Dr Helen Bottjer
Primary qualifications: BMed Sci (hons) MBChB, MRCS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, LoC IUD/IUS.
I studied Medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School, and alongside this undertook an intercalated research degree in Orthopaedic Bioengineering. I qualified in 2000, and initially followed the Surgical training route achieving my MRCS in 2005.
I then decided to have a change in career direction as I really enjoy the variety of work that General Practice offers and achieved my MRCGP in 2010.
I joined Salisbury Medical Practice as a Partner in 2017 and have been able to continue my surgical interests by working as part of the Carpal Tunnel service on a weekly basis.
I also have qualifications in Women’s Health and have trained to fit contraceptive coils.
Outside of the practice, I have an additional role working as a Mentor to newly qualified GPs as part of a programme run by NHS England. (EMCC Practitioner (Mentor) EIA.)
In my spare time I love to go swimming (including outdoors), practice yoga and would say that I’m an enthusiastic, but very amateur gardener!
My usual working days are: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.