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IMPORTANT NOTICE  - ST DAMIAN'S SURGERY PROPOSED CLOSURE 


We will be holding drop in clinics at our St Damian’s Surgery, Melksham for our patients to come and discuss their concerns with our management team on:



  • Monday 19th November: 9am until 12 noon & 2pm until 4pm.

  • Wednesday 21st November:  9am until 12 noon & 2pm until 4pm.


There will be two public consultations meeting on:



  • Wednesday 5th December at 2pm at the Assembly Hall Melksham

  • Monday 10th December at 7pm in the Town Hall, Melksham.


  


Although we understand that you may have questions, it would be helpful if you could attend these specific meetings, where we will try and address your concerns and ensure that you receive all of the information that you need at this time. This will enable us to continue the provision of our clinical care, as normal, until a formal decision has been reached.

Doctors

THE PARTNERS

Dr Janice Patrick (f)

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Dr Patrick Senior Partner 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)

 

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Having 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 Louise Paterson (f)

 

Dr 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 Paul Crocker (m)

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Dr 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 canal sides of Amsterdam!

Dr Kate Parker (f)

 

Dr Kate Parker was born, raised and trained as a GP in Belgium, before settling in Wdrparker.jpgiltshire 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)

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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)

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Dr 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.

GP ASSISTANTS

Dr Nigel Gough (m)

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A retired Partner from Bradford on Avon & Melksham Health Partnership, Dr Gough will continue to provide support to our Practice as an Associate.  He will support us with training, injection and well woman clinic and will only run adhoc surgeries, he will no longer have a patient list.

Dr Gough, 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 Rebecca Salmon (f)


Dr Salmon qualified from Nottingham University in 2005.  She then completed hospital jobs at The Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and The Great Western Hospital, Swindon. Having grown up in Wiltshire she returned to complete her General Practice training in Wiltshire.  She has also enjoyed working in New Zealand and at the Olympics in London in 2012.Her special interests include Paediatrics, Women’s Health, Palliative Care and Occupational Medicine.  

Dr Vicki Parr (f)

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Dr Parr trained in Warwick and graduated in 2012.  She completed her initial training in Warwickshire before General Practice training in Somerset.  After meeting her husband locally they decided to settle in the area.  In her spare time Dr Parr enjoys travelling, photography and scuba diving.

 

 

Dr Philip Rodgers (m)

DDr Rodgersr Rodgers trained in Nottingham from 2006 and completed General Practice training in Somerset.
Having grown up in Wiltshire, Dr Rodgers decided to return to the area after getting married in Bradford on Avon. He lives locally with his wife and their twin girls.
In his spare time Dr Rodgers enjoys cycling, competitive Esports and copious amounts of tea.


Dr Debbie Cash (f)

Dr CashDr Debbie Cash qualified as a doctor 1994 and completed her General Practice training in in 1999, during which time she spent time working as a doctor in a rural hospital in South Africa. Dr Cash has worked as a GP in Bath for many years and has special interests in dermatology and women’s health.

OUR LOCUM DOCTORS

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.

Dr Paul Thorne (m)

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Dr James Heffer (m)

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A retired Partner from Bradford on Avon & Melksham Health Partnership, Dr Heffer continues to provide adhoc support as a locum to our Practice

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 Michael Gumbley (m)

Dr Michael Gumbley (m)


Joined the Practice in April as a locum trained at St Thomas' Hospital London, he obtained a BSc in Anatomy in 1981 and qualified MBBS in 1984. Various posts in hospitals south of the M4 culminated in further qualifications of DCH, DRCOG and MRCGP, and eventually starting in practice in Westbury in 1991. Since that time, he has held posts in Cardiology at Royal United Hospital Bath, has obtained an MSc in Prescribing Sciences from Liverpool University in 2001 and is currently an Associate Member of the GMC, sitting on their Fitness to practice panels.


 


 

Dr Emma Cole (f)

Dr Emma Cole

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Dr Philip Basanquet (m)

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GP TRAINING

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, Paterson 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

Dr Saunders Rebecca (f)

Dr R SaundersDr Rebecca Saunders (ST3). 


 


Dr Rebecca Saunders, who has recently returned from maternity leave, will be mentored by Dr Patrick and will be with us until September 2018.

Dr Dominique Faulkner (f)

Dr Faulkner (F2) will be with us 4 months and will be mentored by Dr Louise Paterson.

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