Our Staff

Doctors

Dr Philippa Pettit

BM FRCGP DRCOG

Pip Pettit has been a GP at the Tolsey surgery since 1993. She qualified in Southampton in 1987 and initially pursued a career in obstetrics and gynaecology before settling on General Practice after a spell as a flying Dr in Cairns, Australia. She specialises in dermatology , minor surgery , women’s health and orthopaedics. She lives in Sherston with her husband Jim, and has four children , a journalist, a psychologist , and 2 doctors .

Simon Watkins

MBChB, MRCGP

Simon graduated from The University of Bristol Medical School in 1999. He trained as a GP Registrar at Romney House Surgery in Tetbury. Prior to working at The Tolsey Surgery he was a salaried GP at practices in Gloucestershire. Simon’s childhood ambition was to become a GP. He has special interests in Cardiology, Musculoskeletal medicine and Child Health. He is actively involved in the education of undergraduate medical students at Bristol University. Simon has lived in the local area for eleven years. He is married to another Bristol based GP, and they have two young children. His hobbies include football, rugby, music and drama, and playing with his children.

Dr Lorraine Jeffery

Lorraine trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in London. She was working as a GP in Chippenham for a number of years before leaving to work as a locum, and has now joined our team of doctors. Lorraine has a special interest in the area of Care for the Elderly. Lorraine lives locally with her husband, she has two grown up sons and enjoys horse riding and skiing.

Dr Barbara Salt

MBChB MRCGP DCH DFFP

Barbara graduated from The University of Bristol Medical School in 1999. She has recently become a partner in the Tolsey surgery, having previously been a full-time partner in Caldicot, South Wales for the last 17 years. She has special interests in Women's health & family planning, Child health, the management of substance misuse and diabetes. She lives in South Gloucestershire with her husband, 2 teenagers & 2 dogs.

Nurses

Jo Missiato Brown

Healthcare Assistants

Sally Bishop

Practice Management

Andrew Kolenda

Administration

Lisa Neal

Michele Lacey

Reception

Nicola Hurford

Dispensers

Elaine Littlejohns

Teri Souter

Community Nurses

Community nurses visit the housebound. This generally means the elderly and chronically sick or patients recovering from surgery. They are able to do dressings, take blood, give advice, and take blood pressure readings as well as many other services. The Community nurses work closely with the surgery team. If you feel you need a Community nurse to visit, please contact the surgery.

Counsellors

An NHS counsellor is available at the practice. She works at the surgery on a wednesday lunchtime/early afternoon. She will see patients with a range of issues that may benefit from counselling. Referrals are made through the Medical staff. The doctors are also able to recommend a number of private counsellors and other services.