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The Practice will be installing a new Electronic Patient Record System called SystmOne on the 20th June 2019.The new system will bring substantial benefits for both patients and staff.

Please see the new Patient Privacy Notice for important information about how SystmOne can share your medical data.

Patients currently registered for 'Patient Access' will need to re-register with SystmOne Online. Forms will be available from reception after 1st July. Patient Access will no longer be available from 12th June until SystmOne Online goes live in July and you have re-registered. Therefore, you will not able to book appointments or request prescriptions online at this time, Please book your appointments at the surgery or over the phone. Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in writing or by using your repeat slip.  We thank you for your patience during this time of transition. Please see the attached link for further details: What does this mean for you?      Sharing your Health Records

Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family test (FFT) is an important opportunity for you to provide feedback on the care and treatment you receive and to improve services. Please click the Friend & Family test on the menu to complete this survey.


The Practice has five Partners consisting of the partnership of Drs Sastry, Richards, Hamp, Popova, McGinley and Speakman.  The Practice is situated on the south side of Ferndown Medical Centre at the end of St Mary's Road.  The five partners combine a traditionalist view of medicine with modern progressive ideas.

To view your doctor's surgery hours, qualifications, areas of expertise and other interesting information please see below. All the Doctors attend frequent updating meetings and are appraised each year. This process will be part of a 5 year re-validation program.The practice has been a training practice since 1979.

Dr Ravi Sastry (m)

MBBS MRCS MRCGP (University of Mysore, India 1999)DSCN1541-001

Qualified at University of Mysore, India in 1999.  Trained locally in Poole and completed surgical training and attained MRCS from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2005. He is a self motivated, caring doctor who is easy to approach and has a good sense of humour!  He is a family man with young children. His interests outside the practice are Formula One Racing, Cricket, Badminton and Golf.

Dr Emma R Richards (f)

B Med Sci BM BS MRCP MRCGP DGM DRCOG DFSRH (Nottingham 1991)DSCN1522

Qualified at Nottingham in 1991.  Trained in General Medicine & Geriatrics in Nottingham and Derby before moving to London to complete her General Practice training. 

I was a Partner at an inner city Practice near Tower Bridge before moving to Dorset when my husband was appointed as a consultant.  I have worked as a locum in several practices in the Poole area before joining Pennys Hill Practice.  I have three children and two dogs and enjoy gardening, drawing and metalworking.

Dr Geoff Hamp (m)


MB Chir (Cantab) MA BSc (Hons)

Qualified at University of Cambridge in 2002 and then completed his hospital training in several regions throughout the country.  He completed his General Practice training at Penny's Hill Practice and since then has worked in Dorset and Hampshire as a locum GP as well as in Dorset working for the Out of Hours GP Service provided by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  His main interest outside medicine is landscape photography.

Dr Anna Popova (f)


Dr Popova 2015

Dr Popova is an experienced GP who has relocated from Suffolk where she was a Partner in a busy practice. She has now settled in Dorset with her husband and three children.

Dr Sam McGinley (m)


Having spent a year as a registrar here, I am delighted to have joined Penny’s Hill Practice permanently from August 2016.

I trained in Devon (primarily Exeter and Torquay), and have now lived in Dorset for the last three years. I am married and my first baby daughter arrived this April.

I enjoy all aspects of General Practice, but have particular interests in palliative and elderly care.

Outside of work I enjoy baking cakes, cycling and walking.

I look forward to the next stage of my career here in Ferndown.


Dr Helen Speakman (f)


I qualified in London in 1989 and completed my GP training in Bedfordshire. I then worked in Swaziland for 6 years before returning to Dorset. Over the last 15 years I have work in 2 practices in the area before joining Penny’s Hill as a partner. I like all General Practice but have particular experience in Women’s Health, Diabetes and Elderly care


I’m married with 2 grown up children. In my spare time I love cycling and walking our dog. 

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