Dr Natalie Avery
BM (2003) MRCP MRCGP. Prior to joining Stockbridge in 2007 as a GP Registrar, Natalie completed her medical training in Salisbury and Bournemouth Hospitals. Natalie joined the Practice as a Partner in 2011 Natalie enjoys all aspects of general medicine but her special interests are paediatrics and management of chronic diseases. Natalie is lead GP for the practice dispensary. Outside of work Natalie likes to keep fit and is often found at the gym or out cycling with her family.
Dr Claire Walsh
MBBS (London 1995) MA MRCPCH MRCGP DFSRH. Claire studied at Cambridge University and Guys and St Thomas ’ Hospitals in London. Following a year working in a rural hospital in New Zealand she trained for four years in Paediatrics. Since 2002 she has been working in General Practice, spending the last five years in Alresford. Claire joined the Practice as a Partner in February 2012. Claire’s specialist interests include Paediatrics and Women’s Health. She also teaches Medical Students at Southampton University. With three young boys, life is never dull, but she still finds time to play a little tennis.
Dr Bridget Pemberton
MBBS (London 2000) MRCP MRCGP DRCOG DFFP. Bridget studied at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London, graduating with distinction in 2000. After spending 6 months working in Western Australia, she completed her medical training at St Richard's Hospital in Chichester. Following this, she undertook her General Practice training in Surrey and then spent 2 years working at Forestside Medical Practice in Dibden Purlieu. She joined the Stockbridge Practice in October 2013 and became a Partner on 1st April 2016. Bridget enjoys all aspects of General Practice and especially General Medicine and Family Planning. Her 3 young children keep her on her toes but she enjoys sailing and playing tennis when she has the time.
Dr William Dougal
MBChB (Hons) MRCGP. Will trained at the University of Bristol graduating with distinction. After his house officer jobs, he went to work in a teaching hospital in Perth, Western Australia. Will returned to undertake his GP training in Winchester and became a GP Registrar at Stockbridge in 2017. After qualifying he initially worked at Stockbridge and subsequently Lyndhurst before returning to the practice as a Partner in 2019. Will is a member of the Wessex Local Medical Committee and also enjoys teaching medical students. Outside of work, his young family keeps him busy but if time allows he enjoys playing tennis and squash.
Dr Julia Snyder
BM MRCGP DFFP. Julia studied medicine at Southampton University, qualifying in 2000. She did her General Practice training at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, and worked as a GP Registrar in Winchester and West Meon, near Petersfield. Julia is interested in all aspects of General Practice. In her free time, she enjoys singing, playing sport and walking.
Dr Hannah Pike
Hannah studied at The University of Sheffield before moving to Hampshire for her foundation years. She did her GP training in Winchester and completed her registrar year at Stockbridge Surgery. Following this she worked for a short time in Ringwood before returning to work in a salaried position at Stockbridge in February 2020. Hannah has an interest in Palliative Care and also works at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover. Outside of work Hannah enjoys cooking and dog walks.
Dr Emily Kerton
Emily studied medicine at Bristol University, qualifying in 2008. After completing her house officer jobs in Gloucestershire, she went to work in Emergency Medicine in Perth, Western Australia. Emily returned to the UK and did further training in general medicine in Somerset before changing career pathway to train in General Practice in Exeter and subsequently Bristol. Emily moved to Winchester in 2017 with her young family and has been a GP Locum in the surrounding areas prior to starting a salaried position at Stockbridge in 2020. Emily enjoys all aspects of General Practice and has a specialist interest in palliative care, also working at the Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover. Life is busy with 3 young children but she enjoys going to the beach and surfing as much as possible!
Dr Richard Cross
BSc Hons, PhD (Sheffield), MBBS (London). After a career in medical research and development, Richard returned to university to study medicine at King’s College London. Following graduation, he carried out his foundation jobs at The Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and stayed working in the local area to complete training in general practice. He has a young family and enjoys spending time outdoors on walks and on his bike.
Dr John Metcalfe
Dr John Metcalfe is a GP Registrar and he will be with us from February 2022 - August 2022.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner/Prescriber RGN BSc (Hons) Primary Healthcare Asthma Diploma Nurse Manager
Emma qualified as a nurse in 1986 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, working on a variety of wards there and also at St Guys Hospital in London, eventually specialising in Accident & Emergency nursing. She enjoyed the variety and teamwork in A & E and finds the same enjoyment in General Practice. Emma has worked in this field since 1994 and is pleased to be part of the friendly team at Stockbridge Surgery.
RGN; JBCNS ONCOLOGY (Royal Marsden Hospital); ASTHMA DIPLOMA - Asthma Training Centre (ATC Warwick)
Jane trained at the North Manchester General Hospital, qualifying in 1978 and went on to work at the Ancoats Hospital, a larger inner-city hospital located in Ancoats, north of Manchester. After a couple of years Jane moved to the Royal Marsden Hospital, London where she gained her oncology nursing qualification before moving on to spend some time working in the Middle East in Saudi and Oman. Jane joined Stockbridge in 1988 working on the Community Bank Nursing staff before becoming our Practice Nurse and is still here to take care of you!
Sonya trained at Southampton General Hospital, qualifying in 1989, and spent her first 8 years on the medical unit there. Later Sonya worked at Romsey Hospital and became the Community Rehabilitation Sister. For five years Sonya worked at Stockbridge Surgery as part of the District Nursing Team before joining The Stockbridge Practice, in 2006, as a Practice Nurse.
Gemma trained at Basingstoke North Hampshire Hospital qualifying in 2007, spent her first 7 years on the emergency surgical unit there. Later Gemma worked at Andover Hospital on a rehabilitation ward as a staff nurse for 3 years and was later promoted to Deputy Sister for 4 years before joining Stockbridge Surgery in 2021 as a Practice Nurse.
Home Visiting Nurse
Hester trained at Guys hospital, London qualifying in 1986. After having a break with her children she completed a return to nursing course and spent many years working in an accident and medical emergency setting. With a particular interest in elderly care, she worked as a community nurse for five years before joining Stockbridge Surgery as a home visiting nurse. Hester visits patients in their homes with a focus on keeping patients well and avoiding hospital admission. She can help with many areas of care, and ensures that the older patients wishes and life choices are heard.
Sarah, our phlebotomist helps to ease the load on our Practice Nurses by having her own clinics for performing blood tests as requested by the doctors. There is a high demand for her services and clinics are held at Stockbridge and Broughton Surgeries.