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The John Kelso Practice History

The practice is named after the father (Dr Kelso Watson) and uncle (Dr John Watson) of Dr Stewart Watson, who was one of the three doctors working in the practice in the 1980s. There were two other GPs working in the practice at that time: Dr Alan Thorburn and Dr Cappil Joseph. Dr Mark Porcheret joined the practice in 1984 when Dr Thorburn retired.
The practice moved into the Park Medical Centre in 1986 having previously occupied the old stables of the end house on Bath Street.
Since the move into the Medical Centre the practice has expanded greatly. From three GPs, one nurse and no manager in 1986 the practice now has seven GPs, one nurse practitioner, two nurses, one healthcare support worker, one practice manager, two deputy managers, 8 receptionists, 3 administration clerks, and 2 Secretaries.

The Stockwell Practice History

We are an old established practice originally based on Stockwell Street. A single handed GP Dr Alfred Lawson was joined by Dr Jimmy Elsdon six months before the NHS was formed in 1948. Dr Clive Rowley and Dr Elsdon's son Simon joined the practice in the 1970s. In 1986 we moved to the Park Medical Centre with just 2 GPs, 1 Practice Nurse who only worked morning surgeries and 3 part time Receptionists. Dr Alyson Rees joined the partnership later that year. Since then Dr Matthew Stephenson, Dr Matthew Taylor and the late Dr Keith Barrow have been Partners together with Dr Paul Bromley who retires in September 2012. Over the years the Practice Team has grown to include: 2 GPs, 1Practice Manager, 1Reception Manager, 2 Nurse Practitioners, 1 Practice Nurse, 2 Health Practitioners, 6 Receptionists and 1 Secretary

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