Symn LaneWotton-under-EdgeGloucestershire, GL12 7BDTel: 01453 842214
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!).
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!
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.
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.
MBChB MRCGP DRCOGI was born and brought up in South West Wales and moved to Bristol in 2004 to study medicine. After graduating in 2009, I continued my training at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, before moving to Gloucestershire to complete my GP training. As a young GP I feel fortunate to be working alongside my colleagues at The Chipping Surgery and in such a lovely area. My interests include women’s health and paediatrics.I am married and enjoy travelling, baking, watching Motorsport with my husband and going for walks with our dog.
I previously trained in general surgery & urology, and I retain a keen interest in these specialities. I very much enjoy the practical and procedural aspect of general practice and I would also like to be involved in minor surgery in the future.
I am a member of the Primary Care Urology Society and would like to be a GP with specialist interest in urology.
I have a wife and young baby and have recently moved to Thornbury from Bristol, we are very much enjoying living in South Gloucestershire.
My main interest away from medicine stems mainly from sport. My first love has always been football .
I am also a very enthusiastic runner, I enjoy sailing and have been awarded my Competent Crew certificate, I am also a very keen surfer.
The practice nurses are fully trained and experienced. Their duties include chronic disease management, dressings, vaccinations, ear syringing, cervical smears, health checks, contraception advice etc.
Our new Nurse manager Jenny Hughes also sees patients with 'minor illness'
RGN - Nurse Manager
Mrs Phillips deals with the day to day running of the practice. If you have any complaints, comments or suggestions regarding the surgery, the practice manager will be happy to hear from you.
Helen codes all the hospital letters that come in to the practice and also delas with the medical records of all new patients to the practice.
The reception manager and the receptionists will be happy to advise you on the services the surgery provides in addition to making appointments and dealing with requests for visits etc.
Liz is our newest receptionist, she joined our practice in September this year.
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