GP TEAM

Dr Hilda K J Gormley (f)
MB BCh BAO MRCGP  Dr Hilda Gormley qualified in 1987 from Queen’s University Belfast. She worked in hospital medicine and General Practice in N Ireland and New South Wales (Australia), completing vocational training in Somerset. Dr Gormley joined French Weir Health Centre in 1992 and enjoys all aspects of General Practice. She is married with 4 young children.

 

Dr William G Chandler (m)
MB BS DRCOG MRCGP  Dr Chandler qualified from St Bartholomews Hospital in 1990 and worked at Musgrove Park Hospital before joining French Weir Health Centre. He has particular interests in the treatment of Asthma and COPD and undertakes joint injections.
Dr Chandler is a keen sportsman and participates in Triathlon events, plays cricket and hockey. He is married with 2 children.

 

Dr Timothy R J Howes (m)
MB BS DRCOG MRCGP  Dr Howes qualified from St Bartholomews Hospital in 1990 and spent the following three years in the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading following various medical specialities. In 1993 he moved to Yeovil to complete a three year General Practice vocational training scheme and at the end of this period gained Membership of the College of General Practitioners and a further qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Following a brief period of locum GP work he joined French Weir Health Centre as a Partner in 1997.Dr Howes is the Prescribing Lead for the Practice and looks after pupils at Taunton School as the School Medical Officer. He enjoys walking and cycling and has two children.

 

Dr Mike Smart (m)
BM MRCGP On 1 April 2020, Dr Smart retired from French Weir Health Centre.  We all wish him the very best wishes for his retirement plans. The Practice has been attempting to recruit a new GP to take Dr Smart's place since June 2019.  More recently the current pandemic situation has made it more challenging to find a new GP, but we are continuing to advertise.  In the meantime, patients that were previously registered with Dr Smart have been distributed between the remaining GPs in alphabetical order and will have received a letter from the Practice describing this temporary change in more detail. We apologise for any inconvenience that you may experience because of this. Please do not hesitate to contact the practice if you have any concerns about your registration.

 

Dr Sarah L Carnell (f)
BM MRCP DFFP MRCGP  Dr Sarah Carnell qualified as a doctor from Southampton University in 2001. She went on to complete general medical training achieving MRCP in 2005 before undertaking vocational training in general practice in Dorset and Somerset. She completed MRCGP in 2008. She has an interest in acute and general medicine. In her spare time she enjoys walking in the countryside and going to the theatre. She is married with 3 young children.

 

Dr Stuart J Baker (m)
BM MRCP MRCGP  Stuart Baker completed his medical undergraduate training in Southampton in 2001 before undertaking general medical training in Southampton and Bournemouth. He completed his MRCP exams in 2005 before working as a medical registrar in cardiology and gastroenterology. After this he pursued GP training in Taunton and achieved MRCGP in 2009. His special interests are cardiology, sports medicine and medical IT and he hopes to establish a community heart failure service in collaboration with secondary care. In his spare time he is a keen guitarist and performs with 2 bands.  He also enjoys song writing and recording.

 

Dr Richard Bache (m)
MBBS (London 2007) MRCGP BMedSci  Dr Bache trained in London having been brought up in Somerset. He did his postgraduate training around the Somerset hospitals and completed his GP training in 2012. He joined French Weir Health Centre in 2015. He is married with two young children. Outside interests include beekeeping.

 

Dr James Kennedy (m)
MBBS, BSC, MRCS(ENT), MRCGP, PGdip (SEM)) Dr Kennedy was educated locally at Taunton School. He went to medical school in London at Guy’s, Kings and St Thomas completing his training in 2008. After his initial hospital training jobs he completed two years of core surgical training with a focus in Ear Nose and  Throat. However James decided his skills were better suited to general practice, training  back in the Southwest.He has an interest in sports medicine, and also works one day a week at Musgrove Park Hospital as one of the GPs in the Emergency Department. Outside of work James enjoys watching and playing all sports. Any other spare time is spent with his wife walking his black Labrador on the hills.

 

Dr Susannah Gant (f)
BM (Southampton 2008), MRCGP, DCH, DFFP Dr Gant joined the Practice in April 2017.

 

Dr Sam Kibblewhite (f) 
Having worked at FWHC since August 2015 as a GP Registrar I am thrilled to be joining the team in a permanent salaried role from August 2017. I trained in Cardiff university and have worked in a number of hospitals in the UK and New Zealand during my junior doctor training.  My special interest is palliative medicine. I love living in Somerset and enjoy hiking on the Quantocks in my spare time. I am married with a little girl.

 

Dr Chibueze Mbanaso (m) GP Registrar

Dr Mbanaso joined the Practice as a GP registrar in February 2020.

 

Qualifications explained

M.B., B.S. and M.B., Ch.B. are the qualifying exams of doctors nominally as bachelors of medicine and surgery but also covering obstetrics, gynaecology, therapeutics, pathology and a range of other subjects.

M.R.C.G.P. is Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is an exam taken at the end of the period of postgraduate vocational training in general practice (a minimum of two years in hospital jobs and one year in general practice as a registrar after the initial year of house jobs).

D.C.H. is the Diploma of Child Health

D.G.M. is the Diploma of Geriatric Health

D.F.F.P. is the Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning

D.R.C.O.G. is the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Dip. Med. Ac. Is the Diploma in Medical Acupuncture of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

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