The Fishponds Family Practice

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



Dr 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.

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 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.

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

Dr Simon Atkins BSc MB ChB MSc MRCGP

Dr 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 married with three children and in his spare time enjoys going out and about with the family, watching Bristol City (not always enjoyable!), running 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 Husain’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 Jonathan Wordsworth MA (Cantab) BMBCh DTM&H

Dr Wordsworth’s particular interests are tropical medicine, having spent some time working in Papua New Guinea, paediatrics and men’s health.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is jon-1024x768.jpgJonathan moved to Bristol after graduating from Oxford in 2010. He initially joined the practice as a Registrar in 2015 and returned as a GP in 2019.  He has recently rediscovered the joys of running, the ups and downs of allotmenteering and is a trustee of his local nature reserve on which he can often be found with his children looking for creepy crawlies.

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