Meet the Team

GP Partners

Dr Rachel Brown

(1992 Nottingham)

Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning
I have been a partner at Montpelier since 1996 and have never stopped enjoying the challenges & rewards of working here. During that time I have developed interests in gynaecology & contraception. When I am not at work I enjoy travelling, spending time with my family & cooking!

Dr Ben Spargo

(Imperial College London 2008)

Working Days: Monday morning, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
I have a special interest in Child Health, Ear, Nose and Throat medicine, Education and teaching trainee GPs, Dermatology.

Dr Tim Mitchell

(1980 Bristol)

Dr Mitchell is a partner for Montpelier Health, but works primarily at Pilning Surgery, our sister site in Pilning. He qualified at Bristol University in 1980 and then served for 6 years in the RAF. During this time he worked in UK, Hong Kong, Brunei, Papua New Guinea and Nepal. Dr Mitchell joined Montpelier Health Centre as a partner in October 1986 and have since developed a special interest in skin problems which has led to the publication of several books for patients and medical colleagues. Outside work Dr Mitchell is a member of the Rotary Club of Clifton and work with a charity building schools and health centres in Nepal.

Dr Tom Bailward

(1988 London)

Working Days: Wednesday and Friday
Dr Bailward is a partner for Montpelier Health Centre. He is the practice safeguarding lead, and also works closely with BDP and DHI in supporting patients with drug and alcohol dependencies.

GP Associates

Dr Amanda Blake


Working Days: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday morning & all day Thursday
I have been at Montpelier Health for 15 years now, having previously been a partner in a South London practice. I enjoy working in an inner city practice with all the challenges and rewards it brings. As well as managing the usual medical complaints, I have an interest in Contraception and Women’s Health and I fit coils.

Dr Gene Feder

DRCOG MD FRCGP OBE (1982 Guys Hospital Medical School)

Working Days: Friday
I have a special interest in the management of chronic cardiovascular & respiratory conditions, shared decision making and cases that involve domestic abuse. 

Dr Laura Todd

MBChB MRCGP DFFP DCH DTMH (University of Glasgow Medical School 2001)

Working Days: Monday PM and Friday AM
I qualified from Glasgow University in 2001 and completed my GP training in Hampshire in 2006. I’ve been on the move a lot, working in New Zealand, Liberia, Ethiopia, Zambia and most recently the Lake District.  I think Montpelier Health Centre is a great place to bring all of that diversity together. My interests are travel and tropical medicine and woman’s health

Dr Paul Maries

MBBCh MRCGP DIMM PGC Clin.Sci.(Mtn Med) PGDipSEM (Cardiff, 2007)

Working Days: Wednesday and Friday
I have an interest in the outdoors, particularly in climbing, mountaineering and white water kayaking and in 2014 completed a diploma and post graduate certificate in Mountaineering Medicine. I have an interest in musculoskeletal and sports medicine and do regular joint and soft tissue injections, as well as working with a local rugby team

Dr Rhiannon Jones

MA (Canterbury) MBBS MRCGP DCH. 

(On Maternity leave)

Working Days: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
I qualified from University College London in 2014, and completed my GP training in South London in 2021 following a period working in Sydney, Australia. I have particular interests in health inequality, children’s and women’s health, and am passionate about communication and holistic patient care. Outside medicine I enjoy cycling, hiking, and mountain sports, and watching Wales win at rugby! 

Dr Lucy Leworthy

MBCHb (2009 Sheffield) University, RCGP, DFSRH

Working Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
I completed my specialist training at Guys and St Thomas Hospital in London, where I then worked at a busy practice in Brixton. I have a passion for travel and I recently travelled across Asia with my young family. I have specialist interests in Palliative medicine as well as female health and family planning. Outside of work I enjoy fell running.

Dr Michelle Guest

MB BCh BAO BA, (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland 1996) DCH, DFFP, MRCGP.

Working Days: Tuesday
I qualified from Trinity College, Dublin in 1996 and spent a few years travelling and working. I completed my GP training in Bristol in 2005, following on after training in Anaesthetics. I enjoy the diversity of general practice and have a special interest in Women’s Health and Family Planning, and fit implants and coils. I am also very interested in healthy living and preventative medicine. I am married with 3 children. Outside work, I enjoy time with family and friends cooking and keeping fit by running, cycling and exploring the outdoors

Dr Henry Hardy

BM, MRCGP, DPD (University of Southampton 2007)

Working Days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
I qualified from the University of Southampton in 2007. I have a special interest in dermatology.

Physician Associates

Vicky Haile

PGDip Physician Associate Studies (University of Liverpool, 2018), BSc Anatomical Science with Veterinary Anatomy (University of Bristol, 2012)

Working Days: Monday to Friday

Abigail Lark

Abi Lark, Physician Associate (MSc), Tropical Disease Biology (BSc)

Working Days: Monday to Friday
I have special interests in mental health, women’s health, and gastrointestinal conditions. Outside of work I like climbing, being outdoors, and trying to get better at chess!

Emma Jackson

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Clinical Pharmacists

Mohammed Tariq

Masters in Pharmacy 2006 (University of Bath), Independent Prescribing 2010 (University of Bath)

Working Days: Monday to Friday
I joined Montpelier Health Centre in 2008 as a Pharmaceutical Advisor and have since expanded my role with various qualifications. I have a special interest in, and am now the Lead Clinician for Long Term Conditions (LTC) at the Health Centre. Aside from this I am one of the main points of contact for all medication and therapeutics related queries for all the other Clinicians working alongside me and help facilitate CCG and in-house Clinical audits.

Melody Wills

MPharm – University of Nottingham 2011. Independent Prescriber & Postgradute Clinical Diploma (2016, University of Bath)

Working Days: Thursday
I am qualified in chronic disease management, and have a special interest in Diabetes.

Huma Afzal

Qualified as a pharmacist in 2011 (Cardiff University)

(On Maternity leave)

Working Days: Tuesday and Thursday
I qualified as a pharmacist in 2011 from Cardiff University. I spent 5 years working as a community pharmacist in various pharmacies before joining general practice as part of an NHS England scheme and completing the training pathway for pharmacists in general practice as well as the independent prescribing course. I am from Wales and visit family there regularly. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, reading, cycling, and attending fitness classes.

Ilhem Berrou

Working Days: Friday
I have a special interest in Diabetes. 

Nathalie Roberts

Qualified as a pharmacist in 2014 (Bath University)

Working Days: Monday to Friday
I graduated as a pharmacist from Bath University in 2014 and worked as a clinical pharmacist in North Bristol Trust until May 2023. I completed further education with a Post Graduated clinical Pharmacy diploma in 2018 (Bath University) and became a Non-Medical Prescriber in 2021 (University of west England). I joined Montpelier Health Centre in May 2023. I complete meds reviews for the practice.

Other Clinical Staff

Ghislaine Swinburn


BSc(Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh 1994

Working Days: Monday to Friday (across BIC PCN)
My specialist areas are Gastroenterology and Nutrition Support. I also volunteer for Bristol Autism support & have an interest in faddy eating in children.I have worked in all of the hospitals in BNSSG – Bristol Royal Infirmary, Southmead, Frenchay, Weston General HospitalI have an interest in 3rd World travel – I set up a nutrition clinic in Ecuadorian jungle to address malnutrition in indigenous tribes & ran a Nutrition for Diabetes clinic in rural Gambia.Outside of work I enjoy cooking, gardening, weight lifting & running.I work Mon-Fri full time across the BIC PCN.

Jessica Ackroyd


BSc Podiatry (Hons) MCPod

Working Days: Monday to Friday (across BIC PCN)
Since graduating from Southampton University in 2015, I have worked as a podiatrist within the Sirona podiatry high risk foot team specialising in the diabetic foot care in community and hospital care setting. My keen interests are in the education and prevention of the development of the high-risk foot and biomechanics. Outside of work I enjoy singing and dancing with my local theatre group. I work across the Bristol Inner City Primary Care Network Monday to Friday.

Sarah Fairham

Mental Health Practitioner

Working Days: Monday to Friday (across BIC PCN)

Harriet Carter

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Treatment Room Team

The Montpelier nursing team are a key skilled team with a wide range of knowledge and experience. We have trained registered nurses and very experienced Health Care assistants.

All our Minor Illness nurses can see, treat and advise on many minor ailments, rather than make a patient wait to see a GP.

Treatment Room


Lead Nurse

Experienced in all areas of treatment room care with a special interest in women’s health.


Immunisations Lead

Travel and immunisations. Jane is a nurse prescriber with many years of experience.


Specialist in Asthma Care

Experienced in all general treatment room care.



Ex district Nurse, experienced Practice Nurse in all treatment room procedures, recently completed Diploma at UWE in Asthma Care and Management. 



Healthcare Assistants



Level 2 HCA. Bloods, BP, dressings and spirometry. She also assists in minor operations.




GP Assistant

 Phlebotomy, follow up appointments, annual reviews and health checks.


Phlebotomist/Trainee HCA

Practice Team

Management Team

Nicola Dunn

Practice Manager

Nicola Jewell

Operations Manager

Caroline Hawkins

Patient Services Manager

Laura Woodward

Administration Manager

Mohammed Tariq

Long Term Conditions Manager

Una McKay

Lead Nurse

Jo Grice

Health & Safety and Facilities Manager

Care Coordinators

Wes Thomas

Care Coordinator

Tracy Cross

Care Coordinator

Katie Aston

Care Coordinator

Medications Management

We have a dedicated meds management team who work alongside the team of clinical pharmacists, liaising with patients and pharmacies to ensure that medication changes or new prescriptions are coordinated, and handling any administration required.

Reception Team

Here at Montpelier Health Centre we have a team of health navigators who are always here to help you, but at times the surgery and telephone lines are very busy.

Please be patient with us as we all try to deal with your requests for appointments, emergencies, results and all other enquiries.

When speaking to our Health Navigators you will be asked for information about your condition, so they can effectively navigate you to the correct place – this could be a same day appointment, a pre-booked appointment, a telephone appointment or a pharmacy/ other health care provider.

Administration Team and Medical Secretaries

The practice has a team of 8 Administrators who process the majority of all incoming patient related correspondence.

Tasks include processing patient registrations and summarising medical records for over sixty new patients per week, scanning and coding all incoming hospital/clinical documents onto the electronic medical records as well as many other administrative tasks.

We also have a Finance Administrator who deals with patient related private income for the practice as well as the general practice finances.

With the practice having a high turnover of patients the administration office is a busy place to work with a friendly team

Our medical secretaries deal with all your hospital appointment enquiries and referrals. They have a wealth of experience in general practice and ensure the communication between clinicians; you the patient and the secondary provider are maintained.