Meet The Team

Doctors & Clinicians

Dr Louise Payne (Senior Partner) – MB, CHB, MRCGP (Dundee 1991), PGCE

Dr Payne joined the practice in January 2000 and she works full-time. Her interests are respiratory medicine/asthma, diabetes and cardiology. She undertakes training of medical students and is now a GP trainer involved in training GP registrars. Dr Payne is also a MRCGP CSA Examiner.

Dr Aunali Sibtain (Partner) – MB, BS, MRCGP (2011)

Dr Sibtain joined the practice in August 2011. He became a partner in October 2012 and works full-time. His particular interests are diabetes and minor surgery. He also undertakes training of medical students and is now a GP trainer involved in training GP registrars. He speaks English and Hindi.

Dr Ruth Sommerville (Partner) – MB, CHC (Sheffield 1996), DCH

Dr Sommerville joined the practice in April 2002. Her particular interests are paediatrics, obstetrics, palliative and elderly care. She works part-time.

Dr Rahim Vellani (Partner) – MB/BS, B.Sc(Hons), MRCGP

Dr Vellani completed his GP training at Frimley Park Hospital and spent his registrar year at Princes Gardens. He formally joined the practice in August 2017. His interests include ophthalmology and ENT.

Dr Kayo Oshiga (Partner) – Dr. Med. Univ,  MRCGP, PGCME

Dr Oshiga joined the practice in 2023 and works full time.  He is a GP Trainer and an Appraiser. His interests are Urgent Care, Paediatrics, Musculoskeletal Problems, Care of the Elderly, Oncology & Palliative Care.

Dr Carys Sonnenberg – MbchB, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP, MRCGP, LoC IUT & SDI, BMS, CBT, BMS PPCM

Dr Sonnenberg joined the practice in November 2012. She works part-time. She leads on Women’s Health and Menopause, and she runs the Family Planning service at the practice. She is completing her advanced training with the British Menopause Society. She sits on the Education Committee for the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum and teaches women’s health on her personal social media.

Dr Dil Gurung – MBBS, MRCGP

Dr Gurung joined the Practice in January 2021. Her particular interest are Women and Children Health. She works part time and speaks English and Nepali.

Dr Olivia Tam – MBBS, Bsc, MRCGP

Dr Tam joined the Practice in 2021. She works part-time. She has an interest in well-being and mental health. She works part time.

Dr Azad Kisha – MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG

Dr Kisha joined the Practice in June 2022. Her particular interest is women’s health. She works part time and speaks English and Arabic.

General Practice Registrars

The General Practice Registrar is a fully qualified doctor, who has already spent at least 3 years in hospital practice before training in General Practice. Before becoming a full-time General Practitioner (Principal), the General Practice Registrar has to spend at least one year working in a training practice. On occasions it may be necessary to video consultations, but this will only be done with your consent. (The examination of patients is never recorded).

Mr Karl Goodall PGDip – Paramedic Practitioner

A Paramedic Practitioner is a qualified healthcare professional who has undergone training to be able assist the GP in triaging patients and providing home visits, examining, assessing and diagnosing patients and providing clinical care and management as required.

Miss Basanti Thapa – Physician’s Associate

Physician associates are trained health professionals who provide crucial support to doctors and have regular direct contact with patients. Physician associates work under the direct supervision of a doctor and carry out many similar tasks, including the examination, diagnosis, management and care of patients. She speaks English and Nepali.

Mr Hussain Abdul-Niby & Mr Karandeep Briah – Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical Pharmacists are trained healthcare professionals who provide a wide range of services including: medicine reviews to check you are taking your medicines correctly; long term condition management; support for staying well; medication reviews, and much more.

Mr Mohsin Ikhlaq & Dawn Wilkinson  – Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technicians work under the supervision of a pharmacist and are registered healthcare professionals. They can take medication histories from patients, review medicines, providing advice to patients about how to make the most of their medicines and giving advice on different treatment options. Megan can answer any queries you have regarding repeat medication.

Jhosna Kachare, Nimra Ijaz, Russell Burwood, Ben Coffey  – MSK Physiotherapy Assessment Specialist

Sam is highly trained to an expert level in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal/orthopaedic problems. He is able to offer a rapid assessment service for both new and long standing muscular, joint and back pain; for example, low back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and ankle pain. He is able to advise on appropriate rehabilitation/exercise programmes, refer for physiotherapy treatment, x-rays and scans.

Nursing Team

Practice Nurses

  • Leigh-Anne David
  • Kerry Hopkins

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. Practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailments clinics, stop smoking clinics, NHS Health Checks clinics, Cervical Screening clinics and many more.

  • Valmai Crockford & Catherine Hunter – Healthcare Assistant

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses in the practice and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (taking blood), blood pressure measurement, ECGs (Echo Cardiograms) and Spirometry to name a few.

  • Karan Pun – GP Assistant

GP Assistant provides a support role, carrying out administrative tasks, combined in some areas with basic clinical duties.

Practice Team

Practice Business Manager

  • Mrs Enriquez BSc DPM MIGPM


  • Mrs Connelly – Operations Manager
  • Mrs Oakes – Reception Manager

Care Navigation Team

Care navigators are members of your GPs support staff who have been trained to help you get the right help from the right place. They will work with you to ensure that you are signposted to the right support at the right time.

They can direct you to the best member of the practice healthcare team to deal with medical issues and help connect you with the most appropriate service for any other support you might need such as employment and financial advice.

The Administration Team

The Administration and Secretarial team provide a wide range of support services including patient registrations, referrals to hospitals and community services, health screening invitations, reports for outside agencies and generally assisting the Practice Business Manager with the running of the Practice.

The Reception Team

Our Reception Team provide the important first contact for our patients with any general enquiries. They can assist with appointments, standard test results and information on services.

When speaking to our Receptionists you will be asked for information about your condition, so they can effectively navigate you to the correct place – this could be a same day appointment, a pre-booked appointment, a telephone appointment or a pharmacy/other health care provider.


The Primary Care Network Team

Social Prescribers

Connecting people to activities, groups and support that improve health and wellbeing

Mental Health Support Worker

Our support worker will be able to direct you to counselling and self help services, organise your starting medication if needed, and arrange onwards referral to the mental health community team.