Clinical Staff

Members of the team are:

GP Partners

Dr Rakulan Balendran (M)

BSc MBBS MRCS MRCGP 1996 University of London (GMC Number: 4327592)

Dr Victoria O’Brien (F)

MB ChB BSc MRCP MRCGP Bristol 2005 (GMC Number: 6120240)

Dr Annika Jiskoot (F) –

BM BS MRCGP 2009 The University of Brighton & Sussex (GMC Number 7049183)


GPs, Salaried GPs and GP Registrars

Dr Chatra Rajiv Samarasinghe (M)

University of London 1997 BSc MBBS DFFP MRCGP (GMC Number: 4372341)

Dr Nehul Patel MB BS 2006

University of London (GMC Number 6147663)




Advanced nurse & Clinical Pharmacist 

Mrs Maria Clinton-Copeland

Advanced Nurse Practioner (ANP)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner means a nurse with Level 7 MSc qualifications in clinical assessment, so they can safely work in a first contact role to manage patients who present with a range of symptoms not previously assessed by another appropriate Health Care Professional.

ANPs can:

  • prescribe any medicine for any condition within their competence (including some controlled medicines) provided they have completed an Independent Prescribing qualification
  • see patients with undiagnosed, undifferentiated medical conditions and make treatment decisions, including ordering necessary investigations
  • refer patients to secondary care, although this can vary depending on local arrangements and protocols
  • undertake appropriate home visits.

Sarah King

Clinical Pharmacists

Clinical pharmacists are increasingly working within our general practice teams. They are highly qualified experts in medicines and can help patients in a range of ways. This includes;

  • Carrying out structured medication reviews for patients with ongoing health problems or on multiple medications
  • improving patient safety, outcomes and value through a person-centred approach.
  • Work closely with the prescription team and with local pharmacies to help patients with all medicine-related queries.
  • Dealing with medication changes for patients recently discharged from hospital.


Courtney Hooper

Social Prescriber

Our health is affected by more than just our physical wellbeing – our emotional and social wellbeing also play a part. Social prescribers help to address the wider determinants of health by supporting patients to access community groups and voluntary organisations running a wide range of activities from benefits advice and housing help to bereavement support, walking groups, cooking classes and sports clubs. Social prescribers can support people who lack the confidence, knowledge or motivation to approach other agencies or get involved in community groups on their own.



Nursing Team

Sister Caroline Tate (F)

RGN (PI Number 82K1649E)

Sister Louise Beale (F)

RGN (PI Number: TBC)

Sister Heather Horan (F)

RGN (PI Number 79J0307E)

Sister Debbie Sinclair (F)

RGN (PI Number 75J3372E)


Health Care Assistant

Svetlana Minkova (F)