Change at The Avenue

After nearly 29 years of service Dr Wingfield is due to retire from the Practice at the end of November, her last working day will be the 19th. She came to Warminster from her GP training at the RUH and then Frome starting here on the 1st February 1993 and will have worked full time for the NHS for over 33 years. The plans have been in place for sometime and no one could have imagined quite how the last part of her career would develop with the pandemic!


Dr Wingfield says, “It has been a privilege to be part of this community and to see the town, the Practice and my patients grow and develop during this time. I always wanted to provide long term care and get to know people, helping them through good times and bad. Babies born when I arrived are now grown up and having babies of their own so I have achieved my ambition! The hospital, which has been so hard fought for over the years, is safe and thriving in its current form. The Practice has developed considerably, and so much more rapidly due to the pandemic than I could have imagined.  I am leaving a very capable, skilled and compassionate team who I know will continue to provide high quality care to the area. I am delighted that Dr Karen Finch will be taking over my list and I know they will be in excellent hands having worked with her at Medvivo, the out of hours service for some time”.


After a number of years working in business, Dr Finch changed career and completed her medical degree and GP training in the West Midlands. She briefly worked in practices there before moving to the South West where she has been working in local practices before joining The Avenue Surgery. Her growing interests are in women’s health and dermatology. In her spare time Dr Finch enjoys interior design, although prefers to delegate the DIY!