DR MARK THORNTON
Full-time Partner, MBChB, JCPTGP. Qualified –Birmingham University 1986
Also Speaks French and German. Interest in Men's Health, Heart Disease and Hypertension.
DR PRASANNA CHINGALE
Part-time female Partner, MBBS, MS, DRCOG, MRCGP. Qualified—University of Mumbai 1999
Also speaks Hindi.
DR MERVIN WONG
DR AFSHAN SYED
Salaried female GP
DR SHRIYA VINOD
Part-time female Partner, MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH
Also speaks Hindi.
DR SENTHIL KRISHNAMOORTHY
Full-time Partner, BBS, MS, FRCS, MRCGP. Qualified - Glasgow University
DR MEHR SHAMAEL
Salaried female GP
First Contact Physiotherapist
Our First Contact Physiotherapist assesses and manages patients with muscoskeletal problems providing them with home exercises and self-management guidance as appropriate. Patients who need regular physiotherapy will follow the usual referral pathway.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are nurses educated at a Masters level in advanced clinical practice and prescribing. At Richmond Medical Centre they work autonomously assessing, diagnosising and treating patients, covering a wide scope of chronic and acute conditions.
Practice Nurses are qualified and registered Nurses. They are involved in most aspects of patient care and can help with health issues such as family planning, health screening and helping patients to manage long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes. They also carry out cervical smears and provide travel health advice and vaccinations.
Healthcare Assistants (HCAs)
HCAs support and compliment the Registered Nurses within the Practice. The HCAs can perform basic wound care, staple and suture removal, phlebotomy, NHS checks, annual health checks, and they also administer Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles, and B12 injections.
The HCAs may act as Chaperones should a patient or doctor request one.
Phlebotomists collect blood samples from patients to help diagnose illness. The samples are examined in a laboratory and the results can be used to diagnose diseases and conditions.
Clinical Pharmacists provide direct patient care that optimises the use of medication and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention. They clinically assess and treat patients using their expert knowledge of medicines for specific disease areas.
Clinical Pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve value and outcomes from medicines and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.
Our Physiotherapist assesses and manages patients with muscoskeletal problems providing them with home exercises and self-management guidance as appropriate. Patients who need regular physiotherapy will follow the usual referral pathway.
The management team ensures the smooth running of the Practice, liaising with members of staff, listening to your suggestions and generally overseeing the day-to-day running of the Practice. The Practice Managers are involved in managing all of the business aspects of the Practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care.
A Health Visitor is a registered nurse whose role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing. The Health Visitors usually visit all new-born children at ten days and will contact all newly registered families with children under five years of age within one week. They can be contacted at Fen House on 01522 308800.