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 Lynne Kirkwood BM DCH DRCOG MRCGP
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.
LouiseDr Louise Baverstock MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Baverstock studied at Manchester University, qualifying in 1993, before settling on the sunny South Coast. She has particular interests in mental health.

Additional Doctors

Dr Katherine Stephen MBBS BSc DFSRH MRCGP
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.

Paramedic Practitioner

Chrissi Twitchen
Paramedic Practitioner

Mike Noyce

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.

Support Team

Practice Manager

Joanna Reiss

Assistant Practice Manager

Carolynn Welsh

Practice Secretary

Jacqui Johnson

Practice Nurses

Debra Greenslade, Louise West, Jo Hopkins 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.

Training Practice

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.

Contact Details

Tel: 01243 837980