Doctors

Dr Simon Opher  – GMC 3297054
MB BS (London 1988) MRCGP DCH
Dr Simon Opher is a full time GP and GP trainer. He is 55 yrs old and has worked in the practice since 1995. He trained at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London. He has worked and travelled abroad extensively. He is Chair of Stroud Integrated Locality Board with responsibility for the healthcare of 120,000 people. He was also the lead clinician for the national Cultural Commission Pilot and leads on Social Prescribing in Gloucestershire. He is a founder member of the All Party Parliamentary Group in Arts in Healthcare. He founded Artlift in 2007, providing arts on prescription to patients in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Latest projects include arts and ballet to help survivors of cancer, the use of comedy to engage hard to reach communities, and Allotments on prescription sited on unused NHS land. He was instrumental in getting both May Lane Surgery built and also designing and building the Vale hospital in Dursley.

He lives locally, plays football weekly at Rednock school and is the President of Uley Cricket Club. He is the Chair of Prema Arts Centre in Uley and a patron of GL11 community centre.

He was awarded an MBE in 2016.

Dr Tom Sutherland  – GMC 7040709
BMBCh (Oxon), MA (Oxon), MRCP, MRCEM, MRCGP, Diploma of Mountain Medicine (UIAA)

Dr Bethan George – GMC 7266500
MBChB (Manchester 2012), DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Bethan George completed her medical training in the North West of England and East Midlands, before settling in the South-West to undertake specialty GP training. She has worked as a salaried GP in two Stroud surgeries before joining the Walnut Tree team as a partner in May 2022.

She enjoys exploring the Cotswold countryside with her dog and is looking forward to getting to know the Dursley area.

Dr Samantha Boden – GMC 3539747
MBBS(London 1991) MRCP MRCGP(dist)

Dr Samantha Boden has been a salaried GP in the Stroud area for over 15 years before joining the Walnut Tree practice as a salaried GP in June 2022.

She enjoys all aspects of General practice but in particular, has a special interest in Women’s Health including the fitting of contraceptive implants and intrauterine devices (coils). Outside of work she is married with 2 children and enjoys all the great outdoors has to offer including wild swimming, running and hill walking.