About our doctors
Here at the University Health Service you are welcome to see any doctor or to see the doctor of your choice when they are next free.
However, it is often helpful to try to see the same doctor about an ongoing problem as this helps maintain the continuity of your care.
Dr Sarah Armstrong
BMedSci BM BS (Hons) [Nottingham 1995] MRCP MRCGP DRCOG
Sarah Armstrong joined the practice in 2001. She was an undergraduate at Nottingham University Medical School, qualifying with Honours in 1995. She completed 3 years of postgraduate training in general medicine in Southampton, before changing to General Practice in 1999. She completed her GP training in the New Forest and Winchester.
Due to her training she has a keen interest in the whole spectrum of general medicine, particularly heart & respiratory disease as well as womens health. Sarah is our practice lead on diabetes and is our current Executive Partner.
Dr Suzy Bannister
BM [Southampton 2002] MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
Suzy graduated from Southampton University in 2002 and qualified as a GP in 2007. Since then she has gained experience working as a locum throughout the South Central area and later became a permanent GP.
She worked for us for several years on a regular basis before rejoining the practice as a partner in 2012.
Her areas of special interest are women's health and family planning (including providing the fitting of contraceptive coils and implants) and child health. Suzy is our lead partner for CQC & child protection. Suzy is also our F2 (SHO) trainer.
Dr Mark Edwards
BSc MSc BM [Southampton 1997] DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
Mark is also a former undergraduate of the University of Southampton Medical School,
who joined us in 2003, and completed his general practice training in Romsey and the New Forest.
His particular interests are minor surgery, contraception and medical informatics. He is lead partner for Information Management, Information Governance, our Clinical Systems software, our third-party IT systems, our telephony, and manages the external & intranet sites for the practice.
Dr Chris James
MB ChB [Bristol 1985] FRCGP
Chris has been a partner here since 1991. He enjoys all aspects of general practice, but has particular interest in Sports Medicine . This expands to all aspects of musculoskeletal medicine, including problems associated with the performing arts.
Chris is the Company Doctor for the English National Ballet, who he has worked with since 1995. He has participated in a wide variety of sports himself, but has excelled in none! The practice has developed many services for their patients and Chris has been responsible for bringing these changes about.
Chris is our lead partner for DES LES & LIS performance.
Dr Matt Prendergast
BM BS [Nottingham 1998]
Matt qualified from Nottingham University in 1998 and then spent some years as a Royal Naval Medical Officer before qualifying as a General Practitioner in 2008. He has worked as a partner in Dorset and Ringwood for the last 6 years and has interests in musculoskeletal and travel medicine.
Prior to joining the practice as partner he has worked regularly for us on a sessional basis. Matt is our lead partner for GP SpR (Registrar) training.
Dr Rafia Deader
GP Registrar, BM [Southampton 2010]
Dr Deader graduated in 2010 from University of Southampton and then did two years of Foundation training
followed by a year of trust grade SHO training in elderly care medicine and general adult medicine. She has
also worked in A&E, psychiatry and dermatology as parts of her GP training.
She has a specialist qualification in dermoscopy and a keen interest to specialise in dermatology later in her career. She is currently working towards her membership examinations for the Royal College of GPs.
Dr Deader is a qualified doctor who is completing the specialist training needed to qualify as a GP. She consults & prescribes independently, but has a practice-based trainer (Dr Prendergast) who overseas her development towards fully-qualified GP status.
More information on how to apply for a medical report to support a special considerations application.
Therapy & counselling
More information on how to get therapy (such as CBT and counselling) from our local services.
Walk in centre
If you have suffered a minor injury & need an x-ray, no appointment needed at minor injuries unit