Doctors

Cirencester Health Group

Dr Alan M Gwynn
MBBS 1987 (Barts and The London), MPH, MRCGP, DMJ, DCH, DRCOG, DFPH, DOccMed
Dr Gwynn is now the senior partner having joined the practice in 2002. Before moving to the Cotswolds he was a GP and Police Surgeon in the city of Cambridge. After qualifying to be a GP in 1992 he went back to university to do a Masters Degree in Public Health medicine. He is the South Cotswolds Commissioning Chair and leads on service development projects for Gloucestershire CCG. He is passionate about breaking down barriers between organisations so that we all work together to ensure the best services are available to the practice and locality populations. He is interested in all aspects of general practice but particularly enjoys dermatology, minor surgery, joint injections, diabetes, cardiology and occupational health medicine.

Dr William Norman – (he/him)
MBBS (London), MRCGP, DFSRH, DCH
Dr Norman joined The Avenue as a full time partner in 2005 after a number of years working in a practice in Cambridgeshire where he also ran the local GP training scheme. He is qualified as a GP trainer and supports the GP Registrars who work with us in the practice.
When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, visiting contemporary art galleries and looking after their four chickens Lola, Ivy, Chloe and Patsy.

Dr Vanessa Tiffney – (she/her)
BSc Med Sci (St. Andrews) MBChB 1993(Manchester), MRCGP, DFSRH
Dr Tiffney qualified as a GP in 2000 and has been a part time partner at the practice since 2008.
She enjoys all aspects of general practice but has interests in general medicine and women’s health. She also sits on the Local Medical Committee representing South Cotswold GPs and is a qualified clinical supervisor, supporting GP training in the practice. When not at the practice she can be found looking after her family, running with her dog, or enjoying a good book.

Dr Anna Keitley – (she/her)
MBBS 1996 (UCL London) BSc DRCOG MRCGP
Dr Keitley joined the practice in 2011 having previously spent time in the RAF and as a GP partner in Swindon.
She enjoys all aspects of general practice and is the practice lead for the PCN.
Dr Keitley also chairs the Cotswolds Integrated Locality Partnership which is a cross sector board dedicated to improving the health of the Cotswolds population.
Outside of work she likes to visit her grown up children in London, ferment vegetables and go for long Cotswold walks.

Dr Helen Bromwich – (she/her)
(Bristol 1995) MB ChB, MRCGP
Dr Bromwich has been a partner at the practice since 2000. Her special interests are Care of the Elderly and diabetes.
She is learning British Sign Language and at weekends she likes to enjoy her wildlife garden.

Dr Kate Digby – (she/her)
(Cardiff 2002) MB ChB, MRCP (2006), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Digby joined the Partnership in 2016, after first completing her GP training and working in the Practice as a Salaried GP. She has a keen interest in medical education and has a portfolio career. In addition to her GP work she works with Health Education England as a Training Programme Director, training the GP workforce of the future. She is also a GP Educator for NB Medical Education, delivering GP update courses nationally. Dr Digby enjoys all aspects of General Practice and offers implant fitting as part of her family planning interest. Outside work she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, keeping fit and most outdoor activities. She is a 6 time Tough Mudder Legionnaire and ran the London Marathon in 2021!

Dr Rachael Wickett – (she/her)
(London 2006) BSc (Hons), MBBS, BSc, DRCOG, MRCGP
Dr Wickett joined the practice in 2014 becoming a partner in 2017. She enjoys all aspects of general practice with particular interests in child health and fertility medicine.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family as well as pilates and running. In 2021 she ran the London Marathon raising money for a cardiac rehabilitation charity.

Dr James Urquhart – (he/him)
BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBChB (Manchester), MRCS (Edinburgh), DRCOG, MRCGP.
Dr Urquhart joined the practice in November 2013. Prior to becoming a GP he trained as a General Surgeon in the Northwest of England and worked in Accident and Emergency Medicine at the Great Western Hospital for 10 years. As well as working in General Practice, Dr Urquhart also works in Sexual Health. He provides a Vasectomy Service for patients in Gloucestershire and also is a GP Tutor for Year 4 and 5 Bristol Medical students on GP placements with Cirencester Health Group. He enjoys the great outdoors and is keen on hillwalking and mountaineering.

Dr Alex Harris – (she/her)
(Southampton 1995) MB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP
Dr Harris joined the practice in 2014 as a salaried GP. She enjoys all aspects of general practice but has an interest in women’s health and family planning and is trained to fit coils. She moved to the Cotswolds having worked in Oxfordshire and Devon.
When not at work she enjoys spending time with her 3 children and trail running.

Dr Robert Mawdsley – (he/him)
(Aberdeen 2006) BSc(Hons), MB ChB, MRCGP
Dr Mawdsley joined the Practice in 2016 after having previously trained and worked around Scotland in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Tayside. He is interested in all aspects of general practice but particularly enjoys patient advocacy, dermatology, minor surgery, joint injections, medical complexity and mental health. When not working in Primary care he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, home improvement, reading and working with his family business.

Dr Holly Cavanagh – (she/her)
(Newcastle 2009) MBBS, MRCGP
Dr Cavanagh joined the practice in 2017 as a salaried GP. Before becoming a GP she spent time working in Emergency Medicine in Australia and Stroke Medicine in Bristol. She enjoys all aspects of general practice with particular interests in child health and ENT. She enjoys swimming, countryside walks and beach trips with her family.