DR DAVID THOMAS
MBBS DRCOG MRCGP (qualified London 1990)
Dr Thomas has worked at Spa Medical Centre since 1997 and is the Senior Partner here at Spa Medical Centre. He is 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 CLAIRE RIGBY
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 all day Tuesday and Wednesday and alternative Mondays.
DR FIONA ARMSTRONG
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 all day Monday and Tuesdays and Wednesday.
DR ADRIAN CURTIS
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 all day Monday and Tuesday and Thursday morning.
DR ROLAND TEARE
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 performs minor skin surgery at Spa and also has a masters degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine and was the club doctor for Swindon Town Football Club until 2018. He now works in the Sports Injuries clinic at the RUH and with Bath Rugby, as well as teaching at the University of Bath. He is married with three young daughters and when they give permission he competes locally in road running and less successfully on the golf course. Works all day Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and Friday mornings.
DR AMY GATELY
MBCHB, MRCGP, DRCOG
Dr Gately grew up in the Wirral, attending university in Liverpool. Further core medical training was then undertaken in London. She then went on to spend a number of years as a haematology registrar in Bristol before becoming a GP. She became a Partner on the 1st of April 2021 Dr Gately is married with a dalmatian and enjoys time outside work by running and cycling. She works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
DR ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON
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 all day Friday, with a shorter day on a Thursday.
DR JENNY MILLARD
MBCHB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Millard joined the Spa Team on 6th February 2019. Dr Millard initially trained at Bristol Medical School. As well as her interest in General Practice, she has an interest in teaching undergraduates. She has recently returned from working in Australia Dr Millard likes netball and running. Works alternate Tuesdays and Wednesday and all day Thursday and Fridays.
DR BEN WHITE
MB BChir MA MRCGP DRCOG GDip AFHEA (qualified Cambridge 2013)
Dr White grew up in Wiltshire and trained in Cambridgeshire and Sussex before completing training as a GP in London. He has practiced as a GP in Merseyside for several years before his recent move to the practice in 2022. He has particular interest in teaching, minor surgery and practice development. Dr White is married, and he enjoys hiking and climbing. Works all day Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.
DR JAMES SMITH
MBChB MRCS MRCGP (2018)
Dr Smith grew up in Devon before attending Sheffield Medical School. He has a keen interest in orthopaedics and gastroenterology/colorectal. He is married with 2 children, enjoys rock climbing, surfing, cooking, rugby, cricket and anything outdoors. Works all day Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Our Locum Doctors
Gaynor is responsible for the general day-to-day running of the practice. Her role is extremely broad, covering the overall general management of the practice. This includes practice development, human resource management, communication and training, health & safety and financial control to name just a few areas of responsibility! Her wealth of knowledge and experience enables her to support our clinicians in delivering first class healthcare. Gaynor is supported by a strong and efficient administrative team.
Deputy Practice Manager
Tracey assists Gaynor in the operational management of the practice. She is also responsible for Information Governance, holding the position of Caldicott Guardian alongside a GP Partner. Additionally, Tracey is responsible for IT and complaints and also manages the Administration and Secretarial Teams.
Alison is responsible for the smooth running of the reception team, from recruitment and training, through to day to day supervision and support. Alison is passionate about providing excellent patient care and works hard with the team to maintain a great experience for everyone who contacts the team.
Surgical Services Manager
Helen’s role is to ensure the surgical unit is running efficiently and smoothly, this includes recruitment and training of staff. Helen works closely with the Lead Clinical Nurse Wendy to ensure patient safety during their time at the practice. She is also involved with supporting the GMS management team.
Clinical Nurse Lead
Jo is an experienced nurse lead practitioner who has 25 years, experience working within community and primary care. Jo has a special interest in working with mothers and babies, respiratory health and minor illness. She is a non–medical prescriber.
Surgical Services Clinical Nurse Lead
Wendy has extensive experience in surgical care. She is responsible for ensuring our theatres run efficiently and smoothly with an emphasis on the needs of our patients. Wendy and her team strive to provide quality, patient focused care at all times.