Our priority is your health


Our Practice

With modern healthcare becoming increasingly complex and challenging, Southern Independent Medical Practice was founded in 1994 with the purpose of providing an affordable, high-quality private GP service. As the only private practice in the region, we offer an unrivalled breadth of medical services across the South of England from our base in central Salisbury.

While our warm and welcoming environment puts patients at ease, our experienced team is able to take the proper amount of time for unhurried and in-depth consultations. We place a strong emphasis on preventive healthcare too – spotting potential problems before they have a chance to develop more seriously, and keeping patients in peak condition. And with access to urgent out of hours GP advice, Southern Independent offers complete peace of mind.

Because we’re a private practice, we can work independently of political control – meaning we’re free to focus solely on your welfare, and address all your health concerns with efficiency and compassion. Our affordable HealthPlan scheme includes unlimited access to our GPs, along with an annual health check.

We are also able to do one-off consultations for any non-member patients at the practice.

Dr Richard Willis, GP Principal at the Southern Independent Medical Practice

Dr Richard Willis

Dr Richard Willis founded Southern Independent Medical Practice in 1994.

A General Practitioner for over 30 years, Dr Willis trained at New College, Oxford and St. Bartholomews Hospital, London.

Dr Willis has comprehensive clinical experience and particular interests in cardiology and endocrinology.

Dr David Magee at the Southern Independent Medical Practice

Dr David Magee

Dr Magee joined Southern Independent Medical Practice in 2003.

Dr Magee has been practising general medicine for more than 22 years, having trained at University College, Dublin, and qualifying in 1984. He has extensive experience covering all aspects of family health, including an interest in cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health.

Dr Joanna Lovatt at the Southern Independent Medical Practice

Dr Jo Lovatt

Dr Lovatt joined the Practice in 2010.

She trained at Southampton and qualified in 1999.

Dr Lovatt has a wide range of experience, including addiction matters and sexual health. She offers excellent all-round medical care, and has a particular interest in women’s health.

Dr Jeremy Meadows at the Southern Independent Medical Practice

Dr Jeremy Meadows

Dr Meadows joined in 2016.

Dr Meadows trained at Southampton Medical School and qualified in 1986.

Dr Meadows joins us from a large practice in Southampton where he was a partner from 1994, with a wealth of experience as a general practitioner and a longstanding interest in cancer medicine.

Dr Joanna Pope at the Southern Independent Medical Practice

Dr Joanna Pope

Dr Pope joined the team in January 2018.

Dr Pope trained at Kings College Hospital, London in 1996.

Dr Pope has a wide range of experience with a special interest in sexual and reproductive healthcare and women’s health.

Nurse Lainey Barker from the Southern Independent Medical Practice

Nurse Lainey Barker

Lainey joined the practice in 2017.

She trained in Truro and qualified as a nurse in 1988. She is also a qualified midwife and accredited ultrasonographer.

Lainey has a wide range of experience, including gynaecological matters and pregnancy health. She is very keen to promote healthy life choices to ensure optimum health and longevity for her patients.

Julie Lock, Practice Manager at the Southern Independent Medical Pracitice

Julie Lock

Julie joined in September 2016 to take over the Practice Manager role.

Having previously worked in the Financial Services industry for over 30 years, she gained many valuable transferable skills and knowledge in a variety of customer service, marketing and IT roles along the way.

Secretarial and reception teams from the Southern Independent Medical Practice

Secretarial & Reception

Hannah, Tracy & Beth are all highly experienced and form part of a small team at SIMP who cover a variety of roles between them, including secretarial, reception and administration.

Have you considered our convenient payment plan scheme?

Caring private healthcare at an affordable price – our payment plans include:

  • Full GP service with unlimited appointments
  • Unhurried consultations in a safe & confidential environment
  • Access to urgent out of hours GP advice
  • Regular health screening
  • Convenient appointment times
  • Private or NHS referrals
  • In-house dispensary

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