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Doctors and Staff

The doctors operate a partnership.

Dr Ewart Lewis



St Mary's Hospital 1981

Dr Robin Blenkarn



St Mary's Hospital 1988

Dr Alistair Smith



Oxford 1994

Dr David Kempson



Bristol 1989

The practice also employs four salaried GPs

Dr Sarah Atherton



Nottingham 1989

Dr Samantha Boden



Royal Free Hospital University of London 1991

Dr Katja Baczko


State examination in Medicine

Heidelberg University 2007

Dr Bethan George



Manchester University 2012

The Business Manager

Stuart Sedgwick-Taylor joined the practice in August 2018 and is responsible for the financial management and operating efficiency of the practice. He can be contacted by email at:

Practice Manager

Our practice manager, Jenny Vallely, is responsible for the day-to-day smooth running of the practice. If there are any non-medical aspects of your care or our service that you would like to discuss, please contact her on 01453 764222.


We have three secretaries who are responsible for processing all hospital referral letters and the administration of insurance company medical reports, DSS, County Council reports, etc. If you have any queries regarding these matters, please telephone reception.


The reception staff are here to help you and are your first point of contact with the rest of the health care team. They have a busy role dealing with telephone calls, face to face enquiries and other requests. We ask you to bear this in mind when you are waiting to be attended to at the desk or on the telephone. Any information that you give to the reception staff will always be treated in the strictest confidence as they are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses.

Practice Nurses

Our team of practice nurses run our treatment room. They are highly experienced who work closely with the doctors and are trained to carry out an extensive range of procedures and tests.

Health Care Assistants

Our health care assistants support the practice nurses in the running of the treatment room and carry out dressings, blood pressure checks, take blood samples and assist the doctors in minor surgery. They are available, by appointment, Monday to Friday.

District Nurses

The District Nursing team attached to the practice provide home nursing services to patients who are housebound. They are Registered General Nurses with an added year of specialised training in community nursing. Each patient's needs are assessed and their care/treatment is planned accordingly. You may contact the team by telephoning 01453 764494, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Health Visitors

The Health Visitors are based at Stroud Maternity Hospital. They are Registered General Nurses with an added year of specialised training in family health and they are concerned with the promotion of health, particularly for the under fives and their families but also the wider community. They are involved in our child health-screening programme. A nursery nurse completes the team and she carries out development checks and supports the health visitors. All can be contacted, Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm, on 01453 562148.

Community Midwives

Our midwives share with your Doctor both your antenatal and postnatal care. They are there to help expectant mothers with all aspects of health care during pregnancy and to look after mother and baby in the early postnatal period. The midwives are available by appointment; please enquire at reception.

Patient Confidentiality

We provide a confidential service to all our patients, including those under 16 years of age. You can be sure that anything you discuss with any member of the team (medical and administrative staff) will stay confidential no matter how old you are.


GP Registrars

As a training practice we often have a GP Registrar working with us. He/she will be a fully qualified doctor who is undertaking final experience before becoming a General Practitioner.

Trainee Health Care Professionals

Occasionally we have medical students or student nurses who sit in with the Doctor. You will be informed if this occurs; if you would prefer them not to be present please let the receptionist know.


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