Our Staff

Doctors

Our team of Doctors includes 4 GP Partners, 5 Salaried GP's and 2 GP Registrar's

Dr Natalie Avery

Partner

BM (2003) MRCP MRCGP. Prior to joining Stockbridge in 2007 as a GP Registrar, Natalie completed her medical training in Salisbury and Bournemouth Hospitals. Natalie joined the Practice as a Partner in 2011 Natalie enjoys all aspects of general medicine but her special interests are paediatrics and management of chronic diseases. Natalie is lead GP for the practice dispensary. Outside of work Natalie likes to keep fit and is often found at the gym or out cycling with her family.

Dr Claire Walsh

Partner

MBBS (London 1995) MA MRCPCH MRCGP DFSRH. Claire studied at Cambridge University and Guys and St Thomas ’ Hospitals in London. Following a year working in a rural hospital in New Zealand she trained for four years in Paediatrics. Since 2002 she has been working in General Practice, spending the last five years in Alresford. Claire joined the Practice as a Partner in February 2012. Claire’s specialist interests include Paediatrics and Women’s Health. She also teaches Medical Students at Southampton University. With three young boys, life is never dull, but she still finds time to play a little tennis.

Dr Bridget Pemberton

Partner

MBBS (London 2000) MRCP MRCGP DRCOG DFFP. Bridget studied at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London, graduating with distinction in 2000. After spending 6 months working in Western Australia, she completed her medical training at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester. Following this, she undertook her General Practice training in Surrey and then spent 2 years working at Forestside Medical Practice in Dibden Purlieu. She joined the Stockbridge Practice in October 2013 and became a Partner on 1st April 2016. Bridget enjoys all aspects of General Practice and especially General Medicine and Family Planning. Her 3 young children keep her on her toes but she enjoys sailing and playing tennis when she has the time.

Dr William Dougal

Partner

MBChB (Hons) MRCGP. Will trained at the University of Bristol graduating with distinction. After his house officer jobs, he went to work in a teaching hospital in Perth, Western Australia. Will returned to undertake his GP training in Winchester and became a GP Registrar at Stockbridge in 2017. After qualifying he initially worked at Stockbridge and subsequently Lyndhurst before returning to the practice as a Partner in 2019. Will is a member of the Wessex Local Medical Committee and also enjoys teaching medical students. Outside of work, his young family keeps him busy but if time allows he enjoys playing tennis and squash.

Dr Julia Snyder

Salaried

BM MRCGP DFFP. Julia studied medicine at Southampton University, qualifying in 2000. She did her General Practice training at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, and worked as a GP Registrar in Winchester and West Meon, near Petersfield. Julia is interested in all aspects of General Practice. In her free time, she enjoys singing, playing sport and walking.

Dr Edward Gibbons

Salaried

BSc BM DCH MRCGP Dip Ed. Ed Trained at Southampton University Medical School, graduating with distinction. After house jobs, he went on to undertake General Practice Training at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester. He undertook his GP registrar training at Stockbridge Surgery in 2008 and also worked at Twyford Surgery before returning to Stockbridge in 2011 as a Partner. Ed has undertaken further qualifications in Dermatology and now mainly works as a Link Speciality Doctor in the Dermatology Department at Andover War Memorial Hospital. In February 2021 he stepped down as a partner but still works at the practice 1 day per week helping the duty team. Ed plays the cello with the Per Piacere Chamber Orchestra in Southampton. He enjoys spending time travelling with his family in his VW Campervan.

Dr Helen Prince

Salaried

MBChB (2006) MRCGP. Helen studied at the University of Birmingham. She completed house jobs in North Staffordshire before moving to Wessex to train as an anaesthetist. After 3 years on the training scheme, she made the decision to change to a career in general practice and completed her GP training in and around Basingstoke. She now enjoys working with patients in the community, whilst supporting GP trainees as a Mid-Wessex GP Training Programme Director and shaping the delivery of healthcare with a position on the North Hampshire CCG Governing Body. Helen enjoys all aspects of General Practice but particularly enjoys general medicine and ENT

Dr Hannah Pike

Salaried

Hannah studied at The University of Sheffield before moving to Hampshire for her foundation years. She did her GP training in Winchester and completed her registrar year at Stockbridge Surgery. Following this she worked for a short time in Ringwood before returning to work in a salaried position at Stockbridge in February 2020. Hannah has an interest in Palliative Care and also works at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover. Outside of work Hannah enjoys cooking and dog walks.

Dr Emily Kerton

Salaried

Emily studied medicine at Bristol University, qualifying in 2008. After completing her house officer jobs in Gloucestershire, she went to work in Emergency Medicine in Perth, Western Australia. Emily returned to the UK and did further training in general medicine in Somerset before changing career pathway to train in General Practice in Exeter and subsequently Bristol. Emily moved to Winchester in 2017 with her young family and has been a GP Locum in the surrounding areas prior to starting a salaried position at Stockbridge in 2020. Emily enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a specialist interest in palliative care, also working at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover. Life is busy with 3 young children but she enjoys going to the beach and surfing as much as possible!

Dr Laura Watson

Dr Watson initially covered Dr Ed Gibbons' sabbatical from September 2020 to February 2021. She will now be staying on with the practice until at least May 2021. Laura qualified from Bristol Medical School in 2003, and did her General Practice training in Portsmouth, finishing in 2009. She enjoys the huge variety of general practice, with a particular interest in cancer and palliative care. When not at work, Laura enjoys spending time outdoors with her young family, especially cycling and sailing.

Dr Emma Higgin

GP Registrar

Dr Higgin is a GP Registrar working at the surgery. She will be with us until January 2022.

Dr Nico Rosser

GP Registrar

Dr Rosser is a GP Registrar. He will be working at the practice from February 2021 until January 2022.

Nurse Practitioners

Emma Horrell

Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Prescriber RGN BSc (Hons) Primary Healthcare Asthma Diploma Nurse Manager

Emma qualified as a nurse in 1986 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, working on a variety of wards there and also at St Guys Hospital in London, eventually specialising in Accident & Emergency nursing. She enjoyed the variety and teamwork in A & E and finds the same enjoyment in General Practice. Emma has worked in this field since 1994 and is pleased to be part of the friendly team at Stockbridge Surgery.

Nurses

Our practice-based nurses are highly skilled health care professionals and have taken on work that, in the past, was done by the doctor. They provide general health screening, ear syringing, travel injection and advice, immunisations, cervical smear tests, dressing/wound care and general advice/counselling. Members of the Practice Nurse Team also have special interests in Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis management, Diabetes, Hypertension and Coronary Heart Disease.

Jane Jones

RGN; JBCNS ONCOLOGY (Royal Marsden Hospital); ASTHMA DIPLOMA - Asthma Training Centre (ATC Warwick)

Jane trained at the North Manchester General Hospital, qualifying in 1978 and went on to work at the Ancoats Hospital, a larger inner-city hospital located in Ancoats, north of Manchester. After a couple of years Jane moved to the Royal Marsden Hospital, London where she gained her oncology nursing qualification before moving on to spend some time working in the Middle East in Saudi and Oman. Jane joined Stockbridge in 1988 working on the Community Bank Nursing staff before becoming our Practice Nurse and is still here to take care of you!

Sonya Elworthy

Sonya trained at Southampton General Hospital, qualifying in 1989, and spent her first 8 years on the medical unit there. Later Sonya worked at Romsey Hospital and became the Community Rehabilitation Sister. For five years Sonya worked at Stockbridge Surgery as part of the District Nursing Team before joining The Stockbridge Practice, in 2006, as a Practice Nurse.

Hannah Haines

Hannah studied at the University of Southampton, training at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Andover War Memorial Hospital and the Countess of Brecknock Hospice before qualifying in 2006. Hannah nursed at a local nursing home and then full time as part of the Andover Community Nursing Team, until maternity leave in 2009. In 2018 Hannah returned to nursing. She completed the Foundations in General Practice Nursing at Bournemouth University and then joined the Stockbridge Practice Nurses team.

Home Visiting Nurse

Hester Ryder

Hester trained at Guys hospital, London qualifying in 1986. After having a break with her children she completed a return to nursing course and spent many years working in an accident and medical emergency setting. With a particular interest in elderly care, she worked as a community nurse for five years before joining Stockbridge Surgery as a home visiting nurse. Hester visits patients in their homes with a focus on keeping patients well and avoiding hospital admission. She can help with many areas of care, and ensures that the older patients wishes and life choices are heard.

Healthcare Assistants

Sarah Pollard

Phlebotomist

Sarah, our phlebotomist helps to ease the load on our Practice Nurses by having her own clinics for performing blood tests as requested by the doctors. There is a high demand for her services and clinics are held at Stockbridge and Broughton Surgeries.

Nadine Batten

Practice Management

The Practice Manager and The Operations Manager are involved in managing all of the business aspects of the Practice, making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The Practice Management Team supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Ann Spooner

Practice Manager

Karen Gallimore

Operations Manager

Administration

The administration team provide an important part of the 'behind the scenes' running of General Practice. The team includes Correspondence Management, Medical Secretaries, PA's, IT, Rota Management and Finance.

Andrew P

Clare G

Gaynor P

Gloria W

Lisa R

Susie K

Sharon P

Dispensary

Patricia Chin

Lead Dispenser

Diane P

Dasa F

Heidi F

Helen C

Reception

Our receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make the majority of patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions, liaising with the dispensary regarding medication queries and scanning. From time to time we have staff under going training please bear with us whilst this training is taking place.

Angela O

Carol H

Chantelle W

Emma W

Jayne J

Karen W

Kay P

Lisa C

Maisie P

Sharon P

Tanya S

Proactive Care Nurse Team

The Proactive Care service supports vulnerable, isolated patients aged 65 years and over who may have complex physical or mental health needs, to remain in their own homes safely for as long as possible. The service aims to prevent hospital admissions where possible with clinical support and signposting to social community services and care services. Chloe Burford from the Proactive Care Team works for the surgery on a Monday and a Thursday.

Community Nurses

The team of Community Care Nurses is employed by the Southern Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. They provide nursing care, treatment and support to patients at home or in Residential Homes. This generally means the elderly, housebound, the chronically sick or those who have recently had operations. The team provide nursing care, offer support, advice and information to enable patients to maintain or regain their independence following illness. The Community Care Nurses have special interests including leg ulcer management, continence management and palliative care. Referrals can be made from GPs and Hospitals or any other Statutory or Voluntary Service. The Service is generally covered Mon - Friday 08.30am - 17.00pm but there is also out of hours cover. If you or a relative are known to the integrated care team to make contact please call the Single point of Access (SPA) Telephone: 0300 121 0471 option 2. For more information regarding the community nurses and integrated care team: https://www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/services/community-services/integrated-care-teams/

Health Visitors

The team of Community Health Visitors is also employed by the Southern Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and specialise in Child and Family Health, and Health Promotion. The Team provides particular support and advice to expectant and new mothers; minor illness advice; and they monitor the well-being of all children between the ages of 0 - 5 years. The Health Visitor Team can be contacted Monday - Friday 09.00am - 17.00pm Telephone: 01962 763993. For more information regarding the Health Visiting Service: https://www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/services/child-health-services/health-visiting/

Midwives

The Community Midwives are based at Andover Birthing Centre. They aim to provide you with the best care possible before your baby is born, during your labour and then at home up to approximately 10 days after your baby is born.

Dietician

Our Community Dietician holds a dietetic clinic once a month. These are currently all remote by telephone. She can advise on food choices and give ideas for healthy meals. This is mainly for our diabetic patients. A referral is required from the GP.