Dr J J Kabler
MBBS (1987) DGM MrCGP FPcert
I qualified from Royal Free Hospital in London in 1986. I spent my training rotations in Jersey General Hospital. After completing my GP training I stayed on in Jersey for 1 year doing psychiatry at which point I came back to the UK and have been at the Chipping ever since!
I do plenty of minor surgery and joint injections, occasionally acupuncture. I also have an interest in skin problems and use a dermatoscope which enables you to see more details of a skin lesion than you can with the naked eye. This helps to decide what may be a skin cancer and what is benign. I am married to a very busy TV presenter and bestselling author Jackie, who currently works for QVC. Outside interests include Jumps racing, playing golf and tennis, cycling and above all cooking (closet Masterchef!).
Dr Christine L Thompson
MB ChB (1986) DRCOG DFSRH
I moved from Northern Ireland in 1981 to attend Bristol University qualifying in 1986. After house jobs in Torquay and Frenchay and a spell of infectious disease medicine at Ham Green Hospital in Bristol I did GP training in Bath and I became a partner at the surgery in 1996 but have lived in the area since 1987.
I have a passion about good quality contraceptive advice and fit coils and implants. I am responsible for personnel at the surgery. I am also Lead GP for Safeguarding Children and learning disability. I am a clinical supervisor which involves mentoring our junior doctors in training as well as looking after the many medical students that we have. I am an honorary teacher at Bristol University. I am married and have four children and two dogs which keeps me busy outside work but I also love running and cooking!
Dr Rachael S Hampson
MA MB ChB (1991) MRCGP DRCOG
I trained at Cambridge University and Addenbrookes Hospital, qualifying in 1994. After working as a junior doctor in and around Cambridgeshire I decided to return to my roots in the South West. I have been a part time partner since 1996.
I am the practice lead for Research, Adult Safeguarding and have a special interest in care of the elderly.
I am married with three grown up children. I love walking , gardening and travel.
Dr Richard A Ward
MB BS (1999)
Dr Ward originally trained as a surgeon and is a family man with three children.
Special interests: skin/minor surgery, diabetes, kidney disease.
Dr Kathryn Jones
MBChB (2009) MRCGP DRCOG DCH DFSRH
I qualified from The University of Bristol in 2009 and have worked locally at the Royal United Hospital, Great Western Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal. I completed my GP training in 2014 and have been at The Chipping Surgery ever since.
I value the variety of General Practice and the opportunity to get to know patients and their families. I have completed additional qualifications in Women’s Health and Family Planning and fit contraceptive coils and implants. I also have an interest in child health.
I am involved in medical education and am a GP trainer, providing supervision to the Foundation trainees and GP Registrars.
Outside of work I volunteer with a dog rescue and enjoy spending time with friends and family.
Dr Dannie Duke
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG
I qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2008 and then did my GP training in Wolverhampton and Walsall.
My interests include Paediatrics (babies and children) and Women’s Health
My husband and I moved from the Midlands to Gloucestershire in 2015 to enjoy the countryside. I have a young daughter who keeps me busy when I am not at work. As a family, we enjoy walking and going mountain biking in the lovely local countryside. During my “me time”, I enjoy furniture painting, going out for a jog and I have recently started playing netball again.
Dr Hannah Lunn
MRCGP, MBChB, MA (Oxon)
I qualified from the university of Birmingham in 2011 and worked in the West Midlands for my junior doctor years. I moved down to beautiful Gloucestershire for my GP training, qualifying as a GP in 2016. I joined the Chipping team in 2020. I love that no day in general practice is the same and feel privileged to support patients and their families with their health needs. My special interest is skin and doing minor operations. Some of my free time at the moment is being used up studying for a further qualification in Dermatology. I enjoy seeing all skin problems and use a skin magnifier gadget (a dermatoscope) to look more closely at lumps and bumps. I also enjoy public health and have a passion for good lifestyle advice and promoting physical and mental wellbeing.
I am married and have two young children. I enjoy spending much of my spare time with my family and friends. We enjoy getting outdoors, and love going to the Lake District regularly for walking holidays. I am also a keen tennis player and play for my club and county (but I still need to work on my backhand volley!).
BMBS BMedSc MRCGP
I qualified from the University of Southampton in 2016 and spent my junior doctor years in Kent. I moved to Gloucestershire in 2018 and completed GP training in 2021. I enjoy the personalised care that general practice can provide and have a particular interest in women’s health. Outside work I enjoy spending time sewing, walking in the beautiful local countryside with my husband, and singing with a local choir.
Dr Robert S Palmer
MB ChB (1988) DCH MRCGP
Ihave recently joined the practice at Chipping Surgery having worked as a GP in the NHS since 1998. I initially trained in Auckland, New Zealand.
I have a special interest in paediatrics and men’s health issues.
Outside of work I enjoy walking and cycling. I am slowly completing the Cotswold Way in stages this year. In the summer I enjoy outdoor swimming in the local Cromhall Quarry and surfing in Devon. In the winter I enjoy MTB local trails and snowboarding in France.
Dr Mark Vogan