- Dr Robin Mellows (m) – MB BS (London 1980) MRCGP DRCOG AKC
Dr Mellows trained at Westminster Medical School. He qualified in 1980 and completed his GP training in 1984. He was a Partner at Tudor House and Rectory Road practice in Wokingham 1984 to 1991, and has been at Finchampstead ever since. He still believes in the old fashioned concept of a family doctor.
- Dr Johan Zylstra (m) – MB ChB (Cape Town 1983) MRCGP
Dr Zylstra qualified from Cape Town University in 1983. He has been a partner at Finchampstead since 1996. He has particular interest in Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Surgery and Men’s Health. He is also on the Governing Board of the Wokingham Clinical Commissioning Group.
- Dr Jeremy Baily Gibson (m) – MB ChB (Otago 1993) MRCGP
Dr Baily Gibson did his medical training at Otago University in New Zealand. He trained and worked as a GP in Ealing and has been with Finchampstead Surgery since 2002. He is a GP trainer and has an interest in minor surgery and dermatology and does coil fitting.
- Dr Jane Spurgeon (f) – BM MRCGP DRCOG (Southampton)
Dr Spurgeon qualified in 1992. She joined the Finchampstead Surgery in April 2013, having been a Partner at a surgery in Surrey for years. She has a special interest in Diabetes and GP Training.
- Dr Emily Taylor (f) – FSRH, BA, BMBcH (oxon), MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG
Dr Taylor trained at Oxford University Medical School and qualified in 2008. She has a particular interest in Paediatrics and family planning and is able to insert the contraceptive implant.
- Dr Claire Duncan (f) – MB CHB MRCGP (2015) DRCOG
Dr Duncan trained at Bristol and qualified in 2010. Claire joined us as a partner in 2015 following completion of her GP training at the surgery.
- Dr Ross Bullard (m) – MB ChB MRCGP
- Dr D Connolly (m) – PhD, MA, MBBS, MRCGP, DAvMed
Dr Connolly qualified in 1982 and completed his GP training in the Royal Airforce. Since 2001 he has worked in aerospace medicine research but still does one day a week in General Practice at Finchampstead.
General Practitioners (GP)
All the doctors are fully qualified and trained GPs having undergone several years’ medical training and varying years of general practice experience. Their expertise lies in the general knowledge they have concerning all aspects of medicine. If they believe your condition requires further investigation or a confirmed diagnosis they will ask you to undergo tests at the surgery or refer you to a hospital consultant.
To maintain a consistently high quality service to our patients it is on occasion necessary to employ doctors from outside the surgery. You may be offered an appointment with a GP locum when your own GP is away or fully booked.
The surgery is a GP training practice and as such trains qualified doctors with the necessary additional knowledge and skills in order to become a General Practitioner. These doctors have completed their medical studies and having qualified have chosen to pursue a career as a GP. A GP registrar remains with the surgery for 12 months and will see patients and undertake duties similar to those of the surgery doctors. As a consequence, you may be offered an appointment with a GP registrar. The surgery strongly supports the role of the GP registrar; however, patients do have the right to request not to take part in medical training consultations.