Dr Sharon Gillings
BMedSci MBBS MRCP MRCGP
Qualified from The London Hospital Medical College in 1995 and joined St James’s Surgery in 2002. She has special interests in diabetes, cardiovascular medicine and child health.
Dr Patrick Eavis
M.B.B.S. (Lond), M.R.C.G.P., Diploma Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Diploma Faculty of Family Planning. Qualified London 1994.
Patrick joined the practice in 1998 and worked concurrently for fifteen years in Oncology at the RUH (with a particular interest in Breast Cancer). Patrick is a Clinical Champion for the National Institute for Health, and Research Lead for Clinical Trials in the practice as well as having interests in Dermatology and minor ops. Patrick is also trained to insert contraceptive implants.
Dr Ian Orpen
MB ChB Cape Town 1982 MRCGP DCH DGM.
Dr Orpen has been a partner at St James’s since 1991 and was a GP trainer for 12 years. He was also a GP specialist in Orthopaedics at the RUH for 15 years.
Dr Amanda Combe
M.B., Ch.B.(Sheff), M.R.C.G.P., Diploma Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Diploma Faculty of Family Planning. Qualified Sheffield 1993.
Amanda completed her GP training in Brighton before moving to Bath to become a partner here at the Practice in 1998.
Amanda has special interests in Gynaecology, Contraception and Sexual Health, and is also the partner responsible for personnel.
Dr Tim Johnson
M.B., Ch.B, M.R.C.G.P, Diploma Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Qualified Birmingham 1990.
Tim worked in London whilst training as a GP, before joining the practice in 2000.
Dr Kate Rees
MBChB Bsc MRCGP graduated in 2000 at Edinburgh University.
Dr Rees joined surgery in 2005 and works part time. She has special interests in Family Planning, Women’s health and Dermatology.
Dr Arun Gadhok
Dr Arun Gadhok (MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP) trained in Oxford and London, qualifying in 1999. He worked as a hospital doctor at the RUH in Bath before returning to London qualifying as a GP in 2007. He was a GP partner in Brixton, London for several years before relocating to Bath in 2015. He is a GP trainer and also works part-time as a clinical advisor to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. He lives in Bath with his wife and three young children. He keeps fit by running and endeavours to complete the Bath Half each year.
Dr Boo McConnell
MBChB MRCGP Qualified at Liverpool University in 1983.
Dr McConnell has been a partner in the surgery for 9 years. She has lots of experience in various hospital roles and many years in a General Practice in Bath and Northern Ireland. Special interests are asthma, mental health and contraception.
Dr Jonathan B Hamling
BSc (Lond.), M.B.B.S.(Lond.), M.R.C.G.P., Diploma Faculty of Family Planning, Qualified London 1987.
Jonathan worked for several years in Oxford, before joining the Practice in 1998. Jonathan has special interests in Child Health, Dermatology and Mental Health.
Dr Claire Quiggin
MB BS London 1995 DRCOG DFFP FRCGP
Claire qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1995, and worked in a busy London practice for 15 years. Having grown up in Bath she returned in 2014, and joined Oldfield Surgery in early 2015. Claire has special interest in women and children’s health issues, including family planning services and child protection. She is also a GP Trainer with a keen interest in medical education.
Dr Tom Riddington
M.B.B.S. (Lond), M.R.C.G.P. Diploma of Legal Medicine. Qualified London 2011.
Tom completed his GP training in Dorset before moving to Bath in 2016. As a hospital doctor he worked in paediatrics and psychiatry, and as a GP continues these interests in Child Health and Mental Health.
Dr Anna Gregorowski
M.B.B.S. (Lond), M.R.C.G.P. Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. Diploma of Child Health. Qualified London 2004.
Anna started her medical career in paediatrics and then decided to follow her father’s footsteps and become a GP. She completed her GP training in Poole, Dorset. She has a special interest in child health and family planning.
Dr Louise Leach
Dr Leach qualified at King’s College, London in 1983. She ran a successful small city centre practice in Bath for 25 years which merged with St James’s in 2016 and she now work part time.
She has an interest in rheumatology and I am the Named GP for Adult Safeguarding at BANES CCG.
Dr Helen Forshaw
Dr Forshaw qualified at University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1995
She has an interest in palliative care
Dr Jan Tasker
Dr Kasia Mill
Dr Hayley Penhale
Dr Mark Bligh and Dr Andrew Kaye will be helping us with the Urgent Clinic over the winter period.
Dr Sophie Poore
Dr Matthew Hartley
Dr Emily Stinton
Dr Eleanor Fenlon
General Practitioner Training Scheme
The practices are involved in the general practice training scheme. Under this scheme, postgraduate doctors with at least two years’ hospital experience will spend up to a year with the practices developing the skills required for general practice.
Also some of the hospital doctors spend time with us under close supervision as part of their training. Video consultations are used as a training exercise only with full consent of the patient involved.
We really appreciate our patients co-operation with training the doctors of the future.
We also sometimes have medical students who spend time with us in the surgery observing GP work. As trainee doctors, the students are bound by the same confidentiality rules as all members of the Health Care team.