Meet The Team

Meet The Team

GP Partners

Dr Clare Highton (F)

Dr Zara Georgiou-Park (F)

Dr Louis (Jonathan) Smith (M)

Dr Miriam Beeks (F)

Also speaks French

Dr Nick Brewer (M)

Dr Jenifer King (F)

Dr Masoomeh Rejai-Moghadam (F)

Dr Stephanie Coughlin (F)

Doctors & Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Doctors

Dr Anita Coutinho (F)

Dr Nadine Banna (F)

Dr Abigail Don (F)

Dr Rachel Pilling (F)

Dr Rajiv Wijesuriya (M)

Dr Saira Butt (F)

Dr Miranda Thorne (F)

Dr Saira Butt (F)

Dr Ramya Manoharan (F) – Tamil

Dr Robert Knowles (M)

Dr Alex Knight (M)


GP trainees

GP trainees are qualified medical doctors who are specialising in General Practice. They stay with us for a period of several months, depending on their grade.

Dr Christopher Wild (M)

Dr Robert Adams (M)

Dr Rosaling Briggs (F)

Dr Keji Belgore (F)


Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Advanced Nurse Practitioners are experienced Registered Nurses who have undertaken Masters’ level training in Advanced Practice

Heggy (Helena) Wyatt (F)

Also speaks Portuguese

Our Nursing Team

General Practice Nurses

The Practice Nurses see patients for cervical smears, general health advice, travel advice (please make an appointment at least 8 weeks before travelling), and high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma/COPD and diabetes check-ups. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner is able to see patients who are ill, and perform examinations, investigations and treatment. We offer ‘pre-bookable’ nurse appointments. Please contact reception, preferably using AskMyGP if you can

Lauren Nardo (f)
Lead General Practice Nurse

Natalia Gonzalez Perez (f)
General Practice Nurse

Sushila Hartley (f)
General Practice Nurse

Emmanuella Bonsu (f)
General Practice Nurse

Fiona McAlpine (f)
General Practice Nurse


Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. Both Sherif and Lies can carry out wound dressings and ear irrigation when the patient has first been assessed by a nurse. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Lies Ladoul (m)
Also speaks Arabic

Sherif Serenli (f)
Also speaks Turkish

Rani Uddin (F)
Also speaks Sylheti and Standard Bengali

Role of Practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants

Our practice nurses are very experienced and see patients for a wide variety of problems and tests, including:

Cervical smears (cervical screening)

General health advice

Travel immunisations (please make an appointment at least 6 weeks before travelling)

Blood pressure checks

Heart disease, asthma and diabetes check-ups

Contraceptive advice

We offer pre-bookable nurse appointments. Please contact reception.

If you have long-term health conditions:

We take pride in providing a high-quality service for our patients. For diabetes, we invite patients for a detailed yearly check-up. If you have asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic lung disease, epilepsy, thyroid disease, a long-term mental health problem or have had a stroke please make an appointment at least once a year for a check-up. The reception team will be able advise you on the best person to book with.

NHS health checks and health checks for older people:

If you are aged 40-75 we offer free cardiovascular (heart health) risk assessments with advice on how to reduce this risk. Please make an appointment with our Healthcare Assistants.

We also offer annual health checks to all patients aged 75 or over. Please make an appointment with the practice nurses. If you are unable to attend the surgery they can visit you at home.

Clinical Pharmacists

We now have clinical pharmacists working within the surgery. They can help you by reviewing your long term medications for conditions such as hypertension and asthma. They can discuss how they are working for you and carry out health checks such as taking your blood pressure. The pharmacist can also explain medicines which have been newly started in hospital and resolve any medication-related side-effects that you may be experiencing. You can book an appointment with our pharmacist online, over the phone or in person with the reception team.

Mavin Patel (M)
Pharmacist

Our Practice Team

Practice Management


Our management team are responsible for the smooth running of the practice and making sure that the right systems and processes are in place so that we can provided a high quality of patient care. Please contact them directly via our email lower.claptongp@nhs.net if you have suggestions or questions.

Aasiya Hafesji
Business Manager

Anya Pitters (F)
Operations Manager

Anusha Wijesundara
Reception Team Leader


Administration Team

Vipool Patel
HR & Education Officer

Foster Dekola (M)
Medical Coder

Asya Begum
Finance Officer

Angie Gammack (F)
Medical Secretary

Shyna Singh
Rota Administrator

Chrissy Balfourth (F)
Medical Secretary


Patient Facilitation Team (reception)


Patient Facilitators provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query.

Patient Facilitators make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.

Jorna Begum (F)
Evening Patient Facilitation Supervisor

Dilek Uzuner (F)

Also speaks Turkish

Velma Okyer
Prescription Clerk and Patient Facilitator

(Maternity Leave)

Irene Ngeire (F)

Melissa Komur (F)
Speaks Turkish

Judith Webb (F)

Maria Sharif
Prescription Clerk

Gloria Zapata (F)
Speaks Spanish

Judith Webb (F)

Gozde Ulger (F)
Speaks Turkish

Kaydene Ramsey (F)

M.A. (F)
Speaks Italian