|Dr Christopher Strang (m)|
MB BS, 1981; D. Obst, RCOG 1986; MRCGP, 1985 Dr Strang was born in Northumberland, educated at Shrewsbury School and qualified in 1981 at the Royal Free Hospital of Medicine in London, spending three months in outback Australia working with the Flying Doctor service. Following House jobs in London, he worked in Cornwall for 18 months on a Medical Registrar rotation, subsequently deciding upon a career in General Practice. He trained under the Windsor Vocational Training Scheme for three years which included a nine month sabbatical, working as a Medical Officer for Save the Children Fund in Southern Sudan at the time of the Ethiopian Famine in 1985. He has been a Partner in Mortimer since 1987 and was appointed a Trainer for General Practice in 1993 supervised the training of Registrars in the Practice until a few years ago. He has led Clinical Trial Research in the Practice since 2000, undertaking a number of trials in a variety of therapeutic areas. In his free time is rumoured to play the occasional game of golf! He is married to Fiona, a senior marketing executive and has two teenage children, Emily and Sophie. Although Christopher has a wide range of interests within family medicine, including the research topics that have been undertaken, he has special interest in Dermatology, Migraine and Terminal Care.
|Dr Gillian French (f)|
BMBS, 1990; MRCGP, 1991 Gill qualified in 1991 from Nottingham University. During her Undergraduate Studies she did an elective in Psychiatry at Toronto which included some child psychiatry. She did her GP training in Bristol with hospital experience in ENT, Paediatric, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Psychiatry. She joined the Practice in 1994, working initially full time and then after the birth of her first child becoming a job sharing Partner with Dr Miller in 1997. Gill's special interests are Gynaecology and Family Planning including coil fitting. Gill is an approved trainer for the Wessex Deanery and supervises registrar and other training doctor placements at the surgery. Gill lives locally with her husband, a Chartered Chemical Engineer and has two daughters.
|Dr Iain Rock (m)|
MB ChB 1991; D. Obst, RCOG 1995; MRCGP, 1997 Dr Rock was born in Stourbridge in the West Midlands and educated at Old Swinford Hospital. He qualified in 1991 from the University of Birmingham Medical School. Following two years in Hospital Medicine he decided on a career in General Practice. He travelled to Queensland Australia, where he worked for year in a variety of different positions including being a General Practitioner in the Outback. Following his year in Australia he took four months out to tour Australia, America and New Zealand. On returning to England he continued his hospital training at Stoke Mandeville Hospital before moving to North Somerset for his Registrar year. He has been a Partner at Mortimer Surgery since 1997. He has a wide interest in family medicine but has a special interest and skills in sports, musculo-skeletal medicine and rheumatology. He also greatly enjoys minor operations and dermatology. He is an enthusiatic supporter of Rugby Union and Cricket and is a keen golfer. He has recently taken up shooting and enjoys walking with his wife and two dogs. He is married to Clare who is a part-time G.P. in the neighbouring village of Pangbourne; they have three children.
|Dr Nicholas Bradshaw (m)|
BSC, 1992; MBBS 1993; MRCGP, 1999 Nick was educated in Lincolnshire and Kent before training at St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1993 - 1997. During this time he also undertook a degree in History of Medicine which sparked a continuing interest in this area. After graduating Nick gained experience working in different areas as diverse as forensic psychiatry and intensive care before settling on a career in general practice. He underwent vocational training in Tunbridge Wells from 1997 - 1999, gaining membership of the RCGP later that year. He joined the Mortimer Practice in May 2000. His interests in Medicine include Chronic Disease Management, Evidence Based Medicine and Paediatrics. He is a trainer for the Oxford Deanery, regularly supervising registrar and other trainees during their placements with the surgery. Outside medicine, while not decorating his house, he is married to Rita who is also a GP; they have two children. Together they hope to continue a passion for travel, he is also a keen golfer, so this harmony is under threat!
|Dr Clare Barnett (f)|
MBBS 1998, BSc, MRCPCH 2001, MRCGP 2005, DFSRH 2012
Clare graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1998, during her studies she undertook and elective in Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa which involved working in a small rural hospital deep in the South African bush. During this time Clare gained experience in all aspects of general medicine, surgery and paediatrics in an isolated location. Whilst at medical school Clare also gained an intercollegiate BSc in molecular science.
Clare trained initially in paediatrics at Kings College London and gained membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2001. She then decided to pursue a career in General Practice and undertook her training in Worthing, West Sussex.
Clare joined the Practice in August 2009. She continues to have a special interest in Paediatrics.
She lives in Burghfield with her husband and 2 sons.
|Dr Matthew Degnan (m)|
BSc MSc PGCE MBBS MRCGP
Matthew joined the practice on 4 January 2011. He was brought up in Dulwich and is the youngest of four children.
Prior to entering medical school he pursued a career in teaching. Qualifying from Kingston University with a Bachelors in Biomedical Science and then a Masters in Medical Biochemistry. He went on to teach Biology at a school in London before taking the giant step to go back to being the student rather than the teacher to take his Medical qualifications.
He qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2005, and completed his General practice Training in Chertsey in 2010.
He is a sports enthusiast playing tennis well and golf badly. His other interests include ballroom dancing.
Matthew lives in Shinfield with his fiancee Jennifer.
|Dr Anna Pitt (f)|
Dr Anna Pitt joins us on 29 November 2012.
|Dr Tayyaba Akhtar (f)|
Dr. Akhtar started at the surgery in August and will be with us until the end of July 2013. She is our registrar from the Oxford Deanery.
|Dr Victoria Freire (f)|
Dr Freire joined us in February 2013 for a 6 month training placement.