Dr Mark SmithMB ChB (Bristol 1986) MRCGPFull time partner Dr Smith qualified from Bristol in 1986 and served with the British army till 1994 when he joined Blackbrook Surgery. He has worked as a Police Surgeon and continues to do out of hours GP shifts. His interests include GP training prescribing, and musculoskeletal medicine including joint injections. He enjoys cycling and yoga.
Dr Lisa HormanMB BCh (Cardiff 1989) FRCGP DCH Cert Med EdFull time partner Dr Lisa Horman has been a GP since 1991 and came to Blackbrook in 2001. Her medical interests include mental health, diabetes and helping people live well with their medical conditions. She is also an enthusiastic teacher of trainee GPs, both within the surgery and for the Somerset GP Training Scheme.
Dr Timothy NorburyMBBS, BSc, PhD, DIC, DRCOG, MRCGPPartner After finishing my training in London I moved to Somerset in 2007, working as a GP Partner since 2012. I have 3 children to help keep me busy, but any spare time is spent doing photography. I am the Doctor for Taunton Town Football club and also their official photographer, so you can find me crouched on the sidelines most weekend and my photos in the Gazette.
Dr Carola SteidlMRCGP DRCOG DRCPCHPartner Dr Steidl graduated at TU University in Munich in 1992 and worked for some years in gynaecology and obstetrics before qualifying as a GP in Somerset in 2001. She joined Blackbrook Surgery in April 2014. She enjoys being a family doctor, training students and trainee GPs and offers family planning clinics. In her spare time she likes fundraising, walking her rescue dogs and horse-riding.
Dr Christian HornungStaatsexamen (HEIDELBERG 2004) PHD MRCGPPartner Dr Christian trained at Heidelberg University, Germany and worked as a GP in Somerset before taking over a GP surgery on a Hebridean Island in 2011. He joined Blackbrook Surgery on 1st October 2015 and combines being a partner at Blackbrook Surgery for 3.5 days per week with working in A&E at Musgrove Park Hospital. His other work interests include Minor Surgery & Business Development. He is married with 4 young children and enjoys seeing his children getting closer to beating him in racket sports.
Dr Kate SpreadburyBM. SOUTHAMPTON 1994, MRCGPDr Spreadbury trained at Southampton Medical School, She moved to Somerset to complete her GP training in 1996 and obtained the Membership of the Royal College of GPs in 1999. She has worked as a locum in many practices across Somerset and has been a salaried GP twice before, but was very pleased to join Blackbrook and Victoria Gate surgeries working family friendly hours as her daughter has just started primary school. When she is not dashing to school, on to work then back again she enjoys baking and dreams of have a productive vegetable patch!
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Dr Net Earnings (m)
All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (e.g. Average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. This is required in the interests of the greater public accountability recognising GP pay is ultimately funded from tax paid by the public.
The average pay for GP’s working in Blackbrook and Victoria Gate Surgeries in the last financial year was £43,907 before tax and national insurance. This is for 4 full time GP’s, 6 part time GP’s and 1 locum GP (who worked in the practice for more than six months).