Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.
By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.
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MB ChB, Bristol 1986
I have been working at Lodgeside surgery since 1992. I enjoy all aspects of general practice. I am able to understand French and German if necessary for patients who have difficulty with English. Outside of work I enjoy hill walking and skiing.
Dr Philippa (Pippa) Stables (f)
MB ChB DCH MRCGP, Bristol 1988
I have been a GP since 1992, with an interest in teaching and training. I love the variety of general practice and am happy to see any problems- no, really I am! I have (too many) children, so I understand how families work and i enjoy seeing children. My hobbies are riding, gardening, camping and generally being out of doors.
MB BCh BAO DCH DRCOG MRCGP, Cork 1987
Dr Mags O'Donovan graduated from University College Cork in 1987 and initially worked in London in paediatrics. She trained as a GP after moving to Bristol in 1999 and joined Lodgeside Surgery in 2003. She spends her free time with her family in Bristol and her extended family in the South West of Ireland.
MB ChB (Bristol 2004) MRCGP
MA (Oxon) BMBCh (Oxford 2004) MRCGP
Dr Wainwright joined the practice as Dr Gray, changing her name on marriage in April 2013. She became a GP partner in December 2012, having worked here as a GP for the 6 months prior. Before joining the practice she held GP posts in the Bath area. Her specialist areas are Medical education and psychiatry.
MD DCH DRCOG DFFP MRCGP, Russia 1996
As a medical student I was fascinated by the diversity and breadth of General Practice. I have travelled widely, have an international background and I am multilingual, being fluent in Tamil, Singhala and Russian. Though I enjoy the variety and challenges that General Practice offers, I have special interests in Gynaecology , Sexual Health, Paediatrics and Contraception (I offer contraceptive implants & coils). I love music, especially Indian Classical music and have performed in many cultural musical programmes. I have also learnt & performed Bharatanatyam which is a form of South Indian classical dance. My other interests are Interior design/ decor, gardening and playing with our little daughter.
BM BS (Nottingham 2005) BM BS BMedSci DCH
Dr Tasker joined the practice as a partner in April 2013, replacing the retiring partner, Dr Wanda Owen. He trained in Nottingham before moving to the South West to complete his hospital rotations. Prior to joining the practice he worked as a GP in both Wiltshire and South Bristol. He particularly enjoys paediatrics and musculoskeletal medicine.
MB ChB (Bristol 2005) MRCGP
Dr Lyon joined the practice as a partner in July 2017, replacing Dr Michael Armstrong. Before joining the practice he worked as a GP Partner in Portishead.
MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP, Bristol 1991
Qualified from Birmingham University in 2005, Degree - MBChB; obtained MRCP in 2009 and MRCGP in March 2015. In my spare time I am renovating my new home!
MB BS (London 1990) MRCGP DRCOG
Dr Parry joined the practice in 2002. Her clinical interests are in women’s health, palliative care, paediatrics and mental health.
MB BS (London 1999) DRCOG
Dr Pereira joined the practice in 2004. Her clinical interests are in mental health, gynaecology and adolescent medicine.
BMBS (London 2008) MRCGP
Dr Pope joined the practice in February 2015 on a fixed term contract.
MBChB (Hons), MRCGP, DFSRH.
I qualified from the University of Bristol in 2006. I really enjoy the variety that general practice brings. I have particular interests in Womens Health and care of the elderly. I have 2 children so now have a good understanding of the challenges (and joys) of family life! My hobbies include running, tennis and dancing.
MB ChB (Sheffield 2003) MRCGP DRCOG DFSRHC
Dr Sykes joined the practice as a salaried doctor in 2011 after working here initially on a fixed term contract for six months.
MPharm, PgDip, MRPharmS, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
I qualified as a pharmacist in 2011 and have spent the past 5 years as a hospital pharmacist where I completed a postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy. I am new to general practice and have joined as part of an NHS England incentive to introduce more clinical pharmacists into general practice. As a clinical pharmacist I want to make sure people are getting the most benefit from their medicines so will run clinics to review medication and will be more than happy to answer any queries relating to medicines.
I am married with two small children and in my spare time I enjoy mountaineering, cycling and playing golf.
Emma joined St George Health Centre in 2006 as a Practice Pharmacist. She graduated from Brighton University in 2001. Before joining the practice, Emma was a group manager for a large community pharmacy chain. She works part time for the practice, spending the rest of her working week at the University of the West of England as a senior lecturer on the non-medical prescribing course.
Samantha joined Fireclay Health in April 2018
Practice Manager (St George)
Sue started work at St George Health Centre in April 2006. She comes from an educational background and has a wide variety of business and management skills. Sue leads the management functions of the practice and is closely involved with all decision making processes. It is her responsibility to ensure the practice runs smoothly every day and effectively meets the needs of our patients.
Practice Manager (Lodgeside)
Eleanor started work at St George Health Centre in November 2010 and works part-time. She supports the IT and Data functions of the practice.
Alex started work at St George Health Centre in November 2005. After progressing through a variety of roles, she now works part-time as Operations Manager to manage the reception and admin teams, ensuring practice processes work effectively.
Medical Admin Support staff have duties including scanning and filing electronic documents to the patient record. Medical Administrators summarise and code clinical information into the patient record. As well as continuously updating clinical information from sources such as hospitals and other professionals, the admin team run a system of recalls to invite patients to attend for health checks, such as Annual Long Term Conditions reviews.
The practice Medical Secretarial team are responsible for preparing and sending all referrals, processing correspondence, reports and other documents. They also receive and process all correspondence from Insurance Companies, Solicitors and organise HGV medicals.
The reception service is provided by a large team of mostly part-time receptionists who man the front desk and switchboard at each site during practice opening hours. A receptionist's job is multi-skilled and varied and entails far more than simply booking appointments and answering phones. They aim to ensure that all patients' and visitors' needs are met.
Community Nursing Team Tel: 0117 377 3356
The community nursing team for our locality are based at Fishponds. Community Nurses provide nursing care to housebound patients. Usually patients are referred to the Community Nursing Team by the Doctor, Practice Nurse or Treatment Room. Please contact them directly with any queries rather than contacting the practice - this phone number is for patients or carers to ring for support or to self-refer.
Midwifery Team Tel: 0117 414 5160
The midwife team is based at Cossham Hospital, providing antenatal and postnatal care. Please contact them directly with any queries, using the phone number above, rather than contacting the practice. For new pregnancies, call the booking number on 0117 414 6743
Health Visitor Team Tel: St George 0117 961 0881 Lodgeside 0117 961 1532
Health Visitors offer advice on child care & development and support to families with babies from 14 days old (after discharge from midwifery care) until children commence school.
Chiropody Service Tel: 0117 919 0275
The chiropodist can help with all foot problems in patients of any age. The booking office, based at Knowle, is available 8.30am-12.30pm. For more information see Bristol Community Health Podiatry Services
Information on any vacancies will be posted here
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