Meet the Staff

Ridge Green Health Professionals
Here you can find out a little more about our staff, their professional qualifications and interests.

Doctors - we have 1 clinical partner and a number of long term locums.
Nurses - 5 nurses with a wealth of skills and experience.
Phlebotomists - 2 part time covering both Ridge Green and Freshbrook branch surgery
Administrative staff - Practice Manager, Receptionists and back office staff details can be found on attached pages.


Dr Bernhard Krischan

MD MSc MRCGP, Senior clinical partner and Male GP with special interest in skin conditions. Speciality Doctor in Dermatology.

Dr Altine Stanley-Ngada

MBBS MRCGP MSc. Dr Stanley-Ngada has an interest in General internal medicine and is currently working towards achieving MRCP (long term locum)

Dr Tom Bell

MBChB - Dr Bell works at both RIdge Green and branch surgery Freshbrook. (long term locum)

Practice Manager

Mrs Amrita Dwivedi PhD - can be contacted any time through our main reception - 01793 874894 to answer your operational questions and querries.


Nurses are available at certain times each day, by telephone, to book appointments both with the doctors and nurses. Our team of experienced nurses hold regular minor illness clinics where you can obtain advice regarding minor everyday illnesses and injuries. They are also responsible for contraceptive advice, travel vaccinations and much more.
As they work closely with the doctors, they are able to arrange medication where necessary. They can also offer travel advice and vaccinations.

Candy Shawe - RSCN/RGN: Registered Sick Child Nurse. Lead nurse for smoking cessation, Diabetes care and travel health

Blanche Williams - Practice nurse with special interest in COPD Asthma and diabetes. Travel Health nurse.

Laurie Chapman - Nurse prescriber and Nurse Practitioner with specialist interest in wound care.

Andrew Fishlock - Nurse Practitioner joining our team to help with triage and minor illnesses.

Kerry Glendenning - RGN: treatment room pactice nurse.


Allied Health Professionals

Heather Thompson RN RM
Heather is our Community Midwife. Information can be found under Maternity Care.

Rebecca Briely – RGN HV Dip
Rebecca is our Health Visitor, she can be contacted through the West Swindon Health Centre. 01793 877233

In House Counselling
Appointments can be made to see our counsellor through your Doctor. A number of courses and self help material can be found through the Swindon Mental Health team - just follow the link