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GP TEAM

 

Dr Roger Schofield (Partner)

Qualified at St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1985 and has been a partner at Thurleigh Road for 22 years.

Before entering general practice he spent five years working in London hospitals in a variety of specialties relevant to becoming a GP. He gained experience working as an emergency first response doctor and Police Surgeon, spent a year as a registrar at Trinity Hospice in Clapham and some time at Barbican Health in the City. He and his wife have worked in general practice in India, Sri Lanka and Australia and are starting to volunteer as medics in the refugee camps in Greece. Roger is a member of The Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP ), holds the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists ( DRCOG ) and is a postgraduate GP trainer. He has also worked for many years as an expedition medic, travelling as team doctor with scientific and trekking groups all over the world, to remote locations including the Amazon, Africa and the Himalayas. Expeditions are currently being planned to Ethiopia and India.

Interests - Men’s health, dermatology, paediatrics, expedition medicine.


 

Dr Niki Salt (Partner)

Qualified at St. Thomas’ Hospital in 1987 and is married with a son and a daughter.

She initially specialised in paediatrics, working at a number of local hospitals including the Brompton and Great Ormond Street, gaining the qualification Member of the Royal College of Physicians (Paediatrics) (MRCP(Paed)). She then spent time working abroad in India and Australia, returning to complete her training in general practice.

She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) and also holds the Diploma in Child Health (DCH) and Family Planning Assistants Certificate.

She has a particular interest in children’s mental health. She is an approved GP trainer and lectures to other doctors about paediatrics. She has published a textbook for GPs called ‘Child mental health in primary care’ which was published by Radcliffe Medical Press. Dr Salt recently was a member of the NICE group which was responsible for developing national strategies for treating patients with ADHD.

Within the practice Dr Salt is the lead practitioner for child health, asthma and thyroid disorders, and has developed a Parenting Course and a Stress Management course, now available.

Interests are Paediatrics, Women’s health.


 

Dr. Ismat Nasiruddin (Partner)

Qualified at St. Mary’s Hospital in 1994.

She has held posts in several busy London teaching hospitals with a particular interest in psychiatry (she worked as a senior registrar in psychiatry), gynaecology/obstetrics, hormonal therapy  (PCOS, HRT) sexual health, family planning,  and paediatrics. She was a finalist in the GP Registrar of the Year in 2000 and, since completing her vocational training in general practice, has worked as a GP in Kensington. She also enjoys hospital based casualty work and continues to work shifts in various A&Es in London (Imperial college).

Dr. Nasiruddin holds membership of the Royal College of GPs, the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as well as the Diploma in Family Planning and Letter of Competence in IUD Coil fittings and subdermal contraceptive implants. She is also a fellow of the Royal College of Public Health with an interest in occupational medicine and holds a qualification in minor surgery, running the minor surgery and coil clinics at the practice.

Dr Nasiruddin swam at national level and still competes in triathlons for fun. She is married with two very energetic children.

Interests are Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Sexual Health & Family Planning, Minor surgery/aesthetic medicine.


 

Dr Catherine Ellis (Partner)

Qualified from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in 2005.

After working in a variety of hospital specialities for 4 years, Dr. Cath Ellis completed her vocational training in General Practice.  She joined the practice team in 2010 initially as a locum and has been a permanent member of the team since 2014.

She holds the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as the Diploma of Child Health, and has recently completed a Respiratory Diploma in order to gain further expertise in the management of Asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). In her spare time she enjoys travel and keeping fit.

Interests are Child Health, General Medicine, Health Promotion.


 

Dr. Shazia Ovaisi (Partner)

Qualified from Barts and The London Medical School in 2002.

After successfully completing a medical rotation at Kings College London and obtaining her Membership of The Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), she decided to pursue a career in General Practice. She has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology (at Barts) and is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP).

In addition to her clinical work, she has been awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Academic Fellowship; this combines a Masters in Public Health at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with Stroke Research at St George’s University of London.

Shazia has volunteered with an NGO in Kashmir following the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan and most recently she worked on a social action project in a rural healthcare centre in Rwanda.

Interests are General Medicine, Dermatology, Public Health and International Development.  


 

Dr. Sajid Patel (Associate GP)

Graduated from the University of Karachi in 1981 as a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery.

He spent five years working as a GP in Karachi where he single-handedly ran an urban practice of some 2,000 patients.

Since moving to the UK he has gained a Professional Certificate in Managing Health Services, a postgraduate diploma in Management Studies and an MBA. He is also a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. Sajid has worked for St. George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals in Obstetrics, Gynaecology, A&E and Minor Surgery and still does weekly sessions at the University Hospital Lewisham A&E department. He is also currently training to acquire a postgraduate diploma in ENT.

In October 2005, Dr Patel was part of a volunteer medical relief team who flew to Pakistan to assist in the aftermath of the earthquake. Dr Patel was also a Director at Medical Referrals International for six years. He has lived in Wandsworth for 19 years and his interests include table-tennis and cricket.

Interests are Accident and Emergency, ENT.


 

Dr Eva Liu

Born and bred in north London, Eva went up to the Midlands for university and graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2012 with MbChB with first degree honours. As part of her medical degree, she has been able to spend some time working in Savusavu, Fiji and travelled around New Zealand where she is keen to go back to.

She completed her foundation medical training there before moving back to London in 2014 and commencing her GP training.

She joined Thurleigh Road Practice in August 2016 as a GP registrar and moved to a salaried GP role in July 2017

Currently living in Wandsworth, she enjoys travelling, good food and reading.

Interests: palliative care, sexual health and ENTpalliative care, sexual health and ENTpalliative care, sexual health and ENT


 

Dr. Victoria Poole

Qualified from The University of Birmingham in 2008 and then moved to London to work as a junior doctor in various hospital specialties.

She completed her GP training in Epsom, qualifying as a GP in 2013. She locumed at various local practices, at Wandsworth prison and at a surgery for the homeless, before becoming a permanent member of the team in January 2017.

As well as working here, she continues to locum at other surgeries and she provides undergraduate teaching to students from Imperial College School of Medicine.

Outside of work she enjoys the theatre, photography, travel and swimming.

Interests are contraception and sexual health


 

 

  Dr. Jonny Christopher

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