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June 2017 – Frome Community Cars

Providing Transport for those in need

Do you find it difficult to get to medical appointments, visit loved ones or get access to the things you need?

If so Frome Community Cars may be able to help. They have a network of local volunteer drivers who provide lifts within Frome and beyond. A contribution to cover the driver’s expenses is requested, however 50% discounts are available if you have a bus pass. For more information visit Frome Community Cars or give them a ring.

To join for free or to volunteer as a driver, please contact: or call 07596 591391

May 2017 – Dr Judith Brooks Retirement

Dr Brooks retired from being a partner at the surgery at the end of April.

Dr Brooks was a doctor at Beckington Family Practice for 30 years and senior partner for 20 years. She has guided the practice successfully through many changes over the years, from moving premises to adjusting to increasing demands on the NHS. Her many years of service have been marked by enthusiasm, dedication and patience.

Dr Brooks loved caring for all her patients over the years and building trusting relationships. She sends best wishes to all her patients in the knowledge that they will be well looked after by the other doctors and staff at the practice.

We will miss her and wish her all the best for the future!

April 2017 – Welcome back Dr Emma McEvoy

We are looking forward to welcome back Dr Emma McEvoy after Easter. Dr McEvoy has spent the last months on maternity leave with her baby girl. She will be working Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and seeing patients in Beckington and Fromefield surgeries.

April 2017 – End Loneliness in Mendip

Help reduce loneliness for older people in Mendip.
Help spread the word about support that is available.
Find out about volunteering opportunities.
Pledge an action as an individual or an organisation.
We may not have the answer but together we can make a difference.
For more information visit End Loneliness in Mendip

March 2017 – Dr Vicki Nunn

We are very pleased to welcome Dr Nunn to the practice as a permanent doctor. Dr Nunn will be working Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and seeing patients in Beckington and Fromefield surgeries.

Dr Nunn has previously worked in the RUH and Shepton Mallet and Bath GP practices. She looks forward to getting to know the patients here and becoming part of the friendly team at Beckington. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, music, yoga, water sports and hiking around the local countryside.


February 2017 – Dr Loveless Retirement

Dr Richard Loveless is retiring on 31st March 2017. We wish him a long and happy retirement.

Dr Loveless would like to wish his patients all the best for the future in his own words:

I will be retiring from the Beckington Family Practice on March 31st.  During my time, there have been some significant changes to the practice, including an increase in the number of doctors and clinical staff, the introduction of extended hours appointments over evenings and weekends, alongside developments in the team for both teaching and training and moving into state-of-the-art GP premises at the Fromefield branch.

You will be reassured to know that Dr McEvoy returns from maternity leave following my retirement and the practice will continue to be well-staffed with a highly skilled clinical team.

Over the coming months I plan to continue GP work on a locum basis, whilst having the opportunity to spend more time with family and pursue work in the voluntary sector. I plan to expand my role in the local team of Gideons International: world famous for placing bibles in schools, hospitals and hotels. It will be good to have time to pursue hobbies including music and sailing.

It has been a privilege to serve you as part of such a great team. With all good wishes to you and your families for 2017 and beyond!

Dr Richard Loveless


December 2016 – Health Connections Mendip

Do you want to speak to someone about improving your health and wellbeing? Would you like support in setting goals that are important to you?

Would you like to meet people who are in a similar situation to you?

Would  you like to join support groups or find out about support that can be given by organisations in your community?

Are you interested in volunteering and sharing your knowledge and experience?

All patients registered with Beckington Family Practice have access to Health Connections Mendip.

Ann Collins is the Health Connector based at Beckington Family Practice – you can leave a message for her with reception staff and Ann will contact you.

Find out more about Health Connections Mendip: here