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  • Dr Mitchell is taking a short Sabbatical from the 20th January until 31st March 2018.  Dr Ronan O'Connell will be assisting us whilst she is away.

  • Our Patient Group met again on 20th November.  Please click here to see the minutes of our recent Patient Group meeting.

  • Thinking of going abroad? Please see our Advice for Travellers available here.

  • Click here to find out how you can 'Treat Yourself Better'.

  • Visit this website for advice on what's 'normal' and when to seek advice from a health professional

  • Online services - if you register online to book an appointment, you will only be able to book one appointment.  Please visit the practice with photo ID and we will ensure you are fully registered for the online services.

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Named Accountable GP

Every patient registered at the practice has a named GP who is responsible for the patient's overall care. However, this does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.

At the time of registration you will be / will have been allocated a GP. If you have a preference for who you would like to be registered with, we will make every effort to accommodate you.

If you are already registered with the practice you will already have a named GP. Should you wish to be informed or reminded of your named GP please do not hesitate to contact us. If you wish to change to another GP please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your preference.

Specialist Nurses

Sister Alison Wilkinson

Alison has been at Gloucester Road Medical Centre for nearly 30 years (starting in 1988). She has developed herself with support from the Doctors and practice and now leads the nursing team.  Alison specialises in diabetes, particularly Type 1 diabetes and more complex Type 2 diabetes.  Her other roles include being part of the nurse urgent care system, assisting both with telephone calls & urgent care appointments. Alison’s other clinical speciality is contraception and sexual health. She fits contraceptive implants. 

Alison is a keen cycler but has recently acquired an e-bike, great for the hills! She has also done pilates for many years which she highly recommends.


Sister Helen Russell - Practice Nurse

Helen Russell, Senior Nurse in the Treatment Room.  Helen is a very experienced practice nurse and has been at Gloucester Road Medical Centre for 13 years.  She is the lead respiratory nurse and also the lead nurse/mentor for the student nurses we have placed with us for 2-3 months several times a year.  Helen is also the lead nurse for childhood immunisations. She also performs cervical smears.

Helen is an avid knitter and sings with the Gasworks Community Choir in her spare time.


Sister Amy Virdi - Practice Nurse and Prescriber

Amy started her nursing career at Gloucester Road Medical Centre 6 years ago following a placement at the surgery as a student nurse. Currently working towards her MSc in Advanced Practice, she undertakes all aspects of treatment room, working towards specialisms within both respiratory and urgent care.

As a mum to 3 children, her home life is very busy. When she is not on the side-lines of a rugby/football pitch she enjoys running and can often been seen gallivanting around the local area with her running group.


Sister Louise Webb - Practice Nurse

Louise joined the practice in June 2014, and combines treatment room duties with long term condition management.  Previously Louise has worked with vulnerable adults as a clinical nurse in Bristol Homeless Healthcare tea. Her current professional duties include management of adults with type 2 diabetes, hypertension and she has recently qualified as an independent nurse prescriber.

Louise has two daughters and lives in a semi-rural location and enjoys long walks with her dog in her spare time. She also enjoys cooking and family gatherings.


Sister Sue Richardson - Treatment Room Nurse

Sue joined the practice in June 2017 as a treatment room  nurse.  Her responsibilities include; childhood immunisations, travel clinic , seeing patients with Learning Difficulties for review and health promotion work.  Sue has recently started her training to undertake smears.

Outside of work Sue's three children keep her busy, along with playing tennis and singing in a choir.




Sister Gill Wattam - Practice Nurse

All nurses within the team are very experienced; in addition to routine nursing care, complex dressings, contraception, sexual health screening and cervical smears, the nurses also provide comprehensive care for patients with long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes.

Some of the nursing team also provide support, within our urgent care service, for patients with minor illness; patients requesting a same-day appointment or urgent assistance throughout the day will be offered a telephone call-back by the Urgent Care Doctor or Urgent Care Nurse and will be offered a face-to-face appointment, if needed, following telephone assessment.  

Healthcare Assistants

Sarah Stacey - Healthcare Assistant

Sarah is our senior HCA and joined the practice in 2009 after working in a pharmacy for several years. She performs a range of tasks in the treatment room including ECG’s, NHS health checks, smoking cessation and minor dressings but particularly enjoys being the resident vampire.

Sarah had a midlife crisis a few years ago and decided that it would be a good idea to learn to play the bagpipes

Karen Norman - Healthcare Assistant

Karen is an experienced HCA who joined the practice in 2016 coming from a community background.  Her main duties working in treatment room include taking blood, managing wound care and health promotion.

Outside of work Karen enjoys her foreign holidays and is kept busy looking after her 2 grandchildren.

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, dressings, spirometry (lung function test) and smoking cessation advice. They also carry our NHS health checks (click here for further information). They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.


Miriam Mugford
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