Meet The Team

Doctors & Clinicians

Dr Julia Pallant (Senior Partner) – MB, CHB (Birmingham 1981) MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG

Dr Pallant joined the practice in 1988. Her interests are child development and immunisation, ante-natal and post-natal care, family planning and menopause clinics. She works part-time.

Dr Louise Payne (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 speaks English and Hindi.

Dr Catharine M Humphrys – MA, MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP, MSc, Syst Psych.

Dr Humphrys joined the practice in January 2015. Her interests include Women’s Health, and Child and Family Mental Health (she worked as a Family Therapist for 10 years). Dr Humphrys is also a GP Trainer and MRCGP Examiner. She works part time.

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

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

Dr Carys Sonnenberg – MbchB, DCH, DRCOG, DFFP

Dr Sonnenberg joined the practice in November 2012. She works part-time. Her particular interests are diabetes and Family Planning.

Dr Rahim Vellani – 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 ophthamology and ENT.

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).

Connor Brown BSc – 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.

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.

Olayiwola Ajelabi – Prescribing Nurse Practitioner

Ola 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.

Gita Wakelam – 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.

Dr Hessam Soutakbar – 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 – 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.

  • Catherine Hunter – Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists support practice nurses in the practice and carry out blood tests.

Practice Team

Practice Business Manager

  • Louisa Enriquez BSc DPM

Managers

  • Amanda Connelly – PA & Lead Administrator
  • Mandy Oakes – Reception Manager

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.