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All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working Gloucester Road Medical Centre in the last financial year was £62,887 before tax, National Insurance and pension contributions. This is for 1 full time partner, 5 part time partners and 4 salaried GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

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.


Mrs Andrea Ball


BSc (UWE 1995), MPharm (Bath 2005), MRPharmS, IPresc

Andrea qualified as a pharmacist in 2006 following a pre-registration training year in Boots, Bristol and is the Senor Clinical Pharmacist at the practice.  She worked in community pharmacies in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire before joining the practice in 2016 as part of an NHS pilot to introduce more pharmacists into General Practice.  Andrea enjoys the variety General Practice brings, having contact with patients and testing her pharmaceutical knowledge.  She also has 3 children and enjoys canicross, running and walking.

Mrs Rachel Price


Rachel qualified as a pharmacist in 2004 after studying pharmacy at Cardiff university and worked in community pharmacy in North Bristol for many years. Rachel Joined the practice in May 2020 and works jointly with us and Horfield Health Centre. Outside of work Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and going for long walks with her dogs.

Mrs Nicola Jones


B.Pharm (Hons) (Nottingham 1996), MRPharmS

Nicola qualified as a pharmacist in 1997 and has worked as a community pharmacist for many years in Bristol and North Somerset, and also as part of the BRI hospital outpatient warfarin clinic and as a CCG pharmacist working at Horfield Health Centre. Before starting a family, she spent a year travelling in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, during which time she also worked as a pharmacist in Sydney. Nicola joined the practice in May 2020 and works jointly with us and Horfield Health Centre. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and trying to keep active by walking and running.


Community Midwives

Tel: 0117 414 6743

If you are considering becoming pregnant, feel free to contact the midwives for up-to-date health advice.

The midwifery team care for all mothers during pregnancy and after birth, and provide a home birth service. They run antenatal classes which cover all aspects of labour and life with a new baby. There is also a weekly breastfeeding support group.

Booking appointments (first appointments) can be made directly through the midwives or through the GP reception, and follow-up appointments are made with the receptionists.

Community Nurses

Tel: 0117 989 5900

The nursing team aim is to provide skilled, evidence-based nursing care to predominantly housebound patients. The district nurse assesses the health and health related needs of patients and their supportive networks (e.g. their carer), and works together with other members of the primary health care team to provide effective care. The district nurse is also responsible for carrying out any treatment prescribed by your doctor which requires special nursing skills.

Health Visitors

Tel: 0117 950 7000

We have health visitors attached to the practice, who offer health information and support to the whole family. They visit new parents once the midwife has completed her support, and offer advice on maintaining good health, on childcare and behaviour, and on minor illnesses. The health visitors also run a drop-in baby clinic every Thursday afternoon, and a post-natal group on a Friday morning both at Brynland Avenue Church Hall. Other appointments can be made in your own home or at the surgery. Health visitors hand over your child’s health record to the school nurse at school entry.

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