Every patient has a named doctor and is assigned to the Clinical Team to which that doctor belongs. This allows continuity of patient care when named doctors are not available clinically on a given day or week.
A member of your clinical team will view any correspondence relating to your care and any test results. If you need telephone advice we will try to ensure that it is a member of your clinical team that you speak to. We would also encourage you to try to make an appointment with one of the doctors from your clinical team for any ongoing health problems.
Dr Nafisa RahimTuesday/Thursday/Friday
Dr Martin Wong MBBS (Imperial 2012) BSc (Imperial 2010) MRCGP (2019).Working Days: Monday/Friday
Dr Mika ThomsonWednesday/Thursday/Friday
Dr Sarah Cunningham MBBS(Hons) MRCGPWorking Days: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday
Special Interests: Women’s health including contraception and HRT; paediatrics
Bio: I went to medical school wanting to be a GP. I specialised as a Generalist and now have more than 30 years of experience under my belt. It’s the challenge of the diagnosis, the variety of the conditions, the delivery of personalised care and the people (both staff and patients) that still inspire me! I have additional training in all aspects of women’s health and family planning and a particular interest in the care of children.
Dr Mubeen AfzalMB BS DRCOG DFFP MRCGPWorking Days: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
Bio: I have a special interest in Minor Surgery and provide regular Minor Surgery clinics at the practice. I am passionate about teaching; I help to teach undergraduate medical students and I am a GP trainer, responsible for doctors training to become GPs. I also appraise other local GPs. I speak Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.
Dr Elizabeth PughMBBS, BSc, MRCGP Qualified at St Georges Medical School 2010Monday/Tuesday/Thursday (On Maternity Leave)
Dr Shweta Singh MBChB, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, PG Cert Clin Ed, PG Cert Palliative CareWorking Days: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Bio: I am a partner and clinical director at the Nelson. I have previously had a Merton CCG and Macmillan GP role in early diagnosis of cancer and cancer care and am passionate about this. In addition I have undertaken additional qualifications in End of Life care, and family planning. I enjoy paediatric medicine and routinely undertake fortnightly baby clinics for the 6-8 week baby checks.
Dr Margarita ThomsonWednesday/Thursday/Friday
Dr Tom WilsonMBBS(Hons), BSc(Hons), DRCOG, MRCP, MRCGP, PG cert Acute and Urgent careWorking Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Special Interests: Care of the elderly and general medicine, acute care and urgent care
Bio: I have undertaken qualifications in both general practice and general internal medicine. I have a specialist interest in elderly care and continue to work in community geriatrics at Croydon University Hospital one day per week. I have also taken additional qualifications in acute and urgent care and am interested in the way that health systems work to the benefit of the population. As a local resident I am invested in our healthcare system and keen to promote ways that we can all stay physically and mentally healthy together.
Dr Lauren Fleming
Dr Dona Kurian (Reg)
Dr Oliver Butter (Reg)
Dr Satish Durgam MBBS, MRCGP, DFSRH, Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetes (Cardiff University), SCOPE Obesity Certificate (World Obesity Federation), PG Certificate – Med Education (University of Westminster) Working Days: Monday/Thursday/Friday
Special Interests: Diabetes, Obesity, Respiratory Medicine, Teaching
Bio: I qualified as a GP in February 2007. I am passionate about health and wellbeing, improving the care provided to the local population and clinical research. I also work as a GP with Special interest (GPwSI) in Diabetes and Obesity at St. George's University Hospital, Tooting. My previous roles include GPwSI Diabetes - Sutton & Merton Intermediate Diabetes Team, Locum Community Diabetologist - Sutton Community Services.
Dr Rebecca Gaster MRCGP (London 2003), JCPTGP, DFFP, DRCOG (London), BM (Southampton)Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Dr Graham J Mason MB BS London 1986Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/ alt. Fridays
Dr Laura Jarvie MBChB. BA (Hons). MRCGP (2017)Working Days: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday (clinical time Mondays and Tuesdays only)
Special Interests: clinical leadership, undergraduate medical education, children’s health
Bio: I really enjoy the challenge and variety of general practice and seeing patients with a wide range of problems and from diverse backgrounds. I have a particular interest in clinical leadership. As clinical director I sit on the executive management team and am involved in shaping the clinical services we provide and ensure they are always of the highest quality. In my work with the primary care network, GP federation and as CGG practice lead I represent the interests of the practice and our patients in the wider health landscape. I also enjoy teaching and often have students observing or supporting my surgeries. Outside of the practice I work as a Physical Activity Clinical Champion for Public Health England and am passionate about the role activity can play in improving physical and mental health. I live locally and when I’m not at work I can often be found running around the neighbourhood – either in training for my next marathon or after my 3 children!
Dr Shama KhanMonday/Wednesday/Friday
Dr Caroline Toyn BSc, MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG Qualified at Glasgow University 1985Working Days: Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
Bio: I completed my training in general practice in 1994. I have worked at the practice since 1999 and am one of the senior partners. I have a specialist interest in diabetes and help lead this service. I am also senior trainer for our doctors in training at the practice.
Dr Yaso WalkerBA (Hons) (Cantab); MA (Cantab); MBBS; MRCGP; DFSRHWorking Days: Monday (am), Tuesday, Thursday (am), Friday (am) - Safeguarding Lead for the Practice
Special Interests: General medicine; Women’s Health; Child Health
Bio: I completed my medical training at Cambridge (2001) and St George’s (2004) and General Practice training in Carshalton/ Sutton (2011). In addition to this I have a interest in women’s health and family planning and have undertaken additional qualifications in these areas. I have an active interest in children’s and adolescent health care and help to run the adolescent drop in clinic on a Tuesday afternoon. In addition this I am the children’s safeguarding lead for the practice.
Sarah Aidiniantz (PA)Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
Dr Martin Hunter (Reg)
Dr Sarina PatelMonday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday
Dr Helen LamploughBSc, MBChB, MRCGP 2019Working Days:Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday AM
Special Interests: Frailty, Care of the Elderly
Bio: I completed my general practice training at the Nelson and am passionate about providing high quality person centred care. I have developed a interest in older peoples medicine and currently am working with hospital teams to develop system approaches to improve elderly care. I am also a lead member of the team delivering care to our nursing home residents.
Dr Colette Olivier MRCGP, MBchB (2008)Working Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Brian Thursby-Pelham MMBS, MRCGP, MRCP, qualified at Guy’s and St Thomas’s 1997Working Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Bio: I am dual qualified in hospital medicine and general practice. I have experience in neurology, arthritis, diabetes, cancer care & kidney disorders having worked through these specialities in hospital. I also have good paediatric experience having spent 2 years working in hospital paediatrics and neonatal medicine when i obtained diploma in child health. As a keen athlete I have experience of sports related injury and illness especially those related to endurance sports. My aim is to help patients understand their illness and provide holistic care to guide them on the road to recovery.
Dr Sian Coekin MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG Qualified at the Royal London Hospital 1985Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday
Dr Peter HughesMBBS, MRCGP Kings 1994Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday
Dr Marek K Jarzembowski LRCP MRCS FRCGP PGDip (ENT)Working Days: Monday/Tuesday/alt. Wednesdays/ alt. Fridays (subject to further change later this year)
Special Interests: ENT, Diabetes, general medicine - Outside Roles: Chair of Merton Local Medical Committee; Member of Board of Directors, Londonwide LMCs
Bio: I have served as a local GP since 1996 and other than a few years spent abroad, I have been a Merton resident for almost my whole life. After completing my GP training I gained my MRCGP before it became a mandatory requirement, and throughout my career I have strived to develop new interests and expertise. I have previously been a GP trainer teaching junior colleagues and still enjoy being involved in occasional teaching activities. Over the years I have gained extra qualifications in ENT and in Diabetes care and for the last decade or so have been involved in the work of the Local Medical Committee, supporting GP colleagues and practices across Merton and other parts of South West London. More recently I was awarded the FRCGP by the Royal College of General Practitioners. I speak fluent Polish and very good French, which has been useful for many of our patients who have English as a second language. I care deeply about the patients we have the privilege to serve and about General Practice as a profession.
Emma Horn (NP)Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday