Our Team

New Partner

We are delighted that we have Dr Richard De-Heer joining the practice in January 2022.  He will be working Tuesdays, Wednesday am, Special Clinic, Thursdays and Fridays.
The Doctors
Dr R Merritt (Male) BM DRCOG MRCGP – Partner
Dr C McGregor (Female) MRCGP DCH DFFP - Partner
Dr R De-Heer (Male) - MBBS MRCGP DipBSLM Partner
Dr C Brand (Female) MBBS BS BSc MRCP MRCGP DFFP - Associate
Dan Rouncivell (Male) BSC - Paramedic Practitioner
Helen Bovill - Advanced Nurse Practitioner
The Practice Nurses
Lesley Saunders - Practice Nurse
Lauren Morgrage - Practice Nurse
Paula Ricketts - Healthcare Assistant
Bernie Smith – Healthcare Assistant
Tracey Strevens - Phebotomist
Practice Manager
Mrs Sharon McDavitt 
Deputy Practice Manager
Mrs Victoria Tunnicliffe
Finance Administrator
Cheryl Marsh is our Finance Administrator. 
Personal Assistants
Each GP has a personal assistant as follows:    
Dr Merritt - Karen 
Dr McGregor - Margaret 
Dr Brand - Sam.  
Dr De-Heer - Caroline
They will liaise with the GPs on your behalf.
Receptionists / Administrators
We have a team of nine receptionists who have a very difficult job to do.
They are a valuable link between yourself and the doctor so please try to treat them with consideration.
They are Margaret, Karen, Sam, Annette, Tracey, Helen, Nicola, Sarah and Julie.
We also have a Medical Secretary, Caroline, a Summariser / Read Coder, Maura and a Care Co-ordinator Debi. 
Dr Savvas Retirement
Dr Savvas retired at the end of May 2021
After 21 years as a GP Partner at Bridgeside Surgery, I will be retiring at the end of May 2021.
It has been a privilege to have served the patients at Bridgeside and
I wish you all well.      Savvakis Savvas