The practice operates a shared practice list although all patients are free to see their doctor of choice. Sometimes we might recommend a particular doctor because of their specific special interests.
Dr Kirkwood studied at Southampton University, graduating in 1987. She has special interests in diabetes and medical education. She trains Foundation Year doctors and Registrars during their general practice jobs. She has interests in children’s and women’s health and contraception.
Dr Baverstock studied at Manchester University, qualifying in 1993, before settling on the sunny South Coast. She has particular interests in mental health.
Dr Michael Twitchen LDS RCS, BDS, LMSSA, MBBS, FFD RCSI, DFFP
Dr Twitchen qualified 2000. In the past, he has worked as an emergency doctor for a company specialising in rescue and evacuation from tunnels, caves and industrial complexes. Dr Twitchen has worked as a lecturer and has experience in clinical education. He has an interest in minor operations.
Dr Stephen studied at Imperial College in London, qualifying in 2005. She has a particular interest in women’s health and family Planning. She runs the minor surgery clinics and the women’s clinic alongside Dr Kirkwood.
Dr Joseph Monnery MBbCH
Studied at Cardiff University. Qualified 2011. Interest in sexual health.
Chrissi and Mike are experienced paramedics who see patients who need urgent visits and cannot come to the surgery. They also offer a surgery each afternoon. Chrissi is the point of contact for carers in the surgery.
Assistant Practice Manager
Debra Greenslade, Louise West and Sara Hibburd
Health Care Assistants
Beverly Hyde, Carmen Clifford
The Health Visitor is in contact with all of our families who have children under 5. She can be contacted via her own telephone number – 01243 642884. Messages can be left on this number.
The practice is approved for GP and medical student training. Each year a fully qualified doctor with experience in hospital medicine may work with the practice as part of their preparation to become general practitioners. They share all aspects of patient care and the partners welcome their contribution to the team.
As part of the approval process, the practice is regularly inspected. This involves looking at medical records – only doctors approved for this purpose will be authorised to look at patient records and they will respect their confidentiality. If you do not want your details to be available, please inform the practice of your wishes. Sometimes the doctor may need to video their consultations and in such cases, the patient’s permission will always be requested beforehand.