the Chipping surgery
Tel: 01453 842214
Symn Lane
GL12 7BD
The Chipping Surgery

Our Doctors

Dr J J Kabler MBBS (1987) DGM MrCGP FPcert
I qualified from Royal Free Hospital in London in 1986. I spent my training rotations in Jersey General Hospital. After completing my GP training I stayed on in Jersey for 1 year doing psychiatry at which point I came back to the UK and have been at the Chipping ever since!

I do plenty of minor surgery and joint injections, occasionally acupuncture. Earlier this year I completed a 12 week training course for using a dermatoscope which increases the chance of diagnosing skin cancer over the traditional 'naked eye method'. I am married to a very busy TV presenter Jackie who currently works for QVC. Outside interests include Jumps racing, playing golf and tennis, cycling and above all cooking (closet masterchef!).
Dr Christine L Thompson MB ChB (1986) DRCOG DFSRH
I moved from Northern Ireland in 1981 to attend Bristol University qualifying in 1986. After house jobs in Torquay and Frenchay and a spell of infectious disease medicine at Ham Green Hospital in Bristol I did GP training in Bath and Midsomer Norton. I became a partner at the surgery on the same day as Rachael Hampson in 1996 but have lived in the area since 1987.
I have a passion about good quality contraceptive advice and fit coils and implants. I am responsible for staff issues at the surgery and am involved with our newly formed patient participation group. I am also Lead GP for Safeguarding Children. I am married and have four children and two dogs which keeps me busy outside work but I also love swimming and cooking!
Dr Rachael S Hampson MA MB ChB (1991) MRCGP DRCOG
Trained at Cambridge University and Addenbrookes Hospital
Interests in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Performs minor surgery. Married with 3 children. Lives locally. Enjoys long dog walks and gardening.
Dr Richard A Ward MB, BS (1999)
Dr Ward originally trained as a surgeon and is a 43 year old Family man with 3 young children.
Special interests: skin/minor surgery, diabetes, kidney disease
Salaried GPs:
I have worked as a salaried GP for a number of years in various surgeries in Gloucestershire.
I have a special interest in gynaecology, family planning and can fit implants and coils. I also work for the Out of Hours Service. I have 4 children. I enjoy badminton and walking. I enjoy sailing at a local lake and am hoping to get my 'day skipper' so that I can go out on the sea in something a bit bigger!
Dr Rebecca Usher MBChB (2005), BSc (2002), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Usher trained in Edinburgh and qualified in 2005. She joined the practice in 2013. She is interested in all aspects of general practice, including Women's health, paediatrics and psychiatry. Dr Usher is married with two young children. She enjoys hill walking and growing vegetables!