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Dr Will Howard


Will is our Exectutive Partner. He qualified in London and did his Hospital training in Bournemouth and Salisbury. He has a special interest in Ophthalmology, ENT (ear, nose and throat) and joint injections. His wife is an Occupational Therapist at Christchurch Hospital and they have two young daughters.

He is a keen sportsman with a particular interest in motor racing, snowboarding, tennis and hockey.

Dr Karen Bentley


kbKaren joined the practice as a partner in 1989 having trained in Southampton and local hospitals. Her interests include Women and Children’s health, Care of the Elderly and Dermatology, Within the practice she is responsible for minor surgery, joint injections, Prescribing and medicines management .

She is also a GP Trainer, examiner for Southampton University Medical School and Lead appraiser for the Wessex Deanery for Southampton and the Isle of Wight. She also undertakes appraisals in Jersey and Gibraltar.

Her hobbies include travel, skiing, swimming, tennis, singing and running around after her grown up children and husband.

Dr Dominique O'Carroll-Bailey



Qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1997. Dominique enjoys all aspects of General Practice and works at the practice on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Her Interests include sailing, outdoor activities and living in the New Forest with her husband and two sons.


Dr Bridget Cracknell


Bridget was brought up in the Midlands and qualified from Bristol Medical School in 1985. She has a special interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Psychiatry.

She is married with a son and a daughter. Her interests include cycling and walking.

Dr Sarah Prendergast

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MBBS, MRCGPDr Sarah Prendergast

Dr Prendergast spends time working with our most frail patients to develop comprehensive care plans.  She also works at the Practice as an Urgent Care doctor. Before training to become a doctor she worked as a physiotherapist. Sarah is known for her stylish work cloths and delicious baking.        

Dr James Goodman

MBBS, BSc, MRCGP james

James qualified from Barts and The Royal London Medical School in 2010. He worked as a doctor in New Zealand for 2 years before completing his GP Training in Southampton and the New Forest. He is especially interested in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Child Health and Minor Surgery and Joint Injections.

James is a keen sportsman having played rugby for many years. He now loves getting outdoors with his family - whether it’s on foot, two wheels or on the water!

Dr Elizabeth Fowler

Bsc Msc BM(Hons) MRCGPDr Fowler

Elizabeth Fowler graduated from Southampton Medical School in 2008.  Her initial post-graduate training was based at Poole Hospital and then commenced general practice training in Wessex. She now works two days at the surgery and is married with young children. Her particular interests are infectious disease, child health, medical education and dermatology.

Dr Tim Thurston


After working as a Practice Partner for over 31 years Dr. Tim Thurston is now going to continue here even longer as a ‘GP retainer’. This is an NHS scheme designed to support GP practices, keeping long serving doctors in work by letting them cut back a little instead of retiring altogether. From June 2018 he will carry on seeing patients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. However he will no longer be a partner in the practice, so cannot any more be the named ‘usual doctor’ for patients. His patients will therefore be fairly allocated to one of the younger GPs. For the time being, people will still be able to book advance appointments with him, although due to his cutting down the wait to see him might be a little longer. We are delighted that our practice will continue to have the benefit of his considerable experience for the next few years.

Tim qualified from Guy's in 1982 and then spent time in London in Paediatrics and Obstetrics before joining the Practice. He has a special interest in Medicine of the Elderly. He enjoys sport and travel. 


We are very pleased to have met the stringent criteria of the Wessex Region training schemes to enable us to train qualified Doctors for one year in the speciality of General Practice. This means that as well as the regular partners, there will be an additional Doctor working within the practice for one year, full-time. We currently have Dr Alison Cook and Dr Ashleigh Moore working with us. 

As part of the training process, there will be occasions when we would wish to videotape consultations. This is purely for teaching purposes and the content of the tapes will be treated with the same strict confidentiality as your medical notes. Your written permission will be sought, both before and after the consultation, if the video is being used. We very much hope that you will be able to co-operate with us in helping our attached doctors develop their communication skills.

As in previous years, we will continue to have visiting medical students from Southampton University from time to time.

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