|Dr Elizabeth A CAMERON
||BSc Psy MBBS MRCGP DRCOG FPA
(Qualified 1984 - Westminster Medical School, University of London)
|Dr Clive ANGGIANSAH
||MBBS BSc MRCGP MRCP
(Qualified 2002 - St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London)
|Dr Mehal PATEL
||MB ChB MRCGP RCPCH DFSRH
|Dr Jacqueline LEE
||MBBS BSc MRCGP MRCP
|Dr Anna MORRIS
||MRCGP MBBS BSc (Qualified April 2004)
|Dr Louise SANTHANAM
||BSc MBBS DRCOG MRCGP (Qualified 2003)
|Dr Cressida TODD
ChB = Bachelor of Surgery
BSc Psy = Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
DFSRH = Diploma of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproduction Healthcare
DRCOG = Diploma of Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
FPA = Certificate of Family Planning
MB = Bachelor of Medicine
MRCGP = Member of Royal College of General Practitioners
MRCP = Member of Royal College of Physicians
MBBS = Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
RCPCH = Diploma in Child Health
The Lyndhurst Medical Centre is a training practice which means that we will have at least one GP Registrar working at the surgery most of the time. We are also involved in the training of Year 3 student doctors from Guy's and St Thomas'.
The Reception Staff
We employ six part-time Receptionists, who will try in every way to help you.
Our Receptionists are fully trained, and are trying to do a difficult and demanding job, often working under extreme pressure.
Please remember the Receptionists carry out their duties, as instructed by the Doctors, with the intention of making the Practice run safely and smoothly.
Therefore, if you seem to be asked one or two irritating questions or you have to be kept waiting, it is unintentional. Please try to help by giving the Receptionist the necessary information as she has to try to judge the urgency of the request.
The Nursing Team
We have two practice nurses in the surgery team, Ruth Morgan and Judith Arthur, and one nurse practitioner, Beverley Starbuck and a HCA, all of whom can be seen by appointment, morning and afternoon every weekday.
They are able to attend to dressings, syringe ears, remove stitches, check blood pressure and give injections.
They also run health screening clinics and can give advice on many health matters including cervical cytology tests.
Our nursing team's time is valuable. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE IF IT IS NO LONGER REQUIRED, so that it can be offered to another patient. You can have an appointment to see one of the nursing team without seeing a doctor, but they may need to consult a doctor about your problem, if your condition requires it.
BLOOD TESTS ARE CARRIED OUT AT ERITH HOSPITAL BETWEEN 9.00AM AND 12 NOON EACH DAY. URINE AND OTHER TEST SAMPLES MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE SURGERY BEFORE 2.00PM.
The District Nurses: Telephone 020 8320 3550 (Central Booking)
Patients who are confined to their homes, and who need nursing assistance and/or provision of disability aids, may initially arrange with their Doctor for a Community Nurse to call. The District Nurses call into the Surgery on a daily basis. However, when they are not on the premises, you may leave a message for them via Central Booking.
The Health Visitors: Telephone 0300 330 5777 (option 1)
The 0 - 19 Children’s Public Health Service in the London Borough of Bexley is run by Bromley Healthcare. The Health Visitors are qualified nurses with midwifery experience, who have taken further training to obtain the Health Visiting Certificate. They are happy to give advice on health care, particularly for expectant mothers, babies, young children, the elderly and the handicapped. The Health Visitors are notified of births and visit from the 11th day after the birth. They maintain contact thereafter by further home visits and the Child Health Clinics held at the Surgery. As advisors on child care and family problems, they work in the community with the family Doctors.
You may contact your Health Visitor by telephoning the above number.
All expectant mothers will be looked after by their Doctor and a Midwife. Antenatal clinics are held at the surgery every Friday morning when a midwife from Darent Valley Hospital is in attendance. A midwife from DVH also runs a booking clinic at the surgery every Friday morning.
The Practice Manager
Our Practice Manager, Rachael Apps, is responsible for the overall smooth running and backroom organisation of the practice and deals with everything that does not require medical expertise. She is generally available from 8.00am to 3.00pm, to discuss any suggestions which may help us to improve the service that we can offer to you, and to help with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health. Julia Weal, Business Manager, will be available to assist patients in the Practice Manager's absence.
Complaints about any aspect of the service provided at The Medical Centre should be forwarded to the practice manager in writing. All complaints received are dealt with according to the NHS complaints procedure.
Other Members Of Our Team
The Practice could not function properly without the assistance of our secretarial and clerical support team which consists of six part-time and one relief member of staff.
They are employed to carry out the many varied aspects of Practice administration that are essential to enable your GP to offer you a wider range of services.
ALL STAFF ARE BOUND BY THE SAME RULES OF CONFIDENTIALITY AS THE DOCTORS AND NURSES.