The Partners

Dr. Marcus Panchaud


Dr Panchaud trained at Charing Cross Hospital and qualified in 1987. He joined the practice in 1991. He works as a full-time Partner and is also involved in GP training with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery Scheme. He is also involved in running the wards at Haslemere Hospital. He is married to Karen who also works at the surgery.

Dr. Melanie Cant


Dr Cant trained at St. George’s Hospital and qualified in 1987. She works as a full-time Partner. She is a true “Generalist” liking all aspects of clinical practice, Haslemere Hospital ward duties, as well as some prescribing administrative tasks and audit.

Dr. Phil Ridsdill Smith


Dr Phil Ridsdill Smith qualified in 1993 from Guys Hospital and has been a GP Partner at Haslemere Health Centre since 1998. He regularly meets with the Patient Participation Group to gain their insight to improve care in the Health Centre. He is Chief Executive of Procare GP Federation for Guildford & Waverley. He is married to Clare, who works in Public Health, and has 3 daughters. He enjoys cycling.

Dr. Nolan Geeves


Dr Geeves trained at Southampton and qualified in 1995. He joined the practice in April 2000. He is based mainly at Haslemere Health Centre and holds some surgeries at the branch surgery in Fernhurst. He is the IT and QOF lead for the practice and is also one of the practice team responsible for the wards at Haslemere Hospital.

Dr. Alex Higham


Dr Higham trained at Cambridge University Medical School and qualified in 2003. He joined the practice in June 2012. He holds surgeries at our branch surgery in Fernhurst and at Haslemere Health Centre throughout the week. He is the Respiratory and Mental Health lead for the practice and works with several of the other doctors on the wards at Haslemere Hospital. He is married to Natalie who is a GP in Liphook and has 2 sons. He is a former professional cyclist and currently competes in Ironman.

Salaried Doctors

Dr Ros Ballance

BM (1993) Southampton MRCGP DFFP

Dr Emma Hampson

MBBS (1997) London MRCGP

Dr Carolyn Housley

(2002) London MBBS MRCGP

Dr Sarah Hepworth


On long term leave.

Dr Amy Waller


Dr Waller qualified in 2001 From Imperial College in London. She is the Frailty lead for the practice as well as having an interest in women’s health including the menopause, fitting implants and coils. She looks after Brownscombe House Nursing Home and covers the wards at Haslemere Hospital. She is completing her training to be a GP trainer for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery.

Dr Jennifer Muir

MBBS (2010) London MRCGP

Dr Ben Goulter


Dr Ben Goulter took a Batchelor’s degree in pre-clinical medicine at the University of St Andrews before moving across the Tay to the University of Dundee to complete his medical degree. After years of battering by North Sea winds he felt that it was time for a change and moved to Surrey settling in Haslemere in 2017 and finishing his GP training at Frimley Park Hospital before joining Haslemere Health Centre in 2020. Dr Goulter enjoys the variety that general practice affords but also has special interests in ear, nose and throat and supporting education. Outside of Haslemere Health Centre he helps run a local support group for newly qualified GPs with his wife.

Dr Gemma Buckley

BSc 2003 PhD 2007 MBBS London 2013 MRCGP 2021

Dr Carlos Novo

MuDr 2013 (Czech equivalent for MBBS) MRCGP 2021

Doctors In Training

This practice is accredited to train junior doctors in primary care as well as GP registrars, who are doctors who have decided to become general practitioners. GP registrars work in general practice for a year. Registrars are fully qualified with extensive hospital work experience but are learning the specifics of general practice. Dr Panchaud and Dr Waller are responsible for training the GP registrars and Dr Higham is responsible for training the junior doctors.

The GP registrars may need to video their consultations for teaching purposes. In this case, the tape will only be watched by the GP registrar and his or her trainer, your written permission will be required. On occasion we will consult with two doctors together and this is usually when we are doing an assessment of the GP registrar.

The practice also contributes to the training of medical students or school students on work experience. Sometimes you may be asked if you object to a student “sitting in” with your doctor. You are quite entitled to decline, but your support would be appreciated.

The practice also contributes to the training of community nursing staff, student nurses and paramedics gaining community experience.

Our current GP Registrars are:

  • Dr Victoria Margesson (Aug 2020 to July 2021)
  • Dr Hannah Field (Feb 2021 to June 2022)