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Out of Hours
When the surgery is closed please dial 111.

Home Visits
Patients may need to ask for a home visit if they are genuinely house bound or too ill to visit the surgery. We ask that you aim to contact us before 11am if possible, unless it is an emergency, to enable the GP to plan their rounds for the day. All home visits will be assessed by the GP who will make telephone contact first to discuss access arrangements and visiting times.

Test Results
If you need to ring the surgery for test or x-ray results ordered by the practice, please ring between 2.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m. on 01643 703289.


Dr Edward Ford (m)Dr Edward Ford (m)

MB BS MRCGP. GP partner. Trained at the London Hospital Medical College in Whitechapel and qualified in 1999. Dr Ford underwent surgical training in Romford and then moved to Southampton to further train in Orthopaedics before becoming a GP. He moved to Somerset and joined us in 2006 after completing GP training.  Dr Ford is a first responder for South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust and Somerset Accident Voluntary Emergency Service (SAVES).

Dr Elisabeth Gillies (f)Dr Elisabeth Gillies (f)

MBChB Edinburgh DA DCH MRCGP. GP Partner. Trained at Edinburgh and graduated in 1986. Lizzie left Scotland when she was in her twenties and moved to the Minehead area in 2005. Medicine is clearly in her blood as she comes from a long line of doctors – her great grandfather was a GP surgeon on the Isle of Easdale in Argyll, both of her grandfathers were GPs in Scotland, her father is a GP and if that’s not enough 3 of her 4 siblings, including her twin sister, are GPs! Her specialist areas are gynaecology, palliative care and children. Lizzie also works at the Contraceptive and Sexual Health clinic at Minehead Hospital.

Dr Peter Bagshaw (m)

dr bagshawMB ChB. GP Partner.

Trained at Birmingham and qualified in 1977. Dr Bagshaw took over a single-handed GP practice from his own family doctor at the age of 24, running this from his home before moving into a new health centre. He served as a GP partner at a practice in Downend, Bristol, before moving to West Somerset. Dr Bagshaw joined us as a salaried GP in May 2018. In addition to general practice, Dr Bagshaw has worked as a Senior Clinical Fellow teaching medicine students at Bristol, and has been a clinical lead in Mental Health, Dementia, Learning Disabilities and Adult Safeguarding for South Gloucestershire CCG. He is currently Regional Director of the South West Strategic Clinical Network for Dementia and clinical lead for Talking Therapies.


Dr Rebecca Stenner (f)


Trained at St George's in London and qualified in 2005. Becky did her speciality GP training in Bath where she worked for 3 years before moving back to West Somerset where she had spent her childhood. Becky worked locally as a locum GP until she joined the practice in 2016 as a salaried doctor. Her interests include women's health.

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