The Fishponds Family Practice

Fishponds Primary Care Centre, Beechwood Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3TD
Tel: 0117 9082365 Fax: 0117 9082377

Doctors

Dr Moira Sutcliffe
MB CHB MRCGP DRCOG DCH
Dr Moira Sutcliffe’s medical interests include women’s and children’s health

Moira studied medicine at Bristol University, qualifying in 1985.

She has worked in many hospitals in Bristol including the old “Manor Park”.

She joined the practice in April 1996, the first new doctor for 17 years, though there have been many changes since that time. Her medical interests include women’s and children’s health.

Moira is married to Simon, a lawyer, and they have two children, Katherine and Charlie. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, gardening and dragging the family out on country walks.


Dr David Porteous
BSc MBBS MRCGP
Dr David Porteous’s has specific interests in psychological medicine and public health medicine.

David joined the practice in 1998. He qualified from University College London in 1991 and then completed his post-graduate training in Glasgow. His specific areas of interest include psychological medicine and public health medicine.

He is married, with four children and Outside work he enjoys cycling and football. His playing career is sadly past its best but he is still a keen supporter of Everton Football Club.


Dr Claire Hatton
MB BS MRCGP DRCOG

Dr Claire Hatton’s medical interests are women’s and children’s health and she is also a GP trainer.

Claire joined the practice in 1999.  She qualified in 1992 at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London and did her GP training in Guildford. She then moved to Bristol. Her medical interests are women’s and children’s health and she is also a GP trainer.

Outside of work, when the time from looking after three children permits, her hobbies include running and winter skiing.


Dr Simon Atkins
BSc MB ChB MSc MRCGP
Dr Simon Atkins is particularly interested in the treatment of mental health problems and is also involved in teaching medical students.

Simon joined the practice in May 2000. He studied at Bristol University Medical School and trained as a GP in Bedminster Down. He is particularly interested in the treatment of mental health problems and is also involved in teaching medical students.

He is married with three children and in his spare time enjoys going out and about with the family, watching Bristol City (not always enjoyable!) and running half and full marathons and cycling.

He is a freelance medical journalist and has been a columnist for The Guardian and the Bristol Evening Post. He presented the BBC 3 TV series ‘Make Me a Baby’ and wrote the accompanying book. He has written five books on various health subjects ranging from conception and childbirth, quitting smoking and insomnia. His most recent book, published in January 2015, is Dementia for Dummies and you can see all his books online on his Amazon page.

His earlier book on dementia, ‘First Steps to Living with Dementia’ published in February 2013 has been chosen by the Reading Agency to be included on a list of books that are available on prescription from libraries throughout England as part of their Reading Well project.


Dr Maryam Husain
MB BS MRCGP DRCOG DCH DFFP
Dr Maryam’s clinical interests include children and women’s health as well as research in Primary Care.

 Maryam joined the practice in 2002. She qualified from University College London in 1996 and moved to Bristol with her husband in 2001. Her clinical interests include children and women’s health and she is also interested in research in Primary Care.

Her three children keep her spare time busy, but when time allows she enjoys the occasional “Zumba” fitness class and has run a few 10k races.


Dr Edward Bell
MB ChB BSc MRCGP
Dr Bell has a young family and his medical interests are Dermatology and Men’s Health.

Dr Bell trained in Bristol and graduated in 2007 and joined the practice in 2013.  Although he has spent most of his career working in the South West, he has also spent a year with his wife, working in New Zealand and Malawi.

In his spare time, Edward enjoys golf, football and tennis as well as listening music.  He also “has a go” at playing the guitar!


 

Dr Katrina Whalley
MBChB MSc TMIH DFSRH DTM&H

Katrina joined the practice in 2014. She qualified in 2006 and worked in Birmingham before moving to London for GP training at Guys and St Thomas’ hospitals.

She has a longstanding interest in international health and completed an MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine. She worked for the RCGP Junior International Committee for three years promoting international opportunities for GP trainees and junior GPs. She continues to support international exchange networks and hosts international visitors.

She has also undergone additional training in family planning and sexual health. When not working, she enjoys walking, travel, yoga, cooking and good coffee.


Dr Natalie Kay