Hi, I am Dr Alison Bolam, the paediatrics and child protection lead at Horfield Health Centre. I have been a GP Partner here for over 20 years, joining in 1998. In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis, open water swimming and relaxing with a good book. As well as working at the Health Centre, I also have a role at the local CCG. The CCG is the organisation in charge of planning and commissioning healthcare services in the local area.
Hello, I am Dr Andrew Cordell. I have been a GP Partner here at Horfield Health Centre since 1998. I work 6 sessions a week and am the Medicines Management Lead for the practice. Traditionally I have trained a lot of new GP’s, but I recently decided to step back from that role. I am an active member of my local church and enjoy long walks in the countryside.
Hello, I am Dr Jane Edge and I have been a GP Partner at HHC since 2014. I am the lead GP for women’s health and for our volunteer group. Did you know Horfield Health Centre is a training practice? I am also a Clinical Supervisor for Foundation Doctors and Medical Students Teaching and am passionate about supporting the next generation of GPs and medical professionals. I like to keep busy when I am not working by cycling, skiing, hill walking and spending time with friends and family.
Hello, I am Dr Tom Pelly and I have been a GP Partner at HHC since 2009. I work part time at the University of Bristol Medical School because I enjoy training new GPs and also take an interest in care for elderly patients and children. I cycle to work every day and also enjoy playing tennis. I have an interest in photography too!
Hi, I am Dr Anna Graham and I graduated from University College London in 1989. I have worked as a GP Partner at Horfield Health Centre since 2004. I act as liaison between the surgery and other services, including the midwives and district nurses and I have also done lots of work on how we manage that high demand for appointments in challenging times. I like to spend my free time travelling, swimming and reading. I am also a trustee of the Jessie May Children’s Hospice at Home charity.
Hello, I am Dr Farida Ahmad and I have been at Horfield Health Centre as a GP Partner since 2016. I am the research lead for the practice and you can find further information on this in the registration booklet or here on the website. I have particular interests in respiratory medicine and women's health, while also being involved in medical education. I enjoy the gym, swimming and the odd game of tennis. I like to eat out and go to the theatre when I can but also happy at home with a good book. All this is when I am not busy running after my 2 small children of course!
Hi, I am Dr Amanda Ramshaw. I am one of the newer GP Partners, joining the team in 2016. I am the GP liaison for the Treatment Room and Urgent Care teams as well as managing the significant event audit meetings we have every 3 months. My family keep me busy back in South Wales where I live but I also enjoy running – I ran the London Marathon in 2018. I also love sailing.
Hi, I am Dr Jacob Lee. I joined Horfield Health Centre as a GP Partner in 2018. My specialist areas are Ear Nose and Throat conditions. I qualified at Southampton University in 2005. In my spare time I enjoy sailing and spending time with my 3 children
Hi, I’m Dr Jane Ghosh. I have worked at Horfield Health Centre since 2003. I studied at Middlesex and University College Hospital, graduating in 1988. I work 4 sessions a week and when I am not working I enjoy gardening, reading and swimming. I live in Bristol with my family.
Hi, I’m Dr Susan Clark and I have worked at the Horfield Health Centre since 2014. I work 4 sessions a week and am the Diabetes lead for the surgery. I am also involved with teaching medical students at Bristol University. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, music and yoga.
Hi, I am Dr Holly Hardy. I do 3 sessions a week at Horfield Health Centre and I joined the team in 2015. I am interested in all areas of General Practice and act as liaison between the GP and Patient Coordinator Teams. I also do work at Severn Deanery overseeing GPs in training and am a nationally elected member of the Royal College of GPs Council. I am kept busy when not at work with 4 teenage children but enjoy travelling and new experiences.
Hi, I am Dr Alex McLaren and I have worked as a GP at Horfield Health Centre since 2016. I am the lead GP at the practice for drug and alcohol misuse patients. I enjoy watching and playing all sorts of different sports but especially football. If you catch me in a good moment, I’ll even admit to being a Torquay United fan!
Hi, I am Dr Liz Lee and I have just retired in May 2020. I was the longest serving partner having worked at Horfield Health Centre as a GP Partner since 1995. My specialist areas include mental health and patients with learning disabilities. I will be occasionally providing locum cover for the practice when needed in the future. I also work within an art partnership called Pharamacopoeia.
Hello, I am Dr David Jewell. I was previously a partner at Horfield Health Centre, and I retired from full time practice in 2016. Since then I come back to the practice as a locum, to cover other doctors when they are away. I also work when the demand is at its greatest, such as over the winter months.
Dr David Jewell is one of our Locum GP's. Our other Locum GP's are Dr Liz Lee, Dr Amanda Wood and Dr Heta Montonen
I am Dr Amanda Wood, I graduated from Manchester University in 1984, and have since worked in the Southwest, initially in Devon, but for the last 20 years in Bristol. For the last 10 years, I have worked as a GP locum supporting practices in North Bristol when extra help is needed. When not working I enjoy cycling in the UK and abroad, hill walking and sailing
Dr Amanda Wood is one of our Locum GP's. Our other Locum GP's are Dr Liz Lee, Dr David Jewell and Dr Heta Montonen
Hi, I am Michael Kemp and I am the joint lead nurse at Horfield Health centre specialising in chronic diseases (eg Diabetes). I qualified in Oxford in 1991 and joined Horfield Health Centre in 2015. My main interests outside work are cycling and watching football
Hi, I am Kayleigh Lenney and I am a qualified nurse. I joined Horfield Health Centre in 2016. I trained at the University of Southampton and did my post graduate degree in 2012 at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. I specialize in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Children's immunisation and wound care. I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling whenever possible. I am also continuing higher education around work to support my professional development.
Hi, I am Kerry Smith and I qualified as a nurse in 2006 at the University of York. I joined Horfield Health Centre in 2018. I specialize in wound care. When not in work I enjoy time with my daughters and going on long walks with my dog
Hi, I am Kate Brimble and I qualified as a nurse in 2000 at University West of England. I have returned to Horfield after a few years. When not working I enjoy running, the gym and spending time with my family.
Hi, I am Claire and I qualified as a nurse from UEA( University of East Anglia) . Since then I have worked on the acute medical unit and secure services. When I'm not at work I enjoy going the gym and long walks.
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Health Care Assistants
The Practice Nurses are assisted by our Health Care Assistants who carry out a wide range of procedures
The Practice Nurses are assisted by our Healthcare Assistants Karen Serjeant, Julie Walker and Sharon Povey who carry out a wide range of procedures such as taking blood samples, blood pressure monitoring, health checks, weight management etc.
I'm Sandra Whitehouse the Clinical Pharmacist. I work Monday to Thursday mornings and have clinics to help patients make the most of their medication. I help make sure the medicines we prescribe for our patients are safe, appropriate and effective. I have worked as a comunity and CCG pharmacist for 15 years before coming to Horfield in May 2018. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, crafting and dancing
Horfield Health Centre has a dedicated and friendly team of Patient Co-ordinators who want to help you. They are ably managed by Sally Kowalski and Kulpna Mistry.
The rest of the team are: Jessca Acreman, Nicola Brimble, Tanya Bullock, Elaine Davis,. Jacky Fudge, Chloe Heavens, Nigel Maggs, Sharon Rogers, Louise Sharpe and Paula Songu
At times the surgery and telephone lines are very busy. Please bear with us as we try and deal with the variety of requests patients make.
The Patient Co-ordinators may ask you for information about your symptoms. That helps them offer you the most appropriate service. All information you give will be handled with sensitivity and confidentiality,
Our experienced medical secretaries (Cheryl, Charlotte, Jennifer and Karen) deal with all your hospital appointment enquiries and referrals. They have a wealth of experience in general practice and ensure that effective communications between doctors, patients and anyone else are maintained.
A lot of our administration work is carried out by staff who also have other roles in the practice. They process the huge amount of incoming documents that allows the medical staff to do their jobs. Our team of Administrators are Carla, Georgia and Dan
processing patient registrations
summerising medical records
scanning and coding all incoming documents
updating medication changes
general administrative tasks
Care Co-ordinator - Bev Williams
Bev's role is varied, but principally involves helping people who have recently come out of hospital. She puts those patients in contact with other resources. Hopefully that avoids the need for them to go back into hospital. She also helps patients to find other community services that might help them.
The Practice Team work to ensure the smooth running of the Health Centre. They sort out all the non-clinical work. This includes looking after the property, sorting out the IT and telecoms equipment, managing our staff team, and maintaining practice finances. The picture needs to be updated to show all the people listed below.
Although their roles are not usually patient facing, they are available at any time to answer questions you may have.