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Dr Nigel Gough (m)

drgough.jpgDr Gough, our Senior Partner, qualified in 1977 and received further medical training at St Thomas’s, London, Oxford and Southampton, initially specialising in cardiology. Missing the bits above and below the chest, he moved to general practice and also has interests in training GPs and occupational and sports medicine.

Dr Gough is a keen classical musician, as well as enjoying a wide range of outdoor sports.

Dr James Heffer (m)


Dr Heffer qualified in Oxford in 1982 and trained for general practice in Winchester.

His medical interests include diseases of the nervous system and the relationship between people’s work and health.

Dr Janice Patrick (f)
drpatrick.jpgDr Patrick qualified in Newcastle in 1988 and migrated south after completing her general practice training in North Yorkshire. Her special interests include respiratory disease and Medicines Management.

Outside work Dr Patrick enjoys playing tennis, all kinds of music (except jazz!) and has a keen interest in natural history.
Dr Nell Wyatt (f)

drnellwyatt.jpgHaving trained as a nurse at St Thomas’s Dr Wyatt subsequently qualified as a doctor in London in 1992. She has worked extensively abroad, including treating patients with wart hog injuries in rural Tanzania. Dr Wyatt joined the practice in 1997 and has several areas of special interest, including diabetes, coronary heart disease, paediatrics and obstetrics. To relax she loves anything to do with the sea, gardening and the ballet or opera and has a lifetime aim to climb (or at least see from afar) Everest.

Dr Fiona Tees (f)

DrTees.jpgAfter qualifying in London in 1986, Dr Tees spent over two years working, and enjoying outdoor pursuits, in New Zealand. Two years in Canada followed, where her two children were born. Working in China fostered her keen interest in acupuncture.

Her other professional interests include women’s, cancer and expedition medicine. To relax and keep fit, Dr Tees enjoys cycling, running, water sports, skiing and tennis.

Dr Louise Paterson (f)

drlouisepaterson.jpgDr Paterson worked in London, Brighton and Paris after qualifying in 1993. Her special interests include Ear, Nose and Throat and Women’s Medicine.

As well as being a mother, Dr Paterson enjoys music and outdoor sports.

Dr Andrew Chisnall (m)

DrChisnall.jpgAfter qualifying in London in 1986, Dr Chisnall worked in Essex, Canada and on the Isle of Wight. He also spent four years as a ships’ surgeon and was a forensic medical examiner in Bishops Stortford.

He joined the practice in 2002 and lives in Winsley with his wife and three children. His areas of special interest are rheumatology and paediatrics and to relax Dr Chisnall enjoys barbershop singing.

Dr Paul Crocker (m)

DrCrocker.jpgDr Crocker initially qualified from Charing Cross hospital London in 1979 and undertook GP training in Reading.Having experienced several types of general practice he also explored hospice medicine before settling in this area some 15y ago.His medical interests include paediatrics,dermatology,palliative care and minor surgery as well as GP training.

Outside activities include photography and travel - from Grizzly spotting in the Rockies to cycling the canalsides of Amsterdam !

Dr Kate Parker (f)

drparker.jpgDr Kate Parker was born, raised and trained as a GP in Belgium, before settling in Wiltshire ten years ago with her British husband with whom she has a young daughter. In Belgium she ran her own single-handed practice for seven years, giving her a wide experience in all aspects of general practice.

Dr Parker relaxes by spending time with family and friends, and enjoys reading, camping trips, walking and picnics. She loves almost everything about life in the UK,except a cup of tea. At present Dr Parker spends most of her time at St Damian's surgery in Melksham.


Dr Clive Smith (m)


Dr. Smith qualified in 2007 from the Royal Free and University College Medical School in London. This was after a previous incarnation as a Postdoctoral research scientist at Imperial College London specialising in Arthritis and Cancer research.

Since qualification, he has spent time working in Bath and Swindon before completing GP training in the Wiltshire area.

In addition to having a young family in Bristol, Dr Smith enjoys Beekeeping in the Somerset area, and is a keen member of the Bath Beekeeping Association.

Dr Zoe Davis (f)

Dr_Zoe_Davis.JPGDr Davis qualified in London in 1998 from Imperial College and completed her General practice training in Bristol in 2003 where she continued to work up until joining The practice.

Her professional interests include women's health, sexual health and palliative care having worked in hospice medicine.

Outside of work, Dr Davis is kept busy with two small children and enjoys time with family and friends, walking and trips away. She enjoys light opera and hopes when time allows to join an amateur society.

Dr Rob Allen (m)

The practice is pleased to announce that Dr Allen has completed his GP training and is joining the team as one of our GP Associates.

Dr Allen will continue to work at St. Damian's Surgery in Melksham and The Bradford on Avon Health Centre.

More information and photograph coming soon...


As a practice we try to use locum doctors only when absolutely necessary – for example, to allow our GPs to be involved with major development work at the Primary Care Trust. We also try to use the same locums wherever possible to assist with continuity of care. They are a much needed and welcome part of our team.


As a GP training practice we are required to maintain high standards of care in order to train junior doctors (registrars).

The registrars are qualified doctors who, having chosen general practice as their career, receive relevant postgraduate training in hospital specialities and then spend time at our practice in order to hone their skills further.

Registrars are supervised by us throughout the 3 year training period and are attached to the practice for 4 to 18 months depending on the stage of their training. 

The aim of the training programme is to produce doctors who, on completion, will be able to provide personal and continuing GP care to individuals and families in the community. They will also have the management and administrative skills relative to primary care and have been able to audit and reflect on their work with a view to improving performance.

Drs Gough, Crocker, Chisnall and Patrick are the training GPs at the surgery.  Since providing training throughout the practice we have maintained consistently high scores for the specialist examinations that the registrars take. Many of our registrars have continued to work as assistants across the practice.

For training purposes it is sometimes necessary to video patients' consultations. This will only be done with your consent and personal physical examinations will not be recorded. The camera can be switched off on request and any recording deleted.

We have a wide range of experience in GP training and trust we share our enthusiasm and inspire a similar high standard of care in the registrars.

Should you have any concern please contact one of the training partners or our practice manager. Any general feedback is also gratefully received via our feedback form

Current doctors in training are:

Dr Carly Adamson (F2)
Dr_Carly_AdamsonStarted 06.08.14 - will be with the practice until the start of December 2014

Dr Joanna Fitzgerald (F2)
Dr_Joanna_FitzgeraldStarted 06.08.14 - will be with the practice until Friday 31st October 2014 
Dr Mike Claydon (ST3)
Dr_Mike_ClaydonStarted 06.08.14 - will be with the practice until Tuesday 4th August 2015
Dr Ruth Barnes (ST3)
Dr_Ruth_BarnesStarted 07.08.14 - will be with the practice (Part-Time) until Tuesday 2nd August 2016
Dr Antonia Wrigley (ST3)
Dr_Antonia_Wrigley_(ST3)Started 06.08.14 - will be with the practice until the start of August 2015
Dr Charlie Kenward (ST3)
Dr_Charlie_KenwardStarted 06.08.14 - will be with the practice until Tuesday 1st September 2015


Leg Club - Reminder

Just to remind you that the next Leg Club session will be held on Wednesday 24th September.

This is because the Blood Bank will be using the hall on Tuesday 23rd September.

The Leg Club will revert back to Tuesday's as normal from the following week.

Posted 19.9.14

My Cancer Treatment MACMILLAN Cancer Support

We would like to inform you that there is a new, interactive website designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to access cancer services.  For more information please click here     

Posted 19.9.14

Patient Access to Medical Records         on-line

By 31st March 2015, all Practices are required to provide patients with on-line access to basic information which is held on their Summary Care Medical Record.

This would be via the secure on-line service patients currently use to book appointments and order repeat medication. 

We are in the process of finding more information about this facility and plan to liaise with our Patient Participation Group so that the system can be tested by patients prior to 'go-live'.

For more information please click here.


Jeans for Genes Day

On Friday 19th September 2014, the Practice will be taking part in the National Campaign, Jeans for Genes Day.

The staff will be making a donation and will be wearing jeans on this day.

There will be a donation box at reception at the Bradford on Avon Health Centre for any patients who would also like to make a donation.

Also as part of the fundraising day, 'SpongeBob Squarepants' trolley keys will be available to buy at Reception for £2 each.

For more information on the campaign, please visit:

Posted 17.9.14

Possible New Practice App!

The Practice is looking at the possiblity of providing a "Practice Communicator App" to patients.

Please click here for more information and, if possible, to take part in a poll to gage how much interest there would be for this.

Posted 15.9.14

'Did Not Attend' Appointment Data

During the month of August 2014, 4.2% of patients DID NOT ATTEND their routine GP appointment.

This equates to 23.1 hours of lost time for other patients to see the doctor!

On average, 7.9 appointments are wasted with the nurse every week day!

Posted: 07.09.14 

Building Work at The Health Centre

You will have probably noticed over the past few days that there has been some extensive building work taking place outside the front of the surgery.

The wall has been knocked down and tarmac is being laid in order to create some extra parking space for our Doctors.

We apologise for any disruption this may have caused if you have visited the surgery during this time and we are pleased to say that the work has almost been completed.

Posted 1.9.14

New Trainee GPs

As a GP training practice, we are pleased to welcome the following trainee GPs to our team:

- Dr Carly Adamson

- Dr Joanna Fitzgerald

- Dr Mike Claydon

- Dr Ruth Barnes

- Dr Antonia Wrigley

- Dr Charlie Kenward

For more information, please click here to visit the Doctors' page of the website (the registrars information can be found by scrolling down the page).

Posted 26.8.14

Young People's Service - No Worries Leaflet

Our Young People's representative, Kirsty, has produced a fantastic leaflet on our 'No Worries' service, which is available for anyone aged 24 and under.

Please click here to download the leaflet.

Posted 26.8.14.

Welcome Dr Allen!

The Practice is pleased to announce that Dr Allen has completed his GP training and is joining the team as one of our GP Associates.

Dr Allen will continue to work at St. Damian's Surgery in Melksham and The Bradford on Avon Health Centre.

Posted: 19.08.14

Leg Club Newsletter

The 2014 version of the Leg Club newsletter has been released.

Please click here to download the document (PDF format)

Posted 14.8.14

Flu Vaccination Season Approaching

Please contact the surgery from Thursday 25th September 2014 to book your flu vaccination appointment.

Dates of the clinics are to be confirmed, but are expected to be in October.

Flu Vaccination 2014/15 Leaflet - click here

Flu & Pregancy 2014-15 Leaflet - click here

To visit the Flu Vaccination page on our website, please click here

Posted 4.8.14

The Leg Club - Dates For Your Diary

The Leg Club is held at St Margaret's Hall, Bradford on Avon every Tuesday, opening at 9am.

However, on the following dates, the Leg Club will move from a Tuesday to a Wednesday (due to the Blood Bank using the Hall)

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

To visit our Leg Club page, please click here.

Posted 31.7.14

Young People's Questionnaire

For Ages 12 - 30

If you're aged between 12 and 30, please may we ask you to take a couple of minutes to complete our Young People's Questionnaire.

Please click here to view the questionnaire.

Posted 14.7.14  

Patient Participation Group Future Meetings

The next Patient Participation Group meetings are as follows:

- Tuesday 9th September 2014

- Tuesday 9th December 2014

7.00pm - 8.30pm

To be held at the Bradford on Avon Health Centre.

All welcome to the meeting of the PPG.

For more information about the PPG, please click here.

Posted 03.07.14

Suggestion Box Feedback

In response to feedback received in the suggestion box, we felt it may be helpful to share with you some comments that had been received and our response.

Please click here to view the document.

Posted 02.07.14

Health Trainer Initiative

Are you over 18?

Do you want to?

- Improve your general wellbeing

- Build your self confidence and motivation

- Eat healthier food and be a healthy weight

- Reduce or stop smoking

- Be more active

- Drink less alcohol

A dedicated health trainer can assist you every step of the way in achieving your goals . They can also help you find other services and activities.


Or call: 0300 003 4566

For more information about getting active please click here or visit the Active Wiltshire website -

Posted 26.06.14

Appointment Reminders by Text Message Update

From 2nd June 2014, we now require your consent to send you appointment reminders by text message.

Please click here to submit a form to let us know you wish to carry on receiving these texts.

Please click here for more information.

Posted 19.06.14

Wiltshire's Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Wiltshire's joint health and wellbeing strategy for 2014/2015 has been released.

Please click here for more information.

Posted 28.5.14

Results of Patient Survey

In February 2014, 504 patients completed the patient questionnaire, either in the surgery or via the practice website.

Please click here to read a report about the survey process.

Please click here (APPENDIX A) for the results of the survey & the agreed action plan.

The practice has an e-mail group 'Patient Voice' who assisted the practice in this survey process.  We would like to sincerely thank the members of this group for their valuable input.

If you are interested in getting more involved with how the services are provided at your surgery, please click here for more information about the Patient Participation Group & the Patient Voice e-mail group.

And finally, we would like to thank those patients who kindly took the time to complete the survey and for providing such useful comments/feedback.

Michelle Coleman, General Manager

Posted: 17.4.14

Care Quality Commission

CQC is the independent regulator of all health and social care in England. They monitor, inspect and regulate all hospitals, care homes, home-care agencies, GP practices and dental practices.

The practice, along with all other GP surgeries has registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we are awaiting our first inspection.

For more information visit or call 03000 616161.

Please also download the CQC leaflet by clicking here.

Posted 25.10.13

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