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Doctors and Staff

Doctors

Dr Nicola Waldman

MBBS FRCGP DRCOG DFFP
GP Principal

 

Dr Rafik Taibjee

MChB FRCGP DCH DRCOG DFSRH
GP Principal

 

Dr Zoe Rawlinson

MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DCH DFFP

Salaried GP

 

Dr Nalini Balakumaran

MRCGP DRCOG DSFRH MBBS BSc

Salaried GP

 

 

Dr Amrita Mishra

MBBS BSc DCH MRCGP DFSRH

Salaried GP

 

Dr Akshala Gnanakulasekaran

Registrar

 

 

 

   

Nursing Team

Sister Joanne Zehetner

Practice Nurse

 

Sister Gemma Richards

Practice Nurse

 

Miss Joyce Henry

Healthcare Assistant

Administrative Staff

 

Ms Rita De Oliveira

Practice Manager

Ms Sandra Sirchia

Administration Services Coordinator

 

 

Mr Joseph Ty Rowley

Practice Administrator / Receptionist

   

Reception Staff

Ms Toni Molinaro

Senior Receptionist

Miss Sasha Rhoden

Receptionist

 

Miss Lauren Champion

Receptionist

 

Miss Natalie Rodella

Apprentice

 

Practice Manager

Our Practice Manager can be contacted on MERCCG.mertonmedical@nhs.net

Our Reception Staff

Toni, Joyce and Sasha at the reception desk, will assist you in making appointments, be they routine or emergency. Our reception staff will also organise repeat prescriptions for you. They are always happy to answer any questions or offer help and assistance at all times. Please be aware though, they are sometimes very busy and may not be able to assist you immediately.

Our Practice Nurses

The practice nurse Jo and is available by appointment only. Their numerous duties include:

  • Taking blood samples
  • Infant and adult immunisations, including travel vaccines
  • Cervical smears
  • IUCD removal
  • Dressings and removal of stitches
  • Ear syringing
  • Blood pressure, asthma and diabetes check-ups
  • Stop Smoking Clinic (Jo)
  • ECG

Our Health Care Assistants

The Health Care Assistants Sylvie and Joyce are available by appointment only. Their numerous duties include:

  • Taking blood samples
  • Blood Pressure check
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Antenatal 
  • Stop smoking
  • ECG (Joyce)

District Nurses

The district nursing team consist of a small team of nurses lead by Benny Okapu and Liz O’Brian and contactable on 0208 687 4718.

Their duties include visiting patients of any age in their homes, giving practical assistance or offering professional health care advice

Our Admin Staff

Our Administration staff work tirelessly in the back room to keep the surgery running.

Our Patient Participation Group

We have a very active Patient Participation Group, where patients work together with the practice team to improve the Primary Care Services delivered by the surgery. If you wish to take part in our patients group meetings please inform the reception staff or email Wendy Walker on aawwalker@blueyonder.co.uk

Students

The practice is involved in teaching medical students from St. George’s Hospital. We would be grateful if you would allow students to sit in on your consultation if requested, but will always respect your right to see the doctor alone if this is what you prefer. Reception staff will always ask you if you have any objections to the student’s presence prior to your consultation.

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