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The Practice Partners

Dr Wendy Heard
Senior Partner
BM DCH MRCGP DFFP Southampton 1989
GMC No. 3319132
Dr Claire Hombersley MBBS MRCGP St. George's Hospital Medical School 1997
GMC No. 4434245
Dr Katie Evans MBBCh MRCGP Cardiff University 2005
GMC No. 6115241
Dr Mark Law MBBS MRCGP King's College London 2010
GMC No. 7084563
Dr Kiran Qureshi MRCGP October 2016 RCGP London
GMC No. 6048138
Dr Andrew Mcintosh MRCGP 2016 MRCP 2013
GMC No.7015910

Salaried GPs

Dr Sarah Basham MBBS University of London 1988
GMC No. 3353574
Dr Bethany Law MRCGP August 2019
GMC 7083379
Dr Linda Arthur University of Southampton 1991
GMC 3540116

Practice Staff

Practice Manager: Miss Natasha Ritchie

Natasha has worked in all aspects of practice administration and management, obtaining Diplomas in Business Management and Primary Care Health Management in 2009.

Natasha will be pleased to discuss any non-medical problems that you have, and is also happy to receive any suggestions for improving the services offered.

Receptionists & Administration

We employ a number of receptionists, secretaries, information technology and administration staff. Our receptionists are here to help you and they will ask you for further details when you telephone. This is to ensure that we can assist you as speedily and professionally as possible and allow the doctors to decide, in urgent cases, who to see first. They are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses. However, if you do not wish to give your reason for seeing a doctor, simply ask the receptionist to tell the doctor you have “personal reasons”.

Practice Nurses & Healthcare Assistants

Our practice nurses and healthcare assistants each have their own speciality, and they all deal routinely with blood tests, injections and dressings. Some of the speciality clinics available are:

Asthma, Baby Immunisation, Cardiac Care, Diabetic, Family Planning and Foreign Travel.

Community Staff

District nurses and health visitors based at the Health Centre are managed by Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust and any requests or problems relating to services provided by the community team should be addressed to

Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust
11 Shelley Road
Tel: (01305) 368900

Community Midwife

Your community midwife will care for all aspects of pregnancy during the antenatal period and (following your discharge from the maternity unit) postnatally, until you and your child are passed to the care of the health visitors. The midwife holds an antenatal clinic at Swanage Health Centre every Wednesday.

To make initial contact with the midwives please ask at reception for details.

Health Visitors

Your health visitor will remain involved with you and your baby up to school age or older, should you have a need. She will monitor your child’s growth and development and answer any concerns you may have.

Community Physiotherapy

For patients unable to attend the local hospital, help in the form of treatment or equipment can be given at home. Referral is made via your doctor or by other members of the primary health care team.

District Nurses

The community nursing team provides an 'in hours' nursing service to patients and carers of all ages requiring moderate to high levels of care at home. The nurses will provide specialist services for people too incapacitated to attend the health centre. Referral is via the GP or by other members of the primary health care team. Tel: (01929) 422231. Out of hours, ie from 6.00pm to 7.00am weekdays and throughout weekends and bank holidays, telephone 07788 925830.

GP Registrar

There may be a GP registrar in post with us. They are fully qualified doctors who have worked in hospitals for several years but who have chosen general practice as a career and who will be gaining valuable experience by being based in our practice. At all times, they provide the same standard of care as the other doctors in the centre. If we would like to use your consultation for teaching purposes, you will be asked beforehand and you may, of course, decline.

Medical Students

Occasionally there will be a medical student in attendance whilst you are having a consultation with your doctor. However, if you prefer, you can ask your doctor to have the consultation without the student present.

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