Staff

Doctors

Dr Amanda M Davies (f)
BSc, MBBS, MRCGP, FPA cert.
Registered Medical Practitioner from 1983.

Dr C S Jayakumar (m)
MBBS, DTM & H, Diploma in Internal Medicine.
Registered Medical Practitioner from 1992.

Dr George M Varghese (m)
MBBS, DCH, MRCGP.
Registered Medical Practitioner from 1997.

Dr Suren Sivakumar (m)
MB ChB BSc MRCGP.
Registered Medical Practitioner from 2009.

Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Claire Webber (f)
Clare Webber - Nurse Practitioner - Peartree Surgery and West Horndon Surgery

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma, COPD or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and they carry out cervical smears. She can also prescribe medication if required.

She also gives travel vaccinations and Yellow Fever vaccinations; if you are planning to go on holiday please fill out the travel information form before making an appointment to be seen, this is available on this web site.

The Nurse will also give injections for seasonal flu and pneumonia, B12 injections, and childhood immunisations.

Healthcare Assistants

Mrs Sharon Hiley (f)
Sharon Hiley - Health Care Assistant - Peartree Surgery and West Horndon Surgery

Health Care Assistants are primarily to assist the Practice Nurse. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. They can also assist the practice nurses with clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma, COPD or diabetes, minor ailment clinics. She cannot prescribe medication.

The HCA will also give injections for seasonal flu and pneumonia, and B12 injections.

Practice Management

Ms Dawn Mainhood

The Practice Manager is involved in managing all of the daily business aspects of both practices such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The Practice Manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.

Reception

Barbara Lowe (Senior Receptionist)
Lesley Ward (Senior Receptionist)
Carol Kiely
Tracey Finn
Alev Venables
VIctoria Smith
Samantha Turner-Yates

Secretaries

Rachel Spall

The practice secretary deals with all patient referrals between hospitals and GP's, either through Choose & Book or privately, she is able to provide a link between the hospital and the patient in cases of missed appointments, or requests for further information. She is also able to refer patients for a variety of scans through specialised centers. The secretary also supports the GP's and Practice Manager in administration of the practice.

Jackie Smith - Administration Secretary

The administration secretary deals with all summarising of patient notes, registration and removal of new and old patients, accounts and order of equipment for the practice. She also covers for the Secretary on annual leave.

Victoria Smith- Administration

Vicky's main duties are concerned with administration She is able to use System one, therefore can fulfil Reception, Administration and Secretarial duties if required.

Dispensers

Dispensary - Cheryl Robson, Dawn Delaforce and Samantha Tuner-Yates at South Ockendon

The dispensary issues all patient repeat prescription medication. They deal with prescription enquiries and liaise with District Nurses and Community Services regarding medication of housebound and terminally ill patients. They also provide a dispensing facility for patients over 3 miles away.

Trevor Zucconi, Dawn Delaforce, and Samantha Turner-Yates at West Horndon

West Horndon is a dispensing practice, patients can pick up their medication directly from the surgery. They also deal with enquiries and other medical professionals queries.