Emersons Green Medical Centre, Leap Valley Surgery and Abbotswood Surgery
Telephone 0117 9576 470

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Healthcare Team Profiles


Dr Veronica Barry

GP Senior Partner

MBBS BSc(Hons) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP

I have a special interest in Women's Health and regularly insert Coils and Implants. When I am not busy with work then I spent time with my husband and our 2 children looking after our animals (sheep) at home.

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Dr Chris Boelling

GP Partner

MD Munich MRCGP DPCRheumatology DOccMed DRCOG DFFP

I am specializing in in Orthopedic and Rheumatology conditions (muscle and joint pains) and do a huge variety of joint and soft tissue injections. In my free time my main hobby is to drive my children to their hobbies.

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Dr Monica Gallagher

GP Partner

MBChB MRCGP

I am enjoying the whole spectrum of what General Practice can offer. One of my special areas is Women's Health. I am the medication lead in the practice and like spending most of my spare time with my family and our cat.

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Dr Jonathan Evans

GP Partner

MB BS (London 1991), DRCOG (London 1994), MRCGP (London 2000)

Jon has been a partner since 2000. He has an interest in musculoskeletal medicine and is currently the clinical lead for the South Gloucestershire area within the Bristol North Somerset South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group. He is a full time partner who spends the majority of his free time with with his family and enjoys playing and watching a range of sports .

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Dr Jamie Preston

GP Partner

MBBS BSc(Hons) MRCGP 

Dr Preston has a specialist interest in ear nose and throat (ENT) medicine.

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Dr Alice Seymour

Salaried GP

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Dr Harry Minas

Salaried GP

MB, ChB (Thessaloniki Greece 1988), MRCGP (London 1998), MSc (GP) (London 2002), TLHP (Bristol 2004)

Harry joined our practice as a salaried GP in January 2010. He is interested in GP postgraduate education and appraisals, as well as IT, sports and musculoskeletal medicine (joint injections).

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Dr Paulina Pop

Salaried GP

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Nurse Practitioner Services

Our Nurse Practitioner Team offers some prebookable and some same day appointments. They can deal with a range of issues such as minor illnesses and injuries.

Should you need medical advice, please contact reception. The receptionist will ask you the nature of your problem, please do share this with them. The receptionist will then be able to ensure your enquiry is dealt with by the most appropriate person, using guidelines approved by our GPs. Our Nurse Practitioners often have shorter waiting times that our GPs too.

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Nursing Team Services

Our qualified practice nurses deal with a wide range of conditions and health concerns. They carry out a variety of duties such as smears, injections, dressings etc. In addition to general nursing duties our practice nurses provide care for patients with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease and hypertension.

Our health care assistant and phlebotomist are important members of the nursing team who work under the supervision of a qualified nurse. Our phlebotomist takes blood whilst our health care assistant carries out well person checks and can take blood, check blood pressure, test urine, do Electrocardiograms (a heart test normally referred to as ECG) and undertake simple dressings.

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Reception and Patient Services

Our reception and admin staff are here to help you.

Reception

The receptionists have an important role within the surgery team. They are the first point of contact with the practice and their aim is to  direct you to the most appropriate service or appointment to meet your needs. Please help them by giving as much information as you can with regards to the issues you are experiencing.  

As well as answering the telephones, booking appointments and giving out results, the team have a variety of other jobs to support other departments in the practice.

Patient Services

Our Patient Services Team provide a wide range of support to both patients and the clinicians in the practice. They deal with referrals to other organisations such as hospitals and NHS services, as well as dealing with all incoming letters and liaising with insurance companies, solicitors and many other healthcare organisations. They are actively involved in ensuring patients receive an efficient, integrated service between Primary and Secondary Care. Should you have any queries about a hospital referral, please telephone the surgery and ask to speak to the medical secretaries. They are available between 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

Please note that NHS waiting times in secondary care are beyond our control. Should you have any concerns about your wait for an appointment in the community or hospital, you will need to contact the clinic you have been referred to directly.

Some services provided by the practice are not covered by the NHS therefore you will be asked to pay a fee. You will be notified of this fee where relevant.