• Dr Rohit Sethi – ((Nottingham 1983) BMedSci BM BS DA MRCGP)
    Dr Sethi qualified in Nottingham in 1983 and joined the Phoenix Surgery in 1989. As well as being a GP he is a trained anaesthetist and until March 2017 he worked at Cheltenham General Hospital in this role. He covers Dr Hill’s patients when Dr Hill is on leave.
    He is also co-founder and medical advisor of the medical communications and information company Intouch with Health (
    Rohit volunteers much of his annual leave to travel to Sierra Leone in West Africa where he supports a number of medical and community projects. With his wife, Veronica (also a GP), they started the charity HelpMadina (
  • Dr Alison Nichol – ((Bristol 1996) MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP)
    Dr Ali Nichol qualified in Bristol in 1996. After completing her GP training in Cheltenham she became a part-time Partner at Phoenix Surgery in 2000. She works closely with Dr Vernon to care for their patients. She enjoys all aspects of family medicine and has a particular interest in paediatrics and women’s health. She is married with two sons who keep her very busy and she also enjoys baking, cycling and skiing.
  • Dr Peter Hill – ((Nottingham 2006) BMedSci BM BS DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP FRACGP)
    Dr Hill qualified at Nottingham University and following hospital jobs, completed his GP training in Gloucestershire. Dr Hill spent a year working as a GP in Sydney, Australia and has been a medic on the Trans Siberian Express and on a train touring Iran. In his spare time Dr Hill enjoys rugby and cricket. Dr Hill is the GP Representative on the Patient Participation Group and covers Dr Sethi’s patients when he is on leave.
  • Dr Khalid Al-Khayat – (Birmingham 2006) MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
    Dr Khalid Al-Khayat known as “Dr Khalid” qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 2006. He completed his G.P training in the Midlands before initially working around the Wiltshire and Swindon area. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice, but particularly training medical students. He has also been approved as a trainer for up and coming GP registrars who are trainee GPs. He covers Dr Amylou Douglas’ patients when she is on leave. In his spare time he enjoys keeping fit and doing anything outdoors. He also spends a lot of time with his horses.
  • Dr Naomi Vernon
    Dr Vernon qualified from Nottingham University in 2005 and joined Phoenix Surgery in 2016. Prior to training in General Practice, she trained in hospital Paediatrics in Australia and U.K. She works closely with Dr Nichol to care for their patients. She is the practice lead for Primary Care Research, Oncology and Palliative Care. Outside of work she enjoys swimming, reading and cooking. She is married with two children.
  • Dr Ariadne Strong
    Dr Strong qualified from Liverpool University in 2012. She completed hospital jobs and then general practice training in Bristol.
    She enjoys all aspects of general practice but has a particular interest in women’s health and lifestyle medicine, which focuses on how we can improve our health through lifestyle.
    Outside of work she enjoys running, yoga and spending time doing anything active and outdoors!
  • Dr Jonathan Maxted – (Nottingham 2013) BMedSci BM BS
    Dr Maxted qualified from The University of Nottingham in 2013 and has undertaken GP training at Great Western Hospital. During his training Dr Maxted has become accredited by the RCGP for Minor Ops. Dr Maxted has an interest in Palliative care and spent part of his training working at Prospect Hospice in Swindon. Outside of work he enjoys spending time outdoors walking, skiing and wakeboarding.
  • Dr Georgina Hawkesworth
    Dr Hawkesworth graduated from Newcastle University in 2008. Before starting her medical training, she worked for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a research fellow helping to develop national guidelines. Dr Hawkesworth then completed her GP training in Epsom, Surrey before working as a GP in West London. Dr Hawkesworth enjoys all aspects of General Practice, but she has a particular interest in diabetes and women’s health. She grew up in Gloucestershire and moved back with her husband and 2 children in 2019. Dr Hawkesworth is glad to be back and enjoys walking in the countryside and having more space to run around after her family.
  • Dr Will Harris – MBChB BSc
    Dr Harris studied medicine at Bristol University and since qualifying has worked as a trust doctor in care of the elderly and acute medicine at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. He enjoys playing the double bass and in 2017 took a career break to complete an MA in performance at the Royal Academy of Music. He is currently doing GP training in Swindon and Bath.
  • Dr Heil
    Dr Heil graduated from Peninsula Medical School in 2015 and completed her GP training in Swindon. She enjoys all aspects of General Practice and is also interested in Medical Education. Dr Heil is a keen baker and in her spare time you’ll find her out on her bike, walking or climbing. She is married and has a bouncy cocker spaniel puppy called Bosco.