Doctors

  • Dr Jeremy HallidayMB BS 1986 (Guy’s) MRCGP 1994 DRCOG 1989 GMC Code: 3122741
    I was born in Cumbria but trained at Guys Hospital, London where I met my wife Alison, who works locally as a cardiology nurse specialist. I help guide the practice through the ever-changing NHS business environment as well as carrying out my clinical role. I live in Churchdown and both my now grown up children attended the local schools. I am a keen supporter of the Cheltenham Festivals of which my wife and I are both Patrons but also enjoy the local horse racing.
  • Dr Sharon DrewettMB ChB 1990 (Bristol) MRCGP 1995 DCH 1993 DRGOG 1994 GMC Code: 3334038
    I grew up in London and trained at Bristol, qualifying in 1990. I worked as a GP in London, Cardiff and Brighton before moving to Gloucestershire in 2005. I am committed to providing a high quality of patient centred care and am passionate about supporting people to look after their own health and wellbeing. I am excited to be leading a project which is helping patients connect to peer support activities in our community and look forward to collaborating further with our patients and community in the future. ​I am a GP trainer and proud to be part of the expanding teaching team at Churchdown as we support the next generation of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. I also have an interest in global health and have been to Nepal twice as a volunteer with PHASE Worldwide, to supervise and mentor health workers in remote Himalayan communities. I am married to Paul, a neurologist, and as our children fly the nest we are enjoying the opportunity to spend more time exploring the Cotswolds both on foot and by bike (in my case on an e-bike!). Visiting our children in various places around the UK and Europe also keeps us busy!
  • Dr Thomas AgombarMB ChB 2002 (Leeds) MRCGP 2009 DGM 2005 BSc 1999 GMC Code: 6050495
    I trained in Leeds, graduating in 2002. I worked in London and as a volunteer doctor in Bhutan before moving to Gloucestershire to complete my GP training. I have a special interest in elderly care and in medical education. I help run the local GP training scheme and supervise trainees working at the surgery. Outside of work I enjoy cycling, tending my allotment and running around after my 3 children.
  • Dr Liza PickettMB ChB 1986 (Oxford) MRCGP 1990 DCH 1991 DRCOG 1990 GMC Code: 3189056
    I grew up in Hertfordshire and trained at Cambridge and then Oxford Universities qualifying in 1986. I completed my GP training in Hertfordshire and worked as a GP there before moving to Gloucester. My husband is a local Kidney Specialist and we have 2 children who are now grown-up. I am the lead clinician for diabetes management. I am committed to providing patient-centred care and ensuring continuity of care. My interests include women’s health, paediatrics and elderly care but I love the variety that general practice provides. Outside of work I enjoy time with family, friends and a variety of music. I am also an active member of a local church.
  • Dr Jonathan M P Dixon – MB ChB 2007 (Birmingham) MRCGP 2012 DRCOG 2011 GMC Code: 6155481
    I graduated from Birmingham University in 2007. I met my wife while we were both in the Birmingham GP training scheme and moved to Cheltenham in 2012. I was delighted to join the practice as a full-time Partner in January 2013 and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and strong team mentality at Churchdown Surgery. I am interested in IT, gardening and have an extensive collection of carnivorous plants.
  • Dr Sarah HeppleMB ChB 2001 (Liverpool) MRCGP 2009 MRCP 2005 DFFP 2009 GMC Code: 6029117
    I grew up in Worcestershire then trained in Liverpool. After qualifying in 2001, I worked in hospital medicine in Birmingham for 3 years prior to returning to Worcester to train as a GP. After 5 years working as a part time salaried GP (and running around after my 2 small children) I joined Churchdown Surgery in 2015 as a Partner. I am a GP trainer and enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for general practice with our medical students who join us from Bristol. I like being able to provide continuity of care for my patients whatever life throws at them and have an interest in palliative care. I run the joint injection clinic at the surgery and am proud of our surgery ethos. Outside of work I can be found in my garden, socialising with friends and family or listening to music.
  • Dr Natalie D TowleMB BS 1991 (London) BSc DGM MRCGP 1997 DRCOG 1995 GMC Code: 3542204
    I trained in London at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School qualifying in 1991. I completed my GP training in 1997 and have been at Churchdown Surgery in various guises ever since! I have been a salaried GP in the practice for several years with particular interests in women’s health, mental health and teen issues. I have recently taken up a more regular role teaching medical students from Bristol University. Outside of work I keep busy running after my 3 (not so young) children, horse riding, and learning to play the piano badly.
  • Dr Michelle QuinnMBCH B Liverpool 1996 DRCOG 2000 DFS RH 2006 MRCGP 2010 GMC Code: 4312208
    I was born at Gloucester Royal Hospital and have lived in Gloucester until I left for University in 1991. I attended a local Girls Grammar School. I trained in Liverpool and then lived in the North West (Southport, Wrexham, Cheshire) until I moved to Southampton in 2003. I finally returned to Gloucester in 2011, working as a locum initially until joining Rosebank Surgery as a salaried GP in 2013. I was very pleased to be offered a salaried job at Churchdown surgery in 2016 and am now a GP partner. I have an interest in Women’s health and also very much enjoy providing continuity of care and being part of the very friendly and supportive team at Churchdown. My outside interests include music, especially attending live music, looking after my animals ( I have 2 cats, 2 rabbits and 4 guinea pigs!) and spending time with my 2 boys and my large extended family.
  • Dr Polly Lane – GMC Code: 7019434
    I grew up in Oxfordshire and graduated from Southampton University in 2008. I then worked as a doctor in the Army, including an operational tour of Afghanistan in 2010/11. I undertook GP training in Bath and then settled in Cheltenham with my husband, joining Churchdown Surgery as a salaried GP in 2017. I have an interest in dermatology and run the skin surgery service for the practice, and ! am involved in the surgery being a Park Run practice. I enjoy the outdoors, running and badminton, and am kept very busy with my 1 year old son!
  • Dr Lee CooperGMC Code: 7137956
    I trained at Cardiff University Medical school and qualified as a Doctor in 2011. After this I completed my junior doctor training in South Wales, mainly working in Cardiff, and Swansea. The Six nations was always an interesting time for an Englishman in Wales! After a year away in New Zealand, I then moved to Gloucestershire for my GP training and have worked in both Gloucester and Cheltenham and qualified as a GP in 2017. I live locally with my Wife and 2 pre-school children and enjoy mountain biking, triathlons and photography, that is when I’ve not been kept awake at night!
  • Dr Nicole Wilson – MRCGP 2020, MBBCh 2013 (Cardiff) GMC Code: 7404653
    I had the pleasure of working in Churchdown Surgery for my Registrar year, the final aspect of my GP training, and am delighted that I have been asked to stay on as a Salaried GP. I have previously worked all round Wales, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, but am thrilled to settle my roots now living in Cheltenham with my husband. I enjoy walking, baking, meeting up with friends and am an active part of my local church outside of general practice.
  • Dr Hein Le Roux – GMC Code 4543543
    I was born in South Africa before moving to the UK aged 14. I trained at St Mary’s Hospital in London where I met my wife Emma who is also a GP. We have 3 children and moved to Gloucestershire in 2010 after 6 years working as GPs in rural Australia. I feel very fortunate to have joined the Churchdown Practice team in 2018. They are very focused on improving patient care and this fits with my other role as Deputy Clinical Chair of Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group. My clinical interests are with older people and people who have dementia.
  • Dr Swati Purohit – GMC Code 6149315
    I graduated from Royal Free and University College Medical School in 2006 and went on to complete my GP training in London. After qualifying as a GP in 2011, I worked in a London practice for 2 years until my husband and I moved over to Gloucestershire in 2014. I was very grateful to become part of the wonderful Churchdown Surgery team in 2017 and currently work on Mondays and Wednesdays. The rest of my week is filled with looking after my two lovely and very active children.
  • Dr Mary Jardine – GMC Code 7478617
    I was born in Poland, and I moved to Canada at age 3. I did most of my education there including a degree in Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa. Later on, my husband and I decided to move back to Europe where I completed my medical degree in Warsaw. I enjoyed my time in Europe so much, I decided to apply to do Foundation training in the UK. This included working for 2 years in Plymouth after which we moved to the Gloucestershire area for me to do my GP training. I consider myself quite lucky to be working in Churchdown Surgery, as it such a dedicated and dynamic practice. My areas of clinical interest are Paediatrics and Sexual/Reproductive Health; and I am working towards completing specialty diplomas in these subjects.