Appointments: 01749 342863
Urgent calls: 01749 342314

Doctors

Dr Philippa Girling

MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH

GP Partner
Female

Special Interests: Minor Surgery, Women’s Health & Contraception, COPD & Asthma, Prescribing and Medical Education. Usually in the surgery Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Dr Kenneth MacLeay

MBBS, MRCGP

GP Partner
Male

Special Interests: Child Health, Diabetes, Substance Misuse & Addiction, Mental Health and Medical Education. Usually in the surgery Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

Dr Emily Mathews

MBChB, BSc, MRCP, MRCGP

GP Partner
Female

Special Interests: General Medicine, Care of the Elderly, Medical Education. Usually in the surgery  Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Dr Robert Weaver

MBChB, MRCGP

GP Partner
Male

Special Interests: Rheumatology, Osteoarthritis & Joint Injections, Paediatrics and Care of the Elderly, Leadership (Dr Weaver is the Clinical Director of Mendip PCN) Usually in the surgery Tuesday, Thursday and … [continue] Dr Robert Weaver

Nurse practitioners

Lizzy House

Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Female

Lizzy House, our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, is able to see patients and diagnose and prescribe for many conditions including: Unwell children Rashes Fevers Coughs Chest infections, Sore throats Sticky sore and … [continue] Lizzy House

Practice nurses

Jan Richards

Practice nurse

Our Practice Nurses are available by appointment for advice about any health matters, including immunisations and dressings . They carry out blood pressure checks, ECGs, cervical smears, and health checks … [continue] Jan Richards

Perdita Stone

Practice nurse

Our Practice Nurses are available by appointment for advice about any health matters, including immunisations and dressings . They carry out blood pressure checks, ECGs, cervical smears, and health checks … [continue] Perdita Stone

Additional healthcare staff

Jude Bright

Phlebotomist

Please note that blood tests ordered by your doctor are carried out by our Health Care Assistant (who is a trained phlebotomist) in a separate clinic, not by practice nurses, … [continue] Jude Bright

Louise Butler

Phlebotomist

Please note that blood tests ordered by your doctor are carried out by our Health Care Assistant (who is a trained phlebotomist) in a separate clinic, not by practice nurses, so please … [continue] Louise Butler

Bev Cox

Health Care Assistant

Practice manager

Rachel Witcombe

Practice manager

Our Practice Manager is Rachel Witcombe who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the practice. She works full time Monday to Friday. If you have a complaint, criticism, compliment … [continue] Rachel Witcombe

Sarah Hearl

Deputy practice manager

Practice staff

The Health Care Team


We are a very busy surgery taking around 1500 calls and scheduling about 750 appointments each week. In addition there are telephone consultations, home visits, hospital and care home visits as … [continue] The Health Care Team

Reception Staff


Our reception team book appointments with the doctors, nurse practitioners and practice nurses and will do their best to answer any queries that you may have. Sometimes they may have to … [continue] Reception Staff

Administration Team


In addition to our reception team, we also employ an assistant practice manager, a medical secretary and a records clerk. We also have other admin staff who process all the … [continue] Administration Team

Community staff

Community Nurses


Telephone: 0300 323 0024 The district nurses are a branch of the nursing profession offering healthcare services to housebound patients who cannot attend the surgery but need nursing care and … [continue] Community Nurses

Health Visitors


Telephone: 0300 3230118 Health visitors are fully qualified nurses with special training in family health. They offer advice, a home visiting service and hold regular child health development checks.