Our Staff

Doctors - Backwell Medical Centre

Dr David Cox

MB BS (London 1985) DRCOG MRCGP - partner at Backwell Surgery

Dr Nick Bisson

St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, MBBS MRCGP

Dr Elizabeth Puntis

Imperial College, London. MBBS BSc, MRCGP (2017) DRFSH, DRCOG

Dr Rachael McGivern

BM BS (Nottingham 2009) BMedSci, MRCGP, DFSRH - partner at Backwell Surgery

Dr Kate Merrett

MBChB, DRCOG - salaried GP at Backwell Surgery

Dr Monica Villafana Gomez

MB ChB (UEx Badajoz, Spain), Specialist Physician in Family and Community Medicine, Spain - salaried GP at Backwell Surgery

Dr Adam Whitehead

BSc (Intercal), MBChB, MCEM

Doctors - Brockway Medical Centre

Dr Diana Bloss

MB ChB (Liverpool 1990) DRCOG MRCGP - partner at Brockway Surgery

Dr Jo Burt

MB ChB (Bristol 2005) BSc, MRCGP- salaried GP at Backwell and Brockway

Dr Celina Goes

MB ChB (Sheffield 2006) MRCGP, DRCOG - Salaried GP at Brockway Surgery

Dr Josh Goldacre

BM, BSc, MRCGP (Southampton 2005) - salaried GP at Backwell and Brockway

Dr Cara Harris

BMBS MRCGP - salaried GP at Backwell and Brockway

Dr Jon Rees

MB ChB (Bristol 1995) MD MRCS MRCGP DRCOG - partner at Brockway Surgery

Dr Namalee Wimalasundera

MB BS (London 1995) BSc MRCGP DFFP - partner at Brockway Surgery

Doctors - Long Ashton Surgery

Dr Pippa Burns

MBChB BSc MRCGP - Salaried GP at Long Ashton

Dr Sarah Pepper

BMchB, MRCP (Bristol 1993) - partner at Backwell Surgery

Dr Matthew Cresswell

MBChB, MRCGP (Leeds 2009) - Salaried GP at Long Ashton

Dr Trevor Dean

MB BS, BA (Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG (London 1981) - Salaried GP at Long Ashton

Dr Simon Grant

MbChb (2012 Manchester) MRCGP - Salaried GP at Long Ashton

Dr Leanne Kirby

MB BCh BAO BMedSci (Cork 2007), MRCGP (2013), DFSRH - Salaried GP at Long Ashton

Dr Sam Merriel

MBBS, BMedSc (Australia 2010) Msc, Dip Child Health MRCGP - Salaried GP at Long Ashton

Dr Kunal Wadhwa

MRCGP BMBS BMedSci - Salaried GP at Long Ashton

Doctors - Towerhouse Medical Centre

Dr Mary Backhouse

BM (Southampton 1980) MRCP MRCGP DRCOG FPCert registered as a doctor in 1980 - partner at Tower House

Dr Penny Gilbert

BSc MB BS (London 1991) MRCGP DFSRH DRCOG registered as a doctor in 1991- partner at Tower House

Dr Ed Griffiths

MRCGP MBBS (London 2013) Bsc Hons (Anatomy) - salaried GP at Tower House

Dr Edward Mann

MBChB (Sheffield 2000) MRCGP DFFP DRCOG DCH - partner at Tower House

Dr Jeremy Maynard

MBBS BSc Hons (London 1993) - partner at Tower House

Dr Katherine Parker

MBBCH (Cardiff 2008) MRCGP - salaried GP at Tower House

Dr Laura Paterson

MB ChB (Bristol 1994) MRCGP registered as a doctor in 1994 - partner at Tower House

Dr Rupert Payne

MB ChB (Edinburgh 1997), PhD, MRCGP, FRCPE - associate GP at Tower House

Dr Freya Scott

MBBS (Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1997) DFFP DRCOG DCH MRCGP partner at Tower House

Dr Claire WIlson

MBChB (Bristol 1985) MRCGP DRCOG DCH DFSRH - partner at Tower House

Independent Pharmacist Prescriber

Jaina Nyame

MPharm (Nottingham) - Independent Pharmacist Prescriber across all four sites.

Nurse Practitioners

Helen Adkins

RN, Independent Nurse Prescriber - Tower House

Ruth Hughes

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Long Ashton

Lead Nurse

Liz Pemberton

Nursing Lead

Nurses - Backwell Medical Centre

Jan Bagshaw

Practice Nurse at Backwell Surgery

Karen Crossland

Practice Nurse at Backwell and Brockway

Amy Duckworth

RN (Asthma, COPD, Leg Club Lead) based at Backwell, Brockway and Long Ashton

Nurses - Brockway Medical Centre

Lorraine Martel

RN (diabetes) based at Brockway and Backwell

Anna Stafford

Practice nurse at Brockway Medical Centre

Ruth Parsons

RN across all sites.

Nurses - Long Ashton Surgery

Niki Best

Practice Nurse

Sandra Green

RN (Respiratory) at Long Ashton

Tess Pearce

Practice Nurse

at Long Ashton and Towerhouse

Nurses - Towerhouse Medical Centre

Amanda Bamford

RN (Practice Nurse / Health Promotion) - Tower House

Eleanor Holway

RN (Practice Nurse, Health Promotion) - Tower House

Laura James

Practice Nurse / Health Promotion - Tower House & Brockway

Jennifer Watts

Practice Nurse / Health Promotion - Tower House

Healthcare Assistants

Alexa Driver

HCA at Tower House

Nikki Hawkins

HCA at Backwell and Brockway

Hazel Saunders

HCA at Tower House

Hayley Smith

HCA at Tower House

Emily Trott

HCA at Backwell & Brockway

Lisa Garland

HCA at Long Ashton

Practice Management

Lawrie Lewis

Executive Manager

Lawrie is responsible for the overall management of the Practice, helps the Partners formulate the Practice strategic direction and maintains good links with the Clinical Commissioning Group and other key organisations.

Gemma Harding

General Manager

Gemma is responsible for managing the clinical areas of the organisation including the daily management of the Doctors and Nursing team.

Community Nurses

Telephone Nailsea 01275 858637

Community Midwives

Telephone Nailsea 01275 866757

Health Visitors

Telephone Nailsea 01275 885566