Dr Will Howard


Will is our Exectutive Partner. He qualified in London and did his Hospital training in Bournemouth and Salisbury. He has a special interest in Ophthalmology, ENT (ear, nose and throat) and joint injections. His wife is an Occupational Therapist at Christchurch Hospital and they have two daughters.

He is a keen sportsman with a particular interest in motor racing, snowboarding, tennis and hockey.

Dr Bridget Cracknell


Bridget was brought up in the Midlands and qualified from Bristol Medical School in 1985. She has a special interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Psychiatry.

She is married with a son and a daughter. Her interests include cycling and walking.

Dr Dominique O'Carroll-Bailey



Qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1997. Dominique enjoys all aspects of General Practice and works at the practice on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Her Interests include sailing, outdoor activities and living in the New Forest with her husband and two sons.


Dr Sarah Prendergast

Dr Sarah PrendergastMBBS, BSc(Hons), MRCGP, DRCOG, PGDPD

Sarah graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2010 and was previously a physiotherapist specialising in neurological conditions. She joined the practice in 2014 as a GP Registrar and then worked as a locum and salaried doctor. Sarah became a GP Partner in 2018 and is especially interested in Women's Health and Dermatology. She sees patients on Mondays, Thursdays and some Fridays.

Sarah is married with twins at university. She enjoys getting out and about in the forest.

Dr James Goodman

MBBS, BSc, MRCGP james

James qualified from Barts and The Royal London Medical School in 2010. He worked as a doctor in New Zealand for 2 years before completing his GP Training in Southampton and the New Forest. He is especially interested in Musculoskeletal Medicine, Child Health and Minor Surgery and Joint Injections.

James is a keen sportsman having played rugby for many years. He now loves getting outdoors with his family - whether it’s on foot, two wheels or on the water!

Dr Elizabeth Fowler

Bsc Msc BM(Hons) MRCGPDr Fowler

Elizabeth Fowler graduated from Southampton Medical School in 2008.  Her initial post-graduate training was based at Poole Hospital and then commenced general practice training in Wessex. She now works two days at the surgery and is married with young children. Her particular interests are infectious disease, child health, medical education and dermatology.

Dr Marc Thomas

Bsc Msc BM(Hons) MRCGPmt

Marc graduated from Leicester University in 2012 and completed his GP training in Southampton. He previously worked as a Physiotherapist and volunteered for a Charity in India before going to medical school. Marc enjoys orthopaedic medicine and has a passion for teaching medical students and junior doctors.He likes to spend time in the New Forest with his family or watching football at St Mary’s.      


This is an NHS scheme designed to support GP practices, keeping long serving doctors in work by letting them cut back a little instead of retiring altogether. We are delighted that our practice will continue to have the benefit of their considerable experience.

We are aware that there have been rumours that both Dr Tim Thurston and Dr Karen Bentley have retired. This is not the case. They are both still seeing patients two days per week in their new roles as ‘GP Retainers’.

Dr Tim Thurston


Tim qualified from Guy's in 1982 and then spent time in London in Paediatrics and Obstetrics before joining the Practice. He has a special interest in Medicine of the Elderly.

After working as a Practice Partner for over 30 years Dr. Tim Thurston is now working as a ‘GP Retainer’. He sees patients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Dr Karen Bentley


kbKaren joined the practice as a partner in 1989 having trained in Southampton and local hospitals. Her interests include Women and Children’s health, Care of the Elderly and Dermatology.

After working as a Practice Partner for 30 years Dr. Karen Bentley is now working as a ‘GP Retainer’. She sees patients on Mondays and Tuesdays.


We are very pleased to have met the stringent criteria of the Wessex Region training schemes to enable us to train qualified Doctors for one year in the speciality of General Practice. This means that as well as the regular partners, there will be an additional Doctor working within the practice for one year, full-time. We currently have Dr Alison Cook and Dr Ashleigh Moore working with us. 

As part of the training process, there will be occasions when we would wish to videotape consultations. This is purely for teaching purposes and the content of the tapes will be treated with the same strict confidentiality as your medical notes. Your written permission will be sought, both before and after the consultation, if the video is being used. We very much hope that you will be able to co-operate with us in helping our attached doctors develop their communication skills.

As in previous years, we will continue to have visiting medical students from Southampton University from time to time.

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