Training Practices

South Street Surgery Bishops Stortford


South Street Surgery 

83 South Street
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 3AP 
Tel: 08444 778550  
Fax for admin: 01279 778783

Practice Administration Manager:  Rebecca Pittuck Tel: 08444 772474

The Trainers

Dr. Mark Jenns (Trainer and GP appraiser)
Dr. Sarah Dixon (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.  Dr Mark Jenns is an experienced GP appraiser and also has an interest in research.  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 Rebecca Pittuck, Practice Administration Manager on 08444 778550.

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:  Catharine Church

Trainer:  Dr Syed Haque

Jenner House, Old Harlow Health Centre

Old Harlow Health Centre

ImageJenner House, Garden Terrace Road, Harlow, Essex CM17 OAX
Phone: 01279 418136
Fax: 01279 429650 

A long established practice with four partners, one salaried GP and three practice nurses serving the old town of Harlow. There are about 8300 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, physiotherapy, phlebotomy and dietician services.

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.

Partners: Richard Anthony, Krish Radhakrishnan, Carolyn Smalley & Amik Aneje

Salaried GPs: Frances Gilchrist 

Practice Manager: David Bell


The Trainers:

Dr Richard Y Anthony
MBBS (1983), MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, FP Cert. Trainer since 1999. 
Medical interests: In-house minor surgery, palliative care, paediatrics and chest medicine

Personal interests: Dinghy sailing and youth rugby coach.

Dr Krish T Radhakrishnan
Krish joined the Jenner House Surgery in 2002.
Medical interests: Chronic Disease Management, Minor Surgery, ENT. One of the authors of the Multimedia Course in Minor Surgery, which is an approved educational material for The Royal College of Surgeons of England STEP course. He is also an Associate Director at the Eastern Deanery.

Non-Medical interests: Architecture, Motoring, Eastern Classical music.

Dr Carolyn Smalley
MB, BS, FRCGP, PGMed Ed Cert 
Carolyn joined Jenner House in 2003. 
Carolyn completed her vocational training in Plymouth. She has been a GP in Harlow since 1987 and became a Trainer in 2005. She has always worked in a training practice and enjoys having doctors in training within the workplace. She is also Chair of Essex Faculty of the RCGP.  She has an interest in women's health issues but is basically a generalist and has no intention of specialising in any one subject. She finds patients endlessly fascinating (most of the time).

To relax she enjoys golf, reading and numerous other activities — she considers work/life balance important.

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 Planned Care Board of the Clinical Commissioning Group 'CCG'

Dr Frances Gilchrist


Frances joined Jenner House as a salaried GP after completing her GP training at the Practice and has applied to become a GP trainer.

Lister Medical Centre, Staple Tye, Harlow

Lister Medical Centre

ImageLister House, Staple Tye, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7LU
Phone: 08445 769010
Practice Manager: Tracy May 
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 KateTully and Dr Cyrus Fernandes.

Dr Tully is a vastly experienced GP who has worked in the local area since 1990. She has worked in the capacity of GP tutor in West Essex for a number of years, and her clinical interests include palliative care. She has also has many years of experience as an appraiser.

Dr Fernandes qualified from Barts & the Royal London in 2001. He completed his GPVTS in Harlow in 2005. His clinical interests include paediatrics, and he has a keen interest in education and training.

From November 2005 to August 2008, he was appointed honorary clinical lecturer at Barts and the Royal London Medical School where he developed a special study module (SSM) in learning and teaching.  During this time he also completed his certificate in learning and teaching (CILT).

In 2008 he was appointed by the RCGP to be the curriculum guardian for paediatrics, and has overseen the changes to the general practice curriculum in paediatrics and child health since his appointment.  He is also currently GP Tutor for West Essex. 

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: Dr Deboshree Basu

Practice Manager: Mrs. Elaine Murr

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.

Dr.Chirag Parikh
MBChB, FRCGP, DCH, DFSRH, DGM, DPD (Glasgow) Qualified 1989
Joined the Practice in 2004 as a full-time partner. Half-time partner from 1st February 2013.
Dartford and Gravesham VTS Scheme 1991-1994. GP Trainer. GP Appraiser. 
Married with two children.

Non-medical interests: football, cricket and playing tabla.

Dr Deboshree Basu-Choudhuri
BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), DCH, DFFP, MRCGP (distinction) Qualified 2003
Joined the Practice in 2007 as a half-time partner. Completed the Harlow VTS (2004-2007). Married to Cyrus, who is also a local GP. Medical interests: currently involved in the training of junior doctors within General Practice.

Non-medical interests: keeping fit, reading and travelling.

The Hamilton Practice, Bush Fair, Harlow

The Hamilton Practice

ImageKeats House, Bush Fair, Harlow, CM18 6LY

Telephone:  08444 773558

Practice Manager:  George Shields

Trainer:  Dr Nazmul Mohsin, Dr Harminder Chahal

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

ImageBansons Lane, Ongar, CM5 9AR

Telephone:  08704 140144

Practice Manager:  Nicola Whitehead

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.