General practitioners have an important role in looking after patients in their homes and within the communities where they live. They are part of a much wider team whose role includes promoting, preventing and initiating treatment. GPs look after patients with chronic illness, with the aim to keep people in their own homes and ensuring they are as well as they possibly can be. GPs are often the first point of contact for anyone with a physical or mental health problem and patients can be at their most anxious. Looking after the whole person - the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, cultural and economic aspects through patient-centred approaches is a vital part of any GP’s role. This is becoming more important with terminally ill patients often choosing to stay at home.
Dr. Richard Edwards
Dr. Edwards trained at Nottingham medical school and qualified in 1988 before starting work in a variety of hospital jobs in Yorkshire. He came to Westbury Group practice in 1993 and now spends nearly all his time working in the Bratton surgery which looks after most of the patients of Bratton, Edington and Coulston as well as some people from Steeple Ashton and Erlestoke. After Debbie Beale's retirement in 2017, he is now the Senior Partner. Dr. Edwards is married with three children.
Dr. Zak Mohiuddin
Qualifying as a GP in 2005 in Bath, Dr Zakir Mohiuddin joined the Westbury Group Practice. He initially worked as a salaried GP and stayed until 2010, then joined Widbrook Surgery as a partner. He returned back to Westbury in September 2014 as a partner. His special interests include Dermatology and Aesthetics and minor operations. He passed the diploma in Practical Dermatology in 2008. Dr. Zakir lives in Bath with his two children. His other interests include Cricket, Swimming and Travelling.
Dr. Claire Balysz
Dr Balysz qualified in 1997 in London. She moved to Wiltshire only recently, joining the practice in June 2018. Her areas of interest include women's health, mental health and education. Apart from being a GP she is also an assistant coroner for Wiltshire and Swindon, working in forensic medical performing sexual offence examinations for adults and children. Outside of work Claire likes to run, ride horses and do yoga in her spare time. She has five children.
Dr. John Moore
Dr. Moore qualified 1997 from University College London. He is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. John works regularly in an Orthopaedic Clinic and has experience of working in elite-level sport. Sporting injuries remain an ongoing interest.
Dr. Imran Safeer
Imran qualified as doctor from University of Punjab Lahore Pakistan in late 2002. He has worked in General Medicine, General Surgery and Psychiatry before starting his Postgraduate GP training in Bath. He has also worked in Paediatrics at the Royal United Hospital as a GP Registrar during his training. He qualified as a GP in 2011 and started working for Westbury Group practice as salaried GP. His specialist interests include Psychiatry and Elderly medicine.
Dr. Alice Gallen
Dr. Alice Gallen trained at UCL and qualified in 2010. She did her postgraduate training in Wales and after qualifying as a GP moved to work in Westbury. When not at work, she spends her time looking after her two young children, and if she gets a chance she loves playing tennis, reading, walking, sailing and swimming. She is qualified to fit contraceptive coils and implants and is interested in medical education.
Dr. Helen Sangster
Dr. Sangster undertook her medical training at the University of Leeds, qualifying as a doctor in 2009. She spent the following two years working in hospitals in Leeds before living for a year in Rotorua, New Zealand. Here she worked as a doctor in the departments of Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Emergency Medicine. Following her return from New Zealand she completed her GP training in Bath, working at Smallbrook Surgery, Warminster, before moving to Westbury Group Practice in 2018. Dr Sangster is currently on maternity leave.
Dr. Anna Rozycka
Dr. Rozycka qualified in 1992 from Medical University of Silesia in Poland. She completed her GP training in 2006 conferring the title of consultant in scope of Family Medicine. After moving to England, she worked in hospitals looking after patients post a variety of elective surgeries gaining wide experience in specialist fields such as ENT, gynaecology, general surgery, urology and orthopaedics. She joined the practice in 2017 following the completion of GP Induction and Refresher scheme under the HEE South West & Severn. She lives with her husband near Bath and has two children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening and restoring old furniture.
Dr. Adibah Burch
Dr. Burch is originally from Malaysia and graduated from University of Wales College of Medicine in 2000. She moved to the West Country in 2015 and was a part-time Associate GP in Bradford-on-Avon & Melksham. Prior to entering General Practice she trained in General Medicine and Anaesthetics and was a Repatriation Medical Officer for several years. She has particular interests in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Functional Disorders of which she is taking further studies in Functional/Integrative Medicine. She enjoys gardening, walking, pilates and experimenting with probiotic foods.
Dr. Susanna Stoneley
To be updated.
A locum doctor is a doctor who temporarily fulfils the duties of another. These professionals are still governed by their respective regulatory bodies, despite the transient or freelance nature of their positions. Below is a list of our regular locums.
Dr. Michael Gumbley
Dr. Debbie Beale
A GP Registrar is a qualified doctor who is training to become a GP through a period of working and training in a practice. They will usually have spent at least two years working in a hospital before you see them in a practice and are closely supervised by a senior GP. At present we have one registrar training with us;
Dr. Vanessa Jessop
Dr. Sarah Rayne