About Us

The Practice was started by Dr Munro-Smith and Dr Murphy in a converted house in Overnhill Road. It moved into its new facility on North Street, and continues to grow for Downend and the surrounding area. As a result, we can offer many more services to patients than in the past.

We are committed to giving you the best possible service by working together for your benefit. You will be treated as an individual and shown respect irrespective of your background, or the nature of your health problems. We ask that you treat the Practice staff and their families with the same courtesy and respect.

We are always looking for new ways to develop the Practice in order to provide the best care for our patients. This website was developed to provide patients with information about the practice, including an explanation of the wide range of services we provide; to introduce the people who work at the Practice; and to provide on-line access to a range of services and healthcare information sources.


GP Mean Earnings 2016/2017

All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings ( eg, average pay ) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.This is required in the interests of the greater public accountability recognising GP pay is ultimately funded by tax paid by the public.

The average pay for GPs working in Christchurch Family Medical Centre in the last financial year was £69702 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 0 full time GPs, 7 part time GPs and 0 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.