|Dr. Kandiah Somasundara-Rajah (Male)
||M.B.B.S (Calcutta 1966),
F.R.C.S (E) 1970,
F.R.C.S (G) 1970,
G.M.C Full Registration 1967
Dr. Jegatheswary Somasundara-Rajah (Female)
M.B.B.S (Ceylon 1967),
G.M.C Full Registration 1971
The Practice Team
Adequate modern medical care is not provided by doctors alone. We, therefore, work as a team to provide a comprehensive service. The team is comprised of the doctors, practice nurse and health care assistant. In addition, our complement includes the following, who are all bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the doctors.
The practice manager, Syed Shah, is responsible for business related matters like compliance, Commissioning and policy affairs. He is also responsible for the day to day operations of the surgery.
The receptionists are your first point of contact with our practice. Their key responsibilities are to book appointments for you by prioritization and booking you into appropriate clinics and services. Our reception staff is here to help you and to support our doctors and nurses. The receptionists may need to ask you the nature of your problem in order that the doctors can prioritize their telephone callbacks and triage system. However, should you not wish to discuss any details with the receptionist, this is acceptable and they will respect your desire for privacy.
Our nurse is fully qualified to carry out a wide range of medical services including taking blood samples, removal of sutures, ear syringing and immunizations, family planning, sexual health clinic, and chronic disease registers. Appointments can be made directly with the nurse for these and other health promotion services offered within the practice. Requests for advice on common conditions can also be made directly to the nurse, who will then refer you to a doctor if needed.
Mrs. Maxine Samuda (RGN) is the Lead Nurse for Asthma and COPD clinics. She is trained to perform Spirometry which is a special breathing test to check your lung health
Mrs. Jenny Quddus-Hughes (RGN) is the Diabetes Lead Nurse and has been trained to provide Insulin Initiation for Type 2 Diabetes
Health Care Assistant
Qualified Phlebotomist to carry out Blood Tests, Blood pressure recording, ECG's, Spirometry, dressings, basic wound care management, Well Man/Woman checks, flu vaccinations, NHS health checks, and New patient checks
The midwife works with the practice to provide care for the mothers both before and after delivery plus care for babies in the first few weeks of life. Antenatal clinics are held by the midwife once a fortnight on Wednesday mornings.
For housebound patients, the district nurse will help with dressings, removal of sutures and injections. She will also help with advice and care of chronically sick and terminally ill patients.
Community Psychiatric Counsellor
A Community Psychiatric Counsellor is attached to the surgery for dedicated counseling and support.
These people help with a variety of social problems. Their team includes the home care organizer, social worker, and occupational therapist.