Practice Team

The Culverhay Surgery

Practice Management

Caroline Pearmain – Partner
The Practice Manager and Partner, Caroline Pearmain, deals with the running and organisation of the practice. If you have any constructive comments or suggestions that may help us in our aim to improve the services we offer please complete a feedback form, Caroline will be pleased to hear from you.

Caroline is responsible for the full management and administrative support to the practice, and ensuring the smooth running of the practice. Caroline joined the Culverhay Surgery in October 2013. Prior to that, she worked in practice management for over 20 years in South Gloucestershire.

Claire Bennett – Operations Manager at Wotton
Claire joined the practice January 2013

Natalie Ford – Operations Manager at Berkeley
Natalie joined the practice in February 2020

Lynne Brooks – Dispensary Manager at Wotton
Lynne joined the practice in 2003. She is responsible for the smooth running of the dispensary. She liaises with our Doctors, Nurses and suppliers to ensure an ongoing supply of medicines so as to minimise disruption in supply to patients. She also ensures the correct procedures are adhered to during the dispensing process.

Gill Rixon – Management Support
Gillian joined the practice in 2008.

Secretarial Team

Sarah Loveridge – Lead Secretary
Sarah joined the practice in February 2013 and works part-time Monday to Friday as a secretary and administrator on the other two days. Like Judith, Sarah provides full secretarial support to the Doctors.

Ali Hodson – Secretary
Ali joined the practice in June 2020

Sabrina Cotterell – Secretary

Natalie Adams – Secretary

Reception Team

Our Reception team are often your first point of contact with our practice. They carry out a varied range of tasks and are constantly busy, trying to ensure a smooth service for our many patients.

Their daily roles involve making appointments either face-to-face with patients in the surgery, or over the phone; registering new patients; scanning hospital letters; receiving samples and handing out repeat prescriptions.

Andrea Playle
Carly Gabb
Sophie Butcher
Helen Brown
Karen Tudor
Karen Gaston
Vanessa Shellard
Jane Husher
Liv Knight
Louise Sydney


Our very busy dispensary is run by a team of 3 dispensers. They all have an NVQ Pharmacy Services Level 2 qualification. They manage the processing of repeat and acute prescriptions which involves a continuous cycle of ordering drugs, receiving and checking the orders and then dispensing to the patient. They dispense for approx. 3,000 patients which is roughly half of our list size.

Tracy Burton – Dispenser
Susan Ealey – Dispenser
Gill Rixon – Dispenser

Pharmacy Team

Sarah Murdoch – Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Rachel Kochar – Pharmacy Technician