Dr John Pettit
BM MRCGP (Reg 1988 Southampton) – Male
I was born in Australia of English parents and brought up in South Devon. I graduated from Southampton Medical School and then completed my GP training in Bristol, Poole and Cairns Australia. I became a ¾ time partner here in 1996, with interests in heart disease prevention, Western medical acupuncture, sports medicine and mental health. When I am not in the surgery, I represent North Wiltshire practices on the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (what was the Health Authority), and carry out appraisals for other local GPs. I have four mostly grown up children. Interests include photography, cycling and running.
Dr Jackie Neale
MB ChB DA DRCOG (Reg 1983 Birmingham) – Female
Originally from rural Shropshire, I qualified in 1983 and spent the first 10 years of my career in a variety of hospital based specialities in Birmingham and Shropshire. This gave me a broad base of experience upon which to build as I came into the world of general practice in 1993. I joined this surgery in 1995, and am happily settled here, living in a local village. As a general practitioner I am pleased to see anyone about any kind of medical problem. I do have interests in the subjects of diabetes, addiction issues, mental health, and have been involved with postnatal mother and baby checks for many years. Away from the surgery I have always appreciated being close to nature and the countryside; in contrast I also have a lifelong enthusiasm for motorsport and road/track pursuits.
Dr Anna Le
MBBS FRACGP DRACOG DFFP (Reg 1989 Sydney Australia) – Female
Trained and Qualified in Australia (Sydney) 1989 I worked in hospital medicine before moving to the UK in 1998. My introduction to General Practice was as a Registrar at the Surgery where I benefitted from having being trained by my enthusiastic trainer and great friend the late Dr Christopher Townsend. In 1991 I became a part time clinical partner and my areas of interest are child health surveillance, women’s health, sexual health medicine, family planning (including coil fitting) and dermatology. I currently do 6 sessions a week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).
Dr Tom Estcourt
I trained at Bristol Medical School, qualified as a Doctor in 1994 and worked in the BRI and Southmead Hospitals following that. I moved to London and completed my General Practice Training at University College Hospital followed by 5 years as a GP partner in Paddington. I finally made the move to Malmesbury in 2006. My main specialist interest within the practice is the training and education of hospital doctors to be General Practitioners but I am also interested in Geriatric Medicine and minor surgery. My wife is GP in Corsham and I have two young sons.
Dr Laura Haynes
MbChB MRCGP DCH DFFP PCGPCE ( Reg Leeds 2000) – Female
I was born in Stroud and have come full circle having lived in Devon and Yorkshire. I qualified at Leeds in 2000, then trained as a GP in the Yorkshire Dales before working in central Bradford. I’ve worked in Malmesbury since 2006. My particular areas of interest are Family Planning, Child Health, Epilepsy and Education. I live near Stroud with my husband and daughters. In my spare time I love outdoor adventures.
Dr Chris Philips
I grew up not all that far away in Swindon but moved to Aberdeen to embark on my medical training. Following graduation in 2004 I worked in the Highlands and then New Zealand before returning to Swindon to complete my training in General Practice. I originally came to Malmesbury as part of my GP training and upon completing this was very pleased to be asked to stay on to work here. Alongside working as a GP here I also work in the Out of Hours service on occasional weekends as well as in A E. My interests within medicine include Orthopaedics, Dermatology and Minor Surgery. Outside work I enjoy martial arts, skiing, scuba diving and have recently taken up sailing. I am also hoping to combine my love of travel with medicine by working occasionally as a doctor in expedition medicine.
Dr James Hanslip
I joined the Practice in March 2015. .I grew up in the south of England before leaving to study medicine in Liverpool. I graduated in 2004 and worked in various hospital specialties, particularly surgery and emergency medicine, before embarking on GP training. After qualifying as a GP I joined a partnership in Liverpool where I worked for 4 years. After 15 happy years in Liverpool we decided to relocate to the south to be nearer to family. I have particular interests in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, dermatology and minor surgery. But most of all I enjoy the variety that general practice brings. My wife is a doctor and we have 2 small children.
Dr. Liz Johnson
MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, MB ChB, (1999 Bristol) – Female
Joined the Practice in April 2015.
I trained in Bristol and have worked in North Somerset and Gloucestershire before moving to Malmesbury. I enjoy the variety of General Practice and getting to know patients and their families. My interests include chronic disease, mental health, paediatrics and women’s health; including the fitting of contraceptive coils and implants. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my two young children.
Dr Melanie Blackman
I trained at Birmingham University and spent a couple of years working in anaethetics before moving into GP training in Cumbria. I moved to London and spent 2 years as a partner in Wembly before moving to Wiltshire. I then spent 23 years as a partner in a practice in Chippenham until H June 2019 when I decided to reduce my hours and joined Malmesbury in September 2019.
My interest include Child Health and Women’s Health along with the complete variety of general practice issues and I have been involved in teaching medical students over many years.
Outside work I enjoy running, cycling and most outdoor activities.
Dr. Mark Gillam
Joined the Practice in feb 2017 and became a Partner in October 2020.
I completed my medical training in Bristol and have remained in the area since then. During my training I developed interests in paediatrics and respiratory medicine. Outside of clinical work I am involved with education through the local RCGP faculty and primary care improvement work with NHS England. My wife is a fellow GP and we have 3 young children who keep us very busy!
Dr Yuka Ikegaya
Joined the practice in August 2017, having completed my GP training in the local area. I am originally from Hong Kong and am half Japanese. I also have a degree in International Health and really enjoy travelling in my spare time. I enjoy the variety of being a GP and love working in Malmesbury.
I grew up in Devon and trained in Yorkshire. I began my medical career by specialising in anaesthetics and intensive care in Norfolk, but I began to miss talking to my patients and so moved to Bath to start and complete my GP training. Outside of work I am an avid equestrian and I’m married to a Royal Marine. We have a young son and a German Pointer dog who keep us both busy!
Following my general nurse training at Cheltenham General Hospital I worked as a Staff Nurse on the Orthopaedic ward and then a period at Tetbury, before becoming The Outpatients Sister at Malmesbury Hospital. This also included sessions in the MIU. My Current role as Practice Nurse is both varied and challenging and I have a particular interest in minor illnesses and injuries. My hobbies are reading, walking and when weather permits riding my bike.
Originally from Ireland I qualified as a nurse at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough in 1994. I then worked in London Hospitals on an acute medical ward and in intensive care. While in London I trained to be a midwife and worked as a staff midwife when I qualified. Following this I have worked as a practice nurse and as a school nurse in Berkshire. I live locally with my husband and two children. In my spare time I enjoy reading, listening to music and walking our dog.
Surgery Management Team
Charlotte Gorman is the Practice Manager and Rachael Muburi the Deputy Manager, and they are responsible for the overall running of the Primary Care Centre, supported by a very hard working and trusty team.
David Rees our Finance Administrator makes sure we pay all our bills.
Staff Attached to the Practice
The Neighbourhood Team is a dedicated service providing home visits for housebound patients or patients experiencing great difficulty attending the practice. Key areas of care include wound and leg ulcer management, chronic disease management, terminal and palliative care and the promotion of continence. The Neighbourhood Team also advises carers and teaches patients to manage their own health needs whenever possible.
A health visitor is a nurse who has undertaken further training in child development and health promotion. They are closely involved in the health care of patients, particularly children and their families.
Dorothy House specialist nurse
The Dorothy House specialist nurse is a qualified and experienced expert in the care and support of terminally ill patients and their families or carers. Please ask your doctor if you think they may be able to help.
Physiotherapy is available after referral by the doctor and can be arranged at Chippenham Community Hospital.
Midwife means “with woman”. Midwives care for the family throughout pregnancy, labour, birth and postnatal handing care over to the health visitor when the baby is about 10 days old.
Ante natal clinics are offered at Malmesbury Primary Care Centre on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and at Chippenham Maternity Unit on Wednesday mornings. Postnatal visits take place in the afternoon.
Clinics run on several, but currently variable days of the week. The service is open to anyone who has a Foot Health problem. Priority is given to patients with High Risk Podiatric conditions and those with a High Podiatric need.
Nail cutting is not provided unless nail conditions are such that they cannot be dealt with in the normal way at home.
Application forms for a Podiatry Assessment are available from reception or you may be referred by your G.P., or other Health professional. Following receipt of your application an assessment appointment will be made and subject to your condition a treatment plan may be established, or you may be given advice and be discharged from the service. Some specialist treatments will require you to attend a follow-up appointment at a location other than Malmesbury P.C.C.
The Podiatry Administration office handles all enquiries and is based at Chippenham Community Hospital.
Call 01249 456635 for patient information.
In addition to providing general medical services the practice also undertakes continuing education and training of GP registrars and other health care professionals working at the practice. GP registrars are fully qualified doctors who have chosen general practice as a career, and who will be gaining valuable experience by being based at our practice.
They provide care of the same standard provided by the other doctors. Occasionally GP registrars are required to video record their consultations-however patients full approval will be sought beforehand and patients should not feel obliged to agree if they do not wish their visit to be recorded.