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 is our Practice Manager. If you have any problems or suggestions for the practice, Sharon will be able to help.
Deputy Practice Manager
Mrs Carole Goldsmith has been working at the surgery for over sixteen years.  She will be retiring on 30th March and Mrs Victoria Tunnicliffe will be assisting Sharon with the smooth running of the practice after that date.
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