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Beechfield Road, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9DL [Map]

Our Doctors




 Dr Simon Burrell (M) BSc MB ChB Bristol 1979 MRCOG MRCGP


Qualified at Bristol in 1979. He worked in several hospitals in Bristol and Bath for some years in various specialities, but particularly in obstetrics. He joined the partnership in Corsham in 1985. Like all the partners he is keen to consider health and illness in the context of the whole person and to ensure an understanding of the balance of the benefits and hazards of modern treatments. He looks after the residents of Claremont and Warrington Lodge Care Homes and through this, has significant experience of helping older people and providing palliative care. For ten years he was a medical officer for Bath Rugby Club, and has an interest in sports health. He has been involved in some of the wider aspects of organising health care in Wiltshire for some time; providing clinical input into decisions about how NHS funds are spent. He is currently chair of the North Wilts GP commissioning group. He is also involved in appraising other GPs in Wiltshire 




Dr Margaret Hatherell (F) MB BS London 1990 DRCOG MRCGP


Qualified at St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, in 1990. After working in hospitals in Bath and Swindon while training to be a GP, she joined The Porch as a part-time partner in 1996. She is the lead partner for several clinical areas and also for the Patient Participation Group and Carers. She takes a holistic approach to each patient and enjoys the variety of general practice.



Dr St.John Mohr (M) MB ChB Birmingham 1991 MRCGP


Qualified at Birmingham University Medical School in 1991. He remained in the Midlands for junior hospital jobs and to complete his GP training. He then temporarily left the NHS to work for the pharmaceutical industry in 2000 before returning to General Practice in 2004. He became a partner at the Porch Surgery in 2005. St.John is a full time partner at the Porch and is involved in Clinical Trial Research. He is the practice IT, finance and prescribing lead and and enjoys minor surgery.  


Dr William Davies (M) MB BCh Cardiff 2004 MRCGP DCH


Qualified in 2004 at University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff. He worked in a variety of hospital posts in Wales and spent a year in New Zealand mainly working in paediatrics.  He commenced GP training in Bath in 2007 and spent time in hospital posts in rhematology, cardiology, gastroenterology, paediatrics, obstetrics,gynaecology and ENT.  He joined the Porch Surgery in 2009 as a GP registrar and remained there as as salaried GP.  He became a partner at the surgery in 2014.  He is now a GP trainer and oversees GP's in training.



Dr Joanna Swallow (F) MB BS London 2002 MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH DipMedEd


Qualified in 2002 at St Georges Medical School, London. She did house jobs in London and Chichester before working in Emergency medicine in Australia. On returning to the UK she moved to Bath and in 2004 undertook GP training posts in Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Gynaecology and ENT. She has worked as a GP in Bath and Wiltshire since 2007. Joanna works as a GP educator in Swindon and is involved in training future GPs. She finds the variety of General Practice interesting and within this particularly enjoys family planning, education and musculoskeletal medicine.



Dr Elizabeth Watson (F) MB ChB Cardiff 2004 MRCGP


Qualified from University of Wales in 2004 and worked at several hospitals in South Wales before heading to Australia for a year working in Accident and Emergency. She returned to the UK in 2007 to join the Bath GP training scheme and rotated through specialities including Oncology, Cardiology, ENT, Gynaecology and Paediatrics. She worked in Somerset for five years and joined the Porch Surgery in 2015. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice, in particular Gynaecology and Palliative Care.




Dr Catherine Bennett (F) MB BS London 2004 Bsc MRCGP DFSRH DRCOG


Dr Bennett qualified in 2004 from University College Medical School, London. After house jobs she worked in A&E in Perth, Western Australia and returned to the UK to do a further 6 months A&E in Newham, East London. She started her GP training in South London in 2007. During which she spent time in Cardiology, Paediatrics, ENT, Palliative care and Sexual health.

She worked as a GP in West Sussex for 6 years before relocating to Wiltshire and started at the Porch in January 2017. She also currently works for the West of England Academic Health Science Network with Wiltshire CCG working on finding evidence for commissioning decisions. Particular interests include ENT, Contraception and Sexual Health.




    Dr Helen Davidson (F) MBBS London 2002  DRCOG, DFSRH, DCH, MRCGP, MCEM
























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