Our Staff



MBChB 1987, MRCGP, DRCOG, FPCert, Dip Geriatric Medicine

Katharine joined the practice in February 2001. Katharine has been a GP here since 2001. Before that she worked in medicine for the elderly . She has a special interest in Gynaecology and contraception , trains GPs and students and is Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs Over-diagnosis group and Chair of the Optimal testing group. She is especially interested in lifestyle medicine and how the way we live can have a big impact on improving our health. Outside the surgery she goes running to counteract the effects of sitting on a chair all day at work, tries to keep her allotment under control & is learning to play the cello. Between times she is chief swarm catcher for her husband’s bees when they escape!



Brian moved to Brooklea from Dublin in 1999.He has a wide range of general practice interests and is a board member of the south Bristol commissioning consortium. He enjoys teaching and is a GP trainer. His family and sport fill his outside interests.



Caroline qualified in Cardiff in 2005 and joined the practice in November 2010 after completing GP training in Bristol. She has a broad range of general medical interests including ENT, dermatology and is involved in women’s health fitting both coils and implants here. She also enjoys being involved in medical student teaching within the practice and is an approved GP trainer. Caroline became a GP partner in July 2018. Outside of work Caroline spends much of her time looking after her family, taking some exercise - swimming regularly, Pilates and starting to run, involved in her local church, volunteer in school and Little Lifesavers CPR charity



Lucy qualified from Southampton University in 2004. She completed her general medical training and spent some time as a rheumatology trainee before moving into General Practice. She has worked in Bristol and North Somerset since qualifying as a GP. She moved to Nightingale Valley in 2020. Outside of work she enjoys cycling and looking after her children.


Anna completed her degree in Biochemistry at the University of Bristol before completing medical school at Warwick. She has worked as a doctor in Bristol since 2009, and in 2015 joined Nightingale Valley Practice as a GP registrar. She joined the team as a salaried GP in November 2019. Outside of work she is kept busy by her young family.


Faye trained at Warwick Medical School. She joined the practice in 2013 after completing her GP training in Bath. She enjoys the variety of general practice and is particularly interested in dermatology and women’s health. Outside of work her taken is taken up mainly with her young family but when she has the chance she enjoys paying netball, being outdoors and listening to live music.


Peter qualified from Bristol University in 2016 and completed his GP training here in 2022. He is interested in making healthcare and General Practice more environmentally sustainable. Outside of work he is a keen gardener and enjoys spending time in nature.



Amy qualified in 2013 from Cardiff University and then moved to Bristol where she has worked as a doctor since. She finished her GP training in 2022 having done a few stints of her training at Nightingale Valley Practice. Amy is particularly interested in women’s health, dermatology and paediatrics. Outside of work she is kept busy by her toddler and enjoys spending time with friends and family, holidays and music festivals.


Suze moved to South Bristol after completing medical school in Nottingham in 2014. She completed GP training in Bristol in 2022, having developed interests including paediatrics, women's health and medical education along the way. Suze enjoys the breadth of general practice and also spends time teaching medical students at the University of Bristol, and volunteering for Macmillan. In her spare time, she can be found in a dance studio (or stage!) or with her daughter and family.


Nurse Practitioners


Maria qualified as a nurse in 1996, after gaining experience in acute hospital settings she moved into primary care, working in general practice , walk-in centre's and Out of Hours. She Joined Nightingale Valley Practice as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in 2018. She has a nursing degree in emergency care, is a non-medical prescriber and has an MSc in advanced practice. Outside of work, she enjoys boosting her energy and fitness levels with gym classes, yoga sessions and meditation practice. Family life also adds to her emotional wellbeing.



James qualified as a Nurse in 2005, undertaking his training here in Bristol. James has worked in emergency departments, specialities such as the ear, nose and throat department in Southmead and most recently in a GP surgery in South Gloucestershire as an advanced nurse practitioner setting up a medical service in a secure children's home. James is a Christian attending a local church in Bristol and enjoys a variety of sports as well as spending time with his family.


Olive qualified as a nurse in 2008 and joined Nightingale Valley practice in July 2021 as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Prior to this she has worked in Acute hospital settings including Emergency Departments and the Acute Medical Units both at Frenchay and Southmead Hospital. Postgraduate she studied advanced practice at the University of the West of England and completed her non-medical prescribing in 2015. Outside of work She enjoy travelling and exploring new countries, baking, and is currently visiting all of the UK’s RNLI lifeboat stations (All 238 of them).


Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Practice Management

The Practice Manager and Deputy Practice Manager are involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The Practice Manager and Deputy Practice Manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.


Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.