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The Phoenix Surgery has Eight partners.

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 and also covers Dr Woodward's patients when he is on leave.  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 and Dr Hein Le Roux patients when they are 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 James H. E. Woodward

(Bristol 2009) MB ChB

Dr Woodward qualified from the University of Bristol in 2009 and joined Phoenix Surgery in 2015.    He completed his initial training in Somerset and Bristol before undertaking his General Practice training in Gloucestershire (with his registrar year down the road in Minchinhampton).  Between completing training and joining Phoenix Surgery he worked as a locum GP across Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. He covers for Dr Alison Nichol and Dr Naomi Vernon when they are on leave. He has a special interest in Palliative Medicine and used to work for Sue Ryder Hospice in Leckhampton providing out of hours cover for their patients.

In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis and piano, following Liverpool Football Club and photography.


Dr Naomi Vernon

Dr Naomi Vernon

Dr Vernon qualified from Nottingham University in 2005 and joined the practice in 2016. Prior to training in General Practice, she trained in hospital Paediatrics in Australia and UK. Alongside Child & Adolescent health, her clinical interests include Dermatology and Palliative Care. She also works as a Specialty Doctor at Prospect Hospice and covers GP Out of Hours duties. She is the Practice lead for Safeguarding Children and alongside nurse Lynn Adlington, runs Indigo Young Persons service. She is also a trustee for Phoenix Trust and Cotswold Counselling. She job shares with Dr Alison Nichol and covers Dr Woodward's list when he is on leave. She is married with a son and enjoys gardening, cooking and keeping active in her spare time.



Dr Amylouise Douglas

Dr Amylouise Douglas

Dr Douglas graduated from Cardiff University in 2007.  She completed her GP training in the Gloucestershire/Wiltshire area and joined the Phoenix Surgery in 2017. Dr Douglas enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has an interest in paediatrics.  Dr Douglas is married with two young children. When not working, she enjoys swimming, reading, playing the piano and going on adventures with her family.

Dr Hein Le Roux

 Dr Hein Le Roux

Hein qualified from Imperial College, London in 1998. He worked as a GP in rural Australia for 6 years before settling back to Gloucestershire in 2010. He also works for the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group in a number of roles and for the West of England Academic Health Science Network as their patient safety lead. 

Hein provides a Friday morning clinic at South Cerney and has an interest in diabetes, older people, patient safety and quality improvement. When he is not working he coaches his younger sons rugby team and does triathlons.

Dr Ruth Bowen - Trainee

DR Ruth Bowen

I am a GP trainee who qualified from the University of Southampton in 2013 and have been undertaking GP training at Great Western Hospital. During my training I have enjoyed gaining diplomas in Child Health,  Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as a Certificate in Medical Education. I am currently studying for a Diploma in Tropical Medicine with MSF in London before undertaking an extra year of GP training gaining experience in a rural hospital in South Africa. I am newly married and recently settled in Swindon. In my spare time I rock climb, play squash and am a pianist.

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