GP Partners & Other Doctors

Rush Hill & Weston consists of the partnership of Dr Oertel, Fountain Thompson and Jacobs. We are also very fortunate to have Dr Diana Rodrigues working as part of the clinical team. As a training practice, we also have doctors in training working as an integral part of the team. You can read more about doctors is training below.

Usual Doctor

We pride ourselves on high levels of personal care and strong doctor patient relationships. We encourage patients to adopt a ‘usual doctor’, as this enhances your continuity of care with the practice and suggest you make an appointment with this doctor when attending wherever possible.

Newly registered patients will be allocated a ‘usual doctor’.

At Rush Hill Surgery the main doctors are : Dr Joerg Oertel, Dr Andrew Fountain, Dr Victoria Jacobs with Dr McHugh (1 session per week).

At Weston Surgery the main doctors are: Dr Joerg Oertel, Dr Andrew Fountain, Dr Lizzie Thompson, Dr Victoria Jacobs and Dr Linda McHugh.

We are a training practice and normally have a doctor in training at both sites, whom are working under the supervision of one of the regular GP’s.


Dr Joerg Oertel
SEM (Germany) 1989, MRCGP. GMC No: 4130187

Dr Oertel sees patients at both Rush Hill and Weston sites.
After completing medical school in Berlin, Germany, he came to the UK in 1994.
After years of hospital work in medicine and oncology, Dr Oertel changed to General Practice and joined the Rush Hill & Weston Surgery in 2004.
He has been a partner since March 2006 and is enthusiastic about most aspects of primary care. Dr Oertel’s special interests are chest medicine and oncology. He has been a GP trainer since 2008.
Dr Oertel is the surgery CQC Registered Manager.

Dr Andrew Fountain
MB BS 1994 London. GMC No: 4111854

Dr Fountain sees patients at both Rush Hill and Weston sites.
Dr Fountain went to medical school at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London.
He graduated in 1994. Then came to Bath in 1995 and decided to stay!
He enjoys being a GP for the variety it offers and getting to know people.
His main hobbies and interests are Hill Walking, Sport, Cooking, Gardening including his child and wife free allotment!

Dr Lizzie Thompson
BM Hons 2005 Southampton DFSRH. GMC No: 6129703

Dr Thompson is primarily based at Weston Surgery.
Dr Thompson studied medicine at the University of Southampton and graduated in 2005. She grew up in the Chew Valley, and was drawn back to the local area to complete her GP training in Bath.
Dr Thompson thrives on being the “generalist”, enjoying the variety of her work, and the privilege of being a GP.
Most of her time outside of work is consumed by looking after her boy/girl twins, who are very busy and lots of fun! But when she does get a chance she enjoys walking, reading, music, theatre and travelling.

Dr Victoria Jacobs
MB ChB 1998 Liverpool. GMC No: 4542195

Dr Jacobs is originally from the Liverpool area, and completed her initial medical training there.
Dr Jacobs is predominantly be based at Rush Hill, and also hold regular sessions at Weston Surgery.
When not busy at work, Dr Jacobs spends her time trying to tire our her young children and energetic dog!

Other Doctors at the Surgeries

Dr Diana Rodrigues                                                                                                                                 MBChB (Hons) 2009 Edinburgh BSc (Hons) MRCGP (2016)

Dr Rodrigues studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, as well as spending a year at Leeds University studying International Health, and graduated in 2009.  She moved to Bristol to undertake her foundation training and completed her GP training in Bath, some time of which was spent at Weston Surgery.

Dr Rodrigues is primarily based at Weston Surgery.

She enjoys all aspects of General Practice, in particular the variety it brings. She also spends time regularly teaching medical students.

When not at work, she is kept very busy with her three boys and the family allotment.


Dr Linda McHugh (Retired)