We are fortunate enough to have a large team of doctors working at the practice. All GPs are skilled to treat acute (short duration, in need of urgent care) and chronic (long-term) illnesses. They also provide preventative care and health education for all ages and sexes.

Dr Juliane Matthies

Staatsexamen Medizin, Facharzt fuer Allgemeinmedizin, Doctor medicine, Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, GP trainer

Personal Profile

Dr Matthies has been a GP at TOMC since 2005, and became a partner in 2011. Since qualifying in 1999 she has worked in medicine, A&E, Orthopaedics, Surgery and General Practice in both the UK and Germany.

Professional Interests

“I enjoy the wide spectrum of working in General Practice. I am involved in teaching our own staff as well as in teaching medical students, GP trainees and other doctors. I have a special interest in medicines management and prescribing, and also in women’s health and contraception.”

Dr Mark Norman

MBChb, DCH, DFFP, MSc (Genomics)

Personal Profile

Dr Norman has been a Partner and a GP at The Orchard Medical Centre since 1988.

Professional Interests

Clinical Governance, Vaccinations and Immunisations, Computing and Genetics.

Dr Patricia Flanagan

MB, Bch, BAO 1989 Trinity College Dublin MRCGP 1994, DCH, D Obs, DFFP, letter Competence in Intrauterine techniques

Personal Profile

Dr Flanagan has been a Partner and GP at The Orchard Medical Centre since 1997.

Professional Interests

Women’s Health, Children’s Medicine and Diabetes.

Dr Richard Berkley


Personal Profile

Dr. Berkley has been a Partner and GP at The Orchard Medical Centre since 1995. Previously he went to Medical School and Post Graduate Training in Sheffield and qualified in 1991. He has also gained experience from working abroad in India and New Zealand.

Professional Interests

“I am particularly interested in Cardiology. I work as GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) for Bristol North and South Gloucestershire CCGs in the field of Heart Failure, Hypertension, Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Risk management.

“I like the broad range of medicine that you are involved with in Primary Care, dealing with people and not just the diseases they present with. I enjoy working in a big practice with a team of people with different skills. We work hard to try and improve access for patients and there has been terrific pressure and change over recent years.

“I hope to see doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals working together to give people what they need, and in a way that protects continuity of care for those that need this, and convenience of access for others too.”

Dr Richard Pettit-Mills


Personal Profile

Dr Pettit-Mills joined TOMC in June 2011 as an associate GP having qualified from Southampton University in 2004, and became a partner in 2013 .

Professional interests

Joint injections, palliative care.

Dr Sarah Grant


Personal Profile

Dr Grant joined The Orchard Medical Centre as an Associate GP in November 2010. She qualified from The University of Nottingham in 2002, and became a partner in 2013.

Professional Interests

“I enjoy all aspects of general practice, but have a particular interest in Paediatrics, Women’s Health and Urology.”

Dr Rebecca Hennessy


Personal profile

Dr Hennessy joined The Orchard Medical Centre as an associate GP in March 2019 and became a partner in November 2019. She qualified from the University of Leeds in 1999 and did her post graduate training in Australia and the UK. Dr Hennessy has worked as a GP in Bristol since 2004.

Professional Interests

“I enjoy the wide range of people and conditions we care for in primary care and have particular interests in palliative care, mental health, care home medicine and sustainable general practice.”

Associate GPs

Dr Emma Ainsworth


Personal Profile

Dr Ainsworth joined TOMC as an associate GP in August 2015. She qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2009.

Professional Interests

“I enjoy the huge variety of medicine in general practice . However my particular interests are in women’s health and care of the elderly.”

Dr Rhian Hatton


Personal Profile

Dr Hatton joined TOMC as an associate GP in August 2014. She qualified from the University of Bristol in 2008.

Professional Interests

“I am interested in all aspects of General Practice but especially Women’s health and Care of the Elderly.”

Dr Caroline Crentsil


Personal Profile

Dr Crentsil joined TOMC as an associate GP in October 2016. She qualified from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2011 with a Distinction in Clinical Science and Clinical Practice.

Professional Interests

“I enjoy the variety of general practice but I also have a special interest in refugee and asylum seeker health.”

Dr Kethon Mahmud

BSc (Maths) MbBch MRCS PGDip MRCGP

Personal Profile

Dr Mahmud joined the Orchard Medical Centre as an associate GP in April 2019. He qualified in Cardiff in 2003.

Professional Interests

Dr Mahmud trained for many years in Orthopaedics and Trauma, and also enjoys all aspects of general medicine.​

Dr Alice Cooper

Personal Profile

Dr Cooper joined as an associate GP in September 2020 after finishing her GP training at TOMC. she qualified from the University of Leeds in 2013 and moved down to Bristol to complete her GP training.

Professional Interests

I have a particular interest in frailty and care of the elderly.I also enjoy the wide variety of patients we see in general practice and working with a number of different colleagues in the community.