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Patient Notice

During these difficult time the Dispensary will be closed from Friday 20th March between:

2.00 - 3.00pm until further notice.

We are continuing to provide your regular amount of usual medication

Thank you for your ongoing support

Evening and Weekend Appointments Available Now

 You can now access additional Primary Care Services in the evenings and at weekends.

 Improved Access is a Wiltshire-wide initiative where local practices are working together to offer increased availability of services and appointments in the evenings and the weekend. These appointments are available 18:30-20:00 Monday-Friday, and Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.   This collaboration  by  practices  will ensure all patients in Wiltshire  have this option, but this might mean you will be offered an appointment at another practice.

Appointment types will vary - some being face-to-face, some on the phone - and there will be a mixture of bookable and same-day appointments available across the week. We will be offering  appointments with GPs as well as with other healthcare professionals, such as a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant . We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients, while ensuring that the service is safe.


To book such an appointment, contact your local Surgery during normal opening times. A receptionist will explain the process, and ensure the booking is appropriate. You will need to give consent to use this service.

 For more information, please contact your usual GP surgery.


Dr Philippa C Pettit (f)


Dr Pettit graduated from Southampton medical school in 1987.  Having done hospital jobs in and around Bristol, and a year in Australia, she and her husband  settled in Sherston with their 1 year old son Harry in 1993 .  She has been a Partner at the Tolsey Surgery ever sin

Dr Lorna Harris (f)


Lorna graduated from Bristol University Medical School in 1986. She moved to Cirencester to train as a GP and has lived and worked in the area since then.  She joined The Tolsey Surgery in 2002 and became a partner in 2008 following Dr Heathcock’s retirement.

Lorna has a special interest in Diabetes, Women’s health and contraception & child health.

Lorna has lived in the Cirencester area for 24 years with her husband and 2 children.  In her spare time she enjoys playing the cornet in the local brass band, gardening and is involved in Girl Guiding.


Dr Simon Watkins (m)


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 (f)

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.

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