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 Claire Parish and Dr Ciaran Conway 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.
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 and Dr Claire Parish.
In addition, we normally have a doctor in training.
At Weston Surgery the main doctors are: Dr Joerg Oertel, Dr Andrew Fountain, Dr Lizzie Thompson, Dr Victoria Jacobs and Dr Ciaran Conway.
In addition, we normally have a doctor in training at Weston as well.
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 Claire Parish
MbBCh BSc(hons) 2004 Cardiff. GMC No: 6098600
Dr Parish is primarily based at Rush Hill Surgery. Dr Parish trained in Cardiff and came to Bath in 2007. Here she finished her hospital and general practice training at the Royal United Hospital.
Dr Parish joined the practice in January 2012. Her particular clinical interests are in family planning, gynaecology and child health.
Dr Parish likes being a GP because she enjoy the variety of conditions and people we meet. She also like getting to know generations of families.
When not working, Dr Parish is kept busy by her two young children!
Dr Ciaran Conway
BMedSci (2009), BMBS (2011) Nottingham. GMC No: 7155669
Dr Conway is primarily based at Weston Surgery, although he does a regular session at Rush Hill also.
Dr Conway qualified from the University of Nottingham before moving to London to continue his training. He then completed his specialist GP training here in Bath.
In addition to his clinical work at the surgery he is currently involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education with roles at both the University of Bristol and the Royal College of General Practitioners.