

While Edel is new to the Healthcare Sector, she has been a patient of the Practice for quite some time, therefore she has a great understanding of how the Practice runs and can certainly relate to our Patients and their needs.  




Norma O'SullivanNorma O'Sullivan 
Norma has , a wealth of experience in the healthcare setting having worked for more than 12 years, initially in another GP surgery, then joining Fiona Ryan in the Cork Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic before she was ‘adopted’ by us.




Medical Students

Please note, this practice is actively involved in the teaching of medical students of University College Cork.

At times, there may be medical students sitting in with the doctor to observe, engage and assist in medical care.

You may also, on occasion, be asked to see a medical student in advance of seeing the doctor -  this is to assist the learning of the medical student, but it can also sometimes lead to a better outcome for you as a patient.

PLEASE NOTE: It is not compulsory that you must allow the medical student to sit in with the doctor for the consultation, nor do you have to agree to a separate consultation with the student. Please inform the reception staff and/or doctor if you do not wish to include the student in your consultation.