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Doctors

Dr Richard M Roope (Senior Partner) (m)

Qualifications:   MA (Cambridge 1984) MB BS (London 1987) DGM (1989) DCH (1990) MRCGP (1991) DFFP (1993) DOcc Med (1998) AFOM (2006) MSc in Occupational Medicine (Manchester 2008) MFMLM (2012)

Clinical interests: Paediatrics, Rheumatology (including joint injections), Occupational Medicine and Cancer.

I joined the practice in 1991, having completed the GP Training Scheme in Oxford, becoming the Senior Partner in 2011. I was a Clinical Assistant in Rheumatology ½ a day a week for 7 years.  For the past 12 years I have been the Primary Care Cancer Lead for Hampshire, and in 2011 reduced my commitment at the Surgery to increase my Cancer work.  In 2014 I took on the role of The Royal College of General Practitioners and Cancer Research UK’s Clinical Lead for Cancer.  I am also the Occupational Health Doctor for a number of local companies.  In a normal week, I am at the Surgery on Mondays and Fridays.

Married with three daughters (aged 25 (a junior doctor), 23 and 19 (a medical student)).

A former keen skier until a major leg fracture forced retirement from skiing, I now enjoy hill walking, cycling and tennis.  I sing with the Botley Choral Society, and very occasionally play the French horn.

 

Dr Paul E Howden ( Partner) (m)

Qualifications: MB BS (Univ London 1990), DRCOG (1997), DFFP (1997), MRCGP (1998), DOccMed (2002)

Joined the Practice as a full-time Partner in July 1999. Previously had served as a Royal Navy Medical Officer for 12 years.

Clinical interests: Practice Lead for care of patients with Diabetes, and also lead for Minor Surgery and Prescribing/Medicines Management.

Now working in the Practice part-time 3 days each week – Monday, Thursday, Friday. Also works as Deputy Chair of NHS Fareham & Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). This role is 2 days each week – Tuesday, Wednesday – and includes a Clinical Lead portfolio looking at Planned Care and the management of Long Term Conditions.

Married with three children (ages 20, 18 and 15 years). Remain interested in sports and was forced into retirement from football following cruciate ligament knee surgery in 2013, but now tries to remain fit through cycling and dog walking.

Dr Jo Ridgway (Partner) (f)

I qualified in 2002 from Bristol University and spent sometime in the South west of England and Australia before moving to the South coast and qualifying as a GP in 2008. I have recently started at the Whiteley surgery and I am looking forward to becoming a member of a caring successful team.

When I am not working I can usually be found enjoying time with my husband and two children either walking, cycling, playing on the beach or sailing on the Solent.

Dr Mary Udo (Partner) (f)
Dr Aigbokhai Ohiwerei (Associate GP) (m)

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) (Univ of London 2000), BM (Southampton 2005), MSc (LHWB) (Portsmouth 2014) MRCGP (2011), DRCOG (2011), DFFP (2011)

Background: Following my first degree in Genetics and Microbiology at Queen Marys College in London, I went on to study medicine at Southampton.

On completing my medical degree and prior to starting my training as a GP, I worked for many years at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth where I developed a firm grounding in several medical specialities.

I completed my GP training in Wessex and joined the practice in August 2011 as an Associate GP.

Interests: I have particular interests in ENT, Preventive healthcare and Men’s Health. I am also the Learning disability lead at the practice.

When I am not in the practice, my role as one of the Clinical Leads for Out of Hours means I am heavily involved in the provision of the local Out of Hours Service. I also work at FACE ENT where I am part of the team of clinicians who provide local Ear Nose and Throat services for patients in the community.

Hobbies: Outside of work I enjoy spending quality time with my two young children and my partner.  I am a big jazz fan and enjoy listening to the likes of Miles Davis whilst working on my allotment or cooking up a storm for my family.

As well as personal fitness, I enjoy running and have taken part in the Great South Run each year since 2011, running either for the MS Society or for the charity ‘Get Kids Going!, which helps children with disabilities partake in sport. I hope to complete a marathon in the next few years!

Dr Emma Froment (Associate GP) (f)
Dr Maryam Brady (Associate GP) (f)

BM Southampton 2003, MRCGP 2012

My particular interest is family planning including fitting coils and implants.

I enjoy music and hiking in my spare time.

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