Bowthorpe Medical Practice

01603748043 Bowthorpe Health Centre, Bowthorpe Main Centre, Wendene , Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 9HA

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 ratings for this GP surgery


  • This practice will be closed on the afternoon of Thursday 27th September 2018
  • Patient Participation Group


Bowthorpe Health Centre

"We aim to provide the highest quality of care and service to our patients and to all those who use our practice"

Opening times

Reception times

Monday 08:30 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 13:0014:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:30 - 13:0014:00 - 18:00
Saturday 08:00 - 11:00
Sunday Closed

Surgery times

Monday 08:30 - 11:3015:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 11:3015:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 11:3014:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 11:3015:00 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 11:3015:00 - 17:30
Saturday 08:00 - 11:00
Sunday Closed

Public holidays

Aug 27Closed

Out of hours


If you have a serious or life threatening medical emergency dial 999.

     For other types of medical emergency dial 111.

This is an emergencies only service – most conditions will wait until the next ‘in hours’ surgery.

In the case of a medical emergency outside normal working hours you should ring 111 which will put you in touch with the doctor’s answering service. The GP may be able to offer advice over the telephone or ask you to attend the Primary Care Centre. You may be seen at the Primary Care Centre by an experienced nurse practitioner or paramedic instead of a GP if the problem is within their skills.

Last verified on 08/08/2018

Additional information

Pre-booked appointments only on Wednesday afternoons at Bowthorpe Surgery. Saturday morning clinics held at Bowthorpe Surgery and Trinity Street Surgery are held on rota basis and are for pre-booked appointments only between 08.00am-11.00am. No other services are available on a Saturday morning.


  • Dr Zoe Barber
  • Dr Nick Morton
  • Dr Jane Catherine Craig
  • Dr Abraham George
  • Dr Tim Barger
  • Professor Amanda Howe
  • Dr John Inmonger
  • Dr Helena Gisela Simper

To read more about us and to find other staff members please view our staff page.

GPs at this practice

4 male and 4 female GPs

Additional languages spoken


Other branches

This practice is part of a practice group.

If you are interested in registering with one of our other branches please find their contact information here.

Online facilities

  • Online appointment booking is available Online appointment booking
  • Order or view repeat prescriptions online is available Order or view repeat prescriptions online

You must be registered with your GP's online service to access the facilities. Find out more about accessing online services.

Clicking this link will take you to an external website.

Data source: NHS Digital

Latest news



We are delighted to announce that we are now a parkrun practice.  This will help us improve the health and wellbeing of practice staff and patients.

GP practices are being encouraged to link with local parkruns to becoming a certified parkrun practice.  This is a ground-breaking initiative with The Royal College of General Practitioners and parkrun UK to see physical activity prescribed to patients instead of medication.

Why not give your local parkrun a try?

  • Everyone is welcome - whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer
  • FREE 5k events every Saturday morning in venues around Norfolk and FREE 2k junior parkruns every Sunday
  • Open to all regardless of health conditions, inactivity, disabilities or age.

For more detailed information about Norwich parkrun please visit

There are parkrun events happening weekly across the country. to find your nearest one.

Last updated on 09 August 2018.

This practice will be closed on the afternoon of Thursday 27th September 2018

We will not be able to offer our full range of appointments.  This is due to all practice staff taking part in routine training. 

If you require help during this time, please call in the usual way and you will be advised what to do next.

Last updated on 08 August 2018.

Patient Participation Group


Next Patient Forum Meeting: Bowthorpe Health Centre - Monday 15th October 2018 at 6.00pm

Have you got a couple of hours free once every quarter to meet up with a Doctor and some of the Practice staff, to help develop and work on improvements to the service we offer you?

We are currently looking for some additional people to join our friendly Patient Participation Group.

If you are interested in getting involved please put your name forward to our reception team and we will see if we can fit you in*

*As we are required to be as representative of our whole patient population as possible, we will only have limited spaces available in each age group etc.

Visit our website to view the latest Patient Forum Meeting Minutes.

Last updated on 08 August 2018.

Improving access to general practice: weekend appointments available

Patients who are registered at this practice can book an appointment to see a GP on Saturday mornings.  Appointments will either take place at the Bowthorpe Health Centre or the Trinity Street Surgery.  Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.

By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them.  This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients.  Further information is available at

Last updated on 15 December 2017.

Ear Irrigation Service Update & Advice

From time to time the Practice has to review the services that it offers to patients.  As a result of this we have decided that at present we will no longer be able to offer the Ear Irrigation Service.

We have put together some advice for those patients that are having problems with blocked ears due to ear wax.

Associated document

Ear wax build up (.pdf, 7.63 KB)

Last updated on 16 August 2017.

We are a Healthy Norwich Breastfeeding Friendly Surgery!

Our Breastfeeding Champions are:

Dr Jane Craig & Dianne Stolworthy, Practice Nurse

This scheme aims to support all health colleagues working in Norwich GP surgeries, to provide breastfeeding mothers and their families with helpful advice and guidance. 

Last updated on 27 June 2017.

CQC - Inspected & Rated


Trinity & Bowthorpe Medical Practice were inspected by the Care Quality Commission on 11th September 2015 and we are pleased to announce that overall the practice received GOOD in all domains.

You can tell the CQC about your experience of your care at any time.

Tel: 03000 616161



See the report here

Last updated on 23 January 2017.

Patient Experience Survey

The latest results of our Patient Experience Survey are now available on our website

Thank you to all our patients who took part.

Last updated on 02 November 2016.

Help Beat Dementia

'Join dementia research' is a new service which allows people to register their interest in national dementia research. 

It helps people with dementia, their carers, or anyone interested in research to be matched to studies.

Sign up today at:



Last updated on 19 June 2015.

Named GP for all patients

All patients including children at Trinity & Bowthorpe Medical Practice have a named, accountable GP who is responsible for your overall care at the practice.  Our practice list has been divided between the available doctors.

Patients will still be free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with the current arrangements. 

If you wish to know who your named GP is please contact the practice.

Last updated on 18 June 2015.

Refurbishment at Bowthorpe Health Centre

Reception bhc



A major refurbishment of Bowthorpe Health Centre in Norwich has been completed, bringing huge benefits to staff and patients.NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has completed the £1.25 million project to the centre to ensure the building is CQC compliant and to improve the building’s accessibility and waiting areas.

NHS Norfolk approved the scheme last year and NHSPS has successfully managed to complete the significant refurbishment, in phases, so that services in the building could remain in full operation and disruption to patient services was kept to a minimum. The centre now provides patients and staff with a modern, safe, high quality environment in which to work and access health care services.

The changes included rationalising the clinical spaces and waiting areas that were provided throughout the building, bringing all the services together around a large central waiting area and installing, with a new shared reception, which allows staff to effectively assist patients visiting the centre. The re-design has also made much more efficient use of the building’s internal space and has created reconfigured CQC compliant consultation rooms.

Sonja Kerridge, Practice Manager, said: “I’m pleased with the final result. It will enable us to continue providing our patients with high quality services in an up-to-date, modern and safe environment.”

Last updated on 16 December 2013.

Key facts

Registered patients


Weekday evening and weekend appointments offered here or nearby

YESContact practice for appointment availability

Friends and Family Test score: General Practice

95%Patients recommend this practice. 235 responses.

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We are currently accepting new patients

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Latest reviews of this gp practice

Really helpful, understanding and informative

My doctor has been really understanding, helpful and informative, without being condescending! Thank you!

26 June 2018

Cant ever get an appointment!

I have tried for a number of weeks to get an appointment, i can never get through on the phones, i tried calling at 8:30 but the phones d...

20 February 2018

Thirty years of exceptional care!

A few days ago I contacted the surgery because I became worried about my persistent flu-like symptoms. The telephone was answered quickl...

23 January 2018

Best Practice

This is a wonderful Practice. Reception staff are polite and helpful. Twice recently I have needed to see a doctor and was able to get ...

17 January 2018

On the day appointments are a big plus

I visit the surgery on a regular basis due to having several long-term health conditions. At all times I have found the staff to be appro...

23 October 2017

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Last updated on 09 August 2018.

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