West Walk Surgery

Yate West Gate Centre, 21 West Walk, Yate, BS37 4AX

Practice Staff


Dr Andrew Moncrief (m)


MBChB MRCGP DCH DipObsts(NZ) Sheffield 1986 (Partner)
I qualified from Sheffield University Medical School in 1986 and after  doing some hospital work travelled and worked abroad for a few years.  On returning to the UK I did GP training and moved to Yate in 1994. I  consider myself a generalist, although these days that means being more  of a specialist than ever before. I have offered minor surgery and joint i    Injection service for a long time for our patients.

Dr Nicola Lloyd-Powis (f)


MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP Leicester 1994 (Partner)

qualified in Leicester in 1995 and after completing my General Practice training there, joined West Walk surgery in 1999.

After almost 20 years in the practice, I continue to enjoy the variety of general practice and feel fortunate to work with such an enthusiatic, hard working team. I have a special interest in women’s health, dermatology and ENT.

Outside work, I enjoy cycling and walking with my family and our cocker spaniel.

Dr Robert Palmer (m)


MBChB DCH MRCGP(UK) Auckland 1988 (Partner)

I have practiced as a full time GP at West Walk Surgery since 2001.  My clinical interests include men’s health, sport injuries and children’s medicine.

I live locally and my outside interests include cycling, adventure racing and snow boarding.  In my spare time I enjoy exploring the countryside and visiting Westonbirt Arbouretum.

Dr Harriet Delap (f)


MBChB MRCGP DipO&G(NZ)DFSRH DTM&H Manchester 1998 (Partner)

I joined the practice in 2008 having completed my general practice training in 2005 in the Bath area.  Prior to that I had lived and worked in New Zealand for 3 years where I developed my love of the outdoors.  I have an interest in contraception and women’s health including the menopause. I am a GP trainer, supervising doctors through their GP training program during which time they spend at least 12 months at the surgery.  I also offer joint injections.

I very much enjoy working with our excellent team and feel lucky to do the job that I do, providing long term care for patients and their families in the community.

Dr Rebecca Fowler (f)



I qualified as a doctor in London in 1995 and after completing my house jobs I worked in New Zealand for a year. I returned to England to do my GP training and joined West Walk Surgery in November 2010.

I have recently become a GP Trainer and am enjoying supervising our trainee doctors in the practice. I am also studying for a Masters in Primary Care at Bath University.

I love running and triathlon and am developing an interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Dr Sam Davies (m)


MBChB (Hons) BSc MRCGP DRCOG Cert MedEd FHEA  Bristol 2007 (Partner)

I joined the practice in 2012, having completed my General Practice training in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. After graduating from the University of Bristol, I worked in a variety of specialities in Southmead and Frenchay hospitals.

I have a special interest in the running of clinical research studies in General Practice, and am the research lead here at West Walk Surgery. I also enjoy teaching medical students.

I am the Managing Partner, supporting our excellent administrative team, and the Clinical Director of our newly formed Yate and Frampton Primary Care Network; a network of local practices working together to provide even better care for our local community.

In my spare time I enjoy cycling and walking and spend a fair amount of time trying to persuade my family to join me in these pursuits!

Dr Helen Pyke (f)

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MBChB  MRCGP  DRCOG  DFFP Leeds 1997 (Partner)

I qualified in Leeds in 1997 and completed my GP training in Derby.  I’m originally from Bristol and moved back to the area when my first child was born.  I joined West Walk Surgery in 2015 and became a Partner in 2017.  I enjoy the variety of general practice and have an interest in women’s health and sports medicine.  I am lucky to work with an enthusiastic, hardworking team providing care and support to our local community.

Dr Jess Watson(f)


I completed my general practice training in Bristol and have worked at West Walk since 2018. I have an interest in women’s health and child health.
Alongside my work as a GP I also work at the University of Bristol four days a week doing research and am studying for a PhD. I also enjoy teaching medical students, both at the University and at West Walk Surgery. Outside of medicine I enjoy outdoor swimming and playing the violin.

Dr Michelle Penn(f)

I qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in London in 2010, and moved to Bath for my GP training in 2013. I have an interest in medical education and am involved with teaching medical students at West Walk Surgery and the University of Bristol. I am also a member of the Royal College of GPs Severn Education Team and in this role organise educational events for GPs. My interests outside of work include running, skiing, playing netball and generally being outdoors and active!

Dr Daniela Rees(f)

Dr Andy Hamilton(m)


Nurse Practitioner

Elizabeth Rogers

Urgent Care Practitioner

Matt Tidy

Clinical Pharmacist

Nicola Bruce

Daniella Proenca



Kirsten Roberts
Elaine Gibson
Ruth Kethro

Mental Health Nurse

Lauren Coulthard

Research Nurses

Jane Deacon 

Nicola Willey

Practice Nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Healthcare Assistant

Ruth Reader

Denise Vear


Paula Clarke
Tracy Pitts

Healthcare Assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), carrying out ECGs on behalf of our GPs and undertaking new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Practice Management

Victoria Hawkins (f)


The Practice Manager and her supporting team are involved in overseeing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The PM supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Assistant Practice Manager

Terri Small (f)


The APM assists the Practice Manager in the smooth running of the practice, deputising where required.



Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses.

When you telephone, our receptionists may need to ask one or two questions in order to judge the urgency of your request. Please be assured that any information you give them will always be treated in confidence as all practice staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality.

Our reception team also perform other important tasks such as registering new patients, issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, looking after patient records and supporting the partners in the smooth running of the practice.

Attached Staff

At West Walk Surgery and Coalpit Heath Surgery we are supported by a dedicated team of professionals who work within our community for the benefit of our patients.  We work closely with:

  • Community Matrons
  • Community Midwives
  • Dieticians
  • District Nurses
  • Drugs Counsellors
  • Health Visitors

If you feel you need input from one of these agencies, please discuss your needs with your doctor.