Meet the Team

Meet the Westbourne Medical Centre team

Doctors

We believe in patient centred care, so we run a “personal list” system. The doctor – patient relationship is at the heart of this and enables continuity of care. This means that we like you to see your own doctor for routine appointments unless they are away from the practice or it is more appropriate for you to be seen by another member of the team.

Dr Robert Schuster Bruce

BSc Hons MBBS MRCP DRCOG FRCGP Dip Occ Med

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Born in Dorset. Trained and worked in London and then locally.

Married with three grown up children. Keen on sport and the outdoors, walking my English Springer Spaniel dogs and more recently learning some history!

Dr Gareth Edwards

BSc MBBS DFFP DRCOG MRCGP

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Born and brought up in Bournemouth and trained in London. After graduating he worked in a variety of hospital specialties in Dorset, Cornwall, Devon, Scotland and Australia and in general practice posts in Scotland and New Zealand before joining the Westbourne team.

He is married and has a daughter and hobbies include tennis and skiing.

Dr KENNETH Gallimore

MBbs MRCGP

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Before joining Westbourne Medical Centre in 2011 worked several years as a senior accident & emergency doctor at Poole Hospital.

DR JOHN MYLES

MBChB MRCGP DCH Dip Derm

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Trained in Manchester then worked as a GP in New Zealand and North Dorset before joining Westbourne in October 2014. Enjoys teaching and training junior doctors to become GPs.

Married with three children. Keen on the outdoors, snowboarding and cycling.

DR NEIL RAHA

MBBS MRCGP MRCS

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Qualified as a doctor in 2001, initially trained in Orthopaedic surgery and passed Membership Exam from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2006. Inspired by the diverse and fulfilling nature of work of a General Practitioner- retrained to become one. Work as a GP with Specialist Interest in Musculo-Skeletal Medicine.

Happily married with two boys. Enjoys traveling around the world and experiencing new cultures. Lives locally in Poole.

DR TOM LINTON

MBBS MRCP MRCGP DMCC

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Trained in London and qualified in 2008, then worked in the army and hospital medicine before choosing General Practice.

Loves the outdoors, both coastal path and hill walking, as well as time out on the bike. He also enjoys classical music and opera in his spare time.

Married to his husband, who is also a local GP.

DR GAVIN SMITH

BSc Hons BMBS MRCS MRCGP

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Dr. Gavin Smith is a versatile medical professional with expertise in general practice, leading in Diabetes, Respiratory, and Mental Health. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Southampton and completed a degree in physiology at King’s College London. As a partner at Westbourne Medical Centre in Dorset, he leads initiatives to enhance patient care. Additionally, Dr. Gavin Smith represents the Dorset GP Alliance, advocating for healthcare improvements. Beyond his career, he enjoys outdoor activities and family time as a husband and father of girls.

DR HOLLY FOSTER

MBChB MRCGP DCH

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Dr Foster grew up in Poole before studying medicine at the University of Bristol and training around the South West and Manchester. She has a particular interest and specialist diploma in Child Health and loves the breadth of variety general practice in our community can bring.

Married to a local consultant general surgeon, she has 2 young sons who love to get outdoors and are equally happy cooking, reading and getting artistic at home.

DR UTE MCCRUDDEN

MD MRCGP

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Born and raised in southern Germany, moved to UK as a medical student in 1995, qualified in 1996. Joined the Southampton GP vocational training scheme. Moved to Sydney, Australia in 2000 for my husband’s fellowship training. I worked in a busy Emergency Department at St Vincent’s Hospital until 2003. After that I moved to Bournemouth and worked as a GP on the East Cliff alongside working in the Breast Clinic in Poole Hospital for 10 years.

I am married and have 3 children, outside of work I love the outdoors, especially sea swimming, mountain biking and skiing. To relax I enjoy reading and yoga.

DR SHINY KUZHIVELIL

MBBS MRCPCH MRCGP

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She has experience working in NHS hospitals for many years including paediatrics, elderly care and emergency care. She completed her GP training in Dorset a decade ago and enjoys working in Primary care. She is married, husband is an Oncologist and have three grown up sons. Outside work she enjoys outdoors and walking

DR KATE DAINTON

GP

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I moved to Dorset a few years ago following over 20 years working as a GP in the Midlands.  Most of my childhood holidays were  spent in Poole at the beach and I am now enjoying being back in the area.

DR LOUISE HUTLEY

BM MRCGP DFSRH

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Dr Hutley joined the surgery in June 2013 after graduating from Southampton University in 2006 and works as part of our Duty Team. In between school runs she enjoys walking her dog and living an active outdoor lifestyle and aspires to travel the world with her family.

DR SROBONA GOSWAMI

MBBS MRCPCH MRCGP DFFP

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After training in Paediatrics and getting her membership, moved into General Practice which she really enjoys.

Lives locally with husband and son. Enjoys travelling and reading.

DR ZUMRA HAMEEZ

GP registrar trainee year 3

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DR ZUMRA HAMEEZ

Dr Philippa coull

MBChB 

GP registrar trainee year 3

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I studied medicine at the University of Bristol and have worked as a Doctor in Dorset since qualifying in 2017. I am currently completing my GP training and my areas of interest at work are Rheumatology and Frailty medicine. Outside of work I enjoy walking, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends.

Duty Team

HANNAH STEADMAN

Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Post Graduate Diploma (Masters Level), Bsc (Hons), Dip Nsc, RN (Adult)
Independent and supplementary prescriber

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Trained in Southampton and worked in Hospitals in Bristol, Sydney, Birmingham and Poole. Has experience in the Emergency Department, Cardiology and General Practice. Works in the duty team.
Lives with her Husband, Children and Miniature Dachshund. Enjoys Swimming, walking and socialising with friends and family.

Katharine Miklaszewicz

Advanced Nurse Practitioner
MSc in Nursing Studies, PG Diploma in Nursing, BSc Econ and Independent Prescriber

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Trained at the University of Southampton. Previously worked in the High Dependency Unit at Southampton, Endoscopy Unit at Poole and more recently a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gastroenterology for 7 years.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and  two children exploring the outdoors, cycling and cold water dips.

Kirstine Bartlett

Paramedic BSc (HONS)
Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner
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I trained as a paramedic in Bristol in 2015, whilst I was simultaneously working as a medical technician for a local private ambulance service, I then moved to Poole on completion of my Degree and started working for the local Ambulance service as a frontline paramedic.
I moved into primary care in 2020 and I am currently completing a Master’s Degree in Advanced clinical practice. I still work occasionally for the ambulance service also.

I love to travel whenever possible and go on adventurous walks with my husband and dog Beau.

Ian Kennedy

First Contact Physiotherapy Practitioner

MSC Musculoskeletal medicine, BSC Physiotherapy (Hons), BSc Human Biology (Hons), PG Diploma Advanced clinical practice, Independent prescriber, MCSP. 

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I am an experienced NHS Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist working in Primary Care, prescribing and delivering injection therapy. I am established as a lead digital AHP in Dorset and support my healthcare colleagues through improving public access to healthcare information.

Website- MSKpractitioner.com – Trusted rehabilitation: YouTube, podcasts, leaflets, images

Nicola Rowswell

MSc (Modules) Advanced Practitioner. Independent Prescriber BSc (Hons) Emergency Care Practitioner. BSc (Hons) RGN. DipHE Nursing Studies.

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Experienced advanced practitioner with background in Nursing, Emergency, Critical and Prehospital emergency care.  Trained at Kings College London (KCL), Bournemouth University (BU) and the University of West England (UWE). Has worked across several specialities and major hospitals in London, Somerset, Dorset and Hants.  Since transitioning into primary care from the ambulance service and secondary care, has developed a passion for reproductive health, mental health and management of MSK pain and injuries – including joint injections.  Enjoys the variety and complexities of the duty clinic.  

Outside of work Lives locally with Partner, family and dogs. Spends time hiking the coastal path, sea dipping and cooking. Avid sports fan

Nursing Team

Adrienne

Practice Nurse

RGN Dip Triage Dip Family Planning

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Jo

Practice Nurse
Bsc hons Adult Nursing , Msc Health Psych
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I joined the nursing team at Westbourne Medical Centre in Oct 2018 where I carry out a range of
consultations and smears, contraceptive checks , immunisations and travel and treatment for all wound types
including Leg Ulcer management. I have a back ground in mental health and elderly care
Outside of work , I live with my partner and our 2 new kittens!
We enjoy travel, the great outdoors and am a keen gardener

Laura

Practice Nurse
RGN,RM BSc Advanced nurse practitioner, BSc diabetes ,ENB 998, diploma asthma and copd, independent and supplementary prescriber.

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Trained in Southampton and qualified as RGN 1989. Worked as a Midwife and Nurse in acute hospital settings and Primary Care across Hampshire and Dorset for most of my career.

I lead the LTC team helping people manage their long-term health conditions mainly diabetes, asthma, and COPD.

I enjoy teaching and mentoring students and colleagues.

When I’m not working, I mostly enjoy being outdoors, spending time with family, friends and their dogs.

Abbie

Nurse Associate

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Florence

Practice Nurse

RGN Bsc Adult Nursing

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Emily Perry

Practice Nurse

RGN BSc Adult Nursing

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Fulmar Hawkins (Tufty)

RGN

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Healthcare Assistants

Andy

Healthcare Assistant

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Julie

Healthcare Assistant

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SOCIAL PRESCRIBERS

JAnet Pickering

Care Co-ordinator

RGN, District nursing

 

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Matt Doyle

locality manager

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Jonathan williams

health & wellbeing coach

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Karin Consolos

Link Worker

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Hayley Barrett

Link Worker
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Salli Ingram-Johnson

Link Worker

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Frailty Team

Sue Barber

RGN Dip H.E.- BSc (Hons), Specialist Practitioner District Nursing- BSc (Hons), Nurse Practitioner, Independent Prescriber, Autonomous Practitioner (RGN 2008)
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Seetha Vinod

ADVANCE NURSE PRACTITIONER RGN, BSC HONS -ADULT NURSING INDEPENDENT PRESCRIBER, AUTONOMOUS PRACTITIONER

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Qualified in 1996 ,moved to UK in 2005 , worked many years in NHS experienced in Stroke and Older People’s medicine .

Joined Westbourne surgery in 2021 ,working towards MSC in Advance Clinical practice , training to be an Autonomous Practitioner (ANP)with special interest in Frailty .

Lives with husband and two children . Enjoys outdoors , travelling and gardening.

Practice Medicines Team

Steve Williams

Senior Clinical Pharmacist

FRPharmS, BPharm, Clin Dip Pharm, MPhil, IPresc

Darren Jones

Senior Practice Pharmacy Technician

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Darren has worked in the Pharmacy profession for 15 years. Originally working in community pharmacy for 11 years, Darren joined the WMC team in 2017 as a Practice Pharmacy Technician. Darren was one of the first Pharmacy Technicians in Dorset to work in a GP practice.

Outside of work, Darren’s passion is Music. Darren has a bachelor’s degree with hons in commercial music and has been performing in bands since the age of 17. He has toured the UK and Europe as a guitarist.

Darren also enjoys Purbeck walks, climbing, running and cycling.

Imane Benriyene-Najid

Clinical Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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Kim Watson

PRACTICE Pharmacy Technician

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Fiona White

PRACTICE Pharmacy Technician

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Management Team

Ashlea

Practice Operations Manager

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Vicky

Service Manager

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Jade

Patient Co-ordinator Manager

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Tyne

Quality Improvement Manager

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Marcio

HR + Facilities Manager

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Sacha

Finance Manager

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