Doctors

Dr Vera Austin
Dr Austin trained at The Royal London Hospital and qualified in 1986. Having trained at various London Hospitals and later in a GP Practice in Chelsea. Dr Austin relocated to Bath in 1998 when she joined Queen’s Parade Surgery. In 2006, Queen’s Parade relocated to The Riverside Health Centre and the surgery name changed to Riverside Surgery.

Dr Austin became a full time Partner in 2006 and, following the untimely death of Dr David Walker, she took over full responsibility for the surgery in 2007. The surgery has now relocated into its own premises at 8 Monmouth Place, Bath and changed its name to Monmouth Surgery. Dr Austin’s special interest is in gynaecology. She speaks both Portuguese and Spanish.

Dr Emma Simpson
Emma qualified from Birmingham medical school in 1994, and initially worked as a GP partner in Devon until 2005 where she met her husband and moved to Bath. She then took up a GP post in Westbury and went on to have 2 daughters who are now both school age.
She has special interests in paediatrics, gynaecology and dermatology. She also undertakes minor surgical procedures as required.

When she is not working, or entertaining her daughters, she enjoys music. She plays the oboe in the Bath Symphony Orchestra and is also a keen pianist.

Dr Keith Hodge

Keith qualified in London in 1985 and has over 30 years experience as a full time GP Partner in Hertfordshire, with interests in Urgent Care and Commissioning.  After NHS retirement he relocated to the West Country to be nearer his daughters and grandchildren, but found he was missing contact with patients.  After doing locums locally , including with ourselves, we were fortunate to be able to recruit Keith to a regular pattern of sessions and to work with our fantastic list of patients.

Outside of work, when not trampolining with his grandchildren, he enjoys walking and watching Bath Rugby.