Greenway Community Practice is an established local practice which recently moved to a new building. We serve a list of over 7000 patients concentrated mainly in the BS9 and BS10 areas.
We have a team of 6 doctors who provide much of the medical care. In addition we have Practice nurses and Health Care Assistants (HCA’s). This team is fully supported by excellent reception and administrative staff.
The doctors have personal lists of patients i.e. all patients and their families / households have a named GP, facilitating strong GP-patient relationships and continuity of care. Urgent problems can, of course, be dealt with by other members of the team when your own doctor is not available. We also use each others special interests / skills to give patients the best treatments ‘in-house’.
Dr James Cross
I qualified as a doctor in 1995 and before becoming a GP I did a number of different jobs in a variety of specialities. I came to Bristol in 1999 where I completed my GP training before becoming a partner in the practice in 2005. I also run the service for patients who have drugs and alcohol problems. Outside of work I train for and compete in a variety of endurance events when my two girls allow me to.
Dr Elizabeth Grimshaw
I grew up in Bristol and qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1999. I then spent time in New Zealand working in Accident and Emergency medicine and came back to Bristol to become a GP in 2005. I have a special interest in dementia and the care of patients in residential care. I enjoy walking and camping with my young twins and have recently taken up running.
Dr Claire Gillvray
Originally from N. Ireland I qualified as a doctor from Edinburgh University in 1999. I worked in a range of specialities including 4 years in Psychiatry before completing my training as a GP in 2006.I have a special interest in Sports Medicine, Child Health and Mental Health. I have a husband and two girls. Outside of work family time is generally spent training, watching or taking part in various triathlon related activities either home or away.
Dr Anna Collenette
I qualified in London in 2003 and after working in London for a while moved to Bristol 5 years ago as lots of my family live here. I have worked in St George and moved to Greenway surgery as it is closer to home and a fantastic surgery. I enjoy triathlon which involves a lot of swimming, cycling, and running so you will see me doing my home visits on my bike.
Dr Nicholas Halsey
I qualified as a doctor in 2008 after knowing I wanted to become a GP for many years. I enjoyed working in numerous specialities before completing my GP training here in Bristol. I also have a particular interest in education, and work as a GP Educator Fellow in Cheltenham one day a week. When not being a GP, I love mountain biking, playing the drums and photography. I enjoy DIY although admit I’m not very good at it!
Dr Sarah Cleverly
I qualified from Nottingham University in 2007. I worked in various hospital specialties in Derby and Chesterfield before moving to London for my GP training. After working in London for a few years my husband and I decided to move to Bristol to be closer to family. In my spare time, I enjoy Pilates and I am currently relearning to play the piano after a long break.
Dr Gillian Hay
I qualified from Sheffield Medical School as a GP in 1998 and moved to Bristol in 2001 with my husband’s job. I have worked in a number of different practices across Bristol over the last 15 years and have settled on Greenway Community Practice as my favourite place to work.
Outside of work I am married with three teenage children, a springer spaniel and enjoy singing, walking, cycling and sailing; not necessarily in that order.
Matt Wood (Practice Manager)
I left school after completing my A levels and have had a number of different job roles. For the past ten years I have worked as a Senior Manager in the Civil service. Before that I have had a number of jobs in private industry including call centre manager and IT project manager. I joined the Practice at the end of 2016 where my job is to ensure the smooth operation of the Practice so that we provide the highest standards of care, service and support for both our patients and our staff. I am married with a son and enjoy running, rugby and anything outdoors.
Appointments can be made to see the Practice Nurses directly. The Practice Nursing team, which now includes Health Care Assistants, offers a full range of treatment room and other services. For more information, see the Services page.
We are able to refer to our practice-attached Health Trainer who can provide advice and support with Stop Smoking, Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and lifestyle and Weight Management.
Sandra Whitehouse is available on Tuesdays to monitor blood pressure and discuss any aspect of your prescribed medications.
Reception and Administration Team
These staff are in the front line of our service. Please help them by being punctual, polite and as informative as possible.
Community Nursing Team
District Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors are attached to the Practice. Midwives can be contacted on 0117 959 8939, District Nurses and Health Visitors can be contacted on 0117 950 7000.
Lines open Monday-Friday: 8.30am-6.30pm
The surgery is open 8.00am – 7pm from Monday-Thursday and 8.00am – 6.30pm Friday.
If you need medical advice outside our opening hours please ring NHS 111