Dr Will Beacham – MBBS (Kings 1997)

Dr Beacham, the Senior Partner at the practice, joined Swallowfield in 2002. He has special interests in the care of the elderly and minor surgery. He is the Chair of the Berkshire West Medicines Management Committee and Primary Care Lead for Wokingham CCG. He is also a Clinical Director for the Wokingham South Primary Care Network (PCN).

Dr Raju Prabhakar – MBBS MRCP (Madras 1991)

Dr Prabhakar came to Swallowfield in 2004. He has special interests in cardiology and care of the elderly.

Dr Lucy Dugmore – BM BCh MRCGP DRCOG (Oxon 2008)

Dr Dugmore joined the practice in 2014. She works full time and has a special interest in palliative care. She is also a Clinical Director for the Wokingham South Primary Care Network (PCN).

Dr Deborah Milligan – OBE MBBS DCH DRCOG MRCGP

Dr Milligan initially joined us in September 2018 as a part-time Salaried GP. She became the fourth Partner GP in the Spring of 2022 and currently works full time. She has a special interest in emergency and palliative care and is also the NHS locality lead for Wokingham. 

Salaried Doctors

Dr Helen Hegarty – MB BCh BAO (Cork 1980)

Dr Helen Hegarty has been at Swallowfield since 1993. Her special interests are in paediatrics and women’s health, and she is the GP Appraisal lead for West Berkshire.

Dr Victoria Bates – BM, MRCGP, PGCME

Dr Bates joined us in June 2020 from Hampshire. Her special interests are Medical Education and General Medicine. She is a GP Trainer.

Dr Claire Whittaker – MB BCh 2012 Cardiff University

Dr Whittaker joined Swallowfield in June 2022 as a part-time salaried GP. She qualified from Cardiff University in 2012 and completed her GP training in Reading in 2018. 

Dr Himal Gurung – MBBS 2014 Kathmandu University

Dr Gurung joined the practice in August 2023 as a salaried GP. Since December 2023 he is now working full time. He qualified from Kathmandu University, Nepal Medical College, in 2014 and completed his GP training in Dorset in 2023.