Doctors and Staff

The Doctors

The doctors that work in partnership at Brownhill Surgery are:

  • Dr Ian F Farmer 
    BSc MB BS DRCOG MRCGP 1984 London
  • Dr Claire Tromans 
    MBChB MRCGP 2001 Bristol
  • Dr Rhodri Green
    MB BS, MRCGP 2000 London

The practice offers core services as defined by the General Medical Services contract held with the local Primary Care Trust. We also participate in a number of Local Enhanced Service schemes and Directed Enhanced Service schemes. If you require any further details please ask a member of staff.

Medical students from Southampton University occasionally may be present, with your consent, during consultations. If you would like to opt out of this, please let us know when you are booking your appointment.

Practice Staff

The practice manager and reception staff are pleased to help you and answer any questions concerning the services provided by the practice. This can only be regarding your own treatment or more general services provided within Brownhill Surgery.

Please note all staff are bound by strict rules of confidentiality.

Please let us know if you have any problems or suggestions.

Practice Nurses

We have two fully trained practice nurses. Clinics are held for dressings, cervical smears, coil fittings, ear syringing, injections, advice on minor ailments, childhood vaccinations and immunisations, family planning and travel immunisation and advice.

Asthma, diabetic and coronary heart disease clinics are also held.

We also have a healthcare assistant who is available for blood taking, blood pressure checks, simple dressings, stitch removal, new patient checks, ECG and 24 hour BP monitoring following referral by a doctor. Appointments will be made with the healthcare assistant where appropriate.

Attached Staff

District Nurse

Tel: 023 8024 7027

(9.00am – 5.00pm + answer machine but NOT FOR URGENT CALLS)

The community nursing team provide skilled nursing care and support for patients and their families in the home. They help to promote positive health and act as a source of information on benefits and community resources available.

Health Visitor

Tel: 023 8026 8253

The health visitor is involved in promoting good health with all age groups. This includes antenatal and postnatal care and developmental screening up to the age of five years. Appointments for screening and immunisations will be sent to patients. The health visitor can offer advice on all aspects of child health.

The health visitor runs a drop-in well baby clinic on Wednesdays 12.45 – 2.45pm at Fryern Surgery, Oakmount Road and Friday 9.30 – 11.30 at The Aviary Children’s Centre, Blackbird Road, Eastleigh and no appointment is necessary. If you would like to get in touch with a health visitor prior to the drop-in clinic, please talk to your GP when you are next at Brownhill Surgery.

If you have any more questions regarding our staff, please contact us.

Community Midwifery Sister

9.30 to 11.30am


Tel: (01962) 863535

(Emergency bleep for duty)

The midwife is responsible for your care throughout your pregnancy and after the birth of your baby.

She is also available to advise, help and support you.

Antenatal classes are held locally and details can be obtained from the midwife.