|Our Locum doctors
As a practice, we try to use locum doctors only where absolutely necessary – for instance to allow our GP’s to be involved with major development work outside of the practice for the wider community. We also try to use the same locums wherever possible to assist with continuity of care. They are a much needed and welcome part of our team.
|Dr Rob Matthews (m)|
MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DGM FPA Cert BSc (qualified London 1985)
Dr Matthews is the senior partner. He grew up in South Wales and trained at St Mary's Hospital, London. He trained as a GP in Trowbridge and has worked at Spa Medical Centre since 1991. Dr Matthews is a GP Partner, the Lead GP in delivering an excellent Vasectomy service. He is also involved in practice Based Commissioning. Dr Matthews specialist areas include joint injections, hypertension and orthopaedics.
Married with 2 children, he enjoys sailing, skiing and mountain biking.
Works full time.
|Dr Claire Rigby (f)|
MBBS DRCOG DFFP (qualified London 1991)
Dr Rigby grew up in Wiltshire then moved to London to train at St Bartholomew's Medical college. She joined Spa Medical Centre in 2004 and is a GP Partner and Surgical GP, providing Carpal Tunnel operations at the surgery, as well as routine and acute same day appointments. Dr Rigby has a specialist interest in womens health, family planning and weight management.
She is married with 2 children and enjoys running a small holding and keeping fit.
Works Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
|Dr David Thomas (m)|
MBBS DRCOG MRCGP (qualified London 1990)
Dr Thomas has worked at Spa Medical Centre since 1997 and is a GP Partner, responsible for the provision of general medical services, practice finance and patient complaints.
He is married with 3 children, enjoys music, particularly playing the organ and gardening. He was expelled from Wales as it's worst ever rugby player.
Works Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Fridays.
|Dr Fiona Armstrong (f)|
MBChB, MRCGP (qualified Bristol 1997)
Dr Armstrong was born in Zimbabwe, but spent most of her childhood in Leicestershire. She joined Spa Medical Centre in September 2006 and is a GP Partner and Surgical GP, providing Minor Skin Cancer services alongside routine and acute same day appointments.
Dr Armstrong enjoys running, sailing, gardening and spending time with her family.
Works Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
|Dr Adrian Curtis (m)|
BSc MBBS MCEM MRCGP PGCME (qualified London 2002)
Dr Curtis joined Spa Medical Centre in 2008 as a locum GP before becoming a permanent member of the team. He became a GP Partner in April 2013 and is responsible for the delivery of core general medical services. He has a keen interest in emergency medicine and is a GP Educator, working for the Severn Deanery. Dr Curtis is the Clinical Educational lead for the practice. He enjoys cycling, running, sailing and surfing.
Works Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
|Dr Roland Teare (m)|
MBBS BSc MRCS (Eng) MSc SEM (qualified London 2005) MRCGP
Dr Teare initially trained in surgery in London, Reading and Exeter becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England before coming to Wiltshire to train as a GP. As well as enjoying all of General Practice he has an interest and postgraduate masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine and is also currently the club doctor for Swindon Town Football Club as well as working for Bath Rugby. He is married with two young daughters and when they give permission he competes locally in road and cross country running and less successfully on the golf course.
Works Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and alternate Thursdays.
|Dr Elizabeth Williamson (f)|
MBChB MRCGP (Qualified Leeds 1998)
After qualifying, Dr Williamson worked in hospital roles in Yorkshire before moving to Buckinghamshire where she completed her GP training. Dr Williamson worked at Spa Medical Centre as a locum before joining the team permanently as an Associate GP in 2012. As well as working at Spa, she also works at Warminster Community Hospital and for the local Out of Hours provider. Dr Williamson is married with 2 children and has a keen interest in boats and canals. They also keep chickens and pigs and enjoy growing their own food. Dr Williamson is a recent convert to running and finds it a great stress reliever, along with her other hobbies of Morris Dancing and knitting.
Works Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
|Dr James Pearson (m)|
BMedSci (Hons) BM BS (Hons) MRCGP
Dr Pearson joined Spa Medical Centre in 2015. He trained at the University of Nottingham and has worked in the NHS as well as abroad in New Zealand as a doctor. His interests are joint injections and general medicine as well as paediatrics. Dr Pearson enjoys sports such as squash, football and tennis.
Works Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
|Dr Helen Davidson (f)|
We are delighted to welcome Dr Helen Davidson to the Practice.
Dr Davidson trained at St George's Hospital, University of London, before returning to the work in the South West.
She has joined Spa Medical Centre as a locum GP though we very much hope to work with her on a regular basis. Dr Davidson has an interest in family planning and sexual health.
We are an approved Training practice and will have Registrars working in the practice as part of their training. Registrars are qualified doctors who wish to specialise in General practice.