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South Street Surgery Bishops Stortford


South Street Surgery 

83 South Street
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 3AP 
Tel: 01279 465700
Fax for admin: 01279 778783

Practice Administration Manager: Gail Smith Direct Line : 01279 464765

The Trainers

Dr. Sarah Dixon (Trainer)

Dr Shamim Malik (Trainer)

Dr  Sarah Gralton (Trainer)

Dr. Milinda Tennekoon (Associate Trainer)

The Practice

The practice has been established since the beginning of the century and has always been large, innovative and forward thinking, having 5 partners in 1930.  We now have 9 partners, 4 salaried GPs and a large multidisciplinary team.  We have GPs with interests in clinical areas including orthopaedics, dermatology and ENT.  We have a large nursing team with nurse practitioners, minor illness nurses, chronic disease nurses, nurse prescribers and health care assistants.  We currently have a town centre surgery (South Street) and a surgery on the outskirts of town (Bishops Park) serving our population of 20,000 patients.

The practice has many years experience of training, some current partners have trained at the surgery as FY2 and Registrars.  All partners and staff are passionate about providing high quality teaching and training.  Dr Kwasi Appiah, Dr Sarah Gralton and Dr Sarah Dixon teach 3rd and 5th year students from Barts and the London and final year students from Imperial.  Dr Sarah Dixon is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer for Barts and the London School of Medicine.  The practice also provides training for FY2 doctors attached to the surgery for each 4 Month rotation.

We use EMIS web clinical system and docman for clinical letters.  The practice has an on-line appointment booking system and patients can also request prescriptions on-line.

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to look around or ask any questions.  Please contact Gail Smith, Practice Administration Manager on 01279 464765.

Elsenham Surgery, Bishops Stortford

Elsenham Surgery


Station Road, Elsenham, Bishops Stortford, CM22 6LA

Tel:  01279 814730,  Fax for admin: 01279 647342

Trainee Practice Manager:  Karen Greaves 01279 818006

Trainer:  Dr David Whooley



The Practice

We are a friendly rural practice situated in the centre of Elsenham village (18 miles from Harlow, 30 miles from Cambridge city and 5 miles from Bishops Stortford).  There is a train station 100 metres from the practice on the London to Cambridge train line.  We currently have 5,300 patients who are cared for by four GP Partners.  We have been established at this site since 1989 and recommenced GP training in August 2011 after a break of several years.  Dr David Whooley has been a trainer in urban practices in London and Cambridge and is very interested in consultation skills. Our current registrar finishes in February 2013 having successfully negotiated the nMRCGP.  We have 2 nurses and 1 health care assistant.  The practice provides a full range of primary care services and achieves almost maximum QOF points each year.  We have a dispensary, which dispenses to around 4,000 patients.  We have been actively involved in commissioning locally.  We use EMIS Web clinical computer system. 

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to look around or ask any questions.  Please contact Karen Greave on the number given above.

The Maples Health Centre, Broxbourne

The Maples Health Centre

Vancouver Road, Broxbourne, Herts, EN10 6FD

Telephone:  01992 450040


Practice Manager:  Claire Arno

Trainer:  Dr Syed Haque & Dr Suboshini Kugarasad


Jenner House, Old Harlow Health Centre

Old Harlow Health Centre

ImageJenner House, Garden Terrace Road, Harlow, Essex CM17 OAX
Phone: 01279 418136

A long established practice with four partners, one salaried GP and three practice nurses serving the old town of Harlow. There are about 9400 registered patients who live mainly in the old town and some in the surrounding villages. The practice has a flourishing patient participating group. The practice provides in- house minor surgery, phlebotomy and dietician services.

The Practice is the lead Practice for Harlow North Primary Care Network and Dr Aneja is the current Clinical Director. The PCN currently employs; 6 off Clinical Pharmacists, 2 off Social Prescribers and 1 off Care Co-Ordinator across the 5 member Practices.

This Practice has been a training practice for many years and all partners are keen educators. The partners enjoy the fresh ideas and enthusiasm that the registrars have brought to the practice. The practice has sufficient accommodation to allow the registrars to have their own spacious consulting room. It is expected that the Registrars attend the weekly Practice meetings to gain an insight into General Practice management.

CQC rating: Outstanding (January 2020)

Partners: Richard Anthony, Amik Aneja, Dr Huai Phen & Dr Claire Parkinson

Salaried GPs: Dmitri Jegorov  

Practice Manager: David Bell

The Trainers:

Dr Amik Aneje

Amik joined Jenner House in May 2009 and he became a trainer in 2010.

Medical interests: Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes.  Currently sitting on the Urgent Care Board of the Clinical Commissioning Group 'CCG' and Clinical Director for Harlow North PCN

Dr Huai Phen – associate Trainer

MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, MRCS, Diploma in Dermatology

Huai was trained at Jenner House and became a Partner 1st August 2017 and then involved in training 2019

Medical interests: Dermatology, Minor surgery.


Lister Medical Centre, Staple Tye, Harlow

Lister Medical Centre

ImageLister House Health Centre, Abercrombie Way, Harlow, Essex, CM18 6YJ
Phone: 01279 639791
Practice Manager: Karen Cakmak 
Practice website:

Lister Medical Centre provides medical care to approximately 18,000 people in the south of Harlow. It consists of ten doctors in partnership in addition to a number of other health care professionals working closely as a multi-disciplinary team. As we are a large partnership, trainees will benefit from the experience of a number of colleagues whose specialist interests include: teaching, cardiology, diabetes, mental health, minor surgery, practice finance, commissioning and prescribing in primary care. 
We have experience in the training of GP registrars, medical students and nursing colleagues. Currently we have two enthusiastic and experienced full time trainers in Dr Cyrus Fernandes and Dr Jeyaseelan Selvarajah

Dr Selvarajah: Jey qualified from Barts and The London Medical School in 2005. He joined the practice in January 2011 having completed his training at Lister Medical Centre. His main interest are medical education and is involved in teaching medical students from Barts and The London Medical school. He is also the joint lead in medicines management.

Dr Fernandes: Cyrus qualified from Barts and The Royal London in 2001. He joined the practice in 2006, having been a salaried doctor for a year in nearby Ongar. He is a full time partner. His main interests include GP education and Paediatrics. He is a GP Trainer and Primary Care tutor for Harlow and Epping. He is also the RCGP curriculum guardian for paediatrics. Since 2011 he has also been chair of the local Children’s and Maternity programme board.
Both trainers work closely together and with other members of the practice to maintain a very high standard of training at the Lister Medical Centre. We aim to fully support the trainees during their training and seek to ensure that the principles that we teach will be lifelong and valued throughout their careers.

…'Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means'…. ALBERT EINSTEIN

Nuffield House, The Stow, Harlow

Nuffield House

ImageThe Stow, Harlow, Essex CM2O 3AX
Phone: 0844 8151518
Fax: 0844 8151520
Practice website:

Nuffield House is a purpose-built Health Centre, which was opened by Lord Nuffield in 1955, and has since been redeveloped with new premises from September 2005. The Harlow Health Centre Trust, a local charity organisation, owns the building. The building has accommodation for the GP Practice, and the PCT. The PCT facilities include community staff (Health Visitors, School Nurse and District Nurses) and Speech and Language Therapy.

The building is on two floors:

  • Ground floor – waiting room which leads to the consultation rooms
  • First floor – PCT community staff, PCT Speech and Language Therapy and Nuffield House Practice Manager and Assistant Practice Manager Office, Administration offices, Library/Seminar room and Staff room.

Nuffield House has been a Training Practice since 1987 and trains GP Registrars and FY2 Doctors. The Registrars trained have a high success rate in the nMRCGP examination.

Associate Trainers

Practice Manager: Yvonne Pope

GP Trainers

Dr Sajive Bansal
MB, ChB, DRCOG, MRCGP Manchester Qualified 1989 
Joined the Practice in 1994. Pre-registration jobs at Blackburn Royal Informary and NorthManchester GeneralHospital. Joined the Dartford and Gravesham VTS from 1991-1994, following which spent one year as an SHO in community paediatrics. Now an approved Trainer.

Married to Anjila, a general practitioner in Chelmsford. Personal interests include playing tennis and squash.


The Hamilton Practice, Bush Fair, Harlow

The Hamilton Practice

ImageKeats House, Bush Fair, Harlow, CM18 6LY

Telephone:  01279 215415

Practice Manager:  George Shields





Dr Nazmul Mohsin

Dr Mohsin qualified from University College London Medical School (2002") has special interests in palliative medicine, cancer care, diabetes & medical education. Having worked in hospital medicine for 2 years after qualifying, he trained as a GP locally in the West Essex GP training scheme. He worked in Dunmow briefly & moved to The Hamilton Practice in September 2008. He is a GP tutor for Barts Medical School & GP Trainer. He recently joined the team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Post Graduate Centre as a Programme Director & works there on a Tuesday.




Dr Harminder Chahal

Dr Chahal joined the practice in May 2009 & is a full-time GP. He is medicines management lead at the practice. He has a special interest in ophthalmology & is also a GP trainer.

The Hamilton Practice: A Training, Teaching, and Learning Practice

We are a teaching/training practice for a wide range of health professionals and non-professionals. We strongly believe that by taking on the responsibility for teaching and training others, we further anchor ourselves in the lifelong commitment to provide the very best healthcare, which is evidence based and up to date.

During your relationship as a patient with our practice you are very likely to come across people of a wide range of Health Professions and students whom we are training. We can promise you that your rights as a patient will never be compromised, you will always have the right to refuse to be involved in teaching/training and we absolutely guarantee that nobody being trained will be put in any situation beyond their competence or without supervision.

We are ever grateful to patients for helping us train the next generation of health professionals and other colleagues whom will work alongside us in the National Health Service

We provide learning opportunities for the following:

a) Doctors becoming General Practitioners

We are approved and accredited by Health Education England to be a Training Practice for future General Practitioners. These are qualified doctors with medical degrees but who require training and experience in General Practice to be fully independent and qualified as General Practitioners. They are of varying seniority but are always closely supervised whilst training with us. Typically they stay with us from between 6 and 18 months. They have different titles according to their seniority but are typically known as GP Registrars.

b) Medical Students

We are an accredited teaching practice for undergraduate Medical Students from Barts and the London Medical School. These students are not qualified as doctors and are learning about medical conditions in the community as seen by GP Practices such as ours. They learn primarily by seeing patients, taking histories of patients' symptoms and occasionally conducting examinations.

c) Allied Health Professionals

We also train other health professionals at our practice of all levels of seniority but usually very experienced Nursing Colleagues whom are expanding their skills into areas such as prescribing or some other field of specialisation. Other colleagues may be trainee psychologists, health visitors or student midwives.

d) Work Experience

Every year we are pleased to offer a small number of placements for work experience students to work alongside our administrative staff. They also may sit in some consultations with clinicians as part of their experience, especially if they are hoping to pursue a career in the NHS. They are bound by the same level of confidentiality as any other staff member.


The Limes Medical Centre, Epping

The Limes Medical Centre


The Plain, Epping, Essex CM 16 6TL
Phone: 01992 573838
Fax: 01992 566503

The Limes Medical Centre began GP training in 1955, and since then has amassed considerable experience in the field of medical education. Dr Sidney Scott, a previous senior partner, founded the West Essex VTS Scheme. In the last decade training activities have widened to include both nurse practitioner development and medical student training attachments (linking with Queen Mary's College Westfield and The Royal London and Barts medical colleges). The Limes was a fundholding practice from 1995, and went to PMS in 2001. Following the changes to regional boundaries it is now affiliated to the Eastern Deanery

The team consists of:

Full Time Principals:
Dr Andrew Ashford (lead partner, GP trainer)
Dr Jane Riches (leads medical student teaching)
Dr Tareq Abouharb (Associate Director for Higher Professional Education, London Deanery)
Dr Sanjeev Rana

Part Time Principals:
Dr Susan Hanger (GP trainer)
Dr Katrina Duggins

In addition we have several salaried GPs who contribute to our in-house teaching. We have current capacity for two full time GP registrars. There is a substantial nursing team including two nurse practitioners and one in training, and an attached primary care MacMillan nurse. Our Managing Partner, Debbie Bhodanya, oversees finance and general administration.


In 1993 we moved from our old premises in Station Road to The Limes Medical Centre which was purpose-built under the cost rent scheme. In 2003 this was substantially extended to provide additional consulting rooms, a dedicated training room and an on-site pharmacy. In addition there are two branch surgeries in Theydon Bois and North Weald, linked to the main surgery by dedicated land lines.

In 2009 we were awarded the contract for administering the Nazeing Valley Health Centre - this is a small friendly nurse-led practice previously run as an APMS provider by West Essex PCT. Nazeing is keen to support training capacity by working with us to provide further variety of experience for our GPStRs.

Clinical Services

The practice provides a full range of primary care services, including antenatal clinics, child development clinics, nurse-run COPD and smoking cessation clinics, minor surgery clinics, and in addition runs secondary care colorectal and diabetes clinics.

Information Technology

The practice is fully computerised with a full local area network linked to both branch surgeries. The clinical system is EMISWEB, running paper-light with hospital letters scanned in. In addition we have Encompass (a computerised full messaging system) running over the network. All clinicians have full NHS Net and Internet access from their desktop, allowing rapid access to core databases (Athens password required). Practice clinical information and protocols are held on a central server allowing easy access from any terminal.

Please see our website for all our latest news and information


You are welcome to come and have a look round - feel free to contact the Managing Partner, Debbie Bodhanya by post or on 01992 566555.



Dr Andrew Ashford (GP Trainer)
Has been training for fifteen years. His particular training interests include consultation skills and assessment (he is a video assessor for summative assessment). He is currently Programme Director for the West Essex GPST Programme and has a  Masters Degree in Diabetes Care.

Dr Susan Hanger (GP Trainer) 

Dr Sanjeev Rana (GP Trainer)

Dr Tareq Abouharb (GP Trainer)

Dr Jane Riches (GP Trainer)

In addition we have Dr Jane Edmunds, Salaried GP, who contributes enthusiastically to in-house training.

Ongar Health Centre

Ongar Health Centre

ImageOngar War Memorial Medical centre, Fyfield Road, Ongar, CM5 0AL

Telephone:  01277 367200

Practice Manager:  

Trainers:  Dr Zia Yaqub, Dr David Rogers


We are currently a five doctor partnership, with four full time partners and one part time partner, in a semi-rural part dispensing, teaching and research practice with an increasing list size, and with an attached salaried GP and two GP Registrars.


The practice acquired training status in August 2006 and within the practice we are lucky to have a GP who is one of the two local GPST Programme Directors and two GPs who have undertaken Associate GP Trainer training.  At present we accommodate one GP Registrar and one Innovative GP Registrar training post.  To support the expansion of our GP training activities our premises have been adapted to enable the practice to take on an additional GP Registrar.

As well as training GPs the practice is involved in the Community Based Medical Education of medical students, working with Queen Mary's College in London to provide training for medical students from Barts and the Royal London Medical School. The medical students join us once a week on a Tuesday afternoon to gain a greater understanding of the role of medicine in Primary Care.

Loughton Health Centre

ImageLoughton Health Centre

The Drive

Loughton,  IG10 1HW

Tel: 0208 539 4229

Practice Manager: Janice Wheatley

Trainer:  Dr Ashfack Ahmed, Dr Zeeshan Bakht

Kings Medical Centre, Buckhurst Hill

ImageKings Medical Centre

23 Kings Avenue

Buckhurst Hill,  IG9 5LP

Tel: 0208 504 0122

Practice Manager:  Suzanne Channing


Trainers:  Dr Shawarna Lasker, Dr Iftikar Hussain

We have been a training GMS practice for nearly 20 years.  We are based in the centre of Buckhurst Hill, London, this is within the M25 motorway.  There are four partners, two who are trainers, we have up to three registrars at any time.  Each registrar has their own room which they keep for the duration of the training.  There are three nurses.  We all work as a team and often go out on social occasions together.  Our practice population is mainly city workers, families and the elderly.  Our half day is on a Wednesday and the surgery is closed in the afternoon.  There are no late evening clinics.  We have a few visits every day and these are equally shared out amongst the GPs.

Initially there is a two week induction period, where the registrars will get to sit in with all the clinical staff and go out with the community nurses.  The registrar will initially start seeing patients at 30 minute intervals and gradually work towards 10 minute appointments closer to their CSA exam.  Tutorials usually take place on a Monday afternoon and last for 3 hours and closer to the exams we run mock CSA cases.  We teach medical students from Barts and the London and Kings and the registrar takes an active role in teaching too.

Parsonage Surgery

Parsonage Surgery

Herts & Essex Hospital

Cavell Drive, Haymeads Lane Bishop's Stortford Hertfordshire CM23 5JH

Tel: 01279 827608 / 01279 827185 Fax: 01279 827513

Practice Manager: Michelle Ford


Dr. Pritpal Takhar (Trainer)


Dr Pritpal Takhar graduated from Bart’s & The Royal London in 2002 & began working in hospital based general medicine moving onto General Practice. She joined the team in October 2014 & has an interest in training students & GPs.

Dr. Jagjit Takhar (Associate Trainer)

MRCGP MBBS BSc (Hons) DRCOG DFFP LFHOM Post. Dip. Cardiology

Dr Jagjit Takhar qualified in 2002 from Bart’s & The Royal London Medical School. He joined the team in 2007 & has an interest in Cardiology, General Medicine & Minor Surgery.

About Parsonage Surgery

Parsonage Surgery is a small popular surgery with an increasing list growth. It is run by Dr Pritpal Takhar & Dr Jagjit Takhar. Our clinical team currently consists of a GP Registrar, Paramedic, Practice Nurse, HCA, as well as our excellent admin/reception team – all of whom are fundamental to our success as a surgery & will fully support our trainees.

Our team are happy, enthusiastic & take pride in maintaining good relationships with our patients, fellow staff members & with the wider multidisciplinary team / local community.

We are located within Herts & Essex Community Hospital in Bishops Stortford & have access to same day phlebotomy, x-ray, ultrasound & minor injuries services. Outpatient

appointments are regularly held at Herts & Essex Hospital & our team regularly liaise with Health Visitors, District Nurses, Physiotherapist / onsite multi-disciplinary teams.

Parsonage Surgery offers General Medical Services and enhanced services i.e Minor Surgery / Extended Hours as negotiated with our local CCG (clinical commissioning group): North and East Hertfordshire CCG. We are also research accredited and involved in many new exciting studies helping to improve treatment and disease.

We achieve high QOF scores & consistently score highly on patient satisfaction surveys; we also have an active & enthusiastic patient participation group & are part of a locality federation.

We benefit from excellent local transport links & onsite car parking (free car park permit provided).

Each Registrar has a modern fully equipped consulting room. Registrars attend our weekly clinical meetings to gain an insight into General Practice. Trainees will be supported & benefit from protected teaching time / supervision with two established GP partners. Further experience can be gained from the MDT & local Pharmacist (small pharmacy located onsite at Herts & Essex) as well as spending time with other onsite teams.

We would be delighted to answer any questions trainees have about Parsonage Surgery & the training we can provide, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Informal meetings are most welcome; please contact Dr Pritpal Takhar or Michelle Ford to arrange


The Market Square Surgery

The Market Square Surgery

Waltham Abbey Health Centre,

13 Sewardstone Road

Waltham Abbey EN9 1NP

Tel: 01992 707130


Practice Manager: Shonha Dhawan

Trainer: Deepa Dabas


Dr Deepa Dabas (f)

Dr Dabas became a GP in 2008 having previously worked at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, Ear Nose & Throat Surgery and Accident & Emergency. She is a GP trainer for the East of England Deanery and a GP Appraiser for NHS England. She represents Epping Forest GPs on the North Essex Local Medical Committee. She has worked for the local GP Federation Stellar Healthcare and the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.

When asked why she chose to become a GP, she replied, "for the opportunity it provides to manage a diverse range of clinical conditions and provide continuity of care to families".

Special Interests: Family Planning - qualified to fit and remove contraceptive coils and implants.

The Market Square GP surgery in Waltham Abbey provides high quality healthcare to patients in the West Essex area. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service. The practice is located in the Waltham Abbey Health Centre which is purpose built and is accessible to all patients as it meets current requirements for disabled/wheelchair users.

Church Street Surgery

Church Street Surgery

30a Church Street Bishop's Stortford Hertfordshire CM23 2LY

Tel: (01279) 657636 Fax: (01279) 505464

Dr Sara Thompson (Trainer)

BSc (Med Sci), MB ChB

Practice Manager: Debbie Ryan

Welcome to Church Street Partnership, one of five practices in the Stort Valley and Villages Locality within the East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

We are a single practice operating out of three locations in Bishop's Stortford:

Church Street Surgery in the town centre (CM23 2LY),


Thorley Health Centre in Thorley Park (CM23 4EG)


Haymeads Health Centre at the Herts and Essex Hospital (CM23 5JH)


Maynard Court Surgery

Maynard Court Surgery

17-18 Maynard Court

Waltham Abbey


Tel: 01992 761387

Dr Ian Perry (Trainer) M.B.B.S., M.R.C.G.P., BSc., D.C.H., D.R.C.O.G., A.I.C.S.M

Practice Manager: Debbie Ryan


Central Surgery

Central Surgery

Bell Street



CM21 9AQ

Tel: 01279 603180

Dr Subhashish Das (Associate Trainer) MBChB BSc MRCGO


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