Meet the University Medical Team
The University Health Centre (UHC) provides appointments with doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and health care assistants, depending on your medical need. Our experienced reception team will be able to signpost you to the relevant clinician.
Dr Katrina Boutin MBB MRCP-peads DRCOG DFFP
I have been working as a GP for over ten years, and joined the practice in 2010. I am interested in all aspects of general practice but I have special interests in woman’s health and contraception (including coil fits) and dermatology. I am involved in minor surgery in the practice and young people’s health, I am available weekly at the University Health Centre.
Dr Alison Tavare MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP MSc SEM DFFP
I love all areas of general practice but have a special interest in sports medicine. Outside the practice I am the medical officer at Gloucestershire County Cricket club. I work a weekly session in our branch surgery at UWE Bristol. In addition I enjoy teaching, whether with medical students at the Old School Surgery or at the University of Bristol, or teaching sports medicine to other GPs.
Dr Neil Robertson BMBs BMedSci MRCGP
I joined the Old School Surgery as a full-time partner in September 2011, having previously been working in Chew Magna. I qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 2002 and completed my training for general practice in Newcastle.
I enjoy all aspects of general practice but have a particular interest in diabetes, dermatology and mental health.
Dr Nida Hussain MBBS MRCGP
I joined the practice in September 2014 and completed my general practice training in Somerset.
I enjoy all aspects of general practice in particular general medicine and women's health.
Dr Zara Aziz MBCh.B MRCGP DFSRH
I completed my general practice training in Lancashire before moving to Bristol a few years ago. I am interested in all aspects of general practice particularly woman’s/young peoples health. I have a keen interest in medical journalism and write for a GP magazine and other publications.
Dr Victoria Barnard MBBS MRCGP
I qualified in 2003 and have worked in hospital medicine for several years. I have been working in general practice since 2011 and completed my GP training in Cornwall. I moved to Bristol in 2013 and have been working here ever since. I enjoy many aspects of general practice but in particular general medicine and woman’s health, I am available weekly at the University Health Centre.
Jo Chambers, Nurse Practitioner
I qualified as a nurse in Birmingham in 1996 and since then have been working to extend my skills in clinical examination, diagnosis and prescribing. I have been working as a Nurse Practitioner for the past few years and you may be offered an appointment with me. I do weekly sessions at the University Health Centre.
I am able to prescribe medications for you if appropriate, and arrange further investigations. I mainly see patients with minor illness or injuries and have a special interest in contraception and sexual health.
Amy Chrzanowski - Mental Health Nurse
I qualified from UWE Bristol in 2012 and have spent the last four years working with Bristol Specialist Drug and Alcohol Service. You may be offered an appointment with me if you are suffering with anxiety, depression or low mood. My role is to support with medication if appropriate, carry out reviews and signpost on to other services offering talking therapies.
Our Nursing team is Caroline Slim and Lucy McKenzie. They both do a session every Wednesday afternoon, by appointment only. They hold routine surgeries for dressings, pill checks, Depo injections, asthma checks but, in addition, run numerous clinics at the Old School Surgery. The clinics include diabeties, COPD, coronary heart disease, chronic kidney disease, stroke/TIA and mental health reviews.
Mo Brown is the practice Health Care Assistant who offers a session on a Thursday morning to take blood tests, blood pressures and urine tests. These are by appointment only and authorised by a GP or Nurse Practitioner.
How to find us
Mental health support
Please take a look at our Wellbeing Service if you feel that you need support with your mental health needs.