Our Staff

Doctors

Dr Stephen Locke

The senior partner at Trowbridge Health Centre, Dr Locke qualified at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London in 1990, trained as a GP in Bath, and joined Adcroft Surgery in 1994. Dr Locke is a GP Trainer; this means he's involved with training doctors to become General Practitioners. Often he may have another doctor sitting in the consultation with him so they can learn from the experience. Dr Locke is a Clinical Director of the Trowbridge Primary Care Network, which is working at developing new services for the patients in Trowbridge. Dr Locke has special interest and expertise in caring for patients with cancer and respiratory medicine, and usually works at the practice Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Friday.

Dr Harry Bimbh

Dr Charlie Bundy

Dr Bundy gained much of his experience working in Australia and New Zealand. On returning to the UK he completed his training to become a GP and has worked at Adcroft ever since. Dr Bundy has expertise in minor surgery and joint injections, as well as being actively involved in clinical research, and usually works at the practice Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Dr Toby Cookson

Dr Cookson worked for three years in New Zealand before joining the practice in 1998. His general interest is Neurology and he is involved with the management of the practice. He does minor surgery in the practice and enjoys all types of primary care. Outside work he enjoys his family and riding his bikes. Dr Cookson usually works at the practice Monday- Thursday.

Dr Carol Sheppard

Dr Sheppard graduated from Southampton in 1990 & is married with 2 children. Her special interests are Diabetes, Womens health and ENT, she usually works at the practice on Monday Thursday & Friday.

Dr Dickon Ponty

Dr Ponty and has previous experience in elderly care medicine and Gastro-enterology, he works at the practice Monday, Tuesday & Friday.

Dr Alice Gardner

Salaried GP: Dr Gardner studied medicine at Oxford University, graduating in 2006. After junior doctor years in Bristol, she joined the Bath GP Training scheme and was a GP trainee at Adcroft Surgery. Dr Gardner enjoys the variety of general practice and seeing patients of all ages, and has special interests in women's health and medical education. Dr Gardner is a GP Trainer and one of the Bath GP Training Programme Directors. She provides coil and contraceptive implant clinics. Outside work, she has two children and enjoys gardening, cycling and spending time by the sea. Dr Gardner usually works at the practice on Mondays and Tuesdays and does education work for some of the rest of the week.

Dr Carolyn Foggett

Locum GP

Dr Jemma Fryer

Salaried GP: Dr Fryer studied medicine in Newcastle upon Tyne and moved to the South West following time working as a doctor in Borneo and New Zealand. She trained as a GP in Bath and now works as a retained GP at the practice alongside working in Army Officer recruitment. Dr Fryer usually works at the practice on Wednesday & Thursday.

Dr Ann Davies

Salaried GP: Dr Davies is married with three children and her special interests are Paediatrics, ENT and Psychiatry, she normally works at the practice on Wednesday & Thursday.

Dr Howard Tansley

Salaried GP: Dr Tansley spent time in New Zealand working in A&E and as the doctor for a ski area. He has had experience in paediatric surgery, trained as a GP locally and has an interest in practical procedures and minor operations. Outside work he enjoys spending time with his young family. Dr Tansley usually works at the practice Tuesday-Friday.

Dr Tim Argyle

Salaried GP, normally works at the practice Monday-Wednesday.

Dr Sarah Yates

Salaried GP, Dr Yates qualified in Southampton in 1997. She initially worked in Dorset and then Sussex, but completed her GP Training year in Bath in 2002. She then worked as a Salaried Doctor in Horley, Surrey, for 14 years. In 2016 she moved back West with her husband and 4 children. She has a special interest in psychiatry and does some work at the substance misuse service. Outside of work she enjoys writing and time with the family and young dog. Dr Yates normally works at the practice on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

Dr Kate Jackson

Salaried GP: Dr Jackson trained and worked as a GP in Sheffield, before moving to London. She worked as the Local Medical Director at her surgery for 10 years. She was responsible for shaping clinical service provision, maintaining and monitoring clinical standards, clinical governance and training. She moved to Wiltshire to find a better work/ life balance. She now works 2 days per week, and looks after her two small children. Dr Jackson normally works at the practice Monday & Wednesday.

Dr Dougal Mclellan

Locum GP

Dr Caroline McNeir

Locum GP

Dr Annabel Brooks

Locum GP

Dr Jodie Stevenson

Associate GP, normally works at the practice on Monday, Tuesday Thursday & Friday.

Dr Robbie Tuffley

Dr Sarah Taylor

Dr Hannah Mason

Nurse Practitioners

Sophia Hancock

Paul Jones

Beverley Leiws-Belza

Stuart Brookes

Emergency Care Practitioners

Bonnie Culligan

Emergency Care Practitioner

Emma Hancock

Emergency Care Practitioner

Sam Marsh

Emergency Care Practitioner

Barry Scrivens

Emergency Care Practitioner

Colin Sullivan

Emergency Care Practitioner

Specialist Nursing Roles

Judith Hale

Women's Health and Care

Nikki Hillier

Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Annemarie Silk

Mental Health Nurse

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Natasha Aboagye

Heather Donnelly

Liz Maskell

Katy McAlpine

Alice Ralli

Hanorah Saliba

Janet Scane

Tabatha Woodford

Amanda Vowles

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Kylie Dell

Naomi Davis

Phlebotomist

Anne Parnell

Alison Torrington

Sharon Smith

Ina Zandere

Phlebotomist

Practice Management

The practice management team is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as 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 team supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Karren Housley

Business Manager

Karren joined the practice in May 2021 and brings with her many years of experience within the education sector.

Julie Fitchen

Assistant Business Manager - Finance

Nora Privoczki-Kunkli

Assistant Business Manager - Governance

Reception

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 most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses.

Louise - Reception Manager

Tash - Reception Deputy Manager

Lisa - Reception Team Leader

Pharmacists

Our Clinical Pharmacists deal with medication queries from patients and the practice team. They also carry out medication reviews and are keen to help patients get the most out of their medicines so that they understand why they take them and know how to take them efficiently. They are also involved in prescription protocols and generally supporting the practice in medication-related issues. Please contact reception if you wish to speak to a Clinical Pharmacist.

Kaarin Jogi

Tatiana Neculaes

Helen Pettitt

Denise Reeves

Clinical Care Co-ordinators

Our Clinical Care Coordinators are qualified Nurses who support our doctors with patients who need care and support as well as those patients that are over 75 and at particular risk of admission to hospital. They will visit patients at home to assess the patients’ needs and agree treatment plans and care packages with both the patient and other agencies, to enable the patient to be cared for at home where possible. Clinical care coordinators work closely with our elderly care team to support our elderly and our more vulnerable patients.

Amanda Girdler

Elderly Care Facilitator

Carolyn Heaven

Gabby Wright

Administration

Trowbridge Health Centre has an extensive Administration Team which includes Medical Secretaries, Patient Services, Estates, HR, Prescription Clerks, Rota Planning and Non-Clinical Care Co-ordinators. The Administration Team are vital to ensuring the smooth running of the surgery and its services.

Community Midwives

The local Midwives will co-ordinate your care during your pregnancy, right from the moment you discover you are expecting. Please contact Trowbridge Birth Centre within one month of discovering you are pregnant. They can be contacted on 01225 711314, Monday to Thursday between 09:00 and 12:00. If you need to contact your Midwife, please telephone 01225 765840. You do not need to see a GP to confirm you are pregnant unless you have concerns you wish to discuss.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors are qualified nurses, with special training and experience in child health, health promotion and education. They offer practical support and health advice in many situations, including child development, nutrition, sleep issues and behaviour management in the under 5’s. Normally the Health Visitors will see your child at the following intervals: Following birth, at home, between 10-14 days with follow up support if needed • At 9-11 months • At 2 years They are a great source of information and can be contacted on 0300 247 0090