St Michael's SurgeryTel: 01225 428279
The Beehive SurgeryTel: 01225 445004
MBBChir Cantab 1989 DRCOG MRCGP
MBChB Bristol 1993 DROCG DFFP MRCGP
MBBS BSc MRCGP MRCP DRCOG
BM MRCGP DRCOG
MBBS (dist)2008, MRCGP, DFSRH, BSc
MBBS (London 2004), MRCGP (2008) DFSRH (2008)
Doctors wishing to become general practitioners are required to spend 1 year working in general practice. These doctors are experienced in hospital medicine. Currently these doctors are Dr Sarah Blaikley and Dr Michelle Penn (from August 2015).
You may occasionally be invited to see an experienced doctor who is assisting us when a permanent doctor is away on leave. The receptionist will keep you informed when you make your appointment.
The Practice Nurses hold clinics on Mondays to Fridays by appointment at both surgeries.
The Practice Manager is available to answer questions regarding the running of the Practice and to help with any matters of complaint. We welcome suggestions on how we can improve medical services to the community.
We have a team of experienced receptionists who deal with appointments and enquiries on the telephone and at reception. Receptionists will not divulge information concerning patients to a third party, as this is strictly confidential and can only be given to the patient concerned.
Our experienced Nurse Practitioner triages via the telephone requests for same day appointments and emergencies, she is able to offer both same day and routine availability to see patients in the surgery or to speak to them on the telephone or can arrange appointments with the GPs if necessary. She is also able to prescribe medication and to refer on for further care if appropriate.
All doctors share maternity care with the community midwives at RUH. You can leave a message for the midwives at their office at the Princess Anne Wing at the RUH on Bath 825973.
If you are thinking about becoming pregnant there are some important facts you need to know beforehand; an information leaflet regarding this information is available to download.
Click here to open a copy of our leaflet “Thinking of Pregnancy”
The midwives look after you in your pregnancy from approximately 12 weeks when you first meet to have your booking appointment at home or hospital. Generally pregnant women see the Midwife about once a month until later on in the pregnancy when the appointments become more frequent (this depends on individual need).
All women receive post natal visits from their Community Midwife once they are home with their baby, helping with breastfeeding, baby care and support. These visits last until around 10 days after birth when care is handed over to your Health visitor.
Along with monitoring your health and wellbeing in the pregnancy the team can advise you on tests in pregnancy, classes, diet, exercise and preparation for labour and parenthood.
If you are already pregnant please see a doctor as soon as you know in order to plan your care.
For further information about pregnancy and childbirth please visit
The Bath & District National Childbirth Trust website.
The District Nurses attached to this practice are employed by Sirona. Our team consists of a District Nursing Sister, three Community Staff Nurses and a Health Care Assistant. They are based at the Beehive Surgery in Mount Road and they cover patients who are registered at both St. Michael’s and the Beehive surgeries.
The District Nursing Team provide nursing care for people who are housebound that cannot attend the surgery or where there is a valid reason why home visits are appropriate.
What district nurses do:
What district nurses don’t do:
The District Nurses work from 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday and can be contacted at the Beehive Surgery on 01225 404880. It is vital that you phone as early as possible if you require a visit that day. Please leave a message on their answer phone if they are out visiting patients and it will be picked up on their return to the surgery.
If you require a district nurse after 5.00pm or at weekends/bank holidays please contact the Out of Hours Service on 01980 626226.
Please contact Sister Matthews at the Beehive Surgery if you have any queries.
Community Matrons are experienced nurses who work closely with GPs, District Nurses and other community based services such as therapists to help you stay as well as possible, for as long as possible. They are experts in assessing complex medical problems and supporting people who live with long-term conditions. Dorothy House nurses in the community also provide support for anyone over the age of 18 (and their family or carer) with active, progressive and advanced disease which is life-limiting.
Dorothy House nurses in the community also provide support for anyone over the age of 18 (and their family or carer) with active, progressive and advanced disease which is life-limiting.
Twerton & Moorland Health Visiting Team
Midford House, St Martin’s - Bath - 01225 831694
Based at First Steps Childrens Centre, Twerton, Bath.
Health visitors are trained in preventative medicine and health promotion. They offer advice, information and support about many health and social issues. A health visitor can visit you in your own home by appointment, or at one of the local Baby Feeding Hubs offering support:
Tuesday 9.30-11.30am – St Alpheges Church, Oldfield Lane, Bath. BA2 3NR.
Tuesday 2.00 – 3.00pm – Southdown Methodist Church, Southdown, Bath. BA2 1NJ.
Thursday 12.30 – 2.00pm First Steps Annexe, Dominion Road, Twerton, Bath. BA2 1DF.
Health Visitor for the Active Ageing Service - Felicity Migalow -01225 831424.
Help, support and counselling is available from Southside Family Project.
Various counselling services are available at Southside Family Project who are based at Meade House, Wedgewood Road, Bath. Patients can self-refer. Their contact telephone number is Bath 331243.
If you need to see a physiotherapist, you do not need to see a doctor first. You can self-refer to either the St Martin's Hospital by filling in a referral form from reception or booking to see our physio at St Michaels.
Please be aware that appointments are limited however, and there can be a waiting list to be seen.
Clinics are held every Friday at St. Michael’s Surgery. Patients can self-refer to this clinic. Collect a referral form from St. Michael’s Reception.
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