Practice Team

Sandra Reeves

Management Partner

Working days:
Tuesday to Thursday

Sandra Reeves is the Management Partner at Thurleigh Road. She has worked in NHS management since 1992, beginning her career in secondary care…

She was a business manager at Kings College Hospital for Pathology and then Paediatrics before joining the Thurleigh Road Practice in 1996 as Practice Manager. During her time at the practice, Sandra has completed an MSc in Health Service Management. Sandra manages all non-clinical aspects of the practice with particular involvement in staff, business and financial management. She combines this role with also being one of the Directors of Battersea Federation CIC. Sandra is married with three daughters and became a Partner at the practice in 2006.

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Dr Ismat Nasiruddin

GP Partner

Working days:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Qualified
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.

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Dr Catherine Ellis

GP Partner

Working days:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Qualified
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.

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Dr. Shazia Ovaisi
GP Partner

Working days:
Monday and Wednesday
Qualified
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.

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Dr Eva Liu

GP Partner

Working days:
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Qualified
University of Birmingham Medical School in 2012

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 ENT.

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Dr. Jonathan Christopher

GP Partner

Working days:
Wednesday and Friday
Qualified
St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2003.

Dr Christopher graduated with honours from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 2003 and after his house jobs, spent a year in Melbourne where he had…

some excellent Emergency Medicine exposure. He also undertook Cardiology, Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic rotations.

For those of you who are fans of the soap ‘Neighbours’ – he actually worked in the original ‘Neighbours’ hospital, spending his lunchtimes in the surrounds of ‘Erinsborough’ and ‘Ramsey Street’!

He joined the VTS scheme in Surrey, completing rotations in Paediatrics, Care of the Elderly and Obstetrics and Gynaecology and took his first GP role in Weybridge, before moving back to SW London.

His special interests include Sports and Exercise Medicine owing to a very keen interest in sport, minor surgery, joint injections and teaching. He also has a private interest in skin cancer detection and digital mole mapping (including working with the first team players and staff at Surrey CCC) as well as Aesthetic Medicine in which he has over a decade’s worth of experience. He is also a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

He’s a very keen cricketer and captains one of the teams at Battersea Ironsides CC, and is a very keen tennis player too. Basically throw him a ball and he’ll fetch it! A huge fan of travel, nature and animals and unlike Dr Esdon, supports a successful football team in Liverpool FC!

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Tor Godfrey

Partner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Working days:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Qualified
Middlesex Hospital in 1989

Tor is married with 3 children and lives locally. Once qualified she specialised in oncology and haematology working at the Middlesex, Barts and the London hospital in various capacities within haematology and oncology…

She then left nursing and completed a degree in Social Anthropology. Since then she has travelled extensively working and teaching nursing in southern India. On her return she worked with families and friends of drugs users within the London Prisons.

She returned to nursing 14 years ago working in Primary Care and completed a Masters as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in 2013.

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Dr. Sajid Patel

Associate GP

Qualified
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.

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Dr. Victoria Poole

Salaried GP

Working days:
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Qualified
The University of Birmingham in 2008

After qualifying In 2008 she 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

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Dr. James Esdon

Salaried GP

Working days:
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Qualified
Newcastle University in 2012

He spent the first couple of years up North. After this he worked in A&E in Guildford (his birthplace) for a year before experiencing A&E in Sydney,…

Australia as a trainee for a further year. Returning to London he completed his GP training before becoming regular locum at Thurleigh Road.

After getting married and travelling through South America, he became a permanent member of the team in January 2019.

James has a special interest in Paediatrics, completing the Diploma in Child Health in 2017.  He also has interests in Emergency Medicine and Mental Health.

James is a keen sports fan with Manchester United a long lasting love.  Outside of work he continues to partake in sport, enjoys food (especially biscuits) and travelling with his partner…

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Dr. Anita Aggarwal

Salaried GP

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Qualified:
University of Birmingham Medical School in 2012

Dr Aggarwal qualified from The University of Birmingham Medical School in 2012 with honours. She has since held several medical and surgical rotations throughout London hospitals…

and completed her GP training from University College London. She initially started working at Thurleigh Road as a locum and became a permanent member of the team in November 2019.
She has a keen interest in lifestyle medicine; with an emphasis on lifestyle interventions to treat chronic disease and mental illness. She also has an interest in sexual health, completing her Diploma of sexual and reproductive health in 2017.

Outside of work, Anita is a keen runner and enjoys time mainly outdoors – whether its hiking, cycling, swimming or even paddle boarding, she will be there!

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Tor Godfrey

Partner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Working days:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Qualified
Middlesex Hospital in 1989

Tor is married with 3 children and lives locally. Once qualified she specialised in oncology and haematology working at the Middlesex, Barts and the London hospital in various capacities within haematology and oncology…

She then left nursing and completed a degree in Social Anthropology. Since then she has travelled extensively working and teaching nursing in southern India. On her return she worked with families and friends of drugs users within the London Prisons.

She returned to nursing 14 years ago working in Primary Care and completed a Masters as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in 2013.

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Jo Russel Fisher

Senior Practice Nurse

Working days:
Monday to Friday

Qualified
St. Thomas’ Hospital in 1977

Jo is married with six children, lives locally and has worked in general practice for 26 years. After qualifying, Jo worked in a busy oncology unit in Australia…

for over a year before returning to become ward Sister on the ENT and orthopaedic wards at St. Thomas’ in 1980. Jo was Sister in Charge at the opening of the Lister Hospital in 1985. Jo runs daily minor illness clinics at the Practice.

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Sophia Mecia

Practice Nurse

Working days:
Monday to Friday

Qualified
University of Manchester 2014

Since then has worked in A&E/urgent assessment units in Manchester to then work in Australia for a year before joining general practice. Sophia has now been in general practice for…

over two years and joined Thurleigh Practice in 2018.

She has also done a 3 month elective/volunteering as a nurse in Tanzania. She now lives locally and has an interest in respiratory illnesses.

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Jen Moses

Practice Nurse

Working days:
Friday
Qualified
Oxford Brookes University in 2012

Jen lives in South London with her husband, son and a daughter. She studied modern languages at university before doing her nursing degree. On qualifying as a nurse she worked on a..

geriatric ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital and then began work in the community, first as a district nurse in Oxford and then in Streatham after relocating to London. She has worked as a practice nurse since 2016

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Linelle Best

Healthcare Assistant

Working days:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Qualified
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Karen Henderson

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Sandra Reeves

Management Partner

Working days:
Tuesday to Thursday

Sandra Reeves is the Management Partner at Thurleigh Road. She has worked in NHS management since 1992, beginning her career in secondary care…

She was a business manager at Kings College Hospital for Pathology and then Paediatrics before joining the Thurleigh Road Practice in 1996 as Practice Manager. During her time at the practice, Sandra has completed an MSc in Health Service Management. Sandra manages all non-clinical aspects of the practice with particular involvement in staff, business and financial management. She combines this role with also being one of the Directors of Battersea Federation CIC. Sandra is married with three daughters and became a Partner at the practice in 2006.

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Shushma Leidig

Practice Manager

Working days:
Monday to Friday

Shushma has over 25 years of General Practice management experience as a Practice Manager, with excellent communication and organisational skills…

enabling her to lead our Admin & Reception teams effectively.  Shushma’s qualifications include an AMSPAR in Practice Management and a BA (Hons) in Business. Shushma oversees the day-to-day practice operations, human resources and management of staff and external contractors. She also supports the Operations and Reception managers. Shushma works alongside Sandra Reeves overseeing practice operations and developments.

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Ana De Freitas

Deputy Practice Manager

Working days:
Monday to Friday

Ana plays a critical role in supporting the operational side of the practice, key responsibilities include: managing the clinical rota, running health campaigns,…

coordinating NHS England and CCG healthcare initiatives and providing training and support for the administration team.

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Administrators

Our Referral Administrators deal with referrals queries and help co-ordinate the Choose and Book system. They are the main contact should patients have queries relating to their referrals.

The Finance Administrator works closely with Management Partner, Sandra Reeves, looking after NHS practice accounts.

Our IT Support Officer works with the management team in ensuring our IT systems work smoothly, providing data to streamline our services to patients, and troubleshooting the many and varied problems that arise with IT.

Medical Assistants

The Medical Assistants provide a variety of technical, clerical and patient care services.

They support and work closely with GPs, nurses and the management team.  They deal with core workload of medicine management i.e. repeat prescription requests, EPS services, nominating pharmacies, booking appointments for patients who are overdue their blood pressure check and work closely with our clinical pharmacist.

They also deal with non-clinical correspondence, email management, registering patients and support referral administrators.

Grace

Reception Manager

The Reception Manager ensures the smooth running of the day-to-day Practice. They manage reception team and is a focal point of communication between patients, doctors and other staff are maintained. The Reception Manager works closely with the Practice Manager.

Reception Team

Reception team 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 navigate you to the right person depending on your health issue or query.  They are unable to provide you with medical advice and can only answer general queries.

Jeremy Burton

First Contact Practitioner (FCP)

Working days:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

I qualified from the London School of Osteopathy in 2009 and have worked in both private practice and the NHS. I believe that prevention is better than cure…

that as a society we need to take greater responsibility for own health. I regularly practise the Chinese internal healing arts of Bagua, Qigong and Tai Chi which promote both physical and mental wellbeing.
Having a background in Chinese martial arts, swimming and cricket, numerous other sports and functional exercise has given me valuable experience to help people self-manage and find health.

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Kamran Mangral

Clinical Pharmacist

Working Days:
Monday to Friday

Our clinical Pharmacist are highly qualified experts in medicines and can help people in a range of ways. This includes carrying out

structured medication reviews for patients with ongoing health problems and improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach.

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Phaedra Leigh

Social Prescriber

Working days:
Monday and Wednesday

 

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