- Dr Bridget Nicolson – Female, MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP
I qualified as a doctor from Bristol University in 1987 and started as a Partner at Leckhampton in 1992. Over the years I have developed an interest in all aspects of women’s health. We are a keen training practice and I am one of the trainers for junior doctors (Registrars). I will sometimes have someone sitting in with me during the consultation, or be observing whilst the Registrar does the consultation. I have now stepped down from the role of Senior partner (in 2020) but continue to work part-time including the provision of contraceptive services.
- Dr Jim Pascoe-Watson – Male, MB CHB MRCGP DRCOG
I qualified from Bristol University in 1987 and have been with the practice since 1993. I enjoy all aspects of general practice but with a particular interest in ear, nose and throat problems, and care of the elderly. I have been a trainer for GP Registrars since 1997 and find the educational aspect of General Practice & the depth of talent in our newly trained doctors stimulating & refreshing. I have recently taken up a new role as GP Provider Lead for Cheltenham, which involves being on various boards to ensure that the numerous changes in the NHS are for the benefit of our patients and for Primary Care as a whole. Whilst this is an important role it unfortunately means I am less available for face to face appointments at the surgery and have reluctantly had to reduce my list size. Away from the surgery, I am a Crowd Doctor at Cheltenham Racecourse and occasionally at Cheltenham Town Football Club and Gloucester Rugby, this fits in with my love of sport: I enjoy golf and skiing and watching football and rugby. I am married with two grown up children and a border terrier.
- Dr Ann-Marie Cox – Female, MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG
I trained at Bristol University and qualified in 1991 and have been a partner since 1996. I enjoy being part of a team that works hard to provide high quality care for patients. I am married to Richard and have 2 school age children. I enjoy singing/mountain walking/church life and time with my family. I am happy to see young and old, but am particularly interested in gynaecology, family planning and cancer/palliative care. I am one of 2 coil fitters in the practice. I also oversee our on-call rotas and surgery appointment provision as well as providing oversight for our medical software.
- Dr Olivia Munn – Female,MB CHB MRCGP DCH DFPP
Having trained at Birmingham University, qualifying in 1997, I joined as a partner at Leckhampton Surgery in 2003. I live locally with my husband and two teenagers. Although part of the fun of general practice is dealing with everything I am particularly interested in Long Term Conditions such as Hypertension and Diabetes. I have trained to use a dermatoscope so am confident looking at all moles and skin lesions. I have a passion for lifestyle medicine, wellbeing and family health. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, walking in the Cotswolds, cooking, entertaining, yoga and fitness (I am even a trained yoga teacher)
- Dr Elissa Goodrum – Female, MBBS MRCGP
I qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1987. I started working at Leckhampton in 2000 and became a partner in 2009. I am married to a local doctor and have three children. I have a special interest in pain management including acupuncture. I care for patients in a local intermediate care centre in their transition from hospital to home, and am responsible for the care of patients in a local nursing home. I initiated the Leckhampton patient participation group which provides beneficial feedback to our surgery.
- Dr Nick Hall – Male, BSc MBBS DRCOG
I qualified from University College London in 2007. After further training in Salisbury and Gloucester hospitals followed by General practice training I worked in several Gloucestershire practices as a GP locum before taking up a partnership with the Leckhampton Surgery in 2012. I enjoy the challenges of family life with young children and play squash badly on a regular basis. My medical interests include ENT, minor surgical procedures and headache. As a partner I have responsibilities for the management of mental health, epilepsy, infection control and I am the practice prescribing lead.
- Dr Iona Hay – Female,MA (Cantab) MBBS MRCGP(2013) DRCOG DFSRH
I qualified from Kings College London in 2008 and have been working in Gloucestershire ever since. I completed my final year of General Practice training at Leckhampton Surgery and later became a partner in 2014. I am delighted to be working permanently in a practice which so evidently strives to provide excellent care for patients. I live in Cheltenham and in my spare time enjoy participating in church life and running a local Girl Guide group. I enjoy the variety and surprise of General Practice and I am particularly interested in respiratory medicine. I also train GP Registrars at the practice and enjoy the educational side that this brings.
- Dr Ben Lees – Male,MB BChir MA Hons (cantab) DCH MRCGP
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2008 then spent time pursuing interests in paediatric medicine at the Starship Childrens Hospital in New Zealand. I returned in 2012 to undertake training as a GP in Gloucestershire before joining the surgery in 2015. I also enjoy additional roles as a GP to a local elderly care home and working in the local emergency departments
- Dr Richard Hiskens – Male, BSc MSc PhD MBChB MRCGP (2014)
I qualified in 2009 from Warwick University having initially trained as a Cell Biologist. I completed further training in hospital medicine in the West Midlands before undertaking General Practice roles in Bidford on Avon and Evesham. My areas of particular medical interest are cancer and palliative care, along with clinical research. I live in nearby village with my partner and our two children and my interests outside of medicine involve several sports, especially rugby and football.