Cricket Green Medical Practice

75-79 Miles Road, Mitcham

Merton

Clinical Commissioning Group

Practice Staff

GPs
Dr Nav Chana

Dr Nav Chana

MA Ed, MBBS, FRCGP
Charing Cross, London 1986
Special interests: Musculo-Skeletal.

Dr Andrew Otley

Dr Andrew Otley

BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCGP
Charing Cross & Westminister Medical School University of London 1993
GP Trainer and Merton CCG Clinical Director for Mental Health.

Dr Simon Gilbert

Dr Simon Gilbert

MBBS, BSc(Hons), MRCGP

University College London Medical School 2003.

Interests include: musculoskeletal medicine and joint injections; minor surgery.

Dr Stephen O'Hanlon

Dr Stephen O’Hanlon

MA (Oxon) MBBChir (Cantab) MRCS DOHNS MSc MRCGP
Special interests: Ear, Nose & Throat Medicine, Elderly Care Medicine – provides a weekly ward round at local Nursing Home

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Dr Joanna Thorne

BSc joint hons, MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH
Dr Thorne’s interests include: global health, teaching, women’s health. She also works for Merton Clinical Commissioning Group to improve healthcare for patients in Merton.

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Dr Katherine Paterson

MB ChB, MRCGP, DFSRH, BSc(hons), MRCP, PGCert HBE
University of Glasgow 1998
Katherine is a GP Trainer and a senior lecturer in Physician Associate studies at St George’s University. She has further qualifications and experience in women’s health.

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Dr Natalia Shiryaeva

St. Petersburg State Medical Academy, Russia 1998

Natalia has been a doctor since 1998 and completed her UK GP training in 2011. Her interests include family planning and minor surgery.

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Dr Kanthimathy Rajasingam


Dr Lucy McDonnell

BMedSci, BMBS (Nottingham 2004) MRCGP, MSc Primary Care (King’s College London)

Lucy has been a GP since 2010. Her clinical interests include respiratory medicine, fertility and antenatal care. She is also a research fellow at the department of Primary care and Public Health Medicine at King’s College London.

Registrars

We are a training practice and one or two general practice registrars are based at the practice. The registrar is an experienced doctor intending on specialising in general practice. He or she will be working closely with the team and will ask for advice from their colleagues if needed.

Locum Doctors

From time to time we employ locum doctors to cover for periods of partner absence. These doctors all have passed the MRCGP exam and we try to use the same doctors. We encourage you to see these doctors and not to wait for the return of your own doctor.

Nursing Team

Practice Nurses

Our practice nurses are available every day, by appointment. You can ask the receptionist for an appointment to see the nurse without seeing the doctor first, but the nurse may need to consult a doctor about your problem if your condition requires it. Our nurses are qualified to deal with minor injuries, dressings, ear syringing, leg ulcers, sprains, BP checks, cuts, vaccinations (and advice), childrens’ immunisations (we provide a full immunisation service for babies and children), cervical smears, etc. They run Well man and Well Women clinics and help look after patients with long term illnesses, including asthma, heart disease and diabetes. They can organise tests for diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and many other conditions and can offer advice on diet, healthy living, alcohol, smoking, minor illnesses and family planning.

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Catherine Spence, Practice Nurse

Bernadette Murphy, Practice Nurse

Palina Marhel, Practice Nurse


Lisa Eve

Lisa Eve, Clinical Services and Nurse Practitioner

RN MSc Independent & Supplementary Nurse Prescriber Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse
Gloucestershire Royal School of Nursing 1978
Special interests:Long term conditions including Asthma, Cardio Vascular Disease, COPD, Diabetes, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities.
Lisa retired from a long career of full time NHS work in 2017. She is currently working in a part time capacity to ensure we have a smooth transition as we continue to evolve our workforce and develop innovative ways of working.

Health Care Assistant

Karen Hitchman

Karen Hitchman

Special interests: New Patient Checks, Spiromitory, ECGs, NHS Health Checks and Blood Pressure Monitoring.

Community Nurses

Community nurses attached to the practice visit patients who are confined to their homes and need nursing assistance. This may be arranged with the doctor. The hospital will normally arrange for a community nurse to call on these patients discharged early who still require nursing treatment at home.

Health Visitors

The health visitors can give advice on healthcare, particularly for expectant mothers, small children, the elderly and the handicapped. If you have a problem affecting your health she can put you in touch with sources of help. The health visitor may be contacted at the surgery on Tuesday afternoons, and at the Wilson Clinic at other times by phoning 020 8687 4722.

Physician Associate

Physician Associate

Physician Associates (PAs, previously known as Physician Assistants) are clinicians who follow a postgraduate training course. The first course was set up at St George’s hospital several years ago. Dr Chana was involved in setting up the course and Dr Paterson is a course director involved in teaching the PAs.

Physician Associates can take histories, examine, request investigations, make diagnoses and recommend treatment. They work under supervision of GPs if they need a second opinion. We are currently looking to recruit a new PA.

We also train PA students in the practice.

Administrative Staff

Practice Manager

Gill Frost

Gillian Frost

Provides overall general management of the whole practice. Gillian is responsible for the day to day running of the practice as well as working with the GPs and very able staff on the long term plans for the organisation whilst considering what is best to meet our patients’ needs.

Medical Secretary

Lynne Carter

Types and deals with all referrals and is also Choose & Book Co-ordinator for the Practice. Also is the administrator for One Stop Gynaecology clinic and Urology clinic.

Administrative Assistants

Lynn Ellwood

Lisa O’Grady

Alison McKenzie

Samika Hart-Wright

The Administrative team work for all the doctors in different aspects, typing letters to patients, dealing with hospitals for appointments and results, incoming and outgoing post, including medical and insurance reports, community professionals, maintain up to date database information, faxing, copying and general office duties.

Reception Supervisors

Pauline Costello

Emma Vaughan

Receptionists

Alison Pearson

Lisa Mewse

Michelle Bogle

Channelle Child

The receptionists are here to help you and to ensure they can assist you as efficiently as possible. They may need to ask for further details or check information in your medical records when you telephone the surgery. They are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses. Please appreciate that receptionists are not qualified to discuss your clinical care but they will do their best to point you in the right direction.