Bloxham & Hook Norton Surgeries

Godswell Lodge, Church Street, Bloxham, Banbury OX15 4ES




Dr Tim Hurst MB, ChB, DObst, DRCOG, MRCGP, FPCert

Qualified 1990 Liverpool University. Interests include Diabetes, cardiac and respiratory medicine.

Dr Catherine Rose MB BS DCH DFFP MRCGP

Qualified 1993 Newcastle University. Interests include Family Planning, Paediatrics and Women’s Health. Joined the practice in September 2005.

Dr Sanjay Ramani MBBS MRCGP MRCP

Joined the practice in March 2009.
Qualified in 1996, Madras India.
Special Interests include Cardiology
and Diabetes.

Dr Jenny McGillivray MRCGP MBchB

Qualified in 1997 at the University of Sheffield. She joined the practice in 2015 and her special interests are elderly care and womens’ health.

Dr Jonathan Williams (more information coming soon)

Dr Neil Golder (more information coming soon)

Practice Health Care Team

Practice Manager

Fiona Jefferies joined the practice in 2017 and is responsible for day to day running of the surgeries. She is always pleased to receive suggestions or comments.

Deputy Practice Manager

Allison Thomas

Accounts Administrator

Susannah Thomas

Practice Nurses

Nurses work at both surgeries for dressings, smear tests, travel advice, immunisations, blood tests, family planning, confidential advice for the younger patient and advice on smoking cessation and weight control. You need to book an appointment via reception.

Rosemary Gasson SRN PGrad Diploma in Travel Medicine RCPS Glasgow
Joined the practice in July 2004 coming from a community hospital background, Rosemary has considerable experience in the area of wound management, and runs the practice Asthma Clinic. Rosemary successfully completed the Diploma in Travel Medicine in March 2009.

Mary Kitson SRN, RM, BAHons, PGCERTHE
Joined the practice in 2005.  Mary has extensive experience including midwifery and most recently nursing the elderly.

Jennifer Anderson RGN

Mental Health Nurses

Louise Neville and Carmel O’Malley are our  Mental Health Nurses. Both Louise and Carmel will be supporting the GPs in providing specialist care to some of our patients.

Health Care Assistant

Lucy Smith performs phlebotomy sessions along with blood pressure checks, health checks and fitting of ambulatory blood pressure monitors.

District Nurses

District Nurses can be contacted on their direct line telephone 01865 902006. District Nurses provide clinical care within the home environment.

Health Visitors

Baby Clinics are held at Bloxham Children’s Centre, Butterfly Meadow Wednesdays 1.00 – 2.15pm.

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with specialist public health training. We are trained in child development and protecting children and are available to support you in pregnancy and will see you once your baby is born. We are also able to provide support and advice to you within our child health clinics and at any time until your child becomes five years of age.

The Health Visitors work closely with Children’s Centres and community groups to provide services for families. The Health Visitors lead the Healthy Child programme to ensure a healthy start for your family. This programme includes development checks, baby clinics and health promotion advice.

Health Visiting teams provide additional services and support that any family may need; for example – parenting support, advice for a sleepless baby, support with post-natal depression/anxiety, infant feeding difficulties or tips on introducing solid foods.

We work together with a range of other agencies to provide additional services for families requiring ongoing support in order to deal with more complex issues. Agencies may include Children’s Centre, Early Years, Family Nurse Partnership and other community services.

Your Health Visiting Team at Bloxham & Hook Norton Surgeries is:

  • Melynda Heath – Health Visitor

Direct Telephone Line: 01608 737179


We have a dispensary on site at Bloxham and deliver twice daily to the surgery at Hook Norton.

Tracy Bush, Elizabeth Lowther, Katie Woodford, Marion Parr, Karen Solla, Nicky Gwyther and Esther Greaves make up the Dispensary team.

Dispensary Manager

Liz Lowther


The team at Bloxham and Hook Norton offer a friendly and confidential service to patients.

The Team:

Reception Manager

Charmaine Tarrant


Judith Warren, Marianne Ballantyne, Jill Eden, Debra Kirton, Julie Peters, Mandy Robinson and Claudia Roberts

Secretarial Support

Myriam Brearley, Moya Mansfield

Data Administration

Elaine Hemmings and Jane Gaskin.